Things to Do In Devon

Whatever you'd like to do with your time in Devon, there are ample opportunities for you! Whether it's action sports, gentle walking, striding across the moors, or fun filled activities for all the family,

Devon can supply something to suit your tastes! There are lots of great cultural things to do as well - craft workshops, art galleries, cultural events and music festivals. Choose your activities in Devon from the list below!

Involving Animals: Wildlife and Aquaria

Castles, Houses and Stately Homes from The National Trust and English Heritage

Central Devon things to do and places to go

South Devon things to do and places to go - coming soon!

North Devon things to do and places to go


Sports & Exercise in East Devon

Leisure East Devon or LED operates nine well-equipped Sports Centres throughout East Devon.

Facilities available include swimming pools in the towns of Exmouth, Honiton and Sidmouth, and fully and professionally equipped gyms in Exmouth, as well as Honiton, Sidmouth, Ottery St Mary and the charming town of Axminster.

 Multiple activity sports halls are available, as are squash courts, outside sports/tennis courts, and day/night floodlit astroturf pitches.

There is also East Devon Tennis Centre, which incorporates six indoor courts, a cafe-bar and function rooms. Use the Links to find out more about each centre.

www.ledleisure.co.uk

 


These are the areas used in the listings:



This is a list of things to do in Devon, more details of which can be found on the pages linked above and to the left in the menu bar. If you'd like your attraction to be added to this list and the pages on this website, email suppliers @ devon-visitor-guide.co.uk

Ashburton

River Dart Country Park (01364) 652511

Ashburton Museum  (01364) 652648

Ashcombe

Ashcombe Adventure Centre, 01626 866766

Axminster

Burrow Farm Gardens, Axminster (01404) 831285

Axminster Museum, Axminster tel: (01297) 35397 open 29 May 2001

Barnstaple

Riverton House & Lakes Coarse Angling Centre, Barnstaple tel: (01271) 830009

Exmoor Zoological Park (01598) 763352

North Devon Karting Centre, Barnstaple

North Devon Farm Park, Landkey, Barnstaple (01271) 830255

North Devon Leisure Centre (01271) 373361

Queens Theatre, Barnstaple (01271) 327357

Marwood Hill Gardens (01271) 342528

Lee Ford Gards, Budleigh Salterton tel: (01395) 445894

Jungleland, Barnstaple tel: (01271) 343884

Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon,Barnstaple (01271) 346747

Blakewell Fisheries, Muddiford, Barnstaple (01271) 344533

Barnstaple Heritage Centre (01271) 373003

Barnstaple and North Devon Museum (01271) 346747

Brannams Pottery, Barnstaple (01271) 343035

Broomhill Sculpture Gardens, Barnstaple

Bickington

Gorse Blossom Railway, Bickington (01626) 821361

Bideford

Hartland Abbey, House and Gardens 01884 860225

Hartland Quay Museum 01288 331353

Docton Mill & Gardens, Hartland, Bideford (01237) 441369

Atlantic Village, Bideford (01237) 473901

Bideford Railway Museum, Bideford (01237) 423585

The BIG Chicken, Bideford - (01237) 472366

Bovey Tracey

House of Marbles, Bovey Tracey (01626) 835358

Cardew Tea Pottery, Bovey Tracey (01626) 832172

Devon Guild of Craftsmen, The Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey 01626 832223

Bradworthy

Gnome Reserve & Wildflower Garden, near Bradworthy (0870) 845 9012

Braunton

Croyde Gem Rock & Shell Museum, Croyde, Braunton (01271) 890407

Braunton & District Museum, Braunton (01271) 816688

Brixham

Berry Head National Nature Reserve, Brixham 01803-883262

Brixham Aquarium, Brixham tel: (01803) 882204

Deep Exhibition, Brixham tel: (01803) 858444

Buckfastleigh

South Devon Railway Trust, The Station, Buckfastleigh, South Devon, TQ11 0DZ. Tel: South Devon Steam Railway, Buckfastleigh (01364) 642338

Pennywell Farm, Buckfastleigh (01364) 642023

Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh (01364) 645500

Buckfast Spinning Company

The Buckfastleigh Vintage Bus 01626 644522

Buckfastleigh Butterfly & Otter Sanctuary (01364) 642916

Butterfly & Otter Sanctuary, Buckfastleigh (01364) 642916

Buckland Monachorum

Garden House, Buckland Monachorum (01822) 854769

Budleigh Salterton

Otterton Mill, Budleigh Salterton (01395) 568521

Fairlynch Arts Centre & Museum, Budleigh Salterton tel: (01395) 442666

Lee Ford Gardens

Chudleigh

Ugbrooke House, Chudleigh - 01626 852179

The Rock Garden & Caves, Chudleigh - 01626 852134

Clovelly

Milky Way Adventure Theme Park, Nr Clovelly (01237) 431255

Clovelly Village, Nr Bideford (01237) 431200

Cockington

Cockington Court Craft Studios 01803-606035

Cockington Village and Country Park 01803-606035

Combe Martin

Combe Martin Motor Cycle Collection, Combe Martin tel: (01271) 882346

Combe Martin Museum 01271 882636

Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park, Combe Martin tel: (01271) 882486

Crediton

Down Saint Mary Vineyard, Crediton tel: (01363) 82300

Hunterswood Horse-riding Stables, Crediton 01363 77446

Croyde Bay

Cascades Tropical Adventure, Croyde Bay tel: (01271) 890671 part of Ruda Holiday Park

Cullompton

Quad World, Cullompton (01884) 33170

Dartmouth

Newcomen Engine House, Dartmouth (01803) 834224

Coleton Fishacre House and Garden, Brownstone Road, Kingswear, Dartmouth, Devon

Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth (01803) 832141

Dart Pleasure Craft Limited, Dartmouth (01803) 834488

Dartmouth Castle (01803) 833588

Dartmouth Museum, Dartmouth (01803) 832923

Dartmouth Pottery, Dartmouth (01803) 832258

Dawlish

Dawlish Museum tel: (01626) 866129

East Budleigh

Bicton Park Gardens, East Budleigh (01395) 568465

Exmouth

Stuart Line Cruises & Boat Trips, Exmouth (01395) 279693

Exmouth Museum, Exmouth (01395) 263785

The World of Country Life Sandy Bay Exmouth Devon EX8 5BU

Exeter

Spacex Gallery, Exeter (01392) 431786

St Nicholas Priory, Exeter (01392) 665858

River Exe Cruises (01395) 279693

Saint Nicholas Priory, Exeter (01392) 665858

Saddles and Paddles, Exeter Quayside (01392) 424241

Powderham Castle, Exeter - 01626 890243  

Northcott Theatre, Exeter (01392) 223999

Guildhall, Exeter (01392) 277888

Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter (01392) 665858

Fursdon House, Cadbury, Exeter tel: (01392) 860860 open Easter 01392 860860

Tuckers Hall, Exeter (01392) 436244

Quay House Visitor Centre, Exeter 01392 2652313

Exeter Picture House, Exeter (01392)

Exeter Racecourse, Exeter - 01392 832999

Exeter Cathedral, Exeter (01392) 214219

Exeter Phoenix (01392) 667080

Crealy Adventure Park, Clyst St Mary, Exeter (01392) 233200

Woodbury Pottery, Woodbury, Exeter tel: (01395) 233475

Turf Locks, Exeter

Underground Passages, Exeter 01392 665887

Bill Douglas Centre for the History of Cinema & Popular Culture, Exeter (01392) 264321

Canonteign Falls, Canonteign, Nr Exeter (01647) 252434

Connections Discovery Centre, Exeter tel: (01392) 265360

Bowhill House, Exeter (0117) 975 0700

Barnfield Theatre, Exeter (01392) 71808

Topsham Museum, Topsham, Exeter tel: (01392) 873244

Haldon Belvedere, Dunchideock - 01392 833668

Honiton

Skinners Ash Farm, Fenny Bridges, Honiton (01404) 850231

Dunkeswell Memorial Museum, Dunkeswell, Honiton (01404) 891943

Allhallows Museum, Honiton (01404) 44966

Ilfracombe

Watermouth Castle Theme Park (01271) 863879

Pack O' Cards Inn Ancient Museum, Ilfracombe tel: (01271) 882300

Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe

Dovetails Gallery, Ilfracombe tel: (01271) 864769

Ilfracombe Museum, Ilfracombe (01271) 863541

Ivybridge

South Dartmoor Leisure Centre, Ivybridge tel: (01752) 896999

Lukesland Gardens, Ivybridge 01752 893390

Famous Lee Mill Factory Outlet shop, Ivybridge (01752) 691100

Mill Leat Trout Farm & Mill Gallery, Ivybridge tel: (01548) 830172

South Dartmoor Leisure Centre, Ivybridge (01752) 896999

Kingsbridge

Cookworthy Museum, Kingsbridge  Tel: 01548 853235

Sorley Tunnel Adventure Farm: Sorley Tunnel Adventure Farm–(01548) 857711

 

Lynmouth & Lynton

Exmoor Brass Rubbing & Hobbycraft Centre, Lynmouth tel: (01598) 752529

Exmoor Coast Boat Trips 01598 752509

Glen Lyn Gorge, Lynmouth 01598 752509

Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway, Lynmouth (01598) 753908

Lynton & Lynmouth cliff path between the two villages is open along with the harbour, Manor Green and beach also the cliff railway is open daily 10.00am – 5.00pm.

Lynmouth Pottery (01598) 752449

Lynmouth Brass Rubbing (01598) 752529

Lyn & Exmoor Museum (01598) 752498

Lynmouth Flood Exhibition

Mortehoe

Mortehoe Heritage Centre 01271 870028

Moretonhampstead

Miniature Pony Centre ( 01647) 432400

Newquay

Holywell Bay Fun Park, Newquay tel: (01637) 830531

Newquay Zoo (01647) 873342

Waterworld, Newquay tel: (01637) 853828

Newton Abbott

Becky Falls Woodland Park Tel: (01647) 221259

Saint Lawrence Chapel (Old Grammar School), Newton Abbot tel: (01364) 653763

Stone Lane Gardens Birch & Alder Arboretum, Newton Abbot tel: (01647) 231311

Teign Valley Glass & House of Marbles, Newton Abbot tel: (01626) 835358

Plant World, Newton Abbot tel: (01803) 872939

Robert Tinnyunt Ceramics, Newton Abbot tel: (01626) 361011

Newton Abbot Races, Kingsteignton - 01626 353235

Moorland Crafts Centre, Haytor, Newton Abbot (01364) 2236

Newton Abbot Town & Great Western Railway Museum, Newton Abbot tel: (01626) 201121

Orchid Paradise, Newton Abbot (01626) 352233

Tuckers Maltings, Newton Abbot (01626) 334734

Prickly Ball Hedgehog Hospital (01626) 362319

Abbot Pottery, Newton Abbot 01626 334933

Trago Mills, Newton Abbot (01626) 821111

Okehampton

Stock in Trade, Hatherleigh, Okehampton (01837) 810624

Museum of Dartmoor Life, Okehampton (01837) 52295

Hatherleigh Pottery, Hatherleigh, Okehampton (01837) 810624

Dartmoor Railway Attraction, Okehampton (01803) 55637

Museum of Dartmoor Life, Okehampton (01837) 52295

Barometer World Museum, Okehampton (01805) 603443

Ottery St Mary

Escot Fantasy Gardens, Maze & Woodland, Escot, Fairmile, Ottery St. Mary, Devon

Escot Country Park & Garden, Ottery St Mary tel: (01404) 822188

Cadhay, Ottery St Mary tel: (01404) 812432 open Easter

Paignton

Seashore Trust: http://www.countryside-trust.org.uk/sc_education.htm

Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway (01803)553760

New Barn Angling Centre, Paignton (01803) 553602

Paignton Zoo (01803) 697500

Plymouth

Prysten House, Plymouth tel: (01752) 661414

Plymouth Boat Cruises, Plymouth (01752) 822797

Plymouth Children's Playzone, Plymouth

Plymouth Dome, Plymouth (01752) 603300

Plymouth Dry Ski Slope & Toboggan Run, (01752)600220

Plymouth Gin Distillery, Plymouth (01752) 665292

Plymouth Naval Base Museum & Tours, Plymouth

Plymouth Pavilions (01752) 222200

National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth (01752) 600301

Mount Batten Watersports Centre, Plymouth (01752) 404567

Merchants House Museum, Plymouth (01752) 304774

Theatre Royal, Plymouth (01752) 668282

Tamar Cruising, Plymouth (01752) 822105

Elizabethan House, Plymouth (01752) 253871

Dartmoor Wildlife Park & Conservation Park, Sparkwell, Plymouth - Tel: (01752) 837645

Barbican Glassworks, Plymouth (01752) 224777

Barbican Leisure Park, Plymouth (01752)222241

City Museum & Art Gallery, Plymouth (01752) 304774

Crownhill Fort, Plymouth (01752) 793754

Postbridge

Medieval Clapper Bridge, Postbridge 01822 880201.

Princetown

Dartmoor Prison Museum (01822 )890261

Salcombe

Salcombe Boat Tours 01548 844475

Salcombe Chocolate Factory

Salcombe Maritime & Local History Museum, Salcombe tel: (01548) 842389

Salcombe Maritime Museum, Old Town Hall, Market Street, Salcombe

Overbecks Museum and Garden,
Sharpitor, Salcombe, Devon

Seaton

Pecorama, Seaton (01297) 21542

Lyme Bay Cider, Seaton tel: (01297) 22887

Beer Quarry Caves, Beer, Seaton tel: (01297) 680282

Marine House At Beer, Arts & Pottery,  Seaton (01297) 625257

Sidmouth

Norman Lockyer Observatory & Planetarium, Sidmouth (01395) 579941

South Molton

Quince Honey Farm, South Molton (01769) 572401

South Molton Museum 01769 572951

South Molton Heritage Trail 01769 574233

International Animal Rescue, Ash Mill, South Molton (01769) 550277

Tavistock

Countryman Cider, Milton Abbot, Tavistock (01822) 870226

Morwellham Quay Historic Port & Copper Mine, Tavistock (01822) 832766

Teignmouth

The Grand Pier, Teignmouth - 01626 774367

Teignmouth Museum,  tel: (01626) 777041

Tiverton

Coldharbour Mill Working Wool Museum, Cullompton

Garden House Sculpture Studio,
The Garden House, Bickleigh, Tiverton, Devon

Grand Western Canal Countryside Park, Tiverton tel: (01884) 254072

Grand Western Horseboat Company, Tiverton tel: (01884) 253345

Bickleigh Castle, Bickleigh, Tiverton tel: (01884) 855363

Tiverton Castle, Tiverton tel: (01884) 253200

Devonshire’s Country Living Centre, Bickleigh, Tiverton (01884) 855419

Topsham

Bowling Green Marsh RSPB nature reserve, Topsham, Devon

Green Valley Cyder, Darts Farm, Topsham (01392) 876658

Torquay

Babbacombe Model Village, Torquay (01803) 315315

Torrington

RHS Rosemoor Garden, Great Torrington (01805) 624067

The Devon Photography Gallery/Plough Arts Centre Torrington (01805) 624624

Torrington 1646, Torrington (01805) 626146

Totnes

Sharpham Vineyard, Totnes (01803) 732203

High Cross House, Dartington Tel: 01803 864114

Goss Centre of Challenge & Adventure, Totnes (01803) 865592

Dartington Hall and Courtyard (01803) 862367

Totnes Castle, Totnes tel: (01803) 864406

Totnes Costume Museum — Devonshire Collection of Period Costume, Totnes tel: (01803) 862857

Totnes Elizabethan Museum Tel: 01803 863821

Totnes Guildhall, Totnes Tel 01803 862147

Totnes Pavilion (01803) 862992

Berry Pomeroy, Totnes - (01803) 866618

China Blue at Devon Ceramics, Totnes

Dartington Cider Press Centre, Totnes (01803) 864171

Dartington Crystal Limited, Torrington (01805) 626262

Uffcolme

Coldharbour Mill, Uffcolme 01884 840960

Torre Abbey, Torquay (01803) 293593

Taunton

Hemyock Castle  01884 680745

Torrington

Torrington 1646, Torrington (01805) 626146

Torquay

Riviera Centre, Torquay tel: (01803) 299992
The Rock Climbing & Caving Centre,

Kents Cavern, Torquay (01803) 215136

Wilton

Bakelite Museum (01984) 632133    

Winsford

Winsford Walled Gardens 01409 221 477

Yelverton

Yelverton Paperweight Centre, Yelverton tel: (01822) 854250


English Heritage in Devon www.english-heritage.org.uk

Berry Pomeroy Castle (01566) 7744911
Bayard's Cove Fort, Dartmouth (01566) 774911
Kirkham House, Paignton : (01566) 774911
Bowhill (0117) 975 0700
Dartmouth Castle (01803) 833588
Totnes Castle, Totnes (01803) 864406


The National Trust in Devon www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Shute Barton, Axminster 01297 34692
A La Ronde, Exmouth 01395 265514 -
Bradley Manor, Newton Abbot 01626 354513
Castle Drogo
Coleton Fishacre, Dartmouth 01803 752466
Greenway, Nr Churston Ferrers 01803 842382
Killerton House
Knightshayes Court, Tiverton 01884 254665
Overbecks Museum & Garden, Salcombe 01548 842893
Heddon Valley Shop, Barnstaple 01598 763402
Marker's Cottage, Exeter 01392 461546