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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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.

 
 
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?

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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!

 
 
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.

 
 
The Old Milll 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.

 
 
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.

 
 
Hamlyn Room, New Inn Hotel, Clovelly

High Street, Clovelly, Nr Bideford, North Devon, EX39 5TQ, Tel: 01237 431781, Email, www.clovelly.co.uk/new_inn_acc.php

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

 
 
Harbour Restaurant, Red Lion Hotel

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

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.

 
 
Waves Ceramic Studio

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

 
 
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.

 
 
Hartland Abbey & Gardens
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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.

 
 
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.

 
 
Dartington Crystal Limited
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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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
The Red Barn

Barton Road, Woolacombe, North Devon, EX34 7DF, Tel: 01271 870264, Email, www.redbarnwoolacombe.co.uk

You can dine in our restaurant, at the bar or on the patio whilst enjoying the magnificent views across Woolacombe Bay. The bar is well stocked with beers, wines and spirits from around the world, and local 'Cask Marque' approved real ales.

 
 
Mortehoe & Woolacombe Golf

Golden Coast Holiday Village, Station Road, Woolacombe, North Devon, EX34 7HW, Tel: 01271 872008, Email, www.woolacombe.co.uk/

The golf club is situated on a coastal hill in Mortehoe creating the perfect vantage point for fantastic countryside and sea views. The golf course a challenging 18 tees of shortish play that will test your iron skills.

 
 
Atlantic Village
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Clovelly Road, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 3QU, Tel: 01237 422544, Email, www.atlanticvillage.co.uk

Outlet shopping centre and family visitor attraction. Under a beautifully glazed covered mall, Atlantic Village houses over 35 stores offering up to 50% off famous name brands.

 
 
Royal and 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.

 
 
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.

 
 
Barnstaple Pannier Market
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Town Centre, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX31 1JH, Tel: , Email, www.barnstaplepanniermarket.co.uk

Operating 6 days a week through most of the year the market offers a huge range of exciting fresh produce, handmade arts and crafts, a fantastic range of antiques and collectables for all those Bargain Hunters among you and much much more.

 
 
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 reasturant with a beautiful view.

 
 
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