Local Attractions

Nestled serenely in our own glorious corner of Devon, we’re perfectly situated to explore all the bountiful delights Devon has to offer!

Cofton Holidays is situated in the heart of thriving South Devon. Whilst we’re perfectly nestled in our own glorious corner, we’re within driving distance of numerous local attractions and must sees.

Whether you’re visiting us in the school holidays or during the quieter low season months, there is always a plethora of activities for you to see and do.

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Babbacombe Cliff Railway

35 minutes

Where: Babbacombe Cliff Railway, Babbacombe Downs Rd, Torquay TQ1 3LF

Great for: The Whole Family

Surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery to be found in the UK, the Cliff Railway provides a vital and non-exhausting way for locals and holiday makers alike to soak up the peaceful atmosphere and take in the amazing views as they travel to and from the water’s edge.

Entry charge: Yes

Parking charge: Yes

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Babbacombe Model Village

33 mins

Where: Babbacombe, Torquay

Great for: Kids

Feel like a giant at the model village as you explore 4 acres of award-winning gardens showcasing hundreds of model scenes, vehicles & people.

Entry charge: Yes

Parking charge: Yes

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Buckfast Abbey

30 minutes

Where: Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0EE

Great for: A leisurely day out

Take a leisurely stroll around the gardens or learn more about the rich history inside the Abbey - the Benedictine Monks who call this home welcome you to this stunning location all year round.

Entry charge: Free

Parking charge: n/a

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Canonteign Falls

25 minutes

Where: Lower Ashton, Dartmoor National Park, EX6 7RH

Great for: Outdoor Enthusiasts

Home to England’s highest manmade waterfall, Canonteign Falls is a magnificent example of a Victorian folly set in a magical natural paradise. The waterfalls themselves descend for over 70m making this one of the most breathtaking attractions in Devon and providing a wonderful day out for all the family.

Entry charge: Yes

Parking charge: n/a

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Babbacombe Model Village

33 mins

Where: Babbacombe, Torquay

Great for: Kids

Feel like a giant at the model village as you explore 4 acres of award-winning gardens showcasing hundreds of model scenes, vehicles & people.

Entry charge: Yes

Parking charge: Yes

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Crealy Great Adventure Park

29 mins

Where: Clyst St Mary, Exeter

Great for: Kids

Fabulous countryside, over 60 amazing rides and attractions, and that wonderful warm Devon welcome – it could only be Crealy Great Adventure Park!

Entry charge: Yes

Parking charge: No

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Diggerland

35 minutes

Where: Verbeer Manor, Willand, Cullompton EX15 2PE

Great for: The Whole Family

Diggerland is The Ultimate Adventure Theme Park Experience where children and adults alike can ride, drive and operate REAL diggers, dumpers and other full- size construction machinery.

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Splashdown Quaywest

38 minutes

Where: Goodrington Sands, Tanners Lane, TQ4 6LN

Great for: Families

Be prepared for an adrenaline-fuelled time at the UK's BIGGEST waterpark! With rides, slides and flumes galore... it's gonna be wild!

Entry charge: Yes

Parking charge: n/a

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Babbacombe Cliff Railway

35 minutes

Where: Babbacombe Cliff Railway, Babbacombe Downs Rd, Torquay TQ1 3LF

Great for: The Whole Family

Surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery to be found in the UK, the Cliff Railway provides a vital and non-exhausting way for locals and holiday makers alike to soak up the peaceful atmosphere and take in the amazing views as they travel to and from the water’s edge.

Entry charge: Yes

Parking charge: Yes

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Canonteign Falls

25 minutes

Where: Lower Ashton, Dartmoor National Park, EX6 7RH

Great for: Outdoor Enthusiasts

Home to England’s highest manmade waterfall, Canonteign Falls is a magnificent example of a Victorian folly set in a magical natural paradise. The waterfalls themselves descend for over 70m making this one of the most breathtaking attractions in Devon and providing a wonderful day out for all the family.

Entry charge: Yes

Parking charge: n/a

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Escot House

35 minutes

Where: Escot Park, Ottery St Mary, EX11 1LU

Great for: Family Friendly

Wildwood Escot is East Devon’s conservation and wildlife branch of the Wildwood Trust. With its winding woodland paths and beautiful flowers, Wildwood Escot hosts the perfect environment for our collection of native and formerly-native wildlife.

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Exe Adventures

Where: River Exe

Great for: Families

We're fortunate to be surrounded by the awesome Exe Estuary and epic coastline. Get your sea legs on and book a water-based activity with Exe Adventures, a leading local activity speciality.

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Babbacombe Cliff Railway

35 minutes

Where: Babbacombe Cliff Railway, Babbacombe Downs Rd, Torquay TQ1 3LF

Great for: The Whole Family

Surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery to be found in the UK, the Cliff Railway provides a vital and non-exhausting way for locals and holiday makers alike to soak up the peaceful atmosphere and take in the amazing views as they travel to and from the water’s edge.

Entry charge: Yes

Parking charge: Yes

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Buckfast Abbey

30 minutes

Where: Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0EE

Great for: A leisurely day out

Take a leisurely stroll around the gardens or learn more about the rich history inside the Abbey - the Benedictine Monks who call this home welcome you to this stunning location all year round.

Entry charge: Free

Parking charge: n/a

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Dartmouth Steam Railway & Riverboat Company

35 minutes

Where: Dartmouth Steam Railway, Queens Park Station, Torbay Road, Paignton, TQ4 6AF

Great for: Families

Based on the glorious South Devon coastline in South West England, enjoy your days out in Devon on our steam trains, boat trips and paddle steamer - the only attraction in Devon that lets you enjoy the delights of Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, Dartmouth and the River Dart, Kingswear and Totnes on your day out!

Entry charge: Yes

Parking charge: Yes

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Escot House

35 minutes

Where: Escot Park, Ottery St Mary, EX11 1LU

Great for: Family Friendly

Wildwood Escot is East Devon’s conservation and wildlife branch of the Wildwood Trust. With its winding woodland paths and beautiful flowers, Wildwood Escot hosts the perfect environment for our collection of native and formerly-native wildlife.

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Canonteign Falls

25 minutes

Where: Lower Ashton, Dartmoor National Park, EX6 7RH

Great for: Outdoor Enthusiasts

Home to England’s highest manmade waterfall, Canonteign Falls is a magnificent example of a Victorian folly set in a magical natural paradise. The waterfalls themselves descend for over 70m making this one of the most breathtaking attractions in Devon and providing a wonderful day out for all the family.

Entry charge: Yes

Parking charge: n/a

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Crealy Great Adventure Park

29 mins

Where: Clyst St Mary, Exeter

Great for: Kids

Fabulous countryside, over 60 amazing rides and attractions, and that wonderful warm Devon welcome – it could only be Crealy Great Adventure Park!

Entry charge: Yes

Parking charge: No

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Dartmoor Zoological Park

50 minutes

Where: Sparkwell, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 5DG

Great for: Walking on the wild side

Dartmoor Zoological Park is a very, very special place… It was once on the edge of ruin, when in 2006, a local family came to the rescue and turned its fortunes around. It is now a leading conservation and educational facility.

Entry charge: Yes

Parking charge: No

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Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve

26 mins
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Where: Dawlish Warren

Great for: Families

Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve is an area of grassland, sand dunes, mudflats and centres on a 1½ mile long sandspit/beach across the mouth of the Exe Estuary.

Entry charge: Free

Parking charge: Yes

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