Family Fun

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Devon is bursting with attractions to appeal to children of all ages and interests. Click here to see a list of our favourites.

Crealy Adventure Park   11 miles. Approx. 25 mins.  EX5 1DR

Perfect for children of all ages, it combines theme park with petting zoo. With thrilling rides, bumper slides, play pools and games that adults can play too, Crealy is a popular place to visit. Enjoy encounters and cuddles with farmyard animals, pony rides and feed the deer. Also, look out for special events...  

Woodlands  30 miles. Approx. 60mins.  TQ9 7DQ

South Devon's popular fun park features zones of action packed adventure with rides, water activities and animals. All weather fun for the family....

Go Ape!   6 miles. Approx. 15mins  EX6 7XR

Go Ape's first foray in the South West. One of Devon's best days out: You'll enjoy two incredible 235m zip slides flying you from hilltop to hilltop. There's something for everyone to enjoy in the forest after your tree time. Whether you want to monkey around on a bike or walk your way round the woods, you'll have a great day out.

Escot House  19 miles. Approx. 35mins.  EX11 1LT

For all lovers of nature and the great outdoors, Escot is a unique experience and offers a great family day our. Set in 220 acres of stunning private parkland in the heart of East Devon, Escot is a refreshingly uncommercial award-winning visitor attraction that you will want to return to again and again. Perfect for animal lovers.

Bicton Park and Gardens  17 miles. Approx. 35mins.   EX9 7BJ

Spanning nearly 300  years of horticultural history, these magnificent gardens are set in East Devon's picturesque Otter Valley... The superbly landscaped park combines 18th century tranquility with modern amenities to provide all year round enjoyment for everyone of all ages including historic glasshouses, a countryside museum, the Bicton Woodland Railway train ride, nature trail, maze, mini golf, indoor and outdoor children's play complexes, restaurant and shop.

World of Country Life  15 miles. Approx 35mins.  EX8 5BY

Come and see the new arrivals in Hatchery, take a gorgeous pygmy goat for a walk, play on the giant slides, challenge the family to a game of crazy golf, then jump on the deer train for a ride out to the fields to hand to feed the deer. Check out the amazing collections of vintage vehicles, motorcycles and steam engines - The largest in the South West!

Pennywell Farm  25 miles. Approx. 36mins.  TQ11 0LT

Come and experience the Pennywell magic at our multi award winning Farm Activity Park... the biggest in the South West! There's lots to do and see for the whole family... Animals, activities, shows, displays and rides. Every half hour marks the start of something new... Listen for the bell.

Paignton Zoo  21 miles. Approx. 40mins.  TQ4 7EU 

With more animals than anyone else in the South West, you're in for a really wild time. See them all - giraffes, lions, gorillas, cheetahs and thrilling crocodiles, plus our cheeky meerkats, colourful snakes and amazing monkeys. There are also indoor play areas, the Jungle Express train and uniquely, six habitats that mimic the animals' natural environment. Come in and get close to over two thousand creatures. But you'd better leave the whole day - you'll need it. 

Living Coasts  18 miles. Approx. 35mins.   TQ1 2BG

Take a journey around the coasts of the world where amazing plants and animals live life on edge. At Living Coasts, you'll see birds and mammals in specially-designed naturalistic habitats. With outdoor and indoor exhibits, there's plenty to see and do whatever the weather. 

Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary  22 miles. Approx. 35mins.  TQ11 0DZ

Welcome, Buckfast Butterflies and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary offers a great, enjoyable, otter and butterfly educational experience. Wander around the otter sanctuary and butterfly farm and see new butterflies emerge in tropical surroundings. See the otters swimming underwater in specially built glass enclosures.

Plymouth Aquarium  42 miles. Approx. 1hr 5mins.  PL4 0LF 

Visit the UK's largest Aquarium and be amazed by our fascinating underwater world and how we all play a part in conserving it. The National Marine Aquarium is a registered charity committed to promoting a sympathetic understanding the sea through programmes of education, conservation and research.

Exmoor Zoo 61 miles. Approx. 1hr 10mins.  EX31 4SG

Recent exhibits such as caracal, puma, manned wolves, tapir, sand cats and the famous 'Exmoor Beast' can be seen amongst the unique and rare smaller animals for which the zoo provides 'natural' enclosures. Carefully planted shrubs and trees as they have matured along the winding zoo paths keep you wondering what is next, providing a very relaxing and natural atmosphere. 

Dartmoor Zoo  36 miles. Approx 1 hour.  PL7 5DG

Dartmoor zoo is the winner of Eden Channel's Top Wildlife Attraction of the Year 2011, and the subject of the Hollywood movie We Bought A Zoo. Set in 33 acres of beautiful of woodland with stunning views of the surrounding countryside, Dartmoor Zoo is a unique, family owned zoo with a fantastic collection of animals including the widest variety of big cats in the west of England. 

Dartmouth Steam Railway  20 miles. Approx. 45mins.  TQ6 0AA 

The scenery is breathtaking, along the spectacular English Riviera Geopark coast line, to the picturesque station at Churston, then on through the wooded slopes of the Long Wood bordering the Dart Estuary to Kingswear. This is one of finest heritage steam railway journeys anywhere in Europe.

River Dart Country Park  21 miles. Approx 30mins.  TQ13 7NP

Located in the Dartmoor National Park, the River dart Country Park and River Dart Adventures are an award winning visitor attraction.  River Dart Adventures is based at the park and is open every day except Christmas, for visitors to enjoy.  Set in 90 acres, with lakes, parkland and woods with the majestic River Dart flowing through the park it is an ideal place to visit.  Children can run and play on the pirate ship lake and adventure playgrounds and their on-site facilities available for everyone.

Buckfast Abbey  22 miles.  Approx. 32mins.  TQ11 0EE

Buckfast Abbey forms part of an active Benedictine monastery at Buckfast, near Buckfastleigh,  Buckfast has been home to an abbey since 1018.  walk through the abbey and garden and take in the breath taking stain glass window at the back of the abbey where you can sit and consolidate your thoughts.

Canonteign Falls  13.5 miles. Approx 22mins.  EX6 7NT

Home to England's highest manmade waterfall, it is a magnificent example of a Victorian folly set in a magical natural paradise.  The waterfalls themselves descend for over 70m making this one of the most breath taking attractions in Devon and providing a wonderful day out for all the family. 

Becky Falls Woodland Park  19.4 miles. Approx 30mins. TQ13 9UG

No visit to Devon would be complete without a visit to Dartmoor's famous Becky Falls, where we've been welcoming visitors since 1903.  The falls are an iconic Dartmoor landmark, and a day out here can be as gentle or as adventurous as you wish.  All of the activities and shows are included in the entry price, so there are no extras to pay once you are inside.