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.

Child hula hooping

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.

Making woodland faces with local wood and hand tools

Nine things to do this summer

There are lots of things to get you doing something new this summer at Lydford Gorge.

Croquet at A la Ronde

Summer is here.....

Summer is a fun time for families at A la Ronde. We offer a 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

Playful times in the garden hunting for clues helps us look after this sea-side gem.

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.

Family standing under the Gatehouse at Dunster Castle

Family fun

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

A family in the garden of Coleton Fishacre, Devon

Summer family fun

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

A family walking through long grass at Greenway

Family fun

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 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.