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Things To Do & Days Out near Ilfracombe
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Ilfracombe Aquarium (< 1 mile)
Ilfracombe Aquarium Family friendly aquarium that will lead you on a journey from the river to the sea, and everywhere in between. Loads of creatures to see, free activities for the kids, feeding demonstrations and more!
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)
Tunnels Beaches Hand carved in the 1820s, these tunnels are tremendous fun for kids to explore, leading as they do to a pleasing beach and both indoor and outdoor play areas! A full day of fun, education and exercise!
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)
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)
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)
Watermouth Castle and Theme Park is a Victorian Castle with animated displays, a theme park with a Water Show, 8 rides, crazy golf, Gnomeland a maze, soft ball shooting cannons, water wars, rolling barrel and beautiful gardens.
The Outdoor Shop and Kayak Hire (4 miles)
The Outdoor Shop and Kayak Hire is your one-stop shop for kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and more--right by the seaside!
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)
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 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 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.
Croyde Deckchair Cinema (7 miles)
Croyde Deckchair Cinema Croyde Deckchair Cinema is an cinema with a difference!
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!
Arlington Court (7 miles)
Arlington Court Grand Victorian mansion, working stables, and Carriage Museum to discover, plus over 2,700 acres of grounds to explore, and a Bat Cave! Childrens Play trail, with Pooh Stick Bridge, den building, Wilderness play area and much more!
Braunton and District Museum (7 miles)
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)
Saunton Sands Miles of soft sand backed by the UK's largest dune system but in places it is dangerous for swimming.
Wistlandpound (8 miles)
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.
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!
Barnstaple Heritage Centre (9 miles)
Barnstaple Heritage Centre Discover Barnstaple's history from the Anglo Saxon era to present day, with this brilliant hands on, interactive experience that will entertain all the family. Kid will love the games, quizzes, brass rubbing, trails and dressing up opportunities! Open all year.
Exmoor Zoo (9 miles)
Exmoor Zoo Exmoor Zoo is an award winning zoo set in a delightful location and homes over 175 different and unusual species of animals and birds.
Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon (10 miles)
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.
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)
Rock Park Offering tennis courts, bowling greens, sport ground skatepark and adventure 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!
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)
Watersmeet A dramatic stretch of the South West Coast Path, with one of Britain’s deepest river gorges! Edwardian tearoom and gardens, Iron Age hill forts to discover, plus plenty of cool natural wildlife for the kids to spot, including otters, red deer and buzzards, and canoeing on the Lyn!
Cobbaton Combat Collection (14 miles)
Cobbaton Combat Collection Military museum containing the larges collection in the South West. Over 60 combat vehicles, plus thousands of other items, including deactivated weapons, uniforms, ration books, gas masks, and more! Free entry for children under 5 years old.
The Big Sheep (15 miles)
The Big Sheep Highlights include: New Family Rollercoaster, 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...
Atlantis Adventure Park (15 miles)
Atlantis Adventure Park Mini golf, indoor and playgrounds, jumping pillow, rides, maze and gold panning. Interspersed with shopping experiences.
Survival Laser Tag (15 miles)
Survival Laser Tag War games of the future, today! Zap each other from behind trees and bushes with your cool laser weapons, which only have an impact on the scores and not on the body!
Dartington Crystal Glass (18 miles)
Dartington Crystal Glass Discover the history of Dartington Crystal. Watch craftsmen at work in the Factory Experience and Master Engraving demonstration. Try glass blowing, paint glass, design jewellery, or have your hand cast in glass!
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 Come visit Beeworld; a uniquely designed indoor apiary with lots of interactive buttons to open the working hives, magnifying the bees even closer so that you get a really detailed look at this fascinating world. Nowhere else in the world can you get such an intimate view of the inner workings of the honey...
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)
Clovelly Village A whole village full of friendly people and unusual things to do, like visiting a donkey, making a scarf, or flying an owl! Plus boat trips, loads of other craft workshops and simple fishing from the harbour wall. It's like a living kid's TV show!
Milky Way Adventure Park (20 miles)
Milky Way Adventure Park With the Cosmic Typhoon rollercoaster, Droid Destroyer dodgems, fantastic live shows and an innovative new play space for 0 to 6 year olds there really is something for everyone! All rides, shows and indoor play 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)
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)
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.