Summer Holidays in Exmouth 

Are you dreaming of sun-kissed beaches, thrilling outdoor excursions, and unforgettable family moments? Then look no further!  
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In this blog post, we’ll dive into the endless array of summer holiday activities that Exmouth has to offer. From exploring breathtaking coastlines to cuddling adorable animals and enjoying the vibrant local culture, Exmouth promises an unforgettable summer getaway for all ages. Get ready to soak up the sun and embark on an adventure of a lifetime in this coastal gem! 

Discover Devon’s Jurassic Coast on an award-winning boat trip from Exmouth! 

The Jurassic Coast is England’s only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site and Exmouth is the gateway to the oldest section of this coastline, featuring 250-million-year-old Triassic rock. 

Stuart Line Cruises are a family-run passenger boat company based in Exmouth and a boat trip with them during your visit to Devon is a must! You can set sail with them on a circular cruise from Exmouth to explore the Jurassic Coast from the unique perspective of the water, learning all about the history, wildlife and geology of this magnificent coastline from the live commentary along the way. Find out more via their website.

Please note, advanced booking is highly recommended, and the Jurassic Coast Cruise is not suitable for young children due to the lengthy duration. If you are visiting with young children, take a look at the Mini Coastal Cruise – a shortened version of this cruise and a fantastic introduction to coastal cruising!


Crack the codes together at Excape: Exmouth Escape Rooms! 

Looking for something fun and a little bit different to do with friends or family this summer? Find clues, crack codes, and solve puzzles in themed rooms and see if you’ve got what it takes at Excape: Exmouth Escape Rooms. 

Whether you’re solving a detective case, escaping a mad scientist or breaking into a bank, you have just 60 minutes to decipher the clues, crack the codes, solve the puzzles and… EXCAPE! 

Choose from three themed rooms, each with a different storyline and its own unique imaginative puzzles and allow yourselves to become immersed in a world of mystery that will have the whole family scratching their heads. Whether you escape or not, we guarantee you’ll be discussing it for hours afterwards, analysing your performance! 

Excape also makes an excellent rainy-day activity for those summer holiday days that just won’t play ball. The whole family is guaranteed to forget about the weather once they get stuck in! 


Feed the animals at World of Country Life! 

Want to hand feed a llama, walk a pygmy goat or give a lamb its bottle of milk? Youre in luck’s in because you can do all of that and more at Exmouth’s multi-award-winning World of Country Life! 

This all-weather family day out attraction has an eclectic mix of museums, animals, play areas and entertainment, both outdoors and undercover, making it an excellent day out for the whole family, whatever the age, whatever the weather. 

This summer, World of Country Life will be running their full programme of daily activities – from the famous Deer Train Safari to the awesome Hawkridge Birds of Prey Flying Display – so there are plenty of adventures for everyone to get involved in.  

If the weather is not so kind, there’s still lots to do undercover, including the Exhibition Hall, Angus’ Fun Farm Frenzy, Raceway Electric Cars, The Vintage Garage Soft play area, the Animal Nursery and Pet Centre, the Barnyard Theatre and the fantastic Pirate Ship Adventure featuring a full-sized wooden pirate ship! 

Plus, alongside animals and activities for the kids, WOCL boasts classic cars and the Memory Lane historical exhibits (a recreated Victorian street). So why not take the grandparents for a day out too? 

There is so much to see and do – it’s a full day of summer holiday family fun at World of Country Life, Exmouth this year. 

Knock down some pins at Ocean Bowling! 

An excellent choice for a family day out, Ocean is the #1 attraction in Exmouth for entertainment and full-on family fun! With a 12-lane bowling alley, soft play areas, arcade machines and a range of food options, it’s the best place to keep everybody happy!  

For the bigger kids, bowling here is a fantastic experience as Ocean pride themselves on providing the best bowling experience in East Devon. With friendly staff, delicious food and an all-round fun atmosphere, you’re guaranteed to have a blast.  

For the little ones, Ocean is also home to a giant soft play area full of chutes, slides, and ladders for kids to run around and explore. The soft play area offers three-storeys of fun and excitement for children up to 11 years old, with the added bonus of a dedicated smaller 0-5’s play area for the really little ones!  

If you’re wondering what you’ll be doing whilst your kids run, play and make friends – Ocean also has a fantastic cafe adjacent to the soft play area and coffee kiosk located in the heart of the soft play, serving everything you’ll need. 


Family-friendly Accommodation 

After all that running around and exploring in the summer sun, we’re sure you’ll be looking for somewhere welcoming and comfortable for the whole family to rest their weary heads! 

From spacious rooms designed with families in mind to a host of exciting activities catering to every age, you’ll find the perfect home away from home with our picks of the best family-friendly accommodation options in Exmouth:  

Alpine Park Cottages  

Situated around delightful grounds with a dedicated children’s play area, Alpine Park Cottages offer a range of cottages that make the perfect base to stay and to enjoy the delights that East Devon has to offer. 

For the little ones, Alpine Park Cottages are more than happy to help with cots, highchairs and bed guards available to hire. They also provide plastic cups, plates and bowls as well as a footstool to enable smaller guests to reach the sink! 

Alpine Park Cottages is also ideally located for guests with children. Enjoy great days out at Crealy Adventure Park, Escot and Bicton Botanical Gardens. Have fun on the golden beach at Exmouth or explore the rock pools at Sidmouth beach. 

Sweetcombe Cottage Holidays 

There’s no better way to explore a new area than with a family holiday cottage as your base; kick your wellies off at the front door, pop the kettle on and relax after a fun filled day of adventures.  

Sweetcombe Cottage Holidays have a wide variety of properties that are family friendly for small or large family holidays. Choose from town centre houses in the beautiful seaside towns of Beer, Sidmouth, Budleigh and Exmouth, or enjoy a magical countryside bolthole nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of East Devon.  

There are a whole host of properties for everyone to choose from, ranging from luxury family holidays to dog-friendly properties for the whole pack to enjoy. Their beautiful Branscombe beach chalets in particular offer a perfect location for a fun filled seaside holiday to remember. 

Devon Cliffs Holiday Park 

Known as one of Devon’s finest beach resorts, at Devon Cliffs Holiday Park you’ll find: a swimming pool (with its four-lane slide),; a high ropes Aerial Adventure,; a Segway experience,; watersports on the beach,; and adventure golf. Our highlight of this park is the South Beach Cafe, which offers stunning views from its cliff top location! 

There’s acres of fun for all the family here, with comfortable lodges and caravans to bunk down in, plenty of kid-friendly food options and an award-winning beach is just a stone’s throw away.   

Ladram Bay Holiday Park 

Spend your summer surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of Ladram Bay Holiday Park’s private beach, where you can paddleboard, kayak, explore or simply kick back and relax to your heart’s content!  

Their heated indoor swimming pool means you’re guaranteed a splash-tastic holiday whatever the weather, and the on-site adventure playground is the perfect spot to let the kids blow off a whole school years’ worth of steam. 

Plus, the whole family can enjoy a full summer programme of fabulous activities – from live animal shows and paddleboarding lessons to pottery painting and slime making sessions – meaning there’s something for everyone to enjoy on their break.  

Devon Court Hotel 

Devon Court Hotel Exmouth stands as a prime example of family-friendly accommodation. 

With its warm and welcoming atmosphere, the hotel caters to all ages and ensures an unforgettable stay for families. The spacious and well-appointed family rooms provide ample comfort, while the array of on-site amenities keeps everyone entertained.  

Kids will love the dedicated play area and activities organized by the friendly staff, leaving parents with some well-deserved relaxation time. The hotel’s proximity to Exmouth’s picturesque beaches and family-oriented attractions further enhances the experience. Delicious, kid-friendly dining options are available, making it a perfect choice for families seeking a delightful holiday together. 

For a full list of events taking place in Exmouth in 2023 (including lots of summer fun!) please click here 

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