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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Clovelly
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Clovelly, , 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.

 
 
World Famous BIG Sheep Racing
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Abbotsham, North Devon, 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, Ilfracombe, 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!

 
 
Cliff Railway

The Esplanade, North Devon, 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.

 
 
Dartington Crystal Limited
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Linden Close, North Devon, 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.

 
 
Quince Honey Farm

North Road, North Devon, 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.

 
 
Harbour Restaurant, Red Lion Hotel

Clovelly, North Devon, 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.

 
 
Ilfracombe Aquarium
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Ilfracombe Aquarium, The Pier, Ilfracombe Harbour, 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.

 
 
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.

 
 
Hamlyn Room, New Inn Hotel, Clovelly

High Street, Nr Bideford, 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.

 
 
RHS Garden Rosemoor
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Rosemoor, North Devon, 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.

 
 
Waves Ceramic Studio

Golden Coast Holiday Village, Woolacombe, 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.

 
 
The Old Milll Public House

Ossaborough Lane, North Devon, 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.

 
 
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 Milky Way logo

Downland Farm, Bideford, 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 Farmers Market

Hartland Parish Hall, North Devon, North Devon, EX39 6BQ, Tel: 01271 379084

20 stall of the best food. A great little cafe. A stunning location. Hartland Farmers Market, a special Sunday.

 
 
The Tarka Trail
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Tarka Trail, , EX39 4BB, Tel: 01237 423 655, Email, www.northdevonbiosphere.org.uk/the-tarka-trail

Cycle Route: The Tarka Trail

The Tarka Trail is a pedestrian and cycle way that runs in a 180 mile figure-of-eight through landscapes little changed from those described by Henry Williamson in his classic 1927 novel Tarka the Otter.

 
 
Exmoor Zoological Park
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South Stowford, Barnstaple, 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.

 
 
 
Giovanni's Restaurant

35 Boutport Street, North Devon, 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.

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

Marwood, North Devon, 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.

 
 
Funderzone
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Unit 4 Barnstaple Trade Centre, Barnstaple, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX32 8RY, Tel: 01271 328328, Email

North Devon's largest indoor playcentre, Open every day of the year for parties, playtime, fun and food.

 
 
Bideford
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Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, 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.

 
 
Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon
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The Square, North Devon, 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.

 
 
The Waterfront Inn
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Golf Links Road, Bideford, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 1LH, Tel: 01237 474737, Email, www.waterfrontinn.co.uk

The Waterfront Inn is located only yards from the beach and offers all you need for your stay in North Devon. The comfortable bar where you can sit and relax over a beer or glass of wine following the rigours of the day.

 
 
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