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Exploring Devon

Under 20 miles

 
  The Big Sheep
19 miles
When you're looking for things to do in Devon, The BIG Sheep is a great day out for the whole family. With so much to offer, everyone will enjoy their day out. As well as childrens' activities, there's fun for adults too. There's a brewery for Dad, farm shop for Mum, and of course they can run wild in the indoor playground and outdoor laser guns area too. The whole team is committed to ensuring that everyone in the family is guaranteed a truly great day out at our all weather attraction.
The Big Sheep, Abbotsham, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 5AP
01237 472366
www.thebigsheep.co.uk
 

Exmoor Zoo
14 miles
A special place that enables you to get up close and personal with animals of many species. Opened in 1982 the zoo is now an ideal family venue. The zoo is always changing so no repeat visit is ever the same. Cheetah, Puma, Maned Wolves, Sitaunga 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!
South Stowford Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple EX31 4SG
015987 63352
www.exmoorzoo.co.uk

  Watersmeet
14 miles
A dramatic river gorge, ancient woodlands, tea garden and shop all set in stunning surroundings. Take a stroll around the 2,000 acres of Watersmeet and Countisbury, a haven for wildlife, breathtaking waterfalls and walking to suit all abilities. Watersmeet is one of Britain's deepest river gorges, where the lush valleys of the East Lyn and Hoar Oak Water tumble together. Watersmeet House is the perfect spot to indulge in a delightful cream tea before visiting the shop for gifts or a little treat. Then set out to explore the rich woodlands of the Lyn Valley and stroll along the riverside at Lynmouth, Combe Park and Rockford.
Watersmeet Road, Lynmouth, EX35 6NT
01598 753348
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/watersmeet
  Tapeley Park
17 miles
Set in the beautiful North Devon countryside, this stunning stately home is situated in magnificent gardens with terraced Italian lawns. An ornamental summerhouse, known as The Toot, and palm trees on the bottom terrace make for a tropical atmosphere. A lake with summer flowering water lilies found at the bottom of a woodland ravine all help create a wonderful location in the beautiful North Devon countryside.
Tapeley Park,Instow, North Devon, EX39 4NT
01271 860897
www.tapeleygardens.com
 

Castle Hill
18 miles
A magnificent historic home and gardens, Castle Hill has created a reputation as a first-class venue. Set in the rolling hills of North Devon it is a little corner of "heaven in Devon". This magical historic home and the breathtaking gardens will certainly fulfil your expectations.
Filleigh, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX32 0RH
01598 760 336
www.castlehilldevon.co.uk

  Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
18 miles
No family trip to the picturesque towns of Lynton and Lynmouth in North Devon would be complete without a ride on the famous funicular cliff lift. The railway is situated in the centre of the "Exmoor National Park" and nicknamed "Englands Little Switzerland". A day out in Devon would not be complete without visiting one of the top attractions in the southwest. It’s the best and most exciting way to travel between these two historic towns and will be one of the highlights of the day - for Mums, Dads and all the family.
The Cliff Railway, The Esplanade, Lynmouth, North Devon, EX35 6EQ
01598 753908
www.cliffrailwaylynton.co.uk
  Atlantis Adventure Park
20 miles
Atlantis Adventure Park is an all weather attraction for all the family, located within Atlantic Village outlet shopping centre. A perfect opportunity to mix retail therapy for the adults and excitement and thrills for the kids all in one place!
Atlantic Village, Bideford, North Devon EX39 3QU
01237 478888
www.atlantisadventurepark.co.uk

Under 30 miles

 
  RHS Rosemoor
25 miles
If you are looking for inspiration and a relaxing day out, come to RHS Garden Rosemoor and stroll around the enchanting 65-acre garden. Rosemoor is a garden of intoxicating beauty.  It is meticulously crafted and planted, retaining the essence of rural North Devon within a dramatic backdrop of steep wooded valley sides. Whatever the season, the exciting colours, scents and textures mean that all your senses will be stimulated.  There are both formal and informal gardens - as well as woodland walks, water features and open spaces - there is something for children and adults alike to enjoy time and again.
RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon, EX38 8PH
0845 265 8072
www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor
  The Milky Way
25 miles
The Milky Way Adventure Park has it all. Ride the Cosmic Typhoon, Devon’s tallest, fastest & longest roller coaster. Have a wild time in North Devon’s biggest indoor adventure play area with assault courses & slides built for adults & children. Kick back & watch our amazing live shows featuring Merlin from Britain’s Got Talent, plus fantastic displays from the North Devon Bird of Prey Centre.
The Milky Way Adventure Park, Clovelly, Bideford. EX39 5RY
01237 431255
www.themilkyway.co.uk
  Dartington Crystal
25 miles
Whilst with us you can learn the history of Dartington Crystal in the Audio Visual Theatre and then follow the Dartington Timeline from 1967 to present day. And see how the first peices of glass were made in our museum section.
Watch our talented expert Master Engraving demonstration create award winning works of Art; Choose a special piece for yourself or loved ones and have it personalised with a personal message or motif. You can watch the live demonstration of glassmaking and try the many hands-on activities we have to offer.
Linden Close Torrington, Devon EX38 7AN
01805 626242
www.dartington.co.uk
  Clovelly Court
28 miles
The cobbled, traffic-free, high street of this world famous fishing village in North Devon, built into a cleft in a 400 foot high cliff, tumbles its way down past whitewashed cottages festooned with flowers to the tiny working port. It is famous for its donkeys, which traditionally carry goods up the hill; sledges bring things down. There are links with Charles Kingsley, Turner, Dickens and the Spanish Armada.
Clovelly Visitor Centre Near Bideford, Devon EX39 5TA
01237 431 781
www.clovelly.co.uk
  Quince Honey Farm
20 miles
Quince Honey Farm is a family run business which has been producing quality honey since 1949. Our 1500 hives are kept deep in the North Devon Countryside amongst the wild flowers from which the bees collect their sweet nectar. Every August, when Exmoor turns purple, all of the hives are moved up to the moors to collect the exquisite Exmoor Heather Honey.
North Rd South Molton EX36 3AZ
017695 72401
www.quincehoney.co.uk
  Hartland Abbey
28 miles
Only one mile from Hartland Quay, Hartland Abbey lies across a narrow, sheltered valley which winds its way to the spectacular Atlantic Coast. Within a designated ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ visitors may wander around the beautiful gardens and grounds which lead to a rocky cove. Peacocks and Guinea Fowl roam at will, whilst donkeys and Black Welsh Mountain sheep graze the Old Deer Park.
Hartland, Bideford, North Devon EX39 6DT
01237 441 264
www.hartlandabbey.com

Over 30 miles

 
  West Somerset Railway
35 miles
Join the West Somerset Railway for great family days out through 20 miles of glorious Somerset coast and countryside between Bishops Lydeard and Minehead.
01643 704996