Ilfracombe Aquarium (< 1 mile)
'Experience the fascinating journey from an Exmoor stream to the Atlantic Ocean'.
Tunnels Beaches (< 1 mile)
Hand carved in the 1820's these tunnels are tremendous fun for kids to explore, leading as they do to a pleasing beach and both indoor and outdoor play areas.
Keypitts Quads (2 miles)
have a large range of Quads to cater for everyone from 6 years and upwards. Instruction given and kit provided, inflatable practice track available for beginner and nervy ones. Ball pit to keep tiny ones busy too.
Watermouth Castle and Theme Park (2 miles)
Watermouth Castle and Theme Park
Enjoy, a Victorian Castle full of eclectic treasures, nostalgic displays and curios, a theme park including rides and play areas, and beautiful landscaped gardens. The water show is fantastic!
Woolacombe Riding Stables (4 miles)
Woolacombe Riding Stables
BHS approved facility offering lessons for over 4s, lunging arena, dressage and jump work area, plus escorted hacking on countryside, beach and dunes.
Woolacombe Sands (5 miles)
Blue Flag awarded sandy beach good for swimming, surfing and exploring. Boat trip to nearby lighthouse available.
Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park (5 miles)
Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park
The land that time forgot. A sub tropical paradise with exotic birds and animals and the most realistic Dinosaurs on the Planet! Daily Sea lion Shows, Falconry Displays, Lemur and Meerkat Encounters, and magnificent Lions....
Dean Riding Stables (7 miles)
Dean Riding Stables
BHS approved facility within the Exmoor National Park offering tuition and escorted hacking for all ages and ability levels, especially welcoming of the novice and the nervous.
Roylands Riding Stables (7 miles)
Roylands Riding Stables
BHS approved riding opportunities for the more experienced rider including beach, dense woodland and sand dune hacks. Dressage and jumping lessons available.
Saunton Sands (7 miles)
Miles of soft sand backed by the UK's largest dune system but in places it is dangerous for swimming.
Arlington Court (7 miles)
An attraction with many things to offer. The National Trust of Carriages, a bat cave and an intriguing house full of items and souvenirs amassed by a famous bunch of travellers!
Wistlandpound (8 miles)
Easy access paths allow you to wander through the forest of majestic trees and catch stunning views of the reservoir and its wildlife as well as enjoying the Discovery Centre.
Skating at Lets Go (9 miles)
Skating at Lets Go
The highly advanced ICE-Y-BLUE skating rink, built in Germany and the first to be installed anywhere in the UK, is precision engineered to provide an even gliding surface and realistic ice experience without the downsides...
Bowling at Lets Go (9 miles)
Bowling at Lets Go
In the past, bowling centres were just for bowling. You would arrive; have a game of bowling and leave. Now-a-days people expect so much more and rightly so. At Lets Go! they have put together a great half day out by adding...
Exmoor Zoo (10 miles)
There is only one place you are guaranteed to see the elusive Exmoor Beast and that is in the grounds of Exmoor Zoo. It is a rather large pair of black leopards that are likely to spot you before you see them! Exmoor Zoo is...
North Devon Leisure Centre (10 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.
Rock Park (10 miles)
Offering sportsground, tennis courts, bowling, skatepark and play area with swings, slides, sandpit and climbing frames.
Funderzone Indoor Soft Play Centre (10 miles)
Funderzone Indoor Soft Play Centre
Indoor soft play centre for children from toddlers upwards. Loads of activities for all age ranges, babies and toddlers have their very own play area. There are ball ponds, astro slides, cargo nets, spooky maze and more....
Lynton and Barnstaple Railway (10 miles)
Lynton and Barnstaple Railway
Once one of the world's most famous and picturesque narrow gauge railways. An initial mile has so far been reopened within Exmoor at Woody Bay Station.
The railway has fast become one of the top must-see attractions of North...
Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre (11 miles)
Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre
Get wet, climb high, stay low, whatever you want, you can do it! Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre will give you a day to remember. Play as a family or leave the adults at home, either way everyone can find fun, challenge,...
North Devon Falconry (12 miles)
North Devon Falconry
Enjoy a day hunting with their trained Harris' hawks in some of the UK's most beautiful countryside. You will receive a brief lesson in handling this magnificent bird of prey and will enjoy the reassurance of being...
Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway (13 miles)
Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
No family trip to the picturesque towns of Lynton and Lynmouth would be complete without a trip on the world famous Cliff Railway: the best and most exciting way to travel between these two historic towns. It will be one of...
Westward Ho! Beach (14 miles)
Westward Ho! Beach
Blue Flag award winning sand and pebble beach offering good swimming, water sports and some local entertainments. At very low tides you can see the remains of a mesolithic sunken forest!
Watersmeet (14 miles)
A Fishing lodge completed in c1832 surrounded by 'varied Exmoor landscapes of rocky coastline, heather moorland, wooded valleys and fast-flowing rivers.'
The Big Sheep (15 miles)
The Big Sheep
Highlights include; Sheep Racing, Lamb bottle feeding sessions, Pets Corner, Twister, Tractor, Train & Piggy Rides, Ewetopia Indoor Playground, Battlefield Live, Mountain Boarding, and much more! Good idea if you're...
Atlantis Adventure Park (15 miles)
Atlantis Adventure Park
Mini golf, indoor and playgrounds, jumping pillow, rides, maze and gold panning. Interspersed with shopping experiences.
Cobbaton Combat Collection (16 miles)
Cobbaton Combat Collection
Military museum and tourist attraction, this North Devon collection covers mostly World War Two and the years 1939 - 1945, but with exhibits from the Boer War right up to the First Gulf War. Ranging from military surplus...
Dartington Crystal Glass (18 miles)
Dartington Crystal Glass
'Around 200,000 people visit Dartington each year - A Great Day Out for all the family. Whilst here you will learn about the 40 years of history with Dartington Crystal at the Audio Visual Theatre, follow the Dartington...
Rock and Rapid Adventure Centre (18 miles)
Rock and Rapid Adventure Centre
Indoor climbing centre and Outdoor Activity Centre catering for children to the young at heart. Why not try some new exciting activities?
Quince Honey Farm (18 miles)
Quince Honey Farm
At this world famous Honey Farm you can stand and watch these wild and wonderful creatures from the distant past. The unique design of the indoor apiary allows close up viewing in complete safety. The glass booths expose the...
Clovelly Village (19 miles)
A magnificent and unique location in the West Country, not to be missed!
Milky Way Adventure Park (20 miles)
Milky Way Adventure Park
One of Devon's biggest and best. With Devon's largest rollercoaster, a caterpillar ride that's designed just for little ones, driod destroyer dodgems and fantastic live shows throughout the day, there really is...
Exmoor Falconry and Animal Park (24 miles)
Exmoor Falconry and Animal Park
Hands on style animal park with displays and handling opportunities. Many flying displays actually set (well!) to music. Well worth a visit.
Lundy Island (24 miles)
Why not take a trip out to Lundy Island where there are many guided rambles and walks and snorkelling safaris in the summer. Guided tours and wildlife walks available. Pub on island serving hot food.
Oxwich Bay Beach (24 miles)
Oxwich Bay Beach
Sandy beaches with good swimming and water sports opportunities, dunes to hide behind a nature reserve with elevated walkways and two castles nearby to explore. They'll sleep tonight!
Langland Bay Beach (25 miles)
Langland Bay Beach
A sandy beach with rocky outcrops, very popular for swimming, surfing and families, and offers summer lifeguard cover. Holds Blue Flag and Seaside Awards.
Gower Coast Adventures (26 miles)
Gower Coast Adventures
Their aim is to provide a breathtaking, interactive tour of the South Gower Coast, to watch birds, porpoises, seals and even occasionally dolphins at play in their natural habitat.
Gower Heritage Centre (26 miles)
Gower Heritage Centre
Visitor attraction and rural life museum based around a working 12th century water-mill with craft shops, craft activities, old fashioned games arcade, sandpit area, adventure playground, soft play area, tractor play area, an...
Rhossili Bay Beach (26 miles)
Rhossili Bay Beach
Sandy and beautiful but hard to reach. Tidal Island to explore if you time it right, surfing is popular as is swimming though there is no lifeguard cover.
Blackpill Lido (27 miles)
Outdoor water park with a paddling pool, childrens play area, climbing rock and picnic facilities amongst other facilities along Swansea Prom.
Exmoor Treasure Trail (27 miles)
Exmoor Treasure Trail
Looking for a fun and interesting way to explore Exmoor? Don't just wander around aimlessly, do a Treasure Trail! These fun treasure hunts will teach you fascinating facts about the area and show you some beautiful...
West Somerset Railway (28 miles)
West Somerset Railway
is a 20 mile steam railway running between Bishops Lydeard (Nr. Taunton) and Minehead. The railway has ten Stations, three museums, Locomotive Turntable, On train Buffet Car and Bar, Gift Shop and Turntable Cafe. New feature:...
Atlantic Pursuits (28 miles)
Atlantic Pursuits offer an action-packed programme of outdoor activities for anyone, of any age and no previous experience is needed!
Singleton Park (28 miles)
Park with a boating lake, a 18 hole crazy golf course, a childrens adventure playground and the Egypt Centre where you can see lots of Egyptian treasures.
Minehead Eye (28 miles)
Check out our Bouldering Cave the most exciting thing to come to Minehead since we opened!! Bouldering is low level climbing without ropes. As well as that we are also an Indoor Skatepark and BMX Park, Games Consoles,...
West Somerset Sports & Leisure Centre (29 miles)
West Somerset Sports & Leisure Centre
The West Somerset Sports & Leisure Centre is a dual based sports centre within the West Somerset Community College. The Centre Offer's a wide range of Activities.
Butlins - Minehead (29 miles)
Butlins - Minehead
Over 50 FREE things to do and see including: Sub-tropical Splash Waterworld - Children's Play Areas - Great Shows - Funfair - with rides for all Sports Facilities PLUS so much more.Great idea if you are looking for...
Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes (29 miles)
Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes
An important wildlife habitat for quiet contemplation of nature... next to a series of enormous sand dunes down which you can sled!
Harlequinns Leisure (29 miles)
Screamers has six fun packed levels for up to 12sincluding a separate toddler area. Ten pin bowling, cafe, and arcade with air hockey and dance machines all also available on site.
Bowling at Harlequinns Leisure (29 miles)
Bowling at Harlequinns Leisure
Classic family ten pin bowling, plus their indoor play has six fun packed levels for up to 12s including a separate toddler area.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Ilfracombe 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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