7 Things to do on Holiday When there is no Internet

things to do on a digital detox family holoday when no internet wifi 4g

7 Things to do on Holiday When there is Zero Internet

A couple of weeks ago we embarked on a mini digital detox family holiday. We ventured into Exmoor, Devon and stayed at West Withy Farm Cottages. There is limited WiFi and no 4G connectivity at the cottages. For most people this is a problem. Today on the blog we share with you what we got up to at the farm with zero internet. And trust me, there’s loads to do if you put your mind to it.

If you’re stuck for ideas though, take a little look here for inspiration.

Quality Family Time

I know it sounds silly but get of the mobile and actually spend some decent time with the family. Do you find you’re only half listening to something the other half says now and again? I am guilty of this.

If you’re planning to ditch the tech then make the most of time together.

bird watching at west withy farm in exmoor

Bird Watching

At West Withy Farm we got to do a bit of bird watching. This is a luxury for us because we don’t often get many birds visit the garden. With four cats at home, it can be tricky.

Star Gazing

I don’t know about you but when I was a kid, I’d spend hours sat in the garden at night with my dad, looking at the night sky. He’d always say how the universe was never ending and I’d reply with, but just build a wall!

Rather than faff on your phone or iPad, take the opportunity to check out the stars on a clear evening. Even if you don’t have a telescope, just sitting back, looking up and marveling at how amazing it all looks is surely better than Faceache!

star gazing charts for exmoor


No internet and a rainy holiday? No worries – games it is! West Withy Farm supplies a lot of board and card games, but it’s worth packing a few the kids love too. Games, puzzles, colouring and cards are all fun activities that don’t need WiFi!

Nature Scavenger Hunts

You literally need nothing posh to do your very own nature scavenger hunt. Write or draw (getting technical I know!) a few things which the kids will have fun finding. And away they go!


If you’re fortunate enough to have a quiet weekend without WiFi and the kids then lucky you! I could easily go without the internet as long as I have a good book to read. Take a nose here and here for my recent reads and recommendations.

west withy farm cottages in Exmoor Devon perfect for digital detox family holiday log fire


Hmm so I added talking in but to be honest, silence is much more appealing. The thought of sitting, in peace and quiet, listening to the sound of nature, sounds just wonderful!

Have you been on holiday where there was limited WiFi and 4G connection? What did you to do keep yourselves and littles amused? Did you find it a struggle or were you at one with nature?

Be sure to share with me your ideas for a tech-free break and if you are online, come join us over on all the usual social places – Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter!

things to do on a digital detox family holoday when no internet wifi 4g




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