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Watermouth Family Theme Park & Castle

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Address: Berrynarbor, Ilfracombe EX34 9SL, England
Phone Number: +44 1271 863879
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Description: With an enchanting mix of children's activities and nostalgic blasts from...
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.
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A castle of real treasurers and a brilliant day out!

Wow, what a find. This is a truly great day out for the family. My 3 and 5 year old loved it and there was plenty to keep two limited attention span adults interested too. So many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Wow, what a find. This is a truly great day out for the family. My 3 and 5 year old loved it and there was plenty to keep two limited attention span adults interested too. So many different things to do, we spent 5 hours there and still felt like we could have done more. Good value and worth a... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went with my young family, plenty to do for all ages, food is ok..not to expensive, would recommend this place. Fun day out. Lots of fun rides and games as well as abit of history through out the castle.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Watermouth castle is excellent for young children lots to keep them occupied and to interact with,yes it is hilly and a fair bit of walking involved but that's just part and parcel of places like this, have been twice once when my son was little and recently with my grandaughter who is three, both times were very enjoyable it's definitely... More 

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Watermouth_Castle, Manager at Watermouth Family Theme Park & Castle, responded to this review

Hi Katrina Thank you very much for your kind words and 5 stars. It really is appreciated by everyone here. A recommendation from a customer is always fantastic for us, and I'm glad to see you have enjoyed a day out here many times. I do hope we can continue to provide a great family day out for you, and... More 

Shropshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We were very disappointed when we arrived because we had to leave our buggy outside and go round carrying our baby who was very upset and tired because we had no buggy we couldn't lye him down at all. Once we got out of the castle we tried to follow the map which was very confusing and the rides were... More 

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Watermouth_Castle, Manager at Watermouth Family Theme Park & Castle, responded to this review

Hi Liv03x Many thanks for coming out to see us. I'm sorry to see that you were disappointed with your visit, and I would just like to address your concerns. Pushchairs are restricted only inside the castle, and this is due to fire regulations. It is for the safety of all of our visitors, which naturally is our biggest priority.... More 

Devon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I live locally go every year get a photo £2 return per person per visit throughout the that year, my kids love it there great day out. we take a picnic and day sorted kids occupied all day going on and off different rides ( not loads but enough for kids) love the old arcade games ( take lots 2p... More 

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Watermouth_Castle, Manager at Watermouth Family Theme Park & Castle, responded to this review

Hi Holzholz Thanks for your continued support. It's always fantastic to have locals regularly visiting, and I'm really pleased you take advantage of our Many Happy Returns offer. I hope we can continue to entertain your family for many more years, and keep a look out for when we open our new Toboggan Ride. More 

Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Quirky is very close to disturbing sometimes, not sure which one this falls under? Needs more rides for kids other than the handful it has, that are spaced out over the most obscene inclines and declines.

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Watermouth_Castle, Manager at Watermouth Family Theme Park & Castle, responded to this review

Hi Puppyplums Thank you for your visit, and thoughts. I hope we fall under quirky as that is very much the intention. We are currently building a new Toboggan Ride which we are hoping to have ready for a little later this season. That would take us up to 9 rides, which I think would satisfy most children. Coupled with... More 

Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We visited the park during a holiday in North Devon, worked out at just under £40 for 2 adults and 1 child with our 2nd child getting in free (its done on the height of the child) there was the added bonus that for just an extra £2 per person you could return again another day so we went again... More 

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Watermouth_Castle, Manager at Watermouth Family Theme Park & Castle, responded to this review

Thank you very much for calling us a "Hidden Gem in North Devon", that's quite a compliment. I'm really pleased to see that you enjoyed your day enough to visit us again in the same week. Our "Many Happy Returns" is a fantastic offer, and should the weather be a little miserable there is always the chance to come back... More 

Stamford, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Visited this attraction as part of a coach holiday. It was a quirky and fun experience and I would recommend this for families with younger children. We listened to the member of staff talk about the automated musical instruments and then made our own way around the castle. The 10p and 1p machines were fun as well as the dungeon... More 

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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely day out here with the children (ages 2 and 5)! The main house is a wonder of British history and excentricity; everything from music organs and train sets to household appliances of old and taxidermy. Then you reach the dungeon (which spooked my 5yo so we by-passed it) and the vintage arcade games (don't forget your pocket money). The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Visited here with my little ones. it was a nice little day out. interesting artefacts in the castle and beautiful gardens. however the rides and attractions are few and far between and this place is easily done in a few hours. so for the price isn't really really fair. I wouldn't go back again but it is worth going once.

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Watermouth_Castle, Manager at Watermouth Family Theme Park & Castle, responded to this review

Hi Vicki T Thank you very much for coming out to see us, and I'm glad to see that on the whole you enjoyed your day. I'm sorry that you didn't find us to be value for money. We have 8 rides, the Fountain Show, Crazy Golf, Crazy Snooker, Gnomeland, Castle curios and dungeons, Rolling Barrel, Maze, Soft Ball Shooting... More 

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