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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Dawlish

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 338 fun things to do in Dawlish for you and the family to discover, including museums and art galleries, tourist attractions and indoor and soft play areas. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 194 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Dawlish 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 Dawlish 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!

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Inside soft play frame at The Monkey House Dawlish

Funky Frog's Play Pad5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Dawlish
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Pop on over to the pond at Funky Frogs Play Pad and invite your little ones on a day out to your local soft play centre. This soft play centre and ac...

Boys on a Spy Mission Treasure Trail

Dawlish Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Dawlish
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Super spies are needed to unravel the truth, in what head office are calling Mission Black Swan. Named for the sooty inhabitants of the local brook,...

Granddad and grandson painting at The Paint Hub in Dawlish Warren

The Paint Hub

  • Dawlish Warren
  • Indoor
  • Arts and Crafts

Cover your hands in paint, glitter and glue at The Paint Hub. Everyone can get crafty without having to wipe down the walls afterwards! The name of t...

Kids playing catch at Dawlish Warren Beach

Dawlish Warren Beach

  • Dawlish Warren
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Dawlish Warren A stunning location with clear Blue Flag Awarded seas on three sides and a wide beach, which at low tide connects to a large sandbank...

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...

Kids in swimming pool at Teignmouth Lido

Teignmouth Lido

  • Teignmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Lidos

Teignmouth Lido is a heated and welcoming outdoor pool with some kids' fun sessions offered. There's at least one qualified lifeguard standing guard...

Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

Teignmouth Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Teignmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Ahoy maties! After a lifetime of adventuring across the seven seas, you’re just the band of scallywags needed to crack the Teignmouth Treasure Hunt T...

Outdoor play area at The Den Teignmouth

The Den Teignmouth

  • Teignmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Find your very own fortress at The Den, Teignmouth and spend a day out with your little ones at a park nestled right beside the sea. A recipient of a...

Kids on Murder Mystery Treasure Tail

Exmouth Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Exmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Exmouth is known for a few things, but the one burning question is where is that blasted treasure?! Get to the bottom of things on Exmouth Mystery Tr...

Soft play area at Sams Funhouse in Exmouth

Sams Funhouse

  • Exmouth
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Sams Funhouse is a brand new inddor soft play centre for under 12s. We have two play areas, one for the over 4s and one for the under 4s and babies....

Margays at Sheldon Zoo in Teignmouth

Shaldon Zoo

  • Teignmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Step into your own acre of tranquil woodland garden when you visit Shaldon Zoo. This small zoo has a big heart as it works hard to contribute to the...

Bowling lanes at Ocean in Exmouth

Ocean

  • Exmouth
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Ocean Ocean Exmouth has something for everyone - whether you're visiting us with a group, on your own, or with the whole family! Ocean has a 12 lane...

Climbing wall at Vertexe Climbing in Exmouth

Vertexe Climbing

  • Exmouth
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Vertexe Climbing at Exmouth Leisure Centre. Vertexe is an amazing indoor ‘clip and climb' style climbing area which will appeal to little and big kid...

Exmouth Museum

  • Exmouth
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Exmouth Museum can be found in a 19th century building made up of the former Council stables and the adjoining foreman's cottage. It is now divided i...

Outside view of Powderham Castle in Exeter

Powderham Castle4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Exeter
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Powderham Castle is packed with medieval intrigue, cute creatures and play all day, every day! Begin with a guided tour of the castle which run at re...

Outside view of A La Ronde in Exmouth

A La Ronde

  • Exmouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

A La Ronde is a unique 16 sided house that was built for two spinster cousins when they returned from a grand tour of Europe. It contains many object...

Falcon at Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre in Exmouth

Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre

  • Exmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Hawkridge Birds of Prey Centre is privately run by husband and wife team and offers a good variety of experiences, although all by appointment only....

Girls with ducklings at handling session at World of Country Life in Exmouth

World of Country Life

  • Exmouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

World of Country Life is Devon's multi-award-winning whole family day out, whatever the weather! There are over 2 acres indoors with loads to do: cra...

Families swimming pool at Chudleigh Lido in Newton Abbot

Chudleigh Lido

  • Newton Abbot
  • Outdoor
  • Lidos

Chudleigh Lido has the honour of being one of the UK's newest lidos, having opened in 1997. It's very popular with the locals whilst being very welco...

Outdoor swimming pool at Kingsteignton Swimming Pool

Kingsteignton Swimming Pool

  • Kingsteignton
  • Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Kingsteignton Swimming Pool offers a heated 25m pool and heated toddler pool as well as changing and hot shower facilities, making it a charmingly ci...

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