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Dartmoor's Daughter Dartmoor’s Daughter creates walks and nature connection experiences to improve physical health, emotional wellbeing, and mental acuity. We work with a range of different experts to offer guided walks and activities for adults, families, and children that include Navigation training; Nature Trails; Letterboxing; Painting & Sketching; Dowsing for Earth Energies; Wild Foods & Foraging; Mindfulness; Tracking, Astronomy evenings; Flora & Fauna; History & Archaeology; Ceremony and many more. Private guided walks, facilitated outdoor activities, and team days for groups, birthday events are also available. Anyone who joins our walks and events report a greater sense of wellbeing as well enjoyment, fun and learning. Guided Tours

Dartmoor’s Daughter creates walks and nature connection experiences to improve physical health, emotional wellbeing, and mental acuity. We work with a range of different experts to offer guided walks and activities for adults, families, and children that include Navigation training; Nature Trails; Letterboxing; Painting & Sketching; Dowsing for Earth Energies; Wild Foods & Foraging; Mindfulness; Tracking, Astronomy evenings; Flora & Fauna; History & Archaeology; Ceremony and many more. Private guided walks, facilitated outdoor activities, and team days for groups, birthday...

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...

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!

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British Native Ponies at Tor Royal British Native Ponies at Tor Royal Princetown - 8 of our 9 British Native ponies in one place, their history, tradition and future - We may even have a foal or two! Open 10.30 am - 4pm Easter to mid September Active & Outdoors

British Native Ponies at Tor Royal Princetown - 8 of our 9 British Native ponies in one place, their history, tradition and future - We may even have a foal or two! Open 10.30 am - 4pm Easter to mid September

Proper Dartmoor Tours Experience Dartmoor with a unique tour from the luxury of a 6-seater Land Rover. Tich your local guide will take you to some of the hidden treasures of Dartmoor in the comfort of a deluxe Land Rover. There will be chances to stop at some of the local beauty spots and perhaps purchase a few local gifts and produce Guided Tours

Once they’ve collected you from where you are staying, sit back and relax as your guide, Tich Scott, drives you over open moorland and down narrow lanes, passing through hidden hamlets. View farmsteads and fields relatively unaffected by time and learn more about farming throughout the decades, the family names and the folk who have farmed on Dartmoor for centuries. Hear about the cattle and sheep that graze on the moorland, as well as the famous Dartmoor ponies that roam freely over the rugged tors in all weather.

Tich has lived, farmed and worked on Dartmoor all his life and...

Moorland Guides With a national park as large as Dartmoor with so much to learn and enjoy, you may prefer, as many visitors do, to walk the moors in the company of a knowledgable guide who can explain the moorland in as much detail as you want. Our expert guides run a vast range of activities all across the moors and beyond. Join us and find out why the only way to really discover the real Dartmoor is to join the Moorland Guides on one of our walks. Guided Tours

Covering 368 square miles, Dartmoor is a place of beauty, mystery and diverse ecology. As well as still being home to thousands of people, it also contains ancient remains of settlements reaching back to prehistoric times. With a national park as large as Dartmoor with so much to learn and enjoy, you may prefer, as many visitors do, to walk the moors in the company of a knowledgable guide who can explain the moorland in as much detail as you want. Our expert guides run a vast range of activities all across the moors and beyond. Join us and find out why the only way to really discover the...

Becky Falls Impressive Dartmoor Waterfall and woodland walks with quiz trail and letterboxing challenge for children.Cafeteria and picnics in the park. Boulders to clamber on. Craft shop and gift shop. Help feed the animals. Demonstrations and introductions to animals including the boa constrictor !!! DISCOUNT VOUCHER available on the voucher page Family Attraction

VOTED DEVON'S TOP BEAUTY SPOT AND CHOSEN AS ONE OF THE WWF'S AMAZING FAMILY DAYS OUT!

No visit to Devon would be complete without a visit to Dartmoor's famous Becky Falls, where we've been welcoming visitors since 1903. The falls are an iconic Dartmoor landmark, and a day out here can be as gentle or as adventurous as you wish. All of our activities and shows are included in the entry price, so there are no extras to pay once you're inside. 

So come breathe some of the purest air in England, see the most beautiful place in Devon and enjoy a very, very warm welcome!

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Canonteign Falls This is where you will find England's highest waterfall with a huge 220 foot drop. Nature and wildlife trails. Walks through woodland, wetlands, lakes and park land including an assault course and caterpillar swing. Play areas for children. Café. BBQs in summer. Cream teas. Gift shop. Dogs on leads are welcome. Free Parking. Family Attraction

There are two sets of waterfalls at Canonteign today: the natural falls which have existed in this valley since time immemorial and the spectacular Lady Exmouth Falls, named after the 3rd Lady Exmouth and built under her direction in 1890.

An impressive feat of engineeering, the Lady Exmouth Falls were created by local miners under the direction of Lady Susan Exmouth after they had been made redundant following the closure of the estate's silver mines. The waterfalls are the highest manmade waterfalls in England, measuring some 70m; they provide one of the most breathtaking...

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...

RHS Garden Rosemoor An enchanting garden nestled in the beautiful Torridge Valley. Surrounded by woodland, the garden is rich in variety throughout every season and features inspiring planting displays enhanced by the natural beauty of North Devon. Houses & Gardens

Garden highlights

An enchanting garden nestled in the beautiful Torridge Valley.  Surrounded by woodland, the garden is rich in variety throughout every season and features inspiring planting displays enhanced by the natural beauty of North Devon, including the largest rose gardens in the South West, the stunning Hot Garden, a Devon Cottage Garden, lake and stream, walled fruit and vegetable garden, natural flower meadows and bluebell carpeted woodlands.  See the month by month garden highlights on the events calendar.

 

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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...

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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