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Fun family activities near Shaldon

Pennywell Farm, Buckfastleigh

Head to the edges of Dartmoor and Pennywell Farm where the kids can get friendly with a whole range of cute and cuddly animals. There are activities happening where everyone can get hands on interaction with the animals. Just some of the animals to look out for include rabbits, miniature ponies, lambs, alpacas and miniature pigs.

Woodlands Family Theme Park, Dartmouth

All the family will enjoy some thrilling rides at the largest theme park in the South West. At Woodlands, you are guaranteed all weather fun when you have a go on the Watercoasters, Taboggan Run or Avalanche Ride, and experience real G-force on the high flying Swingship.

Splashdown Quaywest, Paignton

Head along the coast from Shaldon to a fun – and wet – day out at the water park. There are slides, rides, wave machines and more that the kids will surely enjoy. The park is also close to the beach, so you can even take a picnic with you and do some sunbathing too!


Haldon Forest Park, Exeter

If you want to see some of the stunning Devon scenery, a trip to Haldon Forest Park will get you out into nature. You can explore the park on bikes, on foot, or even in the tree tops by visiting the Go Ape centre and booking a slot to zipline through the trees. This place is great for the family to see some of the best wildlife and nature in South Devon.

Dawlish Warren Beach

If you want all your family activities in one place, then the beach at Dawlish Warren will have everything you need, with miles of Blue Flag beach, a golf course, amusement arcades and tonnes of pubs, fish and chips and gift shops where you can pick up a souvenir to remember your fun holiday in South Devon!