The North Devon Area
Here are a few place to visit and things to do in the North Devon area when staying at Otter Pool Barn.
Otter Pool Barn is within easy driving distance of Ilfracombe’s historic harbour and boutique restaurants, the endless sandy beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton and also has easy access to the historic market town of Barnstaple, with its train station and large shopping area.
The Big Sheep
Situated on the North Devon coast two miles west of Bideford, The Big Sheep is known as one of the best family tourist attractions in Devon. As well as childrens’ activities there’s fun for adults too. On top of the attractions for children, there is also a brewery, a shop and a restaurant.
Address: Abbotsham Road, Abbotsham, Bideford EX39 5AP
Telephone: 01237 472 366
Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park
The park has over 30 acres of spectacular gardens where you can experience at close hand many amazing animals, life sized dinosaurs and much more!
Address: Combe Martin, North Devon EX34 0NG
Telephone: 01271 882 486
The Milky Way Adventure Park
If you’re looking for fun days out and things to do in Devon, The Milky Way Adventure Park has it all! Ride the Cosmic Typhoon Devon’s tallest, fastest & longest roller coaster. Have a wild time in North Devon’s biggest indoor adventure play area with assault courses & slides built for adults & children. Kick back & watch our amazing live shows featuring Merlin from Britain’s Got Talent, plus fantastic displays from the North Devon Bird of Prey Centre.
Address: Downland Farm, Higher Clovelly, Bideford EX39 5RY
Telephone: 01237 431 255
Braunton Countryside Centre
Plan days out walking and exploring the local Devon area at Braunton Countryside Centre. Displays will help you learn more about Braunton Burrows, as well as the surrounding coast, marshes and estuary. Special Tarka the Otter displays make the information kid-friendly.
Address: Caen Street, Braunton, Devon EX33 1AA
Telephone: 1271 817 171
Paint a Pot
Choose from a wide selection of white ware plates, bowls and other ornaments and then get painting. The studio, paints and palettes are well maintained and the staff are very helpful. Collect your pot fresh from the kiln a few days later or pay a little extra to have it sent home.
Address: 5 Exeter Road, Braunton EX33 2JL
Telephone: 01271 813 999
Enjoy the extensive formal gardens, arboretum and woodlands. There are regular events on throughout the year for all ages and levels of gardening expertise. All the facilities and almost all the the grounds are fully wheelchair accessible and the staff are very willing to meet the varied needs of visitors. The restaurant is definitely worth a visit while you are there.
Three miles of clean golden sand, voted the best beach in the UK (Trip Advisor). Clean water and flat sand make this beach ideal for people of any age and swimming ability. Take a body board to play in the waves in shallow water or a surf board for the deeper waves. Three lifeguarded areas provide safe areas for swimming. The village is just off the beach and has plenty of places to eat and shop.
Address: Woolacombe Tourist Information Centre, The Esplanade, Woolacombe, EX34 7DL
Telephone: 01271 870553
Barnstaple Town Centre
Barnstaple’s historic centre, either side of the Taw Estuary is well worth a visit. With historic buildings, a museums and an excellent theatre, there is much more to do than just visit the shops. There are excellent restaurants, serving all types of food and the Pannier Market in the centre of the shopping area has antique fairs, farmer’s markets and general markets on different days of the week.
Availability and Tariff
Bookings for Otter Pool Barn are made via Choice Cottages.