Attractions in Devon
The variety and quality of South Devon attractions makes choosing a day out a pleasure. There is a wealth of day out activities in South Devon to suit all pockets and interests. From award winning family attractions, historic houses, a world class zoo, magnificent semi tropical gardens and Devonian limestone caves to scenic steam train journeys, the choice is endless.
Woodlands Family Theme Park
Woodlands Family Theme Park is right here waiting for you and is included in your camping price with watercoasters, toboggan run, ball pools, climbing nets, tree top ariel adventures and the largest indoor play centre in the UK with five floors of indoor fun! Not forgetting the Zoo-Farm with Meerkats, Nocturnal House, Reptile House and all the cute farm animals. Don't miss the Falconry Centre with daily flying displays, you won't believe how good it is until you see it for yourself!!
Dartmouth Boat Hire Centre
Dartmouth Boat Hire is fun for all the family. The boats are available to hire by the hour or all day which is 6 hours. The boats are available from April to November and can be booked by phoning 01803 834600 or via the website.
Dartmouth Railway & River
A beautiful way to explore Devon either via the Dartmouth Steam Railway Trains or the Dartmouth River Boats which operate on the stunning river Dart offering daily scheduled services to the historic towns. The Round Robin is a very popular trip which gives you chance to do both.
Kents Cavern is one of the most important Stone Age cave sites in Europe, making it Britain's premier prehistoric cave. The caves are open every day for guided tours, led by entertaining guides, concluding in an underground exhibition chamber.
Living Coasts, an all weather attraction, located on Torquay's seafront in South Devon, where there’s plenty to see and do: mingle with the playful penguins, get up close to the otters, octopus and seals, and much more. Visit Penguin Beach to walk with the African and Macaroni penguins and catch the entertaining feeding time talks.
With over 2,000 animals across 80 acres – you’re in for a really wild time at Paignton Zoo.
Located in Paignton, Paignton Zoo is one of the South West's most exciting visitor attractions. It’s a place to roam, discover and get in touch with your inner animal.Get up close to some of the animal wonders of the world and enjoy feeding time talks with the keepers.
Sea kayaking Devon provide guided sea kayak trips and skills courses for all abilities, based out of Dartmouth in the beautiful county of Devon. Whether you are a family getting into a Sea Kayak for the first time or an experienced paddler looking for a grand adventure, Sea Kayak Devon will give you an unforgettable experience!
Splashdown Waterpark Quaywest, is a great day out for family and friends. There is something for everyone to enjoy - from big kids to little ones - with some of the UK's most exciting flume rides and some of the English Riviera's most spectacular views, right next to Goodrington Beach it's a winning combination!
Discovery Surf School
Learn to surf at Bigbury-on-Sea and Challaborough Bay with South Devon’s premier surf school since 2002, Discovery Surf School. They provide professional coaching for all ages and abilities with an emphasis on safe, high quality tuition in small groups.
Based near Bantham in Churchstow (Kingsbridge), Triocean Surf shop is the largest surf shop in South Devon offering an extensive range of surf products suitable for all levels including xcel wetsuits, wetsuit accessories, surfboards, second hand surfboards, surf hardware, kayaks, stand up paddle boards and more.
The Flavel is the cultural centre of Dartmouth. At The Flavel you will find: a super Arts Café selling coffee, tea, snacks and hot meals (check for opening times), a cinema, live events, from comedy to classical music throughout the year, free lunchtime recitals once a month, the Library, plenty of clubs, classes and talks going on each week which most are open to everyone.
Ashby's Leisure Superstore
Ashby's of Kingsbridge is a family run business, established in 1984 on a 1 1/2 acre site as a "real shop". It has been a reliable source of goods for the people living in and around Kingsbridge for over 20 years. They sell a wide range of products from Caravanning and Camping accessories to Kayaks, sit on tops, canoes, inflatable canoes, paddles, accessories, clothing, car accessories and fishing accessories.