Attractions nr Helscott Barns
Alfordsworthy Kilkhampton Bude Cornwall EX25 9SB
Near Bude on the North Cornwall coast these two lakes offer a variety of activities including watersports, angling, walking and relaxing.
Our Activity Centre at Upper Tamar offers kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, sailing and windsurfing for individuals, families and groups. Visitors can benefit from tuition from our qualified instructors, hire equipment or launch their own craft.
The peaceful campsite is an ideal base for exploring North Cornwall and North Devon and is perfect for families, groups and couples.
The Frog Hopper Café overlooking the lake offers a variety of light lunches, cakes and beverages. A visit to the new play area is a must for your little adventurers. There is also a popular round lake walk and cycle trail, which is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs, takes about one hour,
Coarse anglers' will also enjoy this attractive lake - permits are available from the permit kiosk on site or from www.swlakesfishing.co.uk.
At Lower Tamar you will find a much smaller lake with easy going footpaths. The Lower Lake is predominantly managed as a nature reserve as it is popular with many wildfowl. There is a bird hide open to all and several picnic tables.
Both lakes have their own car parks and linking footpaths creating longer walks. The Bude Aqueduct Walk starts and finishes at Lower Tamar Lake for which a trail leaflet is available from the café.
Angling and Activity Centre: 01288 321712 (including camping)
The Frog Hopper Café: 01288 321594
The Milky Way Adventure Park - Higher Clovelly, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 5RY
The Milky Way
If you’re looking for family attractions and things to do in North Devon or North Cornwall, The Milky Way Adventure Park has it all!
Ride the Cosmic Typhoon roller coaster, have a bumping good time with the family on the droid destroyer dodgems and go wild in North Devon’s biggest indoor adventure play area with assault courses & slides built for adults & children. Kick back and watch our amazing live shows featuring Merlin from Britain’s Got Talent, as well as fantastic displays from the North Devon Bird of Prey Centre. There are so many things to do you won't know where to start!
At The Milky Way we’ve got attractions to suit all ages, whatever the weather. With over 110,000 sq ft of indoor fun & acres of outdoor activities, The Milky Way theme park is the biggest all weather, family day out in North Devon and it's located near Clovelly, in between Bideford and Bude just 5 miles from the North Cornwall border! There are so many things to do plus ALL the rides are included in the entrance fee! Your adventure awaits... are you ready?
Clovelly, Bideford, Devon, EX39 5TA, England
At Clovelly Village after being welcomed with an audio visual exhibit, you are free to explore the Kingsley Museum and the Fisherman's Cottage alongside the lovely Clovelly Court Gardens! This things are covered by your admission, but there's so much more on offer in the rest of the village too!
One of the highlights for kids is definitely Owl Magic, where your family can learn all about their birds of prey and watch cool live demonstrations, then actually fly a hawk or falcon yourselves!
Out in the Harbour there are Boat Trips, Charter, Angling and Diving opportunities plus simple family fishing from the old harbour wall!
Plus, The Clovelly Silk and Pottery Craft Workshops offer older kids (and you!) the chance to make their own silk scarf or clay pot to take home! They also Rag Rugging demonstrations and the Rowan Tree Studio offers classes in sewing, quilting, knitting, furniture painting, soap making and candle making. Something to suit everyone!
Trethevy, Tintagel, Cornwall, PL34 0BE, England
St Nectans Glen
This charming natural wonder site at Saint Nectan's Glen is situated where the River Trevillet has delicately carved its way through the swathes of Late Devonian slate and naturally created a splendid 60 waterfall! Over time this itself formed a hole through the original basin where the clear and sparkling waters now cascade into a beautiful valley, stunning to behold and wonderful for family photo backdrops.
Rare specimens of plants make this a recognised Site of Special Scientific Interest, which you can have a good think about in the meditation room!
Marine Drive Widemouth Bay Widemouth Bude Cornwall EX23 0AW
Widemouth Bay is very long open bay popular with families and surfers and at low tide there are hundreds of rock pools to explore.
Situated just 3 miles south of Bude and accessible along the South West coast path, Widemouth Bay offers fantastic conditions to learn surfing or body-boarding, which is why many of the local surf schools are based there. It has also received the Blue Flag Beach Award 2019.
Viewing areas with free car parking are located at both the north and south end of the bay so you can enjoy the fantastic panorama without getting your feet sandy! Surfers will experience a variety peaks from the north to the south end of the beach, breaking on sand or reef, producing spilling or heavy barrelling waves. You'll also spot the Black Rock landmark.
Suitable for: Beginners to experienced surfers. Dangers: High tide rocks in the middle of the beach and at Black rock. Rips also near there. Crowded in the busy season. Tides: Surfable at Mid to high tide. Wind: E/SE offshore.
Weekend lifeguard cover in April. Full lifeguard cover from the 5th of May until the 30th of September. Weekend lifeguard cover in October and full cover from the 20th-28th of October.
Please note: Dogs are welcome throughout the year on the southern section of the beach (Black Rock). The northern part operates a seasonal dog ban between Easter Sunday and 30 September (2018).
The Weir, Marhamchurch, Bude EX23 0JD
Based 2 miles outside of Bude, we are located at The Weir. A stunning 500 acre site full of Cornish charm, beautiful countryside, lakes, coastal paths, various walking & cycling trails, a wildlife centre, Cafe/bistro, leisure spa and much more. It really is the perfect place to spend an action packed day with friends and family.
Tredinnick, Wadebridge Cornwall PL27 7RA
Camel Creek Adventure Park is the perfect day out for all of the family. The Park is an all-weathers’ attraction and open all year round, with annual activities reflecting the seasons. Roller Coasters, Water Rides, Ball Pits, Animals and so much more - there is something for everyone.