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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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.
One of the few walking companies actually based in the area we operate in, we are staffed by walkers who know and love these trails, know what to see and what to avoid when walking along the South West Coast Path.
If you're looking for that extra buzz then check out the Sports Complex at Golden Coast Holiday Village in Woolacombe. Test your nerve, strength and balance or just chill out with your friends and family at the Beach Club, bar and grill.
Learn to surf with UK's premier surf schools at Croyde and Saunton. British Surfing Assn. Level 4 Centre. Surfing GB 'Centre of Excellence.' Established in 1996. Open every day from Mid March to end October.
The Ultimate Adventure Centre offers the most comprehensive range of outdoor activities available throughout North Devon. The recently opened Ultimate Assault adds to the list of exhilarating experiences made possible.
Enjoy the ultimate day out at Southdown Adventure. Experience the thrills of Quad Biking on our three fabulous tracks. Also zorbing, clay shooting, archery and air rifle shooting in the beautiful North Devon countryside.
Come and join us for the paintball session of your life!! Eight woodland playing areas Paintball Village games arena Paintball Temple games arena New semi-automatic 'inferno guns' Full face safety goggles
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.
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.
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.
Unit 4 Barnstaple Trade Centre, Whiddon Valley, 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.
With golden sand, rocks & many rock pools the cliffs surrounding the beach are moderately unstable but provide a great variety of wildflowers. In a Heritage Coast area perfect for walking, however, keep an eye on the tide. Dog friendly.
Lee Bay Coastal Heathlands, EX34 8LR, Tel: 01392 360050, www.southwestcoastpath.com
Walk Route: Circular
This rewarding walk combines some of the best of the South West Coast Path in North Devon with woodland and windswept farmland surrounding ancient farms.
Bude, Cornwall, EX23 8HN, Tel: 01208 262812, Email
This has proved to be one of the most popular beaches of the area & is perfect for all the family. Surrounded by dunes on one side and the canal on the other. Dog friendly. Lifeguard information can be checked on www.beachlifeguards.org.uk.