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Family Friendly Attractions in Devon & Cornwall

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Must-visitFamily Attractions

While visiting Devon and Cornwall, you'll be spoiled for choice with an array of family-friendly attractions to enjoy. Whether you're seeking thrilling adventures at theme parks or educational outings, there's something for every member of the family to delight in.

At The Brend Collection, we're dedicated to ensuring your family break is truly extraordinary. That's why we've curated a list of must-see attractions for you to explore during your stay. From captivating wildlife parks to immersive theme parks, these destinations promise unforgettable experiences and cherished moments for the whole family to treasure.


Family Attractions in Devon

Family on Slides at the Milky Way
The Milky Way Adventure Park

Bideford, North Devon
Receive 10% off entry when you stay with us [term time only]

An all-weather theme park with something for everyone. From the Cosmic Typhoon roller coaster, gravity rider donut slide, maze, fantastic outdoor displays from the North Devon Bird of Prey Centre, Droid Destroyer Dodgems, and the Milky Way Railway - we can guarantee you won't be bored when spending a day here.

Leopard at Exmoor Zoo
Exmoor Zoo

Bratton Fleming, North Devon
10% off entry when you stay with us

Exmoor Zoo offers a unique and immersive wildlife experience for visitors of all ages. Set amidst lush countryside and rolling hills, this charming zoo is home to a diverse array of animals from around the world. From majestic big cats like the Eurasian lynx to adorable meerkats and playful lemurs, guests have the opportunity to observe these fascinating creatures up close in carefully designed habitats that mimic their natural environments. 

2 people in bee keeping clothes with bee hive
Quince Honey Farm

South Molton, North Devon
20% off entry when you stay with us

Take a guided tour around the interesting displays and exhibits and learn fun facts about the honeybee before you take a closer look inside the working hives. Nowhere in the world can you get so close to live bees without needing protective equipment! The Happy Bee play hive is a large indoor soft play area, this is where you will also find the café offering homemade food and our special Devonshire cream tea with honey! 

A Leemar at a Zoo
Dartmoor Zoo

Plymouth, Devon
15% off entry when you stay with us

Dartmoor Zoo is a renowned wildlife park and conservation centre, known for its dedication to the preservation and care of a diverse range of animal species, as well as its captivating educational programs and engaging visitor experiences in the beautiful Dartmoor National Park setting. The zoo's incredible journey also served as the inspiration for the best-selling book "We Bought a Zoo," which was later adapted into a successful movie.

Combe Martin Dinosaur Park
Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park

Combe Martin, North Devon

Home to a wide variety of exotic animals, from playful meerkats to majestic wolves and adorable sea lions, the park provides visitors with the opportunity to get up close and personal with fascinating wildlife from around the globe. In addition to its impressive array of living creatures, the park also boasts an extensive collection of lifelike dinosaur models.

boy with little pig at Pennywell Farm
Pennywell Farm

Buckfastleigh, Devon

Pennywell Farm, nestled in the picturesque town of Buckfastleigh, is a charming family-friendly attraction that encapsulates the essence of rural life in Devon, England. Renowned for its delightful array of miniature animals, from pint-sized pigs to fluffy rabbits, the farm offers visitors a unique hands-on experience with its cuddly inhabitants. Beyond its adorable residents, Pennywell Farm boasts an array of activities, including tractor rides, pig racing, and interactive shows, ensuring a day filled with laughter and unforgettable moments for visitors of all ages.

Lamb and Ewe at The Big Sheep
The Big Sheep

Bideford, North Devon

Ewe will love this family day out, with live shows, farmyard animals, rides and entertainment. From tractor driving to feeding the baby animals, there's a little bit of everything to keep children and adults amused. Make the most of the sheep racing, duck herding, shearing displays and donkey rides. All between playing in the indoor and outdoor play areas. You'd be BAAArmy to miss it. 

Watermouth Cove North Devon
Watermouth Castle

Ilfracombe, North Devon

On the outside, this is a Victorian Castle. But behind the walls lie a family theme park with rides, a maze, dungeons, play areas and beautifully landscaped gardens. Little ones will enjoy the castle treasure, the water show and the toboggan run whilst adults will enjoy learning about the history of the castle and will secretly love the rides too! 

Maximus rollercoaster at Crealy
Crealy Theme Park

Exeter, Devon

Crealy Theme Park, situated in Devon, is a haven of excitement and adventure for families seeking thrills and fun-filled days out. Boasting a wide array of rides and attractions suitable for all ages, from exhilarating roller coasters to gentle rides for younger visitors, Crealy ensures there's something for everyone to enjoy. 

Family Attractions in Cornwall

Bodmin Jail
Bodmin Jail

Bodmin, Cornwall
20% off guided tours when you stay with us

From guided tours led by knowledgeable guides to interactive exhibits that delve into the stories of prisoners and wardens alike, Bodmin Jail offers a gripping journey through the darker chapters of Cornwall's past. With its atmospheric ambience and rich historical significance, this attraction promises an unforgettable experience for those seeking to uncover the secrets of the past.

Cornwall Foot Golf, St Austell
Cornwall FootballGolf

St Austell, Cornwall
£1 off admission when you stay with us

Cornwall Football Golf in St. Austell is a family-friendly attraction where visitors can enjoy a blend of soccer and golf, kicking soccer balls into specially designed holes while taking in the picturesque surroundings of Cornwall's countryside. With 2 courses, this really is fun for all ages and abilities and will both tire you out, bring out that competitive streak and give you an entertaining and great value day out.

Mother and Child at an Aquarium
Blue Reef Aquarium

Newquay, Cornwall

Offering a mesmeriaing journey through the depths of the ocean, this aquarium showcases a diverse array of marine life, from colourful tropical fish to majestic sharks and graceful rays. Visitors can immerse themselves in interactive exhibits, where they can learn about the delicate ecosystems that exist beneath the waves and gain a deeper understanding of the importance of marine conservation.

Fireworks at Flambards

Helston, Cornwall

Flambards in Cornwall stands as a premier family attraction, offering a diverse array of entertainment and excitement for visitors of all ages. Nestled amidst the stunning Cornish countryside, this theme park combines thrilling rides, captivating exhibitions, and engaging experiences to create an unforgettable day out. From adrenaline-pumping roller coasters to immersive historical displays and interactive science exhibits, Flambards offers something for everyone to enjoy.

Tropical Biome at the Eden Project
The Eden Project

Bodelva, Cornwall

The Eden Project in Cornwall is a haven of wonder and discovery, nestled amidst the lush landscapes of the county. Offering a captivating blend of education and entertainment, this botanical paradise invites families to embark on a journey through its iconic biomes, where they can explore diverse ecosystems from around the world.

Child feeding a goat
Dairyland Farm Park

Newquay, Cornwall

Dairyland Farm in Cornwall offers a delightful blend of fun, education, and hands-on experiences for families to enjoy. Nestled amidst the picturesque countryside, this working dairy farm provides visitors with the opportunity to get up close and personal with a variety of farm animals, from cuddly lambs to friendly goats and playful calves.

Make it an overnight stay

Elevate your family getaway to unforgettable heights by booking one of our luxurious accommodations across our collection of 11 hotels spread throughout Devon and Cornwall. Whether you prefer the coastal charm of Cornwall or the serene landscapes of Devon, our family-friendly hotels offer a perfect blend of comfort and convenience. Our hotels are designed to ensure a memorable stay for guests of all ages. 

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