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Days out with Family
North Devon has so many attractions, experiences and locations that are perfect for a family day out. From learning to surf to zoos, adventure centres, experiences, theme parks and more, there is so much to do – rain or shine! Here are just a few examples of great family days out but when you stay with us we provide lots more information on all the best things to do with the family!
Quince Honey Farm
Just 15 mins away is this family run working honey farm renowned for its close up honey bee experiences, with so many activities to enjoy along the way. The ‘Play Hive’ is an indoor soft play centre that is included in the day price or can be booked separately as a great wet weather option. Day tickets include a beekeeping demonstration, a honey tasting session and rolling your own beeswax candle to take home with you. There is a lovely on site restaurant and shop too selling all sorts of lovely bee and honey themed gifts.
Exmoor Zoo is a special place that allows you to get up close and personal! Marvel at the caracal, puma, maned wolves, tapir, sand cats and the famous “Exmoor Beast”, as well as smaller and rare animals for which the zoo provides natural enclosures. Exmoor Zoo is different, neither a wildlife park or a city zoo, but a more friendly and contact orientated zoo which has expanded into the North Devon countryside
The Ultimate Adventure Centre
The Ultimate Adventure Centre in Bideford, has one of the most impressive ranges of outdoor activities in Devon. Inspired by TV’s Total Wipeout, the adventure centre boasts The Ultimate Assault Course, Surf School, Coasteering, Mountain Boarding, High Ropes, Climbing Walls, Kayaking, Archery, and with a large cafe and gift shop on site, you’re sure to have an enjoyable and long day at this exhilarating centre!
Keypitts Off Road Adventures
Offering a fantastic quad bike experience for all ages, this is an excellent option for a unique day out with the family. From the Badger Run for 6-7 year olds all the way up to the Superskill Run, there is something for everyone. Make sure to book online before your visit, and remember to make the most of your day there by pushing your limits and trying new experiences!
Lynton and Barnstaple Railway
Imagine a combination of beautiful steam trains, rolling green countryside, wild moorland, and rugged coastlines… well all these things come together during a day at the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway! Setting off from Woody Bay Station, travel back in time on this stunning and educational experience that rolls you through the most outstanding natural areas that Devon has to offer. Hop off the train to discover quaint villages, traditional pubs, and wildlife before catching a later train back to Woody Bay.
The Milky Way Adventure Park
One of Devon’s most popular theme parks, the award-winning Milky Way Adventure Park! With acres of indoor fun and outdoor activities, this is a fantastic all-weather family experience. Explore the park’s latest attraction – The Ninja Stars games arena, or save Planet Earth on Ziggy’s Blast Quest, an interactive ride that’s a huge hit with all ages. Ride the Cosmic Typhoon roller coaster, whizz down the Gravity Rider donut slide, have a bumping good time on the Droid Destroyer dodgems, negotiate the maze and go wild in the Time Warp! Watch top live shows as well as fantastic displays from the North Devon Bird of Prey Centre.
North Devon Wake Park
Don’t be fooled by it’s name, this is more than just a wake park. With two large inflatable water assault courses (suitable for 5 years+) and ringo rides, its a fantastic day out for the whole family. It is also located right next door to The Milky Way so if you want a full, action packed day, you can enjoy them both!
Rock and Rapid Climbing
Approximately 10 minutes away from Eastacott Barton is North Devon’s largest climbing wall and bouldering centre. With activities to suit all abilities, it is a great wet weather option. However if scaling the largest climbing wall in North Devon is not challenging enough, Rock & Rapid also offer archery and axe throwing!