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Our favourite family days out in Devon

Fostering Devon table set up at Princesshay Exeter

Our lovely team have put together a list of their favourite places to visit in Devon over the summer holidays. There’s lots of activities for foster families to enjoy across the county, inside and outside, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Lot’s of these places offer free activities, making for fun, affordable days out in Devon.

Here our some of the teams’ top picks…

The Big Sheep

The Big Sheep offers rollercoasters, pedalos, and train and tractor rides. If the weather turns, there’s an indoor play centre, complete with soft play area and baby sensory room.

The Big Sheep – The best family day out in North Devon!

Stover Country Park

A stroll around Stover Lake is a favourite of our team. Look out for the abundance of wildlife that is around, including birds, insects and dragonflies.

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Pennywell Farm

Voted ‘Best Family Attraction in Devon’ in the 2023 Muddy Stilettos Awards, Pennywell Farm is a fun day out for all of the family. It allows visitors to get hands on and experience farm life. There are tractor rides, farm animals and lots of interactive activities to keep the whole family entertained.

Devon Tourist Attraction – Pennywell Farm Buckfastleigh

The Orange Elephant

Offering delicious homemade ice-creams, the Orange Elephant also has a summer meadow, play area and there’s even an ice cream drive-thru!

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Dartmoor National Park

Families can visit Dartmoor for walking, cycling, picnicking, wildlife watching and exploring amazing natural habitats. There’s so much of Dartmoor to see and explore!

VisitDartmoor – Official Tourism Website for Dartmoor


Located just outside of Dartmouth, Woodlands is the largest theme park in Devon. It’s got waterslides and large indoor and outdoor play areas. Lots of special events are taking place over the summer holidays at Woodlands, so there’s lots to keep the whole family entertained.

Woodlands Family Theme Park | Best Family Days Out in Devon (


With miles of parkland for exploring, Killerton is a great place to take your family and friends to get out in nature. There’s also a great cafe and play area.

Killerton | Devon | National Trust

Haldon Forest

Families can spend hours in the woodland at Haldon, following the Zog trail, walking, cycling or even mountain biking!

Haldon Forest Park | Forestry England

Canonteign Falls

Canonteign Falls is the perfect place for adventure, explore the walking trails, waterfalls and lakes, as well as play areas for all ages and a cafe.

Waterfalls, lakes and adventure play – Canonteign Falls

Your local library

When it’s time to take a break from all that exploring, you can visit one of Devon’s many libraries. You can borrow books, use library computers or take part in some the free activities available for children throughout the year.

Our Libraries – Devon (

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