Things to do 

If you would like us to add a link to your website, please email

The Dodgems at Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre



Cobbaton Combat Collection
A hobby which got out of hand!

Callington Mural Trail
Visit the pretty market town of Callington 
and discover the wonderful murals dotted
all over the village.

The Gnome Reserve and Flower Garden
For a completely unique 100% fun experience,
simultaneously 100% ecologically interesting,
with an extra 100% wonder and magic mixed
in, visit The Gnome Reserve.

Docton Mill Flower Gardens
Docton Mill Wild Flower Gardens are
situated in North Devon (UK) in a stunning
valley, 1000m from the coast.

The Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre
The Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre is
home to the National Fairground Collection
and the Fairground Heritage Trust. It is a
facility unique in the UK.

Powderham Castle
Powderham Castle lies in a beautiful deer park
setting on the banks of the River Exe, just a
stone’s throw from the historic cathedral city
of Exeter.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Heligan offers over 200 acres for exploration.
Discover our Victorian Productive Gardens,
romantic Pleasure Grounds, lush sub-tropical
Jungle, pioneering Wildlife Project & beyond.




Exeter and Plymouth are the main shopping centres but great shopping with many independent shops can be found in our smaller towns in Devon and Cornwall such as


Klassy Canine Bakery

Gourmet treats for dogs made with human-
grade ingredients, most of which are organic.
Their dog treats are free of salt, sugar,
preservatives, artificial flavourings and
E numbers.

The Pet Portrait Artist
Professional dog portrait artists Melanie
and Nick Beall work full time, creating
custom paintings for clients all over the world. They paint in their little rural cottage in the
heart of Wales.

Runnymede Motor Company
The Runnymede Motor Company specialises
in the sale of all post war Aston Martins and
other prime classic and prestige cars including
Ferrari, Porsche Bentley and Mercedes.

Dartington Crystal
Learn about the history of Dartington Crystal,
watch live demonstrations of glass blowing
and engraving and visit the factory shop.


Baby donkey at The Miniature Pony CentreWILDLIFE, ANIMALS


The Big Sheep
A whole day of Rides, Shows, Animals and Family Entertainment, whatever the weather.

The Miniature Pony Centre
Miniature ponies, many other animals,
play areas, hands-on activities, and stunning countryside combine to make a great family
day out.

Hartland Peninsula
Set against the spectacular Atlantic coastline,
the 17,000 acres of the Hartland Peninsula
offer a landscape of wonderful contrasts.
Tucked away in the far North West corner
of Devon, this area is a haven of peace and
tranquillity, perfect for those wishing to
escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

The Gnome Reserve and Flower Garden
For a completely unique 100% fun experience,
simultaneously 100% ecologically interesting,
with an extra 100% wonder and magic mixed
in, visit The Gnome Reserve.

Quince Honey Farm
Here in our world famous Honey Farm you
can stand and watch these wild and wonderful
creatures from the distant past. The unique
design of the indoor apiary allows close up
viewing in complete safety.

The National Lobster Hatchery
All you need to know about the National
Lobster Hatchery (NLH), whether you are
planning to visit us in Padstow, use our
conference or education facilities, or if you
would like to know more about our important
conservation and research work.

The Tamar Valley Donkey Park
Visit the best loved Donkey Park in the
South West.

Kents Cavern
Visit these amazing caves – home to Ancient
Britons during the Ice Age.

Everything Exmoor
Everything Exmoor is a free encyclopedia,
built by the community and business of
Exmoor offering information on every aspect
of life in the Exmoor National Park. 

Kents Cavern, Torbay












Cafe on the Weir at Porlock, Exmoor



The Cafe at Porlock Weir
Restaurant with Rooms at Porlock Weir.

Karen Brown Travel
For over thirty years, Karen Brown has
helped travelers plan perfect trips.

Good Hotel Guide
All the hotels included in the Guide are recommended by readers who share our
mission of discovering and celebrating
high-quality independent hotels.

The Paw Seasons
Luxury breaks for dogs – If you need somewhere to leave your pooch for the night,
a weekend away, or while you’re on your
annual family holiday, then this exciting new
concept in dog boarding in Long Ashton,
Bristol is for your dog.

Selected Premier Hotels in Great Britain and Ireland. Established 1935.




Aerosaurus Balloons
Champagne Hot Air Balloon Fights. A great way to get a birds eye view of the beautiful Westcountry, daily dawn and dusk flights March-October for groups or individuals from over 20 locations including South Devon and North Cornwall.

Livingstone Colbourne
Tailor-made, personally planned, luxury tours
of England’s West Country.

South West Lakes Trust
for fishing, camping, watersports, walking and nature conservation.

West Country Watersports
Lots of advice if you are coming to the West Country for a watersports holiday.

Minack Theatre
World famous open air theatre overlooking
the sea on the cliffs at Porthcurno.

Upper Tamar Lake Sailing Club
The UTLSC is a small friendly club based at Upper Tamar Lake, which is a South West Water Authority reservoir on the borders of Devon and Cornwall, near Bude. holiday

Outdoor Adventure Acticity Centre
Outdoor activity and surf school, in a stunning location at Widemouth Bay, near Bude.

Dartmouth Steam Railway and
River Boat Company

Treat yourself to a beautiful and relaxing trip
either up or down the tidal section of the famous
River Dart; passing delightful scenery and
arriving in either picturesque, lively Dartmouth
or vibrant Totnes.

South Devon Railway
Visit the ’2007 Heritage Railway of the Year’
for a fabulous day out.



Dog friendly hotel

A dog friendly hotel, we welcome you and your pet. Get your free guide to Dog Friendly Devon and Cornwall here.

“...we and the dog got 5 star treatment. Rooms were great and the food fantastic. Superb value”


Heaven in Devon Liz & Steve have achieved the almost impossible balance of providing high quality accommodation for both dogs and their owners.

The perfect country house hotel.

Can't fault anything from delicious meals to immaculate room and thoughtful service.

The perfect, cosy, hideaway and fantastic veggie food. Amazing!

Exceptional attention to detail and every possible need is catered for. The restaurant menu was irresistible and service faultless.

Utter Perfection.

Enjoyed it more than my stay at the Dorchester

The epitome of a well-run, unstuffy country hotel

Fiona Duncan, The Hotel Guru


Blagdon Manor Restaurant with Rooms
Ashwater Devon EX21 5DF

View Larger Map