Top 10 Family Holiday Parks in Devon

Our Best Holiday Parks in Devon for Family Holidays

Devon is a perfect location for looking for a great family holiday closer to home. Bordering both Cornwall and Somerset, it has two coastlines and the beautiful moorlands, forests, farmland, rolling hills, trickling rivers, a Cathedral city and market towns in between.

The South coast of Devon has a number of areas families like to visit and with good reason. There is the English Riviera with its beautiful clean beaches, secluded coves and traditional coastal harbour towns complete with ice cream parlours and palm trees. Or the Jurrasic coast which actually extends from the south coast of Devon through to Dorset for your mini explorers to enjoy and search for that next big fossil discovery.

The north coast offers dramatic cliff faces covered in well-established forests, rolling green hills, beautiful golden sand beaches ideal for surfing holidays, harbour towns and rugged boulder coves with waterfalls and caves perfect to explore from the land and the sea.

Somewhere in between the two coasts why not put on your walking boots and explore the beautiful wilderness or maybe a family bike ride along the Tarka trail.

For good reason Devon has an abundance of great quality holiday parks, perfect for those looking to escape the city and enjoy the tranquillity of the surrounding countryside and local wildlife. Equally there are the holiday parks which are perfect for those family's looking for never ending thrills and family entertainment. We have dog friendly holiday parks in Devon, cheap caravan holidays in Devon and the best holiday parks in Devon by the sea here as well. We couldn't possibly include them all within our top ten and we have tried to include out top family caravan and holiday parks in Devon offering a little something for everyone, whether that be due to its location or facilities. If you do feel that we have missed one of the best holiday parks in Devon, then please do let us know.

top family holiday parks in Devon

Exmouth, Devon

Devon Cliffs Holiday Park is located near Exmouth on the sunny south coast of Devon. In an area known as Sandy Bay, it shouldn't be too much of a surprise to know the award winning beach which is sandy with rock pools and cliffs is only a few steps away.

The local town of Exmouth is not too far away with lots of independent stores and restaurants and is perfect for those looking for active adventures. It offers cycle and walking paths such as the Exe Estuary cycle trail. A brilliant skate park and if it's water sports you enjoy, then this is a perfect base. If the children do get bored in the local area, then there's always a day out in the historic Cathederal city of Exeter which is not too far away and or day trip to Crealy Adventure Park should not be missed.

This is Haven Holidays largest holiday park and there is a lot on offer to keep families entertained during their stay with more activities on the way. Try your hand at Adventure golf, The Jump, the climbing wall or maybe pottery for those who have creative children. New for 2023 is an inflatable obstacle course and tube slides to add to the indoor and outdoor pools complete with water slides and a safer shallow play area for the younger visitors. There's amusements and outdoor play areas.

With so much on offer maybe the best way to explore everything the park has to offer is to explore the park on a segway. There are various onsite eateries such as fish and chips and Papa John's Pizza's or why not enjoy a relaxing meal and drink in a picturesque spot at the South Beach Cafe. Choose from either a caravan or lodge holiday home to suit your family needs and budget such as dog friendly or adapted units.

Why is Devon Cliffs One of the Best Family Holiday Park in Devon?

  • Entertainment and arcades
  • Beachside location
  • Pet friendly accommodation and walking area's
  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools complete with water slides


Devon Cliffs Holiday Park
Sandy Bay
Tel: 01395 226226


Devon Cliffs Holiday Park

Best Holiday Parks in Devon for families

Paignton Devon

If its postcard perfect views of the South Devon coastline you want to wake up to everyday, then Waterside Holiday Park would make a perfect choice. Situated hillside on the Torbay coastline, Waterside Holiday Park benefits from its proximity to many fine beaches including the award winning Goodrington Sands, with its crystal clear waters and beach which is cleaned daily and regarded as safe due to its shallow waters.

The local coastal town of Paington is nearby with it's beautiful beaches, palm trees, harbour and pier to explore and enjoy, complete with many fine independent stores, bar's, cafe's and restaurants. You can choose to explore this coastline's many sheltered bays from the sea whilst keeping fit on a SUP, or maybe catch a ride on the local steam train which passes by the holiday park to one side and the beach on the other.

Back on this pet friendly holiday park in Devon, you can enjoy a dip in the new indoor pool or maybe take the kids to the play park, enjoy a lovely family meal at the end of the day at the bar and restaurant whilst enjoying amazing coastline views. Before returning to a choice of caravan holiday homes to suit your family budget and needs.

Why is Waterside Holiday Park Great for Family Holidays in Devon?

  • Holiday homes available to purchase
  • Picturesque coastline location
  • Pet friendly accommodation
  • Indoor swimming pool


Waterside Holiday Park
Three Beaches
Dartmouth Road
Tel: 01803 221261

Waterside Holiday Park

A Family Waving at the Steam Train Passangers with Far Reaching Coastal Views of South Devon

Ruda Holiday Park is within a frisby throw of Croyde beach and only a short distance from the idyllic, unspoilt and charming Croyde village. The beach is well known for being a surf mecca and therefore attracts surfers form all over Britain and further afield to challenge themselves in the excellent Atlantic waves whilst also inspiring the next generation of budding surfers who watch from the shoreline whilst building sand castles and covering parents.

If you and your family are inspired then maybe take the short walk through the dunes to the village and either hire some equipment or book yourself some lessons from the many shops on offer. However if you and your family prefer to stay dry then why not trade your sandals for some walking boots and head off and enjoy a coastal walk around Baggy Point and over to the nearby village of Woolacombe where you can stop off for a bite to eat before returning to enjoy a glorious Devonshire sunset.

Onsite at this top beach side holiday park in Devon, there  are lots on offer to keep the kids’ entertained, from the adventure playground to the amazing indoor swimming pool complete with slides and rapids to suit all ages. There is an onsite mini market, chip shop and even a surf shop selling everything you should need for your stay providing the essentials and some non-essentials like surf wax. There is a bar and restaurant where your family can relax and enjoy a refreshing drink and meal or maybe a Devonshire cream tea whilst discussing the surf forecast for the following day. However you can always head back into the village for a real ale and freshly caught and locally prepared food in The Thatch, Blue Groove or Billy Buds.

There are various accommodation types to choose from ranging from your own accommodation, glamping or staying in one of the caravan or lodge holiday homes.

Why is Ruda a Top Family Holiday Park in North Devon?

  • Beachside location, it really is a short walk to the beach!
  • Perfect choice of the local surfing beaches
  • Adventure Pool with slides and river rapids
  • Bar, restaurant and onsite entertainment


Ruda Holiday Park
Croyde Bay
EX33 1NP


Ruda Holiday Park

Croyde Beach near Ruda Holiday Park

Combe Martin, North Devon

Sandaway Beach Holiday Park is perched above and only a short walk away from the North Devon coastline and has enviable and beautiful far reaching forest and sea views. With its own private access to Mermaids Cove beach, you can arrive and head straight to the refreshing ocean within minutes where the children can explore the rock pools and dip their toes in the sea whilst the parents can choose to press pause and enjoy the fresh air and sand between their toes. Once rejuvenated, you can choose to explore the many secluded coves, sea caves, beaches and forest topped cliffs this coastline has to offer by booking a kayak tour suitable for all the family.

Back on dryland but not for long, there is an outdoor swimming pool including a safe bathing area perfect for keeping the younger children safe. A children’s play area and an onsite bar and restaurant serving food and refreshing drinks to enjoy in the sunshine.

Choose to stay in one of their caravan holiday homes, lodges, apartments, chalets or arrive with your own tent and enjoy a pitch with a perfect sea views.

Why is Sandaway Beach Holiday Park Great for Family Holidays?

  • Private access to a secluded beach
  • Perfect choice or local surfing beaches
  • Outdoor swimming pool with sea views
  • Bar, restaurant and entertainment


Sandaway Beach Holiday Park
Combe Martin
North Devon
Tel: 01271 883155


Sandaway Beach Holiday Park


Families Exploring Rock Pools on a North Devon Beach

Tavistock, Devon

If you’re not sure whether you should head to the North Devon coast or the South West Cornish coastline for the perfect holiday this year. Why not consider Woodovis Holiday Park which is pretty much in-between both and therefore offers you the perfect base to explore both coasts. Located near to the beautiful and traditional market town of Tavistock, which claims to be the home of the cream tea (it would be rude not to) and with easy access to the diversely dramatic and rugged scenery of Dartmoor. The west coast beaches of Bude and Padstow, the east coast beaches of Torbay and the south coast beaches of Looe are all only a short drive away if the family do need to dip their toes in the sea.

The holiday park is surrounded and sheltered by beautiful woodlands and offers a range of accommodation options to choose from including camping and touring pitches, glamping, luxury caravans and a cottage. There is as much or little to do as you want, so for those who love activities then why not head off to the heated indoor swimming pool, children’s play area or hire an electric bike. Whilst for those who prefer to relax and unwind there's always the spa pool, a game of pentanque or a nice stroll with your dog through the woods and meadow whilst spotting the local wildlife. Upon your return there's no need to worry about how mucky the dog gets as they even have a doggy spa, a great family and dog friendly holiday park in Devon.

Why is Woodovis Holiday Park Ideal for Rural Family Holidays in Devon?

  • Multi award winning Holiday Park
  • Electric bike hire available to explore the many bike trails locally
  • Heated swimming pool and spa
  • Close to Dartmoor

Woodovis Park
Woodovis House
PL19 8NY


Woodovis Park

An Arial View of Woodovis Holiday Park Surrounded by Trees

Budleigh Salterton, Devon

Ladram Bay is a family owned, award winning Holiday Park which overlooks the spectacular Ladram Bay Beach on the south coast of Devon. Here you can choose to stay in your own accommodation whether that be camping or touring. Or maybe try one of the lovely glamping pods or bell tents they have available. Finally they also provide a range of caravan holiday homes and luxury lodges for that modern, luxury holiday stay. Mostly all benefitting from idyllic sea and coastal views and enjoy private access to a sheltered sand and pebble beach.

The holiday park offers so much for all the family to keep you entertained throughout your stay including an indoor swimming pool complete with sea scooters and scuba diving lessons. For those who like to keep active and healthy, they also offer aqua fit and a gym including the opportunity of booking a personnal training session. Or maybe head to the indoor climbing wall, the soft play area or even challenge the kids to some arcade fun. If it’s the great outdoors you prefer then have a round of adventure golf, watch the kids have the most amazing time and make great friends on the adventure playground or laugh your way around the outdoor splash zone suitable for all ages and non-swimmers.

The entertainment doesn’t stop there though, head off to Waves entertainment bar for an evening full of entertainment for the whole family after enjoying a fine meal whilst taking in the amazing views at Pebbles restaurant. This top Devon family holiday park really does have something for everyone. It is perfectly placed within this beautiful stretch of Devonshire coastline known as the Jurassic Coast to inspire the children to search for some hidden treasures and take part in some fossil hunting and don't forget the dog, not only do they love to sniff out a fossil they are more than welcome too!

Why is Ladram Bay Holiday Park Perfect for Family Holidays in Devon?

  • Located within the Jurassic Coast perfect for the younger fossil hunters
  • A wide range of accommodation types to choose from including dog friendly
  • Restaurant, entertainment bar and takeaway onsite
  • Swimming pool, gym, arcade, soft play, climbing wall and much much more


Ladram Bay Holiday Park
Budleigh Salterton


Ladram Bay Holiday Park

People Riding SUP's on the Sea in a Beautifully Shelteres Devonshire Cove

Holsworthy, Devon

Hedley Wood Holiday Park has something new for 2023! A newly built leisure venue complete with a heated indoor swimming pool, bar and restaurant allowing you and your family to sit back and relax with a hearty meal, cream tea or a refreshing cool drink after an energising swim. If the children still have lots of energy, then there's always plenty of outdoor space for them to enjoy the fresh air and children’s play park. Or maybe they could take the dog for a walk in the onsite dog walking area.

This peaceful and relaxing holiday park sits on the Devon and Cornwall border and only a short distance away from the coastal town of Bude, with its many independent stores and fine cafe's. Not to mention a wide choice of beaches to choose from and it's very own open air sea pool. Perfect for open salt water swimming and safe bathing for the little ones who aren’t so keen on the Atlantic waves, which attracts surfers from both counties and further afield offering beautifully perfect rideable waves. If it is a surfing holiday park that your family want,  why not consider booking yourself a lesson in the many local surf schools.

Further afield consider a day trip to Hartland point and enjoy some fine and diverse scenery whilst walking along the coastal path. Or if its more activities the children desire then maybe a day's outing to the all-weather Milky Way Adventure Park or the North Devon Wakepark with its fantastic inflatable aqua park. Whatever you decide to do during the day at least you know you and your favourite pet can relax in a choice of holiday homes to suit your family needs and budget when you return. If you feel that this is the perfect holiday park for your family then why not consider looking at the holiday homes for sale in Devon whilst your there, knowing then you can return year after year. 

Why is Hedley Wood Holiday Park a Top Family Holiday Park?

  • Located on the Devon and Cornish border ideal for exploring both counties
  • A dog friendly holiday park including a designated dog walking area
  • Brand new leisure venue including swimming pool, bar and restaurant.
  • A relaxing family friendly holiday park with holiday homes available to buy

Hedley Wood Holiday Park
EX22 7ED
Tel: 01288 271014

Hedley Wood Holiday Park

The Sea Pool at Bude with the Atlantic Ocean in the Background

Nr. Dawlish, South Devon

Cofton Holiday Park is a well-established family run holiday park, perfectly situated not far from the cathedral city of Exeter and yet is surrounded by glorious Devonshire countryside and the wonderful coastline of South Devon with its many golden sand beaches. Whether your family loves an action packed adventurous week, or a week sat with fishing rod in hand beside one of the four well stoked fishing lakes, this is a top caravan park with fishing lakes. Not forgetting the dog of course who is more than welcome and no doubt will enjoy the many miles of nature trails, beaches and forests to walk through all nearby.

You can choose to stay in a range of different accommodation to suit your family’s needs and budget. They have luxury lodges, cottages and caravan holiday stays some with hot tubs and dog friendly. Of course you can also choose to arrive in your own tourer, tent or show winning retro camper if you prefer to be closer to nature and the far reaching views the site has to offer.

Onsite there is so much to keep your family busy for your stay such as the woodland adventure playground, the high rope course, the pump track for those who like to test their bike, skate or scooter skills. There’s an indoor and outdoor pool, soft play area, a water soft play area and even scuba scooters for those adrenaline hunters looking to explore what lies beneath.
However if all this sounds a bit too much then you can enjoy the private woodland walks, a tractor ride a game of bowls or even head off to the sauna and steam room for complete relaxation. 

There's also a wide range of entertainment and activities to keep both the children and adults alike fully entertained and excited throughout the day and into the night. These range from toddler and kids club activities through to bingo, comedy and cabaret acts making sure all the family enjoy each day and create everlasting memories to the very end. 

Why Do We Think Cofton Holiday Park id Ideal for Family Holidays?

  • Well stoked fishing lakes
  • A dog friendly holiday park including a private wooded dog walking area and near to dog friendly beaches nearby
  • swimming pools, adventure playgrounds, bar, takeaway and restaurant.
  • An adventurous or relaxing family friendly holiday park with holiday homes available to buy

Cofton Holidays
Nr. Dawlish
South Devon
Tel: 01626 890111


Cofton Holiday Park

A Family Sitting Beside their Tent on a Holiday Park in Devon

Woolacombe, North Devon

Golden Coast Leisure Park is a well-established Holiday Park and ideal for families. Located only a short walk from the award winning, stunningly beautiful Woolacombe Beach . The beach attracts people from all over year after year and it's easy to see why with it's almost three mile stretch of golden sands, dog friendly areas and lifeguards on patrol ensuring people are informed and kept safe during their stay. It is perfect at low tide for rock pooling with the kids and mastering surfing at all stages of the tide in the Atlantic waves. The village has all you need from fine restaurants, traditional Devonshire pubs, fudge and pasty shops and one of the finest chip shops in the country.

The holiday Park itself has everything a family would need for an action packed holiday. Most notably and thrilling is their wave surfing simulator, swimming pools, flumes, climbing wall, arcade, play areas and golf. If you prefer something a little more relaxing you could head off to the ceramic studio and create your own piece of art or why not explore the holiday park and their discovery trail where you and the children are encouraged to explore the whole park whilst learning all about the local wildlife and bugs.

If it’s the traditional holiday park entertainment your family looks forward to then there is plenty on offer to keep the family entertained from day time activities through to the evening entertainment where you can sit back enjoy a drink and some good locally sourced and freshly caught food.

Golden Coast has a choice of accommodation types such as caravan holiday homes, villa's, an apartment and even houses to suit you and your family’s needs and budget.

Why is Golden Coast Leisure Park is One of the Best Family Parks in Devon?

  • Surf simulator 
  • A dog friendly holiday park and near to dog friendly beaches
  • Swimming pools, discovery tail, traditional pub, bars and restaurant.
  • Award winning beach location with excellent surf


Golden Coast
Station Road
North Devon
EX34 7HW
Tel: 01271 872000


Golden Coast

A Person Body Boarding on a Surf Simulator on a Holiday Park Near Woolacombe

Near Bideford, Devon

Bideford Bay Holiday Park benefits from a rural coastal location and enjoys far reaching picturesque sea views. With the beautiful sandy beach of Westward Ho! just a short drive away, perfect for all ages to learn to surf, walk the dog or cover the parents in sand in one direction. The historic coastal fishing village of Clovelly with its traditional cobbled streets, beautiful harbour, shops, galleries and surrounding beautiful coastal walks in the other. If the kids seek further entertainment then take your pick, close by are The Big Sheep, The Milky Way and the North Devon Wake and Aqua Park.

Back onsite at Bideford Bay Holiday Park, choose to play or have a relaxing swim in either the indoor or outdoor pools complete with flume rides. Allow the kids to head off to the adventure playground or soft play or maybe a game of mini golf for all the family. When you do get a chance to relax why not head to the bar and restaurant to enjoy a smooth local ale, a coffee or maybe a Devonshire cream tea! Whilst enjoying the family entertainment making sure all the family are kept smiling throughout their stay.

You can choose to stay in a caravan holiday home, a stylish lodge or even a newly renovated chalet, with many offering pet friendly stays. If you and your family do decide this top Devonshire family holiday park is the perfect place to enjoy year after year, then why not take a look at their holiday homes for sale whilst your there.

Why is Bideford Bay Holiday Park a Great Holiday Park for Families?

  • Very close to the beautiful Westward Ho! Beach and village
  • Holiday homes available to purchase
  • Indoor and outdoor pools and adventure playground
  • Nearby coastal walks and children’s entertainment venues

Bideford Bay Holiday Park
Near Bideford
EX39  5DU


Bideford Bay Holiday Park

An Image of People Enjoying Refreshments on a Terrace Overlooking the Woods and Sea