ClayArt (13 miles)
Paint Your Own Pottery Studio is an indoor activity and is great for sunny or rainy days. It is great fun for everyone and brings out your creative side!
The Art Cafe (24 miles)
The Art Cafe
is an Art and Craft Studio where you can enjoy getting creative in a fun and welcoming environment. Paint Your Own Pottery or Acrylic Canvas, try Decoupage. We are the perfect indoor activity for any age.
Dartington Crystal Glass (28 miles)
Dartington Crystal Glass
'Around 200,000 people visit Dartington each year - A Great Day Out for all the family. Whilst here you will learn about the 40 years of history with Dartington Crystal at the Audio Visual Theatre, follow the Dartington Timeline from 1967 to present day, then watch the expert Master Engraving demonstration; even buy that special piece and have it personalised. You can then watch the live demonstration of Studio Glassmaking and try the many hands on activities we have to offer.'
Pot-tea Training (42 miles)
- is all about the rewarding activity of pottery painting, made easy, and enjoying family time together. Unbeatable added value, novice friendly, fun trip out for Grannies to babies, enjoying a therapeutic activity plus you make something to use everyday and treasure for life.
Creative Crafting (50 miles)
Pottery painting is great for all kids and occasions - the studio has everything you'll need to create a hand-painted gift for any occasion...as well as delicious coffees, teas and snacks
Woodlands Leisure Park (24 miles)
Woodlands Leisure Park
- is an all-weather attraction, theres something for everyone nestled in 90 acres with various adventure playzones - perfect for entertaining children of all ages! Let off steam in massive Fun Factories, indoor rides, 2 Master Blaster Arenas and Soft Play Centres.
Milky Way Adventure Park (32 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 (34 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.
Dartmoor Zoological Park (12 miles)
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 (13 miles)
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.
Buckfast Butterflies and Otter Sanctuary (17 miles)
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!
Devon Wildlife Centre and Hospital (22 miles)
Devon Wildlife Centre and Hospital
A real wildlife hospital and rehabilitation centre that will capture kids' hearts. By definition there is an ever-changing array of animals at the centre, but they always welcome families and offer a daily programme of keeper talks.
Paignton Zoo (26 miles)
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 you'd better leave a whole day, you'll need it to explore our big wild world!
North Devon Falconry (34 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.
Miniature Pony Centre (16 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.
Pennywell Farm (17 miles)
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 (21 miles)
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!
The Big Sheep (33 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.
Morwellham Quay and Tamar Valley Trust (4 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. Amidst towering cliffs and gently rolling farmland, a lost world lives again.'
Dartmoor Prison Museum (6 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.
Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre (9 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.'
Merchant's House Museum (13 miles)
Merchant's House Museum
'From Elizabethan privateers to four mini museums in one, the Merchant's House has an interesting history.'
Museum of Dartmoor Life (14 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.
House of Marbles (20 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).
Dartmouth Museum (28 miles)
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!
Brixham Heritage Museum (29 miles)
Bill Douglas Centre (History of Cinema) (30 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.'
Exmouth Museum (32 miles)
Historic building commemorating and presenting Exmouth's history, come discover it for yourself!
Cobbaton Combat Collection (34 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.
Fairlynch Museum (36 miles)
Small quirky thatched museum detailing local social, maritime and prehistoric history, including smugglers' cellar
Tiverton Museum (38 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.'
Meadowlands (< 1 mile)
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.
Mount Wise Swimming Pool (13 miles)
Tinside Lido (13 miles)
Open May to September the pool includes fountains, inflatable fun sessions, views across Plymouth Sound, a sunbathing terrace, lounger, deckchair and wetsuit hire and good disabled access.
Chagford Swimming Pool (16 miles)
Buckfastleigh Swimming Pool (17 miles)
Buckfastleigh Swimming Pool
Heated outdoor swim facility in picturesque Victoria Park offering a variety of session types including Fun Inflatable! (open June to September)
Ashburton Swimming Pool (17 miles)
Ashburton Swimming Pool
Heated outdoor pool, some fun sessions. Usually opens daily late May through Early September.
Bovey Tracey Swimming Pool (20 miles)
Kingsteignton Swimming Pool (24 miles)
Kingsteignton Swimming Pool
Heated outdoor pools, main and toddler. Plus fully equipped to cater for disabled swimmers, changing and shower facilities plus hoist and special steps for entry into pool.
Chudleigh Lido (24 miles)
Lido with lifeguards, all weather shelter, BBQ, heated pool and reasonable rates.
Splashdown Quaywest Waterpark (27 miles)
Splashdown Quaywest Waterpark
Choose from 8 different flumes from the gentle Surf Lagoon to the exhilarating Screamer or the wild Kamikaze. For the younger ones, there's the Submarine Splash and Tiddler's Fun Pool where they can paddle in safety.
Waves Leisure Pool (27 miles)
Waves Leisure Pool
No matter what the weather it's great fun for all the family! With its unique sloping floor, flume and wave machine you are guaranteed an enjoyable time. The pool is available for private hire, plus lessons and parent and toddler sessions. Plus NEW Water-Play Activity Centre and Toddler slide!
Dartmouth Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool (28 miles)
Teignmouth Lido (29 miles)
Heated and welcoming outdoor pool with some kids' fun sessions offered. Usual season May through September.
Riverside Leisure Centre (29 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
Topsham Pool (31 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.
North Devon Leisure Centre (37 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.
123 Jump Play Centre (9 miles)
123 Jump Play Centre
Featuring a fantastic play-frame, an enormous inflatable, an indoor football pitch and a zone just for toddlers. Adults are encouraged to go into the play frame with their kids, so wear socks!
Drakes Den (9 miles)
Multi level adventure play frame with dedicated toddler version plus face painting and other sides.
Play Planet (12 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.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Pottery Making and Arts and Crafts near Tavistock 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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