The nearest, Instow and Westward Ho!, are both only 20mins away.
Instow has a long stretch of sandy beach, sand dunes and plenty of spots for children to go crabbing. www.instow.net
Westward Ho! offers 2 miles of golden sand backed by a pebble ridge. Look in the rock pools, build sand castles, fly kites or have a surfing lesson. www.westwardhodevon.com
Also nearby are the famous beaches of Saunton Sands, Croyde, Woolacombe and Bude.
- JUNE/JULY 2022 Dont forget to visit the Devon and Cornwall county shows which are being held. Great days out for all the family.
We have complied a list of our favourites below. We recommend that for an exhaustive list of Devon attractions that before your stay you download this great app called simply ‘app for Devon’. You’ll find it on the app store or click on the link below for their website page.
Atlantic Village and Atlantis Adventure Park
Outlet shopping village, 10 pin bowling and kids adventure park with soft play area. Mum’s can shop and Dad’s can stay with the kids!
RHS Rosemoor Gardens
Rosemoor Garden covers 65 acres and it hosts, apart from a range of gardens, a visitor centre, with a library, a plant centre, a shop, a restaurant and the Wisteria tearoom. www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/rosemoor
Whilst visiting you can learn the history of Dartington Crystal in the Audio Visual
Theatre and then follow the Dartington Timeline from 1967 to present day and see how the first pieces of glass were made in the museum section. www.dartington.co.uk/visit-us/visitor-centre
The Gnome Reserve & Wild Flower Garden
Set amid truly rural countryside between Bideford and Bude just 7 miles from the Devon Cornwall border. The 4 acre reserve comprises of woodland, stream, 30 yard pond, meadow and garden – home to 1000+ gnomes and pixies, and about 250 labelled species of wild flowers, herbs, grasses and ferns.
The Milky Way Adventure Park
The Milky Way Adventure Park has it all! Ride the Cosmic Typhoon Devon’s tallest, fastest & longest roller coaster. Have a wild time in North Devon’s biggest indoor adventure play area with assault courses & slides built for adults & children. Kick back & watch our amazing live shows featuring Merlin from Britain’s Got Talent, plus fantastic displays from the North Devon
Bird of Prey Centre. www.themilkyway.co.uk
The Big Sheep
The BIG Sheep is an award winning attraction full of fun and laughter for the whole family. The whole flock is committed to ensuring that everyone in the family has a guaranteed great day out in Devon. Now open weekends and school holidays only you can enjoy indoor play at North Devon’s Biggest Playground. – See more at: www.thebigsheep.co.uk
Cycling The Tarka Trail
The Tarka Trail is a pedestrian and cycle way in the North Devon Biosphere Reserve. It runs in a 163 mile figure-of-eight through landscapes from those described by Henry Williamson in his classic 1927 novel Tarka the Otter. www.northdevonbiosphere.org.uk/the-tarka-trail.html
The Eden Project
Explore what is on offer at the world-famous visitor attraction
in Cornwall and get practical advice and more information by visiting their website. www.edenproject.com
Other places to see and things to do
Great Torrington Golf Club – www.torringtongolfclub.co.uk
Clovelly – www.clovelly.co.uk
Bideford – www.northdevon.com/places/Bideford.aspx
Appledore – www.appledore.org
Lundy Island – www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lundy
Hartland – www.hartlandpeninsula.co.uk
Holsworthy – www.devonguide.com/holsworthy