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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Show more details of Quince Honey Farm

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

See the living wonder of wild Exmoor honey bees in their various natural habitats & observation hives, also the workings of Britain’s largest honey farm viewed from 300 feet of indoor gallery.

 
 
Show more details of Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park
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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!

 
 
Show more details of Clovelly Village
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Clovelly, North Devon, EX39 5TA, Tel: 01237 431781, 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.

 
 
Show more details of The BIG Sheep
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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.

 
 
Show more details of Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway

The Esplanade, Lynmouth, North Devon, EX35 6EQ, Tel: 01598 753908, Email, www.cliffrailwaylynton.co.uk

A unique, water-powered, Victorian inclined railway, opened in 1890. It links the towns of Lynton and Lynmouth, climbing from swas level to a height of 500ft.

 
 
Show more details of Ilfracombe Aquarium
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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.

 
 
Show more details of 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.

 
 
Show more details of The Milky Way Adventure Park

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?

 
 
Show more details of 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.

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

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

 
 
Show more details of Dartington Crystal
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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.

 
 
Show more details of Harbour Restaurant

Clovelly, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 5TQ, Tel: 01237 431 237, Email, www.clovelly.co.uk

Dining at the Red Lion offers you a wonderful choice of fresh, locally caught seafood - you may even see it being landed just outside - estate game in season and as much local produce as possible.

 
 
Show more details of 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.

 
 
Show more details of South West Lakes Trust

Lidn Park, Quarry Cresent, Launceston, North Devon, PL15 7PF, Tel: 01566 778503, Email, www.swlakestrust.org.uk

South West Lakes Trust offers spectacular lakes around the county for a wide variety of activities including watersports, fishing and walking.

 
 
Show more details of Grove Inn
North Devon Food and Drink Award Winner

Kings Nympton, North Devon, EX37 9ST, Tel: 01769 580 406, Email, www.thegroveinn.co.uk

Since 2003 the Grove has been working in partnership with local farmers and producers to bring a real taste of Devon to their guests. The hard work of those farmers and producers is evident in the quality food they produce at the Grove

 
 
Show more details of Devon Association of Tourist Attractions

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.

 
 
Show more details of Tarka Pottery

Glebe Farm, Little Torrington, Torrington, Devon, EX38 8PS, Tel: 07931 306414, Email, www.tarkapottery.co.uk

Tarka Pottery is North Devon's most exciting and inspiring clay experience studio. Located in beautiful countryside with stunning views, you can paint or potter to your heart's content.

 
 
Show more details of Instow Arms

Hatton Croft, Marine Parade, Instow, North Devon, EX39 4JJ, Tel: 01271 860608, Email, www.instowarms.com

Instow Arms is a delightful pub restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and cakes. Situated in the heart of Instow with stunning views over looking the Torridge estuary.

 
 
Show more details of Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon
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The Square, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX32 8LN, Tel: 01271 346747, Email, www.devonmuseums.net/barnstaple

The perfect way to get to know North Devon, its wildlife, coastline, history and heritage. Throughout the year the Museum on the Square organises many special exhibitions of both local and wider interest.

 
 
Show more details of Royal & Fortescue Coffee Shop
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Boutport Street, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX31 1HG, Tel: 01271 342289, Email, www.brend-hotels.co.uk/theroyalfortescue

Relax in the Royal & Fortescue's sumptous surroundings with their numerous bustling lounge areas and enjoy a cafe latte and why not treat yourself to a fresh cream eclair or a moist carrot cake.

 
 
Show more details of Noel Corston @ EX34
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South Street, Woolacombe, North Devon, EX34 7BB, Tel: 01271 871187, Email, www.noelcorston.com

Winner of ''Best Restaurant 2012/13'' - Devon Food & Drink - Taste of Devon Award. Noel Corston's NC@EX34 is a contemporary restaurant that focuses on local sourcing, quality of offering a relaxed style of dining.

 
 
Show more details of Johns Of Instow LTD

Marine Parade, Instow, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 4HY, Tel: 01271 860310, Email, www.johnsofinstow.co.uk

Johns supermarket is a unique independent family run store going back over 6 generations, serving the village of Instow and the surrounding area, supplying a comprehensive range of goods to both customers at the shop and via home delivery.

 
 
Show more details of Giovanni's Restaurant

35 Boutport Street, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX31 1RX, Tel: 01271 321274, www.giovannisdevon.co.uk

Since opening in March 1999, Giovanni’s Restaurant has developed a loyal following both in and around the local area. There is a buzzing atmosphere generated by staff and customers alike, and you are always greeted with welcoming smiles.

 
 
Show more details of Sands on the Beach
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Saunton, Braunton, North Devon, EX33 1LQ, Tel: 01271 890212, Email, www.sauntonsands.co.uk/eating/sands-on-the-beach.html

Break up your holiday with a trip to the relaxed Sands on the Beach one evening which is just a short stroll away on the beach beneath the hotel.

 
 
 
 
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