Enjoy quality family time together in South DevonWhen you stay at Nethway Farm, there's plenty of fun things to do with the family nearby. From family theme parks to areas of natural beauty, there's easily something for everyone, to fit all budgets and tastes!
Dartmouth Steam RailwayWe suggest you drive to Paignton and catch the steam train to Kingswear, through the countryside and past hidden coves! When you arrive in Kingswear jump on the ferry to Dartmouth and enjoy the historic town for a few hours before heading back on the train to Paignton. You could also stop at Agatha Christie's house at Greenway, half way during the journey. Photo taken from the Torquay - A Local Guide website.
Paignton ZooWow! A day visit that is well worth it. Great viewing and spacious enclosures. Meet the giraffes and walk through the monkey enclosure, an experience you won’t forget! Take a picnic and enjoy the gardens within the zoo. Also plenty of areas for children to run and play to wear themselves out. Photo taken from the Paignton Zoo website.
Splashdown water parkOn the edge of Goodrington Sands beach and is perfect for the warmer summer day! Water slides of all types to keep those in need of an adrenaline fix entertained. Photo taken from the Splashdown website.
Woodlands Adventure ParkFun, fun, fun! A full day of entertainment. From a massive indoor play area, to crazy golf and waterslides. Once you have paid your entry everything else is included, apart from food. We suggest you take a picnic and sit in the grounds to recharge so you escape the long queues at the food kiosks. Take a change of clothes in the summer when the water slides are open, you will get splashed. There are height restrictions for some rides, especially for these under 90cm, but plenty of things to keep the little ones entertained. Photo taken from the Visit South Devon website.
Living CoastsWalk amongst the penguins and stare at the seals through the underwater viewing windows. Great entertainment and interactive displays for the children. A perfect morning or afternoon excursion next to Torquay harbour, which has an array of restaurants to fill empty bellies! Photo taken from the Livings Coasts website.
Babbacombe Cliff RailwayStep back in time and board the Victorian cliff train down to Babbacombe Beach. A great beach for building sand castles. There is also a cafe if you get a bit hungry. The cliff railway is within walking distance of Babbacombe Model Village, so a good day trip. Photo taken from the Babbacombe Cliff Railway website.
China Blue PotteryEnjoy a couple of hours or so costuming your chosen pottery. Paints and aprons are supplied! They will then fire them and post them to you if necessary. A great wet weather activity and something to treasure and remember your holiday by. Photo taken from the China Blue website.
Kent's CavernsBook onto a tour and step back into a hidden history. In a surprising location you find the homes of ancient humans and explore the labyrinth of hidden caves containing stalagmites and stalactites. Half a day trip suitable for the whole family. Photo taken from the Kent's Caverns website
Babbacombe Model Village and GardensSince the village opened in 1963 the park has continued to expand the number of features on display. The village portrays English life and culture over the last 6 decades and is sure to bring to life those childhood memories! Feel like a giant at the model village as you explore 4 acres of award-winning gardens showcasing hundreds of model scenes, vehicles & people. Photo taken from the Babbacombe Model Village website.
Pennywell FarmPennywell Farm is a perfect day out for the whole family. There's a different animal activity, show or display every half an hour, and plenty of friendly animals and rides for everyone to enjoy. Pennywell has plenty of indoor space to picnic and play and if it rains during your visit they will give you a ticket for a free return visit! Photo taken from the Pennywell Farm website.
Otters & ButterfliesRight next door to one another this is a perfect day trip. Catch the train from Totnes to Buckfastleigh and then watch the otters play and butterflies dance. Visit the otters during a feeding session and they will be awake and running around, otherwise they maybe asleep! There is also a play area and miniature railway to entertain the children just opposite the entrance to Otters and Butterflies. Photo taken from the Otters and Butterflies website.
Dart Country ParkJust on the outskirts of the moor and on the edge of the river Dart, this park is great for walking and for riding bikes. Activities from climbing, high ropes course, swimming in the lake, zorbing, zip wires and various off road biking tracks for little ones to those for the more experienced rider. Play areas keep the children entertained and it is a guaranteed place to wear the children out, ready for a good nights sleep!! Take a picnic and enjoy the park or grab something to eat from onsite restaurant/bar. Photo taken from the Dart Country Park website.
"Such lovely cottages! Well stocked with little extras. Comfortable, cosy and warm. Lovely location with walks from the door. Our 5 year old loved the pool, playroom & out door play area."
"We stayed in lovage cottage for 7 nights in June 2019. Our highlight was the indoor pool, my daughter spent hours in there, the water was really warm. We also enjoyed visiting the local beaches and Pennywell Farm. A very good holiday, thank you very much."
"Stuart Wow, what a lovely week stay in Lovage Cottage, the actual cottage itself is surprisingly spacious, well equipped and furnished and the private garden is a nice perk! Nethway farm is fantastic, so much for kids to do."
"We had such a lovely time, my grandson absolutely loved the animals and the tractors, we are going to book again for next year but 2 weeks next time, many thanks for such a great holiday."