Family activities in North Devon


We’re pleased to be able to let you know that we’ve teamed up with The Kids Adventure Company to offer our guests some amazing family activities whilst staying with us in North Devon.

Jo & Mike, the owners, have worked in Outdoor Centres for the last 20 years and are experts in working with families and providing an unrivalled experience of the Great Outdoors. Adventures include Forest Adventure, Coasteering, Climbing, Beach Scramble and Exmoor Explore. They’ll even host a birthday party if you’ve booked one of their Adventure packages – at no extra charge.

Bookings can be made via phone or email directly with Jo & Mike. More from them below…

E: [email protected]

T: 07837 649 839


We are The Kids Adventure Company, and we are here to make sure you experience the most exciting and fun Adventures that you can possibly have as a family. We started our Company several years ago when we  realised that so many North Devon families were not able to take their kids on adventures in their own ‘backyard’ as they did not have the experience.  

Being teachers and having taught in Outdoor Centres for the last 20 years we believe we have unrivalled  experience of working with children and families in the Great Outdoors and specialise in making sure  everyone no matter age, ability or confidence level can enjoy the thrills and excitement that the North  Devon Coast and moorland have to offer. We have been inspected by The Adventure Activities Licensing  Authority and we will do our utmost to make sure you and your family will have an exciting adventure to  remember, although you may pick up the odd bump and scrape along the way! 

To ensure we can accommodate your adventure, it is advisable to book well in advance, especially if you  would like to book one of our bespoke Family Adventures – if you would like to join one of our group  adventures please visit our website to check out what activities are available. You could also look at our  Facebook page to see all the fab activities we have been up to lately. Our group sizes are small and we do  not take bookings on the website directly, you would need to phone or email us to book. 

The reason for this is we pride ourselves on quality and we aim to put together groups where children and  adults feel safe and happy with similar aspirations. We feel this is the best way to encourage people to  achieve personal challenges and do things they never dreamed they would have the confidence to do. (We  also have a sneaky home-made cake and hot chocolate on a lot of our activities to celebrate everyone’s  achievements!) 

These are the special times – just do it! 


Bespoke session Half day (3 hour session) for a family of 4 £150.00 

Bespoke session Full day (6 hour session) for a family of 4 £290.00 (this could be 2 activities) Additional family members half day £30.00 each  

Additional family members full day £50.00 each 

A family of 4 can be any combination of adults/children 

Timings of sessions may vary due to tides and weather – we can do many things, but we can’t stop the tide!

Coasteering (half day activity) 

Remember that day when we went coasteering together Mum – I had the best time ever! 

Some of the most exciting fun to be had as a family. Laughing as your Mum and Dad throw themselves into  the water and wait for you to do the same, jumping scrambling and swimming together across zawns. This  has got to be one of the best experiences to share and remember forever!  

We always finish with a hot chocolate and brownie as everyone shares their proudest moment! Must be able to swim 25 m and be a confident swimmer and happy to be in the sea.

Minimum age 8  

Climbing (half day activity) 

Climbing together at Baggy Point ending with a hot chocolate as the sun sets. Laughing as your Dad tries to  scramble up that climb you just aced! It’s sure to be a holiday highlight.  

We use a sheltered zawn at Baggy Point which is great fun, especially when it’s a race against the tide to  climb out! Ideal for first time climbers but lots of routes to stretch those who have climbed before. 

Valley of the Rocks is another fab venue and would make a great half day activity if you would like to explore  Lynmouth and the cliff railway and enjoy an ice cream. 

Minimum age 5  

If you are experienced climbers, we can also take you on the exhilarating climbs at the end of Baggy  Promontory called Ben, Marion and Freddie. These are very exposed and dramatic climbs, and you would  need to be a regular climber as it’s a long lower in and climb out! Well worth it though! 

Minimum age by discussion  

Forest Adventure (full or half day activity) 

We are really lucky in that we have access to some amazing local woodlands where we often go to mess  about and have fun exploring, problem solving, shelter building, making whimsical crowns, bow and arrows,  target practice (!), bashing flags, den building, slack lining, fire-lighting, cooking and anything else we decide  to try out! All seems to go down well with everyone we take! Just enjoy the vibe of hanging out together in  the forest! 

Minimum age 3 (but you are welcome to bring along a younger child under your own supervision at no  additional charge) 

Beach Scramble Adventure (full or half day activity) 

Our beach scramble days are becoming legendary in the local area. We base ourselves at Baggy Point and  basically spend the session climbing, scrambling, squeezing through caves, exploring, rock pooling, fire  lighting, marshmallow toasting and getting wet if the tide comes in!! Whatever takes our fancy, whenever  we like – you will get to explore parts of the coastline not many visitors see. 

A fantastic way to spend a day or half day as a family just having fun together. 

Minimum age 5 (as long as they are adventurous!)    

Exmoor Explore (full or half day activity) 

Living on the Moor for several years we really appreciate Exmoor’s raw beauty and hopefully you will feel  the same way after a walk on the Moor with us. So many lovely places to explore and streams to paddle in with activities along the way to keep the kids entertained. We can also focus on navigation techniques if you  fancy learning to use a compass. These sessions will always include a homemade cake and drink to keep  energy levels up! 

If you don’t get to explore Exmoor with us, we really advise taking a drive up there yourselves. It’s a really  magical National Park, truly rugged and remote. In fact, it is so unpopulated it is designated as a Dark Skies  Park and if you go on a clear night you can sometimes see the Milky Way.  

Minimum age 4 (but you are welcome to bring along a younger child under your own supervision at no  additional charge)  

Birthday Parties 

We run fantastic outdoor parties for local children, so why not consider making your child’s birthday special  if it’s whilst you are on holiday and have an adventure party together as a family? We can make any birthday  special with one of our famous brownie cakes with a sparkler in (well famous in North Devon anyway!). Just  contact us and we can make your Birthday Adventure special at no extra charge. 

Minimum age 3-99! (depending on the activity as specified above)