20 Family Friendly Activities for your North Devon Holiday


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20 Family-friendly things to do on your North Devon holiday

So you’ve booked a family holiday in Devon and now you need to plan some activities to keep the kids entertained. Luckily there are lots of things to do in Woolacombe and the surrounding coastal area that can be fun for the whole family.

Here are our top 20 things to do during your North Devon holiday (in no particular order!)... Let's go!

1. Funder Island

It is one of the most popular family-friendly places in North Devon. There are some exclusive rides for children, mini golf, go-kart, and much more. Dogs are also welcome, so if you’re planning a dog-friendly stay even your four-legged friends can enjoy a day out.

2. The BIG Sheep

This theme park attracts tourists from all over England. It was originally a sheep farm, so part of the decorations continue with that theme. At The BIG Sheep you’ll find entertainment shows, rides, farm animals and a café - what more could you want!

3. Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre

For adventurous families or those wanting to do a little exercise, this is the place for you. They have activities suitable for any age, so all family members can have fun together. From adrenaline-fuelled abseiling and high ropes to body boarding and archery

4. North Devon Explorers

Whether you want to go kayaking or hire fishing gear, you can find it all here at North Devon Explorers. There are even some guided walks for all members of the family if you fancy exploring the local area on your family holiday in Devon.

5. Higher Beings Circus

For more quirky things to do around Woolacombe, look no further than Higher Beings Circus. With performances nearly every day during high season, and most weekends or holidays, there's always something at Higher Beings Circus that's sure to grab everyone's attention.

6. Watermouth Castle

If you want to find out what it’s like to be in the mediaeval era, go to Watermouth Castle with your family. Step back in time and enjoy some castle treasures from Victorian life or explore one of the Lands full of rides and attractions like panning for gold in Gnome Land.

7. Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park

Holidays in Devon wouldn’t be complete without going here! Feel like you're in Jurassic Park when you visit Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park. It is a great idea to be in contact with nature and current wildlife, in addition to learning more about the dinosaurs that once inhabited our land.

8. Air Extreme Trampoline Park

If you need some things to do in Woolacombe that burn off some energy then take your kids jumping around Air Extreme Trampoline Park. All kinds of trampolines are ready to welcome you and jump for as many hours as you want. And when you’re thoroughly exhausted you can head back to relax in the hot tub at your Woolacombe Bay holiday lodge.

9. Christmas Village North Devon

We couldn't make this list without including Christmas Village North Devon. If you are on holiday in Devon during December then this village is a must-visit. With fairy lights and ice skating you’re sure to leave feeling in the Christmas spirit.

10. North Devon Maritime Museum

Perfect for families who are interested in history, or who are looking for refuge on a rainy day of their vacation. At North Devon Maritime Museum you can learn all about the maritime history of the area, with more than captivating stories about the sailors and fishermen who lived there.

11. The Landmark Theatre

Entertainment at The Landmark Theatre varies, so you can see a family-friendly play, or have a couples night out watching adults-only plays. The entertainment never ends at The Landmark Theatre, with performances every month of the year.

12. Exmoor Zoological and Conservation Centre

If your children (or yourself) love animals, then you must add the Exmoor Zoological and Conservation Centre to your to-do list for your North Devon holiday. This zoo is not like any other: some animals are being cared for and receiving rehabilitation; some animals are endangered, so they are taken to the Exmoor Zoological and Conservation Centre to ensure their survival.

13. Foot Golf North Devon

Golf never ends in North Devon. You can go to Foot Golf North Devon and play on the different courses they have available. Some are more professional than others, so be prepared to bring out your competitive side.

14. Neo Cinema

Neo cinema is probably one of the best things to do in Woolacombe when the weather is not great. Not only that, go there if you just want a quieter family-friendly activity regardless of the weather.

15. The Ultimate Adventure Centre

Get the adrenaline pumping by doing the Aerial Adventure and the Ultimate Assault courses. This place is home to the most comprehensive range of outdoor activities in North Devon so there is sure to be something fun for everyone.

16. The Ilfracombe Aquarium

If you are looking to learn more about marine life in the area, then stop by The Ilfracombe Aquarium where you will see a wide variety of fish and reptiles that are native to the area. There’s even a cafe with beautiful views or the funky fish gift shop to grab some souvenirs.

17. The Milky Way Adventure Park

One of the UK’s best all-weather amusement parks for the whole family. At The Milky Way Adventure Park you’ll find fantastic rides and attractions that won't leave you bored and there is a Little Stars play centre to keep babies and toddlers amused.

18. Quince Honey Farm

Quince Honey Farm is a working honey farm where families with children are more than welcome. Wander through the beautiful gardens, visit the Honey Factory or step into the Bee Shed. There is also a soft play area, picnic area, and lake to enjoy.

19. Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway

This cliff railway is powered by water, so it is a unique experience to go around there. Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway is suitable for all the family to visit. It’s not only about the railway - you will love the Lynton & Lynmouth villages.

20. Valley of Rocks

Valley of Rocks is a perfect place to plan a day out with the whole family. The view is beautiful, you can bring your dog, or a ball to play soccer if the kids get bored while the adults enjoy the view.

Valley of the Rocks cliff side walk in North Devon
Valley of the Rocks

With all of these things to do and our list of the best free things to do in Devon you’ll never be stuck for a way to entertain your family whilst on a holiday in Devon!

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