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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!

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Curious About Exeter

  • Exeter
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Curious About Exeter gives an entertaining glimpse into what makes this fascinating Devon city what it is. Whether you're a resident or visiting for...

Tenpin Exeter

  • Exeter
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Find your balance, take aim and swing like your life depends on it, at Tenpin Exeter! It’s all the drama of bowling with added arcade games. If you p...

Clip n Climb Exeter

  • Exeter
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Clip n Climb Exeter is a brilliant introduction to climbing for children with all the challenge of proper bouldering and low level climbing but coate...

Exeters Underground Passages

  • Exeter
  • Indoor
  • Caves and Mines

Visit a Devonshire landmark at Exeter’s Underground Passages. What will your family find in these ancient and fascinating tunnels? Believed to have b...

Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre

  • Exeter
  • Outdoor
  • Water Sports

Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre Get outdoors and active. Come to Haven Banks and try paddling a canoe on the river, or climbing our 23 metre tow...

Crealy Theme Park & Resort

  • Exeter
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

Hit the high notes on 60 jaw-dropping rides and attractions, including the drench-inducing Tidal Wave, The Twister or if you dare the ultimate thrill...

The Exeter Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Exeter
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Calling all detectives - a  mystery is brewing in Exeter and they need to know whodunnit! The case? Local florist Caroline Cudmore has disappeared so...

i-Bounce Trampoline Park Exeter

  • Exeter
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Experience the pure joy of trampolining at i-Bounce Trampoline Park Exeter - it’s the first of its kind in the city! It doesn’t matter how old, or yo...



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Bovey Tracey Swimming Pool

  • Newton Abbot
  • Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Bovey Tracey Swimming Pool is a 25m (82ft) heated open air pool that is run by the Bovey Tracey Swimming Pool Association, a registered charity run b...

Exeter Woollen Trail

  • Exeter
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Exeter Woollen Trail is a self-guided trail that provides a great way to learn about the historic city and its most important industry of the past, t...

Vue Exeter

  • Exeter
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Young and old alike, there's something that everyone will fall in love with here. Jump into movie magic at Vue Exeter, where you’ll find all your fav...

ODEON Exeter

  • Exeter
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

What does your brood love most about the movies? Seeing their favourite films on a supersized screen, or tucking into a bucket of popcorn? Do both at...

House of Marbles4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bovey Tracey
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Explore a history of glass and watch master craftsmen at work from the viewing platform inside the working glassworks on site. Look through the colle...

Shilstone Riding Centre

  • Widecombe in the Moor
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

BHS approved Shilstone Rocks Stud and Riding Centre offer a variety of well mannered mounts for friendly and supportive lessons, which are available...

Chudleigh Lido

  • Newton Abbot
  • Outdoor
  • Lidos

Chudleigh Lido has the honour of being one of the UK's newest lidos, having opened in 1997. It's very popular with the locals whilst being very welco...

War Horse Valley Country Farm Park

  • Hatherleigh
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Inspired by the classic Michael Morpurgo story, War Horse Valley Country Farm Park celebrates Devon’s wartime history and the beloved tale of Albert...

Topsham Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Topsham
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Thar' be treasure and you're the pack of salty sea dogs to sniff it out! Grab your parrots, pirate hats and grog (non alcoholic, of course!) and join...

Kingsteignton Swimming Pool

  • Kingsteignton
  • Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Kingsteignton Swimming Pool offers a heated 25m pool and heated toddler pool as well as changing and hot shower facilities, making it a charmingly ci...

Devon Railway Centre

  • Tiverton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Devon Railway Centre is a popular Devon tourist attraction which offers a unique railway experience and boasts a host of attractions in one location....

Topsham Pool

  • Exeter
  • Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Topsham Swimming Pool is at the heart of the picturesque and historic port of Topsham, offering a sublime outdoor swim experience. You can even enjoy...

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