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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Tavistock, Devon

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 340 fun things to do in Tavistock for you and the family to discover, including beaches, museums and art galleries and tourist attractions. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 168 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Tavistock 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 Tavistock 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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The Dartmoor Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Dartmoor
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Hunt for the answers to the clues on the Dartmoor Mystery self guided themed Treasure Trail. The directions on this Driving and Walking Trail will le...

Meadowlands Leisure Pool

  • Tavistock
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Meadowlands offers 2 indoor heated pools one for serious swimming and development, plus one with fabulous flume slide, river rapids and interactive w...

Play Planet Tavistock4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Tavistock
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Play Planet is a great place for your kids to burn-off some energy and make some new friends. With ball pools, slides, nets and a dedicated toddler a...

Southwest Segway Adventure

  • Tavistock
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

If like us, you have seen a Segway and thought to yourself Yes! I want to have a go!", then you are half way there.. now you just need to take the ne...

Tree Surfers

  • Tavistock
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Tree Surfers is a place for family adventure. Come as a family or drop the kids off for a day of adventure on one of our Kids Go Wild days (specific...

Morwellham Quay and Tamar Valley Trust

  • Tavistock
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Morwellham Quay and Tamar Valley Trust is an award winning museum attraction that forms part of a World Heritage site. Features include a historic vi...

Buckland Abbey

  • Yelverton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Got little history buffs? At Buckland Abbey in Devon, you’ll discover over 700 years of history wrapped up in the beautiful abbey and estate packed f...

Tamar Valley Donkey Park

  • Gunnislake
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Tamar Valley Donkey Park is home to 27 donkeys to observe and pet, but also 16 goats, 2 pigs, 4 ponies and many more including the hold-able and cudd...



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Lydford Gorge

  • Tavistock
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Bring your outdoorsy munchkins to Lydford Gorge to witness the deepest natural gorge in the South West, boasting a spectacular 30m waterfall. You can...

Dartmoor Prison Museum

  • Princetown
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Dartmoor Prison Museum, which used to be advertised as Dartmoor Prison Heritage Centre, offers the chance to learn about one of the most famous (and...

The Barn Indoor Climbing Wall

  • Tavistock
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

The Barn Indoor Climbing Wall The bouldering all takes place on one huge wooden boulder, which can host up to 100 bouldering problems with a natural...

The Bar and Cove Vean

  • Isles of Scilly
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

The Bar and Cove Vean is a quiet, peaceful place even in the height of summer, this beach is on St Agnes, a short ferry trip from St Mary. Take the s...

Plymouth Miniature Steam

  • Plymouth
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Plymouth Miniature Steam offers a charming and traditional day out for families with kids of all ages, also ideal for bringing grandparents and frien...

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

  • Lifton
  • Indoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

For an authentic family fair experience you can't say fairer (see what we did there?) than the fabulous Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre. It's 45,0...

123 Jump Play Centre Plymouth

  • Plymouth
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Plymouth's 123 Jump Play Centre has a fantastic play-frame, an enormous inflatable, an indoor football pitch and a zone just for toddlers. At 19,000...

Clip n Climb Plymouth

  • Plymouth
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

With 38 indoor climbing walls Clip ‘n Climb Plymouth is the biggest Clip ‘n Climb centre in the UK. If you're up for an action-packed day the whole f...

Drakes Den

  • Plymouth
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Drakes Den offer a huge multi-level and seriously multicolour adventure play frame which features loads of the modern physical play features and padd...

Crownhill Fort

  • Plymouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Landmarks

Crownhill Fort is the best preserved of Lord Palmerston's Ring of Fire which surrounded Plymouth in Victorian times, dramatically protecting the Roya...

Roadford Lake Country Park

  • Lifton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

With over 730 acres of water, Roadford Lake  is a spectacular lake set on the edge of Dartmoor between Okehampton and Launceston offering a wide rang...

Plymouth Ski Centre

  • Plymouth
  • Outdoor
  • Skiing and Snowboarding

With 3 awesome slopes to choose from including the longest artificial slope in the South West, Plymouth Ski and Snowboard Centre is the perfect place...

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