Our Favourite Spots in Devon

The Summer holidays are fast approaching which means many families will be looking to take a much-needed break away. Whether that’s abroad or somewhere in the UK the most important part is being able to have some quality family time together right?

PegasusLife challenged me to come up with some of my favourite spots in Devon to celebrate the launch of their latest property development. Having only visited Devon back in April I thought this was the perfect opportunity to share our favourites from our Easter holiday.

Ilfracombe Beach

Lynton and Lynmouth
We had a great day out here and started off at the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway where we spent the morning taking in the gorgeous views around us as well as being able to sit on a traditional steam train. Read our review of Wood Bay to find out more.

After a morning at the railway, we then headed into Lynton village and took the cliff railway (which the boys loved!)  down to the harbour of Lynmouth. Being by the beach we couldn’t possibly miss out on the opportunity of fresh Fish & Chips so made a pit stop for lunch before spending the remainder of the afternoon with buckets, spades and nets attempting to find all sorts of weird and wonderful creatures.

Lynton Cliff Railway
Lynton Cliff Railway

Ilfracombe Aquarium
Located next to the harbour the Ilfracombe Aquarium is in a great location and provides great insight into sea creatures that are found locally in North Devon. We saw crabs, starfish, octopus and much more.  A family ticket for 4 costs £15 and there is a gift shop and café for refreshments.

Tunnels Beaches, Ilfracombe
This award-winning beach is well worth paying to access. (£8.50 for a family of 4) The tunnels are hand carved and are just beautiful. It’s a real experience walking through them to access the beach. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and the boys had so much fun rock pooling.

Tunnels Beaches - Ilfracombe

The Big Sheep, Bideford
If you go to Devon you simply must give The Big Sheep a visit. It’s a packed fun day out for the whole family no matter what the weather is like. There are enough indoor activities to keep you entertained if it’s raining and on a sunny day you get the best of both worlds. A real highlight for us were the live shows – the demonstrators were so entertaining and funny. Read our review of The Big Sheep to find out more.

The Big Sheep

Have you been to Devon before? What were your favourite spots?

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9 Comments

  1. I love Devon – have been there on holiday twice in the last few years. We’re only in Dorset, so not far to go, which is a bonus in my book! My highlight of our recent holiday was a trip to Diggerland, which was AWESOME – I’m not sure whether me or my boys loved it more!
    #KCACOLS

  2. I love love love Lynton – we used to go there every year when i was a kid. Ilfracombe is lovely too but I think the beach is better at Woolacombe X #KCACOLS

  3. Gorgeous photos – I was interested in this as I’ve not been to Devon and would love to go with the family. Especially want to go to Ilfracombe, it looks lovely. #picknmix

  4. I love Devon and have been to Lynton and Lynmouth, they are beautiful x #KCACOLS

  5. We’re actually thinking about going there for the holiday! Great choice of places. I would love to check out the aquarium #KCACOLS

  6. I’ve never spent much time in Devon, but it looks absolutely gorgeous. Hopefully when Marianna’s a bit older we can go exploring more – or at least occasionally leave south east Wales! 🙂

    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday!

  7. So beautiful and such a great family memory! Fresh fish and chips sound amazing!!! #KCACOLS

  8. What lovely places to visit. My first stop would be the farm so the girls could feed the lambs. #KCACOLS

  9. Obviously Cornwall is way way way better ;P ha but I do enjoy Devon as well, its closer enough for us to do day trips to certain parts and we’re off there next Easter I think! Lovely photos, thanks for linking up to #Picknmix hon

    Stevie xx

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