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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Devon

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 334 fun things to do in Devon for you and the family to discover. Popular towns and places to go include Exeter, Barnstaple and Bideford. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 175 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Devon 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 Devon 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!

Find your perfect day out

Kids Playing in the sand on the beach

Polperro Beach

  • Looe
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to Polperro beach in Cornwall, a gorgeous tiny sandy beach in a picturesque fishing village with white-washed cottages, it’s the perfect sp...

Model sail boat at Polperro Model Village

Polperro Model Village

  • Polperro
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Let the kids be giants for the day at Polperro Model Village, literally a miniature recreation of the village of Polperro, with the delightful additi...

Sea around Tintagel Castle

Tintagel Castle

  • Tintagel
  • Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

With its pretty spectacular location on Cornwall's dramatic and windswept Atlantic coastline, Tintagel is a beautiful place full of magic and myth wh...

A girl showing her hands covered in sand

Tintagel Haven Beach and Merlins Cove

  • Tintagel
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Tintagel Haven beach and Merlin's cove are a delightful little beach and cove hidden away in Cornwall, and are perfect for an escape away from the cr...

Street view of The Blake Museum in Bridgwater

The Blake Museum

  • Bridgwater
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Blake Museum is dedicated to the historic market town and port of Bridgwater, first mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086! The museum is housed...

Girl standing on a sandy beach

Trebarwith Strand Beach

  • Delabole
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover Trebarwith Strand beach, a lovely sandy beach in Cornwall where the kids will find endless things to do. The best thing? It’s dog friendly a...

Someone taking a photo of a girl at Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail

Cardinham Woods

  • Bodmin
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Your family day out at Cardinham Woods will be a proper outdoor adventure! Stunning viewpoints, fascinating history and woodland trails for all ages...

Plants at Crewkerne and District Museum

Crewkerne and District Museum

  • Crewkerne
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Crewkerne and District Museum is dedicated to the history of this beautiful market town and the local area, covering a number of aspects, from indust...

Kids jumping at iBounce Trampoline Park in Bodmin

iBounce Trampoline Park

  • Bodmin
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Keep fit and have fun with the kids with trampolining at iBounce Trampoline Park in Cornwall. With over 60 trampolines, a giant airbag, a dodgeball c...

Snacks at Playzone Bridgwater

Play @ Brewers Fayre

  • Bridgwater
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Want to enjoy some yummy family meal and with a great separate kids play area? Then make sure you head down to Play @ Brewers Fayre can be found at t...

Steam train at platform in Bodmin and Wenford Railway

Bodmin and Wenford Railway

  • Bodmin
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Bodmin and Wenford Railway allows you to discover the nostalgia and excitement of steam travel, with a journey evocative of a 1950s Steam Branch line...

Outside view of Lanhydrock in Bodmin

Lanhydrock

  • Bodmin
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Lanhydrock is a National Trust managed estate with late Victorian country house, gardens, expanse of woodland, parks and riverside paths, tea room, r...

Mother and baby swimming session at Dragon Leisure Centre in Bodmin

Bodmin Leisure Centre

  • Bodmin
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Children and water go together like gin and tonic! So take them for a splash at Bodmin Leisure Centre . Sometimes it’s the simple things that are the...

Jurassic Fun Centre

Jurassic Fun Centre

  • Burton Bradstock
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Headed to the world famous Jurassic Coast? Enjoy a great family day out at the Jurassic Fun Centre: dive into the action at the indoor pools, or stay...

Girl standing on a sandy beach

Lantic Bay

  • Fowey
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you’re an active family, Lantic Bay in Cornwall should definitely be on your list! With amazing views and a great seafront, it’ll create great mem...

Outside view of Pencarrow House and Gardens in Bodmin

Pencarrow House and Gardens

  • Bodmin
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Get your dose of culture for the day at Pencarrow House and Gardens: a gorgeous Georgian House surrounded by a lake and picturesque woodlands. Famili...

Fish at Fowey Aquarium

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  • Fowey
  • Indoor
  • Aquariums

Fowley Aquarium is situated on the historic Fowley Town Quay and was first established in 1952. It still retains many of the original tanks, which ho...

A girl showing her hands covered in sand

Port Isaac Beach

  • Port Isaac
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Port Isaac in Cornwall is an idyllic little cove that has everything you need for a great family day out. This pretty little fishing village is a gre...

Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

Port Isaac Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Port Isaac
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

After spending too long on land your crew must be hungry for an adventure - especially one that involves a hunt for buried loot! Get their sea legs g...

A toddler standing on a pebble beach

Llantwit Major Beach

  • Llantwit Major
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Got little explorers? Take them down to Llantwit Major Beach in South Wales, a rocky beach with spots of sand that’s perfect to discover new things....

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