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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Ilfracombe

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 345 fun things to do in Ilfracombe for you and the family to discover, including beaches, indoor and soft play areas and museums and art galleries. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 198 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Ilfracombe 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 Ilfracombe 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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Outside view of Tunnels Beaches in Ilfracombe

Tunnels Beaches

  • Ilfracombe
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Beaches

Tunnels Beaches were hand carved in the 1820s, these 4 tunnels provide a truly unique experience that's almost guaranteed to excite the kids' imagina...

Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

Ilfracombe Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Ilfracombe
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

On the Ilfracombe Mystery Treasure Trail, thinking caps are going to double up as deerstalkers as you channel your inner Sherlock! Begin by downloadi...

Starfish mascot at Ilfracombe Aquarium

Ilfracombe Aquarium

  • Ilfracombe
  • Indoor
  • Aquariums

Ilfracombe Aquarium is a brilliant all weather, educational, family attraction that can be found in the Old Lifeboat House on Ilfracombe's picturesqu...

Passengers on boat from Ilfracombe Sea Safari in Exeter

Ilfracombe Sea Safari

  • Exeter
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Ilfracombe Sea Safari provides trips that are suitable for all ages and great fun. The boats are 10 meter Humber RIBs, which although they will take...

Adventure playground at Bicclescombe Park in Ilfracombe

Bicclescombe Park

  • Ilfracombe
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Bicclescombe Park is a traditional adventure playground which features sturdy outdoor play equipment suited in range to children between 2 and 12 yea...

The Ilfracombe Princess Cruises at Ilfracombe harbour

The Ilfracombe Princess Cruises

  • Ilfracombe
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

The Ilfracombe Princess Cruises provides spectacular wildlife and coastal cruises aboard the Ilfracombe Princess which is one of the most technologic...

Kids on quad bikes at Keypitts Quads in Ilfracombe

Keypitts Quads

  • Ilfracombe
  • Outdoor
  • Activity 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...

Outside view of Watermouth Castle and Theme Park in Ilfracombe

Watermouth Castle and Theme Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Ilfracombe
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

Watermouth Family Theme Park and Castle takes you back in time to the simple pleasures of Victorian life. With animated scenes, a model railway, mech...

Woolacombe Riding Stables

  • Woolacombe
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

BHS approved Woolacombe Riding Stables are a British Horse Society and Pony Club approved equestrian centre offering lessons for over 4s. They're gre...

People kayaking at The Outdoor Shop and Kayak Hire in Ilfracombe

The Outdoor Shop and Kayak Hire

  • Ilfracombe
  • Outdoor
  • Sailing and Kayaking

Both beginner and experienced kayakers are welcome at The Outdoor Shop and Kayak Hire . With kayaks available to hire from an hour to as long as a fu...

Outside view of Mortehoe Museum in Woolacombe

Mortehoe Museum

  • Woolacombe
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Mortehoe Museum located in a Grade II listed barn at the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Heritage Coast and within the Morteho...

Hill top view of Woolacombe Sands

Woolacombe Sands

  • Woolacombe
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

One of Devon's best loved summer destinations with wide sands for beach games, dunes for hide and seek, and rock pools for marine life. There's a lig...

Ferret at Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park

Combe Martin Wildlife & Animal Park

  • Combe Martin
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos 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...

Room at Croyde Deckchair Cinema

Croyde Deckchair Cinema

  • Croyde
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas 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...

People horse riding on beach at Roylands Riding Stables in Croyde

Roylands Riding Stables

  • Croyde
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

BHS approved Roylands Riding Stables feature a fantastic Tiny Trek option which is ideal for your little one's first foray into riding! The kids can...

Outside view of Braunton and District Museum

Braunton and District Museum

  • Braunton
  • Indoor
  • Museums 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...

People at Saunton Sands in Braunton

Saunton Sands

  • Braunton
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

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...

Horse and rider jumping at Dean Riding Stables in Parracombe

Dean Riding Stables

  • Parracombe
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

The BHS and ABRS approved Dean Riding Stables offer tuition and escorted hacking for all ages and ability levels, especially welcoming of the novice...

A little boy in Spring at Arlington Court, photo credit National Trust image/Chris Lacey

Arlington Court

  • Arlington
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Ready for an adventure? From outdoor den building to browsing an impressive model ship collection, Arlington Court in Devon is a great spot for your...

Soft play area at the Quay

The Quay Indoor Softplay

  • Braunton
  • Indoor
  • Indoor 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...

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