Ilfracombe Aquarium (< 1 mile)
'Experience the fascinating journey from an Exmoor stream to the Atlantic Ocean'.
Ilfracombe Sea Safari (< 1 mile)
Ilfracombe Sea Safari
A great way to see the wildlife and scenery of the beautiful North Devon Coastline. A good variety of sea safaris on offer.
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.
The Ilfracombe Princess Cruises (< 1 mile)
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)
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)
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. Plus 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.
Mortehoe Museum (4 miles)
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)
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. We have a brand new Petsaurus Corner, and lots of animal handling and talks throughout...
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 centre offering lessons plus beach, dense woodland and sand dune hacks. Dressage and jumping lessons also available. Absolute beginners and families with mixed levels welcome!
Braunton and District Museum (7 miles)
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.
Bowling at Lets Go (9 miles)
Bowling at Lets Go
A new dimension to a tenpin bowling day created by adding ice skating, laser tag, karaoke pods and modern arcade gaming as well as pool and snooker facilities into the mix.
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 associated with real ice, such as the usual cold and damp, or wet knees!
Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon (10 miles)
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 an award winning zoo set in a delightful location and homes over 175 different and...
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. Great kids day out in Devon.
Lynton and Barnstaple Railway (10 miles)
Lynton and Barnstaple Railway
Was once one of the world's most famous and picturesque narrow gauge railways. So far only a mile has been reopened but you can stay all day if you wish.
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 famil
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! 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)
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)
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)
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, 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)
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 British Army - plus Canadian and Russian Forces - tanks, guns, helmets, artillery,...
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 Timeline from 1967 to present day, then watch the expert Master Engraving demonstration;...
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 working colonies of honeybees without interfering with their natural lifestyle.
RHS Garden Rosemoor (18 miles)
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)
A magnificent and unique location in the West Country, not to be missed!
Milky Way Adventure Park (20 miles)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
Porthcawl Spy Mission Treasure Trail (26 miles)
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)
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)
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)
Outdoor water park with a paddling pool, childrens play area, climbing rock and picnic facilities amongst other facilities along Swansea Prom.
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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