Holidays in Devon are magical since it is often hailed as one of the most beautiful places in all England. Devon is a county that spans over a vast stretch of land and covers 6,700 square kilometres. It is known for its pleasant weather and oh-so-pleasant lifestyle!
The following list consists of five amazing places to visit in Devon that are quirky to look at, fun to visit and pocket-friendly to top it all off!
The Big Sheep
It is an amusement farm park located at Abbotsham, Devon, England. Previous to becoming an amusement park, it was a farm bearing the name of Barton Farm. It was a busy sheep farm that is still owned by the family who has been the proud owners of the same for the past 6 generations!
The amusement farm park hosts several live events all through the year and is home to:
- indoor playground
- a gin distillery
- hosting places for animal shows
- an animal barn
- an outdoor playground
- battlefield live laser tag
- several shops and of course
- a restaurant!
The amusement farm park is also home to 8 rides that consist of:
- a rollercoaster
- farm safari ride
- train ride
- twister ride
- piggy pull along
- swan pedalos
- tractor school
- carousel and
- pony rides
RHS Garden Rosemoor
RHS Garden Rosemoor is popular for its cottage gardens, water lilies by the lake and many more poetic settings! It is perfect for a lazy getaway, especially on lazy summer days!
If destination marriage ceremonies are your thing then don’t forget to recommend your soon to be married buddy about RHS Garden Rosemoor! The garden also hosts free trips for school children so that they can have a hands-on learning experience about plants and gardening to their heart’s content from the trained staffs that work at the Peter Buckley Learning Centre.
The Milky Way Adventure Park
It is a tourist attraction at Higher Clovelly near Bideford and Clovelly in the northern part of Devon. Back in the year 2016, it won the title ‘Devon’s Large Attraction of the Year’ by Visit Devon. The park also won the title of ‘UK’s best amusement parks’ by Tripadvisor both in the years 2015 and 2016 respectively. The amusement park has around 110,000 sq ft of outdoor and indoor which makes it the biggest, all weather, open all year, family/friends day out destination in all northern Devon! Hence you can consider that it is the best place to enjoy the best of your holidays in Devon.
National Marine Aquarium
It is a marine aquarium that was built on reclaimed land near Sutton Harbour, in the city of Plymouth sitting right next to the fish market and Barbican. It opened its gates for the masses in May 1998 and was meant for providing education on marine life to the public along with carrying out conservation and research on the marine ecosystems. It is the largest marine aquarium in all of UK and is the member of BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums)
It is a great place for anyone who loves to gaze upon majestic sea creatures through the windows of huge holding tanks! It has several cafes and restaurants where one can get a bite to eat at affordable rates!
World of Country Life
It is a privately owned family attraction in Exmouth, Devon. It opened its gates back in the year 1978 and since then it is considered as one of the best places to hang out with your friends and family in Devon!
Attractions consist of:
- play areas
- and lots of entertainment (both indoor and outdoor)
There you go, a list of 5 quirky, fun and affordable places that can be enjoyed not only by adults but also by kids who just can’t get enough of all that Devon has to offer! It is also recommended to try and search for other fun places to visit while you are staying here at Devon and who knows, maybe you can find a chartbuster on your own!