Get our insider’s guide to the best family-friendly attractions in North Devon
We are so fortunate to be located near beautiful coastal and countryside spots in North Devon, however, if you get a little tired of walking through heather-covered moorland and lazing on golden sandy beaches then you might like to visit some of the local family attractions in North Devon. Here are some we’d recommend on your trip:
This award-winning zoo on the edge of Exmoor is a crowd-pleasing day trip for the whole family. Get up close to an exciting range of wildlife from around the world, including the the only pair of black leopards on exhibit in the UK.
Little ones will love a day trip to The BIG Sheep. Rollercoasters, dodgems, farmyard animals and an indoor play area all feature. Just don’t forget to place your bets on the popular sheep racing.
The Milky Way has North Devon’s biggest indoor play area, with assault courses and slides built for adults and children. There is also thrilling live shows, a birds of prey centre and rollercoasters.
A beautiful Victorian castle with an eclectic collection of treasures to look at as well as a dungeon labyrinth, water show, rides for children and landscaped gardens.
Good times are guaranteed at Air Extreme in Barnstaple. The indoor trampoline park and cafe offers a fun and exhilarating experience, the perfect rainy day activity.
Discover over 75 species of fish and their underwater habitats at Ilfracombe Aquarium. Don’t miss the feeding demonstrations by friendly and informative fish keepers.
Travel back in time by taking an idyllic ride through the picturesque Exmoor countryside on a beautifully restored steam powered train, complete with heritage carriages.
Take a behind the scenes look at the life of bees and discover how their hives operate in the world’s largest honeybee exhibition. Afterward, let the kids have some fun in the indoor play area while you sample some of the fruits of the honeybees’ labour.
Children more of the outdoors-y type? Then they’ll love the North Devon Wake Park, offering adrenaline-spiked adventures on water, from wakeboarding and paddleboarding to volleyball and slacklining. Described as being similar to ‘skateboarding on water’, everyone will have fun at this lake-skate-park.
…and these are just a few, there are more fantastic family-friendly attractions in North Devon, find them here.