Family Friendly Activities

Activities in Devon

Discover family-friendly activities to keep everyone entertained on your holiday to Devon, from adventure centres to fossil hunting, horse-riding, and wildlife parks.

for the little ones

The Bear Trail – Exeter, is the ultimate family friendly assault course, suitable for all ages and abilities. If your little one enjoys nature, Tree Tots Toddler Club is a perfect way to spend an afternoon. With a range of activities on offer from bug hunting, woodland crafts and campfire cooking.


Take a guided hack with Budleigh Salterton Riding School along Woodbury Common, the rugged heathland that sits behind Lympstone Manor, a great day out for all the family.

Theme Parks and activity centres

Crealy theme park & resort is an award winning family theme park in Devon that boasts over 60 rides and attractions from the Twister to the Soak Zone.

Devon Activity Centre at Escot Park is a thrilling way to spend a day! With quad biking, segway, karting, paint balling, laser tag, treasure hunts and many more activities to choose from.

And finally, why not hang out in the trees at Go Ape – a forest adventure park in Dartmoor. From high ropes courses and adults, bouncy nets 30 ft above the forest floor, to all-terrain Forest segways.


Devon is a great place for wildlife lovers with plenty of options to choose from! From Paignton Zoo, World of Country Life to Shaldon Zoo Wildlife Trust and the popular Plymouth Aquarium.

Film buffs may know Dartmoor Zoo from the family friendly film ‘We bought a Zoo’ which was originally a private exotic animal collection which had fallen into disrepair in the 1960’s before Benjamin Mee and his family transformed it.

water sports

Head down to the Sideshore development, home to Exmouth’s community owned Water sports centre and Mickeys – the perfect place for a post water feast and drink.

Edge Water sports at Sideshore offer lessons and kit hire for everything from power kiting to SUP and beach yoga.

fossil hunting

The coast and the cliffs around Charmouth is famous across the world for it’s fossils. The Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre offers free tips on the best place to find hidden fossil treasure and also run guided fossil hunts which they advise to book in advance.