Out and About


verity damian hirsts sculpture, ilfracombe, devon

A 66 foot bronze-clad sculpture named Verity created by world famous artist Damien Hirst has been loaned to North Devon Council for the next 20 years.

The statue of Verity pregnant holding a sword aloft and standing on a base of legal books is meant to be a ‘modern allegory of truth and justice’

Lundy Island

lundy island, day out to the island, visit lundy, boat trips to lundyLundy lies off the coast of North Devon, where the Atlantic ocean meets the Bristol Channel with nothing between it and America, a granite outcrop, three and a half miles long and half a mile wide. Why Should You Visit? It is difficult to pin down why the island has such an effect on people. What is noticeable is visitors’ enthusiasm. Whatever it is they are doing on Lundy, they really enjoy it. www.lundyisland.co.uk

Tunnels Beach

Tunnele beaches, play hut, indoor play area, safe child friendly beach, sandy beachSit back and admire the lovely rugged scenery while the kids play safely in the tidal pool or explore our fantastic rock pools – we’ve been rated the 3rd best beach for rock pooling in the UK by BBC www.tunnelsbeaches.co.uk

Sea Safari

Tunnele beaches, play hut, indoor play area, safe child friendly beach, sandy beach

Award winning Sea Safaris along the North Devon Coast, fishing trips, swimming with seals & SUP boarding at Lundy Island plus much more.
Based at Ilfracombe pier on the North Devon coast our passenger boat trips depart daily from February-October and are suitable for all ages. Book Online or Call 07827 679 189

RHS Rosemoor

Rosemoor gardend, day out, visiting gardens, torrington, near to ilfracombeIf you are looking for inspiration and a relaxing day out, come to RHS Garden Rosemoor and stroll around our enchanting 65-acre garden. Rosemoor is a garden of intoxicating beauty, meticulously crafted and planted, retaining the essence of rural North Devon within a dramatic backdrop of steep wooded valley sides. Whatever the season, the exciting colours, scents and textures mean that all your senses will be stimulated, and with both formal and informal gardens – as well as woodland walks, water features and open spaces – there is something for children and adults alike to enjoy time and again. www.rhs.org.uk

Arlington Court

Welcome to the Arlington estate, a home for treasures both man-made and natural, as diverse as it is peaceful. Owned by the Chichester family for over 500 years, it was given to the National Trust in 1949 by Miss Rosalie Chichester.

The National Trust Carriage Museum was established here in 1966. It showcases over forty Regency and Victorian carriages including the gold Speaker’s State Coach, on loan from the House of Commons. A beautiful day out for all the family, beautiful walks and lovely heritage, a definite must this holiday. visit website

Dartington Crystal

Dartington Crystal, day out, Barnstaple, North DevonAs the premier name in hand-made English crystal and the only remaining major crystal factory in the UK, Dartington Crystal enjoys an esteemed reputation amongst the most discerning clientel. Our Customers, Luxury brands and Bespoke & Corporate clients naturally expect the highest standards of quality, style and service. www.dartington.co.uk

Ilfracombe Aquarium

ilfracombe aquariam, in ilfracombe, lots to do in ilfracombe, bed and breakfasts ilfracombeThe aquarium provides a fascinating insight into the wonders of the aquatic world found locally around North Devon. Its beautiful exhibits are carefully recreated natural habitats, providing home to over 75 species, some of which for many visitors, have never been seen before. Visitors follow a unique zoned journey from the the SOURCE of an Exmoor stream, down RIVER, to an ESTUARY, local ROCKPOOL, HARBOUR, COAST and out to LUNDY and it’s unique marine reserve.www.ilfracombeaquarium.co.uk

North Devon Theatres

North Devon theatres, ilfracombe theatre, accommodation near the theatre, where to stay near the landmark theatreWelcome to North Devon Theatres. North Devon Theatres produces a stranded arts and entertainment programme featuring drama, classical music, opera, children’s shows, popular music (including rock, jazz, folk and roots), contemporary dance, ballet, amateur shows, visual arts and community events. In addition we run a wide-ranging arts education and outreach programme for people of all ages.www.northdevontheatres.org.uk

Horse Riding and Quad Biking

horse riding at ilfracombe, days out for the childrenWhether its a fast gallop across the beach or a confidence giving hack around our farm, whatever your riding experience, come and enjoy yourself at Mullacott. Don’t worry if horse riding isn’t your thing, have a go on our quad bikes. We have been told we have one of the best courses in the country. www.mullacott.co.uk

Exmoor Zoo

exmoor zoo, family attraction, days out in ilfracombeWelcome to Exmoor Zoo a special place that enables you to get up close and personal! Opened in 1982 the zoo is now an ideal family venue, especially for the kids. The zoo is always changing so no repeat visit is ever the same — guaranteed!

Recent exhibits such as cheetah, puma, maned wolves, sitaunga and the famous “Exmoor Beast” can be seen amongst the unique and rare smaller animals for which the zoo provides”natural” enclosures. www.exmoorzoo.co.uk


surfing holidays at ilfracombe, woolacombe, croyde, north devonSurf South West run surf lessons, surfing courses and surf holidays at Croyde Bay in Devon, and Saunton Sands, North Devon, England. Established in 1996, 2012 is our 17th year as the premier surfing centre providing surf lessons in the UK for all levels including ‘learn to surf’ beginner surfing lessons. Surf South West is proud to be the first surf school to be awarded Level 4 status by the British Surfing Association. Level 4 is the highest level attainable. To find out more about our surfing tuition and surf coaching. www.surfsouthwest.comk