Links and local activities

The Quay Indoor soft play grew out of a love for the coastal area that we live in and the unique mix of coastal and countryside location of Braunton. We love taking our kids surfing, running in the dunes and exploring the great outdoors. However sometimes we wanted to sit down and have a great cuppa in a safe and warm environment where our kids could burn off their energy and we could catch up with friends and family.

We designed The Quay to reflect our love of open spaces and to provide a community hub for families and friends to enjoy. We try to be as sustainable as possible in our sourcing, constantly evolving the menu to buy locally where possible and reduce our waste and environmental impact.

The soft play itself is constructed from wood and has a nautical theme running throughout. So your little pirates and merpeople can let their imagine run wild.

We have variety of packages on offer from hosting your party to private bookings. Please browse our website below for more details.


The Eden Project


The Eden Project, an educational charity, connects us with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work towards a better future.

Our visitor destination in Cornwall, UK, is nestled in a huge crater. Here, massive Biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions and stories serve as a backdrop to our striking contemporary gardens, summer concerts and exciting year-round family events.



This magical and very special 20 acre private garden with three lakes is set in a valley tucked away in North Devon only 4 miles from Barnstaple. Created by Dr Jimmy Smart VMH in the late 1950’s the gardens are a wonderful haven in which to relax and enjoy the impressive collection of plants, shrubs and trees and experience the views and peaceful atmosphere. The garden has featured on many garden programmes over the years and is enjoyed by visitors of all ages looking for inspiration, relaxation or just a great day out with the family. The view across the valley from the garden team room is spectacular, the food served is delicious. Dogs on leads are welcome too.

North Devon’s top award winning attraction where the fun just goes on and on!

If you’re looking for a great day out for all the family a visit to The Big Sheep is a must! The famous attraction and Gold Award Winner for Tourism Excellence in SW England, is now firmly established as one of the UK’s most innovative & exciting family attractions providing wacky and unique entertainment for all the family.

Re-opened June 2016, The Old Sawmills Inn is the latest addition to a stable of four North Devon Pubs and Inns managed and owned by a local family business, trading for over 30 years. We serve quality craft Beers and Ales and a fine array of Westcountry Ciders alongside good wholesome food. With such an abundance of fine local produce available we serve food from breakfast til’ 10pm daily, cooking “low and slow” wherever is possible in “Big Bertha”, our charcoal fired oven, for a unique taste and flavour. Fresh sustainable fish comes from day boats out of Ilfracombe, Appledore and South Devon, all our beef comes from local Devon and Exmoor suppliers. Bread comes freshly made from local bakeries and our eggs are always free-range. 

Watermouth Castle and Theme park. 

One of the West Country’s premier Family Tourist Attractions where you can enjoy a Victorian Castle full of eclectic treasures, nostalgic displays and curios, a theme park including rides, play areas, and beautiful landscaped gardens. Family attraction suitable for all ages.

Found in a stunning location overlooking the picturesque Watermouth Cove. Watermouth Family Theme Park and Castle offers a unique and magical experience with entertainment for all ages.

With a host of attractions there is always something to capture the imagination so come and see for yourselves!



Steve Cox can take you to exciting ‘out there’ locations in spectacular North Devon environments.

With a wealth of experience backed by high level National Governing Body qualifications in the sector, Steve teaches and shares his love of outdoor adventure and adrenaline sports with enthusiasm.

Steve has been leading and teaching Outdoor Education in the area for many years. He has extensive local knowledge of stunning activity locations in the North Devon/Somerset area.


  • B Ed Hons, UK Teacher qualified DFS no 82/50018
  • Rock-climbing, Mountaineering, Hillwalking-British Mountaineering Council  Mountain Instructor Award
  • Paddlesport – BCU Level 3 Coach Inland and Surf Disciplines,
  • Lifesaving – Swift Water Rescue Award Holder
  • Surfing – BSA Accredited Surf Teacher
  • British Wave Ski Association – Senior Coach
  • First Aid – Rescue and Emergency Care Award Holder


  • Association of Mountaineering Instructors
  • British Mountaineering Council
  • British Canoe Union 
  • National Coasteering Charter Group member
  • Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres

Contact Steve Directly if You Have Any Questions

Phone:  07877 899713

The Grampus Inn, Lee Bay.


Situated in the rolling hills of the beautiful Exmoor National Park, The Hunters Inn is bursting with heritage and character. Our traditional country inn boasts top quality bed & breakfast accommodation, traditional home cooked dining in our Exmoor Restaurant & Bar, as well as 4 acres of enchanting gardens and countryside walks for you to explore. With 2 licensed ceremony rooms and close to a number of traditional churches, you’ll be hard beat to find a more idyllic and perfectly situated venue for holding your dream country wedding.

The Rockford Inn lies hidden in the remote Brendan Valley on Exmoor, one of the two great national parks in the Southwest corner of England. The 17th century inn is one of the cosiest Country pubs in North Devon. Service and excellent food has become an extremely popular destination for those lucky enough to discover this hidden gem next to the East Lyn River. 

We are located at:

Summer Haze Cottage

Higher Warcombe
Near Mortehoe


North Devon

EX34 7EJ


How to find us link

Contact me by phone on:


Mobile number: 07792410880








News for 2023 season


Short breaks (4 nights minimum) are now available Please contact for confirmation of available dates and prices. Or follow this link: Availability & Rental Rates

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