Vintage Fairground Fun for all the Family! Come and ride on our historic working fairground rides, see our stunning fairground art, and view our vintage vehicles and living wagons. The Carousel Cafe is open for meals, snacks and drinks.
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).
Cyril and his team at Big Blue Surf School at Summerleaze Beach will have you stood up catching your first wave in no time! If you’ve some experience, you’ll move-on to your first turn, hunting for barrels and hitting the lip! Try the Sunset Surf sessions when the beach is quiet for a truly memorable experience. Private and group sessions are available, including specially trained staff to provide tuition for disabled children and children with autism.
We're all kids at heart, so why not take the plunge and join Sam Roberts from Atlantic Pursuits to learn Canadian Canoeing. You’ll have lots of fun and a truly great experience. Paddle sport activities are based on the Bude Canal (by the Tourist Information Centre). A discount is available if you’re planning on doing several activities.
Beau Nidol is a small shop and craft unit alongside the Bude Canal with a gorgeous selection of art and jewellery made from glass and bone. In addition to the shop, Hannah offers four types of workshops throughout the year in fused glass, Tiffany glass, bone carving and stained glass. All of the equipment is provided, along with expert guidance. Take home what you make!
Broomhill Manor Stables is a fun and friendly riding stables on the outskirts of the coastal resort of Bude. We offer riding for all ages and abilities on well-schooled horses and ponies, which are well-mannered, responsive and enjoy their work. Our experienced and qualified instructors cater for all ages and abilities from pony rides for the beginner, through to Group Rides for Experienced or Novice riders.
On your visit you’ll will see British and Asian Short Clawed Otters playing and being fed close at hand. Wallabies and Muntjac Deer roam the 21-acre grounds. There are Fallow Deer in a woodland enclosure, and you’ll come across Deer and Birds of Prey in the the wildwood. Check out the Meerkats from the walkway and see the Servals before walking to the Old Quarry and tranquil Quarry Pool. There are picnic areas and a fantastic Tea Room. The Centre, its conservation efforts and rehabilitation activities are funded entirely by the income received from visitors.
We're all kids at heart, so why not take the plunge and join Sam Roberts to learn surfing and body boarding with Atlantic Pursuits. You’ll have lots of fun and a truly great experience at Bude's Blue Flag beach at Widemouth Bay. A discount is available if you’re planning on doing several activities.
Visit Better, Bude Leisure Centre with the whole family this summer. Enjoy a workout in our new, high-spec gym, take part in a fitness class – timetables or on demand in our virtual studio, or bring the family along for a swim in our 33m swimming pool with fun features such as flume and wave machine. The poolside café offers soft drinks and food after your activity and really is the perfect space to watch the fun unfold if you would prefer to relax whilst the others burn off some energy.
Our surfing lessons are run at Widemouth Bay. It’s a fantastic beach with great waves for beginners at most stages of the tide and has the highest award for water quality you can get in Cornwall.