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
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 (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.
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.
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.
Milky Way Adventure Park (9 miles)
Milky Way Adventure Park
With Devon's largest rollercoaster, droid destroyer dodgems, fantastic live shows throughout the day and an innovative new play space for 0-6 year olds there really is something for the whole family! All the rides, shows and vast indoor play areas are included in the price.
Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park (15 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)
'Experience the fascinating journey from an Exmoor stream to the Atlantic Ocean'.
Exmoor Zoo (15 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...
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)
Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon (7 miles)
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.
Cobbaton Combat Collection (12 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,...
Museum of Dartmoor Life (21 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.
Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre (25 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...
Tiverton Museum (32 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.'
Dartmoor Prison Museum (34 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.
Morwellham Quay and Tamar Valley Trust (36 miles)
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....
Bill Douglas Centre (History of Cinema) (36 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.'
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 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 (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)
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)
Chudleigh Lido (39 miles)
Lido with lifeguards, all weather shelter, BBQ, heated pool and reasonable rates.
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)
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 (22 miles)
Waie 2 Play
Pleasingly large indoor and outdoor play areas with features like air cannons, zip wires and plenty of climbing frames.
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 a children's indoor soft play centre in Tiverton, Mid-Devon, so come along and join in the FUN indoors and out!
Dinkys Play Cafe (36 miles)
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.
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.
Clovelly Village (9 miles)
A magnificent and unique location in the West Country, not to be missed!
Arlington Court (13 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 (16 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.
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 Fishing lodge completed in c1832 surrounded by 'varied Exmoor landscapes of rocky coastline, heather moorland, wooded valleys and fast-flowing rivers.'
Castle Drogo (28 miles)
Tiverton Castle (32 miles)
'Few buildings evoke such a feeling of history as venerable Tiverton Castle, which celebrated its 900th anniversary in 2006.'
St Nicholas Priory (36 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...
Exeter Woollen Trail (36 miles)
Exeter Woollen Trail
'Explore many of the key sites of Exeter's most important industry of the past, the woollen cloth trade.'
Killerton (36 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
Buckland Abbey (37 miles)
'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...
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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