Family Holidays in North Devon

If you’re planning a family holiday where the whole family, including your four legged friends comes along, you won’t be disappointed with a stay in North Devon. The region is incredibly dog friendly, with many of the beaches being accessible all year round and much of the accommodation options having dog friendly rooms available. North Devon is the perfect place for family holidays, with glorious beaches, top tourist attractions and family focused accommodation, it is the ideal place for your family holiday.

Fun whatever the weather

 As for wet weather activities, we’ve everything from exciting theme parks and soft play areas to steam trains, bowling and creative workshops.

Plus, if you choose to book a holiday park for your accommodation, you’ll find that they also have a whole host of activities and facilities on site, so you don’t need to travel too far to have a good time or even brave the weather! Some of them even provide children’s clubs or creche services too, so that the parents can have a bit of a break too!

To tire everyone out, hit the beach for some sandcastle building and games, or hire bikes and head out along the traffic-free Tarka Trail; there are plenty of great pit-stops along the way offering delicious and healthy snacks, and a number of places even offer pre-ordered picnics for your journey.

In fact, a picnic is an ideal way to have fun while on a budget. Gather your favourite snacks together and head out for a day exploring Exmoor or following one of the many nature trails or coastal paths that can be found in the region. The majority of the coast forms part of the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and with the Biosphere and the various landscapes on Exmoor, you’ll never be short of places to enjoy and new experiences to have.

Fun for all ages

North Devon’s top attractions and natural landscape offers fun days out to suit all ages, interests and weather conditions,. Choose from steam trains or rollercoaster rides,  creative workshops, museums and art galleries, outdoor adventures or making friends with wildlife.

Wherever you look there is tons of family fun to be had in North Devon and Exmoor! With a host of attractions to enjoy, there’s an option to suit all ages and interests. If your kids are fans of wildlife you’ve come to the right place – we've award-winning aquariums and zoos, to farm attractions and nature trails.

You may even get to feed the lions, take a rockpool ramble or hold a tarantula if you’re feeling brave!

Get out on the waves

If you’re thinking about getting your family started on a new water sport, lessons and gear are readily available in North Devon thanks to its reputation as being the surfing capital of the UK. Not only are there chances for you to go out with an instructor, but you can also explore the waves on your own if you’re feeling brave enough and you can rest assured that most main beaches are lifeguard protected during the summer months, with many achieving the Blue Flag status for water cleanliness.

Things to do

North Devon has a wide variety of attractions on offer. From all-weather family attractions to award winning zoos, intriguing museums and beautiful parks and gardens, there’s something to suit everyone.