Canonteign Falls | Family Day Out | Devon's Top Attraction
Canonteign falls labyrinth
Canonteign Falls
Family Day's Out In Devon
Canonteign falls labyrinth
CanonteignFalls
Trip Adv isor Award 2023
Canonteign falls labyrinth
Canonteign Falls
Family Day's Out In Devon
Canonteign falls labyrinth
CanonteignFalls
Trip Adv isor Award 2023

Get ready to discover an unforgettable day. Canonteign Falls is nestled in Devon’s heart, where nature’s beauty meets family fun!

You’ll explore the South West’s highest waterfall, playgrounds, trails, and surprises spread across 90 acres.  If you’re looking for tranquillity, then you’ll find that too.   Our moss-covered streams, lakes, ancient woodlands and meadows offer the perfect peace in a world of excitement. Explore this unique combination of adventure and serenity at Canonteign Falls. Complete with a shop and café it’s a perfect day out for the whole family.

“Beautiful is too small a word to describe this place.” TripAdvisor Aug 2023

Waterfalls 

Escape the crowds and experience the highest waterfall in Dartmoor National Park. The climb to Lady Exmouth’s falls takes you on a journey through Canonteign’s past where natural waterfalls have existed for generations.

Fern Garden 

The Victorian Fern Garden,  awarded Plant Heritage National Collection status in 2022,  is a magical fern-lined hanging valley with twisting paths, babbling stream and prehistoric-looking ferns.  Carry on through the garden to view the Falls themselves and see the panorama of the Devon countryside at your feet.

Lower Lakes

To explore further afield, head down to the Lower Lakes for a complete contrast.  These sheltered, sunny meadows are home to a series of interlocking lakes, where you can wander beside the water, over bridges and among the wildlife.

New Labyrinth at Canonteign falls

The Labyrinth

World-famous maze maker Adrian Fisher designed Canonteign’s Labyrinth.  Seven paved rings have been set into the grass overlooking the Devon countryside.

 

Playgrounds and family fun

Canonteign allows children to discover nature at its best and gives parents a place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Explore the adventure playgrounds with trampolines, wooden galleon, zip wire and mini assault course. Children adore the challenge of the steps up to the Falls, spotting our resident fairies and willow animals along the way.

 

Canonteign Gift Shop

Our award-winning shop is filled with special artisan gifts, from homewares and toys to cards and local produce. Children love the pocket money prices and adults find it a perfect place to pick up a unique, local gift.

 

Canonteign Kitchen

Serving homemade food which champions local produce. Discover our seasonal lunches, homemade cakes, Devon cream teas, Barista coffee, and special children’s menu. 

Entry to the Kitchen and shop is free, and dogs are welcome inside and out.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is Canonteign Falls open?

We are open 9.30 am to 5pm during school holidays last entry is 4.00pm. and 10 am – 4 pm during term time with last entry at 3.00pm.

How much is entry to Canonteign Falls?

Adults £11.75, Children (age 4-15) £8.50, Adult Concessions (students, seniors 65+, carers, NHS) £10.75. Child concessions (children with hidden disabilities) £7.50 – adult carers will qualify for a concession ticket. Family day tickets £38 (2 adults & 2 children, extra child £7). Groups of 10+ £1 off admission price. Wheelchair users free entry due to limited accessibility

Is Canonteign Falls dog friendly?

Dogs are welcome free of charge but must remain on the lead for the safety of our wildlife. We have water bowls and treats available.

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What's on at Canonteign Falls

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May Half Term Alpaca Experience

Alpaca Experience May 30 th: Experience a one-of-a-kind encounter with our Alpacas at Canonteign Falls. Join us for a magical…

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May Half Term fun

MAY HALF TERM Calling all thrill-seekers, nature lovers, and families on the hunt for excitement! Get ready for an unforgettable…

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Plant Heritage Fern Day

Canonteign Falls, renowned for its spectacular series of waterfalls, lakes, and ferns, is thrilled to announce its second Plant Heritage…

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Myself, my husband, 2 kids and grandparents visited here whilst on holiday in the area.

We all absolutely loved it, was great value for money and the kids loved the fairy walk and the addition of the T Rex dinosaur was a hit with my son.

We went at lunchtime and stayed for about 3.5 hours. Beautiful walks, views from the top are gorgeous – lovely cafe on site and local ice cream. Playground also for the kids at the end. Great way to spend an afternoon and a must see attraction if you’re visiting the area.

Emma C - Chester

What a stunning place! The walk through the woods to the waterfall is magical and the view from the top is spectacular.

Ruby’s coffee in the cafe is excellent – and a great accompaniment to the home-baked cakes.

We will be going again!

Peter W - Guildford

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