Families - Things to Do

North Devon offers the perfect UK family holiday setting. Whether for a weekend break, or a two week family getaway, North Devon offers it all. The fantastic sandy beaches and hidden coves will entice you and the children to explore, while dramatic coastlines and rugged uplands will take your breath away. The award winning local food and drink will tempt you, and the family activities and great local attractions will keep all of you entertained from dawn to dusk.

Dunsdon National Nature Reserve (Adjoining)

The Devon Wildlife Trust Dunsdon Nature Reserve adjoins our farm and provides an ideal location for children to get closer to nature.  This is an area of rare culm grassland supporting a great variety of flora and fauna, including the Marsh Fritillary butterfly.
www.devonwildlifetrust.org

The Alpaca Park (13 miles)

The Alpaca Park is set in 100 acres of beautiful Devon countryside where visitors have the opportunity to observe these endearing creatures up close and personal. Watch as they graze, laze or play together in their herds.
Hope Farm, Beaworthy, Devon, EX21 5DL, Tel: 01409 220216
thealpacapark.com

The Big Sheep (Bideford  23 miles)

The Big Sheep The BIG Sheep is one of North Devon's top attractions. Highlights include; Sheep Racing, Animatronic live Chicken Show, Horse Whispering, Ewetopia Indoor Playground, Battlefield Live, Mountain Boarding, and much more! Good idea if you're after things to do in Devon with kids.
www.thebigsheep.co.uk

New Mills Farm Park (Launceston 21 miles)

New Mills Farm Park great value, basic, FUN day out, for all the family, especially for toddlers and younger children. The only farm park where you can come by car or steam train! (Steam railway is a separate company - their own charges apply). With animals to see and indoor and outdoor activities.
www.newmillsfarmpark.com

Morwellham Quay and Tamar Valley Trust  (Tavistock  39 miles)

Morwellham Quay and Tamar Valley Trust 'An award-winning, evocative museum and visitor centre in the heart of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site and Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Just four miles west of Tavistock the historic port, mine workings and Estate, bordering the River Tamar. Amidst towering cliffs and gently rolling farmland, a lost world lives again.'
www.morwellham-quay.co.uk

Museum of Dartmoor Life (Okehampton  25 miles)

Museum of Dartmoor Life Dartmoor Life is a bright and novel place to visit. There you can discover what has happened to the Dartmoor environment over time and see how Dartmoor people have made a living and changed Dartmoor in doing so. See also how they have lived at home and worked the land.
www.museumofdartmoorlife.co.uk

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre (Lifton  23 miles)

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre  present the National Fairground Collection. This is a facility unique in the UK, designed to capture the magic of a bygone age through exhibits, vintage engineering and stunning artwork displays.

The Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre is a 45,000 square foot indoor attraction that provides a unique opportunity to discover  “fun of the past”.

The Fairground Heritage Centre, Milford, Lifton, Devon, PL16 0AT
Tel: 01566 783425
www.fairground-heritage.org.uk

Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park (Combe Martin 45 miles)

Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park - the land that time forgot. A sub-tropical paradise with exotic birds and animals and the most realistic Dinosaurs on the Planet! Daily Sea lion Shows, Falconry Displays, Lemur Encounters and magnificent Lions. Spectacular lightshow, Earthquake Canyon Train Ride, Tropical Butterfly House www.devonthemepark.co.uk

Harlequins (Bude  7 miles)

Harlequinns has an indoor  ballpark, including a separate toddler area. Ten pin bowling, cafe, and arcade with air hockey and dance machines.
Stucley Road, Bude, Cornwall EX23 8AR.
www.harlequinns.com

Splash (Bude  7 miles)

Leisure pool with flume and waves. Great for those wet days.
Stucley Road, Bude, Cornwall EX23 8AR. Tel: 01288 355 366
www.cornwall.gov.uk

Rebel Cinema (Poundstock, Bude 14 miles)

Treskinnick Cross, Poundstock, Bude, EX23 0DT, Tel: 01288 361442
www.rebelcinema.co.uk

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