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Axe Cliff Golf Club

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Axe Cliff Golf Club Squires Lane Axmouth, Nr Seaton Devon EX12 4AB Telephone: 01297 21754

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Sidmouth Golf Club

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Sidmouth Golf Club Cotmaton Road Sidmouth Devon EX10 8SX Telephone: 01395 514661

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Lyme Regis Golf Club

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Lyme Regis Golf Club Timber Hill Lyme Regis Dorset DT7 3HQ Telephone: 01297 442963

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Honiton Golf Club

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Honiton Golf Club Middlehills Honiton Devon EX14 9TR Telephone: 01404 44422

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Thorn Park Golf Club

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Thorn Park Golf Centre Salcombe Regis Nr Sidmouth, Devon Telephone: 01395 516402

Driving range, pitch and putt and crazy golf. All abilities welcome.


Oak Mead Golf Club

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Oakdown Touring & Holiday Caravan Park Weston Sidmouth, Devon EX10 0PH

Telephone: 01297 680387

Fishing - Sea

Lyme Regis Various boats offer mackerel fishing trips in Lyme Bay. Bookings can be made by calling 01297 445753,443815 or 442397, or head for the harbour at the Cobb. Also self drive boats for hire.

Beer Various boats offer mackerel fishing trips in Lyme Bay. Bookings can be made by calling 01297 21955, 21416, 23455, 21460, 21182, 21304, 23311, 21998 or just head for the beach. Also self drive boats for hire, call 01297 20756 or 20076. Deep sea and half day angling trips can be booked through Beer Fish Shop on 01297 20297.

Branscombe Telephone: 01297 680369 For fishing trips and self drive boats contact John Hughes

Fishing - Course and Trout

Lower Bruckland Trout Fishery Musbury between Seaton and Axminster Telephone: 01297 552861 

Wood Farm Caravan Park Charmouth, near Lyme Regis, Telephone: 01297 560697 Carp, Roach, Tench and Perch.

Horriford Farm Colyford near Colyton, Telephone: 01297 552316, Email:  
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Two ponds totalling 1 acre with Bream, Roach, Tench and Carp.

Summerleaze Farm Kilmington near Axminster, Telephone: 01297 32390 1 course fishing lake with Carp, Roach, Tench and Perch.

Escot Ottery St. Mary, Telephone: 01404 822188 1 acre lake with Carp, Tench, Bream and Crucian

Amhurst Lodge Uplyme near Lyme Regis, Telephone: 01297 442773 6 Trout lakes.

Wiscombe Park Fishery Southleigh near Colyton Telephone: 01404 871474 Lakes for Trout and Course fishing.

Fishing - River

River Axe Permits obtained from Harbour Services Harbour Road, Seaton Tel: 01297 22727, Salmon and Sea Trout.

Axe Fly Fishers Secretary Tel: 01935 824445

Off Road Cycling

Exmouth to Budleigh Salterton Follow cycleway from Phear Park, Exmouth to Bear Lane, Budleigh Salterton. The track is an old railway line approx 4 miles in length and flat. Further information can be found in the East Devon On Road Cycling leaflet for Exmouth (Route 1)

Weymouth to Portland Follow the old railway line from near the railway station in Weymouth, across the causeway to Portland. Approx 4 miles in length and flat. Mutters Moor, west of Sidmouth - Take the Otterton road out of Sidmouth, up Peak Hil, at the top of hill is a car park on your right. Mutters Moore is the area inland from this road. There are lots of tracks, which are cycle friendly, that will take you towards Woodbury Common.

Exeter Canal Start at the Exeter Quay, follow the cycle route South to Powderham Castle. The route is 14 miles long and flat. You can also join the route by catching the ferry from Exmouth to Starcross. Further details Saddles and Paddles Tel: 01392 424241 or website www.saddlepaddle.co.uk who hire bikes - they also have a good leaflet with a map of the route. NB parking in Exeter is at the Quay and Cathedral Car Park or Haven Road Car Park, which is cheaper. Parking at Powderham is easier and cheaper.

Things to do in Devon and Dorset

Holidays in Devon and Dorset boast a variety of interesting and exciting things to do for the whole family, including theme parks, farm parks, underwater worlds, historic castles, challenging sports and beachside fun. For exciting days out, Devon and Dorset is hard to beat, whatever the weather.


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Pecorama Beer, Devon EX12 3NA Tel: 01297 21542

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Ride on the Beer Heights Light Railway, model railway exhibition, play area, crazy golf and fitness trail. A huge variety of all your model railway needs, including virtually everything from the Peco, Ratio, Wills and Metcalfe cardboard building kit ranges all on display.

Open April to October Mon - Fri: 10am to 5.30pm Sat: 10am to 1pm Sun: 10am to 5.30pm


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Seaton Electric Tramway Riverside Depot Harbour Road Seaton, Devon EX12 2NQ

Tel: 01297 20375

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Seaton Electric Tramway

The three-mile route runs through East Devon's glorious Axe Valley, between the coastal resort of Seaton, the small village of Colyford and the ancient town of Colyton.

The journey takes 25 minutes from end to end. You must alight from the tram on arrival, but may return on any tram thereafter. Open toppers or enclosed saloons operate according to weather conditions.

Open April to October Regular service Mon - Fri: 10am to 5.40pm


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Countryside Park Farway Colyton, Devon EX24 6JL Tel: 01404 871367

Countryside Park Farway

A fun day out for children and adults of all ages. Enjoy the breathtaking views as you walk the woodland nature trail, passing sheep and rare breed cattle fields. Feed the baby lambs, calves and goats, before visiting the nursery to hold the baby rabbits, guinea pigs and many other animals.

Open April to October 10am to 5.30pm


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The Donkey Sanctuary Sidmouth, Devon EX10 0NU Tel: 01395 578222

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The Donkey Sanctuary

There are no commercial attractions - just gently rolling countryside with walks around the fields where you can meet the dear donkeys, who adore the fuss and attention received from visitors. Donkeys of all ages are resident at Slade House Farm but a large percentage are elderly and remain here in order to be close to the Veterinary Department.

Open all year 9am to 5.30pm


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Bicton Park Botanical Gardens East Budleigh Budleigh Salterton, Devon EX9 7BJ

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Bicton Park Botanical Gardens

Miniature village, climbing camp, Bigfoot maze, crazy golf, large indoor play complex, nature trail and acres of informal gardens. Special area for the under 5's. Lots to do indoors if bad weather.

Open all year Summer: 10am to 6pm Winter: 10am to 5pm


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Crealy Adventure Theme Park Sidmouth Road, Clyst St. Mary, Devon EX5 1DR

Tel: 01395 233200

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Crealy Adventure Theme Park

Devon's Crealy has the friendliest Rangers, most exciting rides, 100 acres of adventures, 75,000 sq ft undercover fun and animals to feed, groom, ride, milk and cuddle.

Open all year Summer: 10am to 6pm Winter: 10am to 5pm


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Escot Park Ottery St. Mary, Devon EX11 1LU Tel: 01404 822188

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Escot House and Gardens

Enjoy the natural historical gardens and fantasy woodland which surround the ancestral home of the Kennaway family. Escot is a place for people who love Nature - here are paths, trails, vistas, places to picnic, things to enchant and delight, and everywhere beautiful flowers, shrubs and specimen trees.

Open all year Summer: 10am to 6pm Winter: 10am to 5pm


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World of Country Life Sandy Bay, Exmouth, Devon EX8 5BU

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World of Country Life

Playparks, rides, adventure play; everyday is a fun day at The World of Country Life. Adventure playgrounds, Giant Slides, Ball Ponds, Trampolines, Crazy Golf, Electric Cars, Soft Play Area, Inflatables, Wendy Houses, Sand Pits, Safari Deer Train and Remote Boats.

Open 10am daily, April - September


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Abbotsbury Children's Farm Church Street, Abbotsbury Nr Weymouth, Dorset DT3 4JJ Tel: 01305 871817

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Abbotsbury Children's Farm

This is a great place for the young family looking for things to do in Dorset. There are lots of animals for the children to meet, greet and feed. Considered one of the best Children's Farms in Dorset, there are fun things to do every day.

Open Spring & Summer: Mon - Sun: 10am - 5pm/6pm Autumn: weekend only 10am - 5pm


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Canonteign Falls Nr Chudleigh, Devon EX6 7NT Tel: 01305 871817

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Canonteign Falls

The highest waterfall in England, Canonteign Falls is found in the beautiful Teign Valley. The Falls descend almost vertically for 220ft (67m) and run on through rock formations and ancient woodlands before cascading into the tranquil lakes below. Canonteign Falls offers a spectacular day out for all the family.

Open April to October, 10am - 4pm


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Becky Falls Manaton Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 9UG Tel: 01647 221259

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Becky Falls

Set within a stunning Dartmoor valley, the walks and scenery offer a fun-filled day out for both young and older visitors alike. There's a full programme of children's entertainment during school holidays, including Animal Encounter Shows, Animal Feeding sessions, puppet shows, storytelling and, new for this year, a genuine Victorian Flea Circus, believed to be the last of its kind in Europe.

Open 24th Mar - 4th Nov, 10am - 5pm


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Gorse Blossom Bickington Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 6JD Tel: 01626 821361

Gorse Blossom

This miniature railway and woodland park has mysterious Dartmoor as its backdrop. Set in beautiful woodland, it must be one of the most scenic days out you can enjoy in Devon. You can take a spectacular journey through upspoilt wilderness on these miniature electric and steam trains. The track runs for nearly a mile and rides are unlimited. There is even the opportunity for you to fulfill the lifelong dreams of many and drive a train yourself. There are many added attractions, including the Once Upon a Time Story Castle, the Dragon Slide, Commando Mouse's Assault Course and model railway displays. When you've had enough of the trains, you can make tracks to the Whistle Stop cafe for refreshments, or enjoy the Woodland Nature Trail.

Open until September 8th, 10:30am - 5pm


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Hedgehog Hospital Prickly Ball Farm Denbury Road Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 6BZ Tel: 01626 362319

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Hedgehog Hospital

Meet a hedgehog - learn about this delightful wild animal. Excellent facilities with baby-changing, shop and licensed restaurant. See baby hedgehogs bottle feeding (in season).

Open 10am - 5pm


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Drewsteignton Nr Exeter, Devon EX6 6PB Tel: 01647 433306

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Castle Drogo

Set within a stunning Dartmoor valley, the walks and scenery offer a fun-filled day out for both young and older visitors alike. There's a full programme of children's entertainment during school holidays, including Animal Encounter Shows, Animal Feeding sessions, puppet shows, storytelling and, new for this year, a genuine Victorian Flea Circus, believed to be the last of its kind in Europe.

Open 11am - 4pm Castle closed Tuesdays


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Riviera Centre Chestnut Avenue Torquay, Devon TQ2 5LZ Tel: 01803 299 992

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Riviera Centre

The Riviera Centre offers all weather, fun filled Leisure facilities. Waves Leisure Pool is the main attraction with flume and wave machine. Or children can enjoy Neptune's Knockout, a large indoor fun packed soft play action and adventure area and a dedicated area for toddlers.


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Babbacombe Model Village Hampton Avenue Babbacombe Torquay, Devon TQ1 3LA Tel: 01803 315315

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Babbacombe Model Village

One of the top 20 places in Britain you must visit. Literally hundreds of 1/12 scale models set in award-winning gardens. A photographer's paradise.


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Paignton Zoo Totnes Road Paignton, Devon TQ4 7EU Tel: 01803 697500

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Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoo is home to thousands of amazing animals and plants. Visit the desert, cross the savannah, explore the forest and trek through the tropics. Use your senses to discover the wild world: look around, listen out - you'll even need your sense of smell! It's a great day out for everyone.

Open daily 10am - 6pm


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Dart Valley Railway Queens Park Station Torbay Road Paignton, Devon TQ4 6AF Tel: 01803 555872

Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway

Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway from Paignton is the holiday line. With steam trains running for seven miles in Great Western tradition along the spectacular Torbay Coast to Churston and through the wooded slopes bordering the Dart estuary to Kingswear.

Runs April to October Peak: 9.45am - 5.30pm Off Peak: 10.30am - 5.30pm


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The Miniature Pony Centre Wormhill Farm North Bovey Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 8RG Tel: 01647 432400

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The Miniature Pony Centre

Visitors to the Miniature Pony Centre can experience animals, activities and discovery, all set in 20 acres of beautiful parkland within Dartmoor National Park. There are lots of free, fun, hands-on activities and displays every day. This includes a daily bird of prey display with Martin the Falconer.

Open daily 10.30am - 4.30pm 10.00am - 5.00pm (Jul & Aug) 21st Mar to 28th Oct


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Quaywest Waterpark Goodrington Sands Paignton, Devon TQ4 6LN Tel: 01803 558659

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Quaywest Waterpark

Quaywest Waterpark is situated on the beach at Goodrington Sands and includes a large waterpark, which consists 8 slides & flumes, swimming pool and childrens toddler play areas.

Open daily 10.30am - 4.30pm 10.00am - 5.00pm (Jul & Aug) 21st Mar to 28th Oct


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Dartington Cider Press Shinners Bridge Totnes, Devon TQ9 6TQ Tel: 01803 847500

Dartington Cider Press Centre

A unique visitor centre with fifteen shops, eating places and workshops set in a village atmosphere. Offering a collection of fine foods, glass, traditional crafts, jewellery, pottery, books, toys, stationery, wood turning, gifts, kitchenware, world crafts, plants and two restaurants.

Open all year Mon - Sat: 9.30am - 5.30pm Sun: 10.30am - 4.30pm