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7 Amazing Ideas to Spend a Day Out with your Family in Devon

7 Amazing Ideas to Spend a Day Out with your Family in Devon

Looking for things to do with friends or family in Devon?

Whether it’s the school holidays or the weekend you will find this helps you as a great guide to finding the perfect family day out in Devon.

You could spend the time on a family walks exploring the countryside and coastline, visiting ancient ruins, feeling the adrenaline rush of a theme park ride to exploring an animal sanctuary.

And to make deciding what to do that little bit easier, we’ve rounded up seven of our favourites – how many can you tick off?


Go Ape! Haldon

Go Ape is the UK’s No.1 Forest Adventure and is located just a 15-minute drive from Exeter.

The classic and original Go Ape experience is a jam-packed hour of wobbly bridges, intricate crossings and an awesome zip wire finale. It’s designed with the whole family in mind.

They will brief you for safety before you fly down the zip-wires or leap off our Tarzan Swing whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.

Pennywell Farm

Treat your family to a full day of ‘farmtastic’ fun and animal action at Pennywell Farm which is located close to Buckfastleigh in South Devon.

They have a wide range of friendly farm animals, from the mighty to the miniature for you to get up close with.

With a different hands-on animal activity, show or display every half hour, hundreds of friendly farm animals and pets, plus four farm FREE rides, you won’t waste a single minute.

Every child will be given an activity stamp card where they can collect stamps after each activity to earn a FREE return visit.

This makes it great value for money if you are in the area!

National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth

If you are looking for things to do in Devon then why not visit the UK’s largest Aquarium and be amazed by their fascinating underwater world and discover how the aquarium is playing a large role in conserving it.

As you dive deeper into the Aquarium, the Eddystone Reef tank will take your breath away with the UK’s largest single-tank viewing panel.

Crealy Great Adventure Park, Exeter

A visit to Crealy will leave you with an unforgettable family day out at the biggest Theme Park in Devon!

Crealy Adventure Park & Resort is an affordable theme park for those with kids and offers visitors over 60 rides and attractions set in 100 acres o Devon countryside.

They also offer you the chance to watch spectacular live entertainment shows and animals galore in Animal Land which houses around 100 animals which includes sheep, ponies, meerkats and alpacas.

It is no surprise why Crealy Adventure Park & Resort is regularly voted the best day out in Devon.

Paignton Zoo, Paignton

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, is situated in Paignton, Devon and combines a zoo with a botanical garden which receives half a million visitors a year.

The zoo has more animals than any other zoo in the South West of England and allows you to get close to over 2,500 animals across 80 acres including lions, an elephant, cheetahs, crocodiles, meerkats, giraffes, gorillas, colourful snakes, monkeys and much more!

Whatever animals you want to see – you’re in for a really wild time at Paignton Zoo.

Come rain or shine, Paignton Zoo it is a fun full day out in itself and if the kids get fed up looking at animals there is a fabulous soft play area inside too with good food in the cafes.


South Devon Railway

South Devon Railway is the longest established steam railway in the south west and is one of the West Country’s best-loved tourist attractions.

You can ride the South Devon Railway and, while you are with them, you can visit the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm and Dartmoor Otters & Buckfast Butterflies.


Diggerland, Cullompton

Doggerland is a theme park with a special difference!

It is a theme park built around diggers where adults will have as much fun as the kids.

There is loads of fun activities at Diggerland, from learning how to operate mini diggers to watching the big ones in action!

You’ll have the opportunity to ride and drive real construction machinery, from a 6-tonne digger to dumper trucks and JCBs.

As well as the diggers there is an indoor and outdoor playa rea, go-karting, mini Land Rovers and not forgetting Spindizzy, which is an exhilarating ride for kids!

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