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23rd February 2016 | Regional News

Devon’s Little Treasures

devon's little treasures

Devon is the perfect place for a fun filled family holiday. With loads of exciting activities on offer, you can relax knowing that there is lots to see and do to keep the little ones entertained.

With so much to explore, you won’t be short of places to visit and things to do. We’ve rounded up some of the best child–friendly activities Devon has to offer:

The Monkey House

The Monkey House is a small family run, friendly soft play cafe, where the little ones can run around on the two tier play area while the adults can either join in or relax with a coffee. Hot and cold food is prepared to order for when hunger strikes. Their menu offers a wide choice of foods at very reasonable prices. Entry is £3 for ages 2 and above, £1.50 under 2 and babies under 12 months play for free. (Get £1 off entry price if you quote “Parkdean Holidays” on entry.)

Find out more at:

Nearest park: Torquay (26 mins)

Monkey House

Image supplied by Monkey House

Ilfracombe aquarium

Families with young children should visit Ilfracome aquarium to enjoy the wonderful variety of local aquatic life they have on display in the exhibits. Located conveniently on Ilfracombe Pier alongside the harbour, there is also a Pier cafe with raised harbour view deck and Funky Fish Gift Shop. This year, Ilfracombe aquarium celebrates 15 years of service by offering a price freeze on admission.

Find out more at:

Nearest park: Ruda (27 mins)


Image supplied by Ilfracombe aquarium

Walking with llamas

Family walks at Peak Hill llamas are really popular – llamas are gentle, placid animals and their “Peak Hill boys” all have great characters and are great fun to walk with. The family walks can include activities such as grooming – and also “llama agility” which will definitely make a family holiday unforgettable!

Find out more at:

Nearest park: Torquay (40 mins)


Image supplied by Walking with Llamas


Diggerland is a great choice for families with young children because it provides ample fun for the whole family. Whether big or small, it’s every boys and girls dream to drive a digger and they can at Diggerland. A day at Diggerland can boost confidence and encourage precision, concentration, coordination and skill as well as provide a hugely exciting and fun day out.

Find out more at:

Nearest park: Torquay (36 mins)


Image supplied by Diggerland

For more information on places to visit while you are staying in Devon, please read here.


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