20 Best Things To Do In Devon Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Devon

Enjoy a slice of holiday without the air miles! Nicknamed the English Riviera there are lots of fun things to do in Torquay for all the family.

 

Along the 22 miles of coastline are 20 beaches. Some are wide expanses of sand and others are tucked away, surrounded by heavy woodland. This piece of the coast is a luxurious holiday destination for families and a great place to spend a long summer day.

If you can pull yourself off of the beach on your Torquay family day out there are lots of other activities you can do in and around the town. Waddle alongside a penguin and see otters and seals at Living Coasts, Torquay’s coastal zoo and aquarium. If you prefer your animals more prehistoric then Dinosaur World will help bring them to life as you learn about their world and uncover fossils.

Another unmissable family attraction in Torquay is Kent Caverns. Kara, who’s a mum of 6, listed it amongst her family’s top 10 things to do in Devon

Help small children feel like giants for the day at Babbacombe Model Village, where you can explore four acres of award-winning gardens featuring hundreds of model village scenes, vehicles and people. Just make sure you watch your step!

Last but not least, you should definitely plan a day out at the stunning Torre Abbey, it's 800 years old and it has an epic history too.

Find your perfect day out

Two kids on the egg-osaurus Dino Hunt at Crealy Theme Park

Crealy Theme Park & Resort

  • Exeter
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

Hit the high notes on 60 jaw-dropping rides and attractions, including the drench-inducing Tidal Wave, The Twister or if you dare the ultimate thrill...

A family going on a walk at Castle Drogo, photo credit National Trust/James Dobson

Castle Drogo2 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Exeter
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Explore the last castle to be built in England, nestled into the beautiful Devon countryside, take your little explorers and discover all sorts of wo...

Outdoor swimming pool at Chagford Swimming Pool

Chagford Swimming Pool

  • Chagford
  • Outdoor
  • Lidos

Chagford Swimming Pool is an open air, river fed public pool. The temperature of the water is maintained with solar pool covers. It is just 10 minute...

Go Ape Haldon

Go Ape Haldon

  • Exeter
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Nestled in 3,500 acres of woodland and with Dartmoor as a backdrop, Go Ape Haldon is home to all sorts of monkey madness! Clip on, climb up and clamb...

Entrance to Waie 2 Play in Crediton

Waie 2 Play

  • Crediton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Waie 2 Play Set beside The Waie Inn this is a bright, safe indoor play facility incorporating multi level climbing frames, racing and tube slides, cl...

Miniature pony dressed as cowboy at Miniature Pony Centre in Moretonhampstead

Miniature Pony Centre5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Moretonhampstead
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

The Miniature Pony Centre is home to miniature ponies, tiny donkeys and a host of other breeds and animals, making it an enjoyable day out for everyo...

Family on Cosmic Typhoon at Milky Way Adventure Park in Bideford

Milky Way Adventure Park

  • Bideford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

You couldn’t travel all the way to the Milky Way without meeting a few aliens, right?  Grab your Blasteroid laser, hop on your Cyber Scooter and get...

Girl walking through Becky Falls Woodland Park in Dartmoor

Becky Falls Ancient Woodland Park

  • Dartmoor
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

There's lots to keep active kids busy at Becky Falls Ancient Woodland Park, from boulder scrambling and exploring the river walks, to hunting for the...

Landscape at Canonteign Falls in Exeter

Canonteign Falls5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Exeter
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

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...

Gardens at Simmons Park in Okehampton

Simmons Park

  • Okehampton
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Simmons Park , which also encompasses Kempley Meadows, boasts a few great little adventure play areas with a good range of sturdy equipment great for...

Street view of Museum of Dartmoor Life in Okehampton

Museum of Dartmoor Life

  • Okehampton
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Museum of Dartmoor Life is a good way to explore the history of Dartmoor. How were sheep shorn on Dartmoor? What did the inside of a Bronze Age round...

Ruins at Okehampton Castle

Okehampton Castle

  • Okehampton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

The remains of the largest castle in Devon, in an outstandingly picturesque setting on a wooded spur above the rushing River Okement. Begun soon afte...

Someone taking a photo of a girl at Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail

Haldon Forest Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Kennford
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

If you go down to the woods today you’re sure to have an adventure, as well as a few surprises along the way! With 3,500 acres of woodland to discove...

People on Segways at Go Segway in Exeter

Go Segway

  • Exeter
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Go Segway is set in the extensive Haldon Forest providing a unique way to enjoy the woodland tracks and trails for kids and adults alike. All tours a...

Man holding antiques at Bill Douglas Centre - History of Cinema in Exeter

Bill Douglas Centre - History of Cinema

  • Exeter
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Bill Douglas Centre (History of Cinema) is a public museum and an academic research centre that contains one of the largest collections of prints, bo...

Dining room at St Nicholas Priory in Exeter

St Nicholas Priory

  • Exeter
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

St Nicholas Priory, now richly furnished as an Elizabethan town house, is the 900 year old guest wing of a former Benedictine Priory, and offers a gr...

Trees at Exeter Sculpture Walk

Exeter Sculpture Walk

  • Exeter
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Exeter Sculpture Walk can be found Streatham Campus at the University of Exeter, commonly considered the most beautiful campus in England. The campus...

Exeter Codebreaking Walk

Exeter Codebreaking Walk

  • Exeter
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Enjoy a different kind of a family walk in Exeter - solve puzzles and riddles hidden all around the city to crack the code on the 75-minute Exeter Co...

Outside view of The Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery in Exetor

The Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery

  • Exeter
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Get to grips with Devon’s rich history and global connections - for free - with interactive exhibitions at The Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art...

Kids playing in soft play area at Bear Feet Play Centre in Exeter

Bear Feet Play Centre

  • Exeter
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Bear Feet Play Centre is a unique and welcoming indoor children's play centre which boasts an amazing 10,000 square feet of pure fun, packed full of...

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