Things to do Near Ladram Bay

To find out What’s On in South Devon please visit the ‘Visit South Devon website’ here
The ‘What’s On’ menu has numerous options such as School Holidays, Family events, this month etc.
The attractions below are sorted by travel time, nearest first.

Otterton Mill (4 mins by car)

Milling has taken place on this site for over 1,000 years, where  waterpower is used to produce stoneground wholemeal flour

Set beside the River Otter in one of Devon’s most beautiful coastal valleys, a warm welcome awaits you at Otterton Mill – the place in Devon to experience the ancient traditions of flour milling, bread baking and much more.

The idyllic setting of our historic working watermill and the stunning surrounding countryside attracts visitors year round from all over the world. They come to enjoy our mill, bakery, cafe-restaurant, local food shop, gift and craft shop, art gallery, live music, and other events.

Otterton Mill near bobby's den holiday caravan

Walking with Llamas on the Jurassic Coast (7 mins by car)

For a truly enjoyable and unforgettable experience come walking with llamas

Llamas are friendly, gentle and intelligent animals and make ideal walking companions. Our llamas are easy to handle and will happily carry your refreshments and waterproofs – leaving you free to relax and enjoy the magnificent scenery.

Peak Hill Llamas is located just outside the Regency seaside town of Sidmouth and is ideally situated to take full advantage of the stunning scenery on this beautiful stretch of the East Devon Coastline. We are based on a 330 acre working farm, and are extremely fortunate in that all our walks, including a section of the South West Coast Path, can be done without leaving the farm’s own land.

We offer a selection of guided walks including a morning stroll with elevenses and an afternoon walk with traditional Devon Cream Tea. Wherever possible we source locally produced food and fair trade tea and coffee for our refreshments.

walking with llamas

Bicton Park Gardens (7 mins by car)

One of the most visited attractions in the South West of Devon

Spanning nearly 300 years of horticultural history, these magnificent grade 1 listed gardens are set in Devon picturesque Otter Valley , between the ancient city of Exeter and England’s Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. The superbly landscaped park combines 18th century tranquillity with modern amenities to provide all year round enjoyment for everyone of all ages including historic glasshouses, a countryside museum, the Bicton Woodland Railway train ride, nature trail, maze, mini golf, indoor and outdoor children’s play complexes, restaurant and shop. All this makes us one of the most visited attractions in the South West of Devon.


bicton park gardens

World of Country Life (18 mins by car)

A visit to World of Country Life is a full day out to remember!

World of Country Life is a family owned visitor attraction in Exmouth, Devon. The park first opened in 1978 and since then has grown and developed over the years, winning a number of awards, to be one of the best family days out in Devon! This year we’re celebrating 40 years of family days out!

The attraction has an eclectic mix of museums, animals, play areas and entertainment, both outdoors and under cover, making it an excellent day out for the whole family, whatever the age, whatever the weather!


World of Country Life visitor attraction Exmouth, Devon

Crealy Adventure Park (20 mins by car)

The biggest theme park in Devon!

Crealy is an award winning family theme park in Devon and boasts over 60 rides and attractions, with spectacular live entertainment shows and animals galore, it’s no wonder that Crealy Adventure Park & Resort is regularly voted the bestday out in Devon.

Our Resort offers the ultimate Devon family holiday with a choice of accommodation ranging from touring & camping pitches to luxury glamping cabins and five-star luxury hot tub lodges. Plus with that wonderful warm Devon welcome – it could only be Crealy Adventure Park & Resort.

Family theme park in South Devon. Only 20 minutes from Ladram bay

Exmouth Boat Trips (22 mins by car)

50 years of award-winning boat trips

Since 1968, Stuart Line Cruises has been listed as one of the “top family attractions in Devon”! With boat trips sailing the coast around Exeter, Exmouth, Torquay and Sidmouth, we give hundreds of thousands of happy passengers the chance to see the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, cruise the beautiful River Exe or visit a picture-postcard South Devon town. Stuart Line Cruises has remained a family business with three boats operating year-round in our distinctive bright colours.

We are an all weather, family-friendly, dog-friendly, value for money experience with boat trips accessible for wheelchair users. Bookings can be made for large groups, small groups and all those in between! We also run also high-speed adrenaline thrills and party cruises, making us known as one of the most popular events in Devon.


Exmouth Boat Trips. One of the top family attractions in Devon.

Pecorama (30 mins by car)

One of Devon’s best loved tourist attractions

Pecorama stands proudly above the village of Beer, high on the hillside overlooking the sea. The 9 acre site includes the manufacturing production of the world famous PECO products, the team behind Railway Modeller and Continental Modeller magazines, as well as one of the West Country’s best loved tourist attractions – Pecorama, which includes the Beer Heights Light Railway. For families, garden lovers and model railway enthusiasts alike, there is something for everyone to make your day out really special.

Devon tourist attractions near Ladram Bay holiday park - Pecorama

Seaton Tramway (33 mins by car)

3 miles of unspoilt countryside along the beautiful Axe Valley

Seaton Tramway operates narrow gauge heritage trams between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton in East Devon’s glorious Axe Valley, travelling alongside the River Axe estuary through two nature reserves and giving an unrivalled view of the abundant wading bird life.

Make A Day Of It
Start your journey at SEATON and ride inland to COLYTON, one of Devon’s hidden jewels, or start at COLYTON and arrive at SEATON, the gateway to the Jurassic Coast.


Seaton Tramway running along the River Axe valley

Seaton Jurassic (35 mins by car)

Travel through time, discover hidden wonders and have a great day out!

Seaton Jurassic is packed with things for you and your family to discover and do. You never know who you’ll come face-to-face with around the next corner!

Arrive with an open mind and you’ll leave with answers to some of the Earth’s biggest questions!

At Seaton Jurassic we’ll take you on a journey like no other – back in time!

Seaton Jurassic - things for you and your family to discover and do.

Things to do in South Devon

Go to the Visit South Devon website.

Whether it’s a short break away or a large family holiday, there are so many things to do in South Devon, attractions, activities, beaches, museums, walks, and so much more – there is something for everyone, you really will be spoilt for choice.

Events in South Devon are all year round providing an endless supply of new and exciting things to do in South Devon – and things to keep the kids amused!


A visit to South Devon isn’t complete without visiting one of the many beautiful beaches along the coastline. From small secluded coves, to large golden sands, South Devon beaches are perfect for family days out, or long walks to enjoy the scenery.


There are hundreds of attractions and places to visit across South Devon, whatever you are into, and whatever the weather.

Discover the area’s rich history, heritage and culture at one of the many museums and galleries, historical houses and gardens – National Trust and English Heritage also have sites across South Devon.

You’ll have no trouble keeping the kids entertained either, with plenty of family attractions, from theme parks to zoos, indoor play parks, and so much more.


There are hundreds of active and adrenaline filled things to do in South Devon.

With huge expanses of stunning coastline and rich countryside, South Devon is the ideal playground for those who love to fuel their holiday with adventure.

A haven for those who love walking or cycling – miles of South West Coast Path and cycle trails to explore are around every corner in South Devon.

If it’s golf that’s your sport, be sure to have a look at the choice of courses on offer. With some of the most spectacular views around, its no wonder there are some truly stunning golf courses dotted around South Devon.

The coastline also means South Devon is a centre for watersports – canoeing, kayaking, surfing, stand up paddle boarding, windsurfing – you can do it all in South Devon.

Events & Festivals

South Devon is brimming full of fantastic events and festivals on all year round – food festivals, regattas, music festivals, art festivals – be sure to check out what’s on in the area so you don’t miss a thing.

Natural Outdoors

South Devon is famed for its beautiful landscape – and with a World Heritage Site, 3 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a National Park, over 120miles of stunning coastline, and acres of rural countryside – you won’t find a more stunning natural landscape to explore.