Attractions for kids
Please note: some are seasonal, please do check opening dates and times before visiting.
Bickleigh EX16 8RG
Tel: 01884 855671
A fun filled day out for young families, Model railways, miniature railway rides, model village, indoor play area inside train coaches, outdoor play areas and a play shed. Dogs welcome on a lead.
Cullompton EX15 1SA
Tel: 01392 881780
Devon's muddiest outdoor assault course for the whole family. 30 obstacles with unlimited mud, zip wire, scramble nets and tunnels. Set on a 10-acre site. Bear cave cafe. indoor & outdoor picnic areas. Dogs welcome on leads.
Exeter, EX5 1DR
Tel: 01392 233200
An award winning family Theme Park in Devon that boasts over 60 rides and attractions including log flume, rollercoaster, indoor and out door rides, plus large indoor soft & adventure play areas.
No dogs on site.
Nr Otter St Mary EX11 1LU
Tel: 01404 822188
An animal park and wildlife charity. Amazing Animals including Wolves, Lynx, Arctic Fox, Wildcat, adorable Otters and the fantastic Red Squirrels. Magnificent maze, outdoor Adventure play, terrific traversing walls, heart-stopping drop-slide, 40 meter zip line, authentic Saxon Village…
Historic Coach House Cafe.
No dogs in the park.
Cullompton, EX15 2PE
Tel: 0871 227 7007
Fun for all ages (subject to height restrictions). Children and adults alike can ride, drive and operate real diggers, dumpers and other full- size construction machinery. Diggerland cafe. outdoor picnic area.
No dogs on site.
Cullompton, EX15 1RG
Tel: 01884 277297
Yarak Birds of Prey is an all weather centre having a great indoor flying area as well as the outside flying arena. Yarak is the most unique and exclusive private falconry centre for bird of prey experiences in the Southwest. Birds of prey including Hawks, Owls, Falcons and Eagles. You can book a hands on experience allowing you to get up close and personally handling and flying these birds.
Cafe on site serving refreshments & food.
Sidmouth, EX10 0NU
Tel: 01395 578222
Free to enter.
This is a charitable organisation devoted to the welfare of donkeys. Home to hundreds of donkeys, mules and hinnies - large and small.
Visitor centre, farm trails, guided tours, outdoor play area, Nature Centre and Maze.
Gift shop and a family friendly restaurant.
Dogs welcome on leads.
Beer, EX12 3NA
Tel: 01297 21542
Set on a hillside above the Pretty village of Beer. Pecorama has a mile-long ride miniature railway, For families, garden lovers, and modle railway enthusiasts, Indoor and outdoor play areas, model railway exhibition, pretty gardens, crazy golf, Peco modle shop.
Garden room restaurant
Dog are welcome on leads.
Exmouth, EX8 5BY
Tel: 01395 274533
A favourite family fun day out, a mix of museums, animals, play areas and entertainment,
Daily activities include the Deer trail safari where you stop en route to hand-feed the red deer and Llama!
One of the South West’s largest collections of massive steam engines, immaculate vintage cars & motorbikes. With over 40 vehicles on display.
Exhibition Hall, including a Victorian street and old farm machinery.
Close encounters with farm animals, goat walking, pirate ship, slides and rides, indoor and outdoor play.
Food outlets on site.
Guild dogs only
Budleigh Salterton, EX9 7BJ
Tel: 01395 568465
Over 64 acres to explore, with delightful gardens, with Palm house (glasshouse) and parkland, a woodland railway, Countryside museum, indoor and outdoor play areas, crazy golf, Astro turf football pitch, ride the pedal tractors.
Restaurant & gift shop.
Dogs are welcome on leads.
Bratton Flemmimg, Barnstable
Tel: 01598 763352
Exmoor Zoo is a fun filled family day out. Home to the "Exmoor Beast" ( a pair of black leopards) Activities run thorough the day with some hands on experiences. Other animals include, Puma, Cheetah, Maned wolves, monkeys and lots of other unusual animals like Tamandua, Fishing cats, Tapir, Singing dogs and Binturong to just name a few!
Cafeteria, children’s playground Undercover picnic areas, Zoo trail.
Dogs are not allowed into the zoo (except assistance dogs)
Tel: 01752 837645
A Small friendly wildlife park/zoo on the edge of Dartmoor featured on BBC TV series. "We bought a Zoo" They have a vast array of animals. Mammals, Reptiles, Birds, Amphibians and Invertebrates. Everything from Chincha the Jaguar to Kelloggs the Corn Snake.
No Dogs on site only guide dogs.
Tel: 01803 697500
This is a much larger Zoo, one of our favourites with dozens of different animals (2,500) across a 80 acres site. Lions, Tigers, Giraffes, Crocodiles, Rhinos, Lemurs, Flamingos, Meerkats, Orang-utans, Komodo dragon. There is lots to see and do with lots of options for food & drink, restaurant, burger shack and a hangout Pizzeria.
Living world gift shop.
Dogs or pets are not permitted in the zoo, except for assistance dogs.