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If you’re looking for a family day out activity days in Barnstaple for your friends or family then you’re in the right place. At Surfing Croyde Bay we’d compiled a list of popular and recommended activities to take part in. All of the activities are located within a short drive of Barnstaple and are suitable for a fun day out.
If you’re in Barnstaple, or a nearby area then you’ve probably noticed you’re in one of the most popular places in the UK to learn to surf. There are numerous surf schools in Croyde but the pick of the bunch is Surfing Croyde Bay. Led by ex-national junior coach Damon Beveridge the surf tuition and equipment is second to none. Half day, full day and multi-day surf experiences are all available. Equipment is provided by Softech Surfboards, the market leader in learning surf equipment.
There are some fantastic Coasteering locations along the North Devon Coast. Baggy Point in Croyde, Hele Bay in Ifracombe are both world class coasteering locations with a hugely biodiverse range of flaura and fauna as well as lots of wildlife to see. The jumps, swims and scambles are ideal from beginner to advanced coasteering participant too!
Coasteering Croyde offer half day and full day Coasteering experiences and can be booked online.
If it’s raining and the kids are driving you insane, a trip to air Extreme can be a real relief. It’s the best trampoline park in the North Devon area and has a cafe for adults that aren’t keen to get involved.
The super trampolines are a firm favorite, which allow kids and adults to trampoline much higher than on a regular trampoline. There’s also a large airbag so you can practice air manouvres in a safe environment.
The cost is around £10 and you can book online on the Air Extreme website.
The Tarka Trail extends for over 52km / 32 miles from Braunton to Barnstaple, then to Instow, Bideford, Great Torrington and on to Meeth.
The trail is traffic free and it ideal for cycling and walking along.
The Tarka Trail makes up part of the “Devon Coast to Coast National Cycle Network (NCN)”. The name Tarka Trail originates from Tarka the Otter in the classic tale written by Henry Williamson.
The route can be explored in segments, Braunton to Barnstaple 10km / 6 miles; Barnstaple to Bideford 14km / 9 miles; Bideford to Great Torrington 10km / 6 miles; Great Torrington to Meeth 18km / 11 miles.