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Ilfracombe Aquarium

Ilfracombe Aquarium is an award-winning, all-weather, educational, family attraction located in the Old Lifeboat House alongside Ilfracombe's picturesque and historic harbour. The town is found on the dramatic North Devon coast 20 minutes drive from Barnstaple, just over an hours drive from Bude, set amongst the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

National Lobster Hatchery

Visit the Lobster Hatchery and see for yourself how science is helping to conserve the fishing tradition in Cornwall and beyond. The main attraction has to be seeing the young lobsters growing up ready to be released.

MLH Surf Coaching

MLH Surf Coaching specialises in one to one & small group surf lessons for beginners, intermediates and advanced. Keeping our groups to a Max of 4 you get the highest level of personal care and attention to speed your learning in and out of the water. Miles is a professional British Surf Champion, so you’ve really got the best teaching YOU to surf.

Soft Play at The Venue

The Venue in Bude have a fantastic soft play area for children along with 10 lanes of high quality bowling with animated scoring, ‘Glo-bowling’ and disco lighting! Ramps and gutter rails are available so all ages and abilities can play! Amusement arcade games and machines to keep you entertained for hours.

Bowling at The Venue

The Venue in Bude have 10 lanes of high quality bowling with animated scoring, ‘Glo-bowling’ and disco lighting! Ramps and gutter rails are available so all ages and abilities can play! Huge selection of amusement arcade games and machines to keep you entertained for hours.

Crabbing in Bude

Crabbing remains a family favourite pastime on the beaches in Bude. It’s cheap, fun and a great way for children to learn about the animals that live on the sea shore.

Discover rockpools in Bude

Exploring rockpools is like discovering a hidden world that children (and adults) might otherwise overlook. There's are a wide variety of species, with complex relationships all living in this secret habitat. They can be a fantastic way to learn about marine organisms that would otherwise be very difficult to see and learn about.

Cycle Routes in Bude

One of the most pleasant and active ways to take in the sights of Bude is on two wheels. With roads and trails that are generally quiet and accessible, you’ll find us a great place for cycling breaks in Cornwall. There are some challenging places to conquer, but also pleasant, level routes such as the Bude Canal towpath and nature reserve.

Welcombe Pottery

Ceramics and Glass. We are two potters making and selling from Welcombe Pottery. David Westcott throws in stoneware. Using a 'chun' glaze, rich in blues & greens, with shells printed into the clay Alice Gare works in slip decorated earthenware and kiln formed glass. Using bright fresh coastal colours she makes clocks, plates and wall hangings.

Camel Creek Adventure Park

Nestled in 111 acres of Cornish countryside, Camel Creek is a haven of family-friendly rides, giant play areas and animal encounters. With Cornwall’s only 5D Simulator, and outdoor undercover play the Adventure Park is an all-weather attraction suitable for the whole family, rain or shine.