No matter the age group, there is always something to do that’s perfect for all the family.
Whether you enjoy the thrills of theme parks, the relaxation of railway rides, the wonders of the deep blue sea, or getting in touch with your inner animal, the choices across are truly endless…
(Activities are listed in alphabetical order)
Crealy Theme Park
Crealy Theme Park & Resort is an award-winning family Theme Park in Devon that boasts over 60 rides and attractions, with spectacular live entertainment shows and animals galore, it’s no wonder that Crealy Theme Park & Resort is regularly voted the best day out in Devon. Our resort offers the ultimate Devon family holiday with a choice of accommodation ranging from touring & camping pitches to luxury glamping cabins and five-star luxury hot tub lodges, with the family Theme Park tickets included.
Dartmoor Zoological Park
Dartmoor Zoo’s research department is dedicated to encouraging, supporting, and conducting research that helps improve captive animal management. Our aim is to be a leading animal cognition research centre. We are at the beginning of this really exciting journey after building the Dartmoor Institute of Animal Science (DIAS) POD, in partnership with Plymouth University.
Dartmouth Steam Railway
Based on the glorious South Devon coastline in South West England, enjoy your days out in Devon on our steam trains, boat trips, and paddle steamer – the only attraction in Devon that lets you enjoy the delights of Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, Dartmouth, and the River Dart, Kingswear, and Totnes on your day out!
Miniature Pony Centre
The miniature pony centre sits on the edge of wild and magical Dartmoor in Devon is a hidden gem of all things small, cute and cuddly. Can you imagine being able to go into a paddock and to be surrounded by miniature ponies and tiny foals? The Miniature Pony Centre is an animal lover’s idea of heaven located in the heart of Dartmoor National Park!
The National Marine Aquarium
The National Marine Aquarium (NMA) is the UK’s largest aquarium, located in Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth. It is run by the Ocean Conservation Trust, a charity dedicated to connecting people with the Ocean. Home to over 4,000 Ocean animals just waiting to meet you, the NMA will take you on a journey around the world via our Ocean, giving you the chance to connect with our amazing blue planet.
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
With over 2,500 animals across 80 acres – you’re in for a really wild time at Paignton Zoo. Located in Devon, Paignton Zoo is one of the South West’s most exciting visitor attractions. It’s a place to roam, discover and get in touch with your inner animal. Get up close to some of the animal wonders of the world across our specially designed habitats.
With a different animal activity, show or display every half hour, friendly animals, and four FREE rides, you won’t waste a single minute. Bottle feed hungry lambs and goat kids, race the ferrets, meet the hedgehogs, explore the ponds and enjoy fantastic entertainers throughout the Devon school holidays. We have over 150 friendly animals to meets from guinea pigs and rabbits in the pets area to alpaca, ponies, and Shire horses.
South Devon Railway
The SDR is a seven-mile former Great Western Railway branch line, built-in 1872, which runs along the stunning valley of the River Dart between Buckfastleigh and Totnes. We run steam trains with heritage rolling stock and offer a wonderful all-day, all-weather attraction for families and people of all ages.
Woodlands Theme Park
Woodlands Family Theme Park is the largest theme park in Devon, a fun-filled family day out for everyone. From little kids to kid-ults there’s something for anyone and everyone! With one of the largest and best indoor play areas in the South West, amazing water rides, a zoo farm, and much more, there’s fun to be had rain or shine.