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Family Days Out near to Ilfracombe
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Ilfracombe Aquarium (< 1 mile)
Ilfracombe
Ilfracombe Aquarium 'Experience the fascinating journey from an Exmoor stream to the Atlantic Ocean'.
Tunnels Beaches (< 1 mile)
Ilfracombe
Tunnels Beaches 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.
The Ilfracombe Princess Cruises (< 1 mile)
Ilfracombe
The Ilfracombe Princess Cruises Spectacular wildlife and coastal cruises aboard the Ilfracombe Princess which is one of the most technologically advanced passenger vessels in the UK.
Bicclescombe Park (< 1 mile)
Ilfracombe
Bicclescombe Park Plenty to do including the adventure playground, formal gardens, working mill, tennis courts, sensory garden, special events plus pond and lake features.
Keypitts Quads (2 miles)
Ilfracombe
Keypitts Quads 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)
Ilfracombe
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. Plus the water show is fantastic!
Woolacombe Riding Stables (4 miles)
Woolacombe
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.
Mortehoe Museum (4 miles)
Woolacombe
Mortehoe Museum Museum with plenty to see plus hands-on games, quizzes and puzzles for the kids and tractor and trailer rides out into the countryside during the holidays.
Woolacombe Sands (5 miles)
Woolacombe
Woolacombe Sands 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
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. We have a brand new Petsaurus Corner, and lots of animal handling and talks throughout...
Dean Riding Stables (7 miles)
Parracombe
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)
Croyde
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.
Braunton and District Museum (7 miles)
Braunton
Braunton and District Museum Museum with collections relating to the local area and its maritime history located near to Vellator Quay.
Saunton Sands (7 miles)
Braunton
Saunton Sands Miles of soft sand backed by the UK's largest dune system but in places it is dangerous for swimming.
Arlington Court (7 miles)
Arlington
Arlington Court 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)
Kentisbury
Wistlandpound 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)
Barnstaple
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 associated with real ice, such as the usual cold and damp, or wet knees!
Bowling at Lets Go (9 miles)
Barnstaple
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 skating, karaoke, gaming as well as pool and snooker into the mix.
Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon (10 miles)
Barnstaple
Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon Museum focusing on the natural and human history of North Devon plus temporary exhibitions and a programme of events though out the year.
Exmoor Zoo (10 miles)
Barnstaple
Exmoor Zoo 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 an award winning zoo set in a delightful location and homes over 175 different and...
North Devon Leisure Centre (10 miles)
Barnstaple
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)
Barnstaple
Rock Park Offering sportsground, tennis courts, bowling, skatepark and play area with swings, slides, sandpit and climbing frames.
Funderzone Indoor Soft Play Centre (10 miles)
Barnstaple
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. Great kids day out in Devon.
Lynton and Barnstaple Railway (10 miles)
Parracombe
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 Devon and Exmoor, and definitely has something to offer for all the family!
Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre (11 miles)
Bideford
Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre Get wet, climb high, stay low, whatever you want, you can do it! Play as a family or leave the adults at home, either way everyone can find fun, challenge, inspiration and laughter at Skern.
North Devon Falconry (11 miles)
Newton Tracey
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 under the watchfull eye of one of the expert falconers at all times.
Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway (13 miles)
Lynmouth
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 the highlights of the day!
Westward Ho! Beach (14 miles)
Bideford
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)
Lynmouth
Watersmeet 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)
Bideford
The Big Sheep Highlights include: Sheep Racing, Lamb Bottle Feeding, Indoor Animal Barn, Twister Ride, Tractor Farm Safari, Train & Piggy Rides, Ewetopia Indoor Playground, Battlefield Live, Mountain Boarding, Splash Zone and much more! Voted Devon's Attraction of the Year 2013/2014 by Visit Devon!
Atlantis Adventure Park (15 miles)
Bideford
Atlantis Adventure Park Mini golf, indoor and playgrounds, jumping pillow, rides, maze and gold panning. Interspersed with shopping experiences.
Cobbaton Combat Collection (16 miles)
Umberleigh
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 British Army - plus Canadian and Russian Forces - tanks, guns, helmets, artillery,...
Dartington Crystal Glass (18 miles)
Great Torrington
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 Timeline from 1967 to present day, then watch the expert Master Engraving demonstration;...
Rock and Rapid Adventure Centre (18 miles)
South Molton
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)
South Molton
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 working colonies of honeybees without interfering with their natural lifestyle.
RHS Garden Rosemoor (18 miles)
Great Torrington
RHS Garden Rosemoor 65-acre garden with lots of family activities, a childrens trail and The Brash picnic and play area with interactive and creative play opportunities.
Clovelly Village (19 miles)
Bideford
Clovelly Village A magnificent and unique location in the West Country, not to be missed!
Milky Way Adventure Park (20 miles)
Bideford
Milky Way Adventure Park With Devon's largest rollercoaster, droid destroyer dodgems, fantastic live shows throughout the day and an innovative new play space for 0-6 year olds there really is something for the whole family! All the rides, shows and vast indoor play areas are included in the price.
The Gnome Reserve (23 miles)
Bradworthy
The Gnome Reserve 4 acre reserve home to more than 1000 garden gnomes and pixies. Put on your gnome hat and say hello!
Exmoor Falconry and Animal Park (24 miles)
Porlock
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.
Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre (24 miles)
Minehead
Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre 15th century National Trust farmstead within Exmoor National Park, with a large collection of owls, birds of prey, and friendly animals to greet you around every corner.
Lundy Island (24 miles)
Bideford
Lundy Island 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)
Swansea
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)
Swansea
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)
Swansea
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.
Porthcawl Spy Mission Treasure Trail (26 miles)
Porthcawl
Porthcawl Spy Mission Treasure Trail is a walking trail with a mystery element and your mission is to go and solve the clues and crack the code. Explore Porthcawl the fun and exciting way!
Gower Heritage Centre (26 miles)
Swansea
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 animal farm with chicks, ducks, baby rabbits, guinea pigs, goats, sheep and horses...
Rhossili Bay Beach (26 miles)
Swansea
Rhossili Bay Beach Sandy and beautiful, hard to reach but worth it! Tidal Island to explore if you time it right, surfing is popular as is swimming though there is no lifeguard cover. Recent Award Winner.
Blackpill Lido (27 miles)
Swansea
Blackpill Lido Outdoor water park with a paddling pool, childrens play area, climbing rock and picnic facilities amongst other facilities along Swansea Prom.
Exmoor Spy Mission Treasure Trail (27 miles)
Dulverton
Exmoor Spy Mission 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 scenery. Enjoy a fun family walk in the fresh air and solve an intriguing mystery at the...

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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