Besides letting little ones loose on the beach, there are plenty of other options to keep them entertained throughout your trip to Braunton. From soft play areas to skate parks, find something for your kids to enjoy.
The Quay Indoor Soft Play Centre is a fabulous place where kids can let off some steam whilst you kick back with a mug of something warm (whilst keeping an eye on their whereabouts of course!). Located at Velator Quay, the Quay has a nautical theme for your little pirates and mermaids to enjoy. After sailing the high seas and keeping watch in the lighthouse, fill hungry tummies at the Quay Café where a fabulous menu has something for everyone. Breakfast baps, pizzas, toasties and cakes await devouring so you can refuel before the next activity. The centre welcomes children under the age of 12 though those over 12 may be permitted at the discretion of staff.
Address: The Quay Centre, Unit 4 Velator, Braunton. Opening times: Monday to Sunday (bookable slots). Tel: 01271 268180
Pick up your paintbrush and unleash your creative side at Paint a Pot, great for a rainy day or for a moment of peace and quiet. Choose from a variety of pottery, pick your colours and off you go! From teapots to TV characters and everything in between, get messy and create a masterpiece to remind you of your holiday to Braunton. Once you’ve executed your finishing touches, your piece will be fired in the kiln, you can then pick it up a few days later or arrange for it to be sent home.
Address: 5 Exeter Road, Braunton. Opening hours: Summer and School holidays, open every day from 9.30am Tel: 01271 813999
Sitting next to the Museum of British Surfing, Braunton’s skate bowl is a great place for kids to unleash some energy. Grab a skateboard, a scooter, or a bike and stop by this small facility on a walk through the village. Head over to the pump track near Velator where you can pick up some speed, zoom over bumps, and follow the track around and around. The track is one of the largest in the South West and often has a welcoming crowd who will cheer you on!
And don't forget, there are plenty of days out further a field at local attractions such as the Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, Exmoor Zoo, Watermouth Castle, The Big Sheep and The Milky Way to keep everyone entertained, whatever their age.