Places of Interest
Hexworthy Bridge, Haytor and Brinsworthy
Holne Chase Cottages are located in the heart of the stunning Dartmoor Countryside featured in Stephen Spielberg’s blockbuster War Horse. A five minute drive takes you right into the beautiful moorland location of Hexworthy Bridge with Haytor and Brinsworthy a few of the striking local landscapes from the film. Now is an ideal time to explore the rugged countryside.
River Dart Country Park
01364 652511 www.riverdart.co.uk
A wonderful day out for all the family with the daredevil days a favourite for children. There is a wonderful café here, The Old Sawmill. Well worth a visit.
01647 221259 www.beckyfalls.com
Located at Manaton nr Bovey Tracey. Follow trails alongside the waterfall.
01364 624023 www.pennywellfarm.co.uk
Farm Activity Park with lots to see and do for the whole family.
National Marine Aquarium
01752 600301 www.national-aquarium.co.uk
As close as you can get, without getting wet! Experts are on hand to share their knowledge and experience.
Miniature Pony Centre
01647 432400 www.miniatureponycentre.com
Meet and touch over 150 animals including the miniature Shetland Ponies and miniature Mediterranean Donkeys.
Rare Breeds Farm
01803 840387 www.totnesrarebreeds.co.uk
Enjoy seeing red squirrels, owls, hedgehogs, rare breed goats, sheep, birds and much more.
House of Marbles
01626 835285 www.houseofmarbles.com
A working factory set in an historic pottery; it has the largest collection of marbles in the world. There is also a fascinating glass works and wonderful selection of games and gifts. There are also restaurant facilities as well.
Guild of Crafts
Housed in the Riverside Mill, the Devon Guild of Craftsmen is one of the most prestigious craft organizations in the country. There are displays and exhibitions of ceramics, textiles, woodwork andjewellery by highly skilled West Country craftsmen.
01364 642338 www.southdevonrailway.org
South Devon Railway; experience the best of un-spoilt Devon on a steam train as it hugs the banks of the beautiful River Dart. This is brilliant for children and for romantics alike.
Otters and Butterflies
01364 642916 www.ottersandbutterflies.co.uk
The Otter Sanctuary is a specially landscaped outdoor area, where there are around a dozen otters, some of whom have been rescued others bred here. The Butterfly Farm is a tropical landscaped garden with ponds, waterfalls and bridges along with exotic plants and foliage.
01803 697500 www.paigntonzoo.org.uk
Paignton Zoo is home to many plants and animals. Walk through a world of wonder, visit the desert, cross the Savannah, explore the forest and trek through the tropics.
Babbacombe Model Village
01803 315315 www.babbacombemodelvillage.co.uk
Thousands of miniature buildings, people and vehicles set in four acres captures the essence of England’s past, present and future.
Castles of Devon
Details at www.english-heritage.org.uk/event
Dartmouth Castle, Berry Pomery, Okehampton and Totnes are all well worth a visit.
Learn about voyages of the great seafarers. Explore the gun deck on an Elizabethan warship. Then observe and experience the history of the Blitz and how it affects Plymouth.
01803 202470 www.livingcoasts.org.uk
Torquay’s coastal zoo. There is a fascinating range of creatures; from the penguins, playful fur seals and colourful puffins to the elegant wading birds and spectacular sea ducks.