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.

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

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.

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, border the beautiful River Tamar. Amidst towering cliffs and gently rolling farmland, a lost world lives again.’

Rebel Cinema (Poundstock, Bude 14 miles)

Rebel Cinema (Poundstock, Bude 14 miles)
Treskinnick Cross, Poundstock, Bude, EX23 0DT, Tel: 01288 361442

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”.

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.

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 and ‘Tomb of the Pharaohs’.

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 . Great for those wet days.

Gnome Reserve & Wildflower Garden (West Purtford 8 miles)

For the Young at heart from 1 – 101. For a completely unique 100% fun experience, simultaneously 100% ecologically interesting, with an extra 100% wonder and magic mixed in, visit The Gnome Reserve. Set amid truly rural countryside between Bideford and Bude just 7 miles from the Devon Cornwall border. the 4 acre Reserve comprises woodland, stream, 30 yard pond, meadow and garden – home to 1000+ gnomes and pixies.

West Putford, Bradworthy EX22 7XE, Tel: 01409 241435

Torrington 1646 (Torrington 16 miles)

Torrington 1646 is an historical all weather tourist attraction that makes history fun! Travel back to the 17th Century with our costumed characters and experience life in Torrington during the English Civil War.

Castle Hill, South St, Torrington EX38 8AA, Tel: 01805 626146

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

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