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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

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Bring everyone together for a family occasion. Enjoy a Devon holiday, family party, wedding or New Year with family and friends. Discover the South Devon coast and countryside, with walks from the door across fields, through

the Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve or down to the beach. Wildlife fold-out guides, walks and trails and free activities are available for you to share experiences and learn more. A short walk from the Centre, the coastal village of Slapton has a village shop, two pubs and a parish church.

Available weekends (Friday-Sunday), mid week (Monday-Friday) or all week. Check availability or phone 01548 580466 for current availability.


New Year's Group Accommodation

If you're searching for a place to celebrate the New Year with your family, then the self catering New Year's group accommodation at the Start Bay centre could be the perfect answer. On the South Devon Coast, Start Bay is surrounded by beaches, forests and fields, an ideal place to ring in the New Year with your family and friends.

The centre also boasts a range of indoor and outdoor activities to keep you entertained during your stay. Walk along the 4 km long beach at Slapton Sands, follow the nature trail around the largest freshwater lake in the South west, or visit the Lighthouse at Start Point and watch the seals. There are plenty of cafes and facilities at nearby Torcross, Dartmouth, Kingsbridge and Totnes. Indoor entertainment at Start Bay includes games to borrow, a TV, there is Wireless Internet access throughout with laptops and iPads available to borrow. This all helps to make Start Bay a great place to ring in the New Year whatever the weather. Further sights, walks and outdoor activities can be planned by using our Location page.

Start Bay has 6 bedrooms available, accommodating between 6 and 12 people, these bedrooms and other rooms can be seen on our Find out more about the centre page.

To enquire about the New Year's group accommodation at Start Bay for the full break, please contact the centre. Additional nights are available on requests.

We are also currently operating this system at several of our other centres: