Half term has arrived and, typically, so has the rain! But don’t let the drizzle get you down if you’re visiting Devon and Cornwall, because there are loads of fantastic indoor and outdoor facilities to cater for all the family. So if you’re looking for fun things to do in Devon, here are the top 10 favourite family attractions, as recommended by MiHi Digital’s Twitter followers:
Kents Cavern – Torquay
Kents Cavern is one of those attractions that people will always return to, it is just that good! Step back into the stone age discover more about the cave’s 2.5million year history, from formation to Victorian excavation.
Greenway House & Garden – Brixham
The former holiday home of literary legend Agatha Christie is open to the public throughout the year. The house, and gardens, regularly host different events that are suitable for the whole family, you can even bring your dog!
Dartmouth Steam Railway & Riverboat – Dartmouth
There are whole range of tours you can take that include a trip on the iconic steam railway, and a ride on the riverboat. Popular with people of all ages, this little adventure shows off the best of the South Devon coast in a fun way.
Paignton Zoo – Paignton
This zoo is a must for anyone in Devon. There are loads of fantastic animals, from lions and elephants to kangaroos and gorillas! You can even get up-close and personal with the friendly goats and enjoy special events.
Crealy Adventure Park – Exeter
If you’re looking for somewhere where the kids can run around and get rid of lots of energy, then this is the place to go. Rides, attractions, and animals are all part of the Crealy fun. Ride the roller coaster, play in the indoor play area, and pet a donkey!
Powderham Castle – Exeter
This historic castle is iconic, and it is totally family friendly too. As well as tours of the house, there is a great walled garden play area and pets corner. The picnic area is great for the summer months, and there are also amazing events throughout the year.
Royal Albert Memorial Museum – Exeter
Between 2001 and 2011 this well-known museum had a huge multimillion pound make over, and since then it has welcomed thousands of families. With exhibitions focussing on local history as well as global history, there is plenty to see.
Babbacombe Model Village – Babbacombe
Whatever anyone else says, pretending you’re a giant in a model village will always be fun. The little models show off British life over the past six decades, and there’s plenty of humour throughout the whole site.
Wildwood Escot – Ottery St Mary
This conservation and wildlife branch of the Wildwood Trust has winding paths, beautiful flowers and plenty of wildlife to spot. Explore the Anglo-Saxon village, stop for a break at the coach house, and stroll around the walled garden.
The Milky Way Adventure Park – North Devon
Another great spot for kids with lots of energy is The Milky Way. This exciting site is filled with attractions such as rollercoasters and dodgems, as well as archery, bird of prey displays, and more. There’s also a restaurant and a café.