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“Something for everyone”

Watermouth Family Theme Park & Castle
Ranked #2 of 39 things to do in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Kent, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Something for everyone”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

We are a couple in our fifties and the children that we brought to Watermouth in the past are grown up. So we were a bit worried that we wouldn't enjoy it as much as we used to being just the two of us. Well we needn't have worried. We really enjoyed the day and were there for 5 hours ! The price includes everything except for slot machines and the food was all reasonably priced. All the staff we met were really friendly and helpful. Well worth a visit.

Visited July 2014
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Watermouth_Castle, Manager at Watermouth Family Theme Park & Castle, responded to this review, July 12, 2014
From all of us here at Watermouth Family Theme Park & Castle we would just like to thank you for a great 5 star review.

We love it when generations of families come back year after year, and I'm thrilled to see that even with out bringing the children you still spent a day with us!

I will pass on your comments to the rest of the staff, who I'm sure will be equally pleased to hear you enjoyed yourselves. After all, that's what we're here for!

I hope we will continue to welcome and entertain you for many years to come.
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Great family attraction”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

Loved this place. A good mixture of activities, our children especially like panning for gold! There is a great tube slide as well as a great water show. It was a bit pricey but we had a good day out.

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Slightly disappointed”
Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Having been to Watermouth Castle as a child I wanted to head back with mine to see if he would enjoy it too.

We went out of season and on a grey day but there were only a handful of visitors at the time. The rides didn't open until 11 30 by which time we were a bit bored!

The Victorian house was a combination of many different 'attractions', some of which were a bit strange in my opinion.

The musical fountain show was ok, but nothing more!

I did however enjoy the cream tea in the cafe but feel it was quite an expensive day out for what we got in return. It would probably be much better in peak season and in the sunny weather.

Visited July 2014
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Watermouth_Castle, Manager at Watermouth Family Theme Park & Castle, responded to this review, July 12, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit.

I'm sorry to see that you were a little disappointed with your visit, especially as you came here as a child yourself. It's likely in that time period between visits that we have doubled in size, and added many more attractions such as crazy golf, the soft ball air cannons, water wars and a host of rides to name just a few.

We don't open the rides until 11.30 am (in the low season) as many people don't get into the gardens much before this time. Of course, everything else is open from 10.30 am and the rides are only a small amount of what is on offer here.

I'm glad you enjoyed the cream tea - the scones are freshly baked on a daily basis and are very popular.

Unfortunately we can't control the weather, and with most things in life, we are all happier people when the sun is shining.

I do hope you will give us another try on a busier and sunny day, and I thank you again for your review. All feedback is valuable to us so we can continue to improve the park for all our visitors.
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South Ockendon, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Unique, interesting and fun!”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

For a young family i think Watermouth Castle represents many hours of entertainment at a decent price. Its ideal for young children but there is enough to entertain adults too.
The castle itself is quirky and interesting and the lovely grounds are filled with all sorts of rides and stuff for younger kids to do. If you have a pushchair, be prepared for a few steep slopes around the grounds. I certainly burnt off a few calories! Food and drink was good quality at a reasonable price and all the staff we encountered were nice and friendly.
We spent most of a day here and there were still things we hadn't done.
All in all, well worth a visit.

Visited July 2014
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Runcorn, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Brilliant family day out”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

Well worth a visit. Something for everyone. Excellent value. If you are in North Devon you must visit. Plenty of picnic areas.

Visited July 2014
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