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Days out with the Family

The field offers great opportunities to observe the local wildlife and spectacular views of the Clum Valley. The surrounding area is rich with cultural, historical and tourist opportunities for visitors from historic houses with extensive gardens and parklands, canal, rolling hills, commons, National Parks - Dartmoor and Exmoor and the Blackdown Hills - Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Theme parks like Crealy and tourist attractions such as Paignton Zoo, Escot and RAMM - Exeter's museums. Both the Devon coasts are within easy driving distance for day trips to the beach, providing surfing, swimming, rock pooling and sunbathing sandy beach fun.

We have provided information and links to local attractions below for your information. We have no association with or responsibility for these attraction and our accommodation does not form a 'package' with these venues or activities. 

Culmstock village

The Strand Stores Cafe, Culmstock

A lovely village store with the bonus of being a cafe. Great food, great atmosphere! All day breakfast is top quality, and I wonderful cakes too. The Strand, Culmstock, Cullompton EX15 3JH, England +44 1884 840232 Open: 7:15 - 19:00

The Culm Valley Inn

Seasonal fare in a whitewashed, dog-friendly pub with open fires and a garden. A lot of our customers have enjoyed eating here. They often have live music events and can become very busy especially in the summer. It can be difficult to get a taxi back from here.

Address: Riverside, Culmstock EX15 3JJ


Monday12–3pm, 5–11pm

Tuesday12–3pm, 5–11pm

Wednesday12–3pm, 5–11pm

Thursday12–3pm, 5–11pm



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Phone: 01884 799823


River Culm

opposite the pub across the road there is a Stoney beach under the bridge were people enjoy a paddle or a swim in the river during the summer months.    

The Grand Western Canal

The Grand Western Canal extends for eleven and a quarter miles, the Country Park provides a wonderful location to enjoy a peaceful walk or cycle ride along the towpath, have a go at fishing, launch a boat or hire a canoe. There are also horse drawn barge trips from Tiverton. There is a pay and display car park at Tiverton, and a disabled toilet (RADAR key). The Canal can be found at Burlescombe, Sampford Peverell, Holberton and Tiverton.    

At the canal basin in Tiverton there are cafes and a new play area. Holberton has Ivan's Café and a farm shop near the canal. Sampford Peverell has a number of pubs, a great play area and a few small village shops. The train station is also near this village. Burlescombe has a large number of ducks and often swans. Kingfishers can also be seen here from time to time.

Bare Foot Paddling

Barefoot Paddling is mobile paddle sports centre offering Kayaking, Sea Kayaking and Paddle boarding in some of the best locations the Southwest has to offer. This business has experience with autism.


Barefoot  paddling prides itself on offering a fantastic service that is tailored to you, whether its your first ever go on a paddle board, a British canoeing course or a enjoyable day trip. You will be looked after, encouraged and supported but most of all you will have fun.


The Southwest offers not only a beautiful and dramatic coastline but also scenic estuaries and historic waterways. Paddling in these areas gives you a completely different view of them. A great way to explore an area that you have never been to or to find out something new about a place you’ve known for years.


Why not give us a call or an email to chat about what we do.


07869 103741 or e.mail

The Bear Trail ..

This is a fantastic day out, near us, that we have enjoyed many times with our own children. It is well fenced, has good toilet facilities and food sold on site.

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.

Remember, mud washes off… experiences stay forever!

But if you’ve got bears who would prefer not to get their paws wet, we’ve got a path that runs alongside the obstacles. There’s also a ‘cubs’ corner’ designed for children under one metre, but we think you’ll struggle to stop them joining in.

One of the things we love most about the trail is it’s perfect for all ages, from toddlers clambering up the nets, teenagers swinging over the hay bales to grandparents tackling Bear Mountain – it truly is a brilliant experience for all the family

Exmoor Zoo

Enjoy a day out in North Devon experiencing wildlife from around the world by visiting Exmoor Zoo! From the creepy crawlies of the Amazon to the wobbly wallaby joeys of Australia there are plenty of hands on activities with our animals for you to take part in.

Paignton zoo

Welcome to Paignton Zoo...

With over 2,500 animals across 80 acres – you’re in for a really wild time at Paignton Zoo.

Located in Devon, Paignton Zoo is one of the South West's most exciting visitor attractions.  It’s a place to roam, discover and get in touch with your inner animal.

Get up close to some of the animal wonders of the world across our specially designed habitats - from the savannah to the wetlands and the tropical forest.  Run wild in our play areas or hop aboard our unique Jungle Express train to get even closer to the action.

Pennywell Farm


Farm theme park - a great family day out. Check the website for details:

The Donkey Sanctuary

The Donkey Sanctuary

Meet hundreds of rescued donkeys and explore mile upon mile of scenic coast and country walks at The Donkey Sanctuary.

Enjoy delicious food and drink, burn off steam in the maze and farm-themed play area, and visit the Nature Centre.

For more information visit or call 01395 578222.

Animal Antics at Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park

Animal Antics at Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park

Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park is well known for its impressive life sized animatronic dinosaurs but this north Devon attraction also has lions, wolves, sea lions, wallabies and lots more.

Meet some of the resident animals up close at the daily Animal Antics Encounter and then explore and climb in the gigantic indoor soft play Dinosaurus Playzone.

Unique animal experiences are also available for you to purchase or to buy as a gift. For details visit or call 01271 882486.

Exmoor Poney Centre

Situated in the heart of the beautiful Exmoor National Park, the Exmoor Pony Centre is a small charity run business, owned by the Moorland Mousie Trust, working to promote and protect the endangered rare-breed Exmoor pony.

Come and visit our wonderful ponies, most of which were taken into our care when they had nowhere else to go and have benefited from the attention given by our devoted team of staff and volunteers. We can offer you the opportunity of getting close to an Exmoor Pony and pre-booked riding activities at the Centre or across the moors.

Woodlands and Wildlife at Wildwood Escot

Woodlands and Wildlife at Wildwood Escot

Wildwood Escot will be a great place to visit with all the family, with its winding woodland paths, outdoor playgrounds and stunning collection of native and formerly-native wildlife. For as little as £3.50 a month, you could enjoy unlimited access across both of the Wildwood Trust sites in Kent and Devon while supporting the charitable mission. Find Wildwood Escot near Ottery St Mary. For details visit or call 01404 822188.

Honiton Pottery Shop and Milkshake Bar

The Honiton Pottery Shop and Milkshake Bar will have plenty goodies to paint, with more than 60 different items to choose from.

If the creative play is making your youngster a little thirsty there’s plenty of treats in store.  The milkshake menu offering over 70 different flavours.

So, pop by for some pottery painting and a milkshake. Visit

World of Country Life!

World of Country Life!

Enjoy loads of fun packedactivities at the World of Country Life, Exmouth 

wandering around with the park mascot ‘Appy Angus, the bright green deer. 

Farmer Lee’s Food Barn offering the Tractor Takeaway for a grab-and-go tasty Devon treat so there’s no need to go hungry.

For a full itinerary of events visit

Exe Valley Leisure Centre

Exe Valley Leisure Centre has a public swimming pool with a learner pool. check their website for times.

Seaton Tramway has an exciting season of fun ahead!

Seaton Tramway

Seaton Tramway is an exciting trip out for all the family including dogs.The tram station is right next to Seaton Jurassic were you will find parking £3 for the day and a great play park with dino theme. For further information call 01297 20375 or go to

Make a bee-line to Quince Honey Farm and indoor play

Make a bee-line to Quince Honey Farm 

Get a Buzz from your holiday by taking a trip to Quince Honey Farm.

Fun, daily activities include candle rolling, guided tours and Critter encounters!

Plus, indoor play area and café. Try a luxury cream tea with honey!

Visit or call 01769 572401.

RHS Rosemoor

RHS Rosemoor

Families paying a visit to RHS Garden Rosemoor can go exploring the gardens in all their glory; finding wonderful flowers and seeing beautiful views. 

There are also drop-in family workshops with many of the activities free with normal garden admission (free for RHS members).

Activities may vary daily, so check the website for details and tickets at #LindtGoldBunny.

Becky Falls

 Becky Falls

No school break would be complete without a visit to Dartmoor’s famous Becky Falls. 

All shows and activities are included in the entrance fee. See more at

Devon Railway Centre

 Devon Railway Centre

Fantastic fun is promised at the Devon Railway Centre, Bickleigh.

attractions at this Mid Devon attraction include a fantastic indoor soft play area, a model village and funfair with push buttons that make things move.

An excellent feature of the centre is you can ride on the trains as many times as you like on two delightful separate railways at no extra charge. Visit

The Coldharbour Mill

Bring the industrial revolution to life at Coldharbour Mill this Half Term

Coldharbour Mill is opening its doors this half term and inviting people to experience a working Victorian woolen mill. The mill will be producing its beautiful yarns and textiles on their heritage looms as well as telling the story of the Industrial revolution.

Refreshments will be available from the Riverside Café which offers light lunches, morning coffee and afternoon tea for all the family. (Admission to the mill is not required). While those thinking about Christmas or winter crafting can purchase yarn and gifts from the mill shop. 

Coldharbour Mill, Uffculme, Cullompton, Devon EX15 3EE

01884 840960

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