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Top 5 Family Attractions in South Devon

Looking for family attractions in South Devon? There’s an abundance of things to do for all the family in South Devon, from adventure parks and wildlife parks to exploring the many beaches and rockpools. Here’s just a few to check out:

1/Woodlands, Dartmouth

Located just 20 minutes from the Cricket Inn Woodlands is one of the largest family theme parks in the South West offering a fun-filled day out for all the family. Covering 90 acres there’s a whole host of activities to keep children and adults alike entertained, from large indoor play area, zoo farm, water rides and outdoor adventure parks.

2/Pennywell Farm, Buckfastleigh

The award-winning Pennywell Farm offers a great day out for all the family. Feed baby animals, race ferrets, meet hedgehogs, explore ponds and enjoy fantastic entertainers every day during the Devon school holidays. You can even cuddle one of the world famous Pennywell Miniature piglets or groom and pamper our very sociable pint-sized ponies. Pennywell Pig Racing takes place every afternoon at 2.30pm. 

3/Paignton Zoo, Paignton

Located approximately 45 minutes from the Cricket Inn has an incredible 2000 animals spread across 80 acres. Get up close to some of the animal wonders of the world across specially designed habitats – from the Savannah to the wetlands and the tropical forest. Find out more about Paignton Zoo.

4/National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth

Discover an underwater world at the UK’s largest aquarium. Explore the largest native exhibition in the UK, see fish you’ve never heard of and spot the more familiar animals that live closer to our doorstep. As you dive deeper into the aquarium, the Eddystone Reef tank will blow your mind with the UK’s largest single-tank viewing panel.

5/Steam Railway and River Boat Company, Dartmouth

Winner of the Tourism Experience of the year and Business of the year 2013 (South West), the Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company are unique in offering combined steam railway, river and sea adventures for days out in Devon. The Round Robin is an award-winning full day out – a steam train journey, ferry crossing, river cruise and bus ride, it is easy to see why it’s got the title it deserves.

The Cricket Inn is the perfect base to explore all the family attractions in South Devon and offers 3 family rooms: Lords which sleeps up to 4 people and overlooks the sea, along with Headlingley and Old Trafford which sleeps up to 3 people. The beach is situated just opposite the pub and offers the perfect children’s playground come rain or shine. The children’s menu features a variety of options, from the renowned fish and chips or grilled fish and mash to macaroni cheese and chicken goujons.