Glamping with babies & toddlers in Devon

Considering a glamping break with younger children?

We can provide lots of essential items so that your car is not full to the brim! This is what we can arrange to be in your safari tent for your arrival:

Travel cot
Baby bouncer
High chair
Play mat
Step for bathroom
Selection of toys
Baby bath
Fire guard

Children’s crockery and cutlery is included in the kitchen. For children that are walking they will enjoy the snug under the cabin bed and the child-size lounger chairs and table and chairs on each veranda, which is gated so they can’t escape! The play area has a swing, slide, balance beams and tyres and a hand-made mud-kitchen which provides hours of entertainment. If travelling with younger children the Maple and Birch safari tents are best positioned to have good sight of the play area. You can see the layout of the glamping field here.

Pre-school aged children can take part in the complimentary nature trail and our games locker in the honesty shop also has games and puzzles for younger children.

New for 2024 is an Out ‘n’ About V5 Nipper off-road buggy which is suitable from newborn to toddler. Families can borrow this free of charge to go on adventures in Devon whether it is a trip to Dartmoor or Exmoor National Park or one of the glorious sandy beaches. You can read more about our partnership here.


Play area with glamping tents in background
Den under cabin bed
Our Mud Kitchen at Valleyside Escapes - Glamping in Devon

What attractions are nearby?

There are many local attractions perfect for younger children – the Devon Railway Centre is within a few minute’s walk and as well as train rides has a soft play, indoor play coaches including a ball pit, model railways and outdoor play areas. Bear Town – a short drive away is an indoor role-play experience for children up to the age of 7 – we have visited and think it is brilliant – check out our review here. In Tiverton the Grand Western Canal has flat paths ideal for pushing prams or buggies and there is a pirate ship play area situated at the canal basin.

Another attraction is Quince Honey Farm in South Molton – the whole family can enjoy some delicious honey tasting and children are kept occupied inside at the play hive soft play and outside there are gardens to wander through while doing the nature trail and also an outside play area.

Another couple of favourites of ours worth a mention is the Donkey Sanctuary near Sidmouth and Pennywell Farm near Buckfastleigh. They are slightly further afield but definitely worth a day trip and you can normally combine it with a stop at the beach too! Not forgetting there are Killerton and Knightshayes National Trust properties within a 20 minute drive and Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks within about 45 minutes for some fresh country air and spectacular views.

You can also check out the Visit Devon, Visit Mid-Devon, Devon’s Top Attractions & Baby Breaks websites for ideas on places to visit.