Family Fun near Beachside Holiday Park

Steam Trains at Woody Bay Station
01598 763487
Woody Bay Station, Nr Lynton.

80 years after it's closure in 1935, you can once more board a train of original L&B coaches at England's highest narrow gauge railway station - 1,000 ft up on wild Exmoor.

Ilfracombe Aquarium
01271 864533
Ilfracombe Harbour

This exciting award winning all weather educational attraction provides a fascinating insight into the watery world around North Devon. The aquarium houses a diverse collection of local aquatic life in beautifully recreated natural habitats. The exhibits provide visitors with a unique zoned journey experience from the source of an Exmoor stream down river to an estuary local rock pool harbour coast to Lundy & its marine reserve. Complimentary children's quizzes are offered on entry. The aquarium also offers a funky fish retail area where good value unusual aquatic themed gifts can be purchased. A small cafe with sheltered outside seating provides quality refreshments light snacks and luxury local dairy ice cream in a relaxing environment.

Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park
01271 882 486
Higher Leigh, Combe Martin

Ever been inside a meerkats desert enclosure? Fed a lemur or a wallaby? Watched a sea lion play copycat with it's trainer or watched a full sized T-Rex come back to life? If not then a visit to our park is a must! Watch our impressive lions and wolves. Catch our otters feeding monkeys playing and white wolves howling. Take part in the amazing sea lion show and the animal handling experiences. There are talks shows and animal encounters throughout the day to keep the whole family entertained. Come and witness conservation in action - we're involved in a number of worldwide breeding programs and in saving several endangered species and rescued animals. Spend a day of discovery in our stunning park set within a beautiful valley with natural cascading streams and waterfalls tropical trees and plants and an abundance of indigenous and exotic wildlife.There are 28 acres of gardens and woodland walks for you to enjoy and many rare and unusual trees including the critically endangered wollemi pine the ginko tree the indian bean tree and the giant redwood. But make sure you keep an eye out for the Dinosaurs!

Quince Honey Farm
01769 574 706
South Molten

Quince honey farm's main attraction is Beeworld a uniquely designed indoor apiary with interactive buttons to open the hives magnifying the bees even closer. Nowhere else in the world can you get such an intimate view of the inner workings of the honey bee society without needing protective equipment. The Happy Bee play hive is our indoor soft play; enjoy our Devonshire cream tea and honey ice cream in the cafe while the kids buzz around in the play hive. Also in the Play Hive is the Critter cabin with lots of creepy crawlies to encounter. New for 2014 is the beekeeping museum and the auditorium where bee beard events are held on certain dates we also hold daily bee talks and interactive TVs to watch previous bee beard shows. There is a chance to taste and purchase some of our delicious honey which has been made from the busy bees you have seen hard at work in 'Bee World'. Specialising in natural honey products you can buy everything from honeycombs to beeswax candles. Quince honey farm is the perfect all weather attraction with something for everyone no matter what age, so If you want somewhere educational as well as fun then make a bee-line for Quince Honey farm!

Watermouth Castle
01271 863 879
Berrynabor, Nr Ilfracombe

In this stunning location overlooking the picturesque Watermouth Cove Watermouth Castle offers a unique and magical experience with entertainment for all ages. With a host of attractions there is always something to capture the imagination so come and see for yourselves! We have several rooms set up to demonstrate how life would have been in the Victorian times - with a kitchen scene full of fabulous relics from the past and an old dairy full of interesting items. In addition there is a formal sitting room display depicting a master and servants going about their daily business. All displays include fully costumed models. Take your seats for the breathtakingly beautiful performance of lights music and fountains in the famous underground Water Show Extravaganza.

Affinity Village 1 mile
01237 422544
Bideford, Devon

Affinity Outlet Shopping Centre and Visitor attraction! Up to 50% off famous name brands. Over 35 stores under a covered mall include brands such as Next, Claires, Clarks, Costa, Mountain Warehouse, The Fragrance Shop, Salt Rock, Designer Room, Pavers, Sports Direct and Cadbury. World of Wonder also offers a fantastic indoor play area and there are two food outlets set in an open piazza and ample free parking.

The Big Sheep 2 miles
01237 472366
Bideford, Devon

The North Devon Angling Centre 2 miles

Try the Fishing in Devon, Maybe a cast or two in the Taw/Torridge estuary for Flounders or Bass. Fishing Devon probably some of the best in the UK.

Skern Lodge 2 miles
01237 475922
Appledore, Nr Bideford, Devon

An activities, training and events lodge. Activities available are canoeing, surfing, abseiling, climbing, high ropes, RIB power boating and more. This centre is suitable for all individuals, adults, children and groups of all sizes are welcome.

Dartington Crystal 8 miles
01805 626242
Great Torrington, Devon

No trip to Devon is complete without a visit to the Dartington Crystal factory experience. Watch the world famous glassmaking for yourself. You will witness craftsmanship at its very best. Watch as the craftsmen transform hot molten into Elegant shapes perfecting three thousand years of this craft in the making.

The Milky Way Adventure Park 10 miles
01237 431255
Nr Clovelly, Bideford, Devon

Your biggest all weather day out on the North coast, includes The Clone Zone, The time warp, Droid destroyers, toddlers town, fantasy farm and the North Devon bird of prey centre and more.

Lundy Island 12 miles

Transport: MS Oldenburg from Bideford Quay and Ilfracombe Pier. Helicopter transfers can be arranged locally. Three miles long and half a mile wide, Lundy lies 10 miles off the coast of North Devon. Lundy is a unique Island experience, remote, peaceful and unspoilt. With its spectacular views, rare and beautiful birds and fascinating buildings there is something for everyone. Activities on Lundy range from the adventurous, such as rock climbing or diving to the more gentle pursuits of bird watching ad walking. Lundy abounds with wildlife including Sika deer, seals, Lundy ponies, rabbits, basking sharks, dolphins and birds so rare that they bring birdwatchers to Lundy from all over Britain.

Survival Paintball 15 miles
01271 858279
South Down, Yarnscombe, Devon

The South West's premier paintball site. Fast, Furious, and Fun, paintball can be enjoyed by just about anyone. Combine its 20-acre woodland setting and state of the art equipment this the ultimate adrenalin game.

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