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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 #2 of 31 things to do in Ilfracombe
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: With an enchanting mix of children's activities and nostalgic blasts from the past, Watermouth...
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Loved walking through the museum with all its history and knick knacks. We watched the dancing fountains too this was really good and entertaining. The park grounds were very nice but all the rides were mainly for younger children. Had lots of fun on some of the old type slot machines.

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

Thank you very much for your wonderful 5 star review. It's always lovely to hear from visitors who have enjoyed the park and attractions. I'm glad you enjoyed the fountain show. We have just had some fairly extensive renovations to the Mortier Organ this winter, which we believe has made the show even better! Thanks again for your review, and... More 

Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I have visited the castle many times over the last 10 years. My children love it there. The rides are fun and the gardens are beautiful. Best to go on a sunny day and allow a little time to just sit on the grass by the swing rides and have an ice-cream. It's very peaceful yet the kids will have... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to write your review Karen, and also for supporting us for the last 10 years. We really appreciate you coming along with the family all these years, and hope we can continue to provide ice cream and entertainment for many more! We look forward to seeing you in the coming season. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

A fantastic family day out. Like a family day out used to be. Children loved pressing all the buttons that activated the animatronics around the park, old fashioned rides like the ones outside shops but only 10p a go! Plus more theme park type rides. Wonderful views and interesting sights as you walk around the grounds. Historical pieces around the... More 

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

Hi Miss T. A huge thank you from everyone here for your lovely 5 stars and excellent review. I'm very pleased you felt we were like a family day out used to be. We strive to provide something a little different, and always try to give value for money. We would love to see you again in the new season,... More 

Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Every year we get an annual ticket to this theme park it is very good and fair price only £2 each to go back after the first initial payment. We go back weekly with a picnic and the children enjoy a full day out here. I would say it is fr children up untill 10 years old. Each year they... More 

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

Hi Angiemays. Thank you for writing your review, and for giving us a fantastic five stars. As I'm sure you know, we have been running the return visit since 2000, and we love to see people coming back all through the season for just £2 per person, per visit. We know a day out with the family can quickly become... More 

United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Watermouth Castle is located opposite Watermouth Harbour. Before its current owners purchased the castles in the 1970s it was deralict and falling into dis-repair. They have done a fantastic job in restoring the Castle into a theme park filling it with unique and historical items such as, a model train railway, a vacuum cleaner collection, old ammusments and other museum... More 

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

Thank you for a really lovely 5 star review. There was a little bit of everything in there and I don't think I can offer anymore. We love to hear from all of our visitors, and especially love it when we get such positive feedback. Hopefully we will see you again in the coming season. We open On Sunday 29th... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Took our 2 children 7 and 5 here. It's less expensive and more low key compared to other family attractions bit it's perfect!! Has a little taste of everything and would highly recommend visiting here with younger children up to about 10. (Rides very tame) Castle however great for all ages and good for rainy day

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

Hi Liz M Thank you for taking the time to review your visit, and I'm really pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us. We try to be a little bit different from other parks with what we offer our visitors, and it's lovely to hear such positive feedback. From everyone here at Watermouth Castle, we wish you... More 

Ilfracombe, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is grate family fun loads to do for kids and adults well recomended , food is available but you can also take your own piknik ans eat in the grounds

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

Hi Andy C. Many thanks for your recent review. It's great to start the year off with five stars. We are currently closed for the winter, looking to make several improvements and additions for the coming year. We hope to see you in 2015, and wish you a happy new year. More 

Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

A good family day out here but a little on the expensive side! Lots to keep children of all ages occupied. Take your own lunch to keep costs down!

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

Hi Jann W Thank you for visiting and for your review. I'm really glad you found there to be lots to do for your children during your visit. We do try and provide many attractions for both children and adults. Our prices are very much in line with similar attractions in North Devon, and in fact during 2014 were cheaper... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
74 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Watermouth_Castle, Manager at Watermouth Family Theme Park & Castle, responded to this review

Having something for everyone is what we're all about here at Watermouth Castle. We did have a very busy October half term week, so we apologise that you had to queue at the front door. We do everything we can to keep people moving, but it sounds as though the wait was worth it! I'm really happy to hear that... More 

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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

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