Things to do in North Devon holiday cottages

Things to do in North Devon

There are so many things to do in Devon throughout the year, no matter the weather, that you’ll be spoilt for choice wherever you choose to base yourself during your holiday. From great outdoor activities to days out for the entire family, you certainly won't get bored.


North Devon is home to some of the best activities and attractions in the region and provides an adventure for everyone.  You’ll find a host of beaches with stunning sandy shores and fabulous surf to catch the next wave. For families looking to soak up the country air, take to your bike or enjoy a stroll through the nearby National Park of Exmoor for beautiful scenery and a range of charming villages to explore.

There are popular attractions and things to do in North Devon if you’re looking for an exciting and interactive adventure. Take a look at some of the best things to do in the region.

Discover nearby attractions

Comber Martin

Children and adults alike will love the variety of attractions on offer in North Devon. A popular choice for a mix of excitement and adventure is the Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park. With animal experiences, the Dino Express Train ride and an indoor play zone, it is perfect for family fun whatever the weather. Also, try out Exmoor Zoo for kids who love exotic animals and would love the opportunity to see a lion or an elephant up close. 

If you’re looking for some hair-raising rides, a visit to The Big Sheep is an ideal spot to enjoy fun come rain or shine. Enjoy a range of rides and activities including the Eweston Train Ride, the amazing jumping pillows and Ewetopia Indoor Playground.

Explore charming locations


Combe Martin is nestled within a lush valley and is right on the cusp of Exmoor National Park which is an ideal location for those wishing to explore this rugged destination. Combe Martin’s picturesque sheltered bay is perfect for the whole family with outstanding water quality that is great for paddling, water sports and exploring clusters of rock pools with the kids.

Ilfracombe provides the whole family with a traditional seaside holiday where you can spend the day building sandcastles at the beach, visiting attractions such as the popular Watermouth Castle, devouring a Devon Cream Tea or taking a trek along plenty of great walking routes in this area of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty’.

Where to stay

Sandaway Beach Holiday Park
Sandaway Beach Holiday Park


If you’re planning a spring break, basing yourself in one of John Fowler Holidays spectacular parks is a must for fantastic family fun.  Take a look at the range of parks in Ilfracombe and Combe Martin including Sandaway Beach Holiday Park, Combe Martin Beach Holiday Park and Golden Coast Holiday Park for a magnificent choice in facilities and entertainment. If you’re looking for a range of things to do in North Devon on your spring holiday, enjoying a stay at one of John Fowler Holiday parks is a great place to experience fantastic activities in each location and the surrounding areas in the region. 

Stowford Farm Meadows Holiday Park
Stowford Farm Meadows Holiday Park


Stowford Farm Meadows is another great choice. The park is equipped with everything you could need for a relaxing stay including an indoor swimming pool, pitch and putt golf course and evening entertainment. You don’t have to leave your furry friends at home either, treat them to over 70 acres of woodland for fantastic walks and lots of space to stretch those legs. There are plenty of things to do in North Devon to offer you a peaceful break, take a look at our top picks to enjoy this autumn.

Ilfracombe Rapparee Cove

With the buzz of the busy summer period left behind, North Devon offers a tranquil spot to explore. There are a number of charming harbour towns and coastal villages to discover including the popular destination of Ilfracombe. Known for its picture-perfect pastel-coloured cottages and pretty harbour, you’ll enjoy a traditional seaside experience with a twist of modern influence. Well-known sculpture Verity is homed here and is the work of artist Damien Hirst. It’s certainly a must-see on your stay.

North Devon is packed with top things to do and places to see during a stay this autumn. Enjoy the region’s natural beauty topped with charming locations whilst relaxing in one of North Devon’s top holiday spots. Stay at one of our holiday cottages or at a holiday park. Visit our collection for inspiration.

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