Family fun at Coleton Fishacre

A family on the South West Coast Path near Coleton Fishacre

Coleton Fishacre garden is chocka-block with fun things to do with your little-ones. The garden has bamboo to hide in, giant trees and exotic plants to wander under and woodland paths to explore. Please remember to supervise your children at all times.



'50 things to do before you're 11¾'

There are lots of '50 things to before you're 11¾' which can be ticked off your list at Coleton Fishacre. A couple of our favourites are:

25. Join nature's band
The grass on Cathedral Bank is nice and long, perfect for using to make a grass trumpet.
28. Climb a huge hill
A walk down to the bottom of the garden gives you a choice of large hills to climb up to get back to the top of the garden. You could even go through the gate at the bottom of the garden which leads to the South West Coast Path, which has a couple of great big hills along it.

A family pond dipping at Cragside, Northumberland

Download the '50 things' activity guide 

If you want to download a PDF of the whole '50 things to do before you’re 11¾' list, then here it is.


The Wild play area at Coleton Fishacre may be closed for a while, but here's some tips and inspiration for more outdoor fun...

A nature detective peering out from bamboo

Top tips for nature detectives at Coleton Fishacre 

Coleton Fishacre garden is a haven for wildlife; its combination of flower borders, woodland, grassland and streams create a variety of habitats for many creatures. Find out some things kids can look out for on your visit, to encourage them to become nature detectives.

Activities to keep busy