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Watermouth Family Theme Park & Castle

Address: Berrynarbor, Ilfracombe EX34 9SL, England
Phone Number: +44 1271 863879
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Ranked #4 of 10 Attractions in Ilfracombe
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Owner description: 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
70 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We had never heard of this attraction before but thought we'd give it a try and we were very pleased that we did. We went at the half-term holiday and when we arrived there was a long queue waiting to get in. We almost gave up but decided to wait it out and it was worth it. Our 7-year old... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Went here during half term week and thoroughly enjoyed it!! Yes I agree the price seemed a little odd that adults and children were the same price and did wonder whether it was going to be worth it but 5 hours later and we felt we hadn't seen everything!! There was something for everyone and had lunch there which was... More

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

Hi Sarah. Many thanks indeed for taking the time to write a lovely review, and to give us 5 stars. It's great to read about how you spent 5 hours with us and still felt you hadn't seen everything. I hope we can welcome you back again next season so you can come and see what you missed out on.... More

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Enjoyed a trip here with my adult sons over half term. Really loved all the old game machines and other machinery they had here. My son spotted this place on google and we drove here from Woolacombe, which was really near. The dungeons were fun too! We had a lovely cream tea with two scones and coffee from the cafe,... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We visited during half term and were very disappointed. Several rides were not working and the staff operating some of them were lacking in engagement shall we say. The café is overpriced as two one scoop ice creams cost just under £5. That on top of the cost of admission (no discounts for children unless they're under a certain height,... More

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

Hi Margaret C. It's disappointing to read that you didn't enjoy your day out, but I think it's important for me to clarify a few of your concerns. Our only known problem during half term was with the Swing Boats, and while we apologise for this minor problem, it didn't put the ride out of action. Our operators can and... More

London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We have been visiting Watermouth Castle every year for the last ten. Our children still thoroughly enjoy it and show no signs of growing out of it. (They are 10 & 7). This half term week I visited with the kids and my Mum. She was overwhelmed with the attention to detail both in the castle exhibit rooms and the... More

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Went with daughter, son in law and grandchildren. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. There was plenty to do and see for all ages

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We visited the castle recently with out 6 year old boy while on holiday. After having lots of local places (big sheep, Milky Way etc) recommended to us we decided to try watermouth as we're so glad we did it's such a great place, the castle filled with old toys and arcade machines (that don't cost the earth 2p/10p) and... More

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Wales
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78 reviews 78 reviews
44 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We simply adored this quirky, old fashioned fun attraction. My husband and I enjoyed the old bits and pieces and Victorian play machines while our two year old son enjoyed the rides and maze. There truly is something for everyone and the gardens are breathtaking. We liked that there was something different around every corner. Refreshments are not cheap but... More

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

Many thanks indeed for such a wonderful review! It's always fantastic to get 5 stars, but I also really enjoyed reading all the aspects of the park you enjoyed. We like to think we are a little bit different here at Watermouth Castle, and keep you guessing as to what you might find next. I'm sure when you visit again... More

Birmingham
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4 reviews 4 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We visited Watermouth Castle in September.. The positives are: The castle grounds are absolutely stunning, The ladies in the café and gift shop are very helpful, professional and friendly. The old fashioned rides are lovely. The miniature railway is great. Negatives are: The hundreds of penny/two-penny slots - overkill, the robots and waxworks, sorry, but they are from a bygone... More

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

Many thanks for taking the time to write your thoughts about Watermouth Castle. We really appreciate all feedback we receive. 3 stars obviously leaves some room for improvement, but there are some encouraging comments you have made. With regards to the less positive aspects of your visit, I can only apologise that some of the ride operators looked uninterested during... More

London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Very interesting and enjoyable place to visit for both adults and children with a variety of things to see including a great water display to music

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