The Milky Way
The Tarka Trail - off road cycling
Children’s Attractions & Activities
There are lots of exciting and adventurous entertainment options for children young and old in North Devon.
North Devon Wake Park – Bideford
If you love water activities, there is lots on offer at North Devon Wake Park. Try out the Aqua Park with its inflatable assault course or learn how to wake board. There is also the option to take a ringo ride or try some paddle boarding. Activities can be done individually or you can spend the whole day at the lake with its on-site cafe. They offer packages to partake in 3 or 4 activities from £30 per person.
Keypitts Off Road Adventures – Ilfracombe
An activity centre in Ilfracombe, North Devon offering Quad biking, Battlezone Archery, Axe Throwing and 4×4 Land Rover Experience.
Quad Biking options from 6 years old with an the enclosed inflatable track for the smaller one. From 8 years + there are outdoor winding tracks and trails onto the flatter fields, down the toboggan run to the ‘Bog’, hit the water splash, through the open fields, down the stream track back to base to finish. From 10 years + there are more challenging options on offer!
Rock & Rapid Indoor Climbing Centre – South Molton
Just a few miles away from Eastacott Barton is the largest indoor climbing wall in North Devon. Suitable for all abilities with an indoor bouldering cave too.
The Ultimate Adventure Centre – Bideford
Large outdoor activity centre offering high ropes courses and the Ultimate Assault (also known as the Ultimate Wipe Out) – an assault course to challenge young and old!
Air Extreme Trampoline Park – Barnstaple
A great wet weather option! Suitable from 5 years to 16 years with different ‘jump’ sessions throughout the day, including a disco jump session. Book online in advance for discounts.
The Big Sheep – Theme Park
Indoor and outdoor activities, rides and live shows. Soft play and indoor play areas and outdoor funfair rides. Live animal shows such as sheep racing, and dog and duck trials.
Milky Way Adventure Park
The Milky Way Adventure Park has indoor and outdoor options. It houses North Devon’s biggest indoor adventure play area with assault courses & slides and a new Ninja Stars assault course. There are indoor and outdoor rides, rollercoasters and live shows, including fantastic displays from the North Devon Bird of Prey Centre.
A Victorian Castle full of eclectic treasures, nostalgic displays and curios, a theme park including rides and play areas, and beautiful landscaped gardens. In this stunning location overlooking the picturesque Watermouth Cove, Watermouth Castle offers a unique and magical experience with entertainment. Suitable for younger children
Diggerland is the UK’s most unique attraction where children and adults have the chance to ride and drive REAL full size construction machinery, under the guidance of our trained staff – no driving licence required!
With a site in Devon near Tiverton, Diggerland is the perfect place to bring your kids for an action packed family day out. Experience the variety of rides and drives on offer – whether it’s enjoying the view on Sky Shuttle, hanging tight on Spin Dizzy, or digging dirt with a 6 ton digger, there is something for all ages!
Exmoor Zoo is a special place that enables you to get up close and personal! Opened in 1982 the zoo is now an ideal family venue, especially for the kids. The zoo is always changing so no repeat visit is ever the same.
Recent exhibits such as caracal, puma, maned wolves, tapir, sand cats and the famous “Exmoor Beast” can be seen amongst the unique and rare smaller animals for which the zoo provides “natural” enclosures. Carefully planted shrubs and trees as they have matured along the winding zoo paths keep you wondering what is next, providing a very relaxing and natural atmosphere!
Exmoor Zoo is different, neither a wildlife park or a city zoo, but a more friendly and contact orientated zoo which has grown into the North Devon countryside. You get to meet the animals, join in the handling sessions, touch a snake, hold a spider, feed a wallaby and learn about the animals during talks and feed times.
Lynton and Barnstaple steam railway
Woody Bay Station is an original Lynton & Barnstaple Railway station, opened in 1898, and closed along with the rest of the railway in September 1935. Purchased by us in 1995, what you can see today at the station is just the beginning of an exciting project to rebuild one of the world’s most famous and picturesque narrow gauge railways; the legendary Lynton & Barnstaple Railway.
The ideal starting point for a two mile round trip through some of the loveliest countryside in North Devon, Woody Bay Station is the place to board our little narrow gauge train for a journey back in time.
All trains run to Killington Lane Halt, where you can if you wish, leave the train and walk to other local destinations – including the lovely local village of Parracombe, home to our nearest Pub – the Fox & Goose (open most days – but best to check first). Alternatively for those with more stamina – the Hunters Inn at Heddons Mouth is also highly recommended. When you are ready, walk back to Killington Lane Halt and catch a later train back to Woody Bay.
Quince Honey Farm – South Molton
Quince Honey Farm is a family run working honey farm which is situated just a short drive from Eastacott Barton. ‘Beeworld’ is renowned for its up close exhibition of honey bees, interactive buttons can be pressed to see inside the hives, magnifying the bees even closer. It is a hive of fascinating information with 18 colonies to observe and new displays are being added every year.
The ‘Happy Bee play hive’ is an indoor soft play centre. Also in the play hive is a new colony of leaf cutting ants marching back and forth building nests.
Dragon Archery is an all weather adventure set in the heart of the Devon countryside. It is the perfect place to spend a morning or afternoon learning the ancient skill of archery under expert tuition and supervision. You are then ready to take on dinosaurs, orcs and knights, not to mention the Great Red Dragon! If you can slay the dragon you will join our elite company of dragonslayers
The Alpaca Park
Quintessentially Devon, the Park is set in 100 acres of incredible, natural Devon countryside. The well formed trail runs over 2 miles taking in the River Claw, wetlands and woodlands with many resting places along its path. There are shorter strolls for those who prefer to walk less and a chauffeured driven buggy for our visitors needing a little extra help to enjoy the experience of the Park. The various small herds of Alpacas can be seen along the way as they graze & laze enjoying life in their well cared for home.
Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park
A truly unique day out! Over 28 acres of spectacular gardens within the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where you can experience at close hand many amazing animals, life sized dinosaurs and much much more!
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