7th August 2019

Things to do with kids on a rainy day in North Devon

Looking for some bright ideas for a dull day in Devon? 

We’ve rounded up the top days out which you can enjoy with the children when the weather is wet, so don’t let the rainy day blues get you down!

The Milky Way Adventure Park

The Milky Way Adventure Park

Recently voted #2 in Trip Advisors ‘Top Ten Amusement Parks in the UK’, the Milky Way Adventure Park has it all! 

Ride the Cosmic Typhoon Devon’s tallest, fastest, longest roller coaster. Have a wild time in North Devon’s biggest indoor adventure play area with assault courses, slides built for adults and children. Kick back and watch amazing live shows featuring Merlin from Britain’s Got Talent with his death-defying escapology show, plus fantastic displays from the North Devon Bird of Prey Centre.  With over 110,000 sq ft of indoor fun and plenty of outdoor activities, The Milky Way should be top of your list of things to do this summer. 

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The Big sheep

The Big sheep

One of the UK’s most innovative & exciting family attractions ever, known for providing wacky and unique entertainment for all the family. This animal-themed family amusement park abounds with all things sheep, with lamb feeding, sheep shearing and the world-famous and hilarious sheep racing. But the Big Sheep has so much more. Their Ewetopia Indoor Playground is a great way to tire the kids for a few hours while you enjoy a cup of tea in the warmth of our cafe.

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Air Extreme

Air Extreme

Air Extreme, in Barnstaple, is a trampoline filled centre of fun, where guests can bounce, bounce and bounce some more. 

Extreme Jump Sessions include the use of all 8 adrenaline activities, such as the Battle Beam, Performance Trampolines, FreeStyle, Dodgeball and Airball - so there's something for all the family. 

They advise customers to book online in advance to ensure you don't miss out. 

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Watermouth Castle

Watermouth Castle

A lovely Victorian Castle with interesting displays that is also home to a family theme park with rides, maze, dungeons, play areas and beautiful landscaped gardens.

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Let’s Go! (Ten-pin bowling and skating)

Let’s Go! (Ten-pin bowling and skating)

Right next door to the Barnstaple Hotel, Let's Go! is a state of the art centre that features tenpin bowling and a unique indoor skating rink. Great fun for the whole family to enjoy.

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Affinity Devon

Affinity Devon

Fantastic shopping with over 30 stores from famous national brands, offering a fantastic variety of offers on normal retail prices. Clothes, food and drink, and regular events - what more could you want from a shopping trip? Open seven days a week.

Plus, North Devon’s new exciting indoor soft play centre World of Wonder is now open! If you’re looking for something new and exciting to do with the kids then you’re in luck. Check-in at the WOW airport and take off down the runway slide to explore, discover and play in some of the world’s most famous places. There’s an interactive role-play area with a hairdressers, bookshop and cafe in addition to the main play frame, and for toddlers with bags of energy, wear them out in the separate area designed especially for under 4’s.

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Dartington Crystal

Dartington Crystal

See the world-famous range of Dartington Crystal and try your hand at glass blowing. From the Visitor Centre, you'll learn all about the glassmaker's history, see their famous creations and shop to you drop for homeware and gift items. Then it's time for a tour of the factory to see the glassmakers at work, blowing and shaping glass to create pieces you may have at home.

As a guest at the Barnstaple Hotel, you’ll receive 2 for 1 entry. 

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Quince Honey Farm

Quince Honey Farm

The all-new Quince Honey Farm in South Molton is just ‘bee-autiful’! 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 living bees without needing protective equipment! The Play Hive adventure park is where you’ll find Critter Encounters and the large indoor soft play area. There is also an outdoor play and seating area for when the sun is shining.

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Don’t forget you have free use of our Leisure Facilities including a heated indoor and outdoor pool during your stay.

We also offer discounts to many local attractions to help you make the most of your stay.