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South Devon Attractions

Is it any wonder that families return year on year to the delightful holiday destination of South Devon? It's packed full of a plethora of options for families with children of all ages to enjoy days out on their vacation. We have even written a feature on 6 Great attractions while on holidy around Dartmouth which should give you some greate options for your cottage holiday.

Paignton Zoo is home to thousands of amazing animals and plants. Walk through a world of wonder & visit the desert, cross the savannah, explore the forest and trek through the tropics. Use your senses to discover the wild world: look around, listen o.... visit website for more information
The big family day out in glorious South Devon with brilliant attractions for all ages. Experience 90 action packed acres with 16 family rides, 10 powerful playzones, 300 animals and 100,000 sq ft of indoor fun. Expect amazing adventures exploring fo.... visit website for more information
Come and experience the Pennywell magic at our multi award winning Farm Activity Park... the biggest in the South West! There's lots to do and see for the whole family... Animals, activities, shows, displays and rides. Every half hour marks the star.... visit website for more information
One of the most picturesquely-sited fortresses in England. For over 600 years Dartmouth Castle has guarded the narrow entrance to the Dart Estuary and the busy, vibrant port of Dartmouth. This fascinating complex of defences was begun in 1388 by .... visit website for more information
Dartmouth Steam Railway steam trains travel seven miles along the most spectacular South Devon coast down into the Dart Valley, a designated area of outstanding beauty; with stations at Goodrington Sands, Churston and the beautiful village of Kingswe.... visit website for more information
No visit to Devon would be complete without a day at Dartmoor's famous Becky Falls, where there really is something for everyone to enjoy. Set within a spectacular ancient valley, the Falls have been attracting visitors for over 100 years and today o.... visit website for more information
The Miniature Pony Centre has lots for visitors to see, do and discover, all set in 20 acres of beautiful countryside within Dartmoor National Park. Get really close to our adorable Miniature Shetland ponies and Miniature Mediterranean donkeys that .... visit website for more information
Our mission is to inspire everyone to take action towards sustainability and conservation of the marine environment. scuba diving in plymouth The National Marine Aquarium was the first aquarium in the United Kingdom to be set up solely for the purpo.... visit website for more information
The history of Buckfast Abbey is extraordinary, since it is the only English medieval monastery to have been restored and used again for its original purpose. The Saxon Monastery The original monastery at Buckfast was founded during the reign of K.... visit website for more information
Buckfast Butterflies and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary offers a great, enjoyable, otter and butterfly educational experience. Wander around the otter sanctuary and butterfly farm and see new butterflies emerge in tropical surroundings. See the otters swim.... visit website for more information
Classic English wines are produced at Sharpham vineyard as a result of a happy marriage of soil, climate and grape variety known as terroir, and nature has bestowed her gifts freely upon us here at Sharpham. In the winery, we employ both New World an.... visit website for more information
Set in 33 acres of beautiful woodland with some stunning views of the surrounding countryside, Dartmoor Zoological Park is a unique, family owned zoo with a fantastic collection of animals and the widest variety of big cats in the south west of Engla.... visit website for more information
Kents Cavern is a spectacular natural cave on the coast of south Devon. The cave is only a short walk from the beach and the beautiful South West Coast Path. It is easy to access by foot, by coach and public transport and is open for organised sch.... visit website for more information
Experience Devon's legendary attractions, combining magic and myths, wild rides and exciting adventures, while getting nose to nose with nature and animals. Scramble around the amazing Adventure Zone with super slides and aerial walkways! And just fo.... visit website for more information
House of Marbles Bovey Tracey is a working glass and games factory set in an historic pottery. We have been manufacturing our unusual range of traditional games, puzzles, toys, marbles and glassware for many years. Our aim is to make them to the .... visit website for more information
Totnes Rare Breeds Farm is a non-profit-making organisation, which relies on the work of volunteers and the great support of its customers. It aims to preserve endangered species of farm animals and the diversity of British wildlife. It is also a f.... visit website for more information
Start Point is one of the most exposed peninsulas on the English Coast, running sharply almost a mile into the sea on the South side of Start Bay near Dartmouth. The Lighthouse, sited at the very end of the headland, has guided vessels in passage alo.... visit website for more information
Wheeldon Off-Road is the UKs only all weather off-road adventure centre... With its purpose built 30,000 square foot indoor arena, small training arena, outdoor MotoX track and because of it's location, Wheeldon Off Road can provide some of the be.... visit website for more information
The South Devon Railway is one of Devon's and the West Country's best loved tourist attractions and is the longest established steam railway in the south west. It is a seven mile former Great Western Railway branch line, built in 1872, which runs.... visit website for more information
Powderham Castle is located in a unique, picturesque setting just outside Exeter, beside the Exe estuary. Six hundred years of history are contained within the walls of one of England's oldest family homes. Sir Philip Courtenay began building it in 1.... visit website for more information
Treat yourself to a creative experience at China Blue’s paint-your-own ceramic studio - the largest of its kind in the South West! Located in the historic town of Totnes, China Blue is the ALL weather attraction the whole family will enjoy! Spli.... visit website for more information