Torquay Alpine Ski Club (3 miles)
Torquay Alpine Ski Club
Skiing, snowboarding and ringo tubing: truly something for everyone at all levels of development, absolute beginners welcome too.
Plymouth Ski Centre (25 miles)
Plymouth Ski Centre
is open daily between 10am and 10pm. We offer skiers, snowboarders and bladers of all levels the facilities to practice and learn new skills. Great idea for family days out in Devon
Dorset Snowsport Centre (55 miles)
Dorset Snowsport Centre
Set in acres of woodland at Warmwell Holiday Park, it boasts one of the UK's top ski and snowboard slopes. The slope is 110m and includes a 'Big Kicker', tabletop jumps, rainbow & straight rails and quarter pipe. Ringo sessions also available!
Avon Ski and Action Centre (68 miles)
Avon Ski and Action Centre
is a dry ski slope and outdoor activity centre located in North Somerset. We offer activities for the whole family and children from the age of 4. Activities include: skiing and snowboarding, tobogganing, archery, air rifle shooting, mountain boarding, power kiting and climbing.
Babbacombe Model Village (2 miles)
Babbacombe Model Village
Hundreds of animated models, scenes, vehicles and people make up the world of Babbacombe Model Village. Lots of humour and fun animated features, set amongst 4 acres of delightful gardens make this a fantastic day out for families.
Woodlands Leisure Park (10 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 (18 miles)
Crealy Great Adventure Park
Voted Devons best family attraction , don't miss the thrills and spills of Devons Crealy. 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.
Living Coasts (< 1 mile)
Take a journey around the coasts of the world where amazing plants and animals live life on the edge. You'll see birds and mammals in specially-designed naturalistic habitats. With outdoor and indoor exhibits, there's plenty to see and do whatever the weather.
Paignton Zoo (3 miles)
Explore 80 acres of natural habitat and see the hundreds of animals that live there. As well as seeing the animals, there are plenty of other things to do: get your face painted, catch the feeding times or let off steam in our playareas.
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.
Buckfast Butterflies and Otter Sanctuary (11 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!
Dartmoor Zoological Park (21 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.
The Donkey Sanctuary (22 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.
National Marine Aquarium (27 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.
Totnes Rare Breeds Farm (7 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!
Pennywell Farm (11 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 (18 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.
Brixham Heritage Museum (5 miles)
Dartmouth Museum (8 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!
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).
Exmouth Museum (12 miles)
Historic building commemorating and presenting Exmouth's history, come discover it for yourself!
Fairlynch Museum (15 miles)
Small quirky thatched museum detailing local social, maritime and prehistoric history, including smugglers' cellar
Bill Douglas Centre (History of Cinema) (19 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.'
Dartmoor Prison Museum (21 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.
Merchant's House Museum (28 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 (28 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.
Morwellham Quay and Tamar Valley Trust (29 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.'
Tiverton Museum (31 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.'
Axminster Museum (32 miles)
Located in the courtroom of the old Police station built around 1860, discover Axminster's history!
Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre (34 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.'
Waves Leisure Pool (< 1 mile)
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 and we also hold various swimming lessons throughout the year including parent & toddler sessions.
Quaywest Waterpark (3 miles)
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 Toon Town Pool where they can paddle in safety. Children can play to their hearts content in the Submarine Play Zone.
Teignmouth Lido (6 miles)
Heated and welcoming outdoor pool with some kids' fun sessions offered. Usual season May through September.
Kingsteignton Swimming Pool (7 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.
Dartmouth Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool (8 miles)
Chudleigh Lido (10 miles)
Lido with lifeguards, all weather shelter, BBQ, heated pool and reasonable rates.
Ashburton Swimming Pool (11 miles)
Ashburton Swimming Pool
Heated outdoor pool, some fun sessions. Usually opens daily late May through Early September.
Bovey Tracey Swimming Pool (11 miles)
Buckfastleigh Swimming Pool (11 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)
Topsham Pool (16 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.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Dry Ski Slopes and Indoor Skiing near Torquay 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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