AttractionsIt's not just beaches and wildlife that you can enjoy in the local area. There are also plenty of indoor and outdoor attractions for the whole family to enjoy. We've listed a few for you below.
Crealy Adventure Park
An award winning family attraction set in 100 acres of glorious Devon Countryside, Crealy Great Adventure Park is situated on the outskirts of Exeter, just off where the A38 joins the M5. With over 60 rides and attractions, including 75,000sq ft of indoor play and over 100 animals, Crealy provides a great day's out for the whole family.
The Steam Railway
The South Devon Railway is one of Devon’s and the West Country’s best loved tourist attractions and is the longest established steam railway in the south west. Ride the steam train and visit the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm and the Otter and Butterfly Sanctuary in the same day.
Canoe Adventures offer guided Voyager canoes trips from toddlers to grandparents and anyone in between! The canoes make 4-5 hour out and return journeys including riverside stops for ice cream and picnics along the River Dart. Join at Tuckenhay or at Stoke Gabriel, with Tuckenhay being a short 10 minute drive from Totnes.
Berry Pomery Castle
Tucked away in a steep valley five minutes drive from Totnes you will find the impressive, English Heritage managed, 15th-century Berry Pomery Castle. Intended to become the most spectacular house in Devon, the castle was never completed and abandoned in 1700. Enjoy the audio-tour and hear some of the castle's many ghost stories.
A fantastic day out for the family, Pennywell farm has a different activity on every half hour and plenty of animals to look at and feed as well. Hold the famous minature piglets, ride a pony, take a tractor ride, bounce on the trampolines, cuddle the bunnies, chicks and mice, and bottle feed a lamb. Pennywell farm always offers a friendly welcome and plenty of fun for everyone.
Totnes Rare Breeds Farm
A family owned attraction a 15 minute walk from the house, the Rare Breeds farm is a non-profit organisation which preserves endangered species of farm animals and the diversity of British wildlife. Feed the red squirrels, stroke the Eagle Owl, hold a guinea pig or touch a hedgehogs prickly spines. A good place to visit and great to leave the car behind for the day.
Woodlands Theme Park
With over 125,000sq ft of indoor fun and lots more rides outside, Woodlands is home to the best slides, the highest net climbs and the most daring adventures. Check out the 3 electrifying Watercoasters, the 500m Toboggan Run and the Avalanche Ride. Experience real G-force on the high flying Swingship and discover family rides and action challenges hidden in the woodland.
Have a wild day out at Paignton Zoo, just 15 minutes drive from the house. Home to 2000 creatures, six animal habitats, a Jungle Express train and indoor play areas, Paignton zoo provides a great family day out. Lions, tigers, gorillas, snakes and crocodiles are just a few of the creatures you'll meet on your visit.
Situated in Torquay on the waterfront, Living Coasts is a coastal zoo and aquarium and is an all weather attraction. Visitors can see penguins, seals, puffins, otters, octupuses and more. Below the decks explore more fascinating habitats and creatures, and take part in games, activities and panoramic underwater viewing areas of the stunning species.
The Devon Guild of Craftsmen
An acclaimed exhibition space for contemporary craft and design as well as a leading charity for craft education, Devon Guild of Craftsmen is situated in Bovey Tracey on the outskirts of Dartmoor. This large craft center offers inspiring exhibitions and events for people to buy, make and learn about contemporary craft.
Go Ape! at Haldon Forest
Enjoy Two 235m Zip Wires with views over Dartmoor National Park at Haldon Forest, Go Ape’s first Tree Top Adventure in the South West. If you’re looking for adventure then you'll undoubtedly enjoy the incredible 235m zip wire flying you from hilltop to hilltop.
Riverboat, Steam Train and Bus
A full and exciting day out, take the ferry down the river from Totnes to Dartmouth then have a little explore around the town. Take the ferry across the mouth of the River Dart to Kingswear, then hop on the steam train to ride to Paignton. Hop off at the beach and enjoy an ice cream before heading back to Totnes via open top bus.