Discover 10 of the best tourist attractions in Devon ideal for a family holiday. Enjoyable days out for the entire family including great walks, theme parks, museums, towns to visit and more.
Crealy Great Adventure Park
Enjoy a family fun day out at one of the leading theme parks in Devon. A visit here will take the whole day with over 60 rides for the kids and adults to enjoy. Just a few of the rides include ‘The Tidal Wave Log Flume’, ‘Dolphin Drop’ ‘Aqua Blast’ and ‘Dino Jeeps’, to name a few.
The park even has kennels on site, so if you are away with your dog you can bring them and enjoy the day at the theme park. Crealy Great Adventure Park is not far from the M5 motorway near Exeter.
Babbacome Model Village
Experience the wonders of the miniature world at the Babbacome Model Village tourist attraction. With over 53 years of modelling experience and 412 buildings this really is a fantastic place to spend a day out. There are also over 13,000 model people in the exhibits. The model village covers over 4 acres of grounds. There is also the 4D experience on site.
Perhaps you are looking for accommodations in the area of Devon. Whether you are looking to relax on one of the log cabin breaks, enjoying a family getaway in a static caravan at a holiday park there will be one close to these great attractions.
Dartmouth Steam Railway
Everyone loves a ride on the steam train and Dartmouth Steam Railway is one of the most beautiful journeys of any in the UK. The journey starts on the South Devon coast and takes in regions including Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, Totnes and more.
There are round robin tickets available so you can hop on and off at the places you want to see. Plus a variety of departure points ensure there will be a place to start your steam train journey near where you are staying.
The zoo is one of the best loved activities for the kids while on holiday. Paignton Zoo has a massive selection of animals and other attractions. The park features big cats, reptiles, apes and much more. There is more to Paington Zoo than just the animals with the indoor and outdoor play areas, jungle express train and a nature trail. Places to eat and enjoy refreshment and of course the shop where the kids can pick up a memento of the day out. Nearest holiday: Devon Hills Holiday Village.
Pennywell Farm is a perfect family day out. Just one mile south of Buckfastly, so easily reached from areas around Plymouth, Exeter and the Torbay region. The farm has a whole host of activities including egg collecting, goat milking, bottle feeding, pond dipping, pig racing, pets teatime and much more. All the favourite farmyard animals and more including pigs, horses, small pets, fowl, goats and more. A day at the farm is something that will entertain both young and old and is well worth a visit.
South West Coast Path
The South West Coastal Path is a place to explore the beauty of the Devon coast and countryside. Whether it be hiking, walking or biking. There are over 630 miles of path along the coast and breath-taking views all along the route. Marvel at the natural geology built over thousands of years.
Explore the history and heritage along the way. Spot the wildlife that makes these shores their home and samples some of the local cultures as you explore. The South West Coastal Path is more than just a day out you can come back time and time again.
National Marine Aquarium Plymouth
Go under the ocean from the safety of the National Marine Aquarium. View close up some of the most amazing marine life from around the world. The aquarium has sea life from the Great Barrier Reef, Atlantic Ocean and beyond. From Sharks to tiny coral fish there is a vibrant array of colours and plenty to keep everyone entertained.
Need to take some time out and relax then head to the Wave Café for a bite to eat and a drink. Learn much more about the fish and their environment from the marine conservation.
Exmoor Zoo has a wide range of animals and is home to the Exmoor Beast! There are lots of different species from mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and anthropods. You could even adopt your very own animal. Brand new to the park are the African Wild Dogs something like you have not seen before.
A great day out for the entire family and the kids will be having fun while learning along the way. Exmoor Zoo is between Combe Martin and South Molton, easy to get to for a day out from lots of areas of Devon.
The Milky Way
The Milky Way Adventure Park is the largest theme park in Devon. Enjoy a range of roller coasters, slides and play areas. Live shows, displays, crafts and much more to pack out the day with. The family will want to spend the day here from morning to evening with so much to see and do.
Some of the rides include the Cosmic Typhoon, Dodgems, Clone Zone and Cosmic Caterpillar and that is just for starters. The Milky Way is around 10 miles from Bideford just off the A39.
The Jurassic Coast is a world heritage site with over 95 miles of coastline to explore. The dramatic landscape has cliffs, beaches and stunning views across the sea. Explore the coast and you will find fossils that are thousands of years old. Check out the Jurassic coastal towns dotted along the coastline just a few include Beer, Branscombe, Carmouth and Exmouth. This is a must visit area along the South Devon coast.