Hello to our lovely readers and welcome back to our farm blog. This week we are back again to bring you another blog on the open attractions in East and South Devon. There is so much to see and do in Devon so planning your trip ahead can help for a stress-free holiday.
Attractions for Children
One attraction that the children are bound to love is Woodlands, one of Devon’s largest theme parks. The theme park is split into zones with each zone bringing adventure and fun. The zones include the Sea Monster zone outdoors and indoors which includes a range of different rides, soft play and more. There is the Cyclone zone filled with amazing water style rides and the Ninja zone with sand diggers and towers. Furthermore, there is the circus zone with its bouncy castle, soft play and entertainment lawn plus a whole load more zones! Woodlands really is the perfect place to take children because there is so much to do and see, they will never get bored. All you have to do in light of COVID-19 is to book online in advance which you can do here.
A firm favourite in Devon is that of Pennywell Farm which is now open again and you just have to book online in advance, click here to do so. Pennywell Farm is a wonderful attraction for children with heaps of activities to keep them entertained. They run different activities every half an hour which are displayed on the activity board. A bell will ring every half hour to signal an activity change which you can choose to take part in or simply enjoy your surroundings. A main highlight at the farm is, of course, the miniature pigs. You can sit down and give them a cuddle in the barn.
Going to the zoo is always an activity high on the children’s list and they will not be disappointed with Paignton Zoo. They have a huge amount of animals including lions, rhinos, orang-utans, monkeys, cheetahs, birds, zebras, giraffes and more! As well as all the animals, the adults might be happy to know that Paignton Zoo is also a botanical garden! The gardens include mature trees, waterside planting and herbaceous borders, something for any keen gardener to enjoy. You must book online before attending, to learn more about pre-booking and the zoo click here.
A final attraction in East Devon that the children will enjoy is Crealy Theme Park. Another venue that is filled with excitement and adventure. Crealy includes an abundance of rides from water rides at the Neptune’s Sea Cups and the Soak Zone to thrilling rides like the Vortex and Twister. Other more gentle rides like the Dino Jeeps and Safari Express can be enjoyed by those wanting an adrenaline break! Unfortunately, none of the indoor adventure areas are open and you must book in advance of attending, which you can do so here.
Connaught Gardens is located in Sidmouth on the coastal headland which provides you with breathtaking seas views. The gardens include mature trees, a formal garden with lawn areas and seasonal planting. The garden also includes a rockery with alpines and specimen shrubs, informal gardens with herbaceous borders and trees, finally a beautiful terrace with traditional brick. The terrace includes a bronze plaque to commemorate the opening of the gardens by the Duke of Connaught in 1934.
Killerton House Gardens
Although Killerton House is still not open the gardens, parkland, cafe, shop and plant sales are now open all of which are fantastic areas to enjoy. The gardens are something that any keen gardener will enjoy with its array of planting. The plants include rhododendrons, magnolias, champion trees and formal lawns. As well as the garden, Killerton House has fantastic parkland which you can explore and can take the dog on the lead. You do need to book the day before which you can do by calling them on 03442491895 or click here to book online.
Attractions for the whole family
Something that the whole family will enjoy is a trip to Seaton Tramway. The tramway operates narrow gauge heritage trams between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton in East Devon’s stunning Axe Valley. The fantastic tramway travels alongside the River Ace estuary and through two nature reserves. The tramway is dog-friendly so feel free to bring your canine companions along with you. There are a couple of cafe stops and a gift shop to enjoy as well. You do need to book online in advance, to do so click here.
Thelma Hubert Gallery
A place to visit for those who love the arts is the Thelma Hubert Gallery, a grade two listed townhouse. Filled with different crafts, exhibitions and a permanent collection of artist Thelma Hubert’s works. The gallery is now open but does have different opening times so please click here for more information.
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