Lots to see and do
For fun, sun, sea, countryside, clear skies and fresh air...
Devon knows, we've got it all!
Beaches, Harbours & Coves
Clovelly Village and Harbour
Discover the timeless village of Clovelly, where the steep cobbled street tumbles down past gleaming white cottages to the tiny, deep blue harbour where smugglers used to moor their boats. The walk down through Clovelly to the harbour is fascinating, however it is steep and cobbled, but you can ride back up to the top in the Land Rover after having a meal or a drink in the hotel on the quayside. The infirm can also go down in the Land Rover by arrangement – and meet up with you in the harbour.
Valley of the Rocks
Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre
Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre is the home of the National Fairground Collection. It is a facility unique in the UK, designed to capture the magic of a bygone age through exhibits, vintage engineering and stunning artwork displays. Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre is a 45,000 square foot indoor attraction that provides a unique opportunity to view and interact with our Fairground Heritage in a beautiful rural location. Come and enjoy All the Fun of the Vintage Fair – our historic rides, shows and stalls operate for your enjoyment, and at a small additional cost. Vintage Penny Arcade, Cafe, Gift Shop. Free Parking. See our website for further information and details of special events.
The Big Sheep - Bideford
Hilarious and entertaining shows include the World Famous sheep racing, complete with woolly jockeys, Horse Whispering, Dog and Duck Trials. Shepherds with a wicked sense of humour will have you laughing out loud as you are introduced to 10 different breeds of sheep who will strut their stuff live on stage to music! Children AND adults can burn off excess energy and play safely on a great selection of slides and imaginative soft play climbing areas, tumble towers, mazes and obstacles in our MASSIVE indoor play area. There are loads of fun packed outdoor activities too. For the adrenaline thrill seekers there are bookable sessions at the Adventure Centre adjacent to the park for Climbing, Low Ropes, Water Zorbing and Mountain Boarding and competitive families can battle it out using state of the art eye-safe laser guns at Battlefield Live Outdoor Combat Zone. You can also enjoy Farm Safari rides, magical lakeside train rides, pony rides, twister chair-o-planes rides, free beer tasting, outside jumping pillows, family splash zone and a chance to feed the baby lambs are just some of the treats in store. During the winter there is a toboggan and ice skating rink too. After an exhilarating day out, browse in our Sheepy Shop and Farm Shop and find local Westcountry products before relaxing with delicious home made scones and a great big dollop of Devonshire clotted cream.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Woodlands Leisure Park
Ride the fantastic Sea Dragon Swing Ship. For the scariest white knuckle experience you should rush for the end seats. Make your way up to the Zoo-farm and check out the Dinosaur Farm Ride, meandering through the Jurassic beasts. Massive indoor fun – go wild indoors at Woodlands for non-stop fun on rainy days. 5 floors of fantastic fun, with soft play areas for the little ones, ball blasting arenas, mini feris wheel, 57 exhilarating slides, a circus train ride and much much more.
The Alpaca Park - Beaworthy
The Big Wheel - Torquay
Go Ape - Exeter
The classic and original Go Ape experience. We’ll brief you for safety before you fly down our zip-wires, leap off our Tarzan Swing and tackle our crossings whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
The Ultimate Adventure Centre
The Ultimate Adventure Centre offers the most comprehensive range of outdoor activities available throughout North Devon. The recently opened Ultimate Assault adds to the list of exhilarating experiences made possible through the Ultimate Adventure Centre The Ultimate Adventure Centre has grown the activities provided, they now include the Assault, Coasteering, Mountain Boarding, Mountain Biking, High Ropes, Climbing Wall, Kayaking, Surfing & Camping. We are now able to offer Packages to give you the chance to experience more than one activity at discounted rates. Our packages are available to you whether you are coming on your own or as a part of group. They can be enjoyed as part of an adventure day out or a longer activity weekend.
Horse Riding on Dartmoor - Finlake Riding Centre, Chudleigh
Shilstone Rocks Riding Centre
Come and enjoy one of the most beautiful National Parks on horseback. Spoil yourself with a bit of “me time”, share the wonderful experience with a friend or your family.
Here at Shilstone Rocks Riding Centre we offer horse riding over Dartmoor and lessons in our outdoor menage all tailored to your experience. We have a range of horses and ponies to suit all abilities from the beginner to the experienced rider. The Riding Centre, established in 1962, this year, celebrates its fifty first birthday and continues into its second generation. It is British Horse Society Approved and has the Local Authority Licence.
International Fireworks Championships - Plymouth
More than four tonnes of fireworks will be set off over Plymouth Sound, lighting up the skies as the country’s top pyrotechnics companies battle it out for the coveted national title.
Plymouth’s Hoe offers the perfect viewing platform for this truly incredible sight and thousands of Plymouth residents and holiday makers are expected to turn out for the event.
Believed to be Britain’s most spectacular fireworks display the British Firework Championships offer a visual treat not to be missed!
Take a blanket and a picnic and settle down on the grass to watch a most spectacular show.
Tavistock Goosey Fair
Held on the 2nd Wednesday of October every year. Market traders come from all over the country to sell their wares and provide entertainment. Stalls and side shows are set up in the centre of the Town, and some 200 spaces are let by the Town Council for traders and community groups.
History and Nature
Meeth Quarry Nature Reserve - Hatherleigh
Watermouth Family Theme Park and Castle
Magnificent late Victorian country house with gardens and wooded estate
Lanhydrock is the perfect country house and estate, with the feel of a wealthy but unpretentious family home. After a devastating fire in 1881 the Jacobean house was refurbished in high-Victorian style, with the best in country house design and planning and the latest mod cons. Discover two sides of Victorian life: from the kitchens, nurseries and servants’ quarters, which offer a thrilling glimpse into life ‘below stairs’, to the luxurious family areas, elegant dining room and spacious bedrooms which reveal the comforts of ‘upstairs’ living. Make sure you take a stroll around the extensive gardens and enjoy their year-round colour. There are beautiful herbaceous borders, a fabulous formal parterre and colourful higher gardens filled with camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons.
RHS Garden Rosemoor
If you are looking for inspiration and a relaxing day out, come to RHS Garden Rosemoor and stroll around our enchanting 65-acre garden. Rosemoor is a garden of intoxicating beauty, 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, and with 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.
For more places to go and see
Max occupancy – 4 people
Start here to check availability
High Season – Min weekly stays
- Saturday check-in/out only
- 25/07/20 – 09/09/20
- 19/12/20 – 09/01/21
- 17/07/21 – 04/09/21
- 25/12/21 – 08/01/22
Mid Season – Min weekly stays
- Saturday check-in/out only
- 24/10/20 – 31/10/20
- 03/04/21 – 17/04/21
- 29/05/21 – 05/06/21
- 23/10/21 – 30/10/21
Low Season – Nightly, min 3 night stay
- All other dates