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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Salcombe

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 230 fun things to do in Salcombe for you and the family to discover, including museums and art galleries, tourist attractions and beaches. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 124 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Salcombe 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 Salcombe 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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Sculpture at Overbecks Museum and Garden in Salcombe

Overbecks Museum and Garden

  • Salcombe
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Overbecks Museum and Garden was once the home of Otto Overbeck, an eccentric inventor and collector who filled the house with a diverse collection of...

Rocks on Thurlestone Sands

Thurlestone Sands

  • Thurlestone
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Thurlestone Sands with its wide sandy beach is one of several locally owned by the National Trust and attracts both families and water sports enthusi...

Boats on Slapton Sands and Torcross Beach

Slapton Sands and Torcross Beach

  • Torcross
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Slapton Sands and Torcross Beach offers a pebbly beach no good for sand castling but it's offset by great water activities at the Torcross end, inclu...

Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

Bigbury on Sea Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Kingsbridge
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

On the Bigbury-on-Sea Mystery Treasure Trail be sure to remember your thinking caps, the trail guide and… a sea tractor?! Yes, you heard that right!...

People on beach at Blackpool Sands in Dartmouth

Blackpool Sands

  • Dartmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

This is one of the most picturesque, perfectly formed beaches in the country: a crescent two thirds of a mile long with coarse golden sand and aquama...

Dad and daughter on slide at Woodlands Leisure Park in Dartmouth

Woodlands Family Theme Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Dartmouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

With 125,000 sq. ft. of indoor fun, Woodlands Leisure Park is the largest theme park in Devon. Go wild on the thrilling attractions, whooshing down t...

Sunset at Bigbury on Sea Beach in Modbury

Bigbury on Sea Beach

  • Modbury
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

This blue flag awarded beach is a perfect spot for a family day out, with safe swimming away from the river, on the gently shelving sands. Canoeing a...

Kids dressed as pirates at Dartmouth Castle in Devon

Dartmouth Castle

  • Dartmouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

One of the most picturesquely sited fortresses in England, for over 600 years Dartmouth Castle has fiercely guarded the narrow entrance to the Dart E...

Exhibit at Dartmouth Museum

Dartmouth Museum

  • Dartmouth
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Dartmouth Museum is a small friendly museum in an old house in Dartmouth. It might even be haunted! We love kids. We just can't eat a whole one! And...

Swimming pool at Dartmouth Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool

Dartmouth Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Dartmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Dartmouth Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool may not be big and flash but it's a treat in the heat with plenty of splash for your cash! This is a really ch...

Family kayaking at Sea Kayak Devon

Sea Kayak Devon

  • Dartmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Sailing and Kayaking

Guided Kayak Trips in Dartmouth! Sea Kayak Devon will take you and your family on an exciting journey along the stunning south Devon coastline. This...

Outside view of Totnes Castle

Totnes Castle

  • Totnes
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Explore the wonders of Totnes Castle, with magical towers and a beautiful Bailey castle fit for any prince or princess. As you approach the castle yo...

Family on Murder Mystery Trail

Totnes Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Totnes
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

There’s a mystery brewing in Totnes and they’re calling out for super spies to get to the bottom things. Do you think you can crack the Totnes Myster...

Chickens at Totnes Rare Breeds Farm

Totnes Rare Breeds Farm4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Totnes
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Totnes Rare Breeds is a family-owned attraction is small enough to provide a friendly and personal service, with enough to keep visitors happy all da...

People in camouflaged clothing at Battlefield LIVE Torbay in Brixham

Battlefield LIVE Torbay

  • Brixham
  • Outdoor
  • Laser Tag

Battlefield Live Torbay is an authentic styled combat play experience using cool military grade infra red gaming guns! Their custom built 3 acre outd...

Indoor soft play frame at Wizz Kidz in Brixham

Wizz Kidz

  • Brixham
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Wizz Kidz is certain that the massive 5,000 sq feet venue full of light and carefully designed for parents to have visibility of their children from...

Piglets racing at Pennywell Farm in Buckfastleigh

Pennywell Farm5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Buckfastleigh
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Awards and accolades aside, Pennywell Farm is home to the world famous Pennywell Miniature Pigs! These little cuties would be well worth the price of...

Lions at Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoo5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Paignton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

With over 2,000 animals there is plenty to see and do at Paignton Zoo. See them all: giraffes, lions, gorillas, cheetahs and thrilling crocodiles, pl...

Cheetah at Dartmoor Zoological Park in Plymouth

Dartmoor Zoological Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Plymouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Animal lovers will love spending the day discovering all that Dartmoor Zoological Park has to offer. Get the whole family together and head off on a...

Fossil rocks at Brixham Heritage Museum

Brixham Heritage Museum

  • Brixham
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Brixham Heritage Museum offers a fascinating way to discover the complete history of the small fishing town of Brixham, with a number of interesting...

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