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Under 20 miles
|The Big Sheep
When you're looking for things to do in Devon, The BIG Sheep is a great day out for the whole family. With so much to offer, everyone will enjoy their day out. As well as childrens' activities, there's fun for adults too. There's a brewery for Dad, farm shop for Mum, and of course they can run wild in the indoor playground and outdoor laser guns area too. The whole team is committed to ensuring that everyone in the family is guaranteed a truly great day out at our all weather attraction.
The Big Sheep, Abbotsham, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 5AP
A dramatic river gorge, ancient woodlands, tea garden and shop all set in stunning surroundings. Take a stroll around the 2,000 acres of Watersmeet and Countisbury, a haven for wildlife, breathtaking waterfalls and walking to suit all abilities. Watersmeet is one of Britain's deepest river gorges, where the lush valleys of the East Lyn and Hoar Oak Water tumble together. Watersmeet House is the perfect spot to indulge in a delightful cream tea before visiting the shop for gifts or a little treat. Then set out to explore the rich woodlands of the Lyn Valley and stroll along the riverside at Lynmouth, Combe Park and Rockford.
Watersmeet Road, Lynmouth, EX35 6NT
Set in the beautiful North Devon countryside, this stunning stately home is situated in magnificent gardens with terraced Italian lawns. An ornamental summerhouse, known as The Toot, and palm trees on the bottom terrace make for a tropical atmosphere. A lake with summer flowering water lilies found at the bottom of a woodland ravine all help create a wonderful location in the beautiful North Devon countryside.
Tapeley Park,Instow, North Devon, EX39 4NT
|Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
No family trip to the picturesque towns of Lynton and Lynmouth in North Devon would be complete without a ride on the famous funicular cliff lift. The railway is situated in the centre of the "Exmoor National Park" and nicknamed "Englands Little Switzerland". A day out in Devon would not be complete without visiting one of the top attractions in the southwest. It’s the best and most exciting way to travel between these two historic towns and will be one of the highlights of the day - for Mums, Dads and all the family.
The Cliff Railway, The Esplanade, Lynmouth, North Devon, EX35 6EQ
|Atlantis Adventure Park
Atlantis Adventure Park is an all weather attraction for all the family, located within Atlantic Village outlet shopping centre. A perfect opportunity to mix retail therapy for the adults and excitement and thrills for the kids all in one place!
Atlantic Village, Bideford, North Devon EX39 3QU
Under 30 miles
If you are looking for inspiration and a relaxing day out, come to RHS Garden Rosemoor and stroll around the enchanting 65-acre garden. Rosemoor is a garden of intoxicating beauty. It is meticulously crafted and planted, retaining the essence of rural North Devon within a dramatic backdrop of steep wooded valley sides. Whatever the season, the exciting colours, scents and textures mean that all your senses will be stimulated. There are both formal and informal gardens - as well as woodland walks, water features and open spaces - there is something for children and adults alike to enjoy time and again.
RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon, EX38 8PH
0845 265 8072
|The Milky Way
The Milky Way Adventure Park has it all. Ride the Cosmic Typhoon, Devon’s tallest, fastest & longest roller coaster. Have a wild time in North Devon’s biggest indoor adventure play area with assault courses & slides built for adults & children. Kick back & watch our amazing live shows featuring Merlin from Britain’s Got Talent, plus fantastic displays from the North Devon Bird of Prey Centre.
The Milky Way Adventure Park, Clovelly, Bideford. EX39 5RY
Whilst with us you can learn the history of Dartington Crystal in the Audio Visual Theatre and then follow the Dartington Timeline from 1967 to present day. And see how the first peices of glass were made in our museum section.
Watch our talented expert Master Engraving demonstration create award winning works of Art; Choose a special piece for yourself or loved ones and have it personalised with a personal message or motif. You can watch the live demonstration of glassmaking and try the many hands-on activities we have to offer.
Linden Close Torrington, Devon EX38 7AN
The cobbled, traffic-free, high street of this world famous fishing village in North Devon, built into a cleft in a 400 foot high cliff, tumbles its way down past whitewashed cottages festooned with flowers to the tiny working port. It is famous for its donkeys, which traditionally carry goods up the hill; sledges bring things down. There are links with Charles Kingsley, Turner, Dickens and the Spanish Armada.
Clovelly Visitor Centre Near Bideford, Devon EX39 5TA
01237 431 781
|Quince Honey Farm
Quince Honey Farm is a family run business which has been producing quality honey since 1949. Our 1500 hives are kept deep in the North Devon Countryside amongst the wild flowers from which the bees collect their sweet nectar. Every August, when Exmoor turns purple, all of the hives are moved up to the moors to collect the exquisite Exmoor Heather Honey.
North Rd South Molton EX36 3AZ
Only one mile from Hartland Quay, Hartland Abbey lies across a narrow, sheltered valley which winds its way to the spectacular Atlantic Coast. Within a designated ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ visitors may wander around the beautiful gardens and grounds which lead to a rocky cove. Peacocks and Guinea Fowl roam at will, whilst donkeys and Black Welsh Mountain sheep graze the Old Deer Park.
Hartland, Bideford, North Devon EX39 6DT
01237 441 264
Over 30 miles
|West Somerset Railway
Join the West Somerset Railway for great family days out through 20 miles of glorious Somerset coast and countryside between Bishops Lydeard and Minehead.