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Family Days Out in Devon
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Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park
Combe Martin
Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park The land that time forgot. A sub tropical paradise with exotic birds and animals and the most realistic Dinosaurs on the Planet! Daily Sea lion Shows, Falconry Displays, Lemur and Meerkat Encounters, and magnificent Lions. We have a brand new Petsaurus Corner, and lots of animal handling and talks throughout...
Woodlands Leisure Park
Woodlands Leisure Park is an all weather attraction, theres something for everyone nestled in 90 acres with various adventure play zones, perfect for entertaining children of all ages! Let off steam in massive Fun Factories, indoor rides, 2 Master Blaster Arenas and Soft Play Centres.
Crealy Great Adventure Park
Crealy Great Adventure Park Voted Devon's best family attraction, don't miss the fun and excitement of Devon's Great Adventure Park! Fly through the air, splash through flowing water, explore mystical woodlands and meet the cutest creatures. Complete with rides, masses of indoor play, the regions friendliest animals and...
Milky Way Adventure Park
Milky Way Adventure Park With the Cosmic Typhoon rollercoaster, Droid Destroyer dodgems, fantastic live shows and an innovative new play space for 0 to 6 year olds there really is something for everyone! All rides, shows and indoor play are included in the price.
Exmouth Fun Park
Exmouth Fun Park Whether you're the sort to want to bounce your body around in the Bodyzorb Arena, the type to socialise with SpongeBob, or the type to quietly ride the Exmouth Express, you've got a great range of options on a pay and play token system. Easy!
Paignton Zoo
Paignton Zoo With more animals than anyone else in the South West, you're in for a really wild time - A great day out for the kids and all the family. Looking for an exciting day out in Devon? Come in and get close to over two thousand Come in and get close to over 2000 creatures at one of the South West's most...
National Marine Aquarium
National Marine Aquarium The visual spectacular of the Atlantic Ocean tank is a wow with kids: they're sure to get a unique and inspiring take on of what makes fish such fascinating animals from the menacing Sand Tiger and Nurse Sharks to the graceful Eagle Rays to the mighty Tarpon and Barracuda.
Exmoor Zoo
Exmoor Zoo There is only one place you are guaranteed to see the elusive Exmoor Beast and that is in the grounds of Exmoor Zoo. It is a rather large pair of black leopards that are likely to spot you before you see them! Exmoor Zoo is an award winning zoo set in a delightful location and homes over 175 different and...
Buckfast Butterflies and Otter Sanctuary
Buckfast Butterflies and Otter Sanctuary A tropical landscaped garden filled with exotic butterflies, beautiful birds, fish and terrapins, plus several species of otter. Make sure the bigger kids take a camera!
North Devon Falconry
Newton Tracey
North Devon Falconry Enjoy a day hunting with their trained Harris' hawks in some of the UK's most beautiful countryside. You will receive a brief lesson in handling this magnificent bird of prey and will enjoy the reassurance of being under the watchfull eye of one of the expert falconers at all times.
Dartmoor Zoological Park
Dartmoor Zoological Park There are over 200 animals at Dartmoor Zoological Park: from tiny stick insects to Ben our Brown Bear or Josie our Lion, all set in over 30 acres of beautiful parkland. Discover something different, learn something amazing and help us make tomorrow's world rich in animal life.
Ilfracombe Aquarium
Ilfracombe Aquarium Family friendly aquarium that will lead you on a journey from the river to the sea, and everywhere in between. Loads of creatures to see, free activities for the kids, feeding demonstrations and more!
The Donkey Sanctuary
The Donkey Sanctuary We are a registered charity working around the world protecting donkeys and promoting their welfare worldwide. Visitors can spend as much time as they wish meeting the donkeys and enjoying beautiful coastal and countryside walks. We have a maze, nature centre and donkeys to...
Axe Valley Wildlife Park
Axe Valley Wildlife Park is a quaint, quirky wildlife park in the heart of Devon. Animals such as Meerkats, Zebra, Lemurs can be seen here. A personal, friendly place with a laid back atmosphere. Outdoor play areas and coffee shop facility.
Prickly Ball Farm
Newton Abbot
Prickly Ball Farm Hedgehog hospital and farm with lots of animals to meet plus daily activities, talks and hands-on fun.
Living Coasts
Living Coasts Coastal Zoo and Aquarium where you can mingle with penguins, see otters, octopus and seal plus there are underwater viewing areas and a cafe.
Shaldon Zoo
Shaldon Zoo A compact yet hugely diverse conservation park, offering observation of rare and endangered species of primate, small mammal, bird and reptile. Loads of information if you want to take it educational, plus keeper talks and bonus experiences.
Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre
Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre Small, private, family run centre providing seasonal flying displays. Courses and Experience Days offered year round weather permitting, including handling and hawk or owl walks. By appointment only.
Yaraks Bird of Prey
Yaraks Bird of Prey Standalone unique and specialist Bird of Prey Centre offering flying displays, handling plus flying experiences with eagles, owls hawks and falcons. Run by professional falconers who class their charges as family.
Alpaca Trekking with Bearhouse Alpacas
Alpaca Trekking with Bearhouse Alpacas is an alpaca farm situated in the Roncombe Valley, an area of Oustanding Natural Beauty, just outside Sidbury, East Devon. We have approximately 70 alpacas on 40 acres of land and offer alpaca trekking around the bridleways surrounding our farm.
The Big Sheep
The Big Sheep Highlights include: Sheep Racing, Lamb Bottle Feeding, Indoor Animal Barn, Twister Ride, Tractor Farm Safari, Train & Piggy Rides, Ewetopia Indoor Playground, Battlefield Live, Mountain Boarding, Splash Zone and much more! Voted Devon's Attraction of the Year 2013/2014 by Visit Devon!
Pennywell Farm
Pennywell Farm Treat your family to the very best with a full day of hands on animal action at Pennywell Farm near Buckfastleigh. With animal activities, shows and rides galore all included in the admission price, you won't waste a single minute. Home of the world famous Pennywell Miniature Pigs.
Miniature Pony Centre
Miniature Pony Centre a unique friendly atmosphere with a whole host of activities, with lots to see and do, including the miniature ponies and their foals.
World of Country Life
World of Country Life is a farm park with petting zoo, indoor play areas, daily ferret racing and animal shows, bird of prey display, farming museum, vintage car and motorcycle collection. Hand feed the animals from the deer train and eat home cooked food in the themed restaurant.
Totnes Rare Breeds Farm
Totnes Rare Breeds Farm More than just a petting farm, this is a non-profit-making organisation, which relies on the work of volunteers and the great support of its customers. It aims to preserve endangered species of farm animals and the diversity of British wildlife. It is also a fantastic day out!
Occombe Farm
Occombe Farm Working organic farm offering childrens activities, nature and themed trails, a playground and animals to meet as well.
Morwellham Quay and Tamar Valley Trust
Morwellham Quay and Tamar Valley Trust Award winning, living history museum and visitor centre. Explore a historic village, ride on the railway, and go deep underground in the Copper Mine! Set in the heart of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape near the river Tamar.
Barnstaple Heritage Centre
Barnstaple Heritage Centre Discover Barnstaple's history from the Anglo Saxon era to present day, with this brilliant hands on, interactive experience that will entertain all the family. Kid will love the games, quizzes, brass rubbing, trails and dressing up opportunities! Open all year.
Merchant's House Museum
Merchant's House Museum From Elizabethan privateers to 4 mini museums in one, the Merchant's House has an interesting history. A fascinating walk through to add to a day trip.
Axminster Museum
Axminster Museum Discover the history of Axminster in this free to visit museum that was once the local police station and courthouse! Various collections ranging from agricultural tools to carpets, old photographs to archeology and more! Open between May and September.
Bill Douglas Centre (History of Cinema)
Bill Douglas Centre (History of Cinema) Discover how optical entertainment has developed through the years at this great museum that is open daily and free to vist. There is plenty to see, from shadow puppets to magic lanterns!
Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre
Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre 45,000 sq ft undercover attraction packed full of fun exhibits, vintage engineering and stunning artwork displays with working rides to enjoy that will bring back your parents' childhood!
Tiverton Museum
Tiverton Museum Discover the fascinating history of Mid Devon from the late 19th century onwards at this great little museum that is packed with interesting items. Lively programme of exhibits, events and fun family activities. Accompanied kids under 16 visit free!
Brixham Heritage Museum
Brixham Heritage Museum Great local museum telling the complete history of this small fishing town. Family friendly, with loads of different displays and exhibits, plus dressing up, activity areas, plus quizzes and competitions. Free entry for kids under 6 years of age.
Dartmoor Prison Museum
Dartmoor Prison Museum Discover the history of one of the most notorious prisons in the world, and learn about ‘life inside’. Plenty to see, from bone carvings to escape items, makeshift weapons to manacles, and more! Exciting!
Museum of Dartmoor Life
Museum of Dartmoor Life Explore the history of Dartmoor throughout the ages, from the Bronze age to present day. Over 3 floors of exhibits and interactive displays. Discovery zones and dressing up for younger visitors.
Cobbaton Combat Collection
Cobbaton Combat Collection Military museum containing the larges collection in the South West. Over 60 combat vehicles, plus thousands of other items, including deactivated weapons, uniforms, ration books, gas masks, and more! Free entry for children under 5 years old.
Fairlynch Museum
Budleigh Salterton
Fairlynch Museum Small quirky thatched museum detailing local social, maritime and prehistoric history, including smugglers' cellar!
Exmouth Museum
Exmouth Museum Discover the rich history of Exmouth in this great local museum that offers free entry to kids and students! Visit a Victorian kitchen, learn about local war heroes, and see loads of interesting items, including antique lace, photographs, and memorabilia.
Dartmouth Museum
Dartmouth Museum Local museum with hands on exhibits for big kids and the grownups they turn into! Hands on science, learn to tie knots, put your Granny in the stocks! Amazing model ships; things about Dartmouth in the two world wars, quizzes, not stuffy at all!
House of Marbles
Bovey Tracey
House of Marbles Featuring the largest marble run in the United Kingdom and quite possibly the world! Glass Making, Game and Marble Museums, push button marble runs, a GIANT floating marble, and a great new outdoor play structure to enjoy! Go early, or you won't to leave!
Braunton and District Museum
Braunton and District Museum Museum with collections relating to the local area and its maritime history located near to Vellator Quay.
Mortehoe Museum
Mortehoe Museum Museum with plenty to see plus hands-on games, quizzes and puzzles for the kids and tractor and trailer rides out into the countryside during the holidays.
Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon
Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon Museum focusing on the natural and human history of North Devon plus temporary exhibitions and a programme of events though out the year.
Clyston Mill
Clyston Mill Historic working watermill in a beautiful riverside setting with hands-on activities that will be certain to engage the kids.
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery Museum and Art Gallery with extensive collections, hands-on activities and family events throughout the year.
Thelma Hulbert Gallery
Thelma Hulbert Gallery Get creative at this art gallery where as well as art on the walls, there is a learning room, activity trolley and loads of activities and workshops for families.
Torquay Museum
Torquay Museum Family-friendly museum with games, quizzes and trails plus blockbuster exhibitions designed to engage children and adults alike.
Torre Abbey Historic House and Gallery
Torre Abbey Historic House and Gallery Medieval Abbey Ruins plus a Historic House and Gardens, Interactive Galleries and Art Collections plus Childrens Trails, Events and Activities.
The Keep Military Museum
The Keep Military Museum Military Museum covering the history of the regiments of Devon and Dorset over three hundred years. A number of exhibits, including lots of medals and weapons. An excellent view from the top if you like heights
Waves Leisure Pool
Waves Leisure Pool No matter what the weather it's great fun for all the family! With its unique sloping floor, flume and wave machine you are guaranteed an enjoyable time. The pool is available for private hire, plus lessons and parent and toddler sessions. Plus Water-Play Activity Centre and Toddler slide!
Splashdown Quaywest Waterpark
Splashdown Quaywest Waterpark Choose from 8 different flumes from the gentle Surf Lagoon to the exhilarating Screamer or the wild Kamikaze. For the younger ones, there's the Submarine Splash and Tiddler's Fun Pool where they can paddle in safety.
North Devon Leisure Centre
North Devon Leisure Centre Standard swimming facilities with the bonus of 1m and 3m springboards! Creche and small indoor soft play area also on site.
Ashburton Swimming Pool
Ashburton Swimming Pool 21m heated outdoor pool, some fun sessions. Usually opens daily late May through Early September. Swings and lawned area for spectators, plus café serving refreshments. Aqua membership provides use of this and 4 other pools!
Bovey Tracey Swimming Pool
Newton Abbot
Bovey Tracey Swimming Pool Heated outdoor pool with toddler pool, plus solar powered showers, parkland and refreshment amenities. Fully qualified lifeguards staff the pool at all times. Lessons available outside normal pool hours. Open between April and September.
Chudleigh Lido
Newton Abbot
Chudleigh Lido Solar heated Lido with lifeguards, all weather shelter, BBQ, heated pool and reasonable rates! Take lessons, get fit, or just have a family splash about.
Kingsteignton Swimming Pool
Kingsteignton Swimming Pool Heated outdoor pools, main and toddler. Plus fully equipped to cater for disabled swimmers, changing and shower facilities plus hoist and special steps for entry into pool.
Mount Wise Swimming Pool
Mount Wise Swimming Pool Outdoor pool plus toddler paddling and activity pools by sunbathing terrace which is surprisingly free to use! Kids' fun in the leisure section includes fountains and stepping stones plus whirl and bubble pools: yay!
Teignmouth Lido
Teignmouth Lido Heated and welcoming outdoor pool with some kids' fun sessions offered. Usual season May through September.
Topsham Pool
Topsham Pool Modern heated outdoor swimming facility, with giant inflatable and fun sessions. The pool water is 100% chlorine free and heated to 28 degrees or more.
Buckfastleigh Swimming Pool
Buckfastleigh Swimming Pool is a heated outdoor swimming pool, set in the heart of the Devon countryside in the pretty town of Buckfastleigh. We provide a safe and fun swimming environment for people of all ages.
Chagford Swimming Pool
Chagford Swimming Pool Heated, outdoor, river fed pool, plus a very popular toddler pool, complete with toy boats, watering cans, and ducks! yay!
Tinside Lido
Tinside Lido Open May to September the pool includes fountains, inflatable fun sessions, views across Plymouth Sound, a sunbathing terrace, lounger, deckchair and wetsuit hire and grea disabled access.
Dartmouth Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool
Dartmouth Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool Child friendly heated outdoor swim facility open May to September for a nice family splash about! Lifeguards on duty.
Meadowlands features a family leisure pool with fabulous flume slide and interactive water fun features for children, plus length pool for serious swimming, exercise and development.
Tumbling Teds Playhouse
Newton Abbot
Tumbling Teds Playhouse Great indoor play centre just for the 6s and under containing slides, ball pool, playhouses, climbing equipment, treehouse and funbus.
Funderzone Indoor Soft Play Centre
Funderzone Indoor Soft Play Centre Indoor soft play centre for children from toddlers upwards. Loads of activities for all age ranges, babies and toddlers have their very own play area. There are ball ponds, astro slides, cargo nets, spooky maze and more. Great kids day out in Devon.
Riverside Leisure Centre
Riverside Leisure Centre Bumbers Backyard Soft Play Centre provides young kids with some indoor adventure, plus 25m main pool offers a full programme of activities throughout the week including casual swimming, Aquazone Lessons, Aquafit Classes and Inflatable Fun Sessions.
Monsters Mansion
Monsters Mansion We are an adventure soft play centre in Tiverton: come along and join in the FUN indoors and out!
Wizz Kidz
Wizz Kidz Try the 2 lane wavy slide or tube slide, score goals at the football courts, try our climbing wall or explore the specially designed play area for children between the ages of 0 and 3. If you're 3 and over use the multi level play frame.
123 Jump Play Centre
123 Jump Play Centre Featuring a fantastic play-frame, an enormous inflatable, an indoor football pitch and a zone just for toddlers. Adults are encouraged to go into the play frame with their kids, so wear socks!
Bear Feet Playcentre
Newton Abbot
Bear Feet Playcentre 8,000 sq ft of multi level adventure play facility, watched over in friendly fashion by Newton The Bear. Not only great equipment and range but also offering music and movement classes and more, this is a great local resource.
Playdome Indoor Play
Playdome Indoor Play Fully air conditioned and boasting 3 age ranged zones, a mega drop slide and loads of fun features, this is all weather multi level wonderland for your exercise and entertainment!
Drakes Den
Drakes Den is a super colourful multi level adventure play frame with dedicated toddler version alongside. Plus cool car and trike road themed track with gas pumps, football and basketball area and seriously comfy sofas. Hooray!
Harlequinns Leisure
Harlequinns Leisure has six fun packed levels for up to 12s including a separate toddler area. Ten pin bowling, cafe, and arcade with air hockey and dance machines all also available on site!
Waie 2 Play
Waie 2 Play Pleasingly large indoor and outdoor play areas with loads of features plus swimming and sports opportunities too!
Play Cafe
Play Cafe An Indoor Play Centre that's great fun for kids of all ages !! we offer a variety of fun Including a multi level frame, lounge area, children's hair salon, computer suite, and party rooms for private hire.
Play Planet
Play Planet is an indoor soft play centre for kids aged 0 to 11. With ball pools, slides, nets and a dedicated toddler area there is plenty to keep children entertained. There is also a cafe where you can sit and relax with a coffee, cake or light lunch.
The Monkey House
The Monkey House Indoor play centre and cafe with a cool 2 tier play frame and features including balls, slides and climbing frames!
Sams Funhouse
Sams Funhouse is a brand new indoor soft play centre with designated areas for over 4s, under 4s and babies. Suitable for up to 12s.
The Playstation Totnes
The Playstation Totnes is an outdoor and indoor soft play centre. Swings, slides, sandpits, scooters, trike’s, bicycles and push a-longs. 2 tier play frame and a large ball pool. Role play area. Children are safe and secure. Free parking and wi-fi. Cafe serving healthy food.
Kents Cavern
Kents Cavern at over 500,000 years old these are the oldest human dwellings in the UK and offer tours, trails, underground experience and fun kids' activities! Great if you're looking for fun family days out in Devon.
Beer Quarry Caves
Beer Quarry Caves Trained guides give the visitor an hour long tour of this vast man made complex of underground caverns. Most kids love family days out in tunnels and caves especially if they have a torch!
Exeters Underground Passages
Exeters Underground Passages Walk and crawl through some extremely narrow passages that wind around the city's aqueducts. There is also a brief film presentation about the passages. Very interesting family day out in devon, not suitable for the under 5s or those suffering from claustrophobia.
Rock Garden Caves and Nursery
Newton Abbot
Rock Garden Caves and Nursery 8 acres of wild gardens, rock walk with great views from the top, ponds, waterfalls, and a small illuminated cave to discover. Set in the picturesque old Palace Quarry. Tea Rooms open from Easter.
Bygones Victorian Museum
Bygones Victorian Museum Shopping as our grandparents used to shop. Memories of journeys on the romantic steam trains our parents knew. Escape into the magic lands of fantasy where every generation loves to go.
Okehampton Castle
Okehampton Castle The remains of the largest castle in Devon, in an outstandingly picturesque setting that won't help at all when you tell the kids it's meant to be haunted! Riverside picnic area and woodland walks around the castle grounds with a stream teeming with wildlife.
Dartmouth Castle
Dartmouth Castle Visiting Dartmouth? Complete your day out with a picturesque river boat trip to the castle from the town quay, landing you a minutes walk from the castle. One of the most picturesquely- sited fortresses in England. For over six hundred years Dartmouth Castle has guarded the narrow entrance to the Dart...
Totnes Castle
Totnes Castle A classic Norman motte and bailey castle, founded soon after the Conquest to overawe the Saxon town. A later stone shell-keep crowns its steep mound, giving sweeping views across the town rooftops to the River Dart.
Powderham Castle
Powderham Castle Guided Castle Tours; Secret Garden; huge Play Fort for kids; Deer Park Safari and seasonal events located in a unique, picturesque setting beside the Exe estuary.
St Nicholas Priory
St Nicholas Priory Unfortunately St Nicholas Priory is currently closed for essential building repairs.
Berry Pomeroy Castle
Berry Pomeroy Castle Visit the most haunted castle in Devon! A historic site with a tale of love, deadly deeds and horror! Ruins for the kids to explore, and a great audio tour included in entry price.
Watersmeet A dramatic stretch of the South West Coast Path, with one of Britain’s deepest river gorges! Edwardian tearoom and gardens, Iron Age hill forts to discover, plus plenty of cool natural wildlife for the kids to spot, including otters, red deer and buzzards, and canoeing on the Lyn!
Tiverton Castle
Tiverton Castle Atmospheric castle and beautiful walled gardens to explore with the kids. Hear ghost stories, discover secret passages, feel the weight of a cannon, or try on some armour. A great day out!
Clovelly Village
Clovelly Village A whole village full of friendly people and unusual things to do, like visiting a donkey, making a scarf, or flying an owl! Plus boat trips, loads of other craft workshops and simple fishing from the harbour wall. It's like a living kid's TV show!
Exeter Woollen Trail
Exeter Woollen Trail Explore the history of Exeter’s woollen cloth trade, on this free trail that will lead you to several key sites. There are also a number of interesting places to visit along the way.
Saltram House and Gardens
Saltram House and Gardens Magnificent Georgian mansion and tranquil gardens set in 500 acres of historic parkland. Plenty to see and do throughout the year, with a number of activities just for kids like dressing up, seasonal trails, plus croquet and other games.
Buckland Abbey
Buckland Abbey Ancient gem in Dartmoor to discover, with beautiful 13th century Abbey, Gardens and Estate to explore, with a fascinating history. Quizzes and trails for the kids, plus a number of exciting family events throughout the year.
Quince Honey Farm
South Molton
Quince Honey Farm Come visit Beeworld; a uniquely designed indoor apiary with lots of interactive buttons to open the working hives, magnifying the bees even closer so that you get a really detailed look at this fascinating world. Nowhere else in the world can you get such an intimate view of the inner workings of the honey...
Tore Abbey
Tore Abbey 800 year old Abbey and grounds to explore, with exciting interactive exhibits, including talking statues and paintings! Special Discovery backpacks and garden trails for the kids, plus a Children’s Medieval Garden, and much more!
Arlington Court
Arlington Court Grand Victorian mansion, working stables, and Carriage Museum to discover, plus over 2,700 acres of grounds to explore, and a Bat Cave! Childrens Play trail, with Pooh Stick Bridge, den building, Wilderness play area and much more!
Killerton Elegant 18th century historical home with landscaped gardens and parkland to explore. Dress in historical costume, follow numerous trails (including a toddler and buggy friendly one), spot the Bear Hut, go on a scavenger hunt, and much more!
Overbecks Museum and Garden
Overbecks Museum and Garden Explore the home of Otto Overbeck! See his inventions, and really diverse collections, from beetles to maritime history. Amazing gardens to explore, and plenty of activities to entertain everyone, from trails and quizzes, to tours of the garden and house.
Crownhill Fort
Crownhill Fort Astonishingly well preserved and bound to get their little imaginations going, it's an inconspicuous looking hilltop actually hosting 4 fighting levels, 32 cannon placements, nearly a half mile of secret tunnels, and concealed accommodation for 300 soldiers! Sneaky!
Torquays Dinosaur World
Torquays Dinosaur World Bringing dinosaurs and their worlds to life! See amazing life-like dinosaurs, learn about their lives, uncover incredible fossils, enjoy the family quiz and even sit on a dinosaur!
Castle Drogo
Castle Drogo An exciting work in progress as the Drogo folks race to repair their castle! Come and check out the cool building works (from 86 steps up the scaffolding if you dare!) then enjoy the artistically redesigned interior and charming gardens with wendy house, riverside and ancient gorge. Plus kids'...
Plymouth Ski Centre
Plymouth Ski Centre Offers skiers, snowboarders and bladers of all levels the facilities to practice and learn new skills, plus an exhilarating 650 meter toboggan run and exciting Sno Tube rides.
Torquay Alpine Ski Club
Kingskerswell Road
Torquay Alpine Ski Club Skiing, snowboarding and cool ringo tubing: truly something for everyone at all levels of development, absolute beginners totally welcome. Loads of fun, snow or no!
Plymouth Pavilions Ice Rink
Plymouth Pavilions Ice Rink boasts the only ice rink in the South West, the Swiss Lake Ice Rink is fitted with a state-of-the-art light and disco system so the regular ice discos held here have the best sound around.
Skating at Lets Go
Skating at Lets Go The highly advanced ICE-Y-BLUE skating rink, built in Germany and the first to be installed anywhere in the UK, is precision engineered to provide an even gliding surface and realistic ice experience without the downsides associated with real ice, such as the usual cold and damp, or wet knees!
Rock and Rapid Adventure Centre
South Molton
Rock and Rapid Adventure Centre Indoor climbing centre and Outdoor Activity Centre catering for children to the young at heart. Why not try some new exciting activities?
Dart Rock Climbing Centre
Dart Rock Climbing Centre is THE home of indoor rock climbing in the South West. Built by climbers for everyone, Dart Rock provides indoor and outdoor rock climbing activities to the highest of standards in an encouraging and fun atmosphere.
Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre
Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre Get wet, climb high, stay low, whatever you want, you can do it! Play as a family or leave the adults at home, either way everyone can find fun, challenge, inspiration and laughter at Skern.
The Barn Indoor Climbing Wall
The Barn Indoor Climbing Wall Lead and top rope walls plus massive wooden boulder! Youth climbing club based here at weekends will accept members as young as 7. Loads of routes and options available, plus classes and training.
Clip n Climb Exeter
Clip n Climb Exeter Test your resolve and determination with a series of climbing based skill and puzzle adventures. Serious fun for active over 4s.
The Boulder Bunker
The Boulder Bunker Dedicated bouldering and climbing facility for all ages and abilities.
Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre
Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre Kayaking, canoeing, sailing, rafting, coasteering, climbing, artificial caving are all on offer at Haven Banks down at Exeter Quay. We run week long and one day activities throughout the school holidays or book a family activity or Birthday party.
Keypitts Quads
Keypitts Quads have a large range of Quads to cater for everyone from 6 years and upwards. Instruction given and kit provided, inflatable practice track available for beginner and nervy ones. Ball pit to keep tiny ones busy too.
Go Ape Haldon
Go Ape Haldon The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Award winning outdoor adventure activities. Families and friends can enjoy a day out like no other. Fly down zip wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle obstacles whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
Tree Surfers
Tree Surfers Outdoor adventure for the whole family. Test yourselves on our tree top ropes trail with rope bridges, Tarzan swings and zip wires. Hire a bike to explore 30kms of woodland trails through the Tamar Valley, or see if you are more Robin Hood than Maid Marion on our Archery range.
The Quay Climbing Centre
The Quay Climbing Centre Offering over 200 climbing lines, walls ranging from 7 to 14 metres, plus 2 bouldering caves, 2 training walls, a teaching zone and an abseil tower! Designed for over 7s, complete beginners welcomed and family tasters available to try with them!
Sea Kayak Devon
Sea Kayak Devon is a Kayaking Centre in Dartmouth, they run guided trips for kids and families. There are plenty of sheltered bays and coves for novices, no experience is required and all equipment is provided. They have single kayaks and big stable double canoes. Kids as young as 5 are very welcome!
Dragon Archery
Dragon Archery Learn the ancient skill of archery under expert tuition and supervision with themed archery ranges and moving targets such as dinosaurs, orcs and wolves.
Saddles and Paddles
Saddles and Paddles Family oriented bike, canoe and kayak hire centre on Exeter quay with a good range of equipment, including some especially for children, such as child seats and trailers. Near a traffic free cycle trail and the canal.
Devon Activities
Devon Activities Outdoor activities company offering coasteering, kayak tours, rock climbing and bush craft. Something for all ability and activity levels. Family groups welcome. All safety equipment included in price. Led by qualified instructors.
Go Segway
Go Segway Segway tours through Haldon Forest with a choice of two types of eco friendly segways and several different tours available for kids 10 years and older. Children’s Parties offered too.
Roadford Lake Country Park
Roadford Lake Country Park Outdoor Activity Centre with something for the whole family to enjoy, even the dog! Enjoy a wide range of activities both on and off the water including windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, high ropes, archery, cycling and walking.
Tenpin Plymouth
Tenpin Plymouth is a bowling centre located in the Barbican Leisure Park. We have 24 modern fully computerised lanes, American and English Pool tables, Amusement Arcades all catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options!
Tenpin Exeter
Tenpin Exeter is a bowling centre located in the Havenbanks Retail Park. We have 22 modern fully computerised lanes, American Pool tables, Amusement Arcades all catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options!
AMF Torquay
AMF Torquay Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. This AMF has 21 lanes plus it's own laser tag arena: excellent!
Bowling at Lets Go
Bowling at Lets Go A new dimension to a tenpin bowling day created by adding ice skating, laser tag, karaoke pods and modern arcade gaming as well as pool and snooker facilities into the mix.
Bowling at Harlequinns Leisure
Bowling at Harlequinns Leisure Classic family ten pin bowling, plus their indoor play has six fun packed levels! For up to 12s including a cool separate toddler area.
The Dartmoor Mystery Treasure Trail
The Dartmoor Mystery Treasure Trail Suitable for the whole family the Dartmoor Mystery Trail will get you exploring on this self guided themed driving Trail. Follow this popular Trail and search for the answers to the clues found in many locations around the Dartmoor area.
Curious About Plymouth
Curious About Plymouth is a unique experience: two treasure hunt style walks of discovery to keep the whole family intrigued and amused. Keep the kids happy answering clues and matching pictures, whilst reading stories about this majestic maritime port. Buy the booklet from our website and explore in your own time.
Curious About Exeter
Curious About Exeter is a unique way to experience Exeter: two treasure hunt style walks of discovery to keep the whole family involved and entertained. Answer clues and match pictures, whilst reading stories about this fabulous city. Buy or instantly download the booklet then explore at leisure.
Dartmouth Steam Rail and River Boat Co
Dartmouth Steam Rail and River Boat Co is the holiday line from Paignton with steam trains running in Great Western tradition along the spectacular Torbay coast to Churston and through the wooded slopes to Kingswear for Dartmouth.
Seaton Tramway
Seaton Tramway A fun day out for all the family. Ride on one of our trams and take a step back in time. Great idea if you are looking for family days out in Devon.
Lynton and Barnstaple Railway
Lynton and Barnstaple Railway Was once one of the world's most famous and picturesque narrow gauge railways. So far only a mile has been reopened but you can stay all day if you wish. The railway has fast become one of the top must-see attractions of North Devon and Exmoor, and definitely has something to offer for all the famil
Devon Railway Centre
Devon Railway Centre offers a unique interactive fun rail experience with unlimited train rides around the centre and opportunities for you to become involved! Children can even clip the tickets and wave the flag to start the trains.
Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway No family trip to the picturesque towns of Lynton and Lynmouth would be complete without a trip on the world famous Cliff Railway. The best and most exciting way to travel between these two historic towns!
South Devon Railway
South Devon Railway All aboard for a trip on one of the best loved tourist attractions in the West Country. Travel along the stunning valley of the River Dart between Buckfastleigh and Totnes on the longest established steam railway in the southwest.
The Golden Hind at Brixham
The Golden Hind at Brixham There's so much to see and explore above and below its five decks, with many hands on exhibits giving the visitor of all ages a wonderful insight to the incredible life at sea in Tudor times.
Plymouth Miniature Steam
Plymouth Miniature Steam Two 71/4 gauge Wren locomotives and 2 battery powered diesels provide the pulling power for a sweet little jaunt for train lovers of all ages.
Beer Heights Light Railway
Beer Heights Light Railway Considered by many the finest 7.25 inch gauge railway in Britain, the route includes bridges, extensive sidings, one impressively steeply graded, set in the hillside above Wildway Park with wonderful views over Lyme Bay to distant Portland Bill.
Plym Valley Railway
Plym Valley Railway Heritage railway centre preserving steam and diesel locomotives, carriages, wagons, and other historic railway artefacts to recreate the atmosphere of a bygone age. We operate passenger trains on selected days from our station at Marsh Mills to Plym Bridge Platform.
The Ilfracombe Princess Cruises
The Ilfracombe Princess Cruises Spectacular wildlife and coastal cruises aboard the Ilfracombe Princess which is one of the most technologically advanced passenger vessels in the UK.
Pecorama is a railway themed all weather attraction with a passenger carrying miniature steam railway, model railway exhibition, multi levelled indoor play area for children up to 12 years, outdoor play areas, glorious gardens and crazy golf.
Ilfracombe Sea Safari
Ilfracombe Sea Safari A great way to see the wildlife and scenery of the beautiful North Devon Coastline. A good variety of sea safaris on offer.
Bicton Park Gardens
Budleigh Salterton
Bicton Park Gardens Key features include the Bicton Woodland Railway train ride, nature trail, maze, mini golf, plus indoor and outdoor children’s play complexes.
Lundy Island
Lundy Island Why not take a trip out to Lundy Island where there are many guided rambles and walks and snorkelling safaris in the summer. Guided tours and wildlife walks available. Pub on island serving hot food.
Becky Falls Woodland Park
Becky Falls Woodland Park Voted the most beautiful place in Devon, with over 50 acres of woodland and waterfall walks to explore, plus hands-on animal encounter shows, a petting zoo, animal feeding sessions and a very popular kids' stamp trail (with a free prize for every child), all included in the entry price.
Ottery St Mary
Escot is 220 acres of natural woodlands where you can meet our resident otters, wild boar, red squirrels, peacocks and birds of prey. Discover hidden forest playgrounds, our world-class maze and a knee-trembling drop slide. The indoor play barn delights toddlers and the Coach House Restaurant serves delicious food...
Haldon Forest Park
Haldon Forest Park Whether you want a quiet stroll or an exhilarating mountain biking or horse riding experience, there's something for you here! 3,500 acres of woodland just fifteen minutes from Exeter with Segways, Cycle Skills Pump Loop, Go Ape and a Woodland Adventure Club!
Exeter Sculpture Walk
Exeter Sculpture Walk Over 30 interesting and varied sculptures to enjoy, located both outside and in the buildings of the University of Exeter. The campus is als a registered Botanical Garden, with plenty of exotic plants, and lovely views acros the city.
Burrow Farm Gardens
Burrow Farm Gardens Almost 10 acres of wonderfully landscaped gardens that have been created from scratch over the last 50 years! Great for a relaxing family day out in beautiful surroundings. Nursery, craft shop, and Tearooms selling home made cream teas!
Blackpool Sands
Blackpool Sands Blue Flag awarded beauty spot, great for swimming and water sports, many local amenities including a stunning historical garden nearby.
Canonteign Falls
Canonteign Falls Visit the home of England’s highest waterfall. Over 80 acres to explore with the kids, including Nature Walk and Secret Garden. There is also a children’s assault course, a small play area and giant bunnies! A wonderful family day out.
River Dart Country Park
Newton Abbot
River Dart Country Park 90 acres of parkland set in the Dartmoor National Park, with lakes, woodland and more to explore. Adventure playgrounds, plus a number of acitivites avilable for the whole family. You can camp here too!
Decoy Country Park
Newton Abbot
Decoy Country Park Large play area with water play features, plus BMX race track and dirt jumps! Other popular amenities include a lake supporting water sports activities and a deliciously deciduous woodland with a trim trail incorporated into it too for you big jobs.
Rock Park
Rock Park Offering tennis courts, bowling greens, sport ground skatepark and adventure play area with swings, slides, sandpit and climbing frames.
Simmons Park
Simmons Park Adventure playgrounds and meadow nature walks, pitch and putt course, sports pitches, cricket field, bowling green and bandstand plus formal gardens. Lots!
Wistlandpound Easy access paths allow you to wander through the forest of majestic trees and catch stunning views of the reservoir and its wildlife as well as enjoying the Discovery Centre.
The Gnome Reserve
The Gnome Reserve 4 acre reserve home to more than 1000 garden gnomes and pixies. Put on your gnome hat and say hello!
RHS Garden Rosemoor
Great Torrington
RHS Garden Rosemoor 65-acre garden with lots of family activities, a childrens trail and The Brash picnic and play area with interactive and creative play opportunities.
The Den
The Den Green Flag Awarded park close to the seafront at Teignmouth with a large, award winning childrens play area that combines dry and wet play, a multi use games area, adventure golf course facility and football pitches.
West Hoe Park
West Hoe Park Park with a large childrens play area, a miniature railway and putting green, crazy golf, trampolines, merry-go-round and bouncy castle.
Bicclescombe Park
Bicclescombe Park Plenty to do including the adventure playground, formal gardens, working mill, tennis courts, sensory garden, special events plus pond and lake features.
Berry Head National Nature Reserve
Berry Head National Nature Reserve An impressive limestone headland with a coastal walk to follow and free visitor centre. Loads of plants, birds and insects to spot, plus the remains of two Napoleonic forts. Dogs on leads are welcome.
Go Seqway
Go Seqway Segway tours through Haldon Forest with a choice of two types of eco friendly segways and several different tours available for kids 10 years and old. Children’s Parties offered too
Lydford Gorge
Lydford Gorge offers a spectacular waterfall, a range of nature walks, loads of natural wildlife, adventure playground, bird hides, woodland sculptures and seasonal activities and events. Lovely, but wear sturdy shoes!
Bigbury on Sea Beach
Bigbury on Sea Beach Blue Flag awarded sandy beach, with sea tractor visits to Burgh Island available.
Thurlestone Sands
Thurlestone Sands A favourite spot for water sports including kayaking, windsurfing and diving. Swimming is safe too, and lifeguard cover is full summer.
Dawlish Warren Beach
South Devon
Dawlish Warren Beach Awarded the Blue Flag for over ten consecutive years, a sand and shingle beach with with arcades, karting, children's rides and cafes not far away.
Westward Ho! Beach
Westward Ho! Beach Blue Flag award winning sand and pebble beach offering good swimming, water sports and some local entertainments. At very low tides you can see the remains of a mesolithic sunken forest!
Saunton Sands
Saunton Sands Miles of soft sand backed by the UK's largest dune system but in places it is dangerous for swimming.
Woolacombe Sands
Woolacombe Sands Blue Flag awarded sandy beach good for swimming, surfing and exploring. Boat trip to nearby lighthouse available.
Durdle Door Beach
West Lulworth
Durdle Door Beach Grand and famous landscape with sandy beach and acceptable swimming though no lifeguard cover.
Tunnels Beaches
Tunnels Beaches Hand carved in the 1820s, these tunnels are tremendous fun for kids to explore, leading as they do to a pleasing beach and both indoor and outdoor play areas! A full day of fun, education and exercise!
Slapton Sands and Torcross Beach
Slapton Sands and Torcross Beach offers a pebbly beach but it's offset by great water activities at the Torcross end including surfing, windsurfing and canoeing with lifeguard cover May to September.
ClayArt Paint Your Own Pottery Studio is an indoor activity and is great for sunny or rainy days. It is great fun for everyone and brings out your creative side!
Dartington Crystal Glass
Dartington Crystal Glass Discover the history of Dartington Crystal. Watch craftsmen at work in the Factory Experience and Master Engraving demonstration. Try glass blowing, paint glass, design jewellery, or have your hand cast in glass!
Watermouth Castle and Theme Park
Watermouth Castle and Theme Park is a Victorian Castle with animated displays, a theme park with a Water Show, 8 rides, crazy golf, Gnomeland a maze, soft ball shooting cannons, water wars, rolling barrel and beautiful gardens.
Quad World
Quad World Try a quad bike ride around their half mile clay track and introduce kids to the thrills of driving! For over 10s, while over 16s can use the Pro Track at a mile and half long with trickier terrain. Vroom!
Paignton Pier
Paignton Pier Victorian pier full of fun packed activities for the whole family, including dodgems, trampolines, crazy golf, mega slide, bouncy castle and loads more! There are also fresh donuts, hand made fudge, and a rock and sweet shop.
Cockington Court
Cockington Court Fun indoor and outdoor activities plus special family events to suit all ages. Historic manor house and church in stunning country park setting. Sensory Play park, mystery trail, horse drawn carriage rides, working craftsmen, artists, café and handmade gifts for sale. Nature walks and cycling...
Atlantis Adventure Park
Atlantis Adventure Park Mini golf, indoor and playgrounds, jumping pillow, rides, maze and gold panning. Interspersed with shopping experiences.
Babbacombe Model Village
Babbacombe Model Village Feel like a giant as you explore 4 acres of award-winning gardens showcasing hundreds of model scenes, vehicles and people.
Diggerland Devon
Diggerland Devon Nearly 20 construction themed interactive features, including full size diggers to drive! Great for 6 to 9s.
Shilstone Riding Centre
Widecombe in the Moor
Shilstone Riding Centre BHS approved lessons and a pleasing variety of scenic hacks; welcomes the experienced as well as absolute beginners from over 5 years.
Budleigh Salterton Riding School
Budleigh Salterton
Budleigh Salterton Riding School BHS approved horse riding lessons, livery and choice of scenic hacks. Special events include picnic hacks, beach rides, Own A Pony days and Summer Camps! Beginners and the experienced equally welcome.
Roylands Riding Stables
Roylands Riding Stables BHS approved riding centre offering lessons plus beach, dense woodland and sand dune hacks. Dressage and jumping lessons also available. Absolute beginners and families with mixed levels welcome!
Dean Riding Stables
Dean Riding Stables BHS approved facility within the Exmoor National Park offering tuition and escorted hacking for all ages and ability levels, especially welcoming of the novice and the nervous.
Woolacombe Riding Stables
Woolacombe Riding Stables BHS approved facility offering lessons for over 4s, lunging arena, dressage and jump work area, plus escorted hacking on countryside, beach and dunes.
East Devon Riding Academy
East Devon Riding Academy is a small, friendly riding school offering high quality riding lessons to adults and children from 2 years of age. We have pony mornings throughout every half term and school holiday. So if you are looking for horse riding near Lyme Regis, Sidmouth, Honiton and Exmouth then we can help.
Exeter Segways Paintball and Laser
Exeter Segways Paintball and Laser Offering intense outdoor laser tag available for over 6s, plus rather more sedate Segway Safari Tours, but then back to brutal paint balling for over 10s and 11s! Your choice!
Battlefield LIVE Torbay
Battlefield LIVE Torbay An authentic combat entertainment experience using military grade infra red gaming guns for anyone over 8 years old! Immersive, energetic fun with zero contact.
Quasar Torquay
Quasar Torquay Inviting future warriors over 6 to battle, Quasar provide an atmospheric gaming arena and infra red laser guns, you provide the moving the target! Next generation hide and seek is a zero combat sport.
Survival Laser Tag
Survival Laser Tag War games of the future, today! Zap each other from behind trees and bushes with your cool laser weapons, which only have an impact on the scores and not on the body!
Thorn Golf Centre
Thorn Golf Centre offers 9 holes of cool Crazy Golf, a driving range, a putting green and a very popular par 3 level, 9 hole pitch and putt course! Golf for everyone!

Thanks for all the great things to do in Devon with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.

Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed

So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Devon can enjoy the great day out as well.

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