Local Family Attractions in South Devon
Just a short drive from the Thurlestone Hotel, you will find some cracking family days out and things to do in South Devon. From top adventure parks to exciting outdoor activities and animal attractions, there is plenty to choose from. Here are some of our favourites, along with distances from the hotel in miles shown in brackets...
zoos and aquarium
Dartmoor Zoological Park, Sparkwell (18 miles)
Over 200 animals, set in 30 acres of parkland
National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth (20 miles)
A visual spectacular of the Atlantic Ocean
Paignton Zoo (22 miles)
Explore 80 acres of natural habitat and over 3000 animals!
Living Coasts, Torquay (25 miles)
A unique coastal zoo
Totnes Rare Breeds Farm (16 miles)
Many rare and endangered species Petting Farm and British Wildlife
Dartmoor Miniature Pony Centre, Moretonhampstead (40 miles)
Lots of animals and activities in 20 glorious acres
Pennywell Farm, Buckfastleigh (19 miles)
Devon’s friendliest day out! Enjoy hands on animal action and lots of play areas.
Award winning indoor and outdoor fun
Buckfast Butterfly Farm & Otter Sanctuary (20 miles)
Many exotic butterflies & moths, birds, fish & terrapins
Woodlands Leisure Park, Dartmouth (12 miles)
Go wild with the best rides in Devon – An action packed day of indoor and outdoor fun for all the family
Crealy Adventure Park, Exeter (45 miles)
Devon’s magical kingdom – With lots of action rides with indoor and outdoor fun
National trusts and gardens
Occombe Farm, Paignton (21 miles)
Free day out at a working farm. Lots of daily events and nature trails
River Dart Country Park, Ashburton (26 miles)
90 acres of lakes, woodland and parks along the River Dart with adventure playgrounds
Morwellham Quay, Tavistock (34miles)
Fun filled historical adventure in the heart of a World Heritage site and an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Salcombe Gin School Staycation
The perfect mid-week ‘Salcombe Gin School Staycation’ for two.
Bookings must be made after 1st September 2019.
Enjoy a one night stay at Thurlestone Hotel & Spa, a luxury hotel and spa situated on the gorgeous South Devon coast and a Gin School lesson for two at Salcombe Gin’s outstanding distilling laboratory for adults. . Whether you’re looking for total relaxation or a taste of adventure, Thurlestone Hotel offers an idyllic retreat. Their beautifully appointed sea view and luxury rooms are perfect for seaside breaks, while guests also love their excellent food, spa and leisure facilities.
Relax at this idyllic retreat which is just a short taxi ride away from our distillery and enjoy a Gin School lesson for two to share, where you will take charge of a beautiful mini copper pot still to develop and distil your very own 70cl bottle of gin.