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{"LocationDetails":{"Id":124,"Name":"Ilfracombe","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to holiday cottages in Ilfracombe\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eHolidays in Ilfracombe are the most popular in North Devon, and it\u0026rsquo;s easy to see why! This lively town bubbles with life, and there is always lots going on. Nestled between grassy hills, steep cliffs and the Atlantic coast, Ilfracombe\u0026rsquo;s location has protected it from over development \u0026ndash; so it remains as charming as the Victorians found it. Its traditional harbour remains North Devon\u0026rsquo;s largest, and is a fantastic base from which to explore nearby places of interest such as Lundy Island.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThings to do in Ilfracombe\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe\u0026rsquo;re very partial to holidays in Ilfracombe \u0026ndash; it\u0026rsquo;s a charming place that boasts some real gems. If you\u0026rsquo;re contemplating a trip here, we suggest attending Victorian Week which runs each June. This spectacular celebration of the area\u0026rsquo;s history features a shop window dressing competition, Victorian costumes, parade discos and church services. This family friendly event is well loved by all so make sure you check it out if you\u0026rsquo;re around.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe know being at the beach is what most people dream of. At Gold Coast Oceanfest, you can do just that. From the 19\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e to 21\u003csup\u003est\u003c/sup\u003e of June, this beach festival is bursting with surfing, fun and games. You\u0026rsquo;ll find entertainment for all the family, BMX ramps, trampolines, demonstrations, and more. It\u0026rsquo;s a great way to make the most of the start of summer.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eOne of the biggest beaches in the area is Wildersmouth Beach. This beautiful beach boasts sand and rugged cliffs to give it an air of mystery. The peaceful setting is perfect for taking time to get acquainted with the sea air but there\u0026rsquo;s also opportunity for a soothing stroll too. We adore the small, rocky bay and as it\u0026rsquo;s close to the heart of Ilfracombe, you\u0026rsquo;re in good company.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re up for getting your walking boots on, head to the Exmoor Walking Festival. Taking place in May, over 10 days, the programme has 30 guided walks which will take you between 4 to 11 miles to complete. Each walk is special in its own way and you\u0026rsquo;ll have the chance to peek at some of the most spectacular scenery, including local landmarks and woodlands.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIlfracombe\u003c/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e Attractions\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIlfracombe has so many attractions, you\u0026rsquo;ll be wondering which to tackle first. A trip to Ilfracombe Harbour is always popular with residents and tourists alike. A coastal cruise on the harbour is your chance to spot seals and dolphins. From Easter to October, these cruises take you onto the waters and past some of the most scenic coastal landscapes. If you have a dog, don\u0026rsquo;t worry! Your family pet is allowed on board too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eTo find out more about the local culture, we recommend a trip to Burton Art Gallery. The art gallery and museum is one of the most popular cultural attractions in the South West. Boasting exhibitions, craft gallery and art collections, view work by local artists and get inspired to explore your creative side. The regular family events include craft work with little ones \u0026ndash; they\u0026rsquo;ll love getting to spend a messy few hours making something you can treasure.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"ilfracombe","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/thomas.day/2016/05/Fishermans Cottage_0.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Watermouth Castle","Body":"\u003cp\u003eHere\u0026rsquo;s a thought, a family attraction that has the beauty and history of a Devon castle and dozens of rides to delight the children. Watermouth Castle is a Victorian castle filled with engaging displays, fascinating treasures and surrounded by a family theme park and landscaped gardens. The castle\u0026rsquo;s setting overlooking Watermouth Cove means visitors can have a day to remember amidst gorgeous scenery.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eVisitors can let off steam on the rides, meet the residents of Gnome Land, brave the dungeons and enjoy entertainment at this unique family attraction. The underground Water Show Extravaganza is always a first for the park\u0026rsquo;s visitors, and the sight of the fountains, lights and music is perfectly synchronised to make for an unforgettable experience.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAdventure Land is a magical place where you can water bomb your family with water balloons, try your hand at Crazy Fountain Golf and ride the Spinning Cooking Pot ride. Water Wars is open during school holidays, and there is a small cost for the balloons.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eMerry-Go-Land is full of weird and wonderful sights \u0026ndash; and its features include the Mystical Water Gardens, a floating marble ball and the swing boats add a nostalgic touch to the Victorian lakes. Expect the unexpected in this quirky corner of the park, and prepare to join in the madness as you wander. Watermouth Castle is a refreshing attraction as it\u0026rsquo;s aimed at all ages, and its unique setting on the Devon coast makes it one you\u0026rsquo;ll all remember.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.2132,"LocationLongitude":-4.06905,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/carousel.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/ilfracombe/watermouth-castle","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/carousel.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Ilfracombe Farmers’ Market","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIlfracombe may be home to Damien Hirst\u0026rsquo;s extremely chic restaurant 11 The Quay, but its popular farmers\u0026rsquo; market shows that you can\u0026rsquo;t beat browsing for local ingredients and cooking up a storm yourself.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIlfracombe Farmers\u0026rsquo; Market takes place in The Lantern Centre (on the High Street) on the first Saturday and the third Sunday of every month between 10am and 12.30pm. Make a note of the dates before a holiday in north Devon and stock up in style during your stay, it\u0026rsquo;ll mean that even when you dine in you\u0026rsquo;ll be enjoying the local cuisine.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIlfracombe Farmers\u0026rsquo; Market keeps locals and visitors to the area stocked up with local produce and all the flavours of the season, and stalls include fresh breads, tempting cakes and locally grown vegetables. It\u0026rsquo;s not only the produce on offer that makes the market popular, it\u0026rsquo;s also refreshing to be able to chat to the guys who grew, made and caught it \u0026ndash; and they\u0026rsquo;ll often even help out with some recipe ideas if you need some inspiration.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAdd to that the live music that often adds to the atmosphere and the market remains one of Ilfracombe\u0026rsquo;s friendliest events. If you\u0026rsquo;ve promised those back home souvenirs hold fire until you visit, as you\u0026rsquo;ll find crafts and treats that make the perfect gifts from Devon.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.2068,"LocationLongitude":-4.12412,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/dinis.avila/2013/08/Farmers-Market-foods.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/ilfracombe/ilfracombe-farmers’-market","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/dinis.avila/2013/08/Farmers-Market-foods.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Ilfracombe Tunnels Beaches","Body":"\u003cp\u003eBeautiful beaches AND a historic attraction \u0026ndash; what more could you want from a beach in Ilfracombe? Tunnels Beaches are officially North Devon\u0026rsquo;s safest, and the seawater tidal pool is perfect for family beach holidays in Ilfracombe!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIlfracombe Tunnels Beaches are a fascinating reminder of more demure days gone by! The private beaches can only be accessed via four handmade tunnels which were cut into the cliffs by the Victorians in an attempt to enforce separate bathing for the sexes!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHistory aside, Tunnels Beach is well worth the small charge to enjoy it, and also includes a tidal bathing pool which is great for children and those less confident in the sea. The tunnels have been used for all kinds of reasons over the years, from smuggleRs to hideaways, but don\u0026#39;y worry - they\u0026#39;re just a unique access route to the stunning beaches these days. Dogs are not permitted at Ilfracombe Tunnels Beaches.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.2109,"LocationLongitude":-4.12181,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/04/shore.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/ilfracombe/ilfracombe-tunnels-beaches","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/04/shore.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Hele Bay Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eHele Bay beach is a quiet beach found east of Ilfracombe. This sand and shingle cove is small yet a lovely spot to enjoy the scenery and its safe and clean waters have won it a Blue Flag award.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHele Bay beach is well worth a visit for families enjoying beach holidays in Lynton and Lynmouth, as Ilfracombe is just half an hour\u0026rsquo;s drive from the villages. Set in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Hele Bay is home to a stunning wildlife reserve. If you do go for a walk out to Fishing Rock or Blythes Cove at low tide please take care not to be cut off when the tide comes back in.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.2113,"LocationLongitude":-4.09745,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/iStock_000018329524XLarge.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/ilfracombe/hele-bay-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/iStock_000018329524XLarge.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Lundy Island","Body":"\u003cp\u003eLundy Island is a place that\u0026rsquo;s unlike any other, and it\u0026rsquo;s difficult to put a finger on just why it draws those who discover it back time after time. Just off the coast of North Devon, you can take day trips to the island from Ilfracombe, and as soon as you stem on to it you\u0026rsquo;ll feel a sense of tranquillity and as ready to explore its unspoilt landscape.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eClear seas surround the island and its views are incredible, if you\u0026rsquo;re content to amuse yourself and wander when somewhere new or just sit back and enjoy looking out to sea then you\u0026rsquo;ll be in your element on the island.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eLundy has a sense of nature and rugged beauty that can\u0026rsquo;t fail to strike you, and you\u0026rsquo;re likely to catch sight of seals, spectacular birdlife, Lundy ponies...and that\u0026rsquo;s just the wildlife! After a day spent discovering smuggler\u0026rsquo;s haunts and pirate\u0026rsquo;s coves in the famous home of the Lundy puffins the mainland will seem a world away.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.1707,"LocationLongitude":-4.67078,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/12/shore_24614.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/croyde/lundy-island","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/12/shore_24614.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park","Body":"\u003cp\u003eCombe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park is one of the best-loved days out in the region, and it\u0026rsquo;s a fantastic combination of the excitement of a wildlife park with a peaceful atmosphere from its rural location.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAnimals to greet as you explore the park include lions, sealions, falconry, primates, penguins and much more, and some of them even impress visitors with shows! As if the wildlife, feeding talks and shows aren\u0026rsquo;t enough for one Woolacombe attraction, the park is also home to some terrifying dinosaurs...The movements and sounds from the dinosaurs make them appear almost as real as the wildlife, and the rides are great fun for all ages too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe park covers 28 acres of scenic sub-tropical gardens, and as it\u0026#39;s found right in the heart of a Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty it\u0026#39;s a unique family day out that\u0026#39;s fun for the kids and enjoyable for the mums and dads too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.189,"LocationLongitude":-4.0036,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/07/dinosaur.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/ilfracombe/combe-martin-wildlife-and-dinosaur-park","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/07/dinosaur.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Chambercombe Manor","Body":"\u003cp\u003eJust a short drive from Woolacombe in the village of Ilfracombe,\u0026nbsp;Chambercombe Manor\u0026nbsp;is a picturesque historic manor that hides some fascinating secrets. The manor dates back to the 11th century and was noted in the Domesday Book, and a visit soon shows that there is more to the manor than the pretty exterior...guided tours are available between April and October, and of course the restaurant is open during these months too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith its white stone walls and traditional gardens the manor is as quaint as you\u0026rsquo;d expect an historic Devon property to be, but there\u0026rsquo;s a tale behind its walls that still fascinates those who visit it. The owner had lived in the manor for years without noticing anything out of the ordinary, until one day when he was stood outside he noticed that there was a bricked up window in the outside wall where there was no room on the inside...or so he thought\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHe hammered through the wall upstairs and made an eerie discovery that had long remained undiscovered. There in a secret, bricked up room was a four poster bed, and on it the remains of a well dressed woman and her finery. Who did the skeleton belong to? How did the lady meet her untimely end? Visit the manor to find out. So, if you\u0026rsquo;re looking for family attractions in Woolacombe that get your imagination whirring, don\u0026rsquo;t miss the chance to peer into a slice of real North Devon history.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.2018,"LocationLongitude":-4.10175,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/07/rose.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/ilfracombe/chambercombe-manor","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/07/rose.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Watermouth Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe sheltered Watermouth Cove in Ilfracombe is not only an important marine conservation area but also a picturesque sandy beach. If you fancy visiting a north Devon beach that\u0026#39;s slightly off the beaten track then this is a quiet spot that\u0026#39;s great for letting the dogs enjoy a run on the sand.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWatermouth Beach is a secluded, sandy spot ideal for a family visit during dog-friendly beach holidays in Ilfracombe. Watermouth Beach is just 2 miles outside the village of Combe Martin, and the beach allows dogs throughout the year. The beach\u0026rsquo;s surrounding rocks shelter the waters from strong tides, making it a safe area for swimming.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.2145,"LocationLongitude":-4.06976,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/04/woman with dog beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/ilfracombe/watermouth-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/04/woman with dog beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Wildersmouth Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eOne of the other main Ilfracombe beaches, Wildersmouth, has a colourful history that adds a little mystery to a visit. It\u0026rsquo;s easy to see why this pretty beach is a former smuggler\u0026rsquo;s haunt, as it\u0026rsquo;s tucked amidst rugged cliffs and is all but hidden when the tide rises. Wildersmouth Beach is a mixture of sand and shingle and is one of the most peaceful beaches in Ilfracombe.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe cove is sheltered by high cliffs, giving the small, rocky bay a secluded feel. The beach is an easy walk from Ilfracombe\u0026rsquo;s centre, and there\u0026#39;s car parking nearby. Those planning pet-friendly beach holidays in Ilfracombe should note that there are no restrictions on dogs at Wildermouth Beach, so bring the ball and enjoy having the run of the shore.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.2106,"LocationLongitude":-4.12158,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/06/WOMAN-DOG-SEA.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/ilfracombe/wildersmouth-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/06/WOMAN-DOG-SEA.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Combesgate Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eCombesgate Beach is smaller than some of the other Woolacombe beaches, but this sandy cove is a great choice for those who fancy a quiet day on the beach away from the crowds. The beach offers good swimming, surf and of course plenty of opportunity to make sand castles.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSurfers should note that it\u0026rsquo;s best to surf at low tide, and rocks prevent any surf after mid-tide. Combesgate Beach lies to the far right of Woolacombe Beach, but can only be accessed at certain tide times, so it\u0026rsquo;s best to check them out before you go. Please note that there are 102 steps leading down to the beach, so it\u0026rsquo;s a good idea to travel light if you\u0026rsquo;re going to visit this one.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.1783,"LocationLongitude":-4.21442,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/04/boys on beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/woolacombe/combesgate-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/04/boys on beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Grunta Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eA hidden treasure of a Woolacombe Beach, Grunta Beach is difficult to reach but more than worth it when you get there. The beach is reached via a steep descent along a cliff pathway, but its sheltered location makes it a lovely sun trap where you\u0026rsquo;re unlikely to find yourself one of a crowd.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis Woolacombe Beach has by far the most unusual name \u0026ndash; and the story behind it doesn\u0026rsquo;t disappoint. The name was given when a shipwrecked nearby and a litter of pigs were washed up at the foot of the cliffs. The grunting was so noisy that it could be heard in the village! Dogs are welcome throughout the year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.1787,"LocationLongitude":-4.21356,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/08/maenporth-beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/woolacombe/grunta-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/08/maenporth-beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Barricane Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eFor an extra special beach in Woolacombe, the small Barricane Beach may not have the lure of the main one but remains almost as popular. The beach\u0026rsquo;s Caribbean-inspired name may seem strange, but you\u0026rsquo;ll soon notice the many shells that are washed onto the inlet straight from a Caribbean Island through the Gulf Stream.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eShell hunters will be delighted with the dozens of beautiful shells, and they have earned the beach designation as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Barricane Beach is a great spot for some good old fashioned rock pooling and its sand is perfect for those who prefer a quiet snooze in the sun.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.1726,"LocationLongitude":-4.20383,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/101/2013/11/Woolacombe_iStock_000026614536Large.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/woolacombe/barricane-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/101/2013/11/Woolacombe_iStock_000026614536Large.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Ilfracombe Victorian Week","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe quaint and original Ilfracombe Victorian Week is one of those events you\u0026#39;ll never forget, and it runs each June. So, if you\u0026rsquo;re looking for a different event in Croyde this may tempt you to travel a little further afield.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith dozens of special events packed into just one week, Ilfracombe Victorian Week celebrates the town\u0026rsquo;s heritage and is loved by residents and visitors alike! Many take part by dressing in Victorian costume throughout the week, and other activities include a shop window dressing competition, a parade discos for the little ones, related church services and much more. What better way to have some fun in North Devon than to pay homage to its past?!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.2053,"LocationLongitude":-4.12719,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/james.lund/2013/08/Ilfracombe10-1.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/ilfracombe/ilfracombe-victorian-week","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/james.lund/2013/08/Ilfracombe10-1.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Gold Coast Oceanfest","Body":"\u003cp\u003eHow does a beachside festival that\u0026rsquo;s packed with surf, acts and atmosphere sound? Gold Coast Oceanfest returns to good old Croyde from 15\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e \u0026ndash; 17\u003csup\u003est\u003c/sup\u003e June 2018, and this award winning event is one of the most popular festivals in the South West.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf your idea of heaven is a life of surf, sand and fun fun fun then Gold Coast Oceanfest is perfect. Small enough so as not to be overwhelming but big enough to be a fantastic weekend, the festival welcomes groups of friends, families and anyone who just wants to enjoy great music and plenty to do in a gorgeous setting on the Devon coast.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026#39;s entertainment for the whole family, both on the beach and in the arena, and the activities include Xtreme demonstrations, trampolines, play areas a BMX ramp and much more.The ticket price does not include the campsite, so make sure you arrange somewhere to pitch your tent.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.1302,"LocationLongitude":-4.24039,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/surfschool_3452.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/croyde/gold-coast-oceanfest","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/surfschool_3452.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Nick Thorn Surf School","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s nothing quite like surfing your first wave and Nick Thorn Surf School can make it happen. Start by learning the best ways to stay safe in the sea and the etiquette of the sport before moving on to surfing adventures. The school is based in Woolacombe and the Kids Surf Club is a great way for children over the age of 8 to learn.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eEach member of the club receives a certificate of achievement at the end of the course. Don\u0026rsquo;t worry if your child needs lots of encouragement when learning something new, there are also incentives to make sure each child gives their all, such as goodie bags for the most committed and the best improver.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAll sessions need to be booked in advance, and you just need to take swimwear, a towel and a jumper for afterwards. It\u0026rsquo;s also worth wearing sun cream while you\u0026rsquo;re in the water too. The hire of the surf board and wetsuit is included in the session price, and depending on the time of year you can choose from morning, afternoon or evening sessions. Nick Thorn Surf School guarantees plenty of support at every stage of learning to surf and has helped hundreds of visitors master the sport.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cdiv\u003e\r\n\t\u0026nbsp;\u003c/div\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.1705,"LocationLongitude":-4.20819,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/surfschool_3638.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_poi_logo/users/james.lund/2013/08/nick_thorn_surf_school.gif/poi_logo.jpg","Alias":"devon/woolacombe/nick-thorn-surf-school","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/surfschool_3638.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Baggy Point","Body":"\u003cp\u003eJust nine miles outside of the town, Baggy Point is an all-natural Bideford family attraction. One of North Devon\u0026rsquo;s most famous beauty spots, Baggy Point can be found between Woolacombe and Morte, and is a fantastic vantage point for taking in the surrounding views.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe site is popular with climbers due to its steep faces, and the nearby fields are a great place to enjoy a picnic while you take in the views. Visitors can follow a path right to the point. If you fancy a walk, the South West Coast Path passes right through the area and leads to many coves and bays.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.1347,"LocationLongitude":-4.24136,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/104/2013/08/Woolacombe from Baggy point.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/bideford-barnstaple/baggy-point","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/104/2013/08/Woolacombe from Baggy point.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Burton Art Gallery","Body":"\u003cp\u003eAnother favourite family attraction in Bideford is the very chic\u0026nbsp;\u003ca href=\"http://www.burtonartgallery.co.uk/\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Burton Art Gallery\"\u003eBurton Art Gallery\u003c/a\u003e. The Burton Art Gallery and Museum is one of the South West\u0026rsquo;s leading cultural attractions and displays extensive collections and regular exhibitions. The Burton Art Gallery\u0026rsquo;s craft gallery is one of its highlights, and includes examples of the area\u0026rsquo;s finest craftworks.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe craft gallery displays inspiring jewellery, pottery, metalwork, ceramics and textiles \u0026ndash; all the handiwork of local crafts people. There are regular family events at the Burton Art Gallery, so if you time a visit on the right day your little ones will get the chance to demonstrate their own skills.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.0213,"LocationLongitude":-4.20506,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/101/2013/10/iStock_000026717780Large.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/bideford-barnstaple/burton-art-gallery","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/101/2013/10/iStock_000026717780Large.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Ilfracombe Museum","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIlfracombe Museum\u0026nbsp;is a great Ilfracombe attraction to start your holiday in the area, as this fascinating museum houses a range of Ilfracombe artefacts from the interesting to the bizarre!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis is also a great attraction to do your holiday shopping, as the gift shop offers a wide range of lovely Ilfracombe souvenirs \u0026ndash; you\u0026rsquo;ll even find Lundy stamps! 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From friendly seals to porpoises and even dolphins, a coastal cruise aboard the\u0026nbsp;Ilfracombe Princess\u0026nbsp;is one of the most exciting family attractions in Ilfracombe. The cruises leave from Ilfracombe harbour regularly from Easter to October, and the choices include a special seals cruise \u0026ndash; now who can say no to that?!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe coastal landscape that surrounds Ilfracombe is one of the UK\u0026rsquo;s most dramatic, and a cruise means you can sit back and enjoy the views to make sure you don\u0026rsquo;t miss a thing. Cruises from Ilfracombe also pass the majestic Lundy Island, one of North Devon\u0026rsquo;s most famous landmarks. Alternatively, there\u0026#39;s an Exmoor bird cruise that\u0026#39;s ever popular with wildlife fans. Dogs are welcome aboard all cruises, so those on dog-friendly holidays can plan a trip too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/div\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.2104,"LocationLongitude":-4.11399,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/james.lund/2013/08/Ilfracombe10-1.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/ilfracombe/ilfracombe-coastal-cruises","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/james.lund/2013/08/Ilfracombe10-1.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Combe Sydenham Fisheries","Body":"\u003cp\u003eSpending time on Exmoor is all about enjoying peace and quiet, getting close to nature again and doing what you never quite get time to - so Combe Sydenham Fisheries is just the place to help you relax - your way. If you\u0026rsquo;re a keen angler, or if you just feel like trying something new to relax during your holiday, Combe Sydenham Fisheries is one of the most popular sporting attractions on Exmoor.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eTucked away in the beautiful park, Combe Sydenham Fisheries is a great place for an unforgettable day\u0026rsquo;s fly fishing. Set in a scenic private estate, the fishery sits amidst 600 acres of Somerset woodland making it a lovely and peaceful spot to see what you can catch.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe fishery aims to make the fly fishing experience as quality as possible, and you\u0026rsquo;ll find well-stocked lakes in beautiful surroundings that make every visit a memorable one. 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