Splashdown Quaywest Waterpark (5 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.
Buckfastleigh Swimming Pool (6 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)
Waves Leisure Pool (7 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!
Ashburton Swimming Pool (7 miles)
Ashburton Swimming Pool
Heated outdoor pool, some fun sessions. Usually opens daily late May through Early September.
Dartmouth Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool (7 miles)
Kingsteignton Swimming Pool (10 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.
Bovey Tracey Swimming Pool (11 miles)
Teignmouth Lido (12 miles)
Heated and welcoming outdoor pool with some kids' fun sessions offered. Usual season May through September.
Chudleigh Lido (12 miles)
Lido with lifeguards, all weather shelter, BBQ, heated pool and reasonable rates.
Chagford Swimming Pool (18 miles)
Topsham Pool (20 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.
Riverside Leisure Centre (21 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
Tinside Lido (21 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.
Meadowlands (22 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.
Mount Wise Swimming Pool (22 miles)
Wiveliscombe Open Air Pool (45 miles)
Wiveliscombe Open Air Pool
Heated outdoor pool with fun sessions and water walking (pre booking essential) where you cross the pool inside a giant ball!
The Jurassic Fun Centre (46 miles)
The Jurassic Fun Centre
Fun pools with slides and features: play on the islands and water features and try to dodge the aqua jets; it's wet and wild excitement for everyone! Plus classic tenpin bowling elsewhere on site - not open to the public from 20th July until 1st September 2013
Dragon Leisure Centre (46 miles)
Dragon Leisure Centre
This six-lane heated indoor pool is of the highest standard and includes a flume, learner pool and spectator facilities.
The Splash (46 miles)
Enjoy an all year round tropical atmosphere featuring a 33 metre, 5 lane swimming pool, with wave machine and flume. The Splash is an exceptionally popular leisure attraction which offers general leisure swimming for all the family with the thrill of the wave machine and a chance to ride the flume.
North Devon Leisure Centre (48 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.
Oasis Fun Pool (60 miles)
Oasis Fun Pool
Indoor and outdoor leisure swimming with flumes, fountains, waterfalls, geysers and a gentle fun slide for small ones.
Loe Beach Watersports (62 miles)
Loe Beach Watersports
Whether you want to Learn to Sail, Hire a Kayak, Windsurf or hire a Motor Boat we can help at Loe Beach... A watersports haven!
Greenbank Heated Outdoor Pool (64 miles)
Greenbank Heated Outdoor Pool
30x12m main Pool, semi-circular childrens Pool and separate Splash Area with fountains and water jets. Great idea if you're looking for great family days out in Somerset
Ships and Castles Fun Pool (64 miles)
Ships and Castles Fun Pool
Fantastic fun pool with loads of great features including wave machine, river ride and loads for the little ones as well - great family day out in Cornwall.
Coverack Windsurfing Centre (69 miles)
Coverack Windsurfing Centre
The Centre, established in 1982 has become the premier destination in the heart of South West Cornwall, offering residential and non-residential Windsurfing Holidays and RYA Courses.
Shepton Mallet Outdoor Pool (72 miles)
Blandford Leisure Centre (73 miles)
Blandford Leisure Centre
Fantastic fun for all the family. Water cannons, bubble bath, and the waterslide are just some of the exciting water features in the swimming pools during our Water Wonderland Sessions. See inside for times and website.
Penarth Leisure Centre (73 miles)
Penarth Leisure Centre
offers a 25m 6 lane pool with water slide, plus sports courts, creche and indoor play centre.
Cardiff International Pool (74 miles)
Bridgend Recreation Centre (74 miles)
Bridgend Recreation Centre
Bridgend Recreation Centre boasts the area’s largest leisure pool complete with hydro-slide, wave machine and beach area with baby slide.
Woodlands Leisure Park (5 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.
Crealy Great Adventure Park (22 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.
Paignton Zoo (4 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!
Buckfast Butterflies and Otter Sanctuary (5 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 (6 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.
Dartmoor Zoological Park (14 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 (20 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.
The Donkey Sanctuary (28 miles)
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 picnic areas.
Totnes Rare Breeds Farm (< 1 mile)
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!
Pennywell Farm (5 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.
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.
Dartmouth Museum (7 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 (8 miles)
House of Marbles (11 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).
Dartmoor Prison Museum (16 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.
Exmouth Museum (18 miles)
Historic building commemorating and presenting Exmouth's history, come discover it for yourself!
Merchant's House Museum (21 miles)
Merchant's House Museum
'From Elizabethan privateers to four mini museums in one, the Merchant's House has an interesting history.'
Fairlynch Museum (21 miles)
Small quirky thatched museum detailing local social, maritime and prehistoric history, including smugglers' cellar
Bill Douglas Centre (History of Cinema) (22 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.'
Morwellham Quay and Tamar Valley Trust (23 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.'
Thanks for all the great things to do and Water Parks near Totnes 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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