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ASHBURTON
River Dart Adventures - Near Ashburton. 90 acres of grounds beside the River Dart. THE venue for active outdoor experiences. 01364 652511.

BOVEY TRACEY
Cardew Teapottery - Home of the world's most collectable teapots, the Teapottery offers the chance to make your own or watch the experts at work. Factory shop, tours and Mad Hatter's cream teas. 01626 832172
Becky Falls - 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. 01647 221259

IVYBRIDGE
Dartmoor Wildlife Park - Near Ivybridge. Big cats, birds of prey and seals. Includes the Westcountry Falconry Centre with twice daily flyings and large static displays. 01752 837209

LYDFORD
Lydford Gorge - Midway between Okehampton and Tavistock. The oak wooded Gorge is 1½ miles long with a spectacular 90ft waterfall at one end. 01822 820441

MORETONHAMPSTEAD
Castle Drogo - Nr . National Trust owned property designed by Sir Edward Lutyens between 1910-30 built from granite and oak and with formal gardens. 01647 433306
Canonteign Falls & Lakeland - Nature trails, the highest waterfall in England , woods & lakeland . Miniature ponies, wildfowl, junior commando course, picnic area, shop, all weather barbecue & restaurant. 01647 252434

OKEHAMPTON
Dingles Steam Village - Nr Lifton on A30 between Okehampton & Launceston. Celebration of working steam, vintage machinery and country life. With play areas, trails and picnic areas. Disabled access.
Lydford Gorge - Midway between Okehampton and Tavistock. The oak wooded Gorge is 1½ miles long with a spectacular 90ft waterfall at one end. 01822 820441
Okehampton Castle - English Heritage owned romantic ruin dating back to Norman times. Audio tour, including version for the visually impaired. Woodland walks and picnic spot. 01837 52844
Trailtracks Cycle Hire - Planned all day, half day and evening traffic free trail rides with mechanical breakdown backup & local pick up points all using the latest bikes. Helmet, lock and maps all included. 01837 54400

AXMINSTER
Shute Barton - National Trust owned manor house near Axminster that has what is beleieved to be the the largest fireplace in Britain . 01297 34692

BUDLEIGH SALTERTON
Bicton Park - Sixty acres of botanical gardens, with museum, kids play area, nature trail & train. The magnificent Palm House is 20 years older than Kew 's. Orangery Restaurant, gifts and plants. 01395 568465

CULLOMPTON
Quad World - All terrain off-road motor sports - Family fun and excitement - Quad bike racing and tuition for all levels. Awarded the 1st prize for the Best Small Leisure Facility in Devon 2001.

EXETER
Crealy - Devon 's Family Attraction of the Year with go kart racing, bumper boats, steep and scary slides, the River Raider, trains and ponies. 01392 233200
Killerton - 18th Century house set in a magnificent 6,400 acre estate known as a plantsman's paradise with something to see throughout the year. The house features tableaux & exhibitions on clothing. 01392 881345
Powderham Castle - Medieval fortress set in an ancient deer park with lavish interiors, gardens and grounds. Guided tours, farm shop, gift shop, plant sales, tea rooms & cafe. Disabled access. 01626 890243

EXMOUTH
A La Ronde - National Trust. Sixteen sided house built for two spinsters at the end of the 18th Century. Unique interior decoration including a shell encrusted gallery. 01395 265514
River Exe Cruises and Fishing Trips - Cruises up and down the River Exe between Exmouth and Topsham, nr Exeter with entertaining and informative commentaries. Fishing trips from Exmouth seafront. 01395 222144

EAST DEVON
Branscombe - National Trust bakery, working forge and water-powered mill in famously picturesque East Devon village. 01297 680481
Burrow Farm Gardens - Dalwood Secluded 6-acre garden 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.
Shute Barton - National Trust owned manor housenear Axminster that has what is beleieved to be the the largest fireplace in Britain . 01297 34692

SIDMOUTH
Beer Quarry Caves - 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 the famous Beer Stone.
Branscombe - National Trust bakery, working forge and water-powered mill in famously picturesque East Devon village. 01297 680481
Sidmouth International Festival - 700 events in 8 days at the start of August. With an accent on folk, roots, world music of all kind but with great family events too.. 01296 433669

TIVERTON
Grand Western Horseboat Company - Horse drawn barge along 11 mile canal Country Park near Tiverton. All facilities, bar & teashop on board. Day boat & rowing boat hire, tranquil walks on the towpath. 01884 253345
Bickleigh Castle - Civil War Royalist stronghold south of Tiverton. Exhibits from 900 years of history from the 11th century Chapel to one of the most complete World War II spy parephenalia collections. 01884 855363
Knightshayes Court - National Trust owned richly decorated Victorian Gothic mansion with fine gardens featuring formal terraces, topiary, rare trees & shrubs. Restaurant, gift shop and plant sales. 01884 254665
Tiverton Museum - 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 & Activities, Research & Family History.

TOPSHAM
River Exe Cruises and Fishing Trips - Cruises up and down the River Exe between Exmouth and Topsham, nr Exeter with entertaining and informative commentaries. 01395 222144

BARNSTAPLE
Arlington Court - National Trust property with fine collection costume, pewter, shells and model ships. The Trust also houses its entire collection of carriages here. Licensed restaurant and shop. 01271 850296
Broomhill Sculpture Gardens - International Contemporary Art Gallery, with 10 acres, 60 sculptors and 300 sculptures lies in one of the most glorious valleys in North Devon.

BRADWORTHY
The Gnome Reserve & Wild Flower Garden - For a completely unique 100% fun experience, simultaneously 100% ecologically interesting, with an extra 100% wonder and magic mixed in, visit The Gnome Reserve.

BIDEFORD
The Big Sheep - Working farm turned wacky attraction, all undercover fun includes sheep racing, adventure zones and live entertainment. With rural crafts on show, shop and restaurant. 01237 477916
Docton Mill & Garden Lymebridge Hartland North Devon EX39 6EA Less than 1m from the sea, nestling in one of Devon's outstanding beauty spots is this garden for all seasons (depicted on BBC, ITV and Channel 4's Garden Party) Tel 01237 441369
Hartland Abbey - Near Bideford , North Devon EX39 6DT - 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. Tel 01237 441264
Tapeley Park - Instow , North Devon EX39 4NT. The Terraces are one of Tapeley Parks 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 . Tel 01271 342558

CLOVELLY
Clovelly - Unspoilt and picturesque fishing village on North Devon coast famed for its steep cobbled streets. Boat trips from the 14th Century quay, visitors' centre, shops, restaurants and facilities. 01237 431781
Clovelly Court Gardens - 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.
Milky Way Adventure Park - 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. 01237 431255

COMBE MARTIN
Wildlife and Dinosaur Park - 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.

 

 

GREAT TORRINGTON
RHS Garden Rosemoor - New National Garden: 40 acres set in the Torridge Valley with arboretum, formal planting, potager & 200 varieties of Rose. Visitor centre, shop, restaurant & plant centre. 01805 624067
Dartington Crystal - Working factory attracting 300,000 visitors a year. Watch glass blown, shaped & engraved and have a go at glass decoration yourself. Factory shop, visitor centre & restaurant. 01805 626269

ILFRACOMBE
Mullacott Quads - Mullacott Equestrian Centre, Honeycleave Farm, Ilfracombe, Devon , EX34 8NA Tel: 01271 866685
Quadbiking at Mullacott Quads is fast and the most fun to be had on four wheels.
Mullacott Equestrian Centre offers Horse riding lessons plus for the more experienced beach, coastal rides and carriage driving.

SOUTH MOLTON
Quince Honey Farm - Home to a million bees in 1500 hives, Quince includes hives that open to reveal their inner workings safely behind glass. With shop and refreshments. 01769 572401

PLYMOUTH
Barbican Glassworks - Watch as skilled glass blowers from Dartington Crystal demonstrate their craft. Next to the Barbican Steps, this unique centre also features a shop stocking Crystal and Wedgwood. 01752 224777
Crownhill Fort - Massive Victorian hidden defences built to protect Plymouth and now in the care of the Landmark Trust. Displays, live gun firing some weekends. 01752 793754
Distillery Tours - Guided tours around the 200 year old distillery that is home of the world famous Plymouth Gin. 01752 665292
Elizabethan House - A rare example of the half-timbered home of a Tudor Sea Captain. 01752 253871
National Marine Aquarium - 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 City Museum & Art Gallery. Diverse range of temporary exhibitions complement changing displays drawn from large permanent collection. Free admission. Open all year, Tue-Sat & BH Mondays. 01752 304774
Plymouth Ski Centre - Dry ski slope with lessons and activities to suit everyone from beginners to advanced. 01752 600220
Royal Citadel - Enjoy unrivalled views of Plymouth 's waterfront from the ramparts of this 17th Century fort. Daily tour available throughout summer. 01752 304849
Smeaton's Tower - Originally the Eddystone Lighthouse, but moved stone by stone to Plymouth Hoe in 1884. Breathtaking views of the Sound from Plymouth 's best known landmark. 01752 600608

PLYMPTON
Saltram House - Beautifully appointed 18th century mansion set in 500 acre landscaped park & period garden. National Trust property features work by Adams, Chippendale & Reynolds. Shop & restaurant. 01752 336546

TAVISTOCK & TAMAR VALLEY
Morwellham Quay - Restored 1,000 year old riverside village, port & mine set in 200 acres. Full day of activities: displays, sailing ship, mine, playgrounds & nature reserve. Three shops & restaurant. 01822 832766
Tamar Valley Donkey Park - Donkey rides, adventure and toddlers' playgrounds, nature trail, feed the rabbits, goats, ducks, pigs, lambs and calves. Disabled facilities. 01822 834072
Tamar Canoe Expedition - Paddle a canoe along the Tamar with family and friends. No experience necessary: first timers and non swimmers encouraged. 01579 351113

LAUNCESTON
Dingles Steam Village: - Lifton - Working and static exhibits of Steam Engines & Vintage Machinery, combined with a wealth Heritage materials and displays offer a fun & informative day for all the family.

BUCKFASTLEIGH
Buckfast Abbey - A living Benedectine Monastery and fascinating insight into the monastic life. Presentations and displays, shops and restaurant. Nobody leaves untouched by the serenity. 01364 642519
Butterflies and Otters - All weather family attraction with underwater viewing area for otters and live exotic butterflies in rain forest habitat. Cafe. 01364 642916
Pennywell Farm Adventure - All weather, all day attraction with a different hands-on farm activity every half hour. Wildlife commando course, hedgehog sanctuary & playfarm. Cafe. Disabled access. 01364 642023
South Devon Railway - Steam Railway for 7 miles along the beautiful River Dart to Totnes. Railway museum and engine sheds, with maze and childrens playground. Cafe and bookshop. Disabled access. 01364 642338

DARTMOUTH
Dartmouth Castle - English Heritage owned coastal defence, 600 years old with Victorian gun battery and exhibition. Picnic spot, shop and refreshments. 01803 833588
Red Cruisers - Full Dart Cruises with commentaries between Totnes and Dartmouth . Bar, tea and coffee on all cruises. Look for the kiosks at Dartmouth Embankment. 01803 832109

Woodlands Leisure Park - All weather park with unique rides, playzones & indoor attractions. Animals, birds, 500m toboggan, watercoasters & more. Cafes and take-aways. Disabled access with assistance. 01803 712598

KINGSBRIDGE
Sorley Tunnel Adventure Farm - 200 Acre working organic farm. Play areas for all ages, pirate ship Death & Turbo slides. Craft workshops, restaurant, real ale brewery, riding school, nature trail. 01548 857711

SALCOMBE
Overbecks Museum & Garden - National Trust. Collection of curios in Edwardian house with sub-tropical gardens and views over the Salcombe Estuary. Disabled access - wheelchair available. Refreshments.

TOTNES
Red Cruisers - Full Dart Cruises with commentaries between Totnes and Dartmouth . Bar, tea and coffee on all cruises. Look for the kiosks at Totnes Steamer Quay. 01803 832109
Totnes Castle - English Heritage owned Norman defence, nearly 1000 years old and one of the best examples of a motte and bailey fort.Commanding views over the town. Open all year. 01803 864406

YEALMPTON
Kitley Caves - Show caves, woodland trail and museum with Stone Age artifacts and the remains of elephant, hippo and cave bears all discovered on site. 01752 880885

BABBACOMBE
Model Village - Four acres of award winning gardens with miniature landscapes often featured on TV. Free open top bus from harbour. 01803 315173

NEWTON ABBOT
Tuckers Maltings - Take a guided tour of England 's only working malthouse open to the public. 19th Century Street, Discovery Centre & in-house brewery. Refreshments & shop - which sells local beers. 01626 334734
Hedgehog Hospital - at Prickly Ball Farm. Not just Hedgehogs but lambs, hens, ducks, pigs and more. Feeding time, ponies and tractors on busy hands-on farm. Cafe and picnic area. 01626 362319

PAIGNTON
Berry Pomeroy Castle - English Heritage owned "Fortress of Mystery", once the home of influential local families. Refreshments. 01803 866618
Paignton Zoo - Meet stars of BBC1's "The Zoo Keepers" and see big cats, elephants, primates, snakes, lizards & birds from around the world - many of which are bred for restocking natural populations. 01803 697500
Quaywest - Waterpark with multiple family attractions from under 5 playpool to jetski & sailing. 5 waterslides, go karts, Seashore Centre, steam railway, waterski & windgliding. Food, pub, amusements. 01803 555550
Paignton & Dartmouth Steam railway - GWR style line along the Torbay coast and down the Dart Valley to Kingwear for Dartmouth. Choice of combined tickets include boat trips and cruises. 01803 555872

TEIGNMOUTH
Shaldon Wildlife Trust - Small zoo with many rare and endangered species in beautiful woodland setting. Monkeys, Meerkats and Owls. Gift Shop. 01626 872234

TORQUAY
Babbacombe Model Village - Over 40 years, 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.
Bygones - Wander back in time to this life size Victorian street . Dramatic sound & light show, exhibition & tableaux. 01803 326108
Kents Cavern - These famous caves are the site of the earliest evidence of humans in Britain . Dramatic sound & light show, exhibition & tableaux. 01803 215136
Torre Abbey - Historic house and gallery historic rooms and Agatha Christie collection. Abbey ruins, gatehouse and barn. Victorian kitchen serving refreshments. 01803 293593

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