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Dartmoor Area

  • Becky FallsBecky Falls

    Bovey Tracey
    On Dartmoor near Bovey Tracey. Cascading waterfalls and 60 acre woodland estate with river walks, pets garden, nature trails, tea room, ice-cream parlour, gift shop and restaurant.

  • Buckfast Butterflies and Dartmoor Otter SanctuaryBuckfast Butterflies and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary

    Buckfastleigh
    An all-weather family attraction next to the South Devon Railway in Buckfast, with underwater viewing area for otters and live exotic butterflies in a rain forest habitat. Cafe. 01364 642916

  • River Dart AdventuresRiver Dart Adventures

    Ashburton
    Located all around the Country Park and just waiting to be discovered, there is an adventure around every corner! Assault course, Pirate Ship, Toddlers Beach, Spiders Web, Zip wires, Jungle Fun. Also Dare Devils instructor-supervised activities and facilities for kayakers.

  • Dingles Fairground Heritage CentreDingles Fairground Heritage Centre

    Lifton
    Near Lifton on A30 between Okehampton & Launceston. Celebration of working steam, vintage machinery and country life. With play areas, trails and picnic areas. Disabled access.

  • Buckfast AbbeyBuckfast Abbey

    Buckfastleigh
    A living Benedectine Monastery and fascinating insight into the monastic life. Presentations and displays, shops and restaurant. Nobody leaves Buckfast Abbey untouched by its serenity. 01364 642519

  • Canonteign Falls & LakelandCanonteign Falls & Lakeland

    Moretonhampstead
    Nature trails, the highest waterfall in England, woods and lakeland. Miniature ponies, wildfowl, junior commando course, picnic area, shop, all weather barbecue and restaurant.

  • South Devon RailwaySouth Devon Railway

    Buckfastleigh
    Have a great day with us and experience the best of unspoilt Devon from a South Devon Railway steam train as it hugs the beautiful River Dart all the way between Totnes and Buckfastleigh on this former Great Western Railway branch line. Railway museum and engine sheds, with maze and childrens playground. Cafe and bookshop. Disabled access. 01364 642338

Exeter and East Devon Area

  • Crealy Adventure ParkDevon’s Crealy Adventure Theme Park

    Exeter
    Enter the magical kingdom of Devon’s Crealy and discover four exciting attractions for 2012; The Vortex high speed water coaster, The Maximus roller coaster, new “real” unicorns and more. It’s Maximum Fun Guaranteed.

  • The Maer Interactive Nature TrailThe Maer Interactive Nature Trail

    Exmouth
    This five acre grassland nature reserve is home to some weird and wonderful wildlife. Climb and slide on huge, wooden beasts in the Play Zone then it’s off to discover critters such as the musical Grasshopper, Wolf Spider and luminous Puss Moth Caterpillar. Using a smartphone, play the free interactive nature trail. BBQ area.

  • Burrow Farm GardensBurrow Farm Gardens

    Axminster
    A secluded 13-acre garden between Axminster and Honiton. Of informal design with many unusual shrubs and herbaceous plants. Pergola walk with shrub roses. Woodland with rhododendrons and azaleas, ponds and large bog garden.

  • A La Ronde - NTA La Ronde

    Exmouth
    This unique sixteen-sided house, described by Lucinda Lambton as having ‘a magical strangeness that one might dream of only as a child’, was built for two spinster cousins, Jane and Mary Parminter, on their return from a grand tour of Europe in the late 18th century. A La Ronde is now cared for by the National Trust.

  • Beer QuarryBeer Quarry Caves

    Sidmouth
    Conducted tours by trained guides give the visitor an hour-long tour of this vast man-made complex of underground caverns created by centuries of quarrying. See the famous Beer Stone.

  • Powderham Castle and GardensPowderham Castle and Gardens

    Exeter
    A medieval fortress set in an ancient deer park with lavish interiors, gardens and grounds. Guided tours, farm shop, gift shop, plant sales, tea rooms and cafe. Disabled access.

  • Quad WorldQuad World

    Cullompton
    Looking for speed and thrills, Quadsport is for all the family. All terrain off-road motor sports – Family fun and excitement – Quad bike racing and tuition for all levels. Just 4 miles from Cullompton, near Exeter and the M5.

  • Tiverton Canal CompanyTiverton Canal Company

    Tiverton
    Horse-drawn barge along an 11 mile canal in a Country Park near Tiverton. All facilities, bar and teashop on board. Day boat and rowing boat hire, tranquil walks on the towpath.

  • Tiverton MuseumTiverton Museum

    Tiverton
    A museum of Social, Agricultural, Transport and Local History, situated in the town of Tiverton in the County of Devon, New Galleries of Exhibits, Education and Activities, Research and Family History.

North Devon Area

  • Tapeley Park and GardensTapeley Park and Gardens

    Bideford
    The Terraces are one of Tapeley Park’s oldest and best known features. Hand dug, the south facing walls and sheltered borders created by the terracing are full of semi-tropical and tender flowers rarely seen in the UK.

  • Quince Honey FarmQuince Honey Farm

    South Molton
    Home to a million bees in 1500 hives, Quince Honey Farm includes hives that open to reveal their inner workings safely behind glass. Shop and refreshments. Located in South Molton in North Devon, near Barnstaple and Exmoor.

  • Dartington CrystalDartington Crystal

    Great Torrington
    A working factory attracting 300,000 visitors a year. Watch glass being blown, shaped and engraved and have a go at glass decoration yourself. Factory shop, visitor centre & restaurant.

  • Broomhill Sculpture GardensBroomhill Sculpture Gardens

    Barnstaple
    An International Contemporary Art Gallery, with 10 acres, 60 sculptors and 300 sculptures lying in one of the most glorious valleys in North Devon near Barnstaple.

  • The Big SheepThe Big Sheep

    Bideford
    The Big Sheep has lots to offer the whole family, from our popular Sheep Racing, Dog Trialing demonstration to bottle feeding baby lambs. A huge indoor play area to keep the children entertained a brewery for the Dads and a sheepy shop for the Mums. The Big Sheep has a wide range of activities to keep the whole family entertained all day! Lots more information, prices and events can be found on our website.

  • The Gnome Reserve & Wild Flower GardenThe Gnome Reserve & Wild Flower Garden

    Bradworthy
    For a completely unique 100% fun experience, simultaneously 100% ecologically interesting, with an extra 100% wonder and magic mixed in, visit The Gnome Reserve.

  • Hartland Abbey and GardensHartland Abbey and Gardens

    Hartland
    Situated in an unspoilt valley leading to a remote Atlantic cove, the Abbey offers peace and tranquility and also the woodland gardens, fascinating secret 18th Century walled gardens, the Baronets Bog Garden.

  • Clovelly Court GardensClovelly Court Gardens

    Clovelly
    Victorian kitchen garden, with magnificent greenhouses, apricots, melons, peaches nectarines, grapes, citrus fruits, figs, cucumbers, peppers, chillies, aubergines and tomatoes are supplied to the hotels in season.

  • Docton Mill and GardensDocton Mill and Gardens

    Hartland
    Less than 1m from the sea, nestling in one of Devon’s outstanding beauty spots are these Gold Medal Award winning flower gardens for all seasons. Also renowned for its Devon cream teas.

  • Lynton and Barnstaple RailwayLynton & Barnstaple Railway

    Lynton
    We offer narrow gauge train rides in Exmoor National Park at Woody Bay North Devon England’s highest narrow gauge railway station. Originally opened in 1898, and closed in 1935 – what you can see now at Woody Bay is the first phase in rebuilding one of the world’s most famous and picturesque narrow gauge railways; the legendary Lynton & Barnstaple Railway.

  • Wildlife and Dinosaur ParkThe Wildlife and Dinosaur Adventure Park

    Coombe Martin
    The most wonderous collection of animals that have ever lived, from present day, to the world of 225 million years ago! Set in 25 acres of lovely countryside

  • The Milkyway Adventure ParkMilky Way Adventure Park

    Clovelly
    2 Miles from Clovelly. Featuring Europe’s first interactive ride, Clone Zone, Time Warp and archery, pets, railway, toddler town, birds of prey and more. Disabled access.

Plymouth Area

  • Crown Hill FortCrownhill Fort

    Plymouth
    Plymouth’s Best Kept Secret – Most people hardly notice Crownhill Fort as they go past, it is so well hidden from the outside world, and that was exactly the intention when it was built in the 1860s. With massive earth ramparts, hidden gun emplacements and tunnels, it was built to protect Plymouth and is now in the care of the Landmark Trust. Displays, live gun firing some weekends. 01752 793754

  • Dartmoor Wildlife ParkDartmoor Wildlife Park

    Ivybridge
    Near Ivybridge. Big cats, birds of prey and seals. Includes the Westcountry Falconry Centre with twice daily flyings and large static displays.

  • Plymouth Ski CentrePlymouth Ski Centre

    Plymouth
    Dry ski slope with lessons and activities ideal for all levels of skiers and snow boarders from beginners to advanced. Situated with spectacular views over the Plym Valley, Plymouth Ski Centre boasts three slopes and two ski lifts. 01752 600220

  • National Marine AquariumNational Marine Aquarium

    Plymouth
    Enjoy a spectacular underwater journey through streams, rivers, shorelines, reefs and oceans. Stand in awe in front of some of the largest and most spectacular underwater displays in Europe. State-of-the-art setting for fascinating journey through the oceans of the world, including a close encounter with Caribbean Sharks. Open daily. 01752 600301

South Hams Area

    Torbay Area

    • Paignton ZooPaignton Zoo Environmental Park

      Paignton
      See big cats, elephants, primates, snakes, lizards and birds from around the world – many of which are bred for restocking natural populations.

    • Babbacombe Model VillageBabbacombe Model Village

      Babbacombe
      Over many decades the project has grown and now features an extensive range of buildings emphasising Vernacular architectural styles – working watermills, Georgian towns, Tudor houses&classic Devon thatched villages and farms.

    • Prickly Ball Farm and Hedgehog HospitalPrickly Ball Farm and Hedgehog Hospital

      Newton Abbot
      Prickly Ball Farm is a centre of excellence for the care and rehabilitation of sick, orphaned and injured hedgehogs. As the seasons change, so do the hedgehogs admitted into the hospital. Consequently, there will be an ever-changing number of hedgehogs at the centre, each time you visit.

    • Quay West WaterparkQuaywest Waterpark

      Paignton
      Waterpark with multiple family attractions from under 5 playpool to jetski&sailing. 5 waterslides, go karts, Seashore Centre, steam railway, waterski and wind gliding. Food, pub, amusements.

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    Dartmoor Area

    • Becky FallsBecky Falls

      Bovey Tracey
      On Dartmoor near Bovey Tracey. Cascading waterfalls and 60 acre woodland estate with river walks, pets garden, nature trails, tea room, ice-cream parlour, gift shop and restaurant.

    • Buckfast AbbeyBuckfast Abbey

      Buckfastleigh
      A living Benedectine Monastery and fascinating insight into the monastic life. Presentations and displays, shops and restaurant. Nobody leaves Buckfast Abbey untouched by its serenity. 01364 642519

    • Buckfast Butterflies and Dartmoor Otter SanctuaryBuckfast Butterflies and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary

      Buckfastleigh
      An all-weather family attraction next to the South Devon Railway in Buckfast, with underwater viewing area for otters and live exotic butterflies in a rain forest habitat. Cafe. 01364 642916

    • Canonteign Falls & LakelandCanonteign Falls & Lakeland

      Moretonhampstead
      Nature trails, the highest waterfall in England, woods and lakeland. Miniature ponies, wildfowl, junior commando course, picnic area, shop, all weather barbecue and restaurant.

    • Dingles Fairground Heritage CentreDingles Fairground Heritage Centre

      Lifton
      Near Lifton on A30 between Okehampton & Launceston. Celebration of working steam, vintage machinery and country life. With play areas, trails and picnic areas. Disabled access.

    • River Dart AdventuresRiver Dart Adventures

      Ashburton
      Located all around the Country Park and just waiting to be discovered, there is an adventure around every corner! Assault course, Pirate Ship, Toddlers Beach, Spiders Web, Zip wires, Jungle Fun. Also Dare Devils instructor-supervised activities and facilities for kayakers.

    • South Devon RailwaySouth Devon Railway

      Buckfastleigh
      Have a great day with us and experience the best of unspoilt Devon from a South Devon Railway steam train as it hugs the beautiful River Dart all the way between Totnes and Buckfastleigh on this former Great Western Railway branch line. Railway museum and engine sheds, with maze and childrens playground. Cafe and bookshop. Disabled access. 01364 642338

    Exeter and East Devon Area

    • A La Ronde - NTA La Ronde

      Exmouth
      This unique sixteen-sided house, described by Lucinda Lambton as having ‘a magical strangeness that one might dream of only as a child’, was built for two spinster cousins, Jane and Mary Parminter, on their return from a grand tour of Europe in the late 18th century. A La Ronde is now cared for by the National Trust.

    • Beer QuarryBeer Quarry Caves

      Sidmouth
      Conducted tours by trained guides give the visitor an hour-long tour of this vast man-made complex of underground caverns created by centuries of quarrying. See the famous Beer Stone.

    • Burrow Farm GardensBurrow Farm Gardens

      Axminster
      A secluded 13-acre garden between Axminster and Honiton. Of informal design with many unusual shrubs and herbaceous plants. Pergola walk with shrub roses. Woodland with rhododendrons and azaleas, ponds and large bog garden.

    • Crealy Adventure ParkDevon’s Crealy Adventure Theme Park

      Exeter
      Enter the magical kingdom of Devon’s Crealy and discover four exciting attractions for 2012; The Vortex high speed water coaster, The Maximus roller coaster, new “real” unicorns and more. It’s Maximum Fun Guaranteed.

    • Powderham Castle and GardensPowderham Castle and Gardens

      Exeter
      A medieval fortress set in an ancient deer park with lavish interiors, gardens and grounds. Guided tours, farm shop, gift shop, plant sales, tea rooms and cafe. Disabled access.

    • Quad WorldQuad World

      Cullompton
      Looking for speed and thrills, Quadsport is for all the family. All terrain off-road motor sports – Family fun and excitement – Quad bike racing and tuition for all levels. Just 4 miles from Cullompton, near Exeter and the M5.

    • The Maer Interactive Nature TrailThe Maer Interactive Nature Trail

      Exmouth
      This five acre grassland nature reserve is home to some weird and wonderful wildlife. Climb and slide on huge, wooden beasts in the Play Zone then it’s off to discover critters such as the musical Grasshopper, Wolf Spider and luminous Puss Moth Caterpillar. Using a smartphone, play the free interactive nature trail. BBQ area.

    • Tiverton Canal CompanyTiverton Canal Company

      Tiverton
      Horse-drawn barge along an 11 mile canal in a Country Park near Tiverton. All facilities, bar and teashop on board. Day boat and rowing boat hire, tranquil walks on the towpath.

    • Tiverton MuseumTiverton Museum

      Tiverton
      A museum of Social, Agricultural, Transport and Local History, situated in the town of Tiverton in the County of Devon, New Galleries of Exhibits, Education and Activities, Research and Family History.

    North Devon Area

    • Broomhill Sculpture GardensBroomhill Sculpture Gardens

      Barnstaple
      An International Contemporary Art Gallery, with 10 acres, 60 sculptors and 300 sculptures lying in one of the most glorious valleys in North Devon near Barnstaple.

    • Clovelly Court GardensClovelly Court Gardens

      Clovelly
      Victorian kitchen garden, with magnificent greenhouses, apricots, melons, peaches nectarines, grapes, citrus fruits, figs, cucumbers, peppers, chillies, aubergines and tomatoes are supplied to the hotels in season.

    • Dartington CrystalDartington Crystal

      Great Torrington
      A working factory attracting 300,000 visitors a year. Watch glass being blown, shaped and engraved and have a go at glass decoration yourself. Factory shop, visitor centre & restaurant.

    • Docton Mill and GardensDocton Mill and Gardens

      Hartland
      Less than 1m from the sea, nestling in one of Devon’s outstanding beauty spots are these Gold Medal Award winning flower gardens for all seasons. Also renowned for its Devon cream teas.

    • Hartland Abbey and GardensHartland Abbey and Gardens

      Hartland
      Situated in an unspoilt valley leading to a remote Atlantic cove, the Abbey offers peace and tranquility and also the woodland gardens, fascinating secret 18th Century walled gardens, the Baronets Bog Garden.

    • Lynton and Barnstaple RailwayLynton & Barnstaple Railway

      Lynton
      We offer narrow gauge train rides in Exmoor National Park at Woody Bay North Devon England’s highest narrow gauge railway station. Originally opened in 1898, and closed in 1935 – what you can see now at Woody Bay is the first phase in rebuilding one of the world’s most famous and picturesque narrow gauge railways; the legendary Lynton & Barnstaple Railway.

    • The Milkyway Adventure ParkMilky Way Adventure Park

      Clovelly
      2 Miles from Clovelly. Featuring Europe’s first interactive ride, Clone Zone, Time Warp and archery, pets, railway, toddler town, birds of prey and more. Disabled access.

    • Quince Honey FarmQuince Honey Farm

      South Molton
      Home to a million bees in 1500 hives, Quince Honey Farm includes hives that open to reveal their inner workings safely behind glass. Shop and refreshments. Located in South Molton in North Devon, near Barnstaple and Exmoor.

    • Tapeley Park and GardensTapeley Park and Gardens

      Bideford
      The Terraces are one of Tapeley Park’s oldest and best known features. Hand dug, the south facing walls and sheltered borders created by the terracing are full of semi-tropical and tender flowers rarely seen in the UK.

    • The Big SheepThe Big Sheep

      Bideford
      The Big Sheep has lots to offer the whole family, from our popular Sheep Racing, Dog Trialing demonstration to bottle feeding baby lambs. A huge indoor play area to keep the children entertained a brewery for the Dads and a sheepy shop for the Mums. The Big Sheep has a wide range of activities to keep the whole family entertained all day! Lots more information, prices and events can be found on our website.

    • The Gnome Reserve & Wild Flower GardenThe Gnome Reserve & Wild Flower Garden

      Bradworthy
      For a completely unique 100% fun experience, simultaneously 100% ecologically interesting, with an extra 100% wonder and magic mixed in, visit The Gnome Reserve.

    • Wildlife and Dinosaur ParkThe Wildlife and Dinosaur Adventure Park

      Coombe Martin
      The most wonderous collection of animals that have ever lived, from present day, to the world of 225 million years ago! Set in 25 acres of lovely countryside

    Plymouth Area

    • Crown Hill FortCrownhill Fort

      Plymouth
      Plymouth’s Best Kept Secret – Most people hardly notice Crownhill Fort as they go past, it is so well hidden from the outside world, and that was exactly the intention when it was built in the 1860s. With massive earth ramparts, hidden gun emplacements and tunnels, it was built to protect Plymouth and is now in the care of the Landmark Trust. Displays, live gun firing some weekends. 01752 793754

    • Dartmoor Wildlife ParkDartmoor Wildlife Park

      Ivybridge
      Near Ivybridge. Big cats, birds of prey and seals. Includes the Westcountry Falconry Centre with twice daily flyings and large static displays.

    • National Marine AquariumNational Marine Aquarium

      Plymouth
      Enjoy a spectacular underwater journey through streams, rivers, shorelines, reefs and oceans. Stand in awe in front of some of the largest and most spectacular underwater displays in Europe. State-of-the-art setting for fascinating journey through the oceans of the world, including a close encounter with Caribbean Sharks. Open daily. 01752 600301

    • Plymouth Ski CentrePlymouth Ski Centre

      Plymouth
      Dry ski slope with lessons and activities ideal for all levels of skiers and snow boarders from beginners to advanced. Situated with spectacular views over the Plym Valley, Plymouth Ski Centre boasts three slopes and two ski lifts. 01752 600220

    South Hams Area

      Torbay Area

      • Babbacombe Model VillageBabbacombe Model Village

        Babbacombe
        Over many decades the project has grown and now features an extensive range of buildings emphasising Vernacular architectural styles – working watermills, Georgian towns, Tudor houses&classic Devon thatched villages and farms.

      • Paignton ZooPaignton Zoo Environmental Park

        Paignton
        See big cats, elephants, primates, snakes, lizards and birds from around the world – many of which are bred for restocking natural populations.

      • Prickly Ball Farm and Hedgehog HospitalPrickly Ball Farm and Hedgehog Hospital

        Newton Abbot
        Prickly Ball Farm is a centre of excellence for the care and rehabilitation of sick, orphaned and injured hedgehogs. As the seasons change, so do the hedgehogs admitted into the hospital. Consequently, there will be an ever-changing number of hedgehogs at the centre, each time you visit.

      • Quay West WaterparkQuaywest Waterpark

        Paignton
        Waterpark with multiple family attractions from under 5 playpool to jetski&sailing. 5 waterslides, go karts, Seashore Centre, steam railway, waterski and wind gliding. Food, pub, amusements.