We have so many fantastic attractions in North Devon - so much to do and to explore!

Why not check out some of our top attractions?

Check in your welcome book and the brochure stand in reception for their most up to date leaflet - there might even be some discounts available too!

Milky Way Adventure Park 
 

If you’re looking for family attractions and things to do in North Devon or North Cornwall, The Milky Way Adventure Park has it all!

Ride the Cosmic Typhoon roller coaster, have a bumping good time with the family on the droid destroyer dodgems and go wild in North Devon’s biggest indoor adventure play area with assault courses & slides built for adults & children. Kick back and watch our amazing live shows featuring Merlin from Britain’s Got Talent, as well as fantastic displays from the North Devon Bird of Prey Centre. There are so many things to do you won't know where to start!

At The Milky Way we’ve got attractions to suit all ages, whatever the weather. With over 110,000 sq ft of indoor fun & acres of outdoor activities, The Milky Way theme park is the biggest all weather, family day out in North Devon and it's located near Clovelly, in between Bideford and Bude just 5 miles from the North Cornwall border! There are so many things to do plus ALL the rides are included in the entrance fee! Your adventure awaits... are you ready?

Visit their website here.
Visit their events page here. 

Milky Way Adventure Park

Ilfracombe Sea Safari

 

NEW for 2019 ... Swimming with the Seals at LUNDY ISLAND! Available to book NOW! 

This year we do have a brand new Catamaran that has been built! This new boat will be doing Fishing Trips, Lundy Island Shuttles, Swimming with the Seals & much more, plus our 2 other Sea Safari Boats running daily as well.

A great day out for the entire family! 

For more information, please click here

Discount : WOOLSANDS10 when booking through their website for anyone staying at Woolacombe Sands. 

Ilfracombe Sea Safari

Borough Farm
 

David and his family have farmed at Borough Farm for 25 years. During that time sheepdogs have been a major part of David’s life, not only as invaluable assistance around the farm and on the rugged Mortehoe coastline where some of the flock graze, but also in the shows that Borough Farm hosts throughout the summer. David’s sheepdogs are equally at home working far into the distance, or marshalling the hilarious antics of the ducks that form a part of the Wednesday evening shows. 

Martin has been flying his birds of prey for 20 years, and spends the summer months performing shows across the South West of England. His team of display birds range from the amazing ‘Stig’ a falcon of breath taking speed, Charlotte the majestic Bengal Eagle Owl, Harris Hawks, Kestrels and the delightful ‘Boris’ the Little Owl, a rarely seen native to North Devon. Martins birds are great performers in the ring, and after the show there’s a chance to see his birds up close, and to take photos on their perches.

David and Martin look forward to seeing you at one of the displays this summer.


Join them for an unforgettable experience!

  • Wednesday evening 6pm May 29th to September 4th
  • Adults £6.00, children £3.00 under 5’s free
  • No need to book in advance
  • Well behaved dogs are welcome
  • We now have under cover seating available at the farm, for those occasional damp evenings


Visit their events page here for Farm Yard Shows, Sheepdog & Falconry Displays & Shepherding Experiences. 

Borough Farm Sheepdogs

Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway

 

The Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway is the UK's only fully water powered railway and bronze winner of Devon's Large Attraction of the Year 2018. Built in 1888, it remains the world's highest and the steepest fully water powered railway and one of three examples left in the world. With 862ft of steep track and an elevation of 500ft the railway provides a memorable experience for all that visit it. A family attraction for all ages and dogs are welcome too.

Our Cliff Top Café is a Grade II listed building perched high on the cliff top with spectacular views across Lynmouth Bay. It is perhaps the most beautiful location for a Traditional Devon Cream Tea in the West country. The Cliff Top Café offers a range of freshly prepared sandwiches, homemade cakes, light lunches and vegetarian, vegan and GF options to eat in or take away; we're licensed for the sale of alcohol with a choice of prosecco, wines and local ales, and of course we do soft drinks and freshly ground coffee too. The Cliff Top Café has a five star hygiene rating, level access, free WiFi, WC facility and well behaved dogs are welcome too.

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Lynton & Lydmouth Cliff Railway

Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park

 

We are a family run wildlife & dinosaur park set in over 28 acres of spectacular gardens within the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

As well as lions, wolves, sea lions, primates, meerkats, penguins and more, we are well known for our impressive life sized animatronic dinosaurs and gigantic indoor soft play area for dinomite fun, whatever the weather!

Apart from the wonderful selection on animals we have here at the park we also have a massive indoor play area with slides, tubes, scramble nets, rope bridges, ball pools and lots, lots more to keep children entertained while parents relax over a cup of coffee. There is also a designated area for the under 2’s for them to play in safety.

Visit their website here

CMWDP

Exmoor Zoo


Exmoor zoo is a fun and educational zoo for children of all ages and abilities 3 to 103! The zoo's size means that it is easily explored and the lush planting ensures a surprise around every corner! Educational talks and feeding times run throughout the day and focus on a variety of topics and subjects linked to the hundreds of birds, animals and plants from all over the world to which the zoo is home.

With over one hundred and seventy species in 12 acres of lushly planted countryside the zoo is a popular venue for a wide range of visiting educational groups. Zoo education staff can offer bespoke talks and workshops to a wide range of ages and abilities on a variety of themes and subjects. 

Click here to see whats on at Exmoor Zoo!

Exmoor Zoo

Dartington Crystal 

 

Dartington Glass, as it was known until the 1980s, was born in 1967 as one of the Dartington Hall Trust’s social enterprises in North Devon. It quickly became the most recognised manufacturer of simple yet functional glassware in the UK. Dartington's vision was built on a clean and simple design style, handmade using age-old techniques of Scandinavian roots. For over 50 years, many notable design figures have come together to use their passion and skill to grow the brand into what is now the only remaining factory scale producer in the country.

Today Dartington Crystal is not only the leading UK glass manufacturer but we are an award-winning visitor attraction in Devon too. We encourage visitors to take our Factory Tour to gain a behind the scenes look at how our skilled makers turn molten glass into items of true beauty. Our Visitor Centre hosts exhibits and information depicting the six decades of Dartington’s story. As well as supplying retail stores throughout the UK and export markets, we supply many leading businesses and luxury brands with bespoke and exclusive products.

Visit the Visitor Tour and Factory Centre website here
Visit their website here

Dartington Crystal

RHS Rosemoor

Enjoy a day out at the beautiful RHS Garden Rosemoor in North Devon. Join in the fun with all year round events. Free to RHS Members.

With plenty to do for all the family, have a look at their events page.

Click here for their courses & workshops.
Click here for garden hilights.
 

RHS Rosemoor

Woolacombe Riding Stables

 

We are open all year round, all our rides are escorted and boots and hats are provided free. We are sorry but children under the age of 4 years and adults over 16 stone in weight are not allowed to ride.
 

There are a variety of experiences to choose from:

½ Hour Trek - Escort always walks
1 Hour Ride - Escorts walk and ride
A day at the stables

Instruction and Beach Ride

1 Hour Instruction or ½ Instruction and ½ Ride Out
1 ½ Ride Out
1 ½ Hour Sand dune Rides
1 ¾ Hour Beach Rides
1/2 hour lesson and 1 hour ride

For prices and further information, please contact :
 

Sunny Mead (right next door to Woolacombe Sands!)
Beach Road
Woolacombe
North Devon
EX34 7AE

01271 870260

woolacomberidingstables@btconnect.com

Woolacombe Sands Riding Stables

Broomhill Sculpture Gardens


Broomhill lies in one of the most glorious valleys in N.Devon, surrounded by hundreds of acres of woodland and bound by its own stream. Established in 1997 by Dutch couple Rinus and Aniet van de Sande, and over the years organically grown into one of the largest permanent collections of contemporary sculpture in the south west of England.

Visit their website here.

Broomhilll Sculpture Gardens

Ilfracombe Aquarium
 

Ilfracombe Aquarium is an award-winning, all-weather, educational, family attraction located in the Old Lifeboat House alongside Ilfracombe's picturesque and historic harbour. The town is found on the dramatic North Devon coast 20 minutes drive from Barnstaple, 10 minutes from Woolacombe, set amongst the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

The aquarium provides a fantastic insight into the wonders of the aquatic world found locally around North Devon. Its beautiful exhibits are carefully recreated natural habitats, providing home to over 75 species of fish, some of which for many visitors, have never been seen before. Whether you enjoy rockpooling, fishing or scuba diving you will be fascinated. For your planning, average visitor dwell time within the aquarium is 30 minutes, but many spend a lot longer with the fish or enjoying our excellent cafe and shop facilities.

Visit their website here

ilfracmbe Aquarium

Watermouth Castle 


One of the West Country’s premier Family Tourist Attractions where you can enjoy, 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 Family Theme Park and Castle offers a unique and magical experience with entertainment for all ages.

With a host of attractions there is always something to capture the imagination so come and see for yourselves!

Visit their website here

Watermouth Castle

Clovelly 

 

It clings to a 400 foot cliff in North Devon and has no vehicular traffic on its steeply cobbled street, just donkeys and sledges. 

Visiting Clovelly is such a special experience. It is a beautiful picturesque fishing village, steeped in maritime atmosphere and history and was once owned by the Queen of England.
 
Its flower-strewn cottages “tumble like a waterfall” down a cleft in the cliff to the ancient working port.  There are breathtaking views down-a-long the traffic-free high street. The street is unique with just its donkeys and sledges. And the working harbour, with its 14th century quay, is another scene to be captured as a treasured memory.

The village is great for visitors, groups. and educational parties. It promises visitors a wonderful day out, full of memories.

There is a must-see film show of the history of the village, access to craft workshops for silk and pottery, Charles Kingsley and Fisherman’s Cottage museums, seeing the famous donkeys, two welcoming inns.  Plus Clovelly Court Gardens at the top of the village.

Visit any of the annual festivals such as “Seaweed” June, “Maritime” July, “Lobster and Crab” September and “Herring” November and there is no extra charge.

Visit their website here

Clovelly

The BIG Sheep


If you’re searching for things to do in Devon, then you’ve come to right place. The BIG Sheep is North Devon’s best all-weather family attraction day out. Our theme park is suitable for all ages of family fun and is perfect for rainy days out! Our Ewetopia Indoor Playground is a great way to tire the kids for a few hours while you enjoy a cup of tea in the warmth of one of our cafés, little ones will love our selection of toddler rides and attractions open throughout the year whilst big kids (and little kids!) will enjoy our Rampage Rollercoaster during the summer season as well as Battlefield Live where combat comes to life!

From January to October you can come and feed the animals in our indoor animal barn, and our adult visitors will love our on-site brewery and gin distillery. This really is a great place to visit in North Devon! During the summer season from Easter until October we run daily live shows including the world-famous Sheep Racing, place your bets and see if your woolly friend comes in first earning you a place in our winner’s circle! Our friendly and helpful flock genuinely love what they do, so come and enjoy a day out in Devon and let us create some magical memories for you and your family!

Visit their website here

The BIG Sheep

Quince Honey Farm

Working honey farm & Tourist Attraction in North Devon.
Visit the world's largest exhibition of honeybees!
With a full day of activities and a large indoor play hive. 
Make a bee-line for Quince Honey Farm & Taste the countryside!

Visit their website here.

Quince Honey Farm