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.

Although there's plenty of things to do around the farm for children of all ages, its nice to get out and see North Devon on your holiday with us aswell.

Fortunately, we're ideally positioned with a wide range of great family attractions right on our doorstep!

Below are examples of a few of these attractions.

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Watermouth Castle

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.

Distance from Smythen Farm: 18 miles
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Wildlife & Dinosaur Park

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.

Distance from Smythen Farm: 5 miles
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The Big Sheep

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.

Distance from Smythen Farm: 19 miles
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Exmoor Zoo

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.

Distance from Smythen Farm: 9 miles
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Honey Pot Cottage
Honey Pot Cottage

Honey Pot is a beautiful, compact cottage ideal for couples with a small child. Honey Pot is dog-friendly and fully equipped for a comfortable break in North Devon.

  • Sleeps: 3. Rooms: 4
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Primrose Lane Cottage

Primrose Lane cottage is a dog-friendly, compact cottage which has just been fully-refurbished to a high standard. Boasting a double bedroom, Primrose Lane cottage can sleep up to 3 with a put-up bed suitable for children.

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Buttercup Cottage
Buttercup Cottage

Buttercup Cottage is an ideal cottage for families, especially those with fury members as its dog-friendly. Located in the courtyard, Buttercup cottage can sleep 4

  • Sleeps: 4. Rooms: 4
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Honeysuckle Cottage
Honeysuckle Cottage

Located in the courtyard, Honeysuckle Cottage is dog-friendly and ideal for families of up to 4.

  • Sleeps: 4. Rooms: 4
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Sea View  Cottage
Sea View Cottage

Sea View cottage is a superb, dog-friendly holiday cottage with stunning view across the North Devon coast. Ideal for families of 5, Sea View has been fully refurbished to a high standard. The bedrooms have the amazing view across the Sterridge valley and the Bristol Channel to Wales

  • Sleeps: 5. Rooms: 4
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Sunalways Cottage
Sunalways Cottage

Sunalways Cottage is a spacious, family-friendly cottage sleeping 5 with beautiful views of the Sterridge valley. The vaulted ceilings give a large bright spacious living area

  • Sleeps: 5. Rooms: 4
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Fisherswood  Cottage
Fisherswood Cottage

Fisherswood Cottage is a large and spacious cottage with beautiful vaulted ceilings. Sleeping up to 5 guests, Fisherswood Cottage has recently been refurbished to a high standard throughout.

  • Sleeps: 5. Rooms: 4
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Forest View  Cottage
Forest View Cottage

Forest View Cottage is a large, spacious cottage ideal for large families. This cottage is dog-friendly and can sleep up to 6 guests.

  • Sleeps: 6. Rooms: 4
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Meadow Sweet Cottage
Meadow Sweet Cottage

Meadow Sweet is dog friendly and the largest cottage at Smythen Farm. Book this cottage early as its well sort-after for large families or 2 families sharing. Meadow Sweet boasts stunning views across the Sterridge Valley.

  • Sleeps: 10. Rooms: 4
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