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 great days out in North Devon guaranteed to keep the whole family entertained or a relaxing trip to a historic house, there’s plenty of North Devon attractions 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. Enjoy a glimpse into the lives of the rich and famous of bygone days in one of North Devon's historic houses and gardens. Plus there’s a fascinating range of heritage attractions to visit, including funicular railways, castles and medieval bridges.
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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.
Arlington, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX31 4LP, Tel: 01271 851123, Email
Arlington Court is an unexpected jewel: a complete family estate. The intimate Regency house contains treasures for all tastes, from model ships to shells, all collected by the Chichesters.
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?
WS Adventures is based right on the edge of the stunning Exmoor National Park. Through our dedicated team of highly qualified professional instructors we run a range of activities for all ages and abilities.
Torridge Way, Dobles Lane Industrial Estate, Holsworthy, Devon, EX22 6HL, Tel: 01409 253900
Essie's Equine is a shop for horse riders looking for tack and much more in Holsworthy.
Saunton, Braunton, North Devon, EX33 1LQ, Tel: 01271 890212, 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.
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.
Oussaborough Lane, Woolacombe, North Devon, EX34 7HJ, Tel: 01271 870237, Email, www.woolacombe.co.uk/experience-woolacombe/fun-on-all-the-parks/the-old-mill
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.
Tapeley-or Tapelia as it is known in the Doomsday Book- has for over 1000 years held the fantastic elevated position overlooking the River Torridge. The views stretch as far as the Island of Lundy and fade into the horizon over the Atlantic
The Churches Conservation Trust is the national charity protecting historic churches at risk. Our unique collection of English parish churches is free to visit and includes irreplaceable examples of architecture, archaeology and art.
The Pannier Market trades on Tuesdays and Saturdays, whilst Butchers' Row is open Monday to Saturday and is a favourite with tourists and residents alike. inside the market hall you will find our cafe - where you can have a quick cup of tea