Here you will find a selection of the best family days out in South Devon. Come rain or shine be exhilarated at the award winning adventure parks, feed the animals on the farm or discover wonderful creatures at the Marine and Wildlife centres.
(Distance from Thurlestone)
Woodlands Leisure Park, Dartmouth (12 miles)
Go wild with the best rides in Devon – An action packed day of indoor and outdoor fun for all the family
Totnes Rare Breeds Farm (16 miles)
Many rare and endangered species Petting Farm and British Wildlife
Dartmoor Zoological Park, Sparkwell (18 miles)
Over 200 animals, set in 30 acres of parkland
Pennywell Farm, Buckfastleigh (19 miles)
Devon’s friendliest day out! Enjoy hands on animal action and lots of play areas.
Award winning indoor and outdoor fun
Buckfast Butterfly Farm & Otter Sanctuary (20 miles)
Many exotic butterflies & moths, birds, fish & terrapins
National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth (20 miles)
A visual spectacular of the Atlantic Ocean
Occombe Farm, Paignton (21 miles)
Free day out at a working farm. Lots of daily events and nature trails
Paignton Zoo (22 miles)
Explore 80 acres of natural habitat and over 3000 animals!
Living Coasts, Torquay (25 miles)
A unique coastal zoo
River Dart Country Park, Ashburton (26 miles)
90 acres of lakes, woodland and parks along the River Dart with adventure playgrounds
Morwellham Quay, Tavistock (34miles)
Fun filled historical adventure in the heart of a World Heritage site and an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Dartmoor Miniature Pony Centre, Moretonhampstead (40 miles)
Lots of animals and activities in 20 glorious acres
Crealy Adventure Park, Exeter (45 miles)
Devon’s magical kingdom – With lots of action rides with indoor and outdoor fun