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
is a heated outdoor swimming pool, set in the heart of the Devon countryside in the pretty town of Buckfastleigh. We provide a safe and fun swimming environment for people of all ages.
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 Water-Play Activity Centre and Toddler slide!
Ashburton Swimming Pool (7 miles)
Ashburton Swimming Pool
21m heated outdoor pool, some fun sessions. Usually opens daily late May through Early September. Swings and lawned area for spectators, plus café serving refreshments. Aqua membership provides use of this and 4 other pools!
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)
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.
Teignmouth Lido (12 miles)
Heated and welcoming outdoor pool with some kids' fun sessions offered. Usual season May through September.
Chudleigh Lido (12 miles)
Heated 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.
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
27m heated outdoor pool with fun sessions and water walking (pre booking essential), where you cross the pool inside a giant ball! Toddler Swim and Primary Splash sessions for kids. Open between May and September.
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
Super little indoor pool with a whoosh flume slide! Great for a family splash about, with lane swimming and learner pool also available. Some soft play sessions offered too!
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.
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.
Woodlands Leisure Park (5 miles)
Woodlands Leisure Park
is an all weather attraction, theres something for everyone nestled in 90 acres with various adventure play zones, 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 fun and excitement of Devon's Great Adventure Park! Fly through the air, splash through flowing water, explore mystical woodlands and meet the cutest creatures. Complete with rides, masses of indoor play, the regions friendliest animals and...
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 Come in and get close to over 2000 creatures at one of the South West's most...
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!
Prickly Ball Farm (6 miles)
Prickly Ball Farm
Hedgehog hospital and farm with lots of animals to meet plus daily activities, talks and hands-on fun.
Living Coasts (7 miles)
Coastal Zoo and Aquarium where you can mingle with penguins, see otters, octopus and seal plus there are underwater viewing areas and a cafe.
Shaldon Zoo (11 miles)
A compact yet hugely diverse conservation park, offering observation of rare and endangered species of primate, small mammal, bird and reptile. Loads of information if you want to take it educational, plus keeper talks and bonus experiences.
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 Josie 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.
Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre (19 miles)
Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre
Small, private, family run centre providing seasonal flying displays. Courses and Experience Days offered year round weather permitting, including handling and hawk or owl walks. By appointment only.
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...
Alpaca Trekking with Bearhouse Alpacas (30 miles)
Alpaca Trekking with Bearhouse Alpacas
- is an alpaca farm situated in the Roncombe Valley, an area of Oustanding Natural Beauty, just outside Sidbury, East Devon. We have approximately 70 alpacas on 40 acres of land and offer alpaca trekking around the bridleways surrounding our farm.
Yaraks Bird of Prey (30 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.
Axe Valley Wildlife Park (38 miles)
Axe Valley Wildlife Park
is a quaint, quirky wildlife park in the heart of Devon. Animals such as Meerkats, Zebra, Lemurs can be seen here. A personal, friendly place with a laid back atmosphere. Outdoor play areas and coffee shop facility.
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!
Occombe Farm (5 miles)
Working organic farm offering childrens activities, nature and themed trails, a playground and animals to meet as well.
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
- a unique friendly atmosphere with a whole host of activities, with lots to see and do, including the miniature ponies and their foals.
World of Country Life (19 miles)
World of Country Life
is a farm park with petting zoo, indoor play areas, daily ferret racing and animal shows, bird of prey display, farming museum, vintage car and motorcycle collection. Hand feed the animals from the deer train and eat home cooked food in the themed restaurant.
Torre Abbey Historic House and Gallery (7 miles)
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!
Torquay Museum (7 miles)
Family-friendly museum with games, quizzes and trails plus blockbuster exhibitions designed to engage children and adults alike.
Brixham Heritage Museum (8 miles)
Brixham Heritage Museum
Great local museum telling the complete history of this small fishing town. Family friendly, with loads of different displays and exhibits, plus dressing up, activity areas, plus quizzes and competitions. Free entry for kids under 6 years of age.
House of Marbles (11 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!
Dartmoor Prison Museum (16 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!
Exmouth Museum (18 miles)
Discover the rich history of Exmouth in this great local museum that offers free entry to kids and students! Visit a Victorian kitchen, learn about local war heroes, and see loads of interesting items, including antique lace, photographs, and memorabilia.
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery (21 miles)
Merchant's House Museum (21 miles)
Merchant's House Museum
From Elizabethan privateers to 4 mini museums in one, the Merchant's House has an interesting history. A fascinating walk through to add to a day trip.
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)
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 (23 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.
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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