Ottery has a lovely play park with paths for cycling, play and gym equipment . The river Otter passes through and a bridge connects with a path that runs along the length of the river if you fancy exploring a little further, playing pooh sticks or discovering the tumbling weir. Take a picnic to enjoy on the grass or take the short stroll to the child friendly cafes in the town - The Coffee Bank is particularly great with a beautiful play area for young ones and good much needed coffee for parents.
Escot Wild Woods is just a 9min drive away and provides a wonderful day for different ages it includes a maze, wolves, otters, soft play, drop slide, play park and much more all nestled in gorgeous gardens of huge trees and mature plants. They also have a coach house cafe to re-fuel and explore some more.
Crealy is our Local theme park with over 60 rides and attractions and a petting zoo. Well suited to families with older children.
Swimming and Water Sports
East Devon has a great selection of swimming pools and beaches. There are also a number of places where you can hire paddle boards, canoes, kayaks and pedalos. Why not charter a boat to have a go at mackerel fishing?
Head to Haldon for a variety of off road cycling opportunities. There is so much to do here you can easily fill up a few days enjoying the different routs. Or enjoy the views following the Exe Estuary linking Exmouth, Exeter and Dawlish. It's smooth well maintained and suitable for all ages and abilities though some sections join up with or go near roads which will require a bit of maturity to navigate safely. It is easy enough to plan a good stretch that avoids roads entirely for peace of mind with younger cyclists.