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 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.

 
 
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 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.

 
 

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Golden Coast Holiday Village, Station Road, Woolacombe, North Devon, EX34 7HW, Tel: 01271 871 360, Email, www.woolacombe.com/waves

Waves, in Woolacombe, is a 'paint it yourself' ceramic studio and cafe with a wide selection of pottery to decorate. It's easy for anyone from young children to grown-ups to create their own masterpiece.

 
 
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/gardens/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 The Hamlyn Restaurant, New Inn Hotel

High Street, Clovelly, Nr Bideford, North Devon, EX39 5TQ, Tel: 01237 431781, Email, www.clovelly.co.uk/stay-in-clovelly/new-inn

Fascinating 17th C. inn with a restaurant specialising in traditional English fare.

 
 
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 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 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 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 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!

 
 
Show more details of Dartington Crystal
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.

 
 
Show more details of The Old Mill Public House

Ossaborough Lane, Woolacombe, North Devon, EX34 7HJ, Tel: 01271 870237, Email

A family run, 17th century, Devonshire inn serving home cooked, traditional dishes and local ales in a relaxed atmosphere. Live music and entertainment in the summer. Children’s menu and an adventure playground.

 
 
Show more details of Quince Honey Farm

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

 
 
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 Monty's Caribbean Kitchen

Monty's Caribbean Kitchen, Burn Court, Priory Gardens, Barnstaple, EX31 1PT, Tel: 01271 324833, Email, www.montyscaribbeankitchen.co.uk

Monty's Caribbean Kitchen is a unique eating experience based in Barnstaple, North Devon. With our customised catering trailer we can be seen across North Devon at outdoor events but we are also available for private hire.

 
 
Show more details of North Devon Hawk Walks

21 Broad Close, North Molton, South Molton, North Devon, EX36 3JD, Tel: 01598 740114, Email, www.northdevonhawkwalks.co.uk

Visitors of all ages are offered the opportunity to experience at first hand the thrill of falconry in North Devon.

 
 
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 Browns
North Devon Food and Drink Award Runner UpInvest In Nature

37 South Street, Great Torrington, North Devon, EX38 8AB, Tel: 01805 622 900, Email, www.brownsdelicatessen.co.uk

Delicatessen with a small deli-café selling and serving delicious local and home produced food.

 
 
Show more details of Marshford Organic Foods

Churchill Way, Northam, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 1NS, Tel: 01237 477160, Email, www.marshford.co.uk

Fantastic all organic farm shop featuring vegetables, salads and herbs grown on the premises. Familt run business, Est. 1985. New order line and delivery service, local organic meat, dairy and groceries.

 
 
Show more details of Lynton & Barnstaple Railway
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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.

 
 
Show more details of The Hunters Inn

Heddon Valley, Exmoor, Devon, EX31 4PY, Tel: 01598 763230, Email, www.thehuntersinn.net

The Hunters Inn has immense charm & character and sits at the heart of the stunning Heddon Valley - ideal for exploring both the wild beauty of Exmoor and the North Devon Coastline.

 
 
Show more details of The Bell Inn

Rectory Lane, Parkham, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 5PL, Tel: 01237 451 201, Email, www.thebellinnparkham.co.uk

Set within the heart of the rural Village of Parkham nestles the 13th century Bell Inn. Originally a forge and two farm workers cottages the Inn is steeped in history.

 
 
Show more details of Croyde Beach

Croyde, North Devon, EX33 1NU, Tel: 01271 816400, Email, croydedevon.co.uk

The stepped beach and the rocks it possesses make Croyde one of the best surfing in Europe suitable only for experts. It is a world famous sandy beach, backed by sand dunes and situated in a small bay on the North Devon Coast.

 
 
 
 
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