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Outdoor Activities in Devon

Quad Biking

We are an activity centre in Ilfracombe, North Devon offering Quad biking, Battlezone Archery, Axe Throwing and 4×4 Land Rover Experience.

We have been running for over 20 years as an experienced off road centre offering many different activities over the years!

It is a Family Run Farm which diversified in 1998 into the activities that we as a family all enjoyed and developed a business enabling people to have fun in a safe all terrain centre.

We are open all year round, whatever the weather! WETTER THE BETTER!!!


Zip Wiring

Go Ape Haldon is the gateway to fun and adventure on the moors. You’ll find us 15-minutes from Exeter nestled in 3,500-acres of woodland. Whether sat on top of a tree or moving between sites on the course you’ll get to appreciate the beauty of the Dartmoor landscape.

With its many walking and cycling trails it’s a busy park, popular with mountain bikers and walking groups. Take your pick from four walking trails and five high-adrenaline cycling trails. Bike hire is available at the site.

There are a children’s play area and a number of trails to entice the children into the forest including the Discovery Trail which has lots of fun features, regular resting points and the promise of stunning views along the Jurassic Coast.

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Exeter Segway

Exeter Segway safari is based within the Escot Park Country Estate. A truly unique segway tour just outside of Exeter in Devon. There is no entrance fee or car park charges to use the segways.  Your Tour will take you on various terrain, starting on flat private roads to get to grips with these amazing machines, we will then move into our custom built 1500 acre off road area, woodland & countryside where you will experience just how clever and thrilling your Segway is, we have lots of different tracks laid out within our grounds so we can offer various experiences for all capabilities.


Woolley Animals

We offer alpaca walking (by appointment) around pasture land, lake and woodland. We give you the opportunity to get up really close to our beautiful animals.  

Our walks are by appointment in small groups so we can provide a personal touch.  Then in the afternoons we'll be open for general farm admission and if alpacas are not your thing, we also have very cute miniature ponies, donkeys, sheep, goats, chickens. If we are busy lambing you might even see some exciting arrivals.  

We've found a little piece of heaven in North Devon, its filled with animals and we look forward to introducing you to the Woolley family


Horse Riding in Devon

Rose & Crown Riding Stables

The Rose and Crown riding stables are situated in the heart of Devon, in Tiverton. We offer riding lessons, hacking, pony days and parties.


Please contact us on 07817 322860 to arrange your session.

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Adventure Clydesdale

We offer horse trail riding holidays on Dartmoor in Devon exclusively with magnificent Clydesdale horses. We provide rides ranging from Two Hour right up to multi-day journeys and also hands on experiences.

Our business is based on the amazing adaptability of the Clydesdale breed, which has a wonderful nature and impressive ability. Coupled with this is the opportunity to ride out in one of the UK’s wild and fascinating landscapes which we interpret for our clients.

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Humaryn Shetland Pony Rides

Meet our lovely, friendly Shetland Ponies who give rides and love being cuddled. We offer a safe and fun experience for children from 2 years old and up to a maximum height of 5ft (1m.5.2cm) and 8 stone (50.80 kg).


Enjoy the beautiful countryside whilst your children make memories that will last for years to come. We like to get children and parents involved in the whole process including grooming and preparing them for the ride to come.

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Shooting & Paintball in Devon

Clay Shooting Exeter

Clay Shooting Exeter, Situated on the outskirts of Exeter, Devon. 15 Minutes from the M5, Exeter Clay Shooting has one of the most amazing shooting locations. Looking over rolling countryside.

All shooting at our venue is based on a private tuition session, groups are never mixed or spectated by others. Groups are taken to a secluded spot for the ultimate experience, we have a mix of guns and traps to suite all abilities.

Clay pigeon shooting isn’t just a sport for men, many women and children, finding it incredibly fun and even surprising themselves at how good they are! An awesome activity suitable for Stags, Hens, Birthdays, Pre wedding, Corporate & Team Building.. Once you’ve got your eye in, you’ll be hitting your targets like there’s no tomorrow. We also offer laser clay shooting and archery.

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North Devon Shooting Ground

North Devon Shooting Ground is run by husband and wife team Clive and Jackie Warren and assisted by Gavin Davies.  We have had over thirty years experience within the industry, and have developed an excellent reputation within our field. We believe in offering only the highest levels of quality and service and so we are polite, welcoming and friendly at all times.

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Butler Del Prado

Set in rolling countryside, it is now offering you the opportunity of simulated game shooting in association with Taw Valley Sporting, providing some unique and exceptional drives during the spring and summer months. Numbers of guns and shooting days are strictly limited ensuring each day is exclusive to you and your guests. Coupled with unstinting hospitality and in-house menus using the finest seasonal ingredients, these days will replicate every aspect of a game shooting day with thousands of challenging targets presented to the waiting gun line. Whilst ideally suited for an experienced gun it also offers the ideal introduction to newcomers to game shooting (under supervision).

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Skirmish Devon

Our 120 acre paintball site in Stoke Woods, Exeter, Devon has 18 thrilling play areas and a wide variety of enthralling scenarios, all designed to challenge and excite you. We play small games of paintball, usually between 20 to 30 players per game. This allows the games to be tactical, and fun. About Skirmish Exeter At Skirmish Exeter, Devon we do not mix professional paintball players with amateurs and we have dedicated junior games which we never mix with adult paintball groups. Imagine crashing through the undergrowth, dodging exploding paintballs, hiding in bunkers, or spying on your enemy from on high, and you have all the ingredients for a truly original and exciting experience with friends, family or both.

To make sure our younger Paintball visitors have a great time at Exeter Skirmish we have developed a young guns paintball package. Ideal for school outings and activity days, young guns is a range of paintballing scenarios designed especially for players aged 12-16. 


Skirmish Exeter

Skirmish Exeter, Paintball Devon is one of the Safest, most Professional, and most Trusted Venues avaliable in the UK. We surpass all the requirements of the UKPSF (The Official Paintball Governing Body in the UK), and we constantly receive 5 star ratings and reviews from our previous customers.

Our Paintball venue has been leading the paintball industry for 28 Years in Devon. Visit our 120 acre paintball site in Stoke Woods, Exeter with 18 thrilling gamezones, including Forts, Villages, Bridges, Trenches and More!

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Crackshots Paintball

Crackshots Paintball in Exeter, Devon have created Twelve purpose built Paintballing games zones and spreading them across an expansive woodland setting, Crackshots Paintball Exeter is one of the South West’s leading outdoor adventure centres. Hidden around 15 minutes away from Exeter’s City Centre, we cater for ages 11+ Stag, Hen and corporate.

We use the latest combat equipment so players can safely dart from bunker to bunker and splatter vests to their hearts content. Paintball for Stag & Hen, Junior Parties and Corporate Days.  We’re also the only site in the region that uses V Force Shield Pro Goggles, with safety always at the top of the agenda.

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Para Sailing & Para Gliding in Devon

Cloud 9

Cloud 9 are the specialists in Hang Gliding, Paragliding and Paramotoring in the South West (Cornwall Devon Somerset  Dorset & Avon)  and attracts students from all over the country.

For those wanting to learn to Hang Gliding, Paragliding or Paramotoring  the school offers what is probably the easiest and quickest solution in the UK with a track record to back it up.  Providing high quality instruction, our aim is to get you flying in the sport both safely and quickly along with supplying the best Hang Glding, Paragliding and Paramotoring equipment available.

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North Devon Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club

The North Devon club is based in the far south west of England, and has existed since the very earliest days of Hang-gliding in the UK, when it was known as North Devon Sailwings.

We are a small group of friendly qualified pilots who look after flying sites around Woolacombe, Putsborough, Barnstaple and Westward Ho! for ourselves and others to enjoy. With plenty of room and almost no airspace restrictions, members can fly as far and as high as they like. The income from visiting pilots taking out Full or Temporary membership, allows the club to carry on, maintain sites and organise Club events and activities. 


Fly Like a Bird

Fly Like a Bird provides Tandem Air Experience Hang Gliding and Paragliding flights in North Devon. We can offer custom packages by using our trusted local partners, and we use the latest technology to give you a complete experience of the south west countryside from the air.

Nature's wind produces the thermals and lift that allows us to fly in a zero-carbon emission manner (free-flight) – soaring the sky in exactly the same way as the birds do.

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