When the weather is not so good, there is still plenty to do in North Devon. You will discover a wide range of family theme parks in stunning locations. The kids can, of course, go wild on the outdoor rides, climbing facilities and trails when the weather behaves itself but if it’s less then clement, some theme parks include a castle to explore or an indoor petting zoo for animal lovers (of all ages).
The aquarium at Ilfracombe is another great place to visit and children of all ages will find the Tunnels Beaches with their rock pools and tidal swimming pool fascinating to explore. While away the hours admiring tiny crabs as they scuttle around the ever-dwindling pools when the tide is out or build sand castles and dams ready for when it comes back in. Families will find it easy to spend long days on the lovely beaches in this area and this can be a very inexpensive day out. There are plenty of family-friendly cafes around, or you may prefer to pack a picnic for lunch.
North Devon is also home to many attractions featuring wildlife, from honey farms and
butterfly sanctuaries to zoos, farm attractions and falconry centres where you can marvel at these magnificent birds and their bond with the falconer. Whatever your interests, there is always somewhere to explore.
Garden lovers will enjoy visits to some of the area’s open gardens such as the RHS Garden Rosemoor where, in addition to the flora, there are excellent play areas for children.
There is no way in which you can experience all the attractions North Devon has to offer in just a week or a fortnight. That’s why families return over and over again to this beautiful part of England.