Things To Do

We offer a variety of discount vouchers for various local attractions which are available for all our customers. Please see below for a list of wonderful things to do in the area!

 

image013 Arlington Court [#1]Hidden in a wooded valley on the edge of Exmoor, the Arlington estate houses numerous extraordinary collections. The 12 hectares (30 acres) of grounds include the formal Victorian garden and a walled kitchen garden and tea-room. The Stable Block contains a collection of over 50 horse-drawn carriages. Visitors can experience a horse-drawn carriage ride around the beautiful grounds.
 image014  Atlantic Village [#2]

Atlantic Village offers the whole family a great day out. Over 35 outlet stores under a beautifully covered mall, offering famous name brands at up to 50% off which includes products such as; Clothing, sportswear, homeware, music and videos, toys, shoes, luggage, lingerie and jewellery.

 braunton3  Braunton & District Museum [#3]

Museum that reflects Braunton from the 6th Century through to agricultural and maritime heritage

 Bwc-homemap_04 Watermouth Castle & Family Theme Park [#4]One of the West Country’s premier tourist attractions. Within the splendid castle itself there is an indoor heated swimming-pool, a museum, a choice of theme attractions, and some fascinating water displays. Outside, the castle’s 50-acre estate features wonderful landscaped gardens, with plenty of space for strolling and relaxing, and glorious woodland walks.
 image015  Big Sheep [#5]

South West Attraction of the Year Finalists 2004 and 2005. A working family farm turned wacky tourist attraction, fun shows for adults and a massive Ewetopia indoor adventure zones for children.

 image017  Cascades [#6]

Fun for the whole family, this cascading adventure pool has a giant 230ft flume, fun rapids ride, water spout, bubble lounger, jacuzzi, safe pools & waterfalls for the children

 image018 Chambercombe Manor [#7]Set in a secluded valley, Chambercombe Manor has much to offer because of its colourful history. Special interest lies in the Secret Passage and the Haunted Room. A leisurely strole amongst 4-acres of beautiful gardens, wooded areas and ponds adds to the enjoyment.
 image019 Clovelly [#8]Set into a steep hillside, Clovelly is one of the most famous villages in the world. The single cobbled high street winds its way down the hillside through traditional whitewashed cottages festooned with fuchsias and geraniums. The high street drops 122m (400ft) in 0.8km (half a mile) through the 16th century cottages to a small harbour.
 image020  Cobbaton Combat Collection [#9]

60+ WWII vehicles, artillery, thousands of smaller items. Undercover, including Home Front building. Disabled access and facilities. Shop, NAAFI Cafeteria. This collection houses over 60 vehicles, including tanks, trucks and artillery, plus thousands of smaller items, from mortar shells to machine guns. There are also items from WW1, the Falklands and the Gulf War.

 image021  Coombe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur park [#10]

The land that time forgot. A sub tropical paradise with hundreds of birds, animals and animatronic dinosaurs – so real they’re alive! Fantastic Sea Lion shows, Falconry displays, Lemur Encounters and animal handling sessions. The UK’s only wolf research and education centre.

 image022  Dartington Crystal [#11]

No trip to Devon is complete without a visit to Dartington Crystal Factory Experience. See first hand how their crystal is hand crafted with skill and care from the blowing of the molten glass through to the final finishing. There’s lots more to see and do that will make your visit truly memorable.

 image023  Docton Mill and Gardens [#12]

Docton Mill is less than a mile from the sea nestling in one of Devon’s outstanding natural beauty spots. A restored mill of Saxon origin surrounded by 8 acres of internationally renowned gardens, created around the original mill streams, and encompassing an exceptional bog garden, and natural woodland.

 exmoorbrassrubbingcentre_r16_c8  Exmoor Brass Rubbing Centre [#13]

Over 100 brasses and rubbing plates. Instruction, supervision & materials provided.

 Exmoth Boat trips Exmoor Coast Boat Trips [#14]Trips along the Heritage coastline.
 image024 Exmoor Zoological Park [#15]Exmoor Zoo is a unique and unusual zoo to visit! Opened in 1982 the zoo is now an ideal family venue, catering very well for the younger generation. So much change has taken place, that even a visit last year, will today see new exhibits and animals. The zoo specialises in smaller animals, providing living spaces for many creatures no longer seen in the city zoos.
 image025 Glen Lyn Gorge [#16]Designated as a site of special scientific interest, the Glen Lyn Gorge is the steepest of the two river valleys flowing into the picturesque village of Lynmouth. Set in the beautiful Exmoor National Park, the gorge on the West Lyn river offers visitors a range of attractions.
 eWaverly Waverley Pleasure Steamers [#17]Sail back in time aboard a wonderful Historic Passenger ship.  Enjoy this unique chance to relax aboard WAVERLEY – the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world. Soak up the stunning scenery of some of the most picturesque parts of the UK’s coastline. Trips to Lundy Island sail from Bideford and Ilfracombe.
 bowling1 Harlequinns Leisure [#18]Bowling, indoor full size Electric Go-Karts & Adventure Play Area’s.
 image028 Hartland Abbey [#19]One mile from Hartland Quay is North Devon’s most fascinating historic house and gardens with restored Gazebo. This is a lived in ancestral home with beautiful architecture and collections, woodland and 18th century walled gardens, and a wildflower walk to a wild Atlantic cove. Rosamunde Pilcher’s “The Shell Seekers” was filmed here in 2005.
 equaid1 Keypitts Quads [#20]North Devon’s only all terrain Quad & Trekking Centre. Also Raider Karts, Paint Ball, Off Roading & Horse Riding.
 image029 Landmark Theatre [#21]Music events, tea dances, films, drama and a bit of frequent Agatha Christie plays thrown in are on the menu at Ilfracombe’s architecturally celebrated Landmark Theatre. See what you think of this conical design – it does grow on you after a while even if at first you mistake it for a power station! It certainly catches the eye.
 image031 Lundy Island [#22]A magical wildlife haven where puffins and people revel in the breathtaking scenery of this remote Atlantic island off the North Devon coast.
 image032 Milky Way [#23]The appeal of the Milky Way lies in a combination of top quality shows and great attractions designed for the whole family in extensive all weather facilities, making for a great day out – whatever the weather.
 Mullacott Quads [#24]

Mud, mud glorious mud. Fast furious Quad biking.

 image034  Plough Arts Centre [#25]

Housed in a listed building, this thriving centre provides a cross section of cultural activity for the whole family to enjoy….blockbuster and art-house films, popular and fringe theatre, gigs and regular folk nights. On the first floor is one of the leading galleries in the South West with an ever changing exhibition programme. Many are by acclaimed local artists, but periodically international exhibitions can be seen.

 image036  Quince Honey Farm [#26]

Here in our world famous Honey Farm you can stand and watch these wild and wonderful creatures from the distant past.

The unique design of the indoor apiary allows close up viewing in complete safety. The glass booths expose the working colonies of honeybees without interfering with their natural lifestyle.

 image037  RHS Gardens Rosemoor [#27]

Rosemoor is a garden that grows and develops around its special attractions including the lake, arboretum, fruit and vegetable garden, picnic area and displays. Its 40 acres are designed to delight and inspire a wide range of visitors, from novice to professional, and its fascinating explorer trails are popular with children.

 SONY DSC  Skern Lodge [#28]

Get wet – climb high – stay low, whatever you want, you can do it!
Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre, where adults and children alike find fun, challenge, inspiration and laughter. Choose from a large selection of land and water-based activities. Days and half days available for individuals, families, groups of friends, adults and hen and stag parties, children’s adventure days, organised groups and clubs.

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The Splash [#29]

Indoor Adventure Pool, with gently sloping beach area.

 epb_p01  Survival Paintball [#30]

The South West’s premier paintball site.

 image039  Tapeley Park Gardens [#31]

With four distinctly themed areas, much of it worked on organic principles and set in a thirty-five acre site, Tapeley Gardens are home to a rich and fascinating variety of flowers, shrubs, vegetables and wildlife.

Tarka Cruise [#32]Pleasure trips from Appledore.
 image040  Torrington 1646 Centre [#33]

This is history as never before as we travel back to 1646 and meet the characters who populated Torrington, North Devon ‘s forgotten site of the last major battle of the English Civil War.

See how they lived, loved, laughed and lied their way through the English Civil War. Try on the armour and clothing of this period in history and to watch daily weaponry displays, all amid much fun and laughter.

 image026  Gnome Reserve [Nr Great Torrington]

For a completely unique 100% fun experience, simultaneously 100% ecologically interesting, with an extra 100% wonder and magic mixed in, visit the Gnome Reserve. Set amid truly rural countryside (8-10 miles south of Clovelly/Bideford) the 4 acre Reserve comprises woodland, stream, 30 yard pond, meadow and garden – home to 1000+ gnomes and pixies.

 image027  Green Lanes [Barnstaple]

Green Lanes, Barnstaple. North Devon’s premier indoor shopping centre with all your favourite stores to browse through.

 image030  Let’s Go Superbowl [Barnstaple]

Let’s go Superbowl, Braunton Road, Barnstaple. Ten bowling lanes, megazone lazer tag arena, children’s soft play area, American air hockey and pool tables.

 image035  Queens Theatre [Barnstaple]

The Queen’s Theatre in Barnstaple continues a long tradition of festival and theatre in the ‘capital’ of North Devon. Open all year round and offers a varied programme which includes drama, dance, opera, jazz, folk, blues, classical music and children’s shows.

 image038  The Royal North Devon Golf Club [Westward Ho!]

The oldest seaside links in England, the Royal North Devon is steeped in history. The clubhouse with its golfing museum offers a warm welcome to golfers today, as it has done for more than a century. Spectacular views over Bideford Bay to Lundy Island on the horizon. Handicap requirements: Certificate preferred.