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Things for Active Kids to do near to Ashburton
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Go Ape Haldon (12 miles)
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.
Battlefield LIVE Torbay (12 miles)
Brixham
Battlefield LIVE Torbay Authentic combat entertainment experience using military grade infra-red gaming guns for anyone over 8 years old.
Sea Kayak Devon (14 miles)
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!
The Quay Climbing Centre (17 miles)
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.
Tree Surfers (20 miles)
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 Unit Skatepark (28 miles)
Launceston
The Unit Skatepark is a 7,500sqft indoor skatepark where you can come and ride your scooter, skateboard or BMX. We offer coaching and have a Pro Shop with coffee facilities for parents and snacks for the kids. We have ramps to suit all ages and abilities.
Adrenalin Quarry (30 miles)
Liskeard
Adrenalin Quarry The Zip is the UK's Longest Zip Wire, hurling you over our flooded quarry at speeds that'll get your heart pumping. There's nothing like it anywhere in the UK and it's suitable for all ages.
Dragon Archery (31 miles)
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.
Atlantic Pursuits (41 miles)
Bude
Atlantic Pursuits Atlantic Pursuits offer an action-packed programme of outdoor activities for anyone, of any age and no previous experience is needed!
West Somerset Sports & Leisure Centre (48 miles)
Minehead
West Somerset Sports & Leisure Centre The West Somerset Sports & Leisure Centre is a dual based sports centre within the West Somerset Community College. The Centre Offer's a wide range of Activities.
Minehead Eye (49 miles)
Minehead
Minehead Eye Check out our Bouldering Cave the most exciting thing to come to Minehead since we opened!! Bouldering is low level climbing without ropes. As well as that we are also an Indoor Skatepark and BMX Park, Games Consoles, ITsuite, DJ facilities, Pool, Table tennis and Football, Music Studios, Cafe, and all sorts...
Keypitts Quads (49 miles)
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.
FlowRider at Retallack Resort (51 miles)
St Columb Major
FlowRider at Retallack Resort The latest in board sports and the first in the UK - the FlowRider is a truly unique activity and a very memorable one. FlowRiding is sure to keep the kids happy and adults can either jump on as well or enjoy a drink on our sun decks overlooking the FlowRider.
Cannington Golf Centre (53 miles)
Bridgwater
Cannington Golf Centre Nine hole, 18-tee golf course plus undercover, fully automated floodlit driving range where children and non-members are welcome.
Middlemoor Water Park (58 miles)
Woolavington
Middlemoor Water Park This unique water sports centre with water ski, wakeboard, jet ski and karting facilities also has it's own fully licensed clubhouse overlooking the lake. A varied menu is available (and a barbecue area is situated next to the clubhouse).
Lusty Glaze (58 miles)
Newquay
Lusty Glaze Lusty Glaze is a unique leisure and education complex in Newquay, on the north coast of Cornwall. As well as being a popular beach for locals and holiday makers, this Cornish cove is home to a family of thriving businesses specialising in adventure, education, training, accommodation and catering.
Dorchester Skatepark (59 miles)
Dorchester
Dorchester Skatepark Permanent concrete skatepark or BMX, scooter and inline skates as well as skateboards, with lots of features and set ups, creatively challenging to all riders whether novice or experienced.
Woodlands Leisure Park (12 miles)
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 (20 miles)
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...
Buckfast Butterflies and Otter Sanctuary (3 miles)
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!
Prickly Ball Farm (5 miles)
Newton Abbot
Prickly Ball Farm Hedgehog hospital and farm with lots of animals to meet plus daily activities, talks and hands-on fun.
Paignton Zoo (10 miles)
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...
Living Coasts (11 miles)
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.
Dartmoor Zoological Park (13 miles)
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.
National Marine Aquarium (20 miles)
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.
The Donkey Sanctuary (27 miles)
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 (37 miles)
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.
North Devon Falconry (39 miles)
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.
Pennywell Farm (4 miles)
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.
Totnes Rare Breeds Farm (7 miles)
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 (8 miles)
Paignton
Occombe Farm Working organic farm offering childrens activities, nature and themed trails, a playground and animals to meet as well.
Miniature Pony Centre (9 miles)
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 (18 miles)
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.
House of Marbles (5 miles)
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).
Torre Abbey Historic House and Gallery (10 miles)
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.
Torquay Museum (11 miles)
Torquay
Torquay Museum Family-friendly museum with games, quizzes and trails plus blockbuster exhibitions designed to engage children and adults alike.
Dartmoor Prison Museum (11 miles)
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.
Brixham Heritage Museum (13 miles)
Brixham
Brixham Heritage Museum A fascinating museum promoting and revealing the complete history of Brixham.
Dartmouth Museum (14 miles)
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!
Exmouth Museum (16 miles)
Exmouth
Exmouth Museum Historic building commemorating and presenting Exmouth's history, come discover it for yourself!
Bill Douglas Centre (History of Cinema) (18 miles)
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.'
Museum of Dartmoor Life (19 miles)
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.
Morwellham Quay and Tamar Valley Trust (20 miles)
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....
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery (20 miles)
Plymouth
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery Museum and Art Gallery with extensive collections, hands-on activities and family events throughout the year.
Merchant's House Museum (20 miles)
Plymouth
Merchant's House Museum 'From Elizabethan privateers to four mini museums in one, the Merchant's House has an interesting history.'
Fairlynch Museum (20 miles)
Budleigh Salterton
Fairlynch Museum Small quirky thatched museum detailing local social, maritime and prehistoric history, including smugglers' cellar
Clyston Mill (22 miles)
Exeter
Clyston Mill Historic working watermill in a beautiful riverside setting with hands-on activities that will be certain to engage the kids.
Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre (24 miles)
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 (29 miles)
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.'
Thelma Hulbert Gallery (31 miles)
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.

Thanks for all the great things to do and Things for Active Kids to do near Ashburton 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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