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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
Dartmouth
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
Exeter
Crealy Great Adventure Park Voted Devon's best family attraction, don't miss the thrills and spills of the Adventure Park! Fly through the air, splash through flowing water, explore mystical woodland and meet the cutest creatures. Complete with wild rides, masses of indoor play, the regions friendliest animals and NEW...
Milky Way Adventure Park
Bideford
Milky Way Adventure Park One of Devon's biggest and best. With Devon's largest rollercoaster, a caterpillar ride that's designed just for little ones, driod destroyer dodgems and fantastic live shows throughout the day, there really is something for the whole family! All the rides, shows and vast indoor play areas are...
Watermouth Castle and Theme Park
Ilfracombe
Watermouth Castle and Theme Park Enjoy a Victorian Castle full of eclectic treasures, nostalgic displays and curios, a theme park including rides and play areas, and beautiful landscaped gardens. Plus the water show is fantastic!
Paignton Zoo
Paignton
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 creatures at one of the South Wests most exciting visitor attractions, but...
National Marine Aquarium
Plymouth
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
Barnstaple
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
Buckfastleigh
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
Plymouth
Dartmoor Zoological Park There are over 200 animals at Dartmoor Zoological Park: from tiny stick insects to Ben our Brown Bear or Solomon 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
Ilfracombe Aquarium 'Experience the fascinating journey from an Exmoor stream to the Atlantic Ocean'.
The Donkey Sanctuary
Sidmouth
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 ‘adopt’, along with family...
Axe Valley Wildlife Park
Axminster
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
Torquay
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.
The Big Sheep
Bideford
The Big Sheep Highlights include; Sheep Racing, Lamb bottle feeding sessions, Pets Corner, Twister, Tractor, Train & Piggy Rides, Ewetopia Indoor Playground, Battlefield Live, Mountain Boarding, and much more! Good idea if you're after fun things to do in Devon with kids.
Pennywell Farm
Buckfastleigh
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
Moretonhampstead
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
Exmouth
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
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
Paignton
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
Tavistock
Morwellham Quay and Tamar Valley Trust 'An award-winning, evocative museum and visitor centre in the heart of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site and Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Just four miles west of Tavistock the historic port, mine workings and Estate, border the beautiful River Tamar....
Barnstaple Heritage Centre
Barnstaple
Barnstaple Heritage Centre 'A warm welcome awaits visitors to the centre, whether visiting the exhibition or browsing in the gift shop. Discover Barnstaple's history from the Anglo-Saxon era to present day.
Merchant's House Museum
Plymouth
Merchant's House Museum 'From Elizabethan privateers to four mini museums in one, the Merchant's House has an interesting history.'
Axminster Museum
Axminster
Axminster Museum Located in the courtroom of the old Police station built around 1860, discover Axminster's history!
Bill Douglas Centre (History of Cinema)
Exeter
Bill Douglas Centre (History of Cinema) 'Founded in 1994, the Centre contains an enormous collection relating to the history of film and visual media. From shadow puppets to Shirley Temple dolls, from magic lanterns to Marilyn Monroe postcards, there is something to fascinate every visitor.'
Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre
Lifton
Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre 'The Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre is proud to present the National Fairground Collection. It is a facility unique in the UK, designed to capture the magic of a bygone age through exhibits, vintage engineering and stunning artwork displays.
The Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre is a 45,000 square...
Tiverton Museum
Tiverton
Tiverton Museum 'Come along and explore some of our outstanding collections and trace the fascinating history of Mid Devon, its environment and the people who have lived and worked here.'
Brixham Heritage Museum
Brixham
Brixham Heritage Museum A fascinating museum promoting and revealing the complete history of Brixham.
Dartmoor Prison Museum
Princetown
Dartmoor Prison Museum Dartmoor Prison has a long and fascinating history that has seen many changes in its fortunes. But it is also at the cutting edge of modern penal practice, developing ways to help offenders change their lives and to protect the public.
Museum of Dartmoor Life
Okehampton
Museum of Dartmoor Life - you can discover what has happened to the Dartmoor environment over time and see how Dartmoor people have made a living and changed Dartmoor in doing so. You may even recognise your grandparents' kitchen and living room, but not necessarily the prices they had to pay for things in their time.
Cobbaton Combat Collection
Umberleigh
Cobbaton Combat Collection Military museum and tourist attraction, this North Devon collection covers mostly World War Two and the years 1939 - 1945, but with exhibits from the Boer War right up to the First Gulf War. Ranging from military surplus British Army - plus Canadian and Russian Forces - tanks, guns, helmets, artillery,...
Fairlynch Museum
Budleigh Salterton
Fairlynch Museum Small quirky thatched museum detailing local social, maritime and prehistoric history, including smugglers' cellar
Exmouth Museum
Exmouth
Exmouth Museum Historic building commemorating and presenting Exmouth's history, come discover it for yourself!
Dartmouth Museum
Dartmouth
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 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 (3 to 12s).
Braunton and District Museum
Braunton
Braunton and District Museum Museum with collections relating to the local area and its maritime history located near to Vellator Quay.
Mortehoe Museum
Woolacombe
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
Barnstaple
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
Exeter
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
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
Honiton
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
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
Torquay
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.
Waves Leisure Pool
Torquay
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 NEW Water-Play Activity Centre and Toddler slide!
Splashdown Quaywest Waterpark
Paignton
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
Barnstaple
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
Ashburton Swimming Pool Heated outdoor pool, some fun sessions. Usually opens daily late May through Early September.
Bovey Tracey Swimming Pool
Newton Abbot
Bovey Tracey Swimming Pool Heated outdoor pool with toddler pool, plus solar powered showers, parkland and refreshment amenities.
Chudleigh Lido
Nerton Abbot
Chudleigh Lido Lido with lifeguards, all weather shelter, BBQ, heated pool and reasonable rates.
Kingsteignton Swimming Pool
Kingsteignton
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
Plymouth
Mount Wise Swimming Pool Outdoor pool plus toddler paddling and activity pools by sunbathing terrace.
Teignmouth Lido
Teignmouth
Teignmouth Lido Heated and welcoming outdoor pool with some kids' fun sessions offered. Usual season May through September.
Topsham Pool
Exeter
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
Newton Abbot
Buckfastleigh Swimming Pool Heated outdoor swim facility in picturesque Victoria Park offering a variety of session types including Fun Inflatable! (open June to September)
Chagford Swimming Pool
Chagford
Chagford Swimming Pool Heated, outdoor, river fed pool.
Tinside Lido
Plymouth
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 good disabled access.
Dartmouth Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool
Dartmouth
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
Tavistock
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.
Rainbow Funhouse
Torquay
Rainbow Funhouse 13,000 sq ft of adventure including Race Track, flumes, and a drop slide, Video Room, Disco Zone, and themed Rooms for parties: Pirates, Fairies or the Circus!
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
Barnstaple
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
Exeter
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
Tiverton
Monsters Mansion We are a children'™s indoor soft play centre in Tiverton, Mid-Devon, so come along and join in the FUN indoors and out!
Wizz Kidz
Brixham
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
Plymouth
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 The play areas are sectioned into "Under 4's" and "Above 4's" and children are allowed to play up to the age of 12. There is also a small separated indoor basketball court and a ball blowing machine. Good idea if you're after things to do in Devon with kids.
Playdome Indoor Play
Honiton
Playdome Indoor Play An indoor play area with three designated areas for babies, toddlers and juniors up to the age of 10.
Drakes Den
Plymouth
Drakes Den Multi level adventure play frame with dedicated toddler version plus face painting and other sides.
Harlequinns Leisure
Bude
Harlequinns Leisure Screamers has six fun packed levels for up to 12sincluding a separate toddler area. Ten pin bowling, cafe, and arcade with air hockey and dance machines all also available on site.
Waie 2 Play
Crediton
Waie 2 Play Pleasingly large indoor and outdoor play areas with features like air cannons, zip wires and plenty of climbing frames.
Play Cafe
Torquay
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
Tavistock
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.
Dinkys Play Cafe
Exeter
Dinkys Play Cafe Soft play and ball pools for under 7s and a dedicated soft play pen for under 2s with toys, walkers and ride-ons for all within this child friendly cafe.
Jacks Patch Nursery and Garden Centre
Teignmouth
Jacks Patch Nursery and Garden Centre Soft play at this Garden Centre for under 8s with a 2 level play frame for over 2s and space for under 2s to explore.
The Monkey House
Dawlish
The Monkey House Indoor play centre and cafe with a two tier play frame including balls, slides and climbing frames.
Kents Cavern
Torquay
Kents Cavern Take a guided tour around Britain's most important Stone Age Heritage site. These prehistoric caves, at over 500,000 years old are the oldest recognisable examples of human dwelling in the UK. Great if you're looking for fun family days out in Devon.
Beer Quarry Caves
Beer
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
Exeter
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.
Bygones Victorian Museum
Torquay
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
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
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
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
Exeter
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
Exeter
St Nicholas Priory 'Adorned with quality replica furniture and painted in the bright colours of the period, the Priory is presented as the 1602 home of the wealthy Hurst family. The display of Elizabethan items from the city's collection, the addition of modern amenities and new interpretation allows greater access to the...
Berry Pomeroy Castle
Totnes
Berry Pomeroy Castle Visit the most haunted castle in Devon! A historic site with a tale of love, deadly deeds and horror! A castle never completed, it now stands as a ruin amongst the woods and rocky outcrops of Berry Pomeroy. Let children discover the ruins and learn of a romantic history through the audio tour.
Watersmeet
Lynmouth
Watersmeet A Fishing lodge completed in c1832 surrounded by 'varied Exmoor landscapes of rocky coastline, heather moorland, wooded valleys and fast-flowing rivers.'
Tiverton Castle
Tiverton
Tiverton Castle 'Few buildings evoke such a feeling of history as venerable Tiverton Castle, which celebrated its 900th anniversary in 2006.'
Clovelly Village
Bideford
Clovelly Village A magnificent and unique location in the West Country, not to be missed!
Exeter Woollen Trail
Exeter
Exeter Woollen Trail 'Explore many of the key sites of Exeter's most important industry of the past, the woollen cloth trade.'
Saltram House and Gardens
Plymouth
Saltram House and Gardens A beautiful C18th mansion surrounded by landscaped park. The mansion features an array of things for its visitors to discover.
Jurassic Coast
Seaton
Jurassic Coast 'The Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site is England's first natural World Heritage Site - it is known as The Jurassic Coast. It covers 95 miles of truly stunning coastline from East Devon to Dorset, with rocks recording 185 million years of the Earth's history. '
Buckland Abbey
Yelverton
Buckland Abbey 'In the 13th century, Buckland Abbey was home to the Cistercian monks who built the Abbey and the incredible Great Barn and farmed the then vast estate. The Abbey, now a house with a combination of furnished rooms and interactive museum galleries, tells the story of how two seafaring adventurers – Sir...
Quince Honey Farm
South Molton
Quince Honey Farm At this world famous Honey Farm you can stand and watch these wild and wonderful creatures from the distant past. The unique design of the indoor apiary allows close up viewing in complete safety. The glass booths expose the working colonies of honeybees without interfering with their natural lifestyle.
Tore Abbey
Torquay
Tore Abbey Welcome to the heart of Torquay – past, present and future. Imagine the silent prayers of the Abbey's medieval "White Canons". Picture the opulent lifestyle of the Cary family who transformed the Abbey into a fine country home. Today you can experience the many lives of Torre Abbey and experience its place,...
Castle Drogo
Exeter
Castle Drogo Visit the last castle built in England!
Arlington Court
Arlington
Arlington Court An attraction with many things to offer. The National Trust of Carriages, a bat cave and an intriguing house full of items and souvenirs amassed by a famous bunch of travellers!
Killerton
Exeter
Killerton A historical home with costumes and comfortable country living! Enjoy the elegance of both the inside and outside of this country home, with a play park and scenic walks
Overbecks Museum and Garden
Salcombe
Overbecks Museum and Garden 'One of the most fascinating and exotic gardens in the South West; explore the banana garden, meander through the towering purple echiums or just relax beneath palms and soak up the spectacular panorama across miles of beautiful coastline and estuary.'
Crownhill Fort
Plymouth
Crownhill Fort Astonishingly well preserved and bound to get their little imaginations going, it's an inconspicuous looking hilltop with four fighting levels with placements for 32 cannons and six mortars, nearly a half mile of tunnels, and accommodation for 300 soldiers and officers concealed within it!
Torquays Dinosaur World
Torquay
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!
Plymouth Ski Centre
Plymouth
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 ringo tubing: truly something for everyone at all levels of development, absolute beginners welcome too.
Plymouth Pavillions Ice Rink
Plymouth
Plymouth Pavillions 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
Barnstaple
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
Buckfastleigh
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
Bideford
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
Tavistock
The Barn Indoor Climbing Wall Youth climbing club based here at weekends will accept members as young as 7. Housed in a massive barn, this uniquely crafted climbing wall and free standing boulder provides a friendly and social place to train.
Clip n Climb Exeter
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
Torquay
The Boulder Bunker Dedicated bouldering and climbing facility for all ages and abilities.
Keypitts Quads
Ilfracombe
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
Exeter
Go Ape Haldon Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.
Tree Surfers
Tavistock
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
Exeter
The Quay Climbing Centre Offering over 200 climbing lines, walls ranging from 7 to 14 metres, plus two bouldering caves, two training walls, a teaching zone and abseil tower. For over 7s.
Sea Kayak Devon
Dartmouth
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
Holsworthy
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.
Battlefield LIVE Torbay
Brixham
Battlefield LIVE Torbay Authentic combat entertainment experience using military grade infra-red gaming guns for anyone over 8 years old.
Tenpin Plymouth
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
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
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!
Bowling at Lets Go
Barnstaple
Bowling at Lets Go In the past, bowling centres were just for bowling. You would arrive; have a game of bowling and leave. Now-a-days people expect so much more and rightly so. At Lets Go! they have put together a great half day out by adding skating, karaoke, gaming as well as pool and snooker into the mix.
Bowling at Harlequinns Leisure
Bude
Bowling at Harlequinns Leisure Classic family ten pin bowling, plus their indoor play has six fun packed levels for up to 12s including a separate toddler area.
Coast Complex
Exmouth
Coast Complex 12 lanes of state of the art tenpin bowling with animated scoring and night time Glow Bowling.
Plymouth Karting and Laser Fighters
Plymouth
Plymouth Karting and Laser Fighters Indoor karting and laser quest in Plymouth! A fun and exciting day out for all ages 8 to adult. Kids' parties a speciality.
Dartmoor Treasure Trail
Dartmoor
Dartmoor Treasure Trail Looking for a fun and interesting way to explore Dartmoor? Why not try a Treasure Trail! These fun and exciting trails will teach you fascinating facts about the area and show you some beautiful scenery. Enjoy a fun family walk in the fresh air whilst solving an intriguing mystery!
Curious About Plymouth
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
Exeter
Curious About Exeter is a unique experience: 2 treasure hunt style walks of discovery to keep the whole family intrigued and amused. Answer clues and match pictures, whilst reading stories about this fabulous city. Buy or download the booklet then explore in your own time.
River Link
Dartmouth
River Link Pleasure boat cruises and trips up and down the River Dart, from Dartmouth to Totnes in Devon, UK.
Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway
Paignton
Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway 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.
Pecorama Indoor Model Railway
Beer
Pecorama Indoor Model Railway The Exhibition hall displays wonderfully detailed layouts in many gauges of track, with push button controls enabling children to operate the trains. In the Gardens, the 7 and a 1/4 inch narrow gauge passenger-carrying line, powered by a fleet of miniature steam and diesel locomotives, winds its mile-long way...
Seaton Tramway
Seaton
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
Parracombe
Lynton and Barnstaple Railway Once one of the world's most famous and picturesque narrow gauge railways. An initial mile has so far been reopened within Exmoor at Woody Bay Station. 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 family!
Devon Railway Centre
Tiverton
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
Lynmouth
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. It will be one of the highlights of the day!
South Devon Railway
Buckfastleigh
South Devon Railway 'The South Devon Railway is one of Devon’s and the West Country’s best loved tourist attractions and is the longest established steam railway in the south west.'
The Golden Hind at Brixham
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
Plymouth Miniature Steam Two 71/4â gauge Wren locomotives and 2 battery powered diesels provide the pulling power for a sweet little jaunt for train lovers of all ages.
Exmouth Model Railway
Exmouth
Exmouth Model Railway Come and see the British Countryside in miniature with 20 trains weaving their way through 115 scale miles of varied landscape; the villages, towns, stations, traffic, people and even birds in the trees all authentic to the last meticulous detail.
Beer Heights Light Railway
Seaton
Beer Heights Light Railway Considered by many the finest 7¼ 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
Plymouth
Plym Valley Railway is a heritage railway centre where we are 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
Ilfracombe
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.
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
Bideford
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
Dartmoor
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.
Escot
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
Kennford
Haldon Forest Park Whether you want a quiet gentle stroll or an exhilarating mountain biking experience, there's something for you at Haldon Forest Park. 3,500 acres of woodland just fifteen minutes from Exeter.
Exeter Sculpture Walk
Exeter
Exeter Sculpture Walk Over 20 sculptures located both outside and in the university buildings. For art lovers or anyone with an appreciation for beauty.
Rock Garden Caves and Nursery
Chudleigh
Rock Garden Caves and Nursery 'The Rock Gardens, set in the picturesque setting of the old Palace Quarry. There are about 8 acres of wild gardens, ponds, a Rock Walk with lovely views from the top and a small, but attractive illuminated cave with interesting formations, all for you to discover.'
Burrow Farm Gardens
Axminster
Burrow Farm Gardens 'East Devon’s secret garden. Ten acres of beautifully landscaped gardens.'
Blackpool Sands
Dartmouth
Blackpool Sands Blue Flag awarded beauty spot, great for swimming and water sports, many local amenities including a stunning historical garden nearby.
Canonteign Falls
Exeter
Canonteign Falls 'Home to England's highest waterfall, descending a staggering 220 ft, Canonteign Falls is a breathtaking tourist attraction, and a wonderful day out in Devon for all the family. '
River Dart Country Park
Newton Abbot
River Dart Country Park Located in the Dartmoor National Park, it has an award winning campsite and is open daily from Easter to the end of September for fun and adventurous days out for families. Set in 90 acres, with lakes, parkland and woods with the majestic River Dart flowing through the Park it is the ideal place to stay or...
Decoy Country Park
Newton Abbot
Decoy Country Park Large play area with water play feature, plus BMX race track and dirt jumps. Other popular amenities include a lake supporting water sports activities and a deciduous woodland with a trim trail incorporated into it.
Rock Park
Barnstaple
Rock Park Offering sportsground, tennis courts, bowling, skatepark and play area with swings, slides, sandpit and climbing frames.
Simmons Park
Okehampton
Simmons Park Beautiful river park, with well equipped play area and plenty of space for picnics and family games so get out the bats, balls, frisbees and nets and buckets for fishing: don't forget to put them back!
Wistlandpound
Kentisbury
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
Bradworthy
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
Teignmouth
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
Plymouth
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.
Bigbury on Sea Beach
Modbury
Bigbury on Sea Beach Blue Flag awarded sandy beach, with sea tractor visits to Burgh Island available.
Thurlestone Sands
Thurlestone
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
Bideford
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
Braunton
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
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
Ilfracombe
Tunnels Beaches Hand carved in the 1820's these tunnels are tremendous fun for kids to explore, leading as they do to a pleasing beach and both indoor and outdoor play areas.
Slapton Sands and Torcross Beach
Slapton
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
Plymouth
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
Great Torrington
Dartington Crystal Glass 'Around 200,000 people visit Dartington each year - A Great Day Out for all the family. Whilst here you will learn about the 40 years of history with Dartington Crystal at the Audio Visual Theatre, follow the Dartington Timeline from 1967 to present day, then watch the expert Master Engraving demonstration;...
The Art Cafe
Kingsbridge
The Art Cafe is an Art and Craft Studio where you can enjoy getting creative in a fun and welcoming environment. Paint Your Own Pottery or Acrylic Canvas, try Decoupage. We are the perfect indoor activity for any age.
Quad World
Exeter
Quad World Come to multi award-winning Quad World where everyone can join in the fastest growing sport in the UK! Never tried a quad before?, No problem! You will get full tuition on a one-to-one basis and full protective clothing.
Paignton Pier
Paignton
Paignton Pier 'Great Amusements with the Latest Machines, Mega Slide, Crazy Golf, Beach Shop, Orbiter Dodgems, Cafe, Takeaway, Ice Cream, Rock and Sweet Shop, Ten Pin Bowling, Trampolines, Bouncy Castle, Snack Bar, Seafood Kiosk, Fresh Donuts, Home Made Fudge Shop, Shooting Gallery, Remote Control Cars
Cockington Court
Torquay
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...
Junior Browns UV Crazy Golf Balladium
Paignton
Junior Browns UV Crazy Golf Balladium U V indoor glow in the dark crazy golf centre, differently themed holes with lighting and smoke effects. Plus U V air blaster cannons!
Seashore Centre
Paignton
Seashore Centre Interactive displays about the seashore, plus Rockpool Zone with seawater tanks displaying marine wildlife, a video microscope for examining the kids' finds and much more.
Atlantis Adventure Park
Bideford
Atlantis Adventure Park Mini golf, indoor and playgrounds, jumping pillow, rides, maze and gold panning. Interspersed with shopping experiences.
Exeter Segways Paintball and Laser
Exeter
Exeter Segways Paintball and Laser Offering Segway Safari Tours and paint balling, for over 10s and 11s, with intense outdoor laser tag available for over 6s.
Babbacombe Model Village
Torquay
Babbacombe Model Village Feel like a giant as you explore 4 acres of award-winning gardens showcasing hundreds of model scenes, vehicles and people.
Shilstone Riding Centre
Widecombe in the Moor
Shilstone Riding Centre BHS approved lessons, livery and a variety of scenic hacks; welcomes absolute beginners.
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.
Roylands Riding Stables
Croyde
Roylands Riding Stables BHS approved riding opportunities for the more experienced rider including beach, dense woodland and sand dune hacks. Dressage and jumping lessons available.
Dean Riding Stables
Parracombe
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
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
Sidmouth
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.

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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