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

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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 fun 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 check restrictions and bring your four-legged pals with you! 

Fancy making your family day out in Woolacombe extra special? Dust off the sand and pack away the picnic to have a go at horse riding at Woolacombe Riding Stables. Kids need to be just over 4 to have a lesson with their friendly, qualified instructors, which makes this a wonderful day out for horse lovers of all ages. 

Learn a bit more about the area at the Mortehoe Museum, 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. 

Fancy going on a day trip from Woolacombe? Venture further into the region and try out these 10 great things to do in Devon, as recommended by Kara, mum of six.

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre

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...

Logo of Lets Go Bowling & Skating in Barnstaple

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...

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...

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