Devon Tourist Attractions
Stay at Welcome Family Holiday Park and experience the beautiful beaches on your doorstep and an endless list of the varied Devon tourist attractions to suit everyone.
Time to enjoy Devon!
Devon is a stunning and fun location for a family holiday with an incredible amount of varied entertainment and beautiful places to visit for the day – Devon really does have something for everyone!
Staying at Welcome Family is a great idea if you want to experience the tourist attractions in Devon and Cornwall. We welcome thousands of holiday makers from the UK and abroad every year and if you haven’t stayed with us before, let us tell you a little bit more about what you can see on your trip:–
The Very Best Devon Tourist Attractions
You’ll never be bored when there’s so much to do in the area, from zoos to adventure parks, unique steam railway journeys and boat trips – the list is endless.
We’ve linked up with some of the very best Devon tourist attractions to enable Welcome guests to get specially reduced entrance prices, making family days out a must on your holiday.
Babbacombe Cliff Railway is the easiest way to travel down the cliffs from Babbacombe Downs to the delightful Oddicombe Beach. When you alight at the bottom you can relax on Oddicombe Beach and enjoy the fabulous vista.
Babbacombe Model Village on the english riviera is famous for its miniature landscaped gardens, leading it to be branded as one of Europe's Premier Model Villages and one of Torquay's most beautiful gardens.
Bring the past alive at Bygones – wander back in time and visit our life size victorian street complete with shops and pub. Don’t miss the 1940’s and 1950’s arcade of shops. Bygones is three ﬂoors of pure nostalgia for adults and a fascinating insight into the world of over 100 years ago for children.
With over 100 acres of fun and attractions, Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park provides the perfect family value day out, whatever the weather. There’s something to suit all tastes and ages with a host of thrilling rides, indoor and outdoor play areas and the chance to get up close to a range of cute and cuddly animals including goats, ponies and guinea pigs.
Steam trains travel seven miles along the most spectacular South Devon coast down into the Dart Valley, a designated area of outstanding beauty. Dartmouth River Boats operates on the stunning River Dart offering daily scheduled services.
Jump on board for family fun in the Exe Valley! Train rides, model railways, indoor and outdoor play areas, drive your own rides, model village, crazy golf and more. Great value, whatever the weather. See our leaﬂet to see what’s in store!
Set within the beautiful grounds of Verbeer Manor, Diggerland is the UK's most unique theme park attraction. An adventure park, centred on construction equipment, Diggerland gives children and adults the opportunity to ride and drive real diggers and dumpers! With over 18 different rides and drives there's something for everyone.
The Donkey Sanctuary, set within east Devon’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, welcomes visitors to enjoy meeting some of hundreds of donkeys on site. Entry is free but donations are invited to support the charity’s work in rescuing and caring for donkeys and mules in desperate need the world over.
Kents Cavern in Torquay is an extensive labyrinth of caverns with spectacular natural formations, widely used by prehistoric people. This all weather attraction provides tours of the cavern which are led by
entertaining guides - they also holds regular events including Ghost Tours.
Take a journey around the coasts of the world where amazing animals live life on the edge. You will see a wide range of birds and mammals, including our friendly free-roaming penguins, playful South American fur seals and mischievous Asian otters. With outdoor and indoor exhibits, there’s plenty to see and do whatever the weather.
The Miniature Pony Centre is home to our yummy mummy ponies and their cuddly babies. With our indoor and outdoor play areas, trampolines and our Paddock View Café, it is a fun day out for all the family and best of all, you can get close to pet the ponies and other animals.
Come and explore the big wild world at Paignton Zoo, the King of Zoos! Discover more animals than any other zoo in the south west for a really wild time. There are indoor and outdoor play areas, the Jungle Express train (seasonal) and uniquely, six different habitats that mimic the animals’ natural environment.
Enjoy Devon’s friendliest day out at Pennywell Farm. With a different animal activity, show or display every half hour, friendly animals and four FREE rides, you won’t waste a single minute.
Just a short drive away there is Powderham Castle. Here you'll find entertaining guided castle tours, nature trails, play area, pets corner and deer park or simply take time to relax and enjoy the stunning views.
Come to Multi Award Winning family run Quad World - there are two exciting circuits to ride and the Main Half Mile Circuit is suitable for everyone. Excellent fun for all the family of any age (6+ to ride on their own), all abilities, disabilities, experienced or not, everyone is welcome.
Set in an acre of woodland garden above the attractive coastal village of Shaldon, you'll find Shaldon Zoo, home to some of the rarest and most endangered animals in the world. Why not make the most of your visit and book a unique animal encounter, where you could meet a meerkat or feed a lemur!
Just the ticket for a fabulous day out, a trip on the South Devon Railway is a fantastic steam train journey that will take you steaming back in time!
A great day out for family and friends Splashdown Quaywest is the UK’s biggest outdoor waterpark, a great day out for all! From sun lovers to thrill seekers, brilliantly combining 8 super ﬂume rides and some of the English Riviera’s most spectacular views – It’s ﬂuming good fun for everyone!
Situated in the middle of a superb level sea-front, we offer all sorts of traditional seaside amusements, video games, prize ticket games and gamblers, two-lane Ten-pin bowling and a Dance machine. On the Fun Deck there is a mini Railway, Radio Controlled Boating Pool and children’s go-karts.
Don't miss a visit to Devon’s largest Family Theme Park. Experience white knuckle rides, fly down watercoasters, meet mesmerizing animals, discover 5 ﬂoors packed with indoor fun and much more - there are adventures and to keep the whole family occupied all day at Woodlands!
Plenty to see and plenty to do in beautiful Devon!
As well as the many Devon tourist attractions, there is so much else to do and see in this picturesque part of the UK.
Just a 30 minute drive away is scenic Torbay with its myriad of beautiful beaches and sheltered coves. Torquay, Paignton and Brixham are traditional seaside towns which make up the popular English Riviera.
Travelling in the opposite direction, again only about 30 minutes away, you’ll find the historic city of Exeter. Here you can visit the beautiful cathedral or perhaps indulge in some retail therapy in the town centre where you’ll find a great selection of high street shops including big name brands and unique independent retailers.
We often get asked about places to go on a day out when staying at Welcome Family with your dog, so we here's a few ideas…
South Devon features historic market towns surrounded by coasts and countryside, each boasting a rich and ancient heritage. Here is a quick guide to some of the more popular local towns to visit
If you are looking for a beach guide of South Devon, here are a few worth visiting on a daytrip
Travelling on the Riviera Line may be the single best way to take an overview of the gorgeous surroundings in this part of the country – the famed English Riviera.
A vast expanse of gorse and heather covered hills with spectacular tors (immense granite rock formations) which add a unique character to the landscape. The park contains some of the most unspoilt villages in the country and is home to hardy breeds of sheep and cattle, and of course, the famous Dartmoor ponies.
Discover the beauty of South Devon, with a day trip on the “Round Robin”. Steeped in history, and rich in beautiful surroundings, South Devon has plenty to get all the family outdoors.
And if you’re looking for day trip ideas, here’s one that you will love…
Discover two of the many fine castles and houses to be found in Devon – Powderham Castle and Berry Pomeroy Castle.