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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 11 Attractions 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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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

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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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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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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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 helpful votes 2 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
71 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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4 reviews 4 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 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 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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