Sidmouth is a charming seaside town located alongside the iconic Jurassic Coast. Despite its small size there is plenty to see and do. Take the children to the beach or spend some time visiting the independent shops and restaurants. It's definitely worth a visit while staying at Newlands Holidays Park.
Things to do
Sidmouth Town Beach
When visiting Sidmouth, you can’t miss out on exploring the delightful shingle beach, which is flanked by eye-catching red cliffs. It's the perfect place for spending a couple of hours relaxing and basking in the sun. You might also want to pack a picnic and head there on a sunny day to enjoy the sound of the waves and spend quality time with your friends and family.
Manor Pavilion Theatre
Manor Pavilion Theatre is a small, lovely venue offering a wide variety of shows to enjoy during your visit. You might catch an impromptu comedy or a chilling psychological thriller!
Sidmouth Museum boasts an impressive collection of local artefacts dating back to prehistoric times. Visitors can explore the geology of Sidmouth, learn about the old fishing trade, and much more. Younger guests can take an enjoyable quiz that will keep them engaged.
Visit the public park in Connaught Gardens for a peaceful retreat with calming landscapes. Take a leisurely stroll across the park and unwind while admiring the beauty around you. Don't forget to visit the Cactus House, where you can explore a wide range of cacti. Also, consider walking to the viewing terrace for some stunning views.
The gardens play host to numerous events throghout the year, including the “Summer Season of Concerts” and relaxing Yoga sessions to help you rejuvenate during your break.
Norman Lockyer Observatory
The Norman Lockyer Observatory is a captivating hub for science enthusiasts, where you can explore exciting topics such as amateur astrology and meteorology. Run by volunteers, the observatory offers the chance to explore intriguing scientific exhibits and take part in unique experiences. You can also attend their informative Astronomy courses for an exciting day out.
The observatory hosts weekly public open evenings.