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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Barnstaple

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 384 fun things to do in Barnstaple for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, museums and art galleries and parks and playgrounds.

What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 233 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Barnstaple day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Barnstaple with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

  1. People touring Barnstaple Heritage Centre

    Barnstaple Heritage Centre

    Barnstaple

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Barnstaple Heritage Centre offers great entertainment for the whole family, with a fantastic hands on, interactive exhibition, games and quizzes, bra...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 0.2 miles from Barnstaple
  2. Outside view of Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon

    Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon

    Barnstaple

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon has collections and displays that cover the natural and human history of North Devon. Highlights include the...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 0.2 miles from Barnstaple
  3. Boys on rocking chair at North Devon Leisure Centre in Barnstaple

    North Devon Leisure Centre

    Barnstaple

    Swimming Pools and Leisure CentresSwimming Pools and Leisure Centres

    North Devon Leisure Centre has standard swimming facilities with 1m and 3m Springboards. The 5m currently out of use. There is a learner pool too, fo...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 0.4 miles from Barnstaple
  4. Rock Park

    Rock Park

    Barnstaple

    National ParksNational Parks

    Rock Park offers active kids a skatepark and adventure play area with swings, slides, sandpit and several cool climbing frames. You can also enjoy a...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 0.5 miles from Barnstaple
  5. Logo of Lets Go Bowling & Skating in Barnstaple

    Lets Go!

    Barnstaple

    Ten Pin Bowling AlleysTen Pin Bowling Alleys

    Please note that the skate rink will be temporarily closed until December 2018.  Lets Go is a super entertainment complex housing a state of the art...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 0.8 miles from Barnstaple
  6. Girl going into ball pit at Funderzone Indoor Soft Play Centre in Barnstaple

    Funderzone Indoor Soft Play Centre

    Barnstaple

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Funderzone Indoor Soft Play Centre is for children from toddlers to 12 year olds. Activities for all ages, babies and toddlers have their very own pl...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 1.3 miles from Barnstaple
  7. Falcon at North Devon Falconry in Newton Tracey

    North Devon Falconry

    Newton Tracey

    Zoos and Wildlife ParksZoos and Wildlife Parks

    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...

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor, Outdoor 2.9 miles from Barnstaple
  8. People at Saunton Sands in Braunton

    Saunton Sands

    Braunton

    BeachesBeaches

    Saunton Sands is famous to the kids as the backdrop to Robbie William's 'Angels' track, this is three miles of golden sand backed by Braunton Burrows...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 4.9 miles from Barnstaple
  9. Outside view of Braunton and District Museum

    Braunton and District Museum

    Braunton

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Braunton and District Museum is housed in the Bakehouse Centre which was specially converted from a former bakehouse and two cottages. We understand...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 4.9 miles from Barnstaple
  10. Soft play area at the Quay

    The Quay Indoor Softplay

    Braunton

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Fancy some “beach shack”-themed  soft play fun? The Quay Indoor Softplay is the perfect place for your tiny pirates and mermaids to let their imagina...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 5.3 miles from Barnstaple
  11. Staff by military tank at Cobbaton Combat Collection in Umberleigh

    Cobbaton Combat Collection

    Umberleigh

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Cobbaton Combat Collection is the largest private military collection in the South West, with more than 60 combat vehicles, plus a variety of weapons...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 5.4 miles from Barnstaple
  12. Girls in woods at Arlington Court

    Arlington Court

    Arlington

    Stately Homes and GardensStately Homes and Gardens

    Arlington Court, set in the thickly wooded Yeo Valley, is a family estate with over 2,700 acres to explore, including formal and informal gardens, wi...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 5.5 miles from Barnstaple
  13. Camouflaged paintball player at Survival Laser Tag in Barnstaple

    Survival Laser Tag

    Barnstaple

    Laser TagLaser Tag

    Survival Laser Tag This is the real deal for laser tag, with an authentic outdoor arena that doubles up as the paintball zone, so you've got all the...

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 6.5 miles from Barnstaple
  14. Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre

    Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre

    Bideford

    Activity CentresActivity Centres

    Enjoy an outdoor activity programme to meet all of your needs, whether you are a family looking for an exciting adventurous day together, or wanting...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 6.6 miles from Barnstaple
  15. Jaguar at Exmoor Zoo in Barnstaple

    Exmoor Zoo

    Barnstaple

    Zoos and Wildlife ParksZoos and Wildlife Parks

    At Exmoor Zoo change keeps taking place, so even a visit last year, will today see new exhibits and animals! The zoo has always specialised in smalle...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 7.5 miles from Barnstaple
  16. Aerial view of Westward Ho! Beach in Bideford

    Westward Ho! Beach

    Bideford

    BeachesBeaches

    Westward Ho! Named and indeed built after Charles Kingsley's 1855 novel this is a sandy beach backing onto a pebble ridge, with excellent swimming in...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 7.5 miles from Barnstaple
  17. Lake at Wistlandpound in Kentisbury

    Wistlandpound

    Kentisbury

    LakesLakes

    Wistlandpound Reservoir has been carefully developed into a countryside site with wheelchair and pushchair accessible trails, activity equipment and...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 7.7 miles from Barnstaple
  18. Ferret at Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park

    Combe Martin Wildlife & Animal Park

    Combe Martin

    Zoos and Wildlife ParksZoos and Wildlife Parks

    You don’t usually see animals and dinosaurs living side by side, however that’s what you get at Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park. Built into a...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 7.8 miles from Barnstaple
  19. Kids on quad bikes at Keypitts Quads in Ilfracombe

    Keypitts Quads

    Ilfracombe

    Activity CentresActivity Centres

    Keypitts Quads have a large range of Quads to cater for everyone from 6 years and upwards. Suzuki 50cc for the little ones, Yamaha 50cc and 80cc for...

    Suitable for 0-12 Outdoor 8 miles from Barnstaple
  20. Room at Croyde Deckchair Cinema

    Croyde Deckchair Cinema

    Croyde

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas and Theatres

    If the good old English weather has got you down, imagine you're at a beach movie when you arrive at Croyde Deckchair Cinema. It may not look like a...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 8 miles from Barnstaple

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