Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre (2 miles)
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.
Rock and Rapid Adventure Centre (16 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?
The Barn Indoor Climbing Wall (30 miles)
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 (36 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.
Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre (36 miles)
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.
Dart Rock Climbing Centre (42 miles)
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.
Vivary Adventure Centre (48 miles)
Vivary Adventure Centre
is an innovative outdoor, off the ground adventure for everyone! Join in on individual activities, from the lower ropes course, totems or climbing wall, or challenge yourself to the Ultimate Edge on the high ropes course with the power fan descender.
The Boulder Bunker (48 miles)
Dynamic Rock (48 miles)
Their youngest club starts at 8 years old, learning the basic skills and moves in a friendly, safe environment with full supervision and instruction.
Hangloose Adventures (52 miles)
For brave and hardy over 8s, this is a cluster of intense and frankly terrifying adrenaline activities from going 50mph on a giant swing on a cliff edge, to stunt jumping 10m down into an airbag, to going oomph in a Superman pose on the longest fastest zip wire in the country! Yeeha!
Boulders Climbing Centre (56 miles)
Boulders Climbing Centre
Offers fun beginners' and family sessions for 90 minutes on their climbing walls with friendly expert tutelage. A fit, fun new hobby awaits!
Milky Way Adventure Park (8 miles)
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.
Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park (14 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...
North Devon Falconry (5 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.
Ilfracombe Aquarium (14 miles)
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!
Exmoor Zoo (15 miles)
Exmoor Zoo is an award winning zoo set in a delightful location and homes over 175 different and unusual species of animals and birds.
Yaraks Bird of Prey (39 miles)
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.
The Big Sheep (2 miles)
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!
Miniature Pony Centre (31 miles)
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.
Braunton and District Museum (6 miles)
Barnstaple Heritage Centre (7 miles)
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.
Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon (7 miles)
Cobbaton Combat Collection (10 miles)
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.
Mortehoe Museum (11 miles)
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 Dartmoor Life (21 miles)
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.
Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre (25 miles)
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 (32 miles)
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!
Dartmoor Prison Museum (34 miles)
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!
Bill Douglas Centre (History of Cinema) (35 miles)
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!
Morwellham Quay and Tamar Valley Trust (36 miles)
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.
Clyston Mill (37 miles)
Historic working watermill in a beautiful riverside setting with hands-on activities that will be certain to engage the kids.
House of Marbles (38 miles)
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!
North Devon Leisure Centre (7 miles)
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)
Chagford Swimming Pool
Heated, outdoor, river fed pool, plus a very popular toddler pool, complete with toy boats, watering cans, and ducks! yay!
Meadowlands (33 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)
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 (39 miles)
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.
Funderzone Indoor Soft Play Centre (8 miles)
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.
Harlequinns Leisure (15 miles)
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 (22 miles)
Waie 2 Play
Pleasingly large indoor and outdoor play areas with loads of features plus swimming and sports opportunities too!
Play Planet (33 miles)
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.
Monsters Mansion (33 miles)
We are an adventure soft play centre in Tiverton: come along and join in the FUN indoors and out!
Riverside Leisure Centre (36 miles)
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.
Exeters Underground Passages (36 miles)
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 (39 miles)
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.
Clovelly Village (9 miles)
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!
Arlington Court (13 miles)
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!
Quince Honey Farm (16 miles)
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...
Okehampton Castle (22 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 around the castle grounds with a stream teeming with wildlife.
Watersmeet (22 miles)
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!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Activity Centre near Bideford 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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