7 things to do in Woolacombe on a rainy day

However much we wish for sun, we don’t always get it here in Devon! But that doesn’t mean we’re not a top destination for you and your family, in fact, we’ve got so many wet-weather things to do that you know that your holiday won’t be ruined if the heavens do open!

1. Surf

Hey, you’re gonna get wet even if the sun is shining, so why not suit-up and head out into the swell? If you’re not quite confident enough to hit the sea, we’ve got a surf simulator at Golden Coast, where you can have a taste of why we live in this part of the world.


2. Ilfracombe Aquarium

Small, friendly, and jam-packed with pretty sea-creatures for the little ones to look at, we absolutely love an afternoon at Ilfracombe Aquarium when the weather doesn’t permit beaching! Entry £4.50 per adult, £3.50 per child (2016 prices).


3. Stay onsite with us

We’ve got everything from indoor swimming pools, climbing walls, pool kayaking, pottery painting, cinema and bowling – so whatever the weather, you’re sure to be entertained. Check out all of our onsite facilities now at woolacombe.co.uk.


4. Exmoor Zoo

Small, intimate and with a population of animals from around the globe that you can actually feed yourself, it’s no wonder Exmoor Zoo has just been awarded best attraction in the South West! Great for both kids and grown-ups with a soft spot for little furry beasts.


5. Learn about your favourite tipple at Big Sheep Brewery

Not just a brewery tour, but a beer show. An actual show about beer. With free beer tasters at the end of the show. All whilst the kids are playing in the indoor playground or riding on the vintage carousel. Need we say more?


6. Eat

If there is one thing we do well in Devon, it’s eat. If you don’t want to leave Woolacombe, check out our list of the best pubs in town here. There are also our famous Devon cream teas to munch on (cream before the jam) and it wouldn’t be a holiday in the UK without fish and chips in the car by the sea.


7. Shop shop shop!

At Barnstaple’s Pannier Market. From fresh local produce to take home as presents, to art, handmade jewelry, crafts and just about anything else you could think of – you’ll find it in Barnstaple. Located conveniently on the high street, it’s a shopper’s dream on a rainy Devon day!


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