Things to do in North Devon & Exmoor

You can’t move in North Devon without finding something fun, cultural or adventurous to do! Whether you’re looking for fun days out in North Devon guaranteed to keep the whole family entertained or a relaxing trip to a historic house, there’s plenty of attractions in North Devon to choose from. For top Devon family attractions you can take your pick from a choice of theme parks with exhilarating rides and slides designed to thrill, or get up close and personal with the cutest animals at one of our fun packed farm attractions. North Devon boasts an enviable choice of more exotic wildlife attractions too, from a zoo and an aquarium to a Dinosaur Park. For eating out in North Devon we have everything from family friendly Devon pubs to award winning fine dining.

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Quince Honey Farm

North Road, South Molton, North Devon, EX36 3AZ, Tel: 01769 572401, Email, www.quincehoney.co.uk

Quince Honey Farm is a family run working honey farm which is situated in beautiful North Devon where we have been producing honey since 1949. Our 1500 hives are kept deep in the North Devon Countryside.

 
 
Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park
Invest In Nature

Higher Leigh, Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, North Devon, EX34 0NG, Tel: 01271 882486, Email, www.wildlifedinosaurpark.co.uk

The valley that time forgot. A subtropical paradise with an abundance of birds and animals, and animatronics dinosaurs, so real they're alive!

 
 
The Milky Way logo

Downland Farm, Higher Clovelly, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 5RY, Tel: 01237 431255, Email, www.themilkyway.co.uk

Your biggest all weather, family day out in North Devon. From rollercoasters and indoor adventure play to great live shows, there's so much to do plus ALL the rides are included in the entrance fee! Your adventure awaits...are you ready?

 
 
Hartland Abbey & Gardens
Historic Houses Association Friends SchemeHudsons Heritage Explorer Pass

Hartland, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 6DT, Tel: 01237 441496/234, Email, www.hartlandabbey.com

Hartland Abbey is a fascinating house. Built across a narrow, wooded valley leading to an Atlantic cove, Henry VIII gifted the Abbey to The Keeper of his Wine Cellar, whose descendants live here today.

 
 
Dartington Crystal Limited
Invest In Nature

Linden Close, Torrington, North Devon, EX38 7AN, Tel: 01805 626262, Email, www.dartington.co.uk/

Watch Skilled craftsmen creating the world-famous crystal. Enjoy the fascinating history of glass in the visitor centre. Browse the dazzling collection in the factory shops.

 
 
Ilfracombe Aquarium
VistEngland VAQAS

Ilfracombe Aquarium, The Old Lifeboat House, The Pier, Ilfracombe Harbour, Ilfracombe, EX34 9EQ, Tel: 01271 864533, Email, www.ilfracombeaquarium.co.uk

Award winning, all weather family attraction provides a fascinating journey of discovery into the aquatic life of North Devon.

 
 
Clovelly
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Clovelly, North Devon, EX39 5TA, Tel: 01237 431200, Email, www.clovelly.co.uk

Discover for yourself why people come from all around the world to marvel at this timeless, historic fishing village in North Devon.

 
 
RHS Garden Rosemoor
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Rosemoor, Torrington, North Devon, EX38 8PH, Tel: 01805 624067, Email, www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/rosemoor

Rosemoor, an enchanting 65-acre garden, offers year-round interest. Visit us for inspiration, tranquillity or simply a marvellous day out.

 
 
Watermouth Castle

Berrynarbor, Ilfracombe, North Devon, EX34 9SL, Tel: 01271 867474, Email, www.watermouthcastle.com

One of the West Country's premier Family Tourist Attractions where you can enjoy, a Victorian Castle full of eclectic treasures, nostalgic displays and curios, a theme park including rides and play areas, and beautiful landscaped gardens.

 
 
World Famous BIG Sheep Racing
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Abbotsham, Near Bideford, North Devon, EX39 5AP, Tel: 01237 472366, Email, www.thebigsheep.co.uk

The Big Sheep - an all weather attraction featuring sheep racing, indoor playzone, outdoor lazer games and the Big Sheep Brewery.

 
 
Eggesford Garden & Country Centre

Eggesford, Chumleigh, North Devon, EX18 7QU, Tel: 01769 580250, Email, www.eggesfordgardens.com

Eggesford Garden & Country Centre stocks many plant species and also has a wide range of gifts, books and toys. There is also a restaurant with a beautiful view.

 
 
Marwood Hill Gardens
North Devon Food and Drink Award Runner UpHudsons Heritage Explorer Pass

Marwood, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX31 4EB, Tel: 01271 342528, Email, www.marwoodhillgarden.co.uk

An 18 acre garden with 3 small lakes, unusual trees and shrubs, bog garden, national collection of astilbes, iris ensata and tulbaghias.

 
 
Discover Devon Heaven

Hope Farm, Ashwater, Beaworthy, North Devon, EX21 5DL, Tel: 01409 220216, Email, www.thealpacapark.com

The Alpaca Park in stunning Devon countryside offers a tranquil, uplifting experience for all age groups. The 100 acres are lovingly tended to encourage a peaceful, easy pace of life for its Alpaca, wildlife and visitors.

 
 

c/o Zara Media & Design, North Bovey, Newton Abbott, Devon, EX4 8JN, Tel: 01392 201227, Email, www.lotstodo.co.uk

Everything you need for a great day out in Devon is here. Lotstodo.co.uk is the website of the Devon Association of Tourist Attractions (DATA), an organisation that represents the top attractions in Devon.

 
 
Bideford
Invest In Nature

Burton Art Gallery, Kingsley Road, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 2QQ, Tel: 01237 477676, Email, www.burtonartgallery.co.uk

Visitor attractions around Bideford include the Bideford Railway Museum, Burton Art Gallery and Museum and The Deep Exhibition.

 
 

Croyde Bay, Braunton, Devon, EX33 1NZ, Tel: 01271 890671, www.parkdeanholidays.co.uk

Four star holiday park, within 100m of Croyde Bay. Excellent touring and camping facilities for tents, motorhomes, campervans, touring caravans and trailer tents. Awarded David Bellamy Gold Award.

 
 
Braunton & District Museum
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The Bakehouse Centre, Caen Street, Braunton, North Devon, EX33 1AA, Tel: 01271 816688, Email, www.devonmuseums.net

Braunton Museum has lots of interest for all ages, with displays based around Braunton’s agricultural, maritime and social history. With documents and photographs of the history of Braunton and the surrounding area.

 
 
West Somerset Railway

The Railway Station, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5BG, Tel: 01643 704 996, Email, westsomersetrailway.vticket.co.uk/

Britain’s longest standard gauge railway running some 20 miles from Bishops Lydeard (near Taunton) to Minehead on the Somerset coast.

 
 
Go Ape

Bullers Hill, Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7XR, Tel: 01284 852217, Email

Go Ape’s first outdoor adventure in the South West. One of the best days out in Devon, if you’re looking for adventure activities near Exeter then you’ll enjoy an incredible 235m zip wire flying you from hilltop to hilltop.

 
 
Lynton & Barnstaple Railway
VistEngland VAQAS

Woody Bay Station, Martinhoe Cross, EX31 4RA, Tel: 01598 763487, Email, www.lynton-rail.co.uk

Visit the legendary Lynton & Barnstaple Railway at Woody Bay Station. A mile of the original route has been reopened with a steam train service. The route offers stunning views of the Bristol Channel.

 
 
Castle Hill Gardens
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Filleigh, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX32 0RQ, Tel: 01598 760336, Email, www.castlehilldevon.co.uk

Castle Hill was built in 1730 as the Earl Fortescue's family home in North Devon. The Palladian House, in which his descendants, the Earl and Countess of Arran are living, is set in an 18th century parkland landscape with grass terraces.

 
 
Gnome Reserve and Wild Flower Garden

West Putford, Nr Bradworthy, N Devon, EX22 7XE, Tel: 01409 241435, Email, www.gnomereserve.co.uk

Set in a beautiful area that encourages the Imagination in a fun loving way. Half is in a beautiful old beechwood, home to most of the gnomes, the other half is The Wild Flower Garden.

 
 
Exmoor Zoological Park
Invest In Nature

South Stowford, Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX31 4SG, Tel: 01598 763352, Email, www.exmoorzoo.co.uk

A unique natural zoo,with a "hands on" informal atmosphere exhibiting the famous Exmoor Beast.

 
 
 
Nature Reserve at Lundy Island

Lundy Shore Office, The Quay, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 2LY, Tel: 01271 863636, Email, www.lundyisland.co.uk

Lundy lies off the coast of North Devon, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Bristol Channel, with nothing between it and America. It is a granite outcrop, three and a half miles long and half a mile wide.

 
 
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