Places to Visit
River Exe Cruises
Enjoy a relaxing cruise down the River Exe. Tea, Coffee & Snacks available from a fully licensed bar on board. Collect your discount vouchers at the reception.
Crealy Adventure Park
Explore one of the West Country’s biggest indoor adventures. Only 20 minutes from Exmouth by car Crealy Adventure Park is a great day out for all the family, come rain or shine. Ride the Trains, whirl in the Bumper Boats, race rip-roaring Go-Karts and get close to the friendliest animals you’ll ever meet. Open Daily from 10am-6pm (Summer) Thursday – Sunday 10am – 5pm (Winter). Discount vouchers can be obtained at reception.
Bicton Botanical Gardens
One of Devon’s attractive and historic Gardens. There is a small Railway that runs around the gardens with indoor and outdoor Children’s Play Areas. Open 364 days a year (closed Christmas day). Enjoy 60 acres of gardens, a 19th Century tropical Palm House, an Indoor Exhibition Hall, which includes traction engines, vintage machinery and Victorian artefacts and of course beautiful and majestic gardens. Opening Times– 10.00am to 5.00pm
Watch a play, have a dance or possibly head down to the sea front during the day and have a light bite to eat in their cafe.
The Donkey Sanctuary
Just outside the timeless charming town of Sidmouth, the Donkey Sanctuary is home to around 500 donkeys. Set in unspoilt farmland and countryside, visitors are free to spend time meeting the donkeys, taking strolls along their fields or more energetic walks down to the sea. Open 8:30am till dusk. Image of Teddy & Nelly supplied by The Donkey Sanctuary.
The church of St. Peter’s is one not to be missed and there are guided tours available for a small charge of £4.00. Please see notice in church for times. Opening time - 10am to 4.45pm
World of Country Life
A great day out in Exmouth come rain or shine! Animals, rides and play parks, Vintage Steam Engines, Tractors and Wagons. Free Falconry displays daily. Acres of family fun. Please pick up a brochure for more details and prices from our Tourist Information Desk.
You can travel the world at Paignton - over £6 million has been spent creating one of the best Zoos in the country. There are scorched deserts, savannahs, jungles and rainforests set in 80 acres of natural habitat. It’s a great day out for all the family. Open 10am – 4.30pm (last admission at 3.30pm).
Fascinating coastal creatures from the loud and lovable penguins to sleek seals. Feeding time is at 10.30 & 4.00 for the penguins. Feeding time is at 12.00 for the sea lions. Open time 10am – 5pm
Thousands of bargains at almost unbelievably low prices, plus a super family leisure park set in 100 acres of the South Devon countryside.
National Marine Aquarium Plymouth
Enter the underwater world of secrets and discovery with over 50 amazing tanks, with one of the largest tanks in the South West, a massive 3 storeys tall. The Ocean View café has stunning views of Plymouth and the historic harbour of the Barbican. Opening times 10am - 5pm
A La Ronde
Summer Lane, Exmouth EX8 5BD (National Trust) Get details of opening times and offers from reception. Unique 16-sided house built for Jane & Mary Parminter, on their return from a European Grand Tour in the late 18th century. It contains many objects and mementos of their travels and the extraordinary interior decoration includes a feather frieze from many species of birds. A shell-encrusted gallery, said to contain nearly 25,000 shells. New exhibition and sale of work every two weeks. Gift shop and licensed tea room, Discovery Room with dressing up, silhouette and shell activities. Enjoy free garden games – croquet, snakes & ladders and more. Free parking on-site, good bus service, or enjoy a bike ride to A La Ronde via the Exe cycle path.
The Eden Project
One of the West Country’s most popular attractions. This is a memorable day out and a great chance to see some of the largest, tallest or strangest plants from around the globe, inside the largest greenhouse in the world. The route is from the A30 to St. Austell. Approx. travel time is one and a half hours from Devoncourt.
Local Golf Clubs
East Devon Golf Club
18 Holes, PAR 70, 6239 Yards of outstanding holes with a driving range station - course fees of around £44.00 Twilight £22.00
Woodbury Park Golf Club
18 Holes, PAR 72, 6870 Yards of challenging holes on a European specification course - course fees of around £42.00
Sidmouth Golf Club
18 Holes, PAR 66, 5880 Yards a challenge to both novice and experienced golfer alike - course fees of around £22.50
(Prices correct January 2012)
Local Cycle Rides
Exmouth to Darts Farm and onto Exeter or The Turf Locks
The Exe Trail cycle and footpath has recently been completed to Darts Farm, outside of Topsham . This can then be added to and, for the adventurous, an extra 3 miles will take you to the Turf Locks Hotel a wonderful ‘watering hole’ situated at the beginning one of the country’s oldest canals or alternatively you can cycle alongside the canal up to Exeter’s quayside. Here you can walk into the city centre or, possibly, hire a canoe or kyak to see the canal from the waterline.
Exmouth to Budleigh Salterton and Otterton to Otterton Mill
The cycle track that extends from Exmouth to Budleigh Salterton and through the town and on, alongside the River Otter, to Otterton where the path leads to the famous Otterton Mill where fresh bread and food are served.
Exmouth to Woodbury Common
A cycle ride or walk up onto the Common land of Woodbury is a moderate climb up onto the high ground above Exmouth. The views out over the Exe Estuary are beathtaking and the land has many walks in and around the acres of heathland – a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) with it’s ancient hill fort and Triassic ‘Pebblebed’ soil.
Bikes can be hired from - Exmouth Cycle Hire, 1 Victoria Road, Exmouth Tel 01395 225656 www.exmouthcyclehire.com or Saddles & Paddles, Kings Wharf, The Quay, Exeter Tel 01392 424241 www.saddlepaddle.co.uk