Your magical family adventure begins at our beautiful Dartmoor retreat. This is why we love Gidleigh Park. Our family days here are spent enjoying picnics by the river, roaming the moor and playing garden games. Your family become our family – everyone’s welcome.
Our passion for the simple things in life inspire us to create special family experiences.
Our beautiful gardens play host to our passionate beliefs in the simple pleasures of family, friends and fun.
Sitting in 107 acres on the northern bank of the North Teign River in Dartmoor National Park, our gardens and woodland at Gidleigh Park entertain outdoor playfulness and an attachment to nature. Our grounds open up nature hunts with exciting finds and new discoveries and there are walks a plenty in the local area.
Play tennis, croquet and have a go at putting in the gardens at Gidleigh. Find our yoga mats and introduce the family to the ‘downward dog’ and the ‘cobra’ in a tranquil spot in our gardens. Our printed 'Yoga Bear' guide gives a helping hand, available from reception.
Our Garden Menu for our V.I.L.P (very important little people) is available all day every day. Children are welcome in the restaurant until 8.00pm, with last orders being placed by 7.00pm.
Our V.I.L.P can have their own special picnic hamper whenever they choose. We do “grown-up” picnic hampers too so the whole family can enjoy the experience together in our beautiful outdoor spaces, in private areas within our hotel or in the comfort of your own room. All we ask is that you pre-order any hampers with a member of our team.
Our comfortable family rooms, suites and cottage ensure everyone has a good night’s sleep. Choose from interconnecting spaces, twin beds and living rooms with sofa beds.
Home from home
The Pavilion is a self-contained thatch cottage within the grounds that includes its own kitchen/diner, private veranda and two bedrooms that can be set up as twins on request.
The Family Loft Suite is styled as an apartment that comfortably accommodates a family of four in the king-sized double room and separate twin bedroom with a spacious lounge.
Bring the dog
We have two dog-friendly rooms; Lydford (a Deluxe Garden View Room), Bellever (a Master Room) as well as The Pavilion. After all, they're part of the family too.
We want your stay to be as relaxing and fun as possible and with that comes less packing. We have much of the essentials here ready for you.
Sitting on the edge of wild and magical Dartmoor in Devon is a hidden gem of all things small, cute and cuddly. A real hands-on experience with miniature ponies and tiny foals, giant donkeys and podgy pigs
The world’s largest indoor rainforest certainly delivers the wow factor, but the focus on fun and educational activities, sustainability and healthy food also helps to create a great family-friendly excursion.
Dartmoor has endless opportunities to get outside and be active with your family. There’s tree surfing, climbing, kayaking and water sports for thrill seekers, horse riding and llama walks for animals lovers and cycling, runs and walks for those wanting to explore.
Visit the UK's largest Aquarium, be amazed by their fascinating underwater world, and how we all play a part in conserving it. All day tickets come with a free 12 month pass so pay once, and return as much as you like throughout the year!
With over 2,000 animals, 6 animal habitats, a Jungle Express train, indoor play areas, good food, easy access and free parking. Get up close to some of the animal wonders of the world across their specially designed habitats - from the savannah to the wetlands and the tropical forest.
The SDR is a seven mile former Great Western Railway branch line, built in 1872, which runs along the stunning valley of the River Dart between Buckfastleigh and Totnes. Steam trains run with heritage rolling stock and offers a wonderful all day, all weather attraction.