Out & About

Out & About

We’re centrally located for all parts of Devon. Whether your visit is a holiday or short break, there is history, heritage, adventure and fun – plenty to see and do for all ages

Families can enjoy a wealth of activities in the area with the glorious South Devon Sandy Beaches within 30 minutes drive. Visit the unspoilt resorts of Exmouth, Sidmouth, Beer or Budleigh Salterton.

Travel a little further to North Devon with its rocky coves and long sandy surfing beaches such as Woolacombe, Westward Ho! and Bude.

For the keen walkers, the picturesque National Parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor are similarly nearby. Exmoor with its magnificent landscapes, rocky headlands and plunging waterfalls. Dartmoor with its beautiful tors allowing you to roam freely seeking out its wildlife and archaeological remains.

For history and heritage, the renowned National Trust Properties of Killerton House and Knightshayes Court are both within 10 miles as is the Cathedral City of Exeter, the regional capital of the south west, with its Guildhall and Princesshay Shopping Centres, Historical Quayside and Medieval Underground Passages.

For the children, there are adventure parks, animal reserves and a great many places of interest in the area to occupy your day. We have a large supply of tourist information leaflets on display to help you choose your destination.

Places to eat and drink

The Merry Harriers

A family run, family friendly pub and restaurant serving delicious homemade “Pub Grub” in a traditional pub atmosphere. 

The Five Bells

The Five Bells Inn is a beautiful thatched farmhouse offering award-winning fine dining mixed with traditional pub classics. 

 

Blacksmiths Arms

Nestled in the beautiful countryside the Blacksmiths Arms is a traditional village pub where the atmosphere of true village life is very much alive.

Local attractions and things to do

Dartmoor

Dartmoor National Park, wild open moorlands and deep river valleys, where ponies roam its craggy landscape with a rich history and rare wildlife.

Exmoor

A unique landscape of moorland, woodland, valleys and farmland shaped by people and nature over thousands of years.

Exeter

The Cathedral City of Devon, Exeter is a vibrant, attractive and historically interesting city with shopping, historic buildings, restaurants and the Quay.

Killerton

Many National Trust properties are within easy reach, most notably Killerton with its glorious landscape gardens surrounding by parkland and fine 18th century house.

Knightshayes

Another National Trust property Knightshayes with a great post war garden, 19th century parkland and grand Gothic Revival house.

Escot

For people who love Nature – there are paths, trails, places to picnic, things to enchant and delight.  Explore and enjoy the natural fantasy gardens and woodland.

Quad World

Devon’s Premier All-Terrain Off Road Fun. Come to Quad World where all the family can join in the fastest growing, fun sport in the UK.

Yarak Birds of Prey Centre

Yarak is the most unique and exclusive stand alone private falconry centre for bird of prey experience courses in the south west.

Tiverton Canal

On the banks of the Grand Western Canal, this unique canal park tourist attraction offers an enjoyable family day out for everyone that loves Boats, Horses, Wildlife and Water.

Diggerland

For a fantastic fun day out for all the family, Diggerland is a unique Adventure Park revolving around the fascination that children (and some parents) have with mechanical diggers.

Crealy

South West biggest adventure park. Animals, Adventure, Rides and Slides make for an unforgettable day out at Crealy

The Bear Trail

Award winning adventure assault course for all the family. Tackle the 28 obstacles then relax in the Bear Cave cafe.