Adrenalin Games Paintball UK continuously develops new and thrilling paintball games, scenarios and paintball combat areas to ensure they remain the NUMBER ONE paintball venue in Devon. Set in the stunning Exeter countryside, with seven diverse paintball game zones. If you're looking for a unique paintball experience in Devon that is guaranteed to get your heart racing and adrenalin pumping then look no further!
Crealy is a great family day out with something for all ages, from soft play for toddlers to death slides for Dads!
Situated in the grounds of Verbeer Manor in Cullompton, Devon - this is by far the Dads' favourite of adventure parks.
At Essential Adventure, we pride ourselves in providing the very best in activity based events, including activity days, breaks & weekends.Whatever your occasion and whatever you have in mind, Essential Adventure is guaranteed to have something of interest for your event, whether it's a large all inclusive corporate weekend retreat, to a small relaxing family activity day!
Climb the trees and slide across high wires, crawl through tunnels, cross rope bridges, walk the planks and zip down to the ground! Go Ape is an award-winning high wire forest adventure course of rope bridges, tarzan swings and zip slides up to 40 feet up in the trees. Appealing to a wide age range, customers are fitted with a climbing harness, given instructions, and then trek from tree to tree high above the forest floor.
Situated on the Blackdown Hills Dunkeswell is 5 miles from Honiton and 9 miles from Junction 27 of the M5 motorway. The ultimate outdoor karting experience
Set within 40 acres of rolling Somerset countryside, our family run adventure park allows you to explore, learn, have great fun and is full of things to do near Weston-super-Mare.
Awarded the Quality Rose Marque for the third year running by Visit England, Puxton Park is recognised as a high quality tourism venue offering hours of endless fun for the whole family, all year around.
Outside visitors can enjoy mini golf, Puxton Park Miniature Railway, our falconry centre, maze, giant fort, JCB dig and play or get up close with our friendly farmyard animals, cuddly rabbits and guinea pigs during fun feeding and petting times throughout the day. Be sure to bring your wellies though, as areas of the park can become muddy! The fun continues down at our milking parlour with live milking demonstrations, our falconry centre with daily flying displays and our special owl encounter.
Whatever you like doing, we believe Puxton Park offers heaps of fun for the entire family and when you need to fuel your adventures pop into our Meadows Restaurant offering an abundance of fresh, delicious homemade meals. You can even take home some tasty treats on offer in our farm shop food emporium – the perfect ingredients for a day out to remember. Don't forget that the farmshop and Meadows Restaurant are open to the public without having to pay the adventure park admission.
Our all-weather play zone boasts the best thrills in the region for action packed indoor fun. With our fast and furious slides, there is something for everyone including a fun toddler soft play area with ball pool.
With new attractions added year on year, we are now better than ever making us the best value for money adventure park in the South West. We hope that you enjoy your day and look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.
Taunton Race Course
Set in the heart of the Somerset countryside we are England's youngest jumps racecourse and stage around fifteen racemeetings each season. Our visitors enjoy national hunt racing featuring some of the biggest names in the sport; but we're not just about racing as we boast excellent facilities for conferences, meetings, parties and events. Taunton Racecourse is also the perfect venue for your wedding reception.
Wimbleball Lake Country Park
Days by the Sea
Visit Watchet for a great family day out by the sea.
Watchet has a lovely marina, esplanade and a gorgeous town to explore. If you have a few hours why not take a trip out to sea on a fishing trip?
'Kilve's delightful shore' as described by Wordsworth is within easy reach of Watchet and The Quantocks. Kilve is a SSSI - Site of Specific Scientific Interest with a wealth of rock pools and fossils to discover and capivate both old and young explorers!
Blue Anchor has been delighting families for many years. A sand and shingle beach perfect for building sand castles you may even find some fossils if you lok carefully.
Why not take the West Somerset Railway and jump off at this stp for the day. Refuel at the lovey beachside cafe - Driftwood Cafe.
Farm Shops & Shopping
The One Stop Shop for all the best food on the Devon/Somerset border.
Fresh vegetables, fresh fruit a Deli counter and more. A great range of foods and also a great range of Gluten Free food too!
Spend £20 or more and we will deliver to the local Wivey area.
A fantastic family run butchers in Wiveliscombe, Somerset. Local meat from their farm provies the basis of their produce.
Voted Somerset Life's 2014 Food and Drink Best Butcher of the Year.
Somerset Life Food and Drink Best Farmers' Market 2014 Saturdays 9.30-12.45. Local fish, cheese, bread, veg, flowers, gourmet meals, apple juice and more.
House & Gardens
Beautiful Gertrude Jekyll-inspired gardens, kitchen gardens and beautiful manor house
The echoes of the past haunt this now empty Tudor manor house, so beautifully restored in the 1920s by the Lyle family. They lived in style, installing a sprung dance floor; the winding mechanism can still be seen under the sweeping main staircase. What were once cow yards, pens and fields became delightful flower gardens, their design influenced by Gertrude Jekyll. The working stone-walled kitchen garden produces a variety of wonderful fruit and vegetables, which can be enjoyed in the restaurant, while the arboretum delights visitors with vivid autumn hues. Overall a place to relax and refresh the senses.
Enjoy over sixty acres of beautiful gardens with their soft sweeping lawns, elegant water features, fragrant English borders and Formal Gardens.
Cothay Manor, a 15th century medieval manor, is open, by appointment, for group visits. One of Somerset’s finest historic houses, Cothay is surrounded by twelve acres of magically romantic gardens that are open to the general public Wed, Thurs, Sun and B/Hols, 2pm-6pm
Hestercombe is a unique collection of three gardens spanning three centuries of garden history and design. All have undergone acclaimed restoration works and today provide important examples of gardens in contrasting styles that continue to grow and develop. Hestercombe offers a great destination for an exciting short stop or a wonderful leisurely day out. Walk the gardens, visit the Courtyard to enjoy delicious refreshments - or browse in our beautiful Gift Shop which is filled with interesting and unusual gifts, books and a well stocked plant centre.
Would you give away your family home for your political beliefs? Sir Richard Acland did with his estate, one of the largest the National Trust has acquired at 2,590 hectares (6,400 acres) with 20 farms and 200-plus cottages. Killerton House, built in 1778–9, brings to life generations of the Aclands, one of Devon's oldest families. The historic fashion exhibition, 'Elegance', explores the fabulous and luxurious dress of the past 200 years. The gem of Killerton, beautiful year round, is the garden created by John Veitch, with rhododendrons, magnolias and rare trees surrounded by rolling Devon countryside
One of the finest surviving Gothic Revival houses, built in the lush landscape of mid Devon, Knightshayes Court is a rare example of the work of the eccentric and inspiring architect William Burges. Built for the grandson of pioneer lace-maker John Heathcoat in 1869, the house is an exciting architectural experience, with extraordinary 'medieval' romantic interiors, rich decoration and ceramics. The vast garden, which was the Heathcoat Amory family's great passion, is renowned for its rare trees, shrubs and seasonal colours. The restored and fully productive organic kitchen garden is a treat for everyone who enjoys local produce.
Museums & Zoos
A major attraction for over 200 years, with plenty to do above and below ground.
Tours of the brewery minimum of 15 people, no charge but donations to the Hawk and Owl Trust gratefully received.
Please contact Cotleigh Brewery on 01984 624086 to book a tour.
Visit Exmoor Falconry and Animal Farm for your Exmoor day out ! Must see, must do hands-on with the animals and birds of prey. Five miles west of Minehead, but only a mile from the sea! All kinds of animals and birds to come and see, a great family day out with lots of things to do on your family outing... a place to visit to be in touch with Nature and animals.
Exmoor Zoo is unique and an unusual zoo to visit! Opened in 1982 the zoo is now an ideal family venue, especially for the younger generation. Changes keep taking place, even a visit last year, will today see new exhibits and animals! Approx. 25 miles from Knowle Manor.
Sheppy's are proud to share with visitors from far and wide their beautiful farm and orchards, and to show you as much as possible of how and where they make their delicious ciders.
With new attractions, great new facilities and the classic glory of Britain's most spectacular underground caversn, the centuries-old site near Wells in Somerset has been given a brand new lease of life.
The Museum of Somerset is part of The South West Heritage Trust; a new independent charity committed to protecting and celebrating Somerset and Devon’s rich heritage. We bring together services previously provided by Somerset and Devon County Councils, who remain our main funders. Services include the widely-praised Museum of Somerset, Somerset Rural Life Museum, and state-of-the-art facilities in Taunton and Exeter to care for the extraordinary archive collections of the two counties. We also provide essential advice about the historic environment and manage historic sites including the remarkable Cothelstone Hill in Somerset.
Places to Visit
You will fall in love with this ancient medieval Village on Exmoor. Dunster is an idyllic medieval village set in Exmoor National Park. With a wealth of heritage and history from the National Trust's 11th century Dunster Castle to the Old Yarn Market in the middle of the high street. A focal point for the old Exmoor wool and cloth trade.
Situated on the edge of Quantock Hills, the West Somerset Railway takes you from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead with various stops on the way.
Take a journey of discovery, relive your childhood, or simply sit back and relax as you travel along one of Britain's Best and longest Heritage Railways.
Sport & Health
Click the link to see this wonderful golf course.
Taunton & Pickeridge Golf Club has one of the best courses in Somerset and is an ideal venue for the visitor. We welcome visitors as either casual green fee visitors (with a handicap) or as an organised society.
A beautiful, recently restored lido. Open May to September and measures 27m x 10m. 1.4m-2.1m deep.
Try Something New!
The Argentinean tango holds a unique place in couple dancing. It is a social dance that can be enjoyed at many levels. It is relatively easy to master the basics of form and improvisation and yet great subtleties of feeling and fast, playful footwork can be explored as you progress. In its highest form it is capable of expressing the most profound longings that people can have about their lives, and each other. Why not organise some after dinner tango lessons with Tango Oblivion
Go Segway! at Haldon
You can also find us on our sister site for the latest Segway tour information and updates.