Canonteign Falls | Day Out With The Kids

Canonteign Falls

5 star Rating 5 / 5 2 reviews

Exeter, Devon, England

Attraction Information

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Ages: 4+

Venue type: Outdoor

Canonteign Falls, set in the heart of Devon's Teign Valley, is a breathtaking attraction that offers a great day out for the family. Over 80 acres of parkland to explore, with spectacular waterfalls and wonderful woodland scenery. Combine outdoor play and adventure with sightseeing in stunning surroundings.

There are 3 scenic walks to follow through wetlands and woodland, past peaceful lakes, with something to see around every corner, including the highest waterfall in England at 67m (220ft)! The Falls Nature Walk (marked in red), takes you up 90 Victorian steps, passing the Secret Garden, and the Fern Garden, and takes about an hour and 20 minutes to complete.

Grandad's Way (marked in blue) is a flat walk that is less strenuous, taking you through meadows and around the main lake. It will take you about 20 minutes and it a great introduction to the beauty of Dartmoor.

Lakeland Wildlife Walk (marked in yellow) is a 40 minute walk that takes you through a mixture of habitats that are full of wildlife to enjoy. Keep an eye out for Kingfishers, butterflies, otters, bats, wildfowl, and more.

There is so much to discover, plus a number of great family activities. Take a ride on a giant caterpillar swing, bounce on trampolines, and explore the new play galleon in the small children's play area, race each other on the children's assault course, and explore the forest garden, a perfect place for kids to learn about wildlife and conservation techniques.

The assault course is suitable for kids aged 3 and older, with loads of great features, including a zip line, clatter bridge, jungle crossing, parrot's walk, log steps and more!

You can also see giant bunnies in their purpose built hutches, black swans on their own lake, and there is also the chance to meet some bees!


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Christow, near, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7NT, England


Click here to visit Canonteign Falls's website
01647 252434

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours


March - October
Please see website for details


General Admission
Adults: £7.50
Kids (4-16): £5.75
Concessions: £6.50
Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £24.00

More Information

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome

Guest suitability

The paths and terrain may prove extremely difficult for wheelchair and pushchair users. The 'Grandad's Way' walk is accessible to wheelchairs although there are the occasional mild slopes and exposed tree roots.


Brilliant View!

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by JoyfullyAmy . 24.07.17

We all loved the hike up to the falls. It was quite steep so I would recommend very good shoes. The gardens were very magical and we had loads of fun looking for fairies in the trees. There are a loads of resting places as well. The lakes were beautiful and the cafe served great food. Toilets were nice and well kept. It was a lovely day out for all of us!

Marvellous place to visit

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by Worcester Wanderer . 15.07.17

We loved our day out at Canonteign Falls. Great family fun for all ages. The assault course is great for younger kids. Beautiful scenery.