Days Out in North Devon
Meet the Beast of Exmoor, walk on the wild side, be a keeper for a day, feed the lemurs, meerkats and penguins. Exmoor Zoo is in Barnstaple.
The Wildlife and Dinosaur Park
Swim with sea lions, feed the lions, shadow a keeper, or fly a bird of prey. Just up the road from Longlands, the Dinosaur Park can be found in Combe Martin.
Discover a house full of treasures and secrets, spy on rare horseshoe bats, enjoy a carriage ride and explore the National Trust Carriage museum.
Swing on a merry-go-round. Go gnuts for gnomes. Wonder at the water show. A privately owned castle filled with Victorian treasures, set in beautiful grounds full of old fashioned fun. Watermouth Castle can be found in Watermouth, near Ilfracombe.
Journey from an Exmoor stream to the Atlantic Ocean without ever leaving the Old Lifeboat House at the Aquarium in Ilfracombe.
Woody Bay Station
Enjoy the last narrow-gauge railway adventure and see the start of an immense restoration project to restore the legendary Lynton and Barnstaple Railway. A must for any small Thomas the Tank Engine fan!
Indulge your inner artist and create a ceramic masterpiece! At Paint A Pot in Braunton they will even post your creation home to you once it has been glazed and fired.
Indoor Climbing Wall
Try your hand at climbing on the indoor climbing wall at Rock & Rapids in South Molton.
The Big Sheep in Bideford is a full day out for all the family! Ride a tractor, a train, the piggy pull along, a swan pedal or the vintage pony carousel. Race a sheep, cuddle a rabbit, somersault on the Jumping Pillow or whizz down the slide and drop into the ball pit. The perfect day out for younger children.
Ultimate Adventure Centre
Wipeout on the ultimate assault course at the Adventure Centre in Bideford. Brave the high wires, zoom down the hill on a mountain board, get giddy zorbing, climb the wall, kayak on the Torridge estuary. The ultimate adrenaline rush for older children, teenagers and dare devil adults! Voted No 1 Top Adventure weekends for kids.
Find the secret passage, explore the crypt, play the piano, enjoy snooker, handle a real shot gun, enjoy breathtaking views across Exmoor and the Bristol Channel or lose yourself in the subtropical gardens. All this at Dunster Castle in Minehead.
Take a Sea Safari at Ilfracombe and enjoy a totally different view of the North Devon coast. Spot a dolphin. Spy a seal. Bounce over some waves and zoom over the water.
Lundy Island Boat Ride
Escape to the magical island of Lundy just a two hour boat ride from Ilfracombe. Spot a puffin. Meet a Lundy pony. Take a walk and hunt for the Lundy Letterboxes. Admire the views. Enjoy a delicious meal and pint at the Marisco Tavern.
Enjoy a 4×4 Exmoor Safari. There’s no better way to see Exmoor, learn about its history and spot some wildlife. Either start from Exford with Exmoor Wildlife Safaris, or Porlock with Discovery Safaris.
Exmoor Wildlife Safaris can take groups of up to 8 and are happy to take dogs too. Discovery Safaris can take groups of up to 6.