Plenty of half term options nearby to Orchard Meadow…

If you’re wondering what to do over half term, with so much in close proximity in East Devon, we can always point you in the right direction.

Local activities include:

Pecorama – set on the hillside above the picturesque village of Beer, this popular tourist venue includes a display of model railways, pretty gardens, a shop, and you can take a ride on the Beer Heights Light Railway. (20 minutes away)Pecorama

Seaton Tramway – Seaton Tramway operates narrow gauge heritage trams between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton in the glorious Axe Valley.  Travelling alongside the River Axe estuary through two nature reserves, you get an unrivalled view of the abundant wading bird life. (20 minutes away)

Seaton Jurassic centre – Share the excitement of the discoveries made by local fossil hunters, geologists and evolutionary-thinkers as they uncovered the stories of life on Earth. With loads of hands-on activities and a fun garden to explore you’ll have a great day out whatever the weather! (20 minutes away)

Seaton Wetlands – A must for those twitchers amongst you as you enjoy beautiful marshland and reedbeds alongside the River Axe.  There are five bird hides and nearly 4km of level trails and boardwalks suitable for wheelchair, bike and pushchairs.  It’s a countryside haven and home to an abundance of wildlife.   Seaton Wetlands is made up of four main sites – Seaton Marshes, Black Hole Marsh, Colyford Common and Stafford Marsh. (20 minutes away)

Bicton Gardens  – Award Winning World Heritage Botanical Gardens open to the public all year.  Wander at your leisure around this stunning site or let the small gauge train service take the strain.  Shop, café and a wonderful children’s play area. (20 minutes away)

Crealy Adventure Park – Over 100 acres of beautiful countryside to explore, 60 rides and attractions (plenty of undercover areas in case the weather is inclement) to get the heart pumping and the kids squealing with delight.  There’s also a wide range of cute and cuddly animal residents. (25 minutes away)

Radway Cinema in Sidmouth – This lovely old fashioned cinema is a delight to visit, with lovely décor, comfy seats with tables for your drinks and friendly and accommodating staff. Currently showing the latest Wallace and Gromit film, ‘Early Man’. (20 minutes away)

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