26th May 2021

5 Things to do as a family in Sidmouth

Family time away is precious, it’s a time to step back from the everyday stresses, constant buzzes and that endless pile of washing that just doesn’t get smaller. It’s time to step away from modern life and get back to what really matters; creating memories together that will make the photo albums. 

Not only are we just 200 yards from Sidmouth’s beach, we’re ideally located in the heart of Devon for endless fun-filled activities. Take a look at our top 5 things to do as a family in Sidmouth. 

Donkey Sanctuary

If you want the cute factor and all for a good cause, then the Donkey Sanctuary is a must. The Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary is a local charity that has been providing a home and care for Donkeys for over 50 years. What could be cuter than petting a Donkey?

Make a splash  

There’s nothing quite like splishing and splashing about in a swimming pool. With our heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, whatever the weather, we can guarantee that you can still get your cossies on. Let the kids let off some steam as they swim carefree and if splashing about isn’t quite for you, why not relax on our sun loungers with a good book?

Crealy Adventure Park 

Just 20 minutes from the Victoria Hotel, Crealy Adventure Park is the perfect family day out. With over 60 rides and attractions, live shows and furry friends galore it’s no surprise that it’s been voted the best day out in Devon for eight years running! 


You can’t visit Devon without a Dartmoor adventure! Pack a picnic and head out ready for stunning views and maybe even some wild ponies too. From castle ruins to caves, the whole family will love the great outdoors and why wouldn’t you? It’s wild, invigorating and feels amazing! 

Sail Away

To quote Wind in the Willows, “there is NOTHING - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats” and we couldn’t agree more! Set sail onto the calm waters and see the World Heritage Site of the Jurassic coast from a whole new perspective. Stuart Line Cruises are all-weather, family-friendly and dog-friendly boat trips that set sail around Exeter, Exmouth, Torquay and Sidmouth.