Spring has sprung, and whether you’re looking forward to Easter or further afield to the summer holidays there’s never been a better time to plan a family holiday at Hidden Valley. We’ve used our local knowledge to create a list of the very best family days out that the beautiful county of Devon has to offer, so take a look below and start planning your next adventure:
Photo Credit: Watermouth Castle
Watermouth Castle near Ilfracombe includes a Victorian country house filled with eclectic wonders and a family theme park offering a huge range of rides, play areas and other ways for kids to let off steam - all set in beautiful landscaped gardens.
Photo Credit: Coombe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park
Coombe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park offers a trip into the prehistoric past. Life-sized animatronic dinosaurs are spread throughout a sub-tropical park, plus there is the chance to visit the zoo which houses a range of exotic animals including wolves, sea lions, penguins and meerkats to name just a few.
Photo Credit: Big Sheep Photo Credit: The Big Sheep
The Big Sheep is a firm family favourite near own home in North Devon. This park is a sheep-themed day out guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face, whether you ride the rollercoaster, play in the ewetopia playpark, go to the sheep race, or even pay a trip to the on-site brewery and gin-distillery.
Quince Honey Farm - A bee-themed family fun day out, enjoy a whole range of bee-related fun whether that’s trying your hand at bee-keeping, rolling beeswax candles, tasting honey or learning just how important bees are to the ecosystem. There are plenty of opportunities for little ones to let off energy too with lots of bee-themed play space on offer.
Photo Credit: Dartington Crystal Visitor Centre
Dartington Crystal Visitor Centre in Torrington opens the door to the fascinating world of glass making, from glass-blowing and engraving to having a go yourself and getting stuck in with all sorts of creative activities for all ages. A fantastic inside option for a rainy day.
Photo Credit: Exmoor Zoo
Exmoor Zoo - Home to a wide range of endangered species including the only pair of black leopards in the UK. Visit and learn about the extensive conservation work carried out by the zoo and the animals they care for.
Photo Credit: The Milky Way Adventure Park
The Milky Way Adventure Park is a great escape for young children with adventure and soft play, slides, toboggans, rides, rollercoasters and much more available for young children to have a whale of a time.
Photo Credit: The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway
The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway - Step back in time to the golden age of steam and enjoy a day out riding the railway through beautiful rolling countryside with this marvellous family-friendly heritage attraction.
Photo Credit: Crealy Theme Park
Crealy Theme Park is the biggest adventure park in the region with rollercoasters, go-carts, fair rides and adventure play there’s plenty on offer for all ages to get young faces smiling and adrenaline flowing.
Photo Credit: National Trust
Arlington Court - This National Trust property is a perfect example of a beautifully preserved regency estate. Visit and enjoy the large house and gardens as well as an extensive collection of historic carriages on display in the museum.