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Activities For the Kids in Woolacombe

If younger guests tire of making sandcastles, splashing in the sea and scattering the sand with footprints there are a whole host of other activities to keep them entertained. From animal-fun to holes in one, stories of shipwrecks to dodging bumper boats, find something for everyone and enjoy a brilliantly fun day at the coast before resting tired heads at one of our welcoming Woolacombe holiday cottages.

Funder Island

Walk the plank and head to Funder Island, a pirate-themed family-friendly attraction in the heart of the village boasting sea views and hours of fun. Zoom around on go karts, score holes in one on the crazy golf course or bump your way around the water on a dodgem boat. Perfect for younger guests there are plenty of activities to keep them entertained whilst adults can bask in the sun and admire the great views from the snack bar.

Horse Riding

Saddle up and treat yourself and the kids to a trot along the three sandy miles of Woolacombe and Putsborough, or ride out over the surrounding fields. Welcoming those aged four and above, visit Woolacombe Riding Stables where experienced instructors will lead you out and about to explore the local landscapes on horseback. If a ride isn’t enough then book children over seven onto a day at the stables where they will ride out, meet all of the four-legged residents, enjoy grooming and tacking up the horses and receive a rosette to celebrate their magical day out.

Sheepdog and Falconry Displays

Make your way to the stunning Borough Farm and watch in awe as Shepherd David, his loyal sheepdogs and daffy ducks take you on a journey. The Farmyard Show has cameo roles from a whole host of other animals and is full of comical antics which will have you in stitches. The Sheepdog and Falconry Display is a magnificent evening where David is joined by a fantastic Exmoor falconer with his collection of Kestrels, Owls and Falcons. Watch these wondrous birds soar through the air whilst obedient sheepdogs get to work on the ground. Follow David over fields and clifftops towards Morte Point and join him on one of his Shepherding Experience walks as him and his dogs put their skills to the test in their natural setting. After laughing, gasping and having a wonderful evening with family and friends tuck into homemade treats served up at the Borough Farm Shepherd’s Hut, and in summer months you can feast on a BBQ.

Mortehoe Museum

Discover tales of years gone by and uncover secrets of the coast at this quaint museum. Sitting in a Grade II listed barn, climb to the first floor where you can learn about local shipwrecks, the old railway and farming. Make your way back downstairs and browse the shop for souvenirs, books, maps and postcards to send home to friends. Throughout summer months you can hop on a tractor tour and ride in a trailer, a fantastic way to show children the coastline without tiring out little legs! You might even spot a seal. Home to a pretty garden with children’s play area and handful of picnic tables pack up a packed lunch and make this your afternoon treat.

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