Activities & Fun for Families

Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve

Slapton Ley Centre is 8 minutes drive away and a 200 hectare National Nature Reserve. Owned by the Whitley Wildlife Trust and managed by the Centre, the Ley is the largest freshwater lake in the south west and is extensively used in the courses at Slapton. The surrounding coastline and nearby Dartmoor National Park provides unrivalled opportunities for field courses.

The National

The National Marine Aquarium was the first aquarium in the United Kingdom to be set up solely for the purpose of education, conservation and research. It remains Britain’s foremost aquarium and attracts 300,000 people per year.

Pennywell Farm and Wildlife Centre –

Pennywell Farm in Buckfastleigh is a multi award winning farm activity park and the biggest in the South West.


Woodlands is a leisure park based in Totnes with a variety of indoor and outdoor rides and activities
Dartmoor Otter and Buckfast Butterfly Sanctuary –
A Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary situated just off the A38 at Buckfastleigh.

Crealy Great Adventure Parks

A great family day at Crealy Adventure Parks in Devon and Cornwall.

Dartington Cider Press

The Dartington Cider Press Centre, a unique visitor centre with fifteen shops, eating places and workshops set in a village atmosphere. They offer a collection of fine foods, glass, traditional crafts, jewellery, pottery, books, toys, stationery, wood turning, gifts, kitchenware, world crafts, plants and two restaurants including Cranks.

Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoo is home to thousands of amazing animals and plants.

South Devon Railway –

Heritage steam Railway between Buckfastleigh and Totnes in South Devon, running beside the fast flowing river Dart.

Totnes Rare Breeds –

The Totnes rare breeds centre has holdings of rare breeds of sheep and goats and these are supplemented with a selection of owls, poultry, ducks, doves and domesticated animals. There hope is to increase the awareness of the importance of maintaining rare breeds and biodiversity.