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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Woolacombe

Set on the stunning North Devon Coast, you and your kids will have a blast exploring all the things to do in Woolacombe.

A surfing, swimming and sunbathing hotspot, Woolacombe Sands is a glorious Blue Flag Awarded sandy beach. Hide in the sand dunes, search rock pools for marine life or simply pitch up your tent and relax as the children play games and splash in the sea. Dogs are permitted all year round in certain sections so be sure to check restrictions.

Dust off the sand and pack away the picnic to have a go at horse riding at Woolacombe Riding Stables. Lessons are available for the over 4s from qualified instructors and a wonderful treat for horse lovers of all ages, making a Woolacombe family day out extra special.

Learn a bit more about the area at the Mortehoe Museum, which is located within a stunning conservation area. See what coastal living looked like in the past, explore shipwrecks and take a trailer ride out into the fields to see rural farm life.

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...



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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...

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...

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...

The Ilfracombe Princess Cruises

  • Ilfracombe
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

The Ilfracombe Coastal Cruises provides spectacular wildlife and coastal trips aboard the Ilfracombe Princess which is the largest passenger vessel i...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre

  • Bideford
  • Outdoor
  • Activity 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...

Lets Go!

  • Barnstaple
  • Indoor
  • Ten 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...

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...

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