Things to do in Woolacombe, North Devon

Timelessly elegant yet friendly and relaxed, we offer the perfcet destination to escape to, for families and couples alike. Explore the coast or simply relax and take in some of Devon's most epic scenery. Pack a surf board or a picnic hamper; feel the cool rush of the Atlantic or discover the rugged beauty of Exmoor national Park. The Woolacombe Bay Hotel is a place to enjoy Devon holidays as they were meant to be...

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Woolacombe Wave For the thrill seeker

Ideal for wave riders of all abilities, the Woolacombe Wave is a state-of-the-art surfing simulator which generates a consistent sheet of water to practice your moves in safety. Beginners and improvers alike will enjoy sessions here, while friendly tuition is also available. Here you will also find their High Ropes course! Leap, balance, swing and climb your way around the challenging course in complete safety…there are 11 obstacles to tackle so your adrenaline will be pumping! Amaze yourself, family and friends by testing your skills and thrill seeking abilities.

"Fly Like a Bird" Tandem Air Experience Hang Gliding flights in North Devon.

Offering custom packages they use the latest technology to give you a complete experience of the South West countryside from the air! Nature's wind produces the thermals and lift that allows you to fly in a zero-carbon emission manner – soaring the sky in exactly the same way as the birds do..

Using both coastal and in-land sites, you can experience stunning views of Exmoor National Park and the Coastline of North Devon and North Cornwall.

Combe Martin Wildlife Park Find your wild side

Ever been inside a meerkat’s desert enclosure? Fed a lemur or a wallaby? Watched a sea lion play copycat with its trainer or witnessed a full sized T-Rex come back to life? If not then a visit to this park is a must! There are talks, shows and animal encounters throughout the day to keep the whole family entertained as well as 28 acres of gardens and woodland walks for you to enjoy. But make sure you keep an eye out for the Dinosaurs. Lurking within the park there are life size dinosaur models. There is also a small indoor cinema, a tropical house, and an indoor playzone for younger visitors.

Ilfracombe Aquarium Peer into another world

This friendly aquarium is a great way to peer into another world, housing a diverse collection of local aquatic life in beautifully recreated natural habitats. The exhibits provide visitors with a unique zoned journey experience from an Exmoor stream, travelling from source to sea via rock pool, harbour, Lundy & marine reserve enclosures. Lots to spot and learn along the way at this family attaction, including complimentary children's quizzes offered on entry.

Lynmouth Cliff Railway For any railway enthusiast

No trip to North Devon would be complete without a trip on the world famous Cliff Railway - it’s the best and most exciting way to travel between the two historic towns of Lynton and Lynmouth, and guaranteed to be one of the highlights of your holiday. Enjoy stunning views of the North Devon Coastline as you traverse the loftiest of Devon railway attractions