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Local attractions

Days out with family and friends are fun ways to try something new and create wonderful memories together, and it’s not just beach days and coastal walks when it comes to things to do in South Devon. There are plenty of action-packed activities for thrill seekers, wildlife adventures for nature enthusiasts and historical points of interest to uncover for all ages. There are plenty of things to do in South Devon all year round, so no matter your time of visit, you know there’ll be something for everyone to enjoy.

Dartmouth Steam Railway overlooking the beautiful Devon countryside
A great day out for all the family

Steam Railway

3.5 miles / 10 minutes

The railway follows a spectacular route by the sea and then the Dart Estuary, and with lots of different river cruises to choose from you can see most the beautiful sights that South Devon has to offer.  

Indoor Ball Pit with Slides
Something for the thrill seekers


6 miles / 10 minutes

Woodlands Family Fun Park in South Devon provides a whole day of fun for all ages. It’s got incredible indoor play centres, outdoor adventures, a Zoo-Farm, and falconry; proper all weather fun for the whole family.

Child playing in water
Water is great in all weather


21 miles / 45 minutes

Splashdown Waterpark is a great fun day out for all family or a group of friends. There is something for everyone to enjoy, from big kids to little ones. From the top of their towers you get a spectacular view for miles around.

Roaring Lion
Visit one of our leading zoos

Paignton Zoo

20 miles / 45 minutes

With more animals than anyone else in the South West, this zoo also uniquely has six habitats that mimic the animals’ natural environment. You’re in for a really wild time and a great day out for the kids and all the family.

Little Pigs
The largest farm attraction in Devon

Pennywell Farm

19 miles / 45 minutes

Pennywell Farm is the largest farm tourist attraction in the south west of England. Treat your family to a day of hands on animal action at Pennywell Farm. Shows and displays every day, all included in the price.

Hop over to Brixham for the day

English Riviera

Various - Great Day Trips

The big draw for the English Riviera is its outstanding beaches, but you won’t just find sea and sand here – the region has a reputation for excellent cuisine and a range of attractions, festivals & events, art, sailing, water sports, and coastal walking.