Going on holiday during Easter (2nd week). We are staying near Barnstaple, self-catering. I just wondered if anyone had any personal recommendations of things to do, especially with children. Ages of kids in our group start from 3 up to 6, boys and girls.
I have seen bits on the internet and we have also visited Woolacombe and Lynton/Lynmouth in the past, which are great. But just like to hear from people who have been to other attractions/local beaches/nice towns etc.
We used to spend lots of time at the 'Cobbaton Combat Collection' when we were young. Helped that it was owned by our next door neighbour! Big sheep and Wayermouth castle as Others have said were always a nice treat, not to mention all the free beaches! Squires fish and chip shop/ restaurant on the way to santon sands was always a favourite.
We love Arlington Court (NT) - 2 wonderful woodland play areas, carriage museum, and they'll probably have an Easter egg hunt on. If weathers good, head to the beach ( Putsbourgh or Saunton) and having 2 boys who like all things transport, the Woody Bay railway and heading to Lynton/Lynmouth using the funicular railway are also a big hit.
Ah thanks guys! Those suggestions are great. We are going to try The Big Sheep and Watermouth Castle which sounds quite quirky from reading the reviews. Hadn't heard of Arlington Court so going to check that out. I do love a good NT place. We are also going back to Lynton and Lynmouth. Our girls are a bit older now so will hopefully enjoy the train :-) Of course, a lot of this depends on the weather... does a sun dance