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Family Days Out near to Exeter
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Dinkys Play Cafe (< 1 mile)
Exeter
Dinkys Play Cafe Soft play and ball pools for under 7s and a dedicated soft play pen for under 2s with toys, walkers and ride-ons for all within this child friendly cafe.
Clip n Climb Exeter (< 1 mile)
Exeter
Clip n Climb Exeter Test your resolve and determination with a series of climbing based skill and puzzle adventures. Serious fun for active over 4s.
The Quay Climbing Centre (< 1 mile)
Exeter
The Quay Climbing Centre Offering over 200 climbing lines, walls ranging from 7 to 14 metres, plus two bouldering caves, two training walls, a teaching zone and abseil tower. For over 7s.
St Nicholas Priory (< 1 mile)
Exeter
St Nicholas Priory 'Adorned with quality replica furniture and painted in the bright colours of the period, the Priory is presented as the 1602 home of the wealthy Hurst family. The display of Elizabethan items from the city's collection, the addition of modern amenities and new interpretation allows greater access to the...
Tenpin Exeter (< 1 mile)
Exeter
Tenpin Exeter is a bowling centre located in the Havenbanks Retail Park. We have 22 modern fully computerised lanes, American 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!
Exeters Underground Passages (< 1 mile)
Exeter
Exeters Underground Passages Walk and crawl through some extremely narrow passages that wind around the city's aqueducts. There is also a brief film presentation about the passages. Very interesting family day out in devon, not suitable for the under 5s or those suffering from claustrophobia.
Riverside Leisure Centre (< 1 mile)
Exeter
Riverside Leisure Centre Bumbers Backyard Soft Play Centre provides young kids with some indoor adventure, plus 25m main pool offers a full programme of activities throughout the week including casual swimming, Aquazone Lessons, Aquafit Classes and Inflatable Fun Sessions.
Exeter Woollen Trail (< 1 mile)
Exeter
Exeter Woollen Trail 'Explore many of the key sites of Exeter's most important industry of the past, the woollen cloth trade.'
Curious About Exeter (< 1 mile)
Exeter
Curious About Exeter is a unique experience: 2 treasure hunt style walks of discovery to keep the whole family intrigued and amused. Answer clues and match pictures, whilst reading stories about this fabulous city. Buy or download the booklet then explore in your own time.
Bill Douglas Centre (History of Cinema) (< 1 mile)
Exeter
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.'
Exeter Sculpture Walk (1 miles)
Exeter
Exeter Sculpture Walk Over 20 sculptures located both outside and in the university buildings. For art lovers or anyone with an appreciation for beauty.
Topsham Pool (4 miles)
Exeter
Topsham Pool 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.
Clyston Mill (5 miles)
Exeter
Clyston Mill Historic working watermill in a beautiful riverside setting with hands-on activities that will be certain to engage the kids.
Crealy Great Adventure Park (5 miles)
Exeter
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...
Go Ape Haldon (5 miles)
Exeter
Go Ape Haldon Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.
Haldon Forest Park (5 miles)
Kennford
Haldon Forest Park Whether you want a quiet gentle stroll or an exhilarating mountain biking experience, there's something for you at Haldon Forest Park. 3,500 acres of woodland just fifteen minutes from Exeter.
Killerton (6 miles)
Exeter
Killerton A historical home with costumes and comfortable country living! Enjoy the elegance of both the inside and outside of this country home, with a play park and scenic walks
Powderham Castle (6 miles)
Exeter
Powderham Castle Guided Castle Tours; Secret Garden; huge Play Fort for kids; Deer Park Safari and seasonal events located in a unique, picturesque setting beside the Exe estuary.
Quad World (8 miles)
Exeter
Quad World Come to multi award-winning Quad World where everyone can join in the fastest growing sport in the UK! Never tried a quad before?, No problem! You will get full tuition on a one-to-one basis and full protective clothing.
Canonteign Falls (8 miles)
Exeter
Canonteign Falls 'Home to England's highest waterfall, descending a staggering 220 ft, Canonteign Falls is a breathtaking tourist attraction, and a wonderful day out in Devon for all the family. '
Exmouth Museum (9 miles)
Exmouth
Exmouth Museum Historic building commemorating and presenting Exmouth's history, come discover it for yourself!
Chudleigh Lido (9 miles)
Nerton Abbot
Chudleigh Lido Lido with lifeguards, all weather shelter, BBQ, heated pool and reasonable rates.
Coast Complex (9 miles)
Exmouth
Coast Complex 12 lanes of state of the art tenpin bowling with animated scoring and night time Glow Bowling.
Rock Garden Caves and Nursery (9 miles)
Chudleigh
Rock Garden Caves and Nursery 'The Rock Gardens, set in the picturesque setting of the old Palace Quarry. There are about 8 acres of wild gardens, ponds, a Rock Walk with lovely views from the top and a small, but attractive illuminated cave with interesting formations, all for you to discover.'
Dawlish Warren Beach (9 miles)
South Devon
Dawlish Warren Beach Awarded the Blue Flag for over ten consecutive years, a sand and shingle beach with with arcades, karting, children's rides and cafes not far away.
Exmouth Model Railway (9 miles)
Exmouth
Exmouth Model Railway Come and see the British Countryside in miniature with 20 trains weaving their way through 115 scale miles of varied landscape; the villages, towns, stations, traffic, people and even birds in the trees all authentic to the last meticulous detail.
Devon Railway Centre (10 miles)
Tiverton
Devon Railway Centre offers a unique interactive fun rail experience with unlimited train rides around the centre and opportunities for you to become involved! Children can even clip the tickets and wave the flag to start the trains.
Budleigh Salterton Riding School (10 miles)
Budleigh Salterton
Budleigh Salterton Riding School BHS approved horse riding lessons, livery and choice of scenic hacks. Special events include picnic hacks, beach rides, Own A Pony days and Summer Camps.
Bicton Park Gardens (10 miles)
Budleigh Salterton
Bicton Park Gardens Key features include the Bicton Woodland Railway train ride, nature trail, maze, mini golf, plus indoor and outdoor children’s play complexes.
The Monkey House (10 miles)
Dawlish
The Monkey House Indoor play centre and cafe with a two tier play frame including balls, slides and climbing frames.
World of Country Life (10 miles)
Exmouth
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.
Escot (11 miles)
Ottery St Mary
Escot is 220 acres of natural woodlands where you can meet our resident otters, wild boar, red squirrels, peacocks and birds of prey. Discover hidden forest playgrounds, our world-class maze and a knee-trembling drop slide. The indoor play barn delights toddlers and the Coach House Restaurant serves delicious food...
Exeter Segways Paintball and Laser (11 miles)
Exeter
Exeter Segways Paintball and Laser Offering Segway Safari Tours and paint balling, for over 10s and 11s, with intense outdoor laser tag available for over 6s.
Fairlynch Museum (11 miles)
Budleigh Salterton
Fairlynch Museum Small quirky thatched museum detailing local social, maritime and prehistoric history, including smugglers' cellar
Bovey Tracey Swimming Pool (11 miles)
Newton Abbot
Bovey Tracey Swimming Pool Heated outdoor pool with toddler pool, plus solar powered showers, parkland and refreshment amenities.
House of Marbles (12 miles)
Bovey Tracey
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).
Kingsteignton Swimming Pool (12 miles)
Kingsteignton
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.
Jacks Patch Nursery and Garden Centre (12 miles)
Teignmouth
Jacks Patch Nursery and Garden Centre Soft play at this Garden Centre for under 8s with a 2 level play frame for over 2s and space for under 2s to explore.
Teignmouth Lido (12 miles)
Teignmouth
Teignmouth Lido Heated and welcoming outdoor pool with some kids' fun sessions offered. Usual season May through September.
The Den (12 miles)
Teignmouth
The Den Green Flag Awarded park close to the seafront at Teignmouth with a large, award winning childrens play area that combines dry and wet play, a multi use games area, adventure golf course facility and football pitches.
Castle Drogo (12 miles)
Exeter
Castle Drogo Visit the last castle built in England!
Becky Falls Woodland Park (13 miles)
Dartmoor
Becky Falls Woodland Park Voted the most beautiful place in Devon, with over 50 acres of woodland and waterfall walks to explore, plus hands-on animal encounter shows, a petting zoo, animal feeding sessions and a very popular kids' stamp trail (with a free prize for every child), all included in the entry price.
Tiverton Museum (13 miles)
Tiverton
Tiverton Museum '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.'
Tiverton Castle (13 miles)
Tiverton
Tiverton Castle 'Few buildings evoke such a feeling of history as venerable Tiverton Castle, which celebrated its 900th anniversary in 2006.'
Bear Feet Playcentre (13 miles)
Newton Abbot
Bear Feet Playcentre The play areas are sectioned into "Under 4's" and "Above 4's" and children are allowed to play up to the age of 12. There is also a small separated indoor basketball court and a ball blowing machine. Good idea if you're after things to do in Devon with kids.
Tumbling Teds Playhouse (13 miles)
Newton Abbot
Tumbling Teds Playhouse Great indoor play centre just for the 6s and under containing slides, ball pool, playhouses, climbing equipment, treehouse and funbus.
Monsters Mansion (13 miles)
Tiverton
Monsters Mansion We are a children'¬ôs indoor soft play centre in Tiverton, Mid-Devon, so come along and join in the FUN indoors and out!
Miniature Pony Centre (14 miles)
Moretonhampstead
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.
Chagford Swimming Pool (14 miles)
Chagford
Chagford Swimming Pool Heated, outdoor, river fed pool.
Decoy Country Park (14 miles)
Newton Abbot
Decoy Country Park Large play area with water play feature, plus BMX race track and dirt jumps. Other popular amenities include a lake supporting water sports activities and a deciduous woodland with a trim trail incorporated into it.

Thanks for all the great things to do in Exeter 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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