Bideford is one of Devons prettiest towns, situated close to several great beaches, including the sandy shores of Westward Ho! which is ideal for surfing, paddle boarding, and swimming.
A great way to spend the day is to hire a bike and take a ride along a section of the famous Tarka Trail down to The Puffing Billy in Great Torrington; this area is the heart of Tarka the Otter territory.
If you are looking for a theme parks, how about a visit to The Big Sheep or The Milky Way, and for older kids (and adults) check out the Ultimate Adventure Centre. The Skern Lodge Outdoor activity centre offers all sorts of exciting adventures, from a family day out exploring in kayaks to something more exhilarating: surfing, abseiling, climbing, rafting, archery and a high ropes course to name a few.
It's not all action-man style adventure. Relax and take in the river views, great pubs, cafes and fish & chip shops lining The Quay, which is stunning by night with chains of street lighting making it feel very continental. In the centre of town, the beautifully landscaped Victoria Park is home to a fabulous outdoor playing area for young children that includes a paddle pool in the summer months.
It is easy to see why Bideford is a firm family favourite.
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