Torquay Alpine Ski Club (46 miles)
Torquay Alpine Ski Club
Skiing, snowboarding and ringo tubing: truly something for everyone at all levels of development, absolute beginners welcome too.
Plymouth Ski Centre (47 miles)
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.
Avon Ski and Action Centre (57 miles)
Avon Ski and Action Centre
is a dry ski slope and outdoor activity centre located in North Somerset. We offer activities for the whole family and children from the age of 4. Activities include: skiing and snowboarding, tobogganing, archery, air rifle shooting, mountain boarding, power kiting and climbing.
Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park (8 miles)
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 the day. We also have an Earthquake Canyon Train Ride, Tropical House and an Egyptian Tomb!
Watermouth Castle and Theme Park (9 miles)
Watermouth Castle and Theme Park
Mechanical music demonstrations, model railway, domestic dairy, cider-making exhibits, cycle museum, smugglers' dungeon, maze, water show, rides, gnome village, large slide, water play, antique arcade, crazy mirrors, gardens, children's animations, 'Merrygoland' and much more.
Milky Way Adventure Park (16 miles)
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 included in the price! It's a great day out whatever the weather.
Crealy Great Adventure Park (38 miles)
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 attractions, capture more precious memories than ever before.
North Devon Falconry (3 miles)
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.
Exmoor Zoo (8 miles)
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 unusual species of animals and birds.
Ilfracombe Aquarium (9 miles)
'Experience the fascinating journey from an Exmoor stream to the Atlantic Ocean'.
The Big Sheep (9 miles)
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.
Miniature Pony Centre (32 miles)
Miniature Pony Centre
Animals, adventure, and discovery all set in 20 acres of beautiful parkland. A truly captivating family attraction in Devon, with miniature ponies and much much more. Set in an idyllic setting in the heart of scenic Dartmoor, there is plenty of beautiful countryside to explore.
Cobbaton Combat Collection (8 miles)
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, grenades, and bombs to Home Front ration books, gas masks, ARP and Home Guard items.
Museum of Dartmoor Life (24 miles)
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.
Tiverton Museum (28 miles)
'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.'
Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre (30 miles)
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 foot indoor attraction that provides a unique opportunity to view our Fairground Heritage in a beautiful rural location.'
Bill Douglas Centre (History of Cinema) (34 miles)
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.'
Dartmoor Prison Museum (37 miles)
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.
House of Marbles (38 miles)
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).
North Devon Leisure Centre (< 1 mile)
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.
Chagford Swimming Pool (29 miles)
Riverside Leisure Centre (34 miles)
Riverside Leisure Centre
The 25m main pool offers a full programme of activities throughout the week including casual swimming, Aquazone Lessons for children and adults, Aquafit Classes and Inflatable Fun Sessions. It can also be booked privately for special events and parties + Bumbers Backyard Soft Play Centre
Meadowlands (37 miles)
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.
Bovey Tracey Swimming Pool (38 miles)
Topsham Pool (38 miles)
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.
Chudleigh Lido (39 miles)
Lido with lifeguards, all weather shelter, BBQ, heated pool and reasonable rates.
Funderzone Indoor Soft Play Centre (1 miles)
Funderzone Indoor Soft Play Centre
Indoor soft play centre for children from toddlers to 12 year olds. Activities for all ages, babies and toddlers have their very own play area. There are ball ponds, astro slides, cargo nets, spooky maze + Great kids day out in Devon.
Waie 2 Play (21 miles)
Waie 2 Play
Pleasingly large indoor and outdoor play areas with features like air cannons, zip wires and plenty of climbing frames.
Harlequinns Leisure (22 miles)
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.
Monsters Mansion (29 miles)
We are a children's indoor soft play centre in Tiverton, Mid-Devon, so come along and join in the FUN indoors and out!
Exeters Underground Passages (34 miles)
Exeters Underground Passages
You are given a hardhat and expected to 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.
Arlington Court (6 miles)
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!
Quince Honey Farm (11 miles)
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.
Watersmeet (15 miles)
A Fishing lodge completed in c1832 surrounded by 'varied Exmoor landscapes of rocky coastline, heather moorland, wooded valleys and fast-flowing rivers.'
Clovelly Village (16 miles)
A magnificent and unique location in the West Country, not to be missed!
Okehampton Castle (24 miles)
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 nearby.
Tiverton Castle (28 miles)
'Few buildings evoke such a feeling of history as venerable Tiverton Castle, which celebrated its 900th anniversary in 2006.'
Castle Drogo (29 miles)
Killerton (33 miles)
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
St Nicholas Priory (34 miles)
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 Priory and gives a wonderful insight into Tudor life.'
Exeter Woollen Trail (34 miles)
Exeter Woollen Trail
'Explore many of the key sites of Exeter's most important industry of the past, the woollen cloth trade.'
Powderham Castle (40 miles)
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.
Skating at Lets Go (< 1 mile)
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. It gives skaters a realistic `ice-like’ experience without the downsides associated with real ice, such as the usual cold and damp, or wet knees.
Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre (7 miles)
Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre
Get wet, climb high, stay low, whatever you want, you can do it! Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre will give you a day to remember. Play as a family or leave the adults at home, either way everyone can find fun, challenge, inspiration and laughter at Skern.
Rock and Rapid Adventure Centre (11 miles)
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?
Clip n Climb Exeter (34 miles)
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 Barn Indoor Climbing Wall (35 miles)
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.
Keypitts Quads (8 miles)
offer four types of ride and they start with the badger ride which has been tailored for the 6 year olds and over using our all terrain adventure track.
The Quay Climbing Centre (34 miles)
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.
Go Ape! Haldon (36 miles)
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.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Dry Ski Slopes and Indoor Skiing near Barnstaple 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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