This summer head to Canonteign Falls on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park for a summer of fun and adventure for the whole family.

Canonteign Falls, Devon's hidden gem on the edge of Dartmoor is nestled in a breathtaking landscape,  visitors are invited to discover an immersive experience in amongst waterfalls and ferns. This summer, as well as a chance to explore this beautiful landscape, made up of 90 acres of parkland, waterfalls, lakes and gardens, there are a host of additional activities to enjoy over the summer holidays.

Renowned for its magnificent series of waterfalls,  lakes, and an array of family-friendly adventure playgrounds, Canonteign Falls boasts an expansive 90 acres of parkland ready for visitors of all ages to enjoy. The Victorian Fern Garden, granted prestigious Plant Heritage National Collection status, presents an enchanting glimpse into the 19th-century obsession with ferns and the mystical world of fairies that promise to enhance the visitor experience. Highlights of your visit include:

  • South West Highest Waterfall – Lady Exmouth Falls is one of England’s highest single-drop waterfalls at 70 m high.
  • Victorian Fern Garden: Step into the enchanting world of 19th-century fern obsession and fairies. View our Plant Heritage National Fern Collections.
  • Alpaca Experiences: On July 30th and August 15th, book a unique alpaca experience with  Alpacas. Connect one-on-one with these beautiful animals against the backdrop of lakes and waterfalls.
  • Canonteign Kitchen – Devonshire Cream and Afternoon Teas, breakfast, light lunches and kids menu.
  • Summer Children’s Activity Trail: Fun adventures for young explorers.
  • Willow Dinosaurs and Fairies Among the Ferns: Wander amidst lush greenery with prehistoric creatures and magical fairies.
  • Model Boat Harbour on Lily Lake: Sail away on a miniature adventure with a charming model boat harbour

Throughout the summer months, there is a Children’s Activity Trail ideal for younger explorers and Willow Dinosaurs and Fairies among the Ferns, where you can wander among the greenery and see magical creatures and prehistoric creatures as you explore.

In July and August, the popular Alpaca Experiences are back at Canonteign, giving you the chance to connect one on one with these lovely creatures and there will be a Model Boat Harbour on Lily Lake, where you can sail away on a miniature adventure.

Canonteign Falls promises an abundance of family fun, scenic trails, fern garden magic, and hidden surprises. Reward yourself with a afternoon or cream tea in our pretty cafe; Canonteign Kitchen and treat yourself to a memento of your day in our well stock gift shop.  Expect a unique blend of natural beauty, rich history, and engaging activities that make Canonteign Falls a must-visit.

There’s a summer of adventure planned at Canonteign Falls


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Canonteign Falls is a stunning natural attraction in the heart of Devon.   Visit us for peaceful walks among the waterfalls and lakes and family fun in the gardens and playgrounds. Escape the crowds and experience the highest waterfall in Dartmoor National Park.   Set in 90 acres of…