Lydford Gorge | Day Out With The Kids

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Attraction Currently Closed

Lydford Gorge

  • Tavistock
  • Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • National Parks

Attraction Currently Closed

As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, all National Trust sites, including parks, garden and all car parks, will be closed to the public until further notice. We'll keep this updated with news of opening/closure changes, but always recommend to check before you travel.

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Attraction Information

Bring your outdoorsy munchkins to Lydford Gorge to witness the deepest natural gorge in the South West, boasting a spectacular 30m waterfall. You can also enjoy the kids' playground and search for the woodland sculptures hidden in the undergrowth… 

It's also a terrific place for nature spotting, what with dippers and wagtails swooping low over the river most of the year round, alongside hoards of other natural wildlife and seasonal floral displays. Throughout the spring and summer, a wealth of wildflowers add to the colour chart. The trees naturally put on a show throughout the year too, from the glorious summer greenery through to the rich reds and yellows of autumn.

There are also seasonal activities laid on like den building workshops! So from pooh sticks at the Waterfall Bridge to bird watching at the gorge, from den building in the orchard to peering into the Devil's Cauldron, you won't run shy of things for outdoorsy kids to do here!

And if the lovely surrounds inspire the hikers amongst you then you can choose from the 2-hour epic Gorge Walk or one of the shorter offerings, perhaps better for little legs: the Whitelady Waterfall walk and the Devil's Cauldron Walk.

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Opening hours

29th February to 1st November 2020
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00 (16:00 in October) 

Limited opening in winter; please check the attraction's website for details.

Pricing

General Admission
Adults: £10.50
Kids: £5.25
Family: £26.25
National Trust members have free entry.

Travel & Contact Information

Address

Lydford, Near Okehampton, Tavistock, Devon, EX20 4BH, England

Phone number

01822 820320

Map

Website

Click here to visit Lydford Gorge's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Lydford Gorge has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Lydford Gorge has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

No, Lydford Gorge have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Lydford Gorge has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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