We’ve put together some ideas for special days out while you stay with us. Our family fun attractions have families in mind with plenty to keep the little ones entertained. And some just for couples or groups of friends. Over to you to choose which ones you want to try...

Family fun

Paignton Zoo

Totnes Rd, Paignton TQ4 7EU

Enjoy a really wild time at Paignton Zoo with more than 2,500 animals to meet. Get up close to some with specially designed habitats from wetlands to tropical forests. Let kids run free in the play areas and hop aboard the Jungle Express.

Pennywell Farm

Lower Dean, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0LT

From pig cuddles, goat walking, egg collecting, and ferret racing… there is everything weird and wonderful at Pennywell Farm! A popular choice for families, it’ll have the little ones jumping for joy. To rest your feet, hop onto the tractor and trailer ride through the most scenic part of the farm. 

Prehistoric Caves

Ilsham Rd, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 2JF

Take your family for an underground adventure. Step back in time to the Stone Age as you explore the labyrinth of caverns at Kents Cavern. Home to Britain’s earliest humans and Ice Age beasts. This all-weather attraction offers plenty to do outside of the caves too, from woodland trails to family activities.

Woodlands Adventure Park

Woodlands Leisure Park, Blackawton, Totnes, South Devon, TQ9 7DQ

Come rain or shine, it’s the place to head if you’re looking for a day of action-packed fun. Get ready to scream on white-knuckle rides, send water splashing on the bumper boats, see wild and exotic new friends at the zoo-farm or burn off some energy at the indoor play centre. From tots to teens, everyone is catered for here.

Miniature Pony Centre

Wormhill Farm, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 8RG

Animal lovers will be right at home here in the heart of Dartmoor National Park. It’s just adorable... surround yourself with miniature ponies, tiny foals, giant donkeys, and podgy pigs! Be on the lookout for mini beasts, birds, and bunnies around the grounds. Bring your wellies for the muddy puddle adventures and have a hug ready for the fluffy friends you’ll find in pets paddock.


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Salcombe Gin School

The Boathouse, 28 Island Street, Salcombe, Devon, TQ8 8DP

Enter the world of gin! Take charge of a mini copper pot and develop and distil your very own bottle of gin. Learn all about Salcombe Gin while sipping a ‘Salcombe & Tonic’. Or check out the taster sessions on offer.

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Sharpham Vineyard

Sandridge Barton Wines, Waddeton Road, Stoke Gabriel, Devon, TQ9 6RL

Two of our favourite things. Handmade cheese and award-winning English wine, could you want anymore? Informal guided tasting, vine to wine tours and scenic vineyard walks, it’s all on offer here.


For golf lovers there are plenty of golf courses for you to tee off. Check out Dartmouth Golf and Country Club, Bigbury Golf Club or Thurlestone Golf Club.


A gentle way to explore the area by water. Take a lesson, hire a board and go on your own adventure or enjoy a guided exploration of Salcombe Estuary. Paddle by paddle experience the real beauty of the landscapes and scenery.

Sea Kayak Salcombe

Feel the need for adventure? Based out of Salcombe’s old life boat house on South Sands beach, explore rock gardens, gulleys, caves and coves. Look for wildlife while paddling to secluded beaches.


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Burgh Island

Bigbury On Sea, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 4BG

Famous for its links to Agatha Christie, the sea tractor and as a former haunt for pirates and smugglers. Walk around the island and explore the remains of the chapel. Spot the wildlife that lives on its shores. Stop for a baguette or pint on the shoreline.

E-bike hire

We’ve partnered with Bearland Bike Hire so you can explore the local area from the hotel. Whether you choose a half or full day’s hire, you can hop on, head for the surrounds of nearby Lannacombe, Startpoint and more! They’re accepted on the ferry so you can travel to Hope Cove and Salcombe too. Ask at reception for more details – for aged 14 years+. 

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Wigford Cross, Loddiswell, Devon, TQ7 4DX

Spice up your stay with a trip to a chilli growing farm. With a farm shop, café, chilli plant nursery, children’s play area and mini-tours, there is something for everyone

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Dartmoor National Park Authority, Parke, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 9JQ

Spend a day in the wildness of Dartmoor National Park and experience the uniqueness of the place. Explore open moorlands, striking granite tours and deep river valleys. Look out for hidden villages and rare wildlife. Marvel in its rich history.