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.
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.
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!
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.
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'...
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...
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.
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.
St Nicholas Priory Unfortunately St Nicholas Priory is currently closed for essential building repairs.
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.
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.
A La Ronde Unique 18th Century House with interesting interior decoration and some quirky collections. Surrounded by a huge meadow you can also explore. Dogs on leads welcome.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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...
Daphne du Mauriers Smugglers Museum A fascinating collection of fine smuggling artefacts and tales of wreckers and smugglers over the past 300 years. Sure to get kids' imaginations going!
The Town Mill A working water mill with hundreds of years of history. There is also a gallery, a micro brewery, pottery and cheesemonger. Free to visit.
Sheppys Cider Farm and Museum Beautiful farmland and orchard to explore, with a number of animals to meet, plus a fascinating Cider Museum, and a Farm Shop and Tearoom. Learn all about farming and cidermaking from a family who have been doing it for generations!
Lanhydrock A National Trust managed estate with house, gardens, expanse of woodland, parks and riverside paths, tea room, restaurant and gift shops. Kids will love the Touch and Discover tables, the train trail around the house, the school room and Victorian toys, plus the adventure playground to burn off that last bit...
Forde Abbey House and Gardens A historical and educational visit made fun through fantastic Children's Packs, which keep families interested and entertained while they learn. Grounds open all year. Children under 15 visit for free.
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!
Bishops Lydeard Mill Visit a working watermill, plus see a number of trades on display, including coopering and saddling. Explore a Victorian kitchen, a Blacksmith’s forge, and a preserved Wheelwright’s shop. Fun and interactive displays, plus authentic sounds and smells!
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!
Tintagel Castle With its spectacular location on this windswept Atlantic coastline, Tintagel is where the legend of King Arthur was born and is rich in flora and fauna, sea birds, lizards and butterflies, besides it's own beach and cafe. Lovely!
Charlestown Shipwreck Centre Discover the many interesting things that have been recovered from shipwrecks, plus learn the full story of Charlestown harbour and the clay industry. Highlights include the RNLB Amelia, plus a German armoured dress diving suit!
Dunster Water Mill Experience the sights and sounds of a working watermill and discover how flour is produced. Integral museum containing a wonderful collection of farming tools. Part of Dunster Castle and Gardens and a combo ticket for both attractions is available: bonus!
Dunster Castle The site of the castle, which dates back to Norman times, the house and gardens provide a great space to explore with the whole family! Come along and discover the diversity of the wildlife in the gardens, find out about bats and find the secret passage way in the house!
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!
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens Beautiful and historic gardens with charming features to appeal to kids, like a play area, bridged waterways, sculpture trail and a secret walk! Dogs on leads welcome.
National Lobster Hatchery is a marine conservation, research and education charity with Visitors' Centre which offers interactive displays, young lobsters to meet, plus a resident giant lobster and Edible and their collection of Spider Crabs!
Montacute House Stunning Elizabethan mansion surrounded by beautiful grounds. Explore the house and gallery, beautiful gardens and parkland with free guided tour. Live horsemanship demonstrations in the summer holidays!
Portland Bill Lighthouse Learn about the historical importance of lighthouses, study the tumultuous sea here, gets hands on with the interactive exhibits and take a stormy journey "Into The Dark"!
Portland Castle The history of this fortress, which overlooks Portland harbour, is diverse and fascinating with great views and big cannons, plus there's a Discovery Pack and period dress up supply to help keep kids interested.
Nothe Fort A thrilling labyrinth of underground passageways and outdoor areas with stunning views of the Jurassic Coast. Constructed on three levels accessed by lift, the Fort is filled with displays, mammoth guns and cinema areas that chart the history of this large and magnificent Victorian structure.
Pirates Quest Discover the secrets of Pirate life as you journey through caves and coves with Captain Calico Jack and his swashbuckling crew! Now known as Pirates' Quest and better than ever!
Woodlands Leisure Park is an all weather attraction with something for all the family, from the youngest to the oldest hero in the beautiful 100 acre 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!
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...
Diggerland Devon is The Ultimate Adventure Theme Park Experience where children and adults alike can ride, drive and operate REAL diggers! Set in the beautiful Devon countryside and with its own campsite this is the perfect get away location.
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!
Prickly Ball Farm Hedgehog hospital and farm with lots of animals to meet plus daily activities, talks and hands-on fun.
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...
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 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.
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.
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.
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.