Ideas for summer fun with kids

Wondering what to do with the kids? There's plenty to do in Devon and on Exmoor - from running free in parkland to climbing trees. When you come for an adventure, you help us look after great places to play.

Killerton is great fun for winter play

Six of the best places to play

What are the best places to for children to play at Killerton? Here's 6 of the best.

Children playing in the spring garden at Castle Drogo

Things to do for families at Castle Drogo

We’ve got lots to keep your little ones entertained-from a free spotter sheet in the garden to miles of pathways in the woods to run wild in.

Den building in the orchard

11 things to do this summer

There are lots of wild things going on this summer at Lydford Gorge.

Three children making paper crafts in the West Wing Gallery

Things to do this summer

Summer is a fun time for families at A la Ronde. We offer a wide range of activities to keep the little ones (and sometimes the big ones) occupied and out and about in the fresh air.

Hunting for bugs

Come out to play

With the Summer holidays comes a chance to spend some time together to get outside. The garden at Overbeck's is the perfect place to begin.

Children playing on Four Oaks, a natural play area at Knightshayes

Discover your wild side at Four Oaks

Knightshayes Four Oaks play area is a new natural space for kids to get wild and in touch with Knightshayes.

A fully harnessed Dandy is taken for a ride with Steran Peters

Things to do at Arlington with the family

Fun for all the family from the outdoor activities to the indoor games in the house and hands-on activities in the Carriage Museum.

Crabs are one of the creatures you might find in a rockpool

Wembury guided nature events this year 

Our '50 things to do before you're 11¾' activities are a great way to see nature up close. We have a few guided events lined up this year to get you started.

Child quill writing

Summer family fun at Coleridge Cottage

Whether you're a trail-solver, a budding poet, you love listening to stories, or dressing up, there's loads of summer fun to be had at Coleridge Cottage.

Childern discovering a crab in a rockpool

Have fun in North Devon this summer

Join us for an action packed programme of events in North Devon this summer to encourage families to explore and enjoy this beautiful coastline.

Children holding a crab in a rockpool

Rockpooling in North Devon

See what crazy creatures you can find in the rockpools of North Devon.

Children playing on logs

Family fun

There's a whole day of things to see and do at Dunster Castle and Gardens.

A mother and son building a den at Coleton Fishacre

Summer family fun

There are lots of activities and events to keep your kids entertained at Coleton Fishacre this summer. From building dens to completing spotter trails, find out all of the things you can do as a family.

A mother and daughter playing tennis

Family fun in the sun

Agatha Christie and her family spent their time at Greenway relaxing, playing garden games and enjoying the woodland gardens. Why not follow in their footsteps by enjoying some of our activities for families?

Childern discovering a crab in a rockpool

Discover creatures in the rockpools

One of the best places in the country for a spot of rockpooling, the rock pools here are teeming with life such as limpets, sea anemones, crabs and starfish. You can see a whole world encapsulated in one small pool.