Things to do in Devon
If you’re looking for something to do on your way to Ilfracombe, or maybe just looking for great places to check out in Devon, look no further than this little list of places we’ve compiled for you.
Travelling along the M5 or along the A39? Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the world-famous caves and tunnels that make up the unmissable attraction of Wookey Hole. A fairy garden and dinosaur valley are fun for the whole family, adding to the underground adventure and kick-start your holiday memories.
A 19th Century parkland and country house with amazing gothic architecture, not far from Tiverton, and on your way to the North Devon coast. A great place to stop for lunch, wander the grounds and absorb all of the beautiful scenery. Dog friendly woodland and paths, with wildflower meadows and amazing trees lining your stroll, it’s a great place to stretch your legs and start enjoying the country life.
Just along from the picturesque town of Porlock is the idyllic coastal village of Porlock Weir. Thatched cottages nestle up to pine woodland and a pebbled shore. Take your time to sample the ice-creams and pick up a trinket or two.
Home of the Exmoor Beast! A collection of animals, bugs, birds, reptiles, amphibians and more, all found at this glorious location in the heart of Devon. Easily accessible from the North Devon Link Road and fun for every member of the family if you’re looking for things to do on your way to Ilfracombe.
Wildlife & Dinosaur Park
A local favourite thing to do near Ilfracombe is the Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinousaur Park with everything from lions to sea-lions, penguins to guinea pigs, wolves to monkeys. Also, a host of animated and static prehistoric giants are littered throughout this amazing wildlife park, even a full-scale Tyrannosaurus Rex, a star attraction.
Quince Honey Farm
The Quince Honey Farm sits in the quaint market town of South Molton right off the main A361 North Devon Link Road. Everything bee and bee related can be found here, currently open for visitors to the grounds, shop and restaurants. Their main attractions involve their nectar gardens, play hive and guided tours but there is plenty more things to do there.