Family Fun In Devon

Seek South West: Go on a Family-Fun Trip to Devon

When considering a family-fun holiday trip in the south west, Devon is the perfect tourist destination to visit. It has offers (leisure facilities, tour and sightseeing opportunities, dining and accommodation options) for everyone, including couples and groups, old people and the physically impaired, adults, and even children. Therefore, your family-fun holidays in Devon is bound to be electrifying and memorable, whether you are a honeymoon couple or already a family with kids.

Because we want you to focus on the important things (having a fun time with your family), Seek South West is here to help you organise your holidays.

Family Fun Day Out in Devon

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5 Must Visit Family Fun Activities

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From parks to zoos, aquariums to concerts & shows, farms to architectural buildings, and more, there are numerous places to go for a family fun day out in Devon. Here are 5 of the most popular family day out locations in Devon, UK.

Pennywell Farms

For children under the age of 12 who love farm animals and enjoy catering to them, Pennywell Farm gives the opportunity to play with different farm animals from ducklings to pigs, bunnies to goats. They also offer farmyard entertainment including pig races, tractor and train rides and more. One of the best things about them is that if the weather doesn’t permit your visit, you get a return ticket to use within the next 7 days. Visit for more information or call on 01364 642023.

Location: Pennywell Farm & Wildlife Centre, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 OLT.

The National Marine Aquarium

Located in Plymouth is UK’s largest aquarium, offering families the chance to see an amazing variety of sea animals in large glass tanks. Their Waves Cafe and aquarium restaurantsare open dailyandoffer delicious meals from morning to later in the day. For more details, you can call them on 0844 893 7938or check their website at

Location: National Marine Aquarium,Rope Walk, Coxside, PlymouthPL4 0LF. To locate them, get directions on google maps.

River Dart Country Park

If you’re in Ashburton, or anywhere close to Dartmoor, why not pay a visit to this country park with your family. It offers adventure playgrounds, assault courses, and play lakes with pirate ships, a low-rope course with zip wires for younger children and a high rope course for adults. Canoes and kayaks are also available for hire, in addition to water zorbing. Most of the activities are not age restricted and some activities require additional charges. To find out more, visit their website or call them on 01364 652511

Location: Ashburton, Devon TQ13 7NP. Check for quick directions. For full directions and more useful information, visit Google Maps or Multimap.

Watermouth Castle and Theme Park

A theme park that leaves no one behind. It offers fun and games in Victorian setting for family members of all ages. Amazing rides and activities including the Tube Slide, the Big River Ride, the Mighty Mortier Water Show and more. Convenient facilities available to cater to everyone such as parking on site, restaurants, wheelchair friendly, baby changing, picnics allowed, disabled toilets and more. To book now, visit their website or call them on 01271 863879

Location: Watermouth Castle Estates, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 9SL, England.

Exeter Segways Paintball and Laser

If you have older children between the ages of 9 and 18, this attraction is perfect for you. Activities include, laser tag, paintballing, and activity centres set up to give you and your family an unforgettable fun day out. With parking available on site and no entry fees to be paid, what else are you waiting for?

Seek South West Top Tips

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  • Weather in Devon is very unpredictable, it can be hot one minute, then freezing cold the next. So whenever you’re out, always be prepared.
  • A lot of Devon’s rural areas don’t have mobile reception
  • If you’re taking a trip down to Devon, the best time is when school is in session to avoid crowded beaches and M5 tailbacks.
  • Be sure to wear insect repellent and cover exposed body parts if you’re on the moors, and in the woodland and grassy areas of Devon.

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