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Dartmoor Zoo Dartmoor Zoo is the zoo that the Hollywood film starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johannson is based upon. in 33 acres of beautiful woodland with some stunning views of the surrounding countryside and a fantastic collection of animals, Dartmoor Zoo is a unique family day out in the beautiful South Hams of Devon. Immerse yourself in a fun day out with the kids: see the big cats feed, hear the wolves howl and feel the snakes wriggle through your fingers in Close Encounters. Follow the daily timetable of events including public talks at feeding times and animal encounters, with falconry displays and kids activities during the holidays such as quiz-trails and face-painting. And when you need a rest, visit the Jaguar Restaurant for a freshly prepared lunch or a hot drink and delicious cake made right here on site. Family Attraction

Set in 33 acres of beautiful woodland with some stunning views of the surrounding countryside, Dartmoor Zoological Park is a unique family owned zoo with a fantastic collection of animals. These include tigers, lions, jaguar and lynx (the largest collection of big cats in the region), bears, wolves, tapir, capybara, racoons, meerkats, monkeys, a fantastic collection of bugs and reptiles and much more.

We work very hard to ensure that the development of the zoo does not have an adverse effect on the beautiful woodland environment which makes it quite unique among zoos. As a...

World of Country Life World of Country Life is Devon’s GOLD award winning family day out, whatever the weather! There are over 2 acres indoors with loads to do: crawl through the themed soft play areas, whizz round the mini electric go kart track, get up close to the animals in the nursery and petting centre, climb aboard the good ship Lady Suzannah in the pirate ship play area while mum and dad have a rest in the indoor beach hut, tuck into some tasty home cooked food in the brand new themed restaurant, watch the daily ferret racing show in the Barnyard Theatre, explore the past in the museum of farm machinery, take a trip down memory lane in the Victorian street, cruise around the south west’s largest collection of vintage vehicles in the Hall of Transport (and see vehicles that have appeared on TV in Downton Abbey, Mr Selfridge and Parade’s End) and view the famous Reg Imray motorcycle collection. There’s so much fun, come rain or shine: can you do it all in a day?! Family Attraction

World of Country Life is Devon’s GOLD award winning family day out, whatever the weather!

There are over 2 acres indoors with loads to do: crawl through the themed soft play areas, whizz round the mini electric go kart track, get up close to the animals in the nursery and petting centre, climb aboard the good ship Lady Suzannah in the pirate ship play area while mum and dad have a rest in the indoor beach hut, tuck into some tasty home cooked food in the brand new themed restaurant, watch the daily ferret racing show in the Barnyard Theatre, explore the past in the museum of farm...

Wild Birds of Dartmoor Photography Workshop The workshops will be within the Dartmoor National Park in Devon, England, using Acorn Lodge as a base and will be for all levels of photographers who want to learn real wildlife photography. The photography workshop package includes as much as possible to help you learn and improve all the aspects of being a wildlife photographer from using your camera, through the picture taking process, to the end image and post production workflow. Photography Workshops

The workshops will be within the Dartmoor National Park in Devon, England, using Acorn Lodge as a base and will be for all levels of photographers who want to learn real wildlife photography. The photography workshop package includes as much as possible to help you learn and improve all the aspects of being a wildlife photographer from using your camera, through the picture taking process, to the end image and post production workflow.

One workshop will be 4 day/3 night duration and will include tutoring on all aspects of digital photography. 

Another workshop is 3 day/2...

Camp Mawazo - Outdoor Pursuits Base Camp An outdoor pursuits centre with many strings to its bow; Camp Mawazo caters for birthday parties, team building, skills training and just plain fun for all ages and abilities. Active & Outdoors

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Our activities cater for all abilities with specialist and adaptive equipment available. We offer a range of weekly disability sessions where guests can enjoy a range of activities, contact for more information. We also take private bookings, birthday parties, schools, scouts and anyone who would like an awesome experience at Hannahs! Contact Camp Mawazo now to book your adventure!

Bushcraft

Learn firsthand basic survival techniques and beginner forest skills. We have created our very own accessible bushcraft area where a wide...

South Devon Railway You can easily spend the whole day on the South Devon Railway because they're far more than a train ride! Ride the South Devon Railway and, while you are there, you can visit the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm and Dartmoor Otters & Buckfast Butterflies: 3 Great Attractions, 1 Amazing Day. A BRILLIANT ALL WEATHER ATTRACTION!  Family Attraction

You can easily spend the whole day on the South Devon Railway because they're far more than a train ride! Ride the South Devon Railway and, while you are there, you can visit the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm and Dartmoor Otters & Buckfast Butterflies: 3 Great Attractions, 1 Amazing Day. A BRILLIANT ALL WEATHER ATTRACTION! 

The South Devon Railway is one of Devon’s and the West Country’s best loved tourist attractions and is the longest established steam railway in the south west.

The South Devon Railway, or SDR, is a seven mile former Great...

Princetown Cycle Hire Cycle Hire is now available at Fox Tor Cafe, only £18.50 per adult per day, with the bonus of being able to get a hot drink (or something stronger) and a meal when you return from your bracing cycle! Active & Outdoors

Fox Tor Cafe now have cycles available for hire to enable you to explore the best of Dartmoor!

They have cycles in various sizes for adults and the kids too!! 

Daily hire is just; 
£18.50 for an adult bike or £10 for children’s bikes or tag a long.
Child seats are £5.00. 

Half a day is only 
£10.00 for an adult bike or £6 for children’s bikes or a tag a long. 

If you just want a quick ride we only charge £5.00 per hour for any bike. 
Included in the hire price are a helmet, pump, puncture repair kit, lock and map. 

Booking is...

The Big Sheep The BIG Sheep is one of Devon's family all weather top attractions who is probably best known for racing sheep! A day out at the attraction will have the whole family experiencing great fun! There's cute and cuddly animals to meet, feed and fall in love with. Hilarious animal shows to entertain the whole family and have you laughing out loud at the showmens witty jokes and antics! Family Attraction

Winter Season (November - Easter)

The BIG Sheep opens weekends and school holidays only during the winter from 10am until 5pm. From 2nd November 2015 - Easter School Holidays (mid March) 2016 the BIG Sheep has limited attractions available but still provides a great day out for the family.

The following attractions remain open: Ewetopia Indoor Playground, Battlefield Devon, Jumping Pillows, Twister Ride, Eweston Station Train Ride, Pedal Go Karts, Tractor Driving School, Sheepy Shop,

During the Winter months we have limited animals onsite due to the...

Torquay's Dinosaur World Torquay’s Dinosaur World, on Torquay’s inner harbour side, is the only exhibition of its kind in the south west. Full of amazing creatures, such as the terrifying T Rex, and the cute Triceratops, with fascinating fossils to discover, fun quizzes and dinosaurs to sit on, our fun interactive indoor exhibition brings the world of dinosaurs to life! Family Attraction

Torquay’s Dinosaur World, on Torquay’s inner harbour side, is the only exhibition of its kind in the south west.  See amazing life-like dinosaurs, such as the terrifying T Rex, and the cute Triceratops, learn about their lives, discover fascinating fossils, enjoy our fun Dino Explorer quiz and even sit on a deadly dinosaur! Whether you are little dinosaur fans, or even big ones, there's something for everyone to get their teeth in to!

WHY ARE WE DIFFERENT?

We've scoured the world to find the most detailed and interesting exhibits for you to see and learn about – and unlike...

River Dart Country Park Canoeing, Indoor Climbing, Mega Zip Wire, High Ropes Course, a fun and exciting tree top challenge. Beautiful parkland, all 90 acres of it. Toddler's beach, assault course, Spider's Web to climb on, Jungle fun, wooden play fort to climb and whatever you do don't miss the pirate ship! Family Attraction

Voted Small Visitor Attraction of the Year at Visit Devon Tourism Awards, River Dart Country Park is an award-winning family day out!

Packed with outdoor fun for all ages, River Dart Country Park is located in over 90 stunning acres. There’s excitement around every corner in our extensive adventure playgrounds. Explore our activities and test your balance on the Agility Trail, take in the stunning views inside our treetop Tower, and get to the top of the Climbing Pods! Let imaginations run wild aboard the Pirate Ship or inside the Play Fort, and let competitive kids...

Pennywell Farm & Wildlife Centre There is always lots going on at Pennywell. Treat your family to the very best with a full day of hands on animal action at Pennywell Farm. Home of the half hourly activity and with up to 20 hands on activities, shows and displays every day, all included in the admission price, you won’t waste a single minute. There’s something new every half hour – listen for the bell! Family Attraction

A Full Day of Family Fun at Pennywell

Treat your family to the very best with a full day of hands on animal action at Pennywell Farm. Home of the half hourly activity and with up to 20 hands on activities, shows and displays every day, all included in the admission price, you won’t waste a single minute. There’s something new every half hour – listen for the bell!

There are hungry lambs and goat kids to bottle feed, ferrets to race, puppet shows, sing-a-longs, hedgehogs to meet, ponds to explore, fantastic entertainers every day during the Devon school holidays and a whole...

National Trust - Castle Drogo The National Trust property Castle Drogo is at Drewsteignton where the Gardens are open all year. Do see the gardens in the Autumn when they are full of rich colour. There is an interesting seed collection day each year, when the Castle gardeners explain how to do just that later on in the year. You need to bring envelopes! Find the date on my what's on page. There is a brilliant cafe at the reception. Read my food review about it. Houses & Gardens

Castle Drogo is situated high above the Teign Gorge. It was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens for self-made millionaire Julius Drewe. It looks ancient, but this remarkable building was only constructed 100 years ago, the last castle ever built in England. From the beginning it has suffered from water penetration and is now undergoing a 5 year conservation project that will last until 2017 to make it watertight.

We're staying open during the conservation work, giving you the opportunity to go behind the scenes. Inside the castle has been redisplayed by three artists, you will see...

Devon Cycle Hire Devon Cycle Hire is situated right on the Granite Way trail, between two viaducts. Hire a bike and cycle the beautiful, breathtaking, off road purpose built trail. FREE ICE CREAM if you print and take our discount voucher Active & Outdoors

The Granite Way is now traffic free all the way to Lydford.

Devon Cycle Hire is just outside Okehampton off the A30. We are half an hour from Exeter.

Hiring a bike and getting out onto The Granite Way couldn’t be easier. Come along to our centre and enjoy traffic free cycling with amazing views of Dartmoor. We have bikes for all the family adults, kids, babies, electric bikes and even a trailer for dogs. We also have tandems and tag alongs and helmets are supplied free with each hire. Half an hour from Exeter, just off the A30 you can cycle a wonderful traffic free, fairly...

Chagford Swimming Pool Open this year from 23rd May to early September, this is the largest outdoor, freshwater swimming pool in Devon. The temperature of the water is maintained with solar pool covers. It is just 10 minutes walk from Chagford town centre and a few minutes drive from the A30. There is a small tea hut with snacks and Lifeguards always in attendance. There is a special pool for babies and young children and all children under 9 MUST be accompanied by an adult. Please be sure to check the pool's website for admission fees and opening times. Active & Outdoors

Chagford Swimming Pool is an open air, river fed public pool. The temperature of the water is maintained with solar pool covers. 

The water is filtered and a minimal amount of chlorine is added to keep us all healthy and safe. 

Solar covers are rolled out each evening to maintain the temperature. Assuming the weather is reasonable, the pool heats each morning through the covers, often by a degree or two in a day, raising the temperature from the chilly 16C of the river to 25C if the weather is consistently good. This is one of the reasons the pool is closed in the mornings....

The Original Miniature Pony Centre A great place for young children with activities such as feeding the animals, pony grooming, collecting the eggs, pony rides, putting the donkeys to bed at the end of the afternoon, and the pets corner is a delight for children of all ages. Kids love the play area, ride on tractors, and the playpark with it's climbing wall. Cafe with good food too. Visit our discount vouchers page for a discount of £1.50 per person Family Attraction

The Miniature Pony Centre offer you and your family a truly unique opportunity... The chance to get up close and friendly with their animals!

You get a hands-on experience with lots of free daily activities. You get to meet the wonderful Miniature Ponies and their farmyard friends, enjoy a pony ride on one of the riding ponies and enjoy a delicious home-made cream tea or local ice cream at the end of your day.

A great family fun day out and fabulous value for money. The Miniature Pony Centre is a must-see attraction in Devon.

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