Family Attractions Near Us

There's plenty for families to do all week around Smythen Farm

Local Family Attractions in North Devon

Smythen Farm Holiday Cottages are ideally situated with fantastic access to loads of great family-friendly attractions very nearby. Below are examples of a few of these attractions.

Smythen Farm is just 2 1/2 miles from Watermouth Castle. We recommend Watermouth Castle to all of our guests and virtually every guest comes back and says that they had a really good time and experience.

Guest comments below:

The castle is great, it's all a bit odd and quirky, but in some ways it makes it fun and exciting. The old style rides and attractions make this a really unique experience.

Gnome land is fun, the gardens are beautiful and the water show is a blast from the past and very patriotic – the staff are great and friendly. Good value food.

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Situated very close to Smythen Farm self-catering holiday cottages, Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park offers an enjoyable family outing that is both interesting and educational.

The park is home to the famous Wolf Man Shaun Ellis, the man that lived with a wild wolf pack and of TV fame. Other attractions include large life-like dinosaurs that move via hydraulics and pneumatics including a T-rex and dilophosourus (spitting dinosaur ).

You can also swim with sealions, watch falconry displays and meet all the primates. The primates housed are ringtailed lemurs, black and white ruffed lemurs, red ruffed lemurs, Goeldi's monkey, cotton top tamarins and gibbons. Other animals on display include lions and meerkats.

Being so close to Smythen Farm Holiday Cottages, the Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park is well worth a visit.

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The Big Sheep offers lots of attractions both inside and out, so if the weather is poor it is a good option.

The Big Sheep is within 35 minutes drive from Smythen Farm Holiday Cottages and is situated on the A39 Atlantic Highway at Bideford.

The activities outside include dog trials, high ropes, laser guns, pony rides, and the Sheep Grand National. EWEtopia is a large indoor play area including large slides, ball pits and climbing apparatus. Other indoor attractions include a nursery barn, sheep sheering, sheep shows and lamb feeding. The Big Sheep also has a bar and shop. The Big Sheep is well worth a visit whilst staying at Smythen Farm Holiday Cottages.

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Exmoor Zoo is close to Smythen Farm Holiday Cottages, and is an ideal opportunity for children to get a proper understanding of the animals that Exmoor Zoo looks after.

Meeting the animals, handling snakes and spiders, and feeding a wallaby is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Cheetahs, pumas, wolves and the famous Exmoor Beast are among the other attractions at the Zoo.

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Lovely stay at Smythen Farm Holiday Cottages hosted by Bill and his farm animals. The kids loved it - especially the upside down cottage. Thanks for a lovely stay in beautiful North Devon.
Fiona Harrison on 2014-06-24 23:42:53
We stayed here for the May half term, in Honeysuckle cottage. There was plenty of space for two adults and two kids, the kitchen was well equipped and there was even a washing machine (very useful when you have two little boys!). The cottage faced the courtyard (the swimming pool). Some of the cottages face onto the field, so have an amazing view. The farm is lovely, there are animals to feed, a small heated and covered swimming pool, playground and play room. Kids
Veronika Tarasova-Newlands on 2014-06-10 18:04:04
Many thanks to all at Smythen Farm – we stayed in Fisherswood Cottage for a 4 night stay on 16th March. We found the cottage really well laid out and very comfortable. The location for visiting North Devon is as good as you could get. A great break.
Rob Cook on 2014-03-26 23:57:52
My wife and I have just returned from a week`s holiday in Honey Pot cottage at Smythen Farm and enjoyed every minuet of our stay. Despite it being the middle of march and the wind blowing full force outside the cottage was lovely and warm. It was well appointed clean and had all we needed to make our stay perfect. Despite dropping in on spec on a Sunday afternoon we were greeted with a friendly welcome from our host and nothing seemed to be too much trouble.In the h
Craig Johnson on 2014-03-25 23:37:53