Take the kids to … River Dart country park, Devon

In Dartmoor national park, there’s plenty of outdoor fun to be had on rope swings, tube slides and kayaking in an attractive, natural setting

An eco-friendly outdoor adventure centre in Dartmoor national park, across 36 hectares (90 acres) of lawns, lakes and woods. All ages are catered for, with plenty of challenges for older ones: rope swings over water, kayaks, clamber nets, a high-rope course, and tube slides (many referred to as Dare Devils activities); toddlers even get their own mini zipwire with a baby swing. Founded in 1976, the site was built around imposing Holne Park House, today an events venue, though rooms – including suites for families – can be booked on a B&B basis. There’s on-site camping (electric and non-electric; from £17 a pitch per night) if you want the full outdoor experience – or you can visit for the day as we did.

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