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Watermouth Family Theme Park & Castle

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Stayed 4. Nights over new year. Lodge 48 absolutely massive even for six adults. Although not... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2019
Kent, United Kingdom
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We come every year to the castle and it never gets old to visit, we absolutely love it and will... read more

Reviewed 25 December 2018
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With an enchanting mix of children's activities and nostalgic blasts from the past, Watermouth Castle appeals to kids from 1 to 100 years of age! Welcome to one of Devon's premier tourist attractions.
Berrynarbor, Ilfracombe EX34 9SL, England
+44 1271 863879
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Reviewed 6 January 2019

Stayed 4. Nights over new year. Lodge 48 absolutely massive even for six adults. Although not many places open, of course, plenty of walks. Owners so helpful and organised a new year party in the club with free food. Just be warned some lodges on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 25 December 2018 via mobile

We come every year to the castle and it never gets old to visit, we absolutely love it and will continue to visit every year! The apartments are all very nice and the furnishings are lovely, the park is great fun and the harbour is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank LilyD585
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

A great half day out. A bit of a museum in the castle, a nice walk around the grounds (although very hilly). Lots to keep the kids entertained with rides all included in the price! Only downside is there's not alot of choice food wise.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank rachieb13782
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

Visited Watermouth Castle during October half term and it was a very enjoyable day out the castle itself was ok but the theme park was very good our little one throughly enjoyed the rides with the toboggan being her favourite,she also enjoyed digging for gold...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank NorthStar823932
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Reasonable price, very interesting museum at the start plenty of interaction old fairground arcade machines that are 2p or 10p and plenty for younger children to do. Bit of a hard walk up hill towards the back of the park, and be careful with prams...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Odyssey65490592873
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

We went as a family of 6. 3 adults and 3 children between ages of 5 and 12. The amusement arcade type games were interesting and fun. They required us to use 10p or 2p to get them to work. So be prepared. The kids...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 349beckyl
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Visited during October half term. Had a lovely day with our five year old, and that is the only fair way to judge a place like this. Yes, parts of it seem like they were installed in the 70s, but our child enjoyed pressing the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jimbobscroggins
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Having now visited and read through previous reviews I get totally why this place is like marmite. You are either going to find it fascinating or really bizarre. We very much enjoyed our visit. Lots of history and nostalgia in the castle our little 2...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank vdubgirl
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

This was our second visit to Watermouth family theme park and we loved it as much as we did the first time. The place is so quirky, with a real 70s/80s nostalgia. My 6 year old loved all the rides, especially the worlds longest tube...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank CVC1974
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Watermouth Theme Park and Castle is a hidden gem of a theme park you wouldn’t see from outside as its built into the valley in amongst trees and beautifully landscaped gardens being the castle. The adventure park is for younger children, with the first part...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Langers90
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28 October 2018|
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Response from denise956 | Reviewed this property |
It is closed at end of half term Oct.
7 August 2018|
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Response from Roving802647 | Reviewed this property |
No! The rides are for little kids. Perhaps the toboggan one they would like but otherwise not.
6 July 2017|
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Response from Watermouth_Castle | Property representative |
You will be able to take him on some of the gentle rides, plus there is Gnomeland, various animated displays, a water show, singing dog band and lots of buttons to press. Hopefully you will all have a great day.