Where to go in East Devon?

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TakeMeToYourLiar Thu 08-Aug-19 18:28:10

We have booked a trip for us and DS 3 to Beer.

Couple of days the weather is forecast as ok, but a bit crap the other days.

Where is good to go?

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Ricekrispie22 Fri 09-Aug-19 05:49:52

If he likes railways, he'll love Pecorama. www.pecorama.co.uk There’s a mini steam railway which is about a 17 minute ride. There's also an expansive interactive model railway exhibition, outdoor play area with pirate ship etc... and a train-themed indoor soft play centre.

We also like Axe Valley Wildlife Park. There's loads to do including hand feeding the free-range birds, handling a snake or a tarantula or meeting the armadillo, zebra, lemur or flamingos to name just a few! There are various play areas all over the park

Nearby, Seaton Tramway is a good day out. They operate narrow gauge heritage trams alongside the river Axe estuary through 3 miles of countryside and 2 nature reserves. The tram journey takes about half an hour, and they operate open toppers or enclosed depending on weather conditions. Look out for seasonal events throughout the year, including The Dinosaur Train, from the creator of the Muppets!

Lyme Regis Aquarium is a small family run aquarium which is very interactive. One of the most popular activities is hand feeding the very tame mullet. You can also hold a live starfish, touch a crab and a giant lobster.

It's also worth looking at the website for Beer Quarry caves. There's no lower age limit and you can take pushchairs into the caves. Some children find it amazing but some get a little scared.

YobaOljazUwaque Fri 09-Aug-19 05:55:18

Definitely have a day or two in Lyme.

Buy all your bread from the Rousdon Bakery DT7 3XW (and have breakfast there at least once)

TakeMeToYourLiar Fri 09-Aug-19 06:57:36

Thanks both.

Pecorama sounds right up just street!

Any more ideas anyone?

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Ricekrispie22 Fri 09-Aug-19 09:17:30

Forde Abbey house and Gardens www.fordeabbey.co.uk/your-visit/family/
Ferne Animal Sanctuary www.ferneanimalsanctuary.org/visit-the-sanctuary/

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