Friday, 30 September 2011 4:17 PM
Devon is a fantastic destination for anyone staying in family friendly holiday cottages, with the county having an excellent range of activities for both adults and children.
These attractions can be enjoyed whatever the weather, making Devon the perfect day out if you are staying in the region.
A trip to the Milky Way Adventure Park is one activity that will definitely get the kids excited, with five major rides and six daily live shows providing something to keep everyone occupied.
The Cosmic Typhoon is the county's tallest and fastest rollercoaster, while you can also try Brave the Clone Zone – an interactive adventure where you explore the site of a crashed spaceship.
Not only is there a huge indoor playing area for children, but adults also have their own assault courses and slides so they can join in the fun.
Competitive parents can even challenge their youngsters to archery or laser target shooting lessons.
Alternatively, you can visit the UK's largest aquarium – the National Marine Aquarium, which showcases some fascinating underwater ecosystems.
Hosts will be able to guide you through local marine life, with a rock pool ramble around Plymouth Sound complete with creatures that make their habitats in all extremes of the Atlantic Ocean.
Hoping to learn more about the local history? Powderham Castle will keep history buffs happy while still entertaining the children.
Around 600 years old, the structure has remained in the same family since the start of its construction in 1391.
Guided tours will let you explore the magnificent rooms and architecture, while kids can spend time in the walled garden play area with a pets corner, where they can see chickens, sheep, goats, guinea pigs and pot-bellied pigs.
The castle is also set in the middle of a huge deerpark, with approximately 600 fallow deer, which visitors can spot on a mini safari trip.
Continuing the nature theme is the Big Sheep all-weather attraction, an excellent adventure for those staying in Dorset holiday cottages.
Entertainment shows are hosted by wild and wacky shepherds, with events including sheep racing and the Whispering Dog and Duck trials.
There are also mountain boarding activities, as well as a lakeside train ride, farm safari ride and outdoor laser games to enjoy.