Ideas for days out and places to visit in Devon

Tiverton Museum - Things to do

Activity, Family days out, History, Local attractions

Tiverton Museum of Mid-Devon Life

Explore the museum’s large, outstanding collections and trace the fascinating history of Mid Devon

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Hembury fort - Things to do

Family days out, History, Local attractions, Natural beauty

Hembury Fort

Hembury Hillfort, an ancient East Devon landmark close to the town of Honiton.

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Bear Trail - Things to do

Activity, Family days out

The Bear Trail, Cullompton

Award-winning adventure assault course for all the family!

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Arts and crafts

The Thelma Hulbert Gallery

Situated in Honiton, the gallery occupies the whole of Elmfield House, the former home of the artist Thelma Hulbert. Admission is free.

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Arts and crafts

Blackdown Hills Artists and Makers

A group of creative practitioners who live, work and have an interest in the Blackdown Hills.

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Arts and crafts

Ark Pottery

Near Ottery St. Mary

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Arts and crafts

The Old Kennels

A quiet rural retreat where you can learn or improve traditional arts and crafts

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Forest Glade Welcome sign

Activity, Arts and crafts, History, Natural beauty

Willows & Wetlands Visitor Centre

From withy beds to willows

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Fishing

Millhayes

Carp fishing

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Fishing

Goodiford Mill

Coarse and carp fishing

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Forest walks at Forest Glade

Cycling, Natural beauty

Local cycling routes

Cycling routes in our area, on the Blackdown Hills.

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Countryside walking valley of the goats

Natural beauty, Walking, Wildlife

Wild Walks – Devon Wildlife Trust

Enjoy beautiful landscapes and local wildlife.

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Sidmouth Market in Devon

Food and drink

Farmers Markets

There are regular farmers markets locally – details are available from our Tourist Information Room

Eating at Forest Glade

Food and drink

Otter Brewery

We stock this locally-brewed ale in our shop

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Eating at Forest Glade

Food and drink

Tricky Cider

Made on the Blackdown Hills and stocked in our shop

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Eating at Forest Glade

Food and drink

Forest Beef

Locally produced from pedigree Longhorn Cattle

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Eating at Forest Glade

Food and drink

Teoni’s Cookies

Delicious locally produced cookies

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Eating at Forest Glade

Food and drink

Pebblebed Vineyard

Topsharm - wine tasting and vineyard tours

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Things to do - The Old Bakery Branscombe

Food and drink

The Old Bakery (National Trust), Branscombe

Cream Teas

Eating at Forest Glade

Food and drink

Southern Cross, Newton Poppleford

Cream Teas

Eating at Forest Glade

Food and drink

Old Well Tea rooms

Sampford Peverell. Cream Teas.

Eating at Forest Glade

Food and drink

Royal Oak Farm, Stockland

Cream teas and PYO

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Things to do - The Aviator, Dunkeswell

Food and drink

The Aviator, Dunkeswell Airfield

Open 9am to 11pm. Bar, restaurant and café. Breakfasts, meals & snacks, cream teas, Sunday carvery. Airfield viewing area. Tel. 01404 891226.

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Eating at Forest Glade

Food and drink

The Six Bells, Payhembury

Tel. 01404 841261

Eating at Forest Glade

Food and drink

The Five Bells, Clyst Hydon

Tel. 01884 277288. Home cooked food, beer garden with play equipment. Children welcome.

Family Holidays at Forest Glade

Food and drink

The Drewe Arms, Broadhembury

Seafood a speciality. Tel: 841267.

Eating at Forest Glade

Food and drink

The Otter Inn, Weston

nr. Honiton. Children welcome. Beer garden. Tel. 01404 42594.

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Food and drink

Fishponds House Hotel, Dunkeswell

Good food, sensibly priced. Children welcome. Tel. 891358.

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Food and drink

Royal Oak, Dunkeswell

Pub food, carvery. Children welcome.

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Food and drink

Blacksmiths Arms, Plymtree

Traditional village pub – home cooked food, garden. Children welcome (but no highchairs).

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Food and drink

Keepers Cottage, Kentisbeare

On Cullompton road. Bar food and restaurant. Tel: 01884 266247

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Wildlife - Foxgloves at Forest Glade

Gardens

Hestercombe Gardens

Paradise Restored

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Gardens

Burrow Farm Gardens

East Devons Secret Garden

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Eating at Forest Glade

Food and drink

Wyndham Arms, Kentisbeare

Traditional village pub - Whitbread Ales, pub food. Children welcome. Tel. 01884 266327

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Things to do -Off-road mountain biking at Plym Bridge Woods, Devon

Activity, Cycling, Natural beauty

Cycling

Local Cycle Routes. The Blackdown Hills website has details of cycling routes near the park.

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Things to do - Dartmoor roadblock

Activity

Horse riding

Our nearest riding stables are just 1.5 miles away in Sheldon. Please ask at Reception for detail

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Activity

Golf

There are several local golf courses, the nearest being Padbrook Park at Cullompton. There is also a course in Honiton, Sidmouth, Tiverton and a driving range near Sidmouth.

Things to do - The Aviator, Dunkeswell

Activity

Skydiving

A great way to raise money for charity, or as an alternative birthday or anniversary present! Skydive UK are one of the country's leading Skydiving schools. They are up on Dunkeswell Airfield.

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Things to do - The Aviator, Dunkeswell

Activity

Devon and Somerset Gliding Club

At North Hill is just the other side of the forest from the park and you can book a trial flight

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Activity, Family days out, History, Local attractions

Morwellham

Where history comes to life on the edge of the river Tamar

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Family days out, History, Local attractions

Bygones

Bringing the past alive

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Forest Glade Welcome sign

Activity, Family days out, History

Beer Quarry Caves

Near the beautiful Jurassic coast, tour the vast underground caverns created by the quarrying of Beer stone

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Eating at Forest Glade

Food and drink, History, Local attractions

Tucker’s Maltings

England’s only traditional working malthouse open to the public

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Things to do - Exeter Cathedral

History, Local attractions

Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Cathedral is one of the greatest cathedrals in England and one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture anywhere.

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Things to do - Castle Drogo Devon - North west corner

Family days out, Gardens, History, Local attractions, Natural beauty, Walking

Castle Drogo

The last castle to be built in England and set above the Teign gorge

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Things to do - Exe Estuary at A la Ronde

Coast, Gardens, History, Local attractions, Natural beauty

A La Ronde

Near the sandy beaches of Exmouth. A unique 16-sided house with interesting contents

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Things to do in Devon - Autumn at Knighthayes

Activity, Family days out, Gardens, History, Local attractions, Natural beauty

Knightshayes

Not far away. A fascinating Victorian country house with beautiful gardens and a working kitchen garden

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Things to do - Killerton Devon

Family days out, Gardens, Local attractions, Natural beauty, Walking

Killerton House

Our nearest National Trust property with a lovely park and annual costume exhibition

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Uffculme River Beach - Things to do

History

Coldharbour Mill, Uffculme

A 200 year old spinning mill still producing worsted knitting yarn

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History

Cullompton Cloth Trail

There is a long history of cloth and clothing production in settlements and mills using water power along the Culm

Things to do in Devon - Wolford Chapel

History

Wolford Chapel, Dunkeswell

A little piece of Canada in the middle of Devon

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Wildlife - Buzzard at Forest Glade

Activity, Family days out, Local attractions, Wildlife

Yarak Birds of Prey

Yarak Falconry Centre, 'For the ultimate, hands-on experience'

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Things to do - Jurassic Coast

Activity, Family days out, History, Local attractions, Natural beauty

Seaton Jurassic Coast Centre

Find out more about the Jurassic Coast at the new Seaton Jurassic Centre

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Things to do - Jurassic Coast

Coast, Local attractions, Natural beauty, Walking

The Jurassic Coast

A world heritage site on our doorstep

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Things to do in Devon - Culm Valley

Cycling, Family days out, Local attractions, Natural beauty, Walking

Blackdown Hills

We are on the edge of this AONB. Find out why it is so special

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Things to do - Exmoor Coastline

Coast, Cycling, Family days out, Local attractions, Natural beauty

Exmoor

National park with a stunning coastline

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Things to do - Cadover Bridge, Upper Plym Valley, Dartmoor

Cycling, Family days out, Local attractions, Natural beauty, Walking

Dartmoor

A national park and a great day out

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Forest Glade Holiday Park Welcome Sign

History, Local attractions, Natural beauty, Wildlife

War Horse Valley Country Farm Park

War Horse Valley Country Farm Park. Visit the place that inspired Michael Morpurgo to write 'War Horse'.

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Forest Glade Holiday Park Welcome Sign

Activity, Family days out, Local attractions

Stock car and banger racing at Smeatharpe

Stock car and banger racing at Smeatharpe

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Things to do - Jurassic Coast

Activity, Coast, Family days out, Natural beauty

Stuart Line Cruises

Cruises on the River Exe, along the Jurassic Coast and Round Robin trips via boat and train.

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Family days out, Local attractions, Wildlife

World of Country Life

Animal farm and family fun

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Guinea Pig Fishing Axminster Wildlife Park

Family days out, Local attractions, Natural beauty, Wildlife

Axe Valley Wildlife Park

A small friendly zoo - 'an excellent day out for families'

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Family days out, History, Local attractions

Seaton Tramway

Discover East Devon’s glorious Axe valley from the top of a heritage tram

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Activity, Family days out, Local attractions

Pecorama

Railways, gardens, play areas, crazy golf

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Wildwood Escot - Things to do

Activity, Family days out, Local attractions, Walking

Escot

Historic garden, maze and fantasy woodland

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Activity, Family days out, Local attractions

Diggerland

Drive diggers and much more

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Cycling - Things to do

Cycling, Natural beauty, Walking

Abbotshood Cycle Hire

On the Grand Western Canal near Tiverton and hire out bikes for adults and children. Delivery to park.

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History

Blackdown Hills Metal Makers

There is a long history of iron working in the Blackdown Hills

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Fishing, Food and drink

Hollies Trout Farm

Open all year round from dawn to dusk offering fresh fish, gourmet fish products and most importantly superb fly fishing.

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Family days out, Local attractions

Crealy Adventure Park

All weather action and adventure park.

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Activity, Arts and crafts

Bicton Park

Indoor and outdoor play areas, train rides, botanical gardens

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