Saltram House and Gardens (3 miles)
Saltram House and Gardens
A beautiful C18th mansion surrounded by landscaped park. The mansion features an array of things for its visitors to discover.
Plym Valley Railway (4 miles)
Plym Valley Railway
is a heritage railway centre where we are preserving steam and diesel locomotives, carriages, wagons, and other historic railway artefacts to recreate the atmosphere of a bygone age. We operate passenger trains on selected days from our station at Marsh Mills to Plym Bridge Platform.
Tenpin Plymouth (4 miles)
is a bowling centre located in the Barbican Leisure Park. We have 24 modern fully computerised lanes, American and English Pool tables, Amusement Arcades all catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options!
Plymouth Ski Centre (4 miles)
Plymouth Ski Centre
Offers skiers, snowboarders and bladers of all levels the facilities to practice and learn new skills, plus an exhilarating 650 meter toboggan run and exciting Sno Tube rides.
National Marine Aquarium (4 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.
ClayArt (4 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!
Merchant's House Museum (5 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.
Dartmoor Zoological Park (5 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.
Curious About Plymouth (5 miles)
Curious About Plymouth
is a unique experience: two treasure hunt style walks of discovery to keep the whole family intrigued and amused. Keep the kids happy answering clues and matching pictures, whilst reading stories about this majestic maritime port. Buy the booklet from our website and explore in your own time.
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery (5 miles)
Tinside Lido (5 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.
West Hoe Park (5 miles)
West Hoe Park
Park with a large childrens play area, a miniature railway and putting green, crazy golf, trampolines, merry-go-round and bouncy castle.
Plymouth Pavillions Ice Rink (5 miles)
Plymouth Pavillions Ice Rink
boasts the only ice rink in the South West, the Swiss Lake Ice Rink is fitted with a state-of-the-art light and disco system so the regular ice discos held here have the best sound around.
Drakes Den (5 miles)
Multi level adventure play frame with dedicated toddler version plus face painting and other sides.
Crownhill Fort (6 miles)
Astonishingly well preserved and bound to get their little imaginations going, it's an inconspicuous looking hilltop actually hosting 4 fighting levels, 32 cannon placements, nearly a half mile of secret tunnels, and concealed accommodation for 300 soldiers! Sneaky!
Mount Edgcumbe (6 miles)
Woodland, beach, park and pond if you're looking for nature you can't go wrong here, with added interesting bits in the form of boat trips, interactive sawmill and 'bat-cam'!
123 Jump Play Centre (6 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!
Mount Wise Swimming Pool (6 miles)
Bigbury on Sea Beach (7 miles)
Bigbury on Sea Beach
Blue Flag awarded sandy beach, with sea tractor visits to Burgh Island available.
Plymouth Miniature Steam (7 miles)
Plymouth Miniature Steam
Two 71/4â gauge Wren locomotives and 2 battery powered diesels provide the pulling power for a sweet little jaunt for train lovers of all ages.
Buckland Abbey (10 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...
Thurlestone Sands (10 miles)
A favourite spot for water sports including kayaking, windsurfing and diving. Swimming is safe too, and lifeguard cover is full summer.
The Art Cafe (12 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.
Morwellham Quay and Tamar Valley Trust (13 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....
Pennywell Farm (14 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.
Dartmoor Prison Museum (14 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.
Play Planet (14 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.
Overbecks Museum and Garden (14 miles)
Overbecks Museum and Garden
'One of the most fascinating and exotic gardens in the South West; explore the banana garden, meander through the towering purple echiums or just relax beneath palms and soak up the spectacular panorama across miles of beautiful coastline and estuary.'
Meadowlands (14 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.
The Dartmoor Mystery Treasure Trail (15 miles)
The Dartmoor Mystery Treasure Trail
Suitable for the whole family the Dartmoor Mystery Trail will get you exploring on this self guided themed driving Trail. Follow this popular Trail and search for the answers to the clues found in many locations around the Dartmoor area.
Buckfastleigh Swimming Pool (15 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)
Tree Surfers (15 miles)
Outdoor adventure for the whole family. Test yourselves on our tree top ropes trail with rope bridges, Tarzan swings and zip wires. Hire a bike to explore 30kms of woodland trails through the Tamar Valley, or see if you are more Robin Hood than Maid Marion on our Archery range.
Tamar Valley Donkey Park (15 miles)
Tamar Valley Donkey Park
Fun for all with Donkeys, Sheep, Pigs, Rabbits and Guinea Pigs to feed and pet plus a huge indoor play barn!
South Devon Railway (15 miles)
South Devon Railway
'The South Devon Railway is one of Devon’s and the West Country’s best loved tourist attractions and is the longest established steam railway in the south west.'
Buckfast Butterflies and Otter Sanctuary (15 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!
Dart Rock Climbing Centre (15 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.
River Dart Country Park (16 miles)
River Dart Country Park
Located in the Dartmoor National Park, it has an award winning campsite and is open daily from Easter to the end of September for fun and adventurous days out for families. Set in 90 acres, with lakes, parkland and woods with the majestic River Dart flowing through the Park it is the ideal place to stay or...
The Bar and Cove Vean (16 miles)
The Bar and Cove Vean
Isolated but safe for swimming and snorkelling with plenty of rock pools to explore. Two separate linked beaches, both sandy, one with bronze age remains to explore.
Callington Space Centre (16 miles)
Callington Space Centre
The Callington Space Centre is a project aiming to promote interest in astronomy and space science throughout the community.Based at Callington in Cornwall, UK the Space Centre is working hard, through education at Primary, Secondary and Adult levels, to increase awareness of the universe in which we live.
Woodlands Leisure Park (16 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.
Totnes Castle (16 miles)
A classic Norman motte and bailey castle, founded soon after the Conquest to overawe the Saxon town. A later stone shell-keep crowns its steep mound, giving sweeping views across the town rooftops to the River Dart.
Totnes Rare Breeds Farm (17 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 Monkey Sanctuary (17 miles)
The Monkey Sanctuary
Set in beautiful woodland overlooking the picturesque Cornish Coast, we have been offering a safe home to monkeys in need since 1964. 2013 Award Winners.
Much more than just monkeys, it's a great day out for the whole family, and you can rest assured that all income goes to support out charitable work.
Totnes Treasure Trail (17 miles)
Totnes Treasure Trail
If you are looking for something new to do with kids then why not try a self guided, themed Treasure Trail: they offer an imaginative and fun way to explore and learn about the great outdoors.
Ashburton Swimming Pool (17 miles)
Ashburton Swimming Pool
Heated outdoor pool, some fun sessions. Usually opens daily late May through Early September.
KartWorld (17 miles)
Caters for all ages, with custom tracks and go karts for toddlers, children and adults!
Adrenalin Quarry (17 miles)
The Zip is the UK's Longest Zip Wire, hurling you over our flooded quarry at speeds that'll get your heart pumping. There's nothing like it anywhere in the UK and it's suitable for all ages.
Slapton Sands and Torcross Beach (18 miles)
Slapton Sands and Torcross Beach
offers a pebbly beach but it's offset by great water activities at the Torcross end including surfing, windsurfing and canoeing with lifeguard cover May to September.
Shilstone Riding Centre (18 miles)
Widecombe in the Moor
Shilstone Riding Centre
BHS approved lessons and a pleasing variety of scenic hacks; welcomes the experienced as well as absolute beginners from over 5 years.
Burrow Farm Gardens (18 miles)
Thanks for all the great things to do in Brixton 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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