Clip n Climb Exeter (< 1 mile)
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)
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)
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 Priory and gives a wonderful insight into Tudor life.'
Tenpin Exeter (< 1 mile)
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)
Exeters Underground Passages
You are given a hardhat and expected to 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.
Exeter Woollen Trail (< 1 mile)
Exeter Woollen Trail
'Explore many of the key sites of Exeter's most important industry of the past, the woollen cloth trade.'
Riverside Leisure Centre (< 1 mile)
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
Bill Douglas Centre (History of Cinema) (< 1 mile)
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 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)
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.
Crealy Great Adventure Park (5 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.
Go Ape! Haldon (5 miles)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
'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)
Historic building commemorating and presenting Exmouth's history, come discover it for yourself!
Chudleigh Lido (9 miles)
Lido with lifeguards, all weather shelter, BBQ, heated pool and reasonable rates.
Coast Complex (9 miles)
12 lanes of state of the art tenpin bowling with animated scoring and night time Glow Bowling.
Rock Garden Caves and Nursery (9 miles)
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)
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 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)
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 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)
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.
World of Country Life (10 miles)
World of Country Life
Everything you're looking for: petting farm and animal interactions, extensive play areas indoors and out, plus a host of educational historical galleries from motorbikes to steam engines.
Escot (11 miles)
Ottery St Mary
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 and snacks.
Fairlynch Museum (11 miles)
Small quirky thatched museum detailing local social, maritime and prehistoric history, including smugglers' cellar
Bovey Tracey Swimming Pool (11 miles)
House of Marbles (12 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).
Kingsteignton Swimming Pool (12 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.
Teignmouth Lido (12 miles)
Heated and welcoming outdoor pool with some kids' fun sessions offered. Usual season May through September.
Castle Drogo (12 miles)
Becky Falls Woodland Park (13 miles)
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)
'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)
'Few buildings evoke such a feeling of history as venerable Tiverton Castle, which celebrated its 900th anniversary in 2006.'
Bear Feet Playcentre (13 miles)
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)
Tumbling Teds Playhouse
Great indoor playcentre for the 6's and under containing slides, ball pool, playhouses, climbing equipment, treehouse and funbus.
Monsters Mansion (13 miles)
We are a children's indoor soft play centre in Tiverton, Mid-Devon, so come along and join in the FUN indoors and out!
Miniature Pony Centre (14 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.
Chagford Swimming Pool (14 miles)
Decoy Country Park (14 miles)
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.
Waie 2 Play (14 miles)
Waie 2 Play
Pleasingly large indoor and outdoor play areas with features like air cannons, zip wires and plenty of climbing frames.
The Donkey Sanctuary (15 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.
Playdome Indoor Play (15 miles)
Playdome Indoor Play
An indoor play area with three designated areas for babies, toddlers and juniors up to the age of 10.
Devon Wildlife Centre and Hospital (15 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.
Torquay Alpine Ski Club (16 miles)
Torquay Alpine Ski Club
Skiing, snowboarding and ringo tubing: truly something for everyone at all levels of development, absolute beginners welcome too.
Burrow Farm Gardens (16 miles)
Shilstone Riding Centre (16 miles)
Widecombe in the Moor
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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