Things To Do

 

Local Attractions

 

Arlington Court, National Trust house and carriage museum.

Crafts, fairs, walks and other activities throughout the year. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/arlington-court-and-the-national-trust-carriage-museum

 

Atlantis Adventure Park

Indoor play area, mini golf, maze, bungee trampolines, panning for gold, water rides and more.  www.atlantisadventurepark.co.uk

 

Atlantic Village Outlet Shopping

Up to 50% off brands including Nike, Gap, M&S, Cotton Traders, Denby.  www.atlanticvillage.co.uk

 

Bee and Honey Activity Centre

Honey making demonstrations, kids activities, indoor play area and shop. http://www.quincehoneyfarm.co.uk/

 

Borough Farm

Sheepdog and falconry displays.  Farmyard show and a chance to meet the animals at the after show BBQ. www.boroughfarm.co.uk

 

Broomhill Sculpture Gardens

Outstanding sculptures set in beautiful gardens. http://www.broomhillart.co.uk/sculpturegardens/

 

Castle Hill

A few minutes from the Farm and open all year round (closed on Saturdays).  Extensive, beautiful gardens in the grounds of the 18th century house with events held regularly for children and families.  www.castlehilldevon.co.uk

 

Cinema, Barnstaple

See their website for the current program – www.barnstaple.scottcinemas.co.uk

 

Clovelly Village

Dating from the 14th century this timeless village has craft shops, boat rides and donkey rides with a picture perfect harbour. Events listed on website. www.clovelly.co.uk

 

Coombe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park

Dinosaur Park, indoor play centre, underground Tomb of the Pharoahs, train rides, seal lion shows, monkeys, lions, meerkats and lots more. www.wildlifedinosaurpark.co.uk

 

Dartington Glass

Open all year round, witness glass blowing or enjoy some of the activities such as making glass jewellery.  Seconds shop, café and restaurant.  www.dartington.co.uk

 

Dragon Archery

Archery lessons and activities.  Must be pre booked.  http://www.dragonarchery.co.uk/w/

 

Exmoor Zoo

Cheetah, Puma, Lynx.  Chance to hold, touch or just watch snakes and spiders, talks and feeding the animals   www.exmoorzoo.co.uk

 

Funderzone

Kids indoor activity centre, 5 minutes drive away. http://www.funderzone.co.uk/

 

Heddon Valley coastal walk

Stunning coastal views. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/heddon-valley

 

Ilfracombe Aquarium

Aquarium packed with local fish and crustacians and the Pier Café. www.ilfracombeaquarium.co.uk

 

Ilfracombe Sea Safari

Boat rides around the North Devon coast  http://www.ilfracombeseasafari.co.uk/

 

H2 Activities

Coasteering, surfing etc,  http://www.h2outdoor.co.uk/

 

Lundy Island

Reached by boat, Lundy is three and half miles long and half a mile wide, it has Lundy ponies, puffins, spectacular coastal walks, a Tavern serving food and drinks and plenty more to offer. www.lundyisland.co.uk

 

Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway

A unique Victorian water powered lift from Lynmouth Bay.  Homemade cream teas served at the top f the ride with spectacular views over the Bristol Channel www.cliffrailwaylynton.co.uk

 

Milky Way Adventure Park

Kids adventure centre with rides, indoor play, live shows and sports. http://www.themilkyway.co.uk/

 

North Devon Leisure Centre

Tennis, badminton, swimming pool.  http://www.leisurecentre.com/north-devon-leisure-centre

 

Pebble Ridge Golf and Go-Karts

Mini golf and go-karts for all ages! www.gokartingpebbleridge.co.uk

 

Portmore Golf Club

Golf club, with café and bar open to all   www.portmoregolf.co.uk

 

Queens Theatre in Barnstaple

Various plays and shows, see their website for the current program. www.northdevontheatres.co.uk

 

RHS Garden at Rosemoor

A RHS garden which also runs regular events for families and children throughout the year www.rhs.org.uk/gardens

 

RSPB Isley

Activities for kids and adults, events. https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/find-a-reserve/reserves-a-z/reserves-by-name/i/isleymarsh/

 

Rock&Rapid Adventure Centre

Indoor rock climbing, outdoor coasteering. www.rockandrapidadventures.co.uk

 

Southdown Adventure Centre

Archery, clay shooting, Zorb ball, air rifles. www.southdownadventure.com

 

Skern Lodge Ourdoor Activity Centre

Kayaking, climbing, zip wire etc http://skernlodge.co.uk/

 

Steam Train Rides

Departing from Woody Bay Station near Lynton, ride in the carriage or have the opportunity to ride on the foot plate.  Shop and café on site.  www.lynton-rail.co.uk

 

Tarka Trail Cycle Hire

Hired from Barnstaple train station, bikes can be hired to cycle the 21 miles of flat, traffic- free track around north Devon  www.tarkabikes.co.uk

 

Tarka Pottery Studio

Have a go on a potter’s wheel, pottery painting etc.  Lots for kids and adults but needs to be booked in advance.  www.tarkapottery.co.uk

 

The Big Sheep

Live shows – including sheep racing, roller coaster, indoor play area, animal farm, fairground rides, jumping pillows, café and restaurant .    www.thebigsheep.co.uk

 

The Ultimate Adventure Centre

Wipeout Experience (including the big red balls) coasteering, archery, laser tag, high ropes and zip wires.  www.ultimateadventurecentre.com

 

Watersmeet Gorge Walk

Gorge walk, woodlands, tea garden and shop https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/watersmeet

 

Watersports Adventure Centre

Jet ski safari (10-13 year olds as passengers), 14-17 can drive on safari. Over 18 jet skis, cuba diving, cliff jumping etc. www.activeescape.co.uk

 

Wildlife Cruises

Available from Ilfracombe (booking required).  Cruises often see porpoises and dolphins.  www.ilfracombeprincess.co.uk

 

The Owners have not attended all of these attractions but if you do, please let us know if they are recommended by leaving a note in the Visitors Book.

More information available at www.staynorthdevon.couk/whattodo (things to do, places to eat, places to visit and What’s on in the area).

 

Food and takeaways

The Castle pub in Landkey is a 5 minute walk away.  A high standard of food for lunches and evening meals www.thecastleinnlandkey.co.uk and a friendly atmosphere.

The Portmore Golf Club is 5 minutes drive away and has a bar and café, perfect for lunch with views across the course.   No need to be a member or to play golf!  www,portmoregolf.co.uk

Other local pubs include The Bell Inn in Chittlehampton (good food, we would particularly recommend their locally caught fish and chip night) www.thebellatchittlehampton.co.uk

The Stags Head at Filleigh www.stagshead.co.uk bar meals and restaurant, but make sure you have booked as it is very busy (and a little more expensive).

The New Inn at Goodleigh, friendly pub with good food.  www.thenewinnatgoodleigh.co.uk

Award winning fish and chips from a van which will be outside the village shop from 5pm to 6pm every Monday.

Indian, who deliver to the Farm, The Spice of India 01271 323591 www.spiceofindiabarnstaple.co.uk.

Domino’s Pizza also deliver to the Farm www.dominos.co.uk/barnstaple.

McDonalds drive through and restaurant, 5 minutes away, EX32 8PB

The village shop is a 5 minute walk away and stocks essentials, also includes a Post Office.

Tesco is the nearest supermarket, 5 minutes away EX32 8PG, where there is also a cashpoint machine and petrol station.