You'll be spoilt for choice
Days out in East Devon
Stating that there is no shortage of things to do here in beautiful East Devon is an understatement! Within a 10 – 25 minute radius there are attractions, towns, villages, beaches, walks, bike-rides, places to eat and drink; I could go on. We will provide you a flavour of the main attractions locally in the section below, but please drop us a mail and ask for our hugely popular ‘Guide to East Devon’, for a 30-page .pdf document full of inspiration. The most relevant attractions are listed below for you.
A community-led centre that will engage thousands of people with East Devon’s unique geological, coastal and marine heritage. Highly interactive and great fun for all ages.
Amazing Animals, magnificent Maze, outdoor Adventure Play, indoor Soft Play, terrific Traversing Walls, heart-stopping Drop-Slide, 40 Meter Zip Line, authentic Saxon Village. Yes, it’s not easy to fit it all in but if you’re up to the challenge you’ll be rewarded with a fabulous, fun-filled family day out in the beautiful Devon countryside.
Get out into the great wide open and explore our fun and challenging muddy obstacle trail. Leap over the muddy bear pits, whizz down the zip wires or crawl through the tunnels – it’s the perfect day out for the whole family. *Photo from The Bear Trail Website.
The Donkey Sanctuary is a great day out and you can enjoy free entry too! The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth, Devon is open 365 days a year. There are hundreds of donkeys waiting to meet you here. *Photo from The Donkey Sanctuary Website.
Superbly landscaped park combining tranquillity with modern amenities to provide all year round enjoyment for everyone of all ages, including historic glasshouses, a countryside museum, Woodland Railway train ride, nature trail, maze, mini golf, indoor and outdoor children’s play complexes, restaurant and shop
Superbly landscaped park combining tranquillity with modern amenities to provide all year round enjoyment for everyone of all ages, including historic glasshouses, a countryside museum, Woodland Railway train ride, nature trail, maze, mini golf, indoor and outdoor children’s play complexes, restaurant and shop.
The Thelma Hulbert Gallery is an award-winning public art gallery in Honiton. The offer exhibitions as well as various activities for all age ranges. Check website for calendar. *Photo from Thelma Hubert Gallery
An absolute ‘must-do’ for anyone who loves trains, but there is so much more to Pecorama that even if you don’t give much about trains, you’ll have a great time. *Photo from Pecorama website.
Provided it is not too windy (read: choppy sea), the comfortable Jurassic Coast or River Exe cruises can be enjoyed under cover (from Exmouth). *Photo from Stuart Line Cruises website.
This place offers a whole range of attractions; go back into olden days rural Devon Life, enjoy their collection of motor bikes, vast range of animals, or indeed the play facilities
Although you may have to give some of the rides a miss when it hammers down, there are sufficient indoor facilities to enjoy a good few hours at what is East Devon’s largest attraction
Fantastic, award winning, museum in the heart of Exeter. Various exhibitions (see website for details) and interactive displays and workshops. *Photo from RAMM website.
Anyone with even the smallest interest in fossils, geology and the Jurassic Coast in general will have a great time here