Activities for Children

Other than the beaches here are a a few other ways to entertain the children.


Chillington – Tanpits lane.
Kingsbridge – Embankment road or Church Street.


Merlin Cinema, Kingsbridge’s answer to a multiplex
Woodlands Family Theme Park Let the children let off some steam, the local leisure park with indoor play centres, outdoor adventures, Zoo-Farm, and Falconry Centre.
Pennywell Farm Something for the children of the group, including animals, activities, shows, displays and rides. You can even cuddle the micro pigs!
Dartmoor Zoo Set in 33 acres of beautiful woodland with stunning views of the surrounding countryside, Dartmoor Zoo is a unique, family owned zoo with a fantastic collection of animals including the widest variety of big cats in the south west of England. It is the subject of the book and film ‘We Bought a Zoo’.
Paington Zoo With more animals than anyone else in the South West, you’re in for a really wild time – A great day out for children and all the family.
The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, Devon, is the UK’s biggest Aquarium. You can even spend the night there and sleep with the sharks!!!! (but why would you want to do that when you can sleep at Chillington House)

These next three attractions can be enjoyed with one ticket
Totnes Rare Breeds Farm has amazing owls, sheep, goats, guinea pigs, red squirrels, fowl and more.
South Devon Railway runs trips from Totnes to Buckfastleigh and back. The have Santa by steam train and Thomas the tank engine days, check the website for dates.
Otters & Butterflies (they have terrapins too) Buckfastleigh Station.

Skirmish your gateway to an action-packed paintball day! Skirmish Exeter provides the No1 paintball venue in Devon. Paintball Exeter provides Junior paintball, Corporate paintball & Stag & Hen Parties.
Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat trips Enjoy one of the finest heritage steam railway journeys in Europe and glorious boat trips on the River Dart to Totnes and bus trips to combine the two. They also offer boat trips from Dartmouth to Salcombe or Dittisham. Tickets available online or from the quay in Dartmouth: 01803 555 872
Local ceramic studios where you can let your creative side flourish, China Blue in Totnes
Paper Bird Island is an art space of children on Island street, Salcombe.
Quayside Leisure Centre for soft play and swimming: 01548 857 100