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Parks and nature in Devon

Top parks

National Park
“Dartmoor National Park is one of the last great wildernesses in the uk with an inspirational landscape of the heather clad moors and rugged tors. Great place to visit and enjoy the the views whilst exploring the Park. Full day out to enjoy the beauty.”
  • 271 locals recommend
Zoo
“Perfect for a full day of family fun; this large zoo has various activities in & outdoors to keep you entertained. Entrance Fees Apply”
  • 52 locals recommend
Garden
“Beautiful gardens to inspire! A must for garden lovers! Good cafe and plant centre”
  • 55 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Very Good day out for families with children, one of the top theme Parks in the area.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Theme Park
“A great day out for kids with indoor and outdoor adventures and animal attractions ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Park
“Fun for all the family. Small theme park with rides, indoor adventure centre, archery and Merlin’s show (he was on Britain’s got talent)”
  • 30 locals recommend
Park
“Another must see. Get the ferry over or drive. They have a pitch and putt too. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Park
“Cardinham Woods has all the great adventure of outdoors life. Here you can walk around the trails stop off for a bite to eat at The Woods Cafe, jump on to your bike and do some serious cycling or just relax and have a barbie by the lake. A must to visit whilst In Cornwall.”
  • 43 locals recommend

Playgrounds

Playground
“Brilliant outdoor playground for kids of all ages, including a water play area in the summer. Free parking when off peak (check the signs). ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
“10 lanes of ten pin bowling, 5 floors of fun in the 'Screamers Playzone' with drop slides, a fully licensed bar and the 'Snack Bowl'”
  • 5 locals recommend
Playground
“nice open space with a Saturday morning parkrun and a nice rive walk into town”
  • 1 local recommends
Playground
“Fabulous fun for kids. Situated next to the beach, pier & cinema at Paignton.”
  • 1 local recommends
Playground
  • 1 local recommends
Playground
“Lovely park, you wouldn't even know it is there! Worth a little walk around....”
  • 1 local recommends
Playground
“Lustleigh, the prettiest village on the moor, don’t miss the tearoom or the walk by the cricket pitch with it’s chocolate box thatched houses. Chagford, a little further on, is also worth a visit.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Playground
“2 minute walk from house great park alongside river with playground and shop”
  • 1 local recommends

Beaches

Beach
“A Blue-Flag Award-winning beach backed by evergreens and scented pines. Shale and pebbles with a steep slope down to waters edge. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Beach
“This beach is fabulous. The Beachside Grill is excellent. This beach has its own pay car park. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Surf Spot
“Croyde is a lovely seaside village with a few cafes and shops. They have a great surf school there too.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Beach
“Historic building founded in 1196. See what life was like for a 12th century canon. Picturesque driveway. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Beach
“A lovely beach that has an amazing curry cafe in the evenings. You can buy your curry and take it down onto the beach to eat while you watch the sunset - beautiful! ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Beach
“Paignton boasts some of the best beaches on the English Riviera. Paignton Sands, Preston Sands, Goodrington Beach and Broadsands are beautiful sandy stretches. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Surf Spot
“With two kilometres of golden sands (at low tide), Sandymouth certainly lives up to its name. The stretch of National Trust sands allows dogs all year and is the ideal choice for families, boasting a café, parking and toilets alongside stunning natural features such as a waterfall and plethora of rock pools.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Beach
“Stunning beach reserved for swimming! Great beach shop selling local goodies! Park at Ready money car park, enjoy the beach and stroll down the Esplinade and into the Harbour town of Fowey. Stop on route for an afternoon tea at The Fowey Harbour Hotel”
  • 11 locals recommend

Trails

Trail
“A beautiful traffic free cycle/walking path from Braunton to Meeth. Most of the trail is riverside with lovely views and wildlife.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Trail
“This National Trust Property is absolutely stunning! Well worth a visit to here.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Antony House. Still lived in by the Carew family. Beautiful gardens and great tea room - Tim Burton’s version of Alice in Wonderland was filmed here in 2008.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Trail
“The South West Coast Path runs right past the front door - put on your walking boots and enjoy the sea air and breathtaking scenery ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Trail
“Nice walks, easy drive. Also Fatherford Woods is within walking distance from our accommodation and leads to Dartmoor if you like a longer walk with a pretty river and waterfalls. Please ask us for directions. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Trail
“Just a short walk from the village the views are incredible right down to the coastline and on the way wild swimming areas in the river”
  • 1 local recommends
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