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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Ilfracombe Aquarium, The Old Lifeboat House, The Pier, Ilfracombe Harbour, Ilfracombe, EX34 9EQ
Award winning, all weather family attraction provides a fascinating journey of discovery into the aquatic life of North Devon.
Abbotsham, Near Bideford, North Devon, EX39 5AP
The Big Sheep - an all weather attraction featuring sheep racing, indoor playzone, outdoor lazer games and the Big Sheep Brewery.
Downland Farm, Higher Clovelly, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 5RY
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?
Berrynarbor, Ilfracombe, North Devon, EX34 9SL
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.
Higher Leigh, Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, North Devon, EX34 0NG
The valley that time forgot. A subtropical paradise with an abundance of birds and animals, and animatronics dinosaurs, so real they're alive!
Rosemoor, Torrington, North Devon, EX38 8PH
Rosemoor, an enchanting 65-acre garden, offers year-round interest. Visit us for inspiration, tranquillity or simply a marvellous day out.
Linden Close, Torrington, North Devon, EX38 7AN
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.
North Road, South Molton, North Devon, EX36 3AZ
See the living wonder of wild Exmoor honey bees in their various natural habitats & observation hives, also the workings of Britain’s largest honey farm viewed from 300 feet of indoor gallery.
Golf Links Road, Westward Ho!, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 1LH
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.
Golden Coast Holiday Village, Station Road, Woolacombe, North Devon, EX34 7HW
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.
Unit 4 Barnstaple Trade Centre, Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX32 8RY
North Devon's largest indoor playcentre, Open every day of the year for parties, playtime, fun and food.
9 The Quay, Ilfracombe, North Devon, EX34 9EQ
Spectacular wildlife and coastal cruises aboard one of the most technologically advanced passenger vessels in the UK. Frequent sights of seals, porpoises and dolphins. Come and enjoy one of the most dramatic coastal landscapes in England!
Clovelly Road, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 3QU
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.
Hacche Mill, South Molton, North Devon, EX36 3NA
We are a small company based in the Southwest on the edges of Exmoor. We don’t just work in the outdoors we also play in the outdoors and we have passion for what we do.
Oussaborough Lane, Woolacombe, North Devon, EX34 7HJ
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.
Wistlandpound, Kentisbury, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX31 4SJ
Calvert Trust Exmoor delivers exciting, challenging and enjoyable outdoor activity adventures to all ages and abilities. Come and visit us for 3, 4 or 7 nights or just come for the day and discover it's what you can do that counts!
West Putford, Nr Bradworthy, N Devon, EX22 7XE
Set in a beautiful area and encourages the Imagination in a fun loving way half is in a beautiful old beechwood, home to most of the gnomes, the other half is The Wild Flower Garden.
Croyde Burrows Beach Car Park, Moor Lane, Croyde Bay, Devon, EX33 1NZ
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. Courses from £28 per person
Hope Farm, Ashwater, Beaworthy, North Devon, EX21 5DL
he Alpaca Park in stunning Devon countryside offers a tranquil, uplifting experience for all age groups. The 100 acres are lovingly tended to encourage a peaceful, easy pace of life for its Alpaca, wildlife and visitors.
The Square, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX32 8LN
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.
Seafront, Wilder Road, Ilfracombe, North Devon, EX34 9BZ
This stunning theatre, capable of seating 483, also boasts cinema-screening facilities and is complimented by The Pavilion, a multi-use flat floor space, capable of seating 160.
21 Broad Close, North Molton, South Molton, North Devon, EX36 3JD
Visitors of all ages are offered the opportunity to experience at first hand the thrill of falconry in North Devon.
Hartland Peninsula Association, West Tisberry farm, Hartland, Bideford, EX39 6AU
Set against the spectacular Atlantic coastline to the west & the Bristol Channel to the north, the 17,000 acres offer a landscape of great contrast from open moorland, tumbling waterfalls to rugged cliffs.
PO Box 575, Silverton, Devon, EX5 4WT
Treasure Trails are the quirky, fun & informative way to help you explore some of Devon’s hidden treats! Solve a Murder Mystery; Follow a Treasure Hunt; Carry out a Spy Mission! Fun Daycation for all the family!