15 Things To Do Near Devon Cliffs

15 things to do near Devon Cliffs

Devon Cliffs is set in a gorgeous location next to the award-winning Sandy Bay beach.

There are many fantastic activities to entertain the whole family on Haven’s biggest holiday park.

And if you’re looking for days out to explore the local area, there are lots of places of interest and things to do near Devon Cliffs.

World of Country Life

World of Country Life is a fantastic, all weather family fun day out for everyone less than half a mile away from Devon Cliffs.

From spotting the wildlife on a ride on the deer train, feeding the animals in the pet centre to weasel racing and watching the Birds of Prey flying display, this award-winning attraction is a firm favourite with visitors of all ages.

  • Pet centre, lambs, goats, birds of prey
  • Outdoor adventure play area, huge air bouncer, slides
  • Farming museum, Victorian street
  • Steam engines, classic cars, motorcycles
  • Restaurant, food barn

Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre

Hawkridge is a bird of prey sanctuary that is not open to the public. For personal 1-1 experiences with the birds and handling courses, you’ll have to book in advance for a brilliant, unique experience.

You can book a hawk walk or a half day experience and receive unforgettable hands on experience flying a variety of birds of prey, guided by the patient, enthusiastic staff.

Powderham Castle

For an enchanting day out less than 5 miles away from Devon Cliffs, there are lots to explore at historic Powderham Castle.

Set in a deer park among acres of wild, scenic countryside to walk, there are many attractions for all ages. Fascinating guided tours lead you back in time through the castle’s history, architecture, spooky halls and landings, and secret doorways.

Lovely, landscaped gardens include the Woodland and Rose Gardens, which are perfect for relaxing. Children will love the walled garden, home to the Harry the donkey and Tessa the tortoise, the play fort with zip wires, pet corner and deer safari at one of the most beautiful locations in Devon.

  • Cafes, refreshments
  • Wildlife, deer safaris
  • Guided tours

Sidmouth Toy and Model Museum

Dinky and Corgi cars, Triang pedal cars, and the teddy bear picnic, Sidmouth Toy and Model Museum is a trip down memory lane for parents and lots of fun for the children.

The museum is home to an impressive, unique collection of toys and models spanning generations laid out in six different sections.

There’s a model railway, a Pelham Puppets display, walking teddy bears and 22,000 matchsticks making a model of the Titanic.

Come rain or shine, the museum is a fabulous day out for all ages, just 7 miles from Devon Cliffs.

  • Contemporary and vintage toys
  • Working model train, cable car
  • Model village
  • Dr Who, Star Wars


Set in 400 acres of 18th-century wood and parkland, this is a blissful location for a gentle stroll or a more strenuous walk.

There are a variety of forest and park trails to suit all abilities, dens, and hidden swings, and glorious across the Exmouth estuary.

Mamhead is an ideal, safe location for the children to run and play, about 7 miles from Devon Cliffs, a relaxing, memorable day out in the peaceful Devon countryside.

  • Range of walks and trails, including wheelchair accessible
  • Dog walks
  • Popular café

Sandy Bay Beach

Part of the Roatan Marine Park preserve, Sandy Bay Beach is an award-winning, secluded, sandy beach, a stone’s throw from Devon Cliffs.

Sandy Bay Beach is a safe beach with lifeguards, popular for water sports during the summer, including snorkelling and kayaking.

Rockpools and over a mile of white sand make Sandy Bay beach a paradise for families with children. A reef runs parallel to the beach, with corals and tropical fish.

  • Privately owned, unspoilt sandy beach
  • Watersports
  • Lifeguards
  • Refreshments

Sea Kayak, Exmouth

Suitable for beginners and the more experienced, Sea Kayak Tours will teach you all the basics and guide you on an adventure along the glorious East Devon coast.

The tours led by experienced instructors take you on a scenic adventure, which includes wildlife watching, relaxing on a hidden beach and bushcraft.

Less than 3 miles from Devon Cliffs, Sea Kayak is a wonderful activity for individuals, groups and families, and you don’t need to be particularly fit to enjoy the experience.

  • Tour options:
  • Exe Estuary from Exmouth -Topsham, wildlife, rare birds
  • Jurassic Coast from Exmouth- Budleigh Salterton, ancient sea stacks, secluded coves, World Heritage Site

Lily Farm Vineyard

Lily Farm Vineyard is a charming, small family-run vineyard in the heart of the tranquil Devon countryside is well worth a visit.

You’ll be taken on a relaxing, informative walk through the vineyard and then invited to a wine tasting.

This is a relaxing, educational, friendly attraction about 2 miles from Devon Cliffs if you enjoy a glass of wine.

  • Snacks, tea, and coffee
  • Excellent value for money
  • Gift shop

Ocean, Exmouth

Ocean is one of Exmouth’s top indoor attractions, with many activities to keep everyone entertained. Activities include state of the art 12 lane bowling alley, soft play, arcades, and various eateries. You’ll need to book your slot for the play areas.

  • Contactless SEGA machines, arcades
  • Vast 0-11 play area
  • 3 storeys 0-5s soft play frame
  • 2 restaurants, local food

Exmouth Lifeboat Station

Everyone loves the lifeboats, and for a free chance to learn about the RNLI, and a tour of the station, Exmouth Lifeboat Station is on Foxhole Beach, just over a mile from Devon Cliffs.

Free, fact-filled 40-minute tours are available every weekend and most weekdays.

On and offshore lifeboats are on display, explained by knowledgeable volunteers. There are panoramic views from upstairs.

  • Open 9-4 most days, weekends
  • Close to beach

Raceworld Ltd

For an exciting, action-packed day out with older children, Raceworld is the top karting venue in the southwest and is under 7 miles from Devon Cliffs.

Professional race equipment is provided on a demanding, fast 400m circuit, including a flyover bridge. Karts are easy to drive and reach speeds of approximately 40 mph.

The experienced staff at Raceworld offer encouraging tips and coaching between sessions. The minimum age for the twin seater Karts is 7, and Cadet Karts are available for young people aged 11+ who do not meet the height requirements.

  • Range of state-of-the-art karts, including dual-controlled two seaters for less confident drivers
  • Viewing area
  • Easy to drive Karts
  • Instructors on hand to ensure the best experience

Exmouth Land Train

A £4 ride on the hop on and off Exmouth Land Train is a fantastic way to discover the sandy beaches, quirky shops, and scenery at one of Devon’s oldest resorts.

The train runs from the town centre to the sea on a circular route and is about 2 miles from Devon Cliffs. The trip lasts an hour, and Exmouth Ambassadors provide an informative local guide to local landmarks and places of interest area on a fun, relaxing hour-long trip.

Fairlynch Museum and Arts Centre

Fairlynch Museum is housed in a lovely, thatched cottage near Budleigh Salterton, packed with local history and exhibits, including lace making, costumes and photograph collections.

There’s lots of information about famous historical figures and a basement on local smuggling. A visit is a delightful way to while away an afternoon and learn about East Devon’s heritage.

  • Excellent value for money
  • Working polyphon
  • Open 11.30-4.30

Crealy Theme Park

Crealy Theme Park is an award-winning attraction with over 60 different rides and activities set in over 100 acres of beautiful countryside.

Suitable for all ages, from toddlers to grandparents, there are 100 animals to pet and many activities to enjoy.

From thrilling rides to undercover soft play areas, this is a fantastic family attraction at Clyst St Mary, under 7 miles from Devon Cliffs.

  • Terrific value family ticket; most rides are free
  • Picnic areas
  • Refreshments

Jurassic Paddle Sports

A fantastic activity for everyone, Jurassic Paddle Sports provides everything you need including paddle boards, kayaks, surfboards and wet suits, and friendly expert instruction and supervision.

This is a superb introduction to a range of water sports for the whole family, individuals or groups, excellent value for money and perhaps the best way to explore the picturesque Devon coast.

Jurassic Paddle Sports is located on Sidmouth Beach, about 7 miles from Devon Cliffs.

  • Friendly, expert coaching
  • Single, tandem, and family kayaks
  • Affordable, safe, child-friendly sessions

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