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!
A unique opportunity to experience country activities on 170 acres in one of the most beautiful settings within Exmoor National Park. Activities include clay shooting and pistol shooting or archery and laser clay shooting which can be done on-site if there is room.
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.
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.
Haldon Forest Park is a great forest park. With trails for a short walk, or hire a bike and discover the cycle trails or join in the fun on the Play Trail. Alternatively sign up for the Go Ape high wire adventure course or if an experienced mountain biker, take to the Freer Ride Trails. Something for all the family.
Wimbleball Lake Country Park
Days by the Sea
Situated between West Bay and Hive Beach, Burton Bradstock forms part of the famous Jurassic Coastline.
Exmouth beach on the East Devon coast - where there is loads to do around this sandy beach. From trampolines, mini trains, large slides, ball parks, etc.
Mackerel fishing and deep sea fishing trips from Lyme Regis.
Lyme Regis is at the heart of the Jurassic Coast.
The ancient Cobb is the harbour and the whole area is very very picturesque at anytime of day and in any weather.
At the end of the Cobb you will find Harry May Boat Trips. Harry has two 24ft traditional wooden tripping boats that are used mainly for one hour mackerel fishing trips. The cost is £9 for adults and £6 for children, all tackle is included and everyone is shown how to catch a mackerel. From these trips thousands of fish have been caught by our visitors for barbecues on the beach and suppers at home.
Please phone 07974-753287 to ask about these trips or to book, we'll tell exactly how to find us.
Every morning weather permitting we leave the harbour at 830am and go deep sea fishing for three hours returning at 1130am. We aim to catch whiting ,pollack, scad,mackerel and sometimes manage black bream, gurnards, thornback skate and conger ells. The cost is £25 pp rod and bait included.
Please phone 07974-753287 the previous evening at 7pm to check on seats and the weather, we only go on these three hour trips in good weather.
We operate from the last week in March until the beginning of November.
The royal town of Lyme Regis is situated on the Dorset coast close to the Devon border . Here you can either build sand castles in the sand or take a boat trip out of the ancient harbour. Mackerel Fishing - Join a one hour boat trip from Cobb Harbour aboard KRAKEN, an MCA licensed passenger boat. Try to catch your supper and see the amazing Jurassic coast from the sea. Fishing equipment and bait provided. Every day from 9.00 am weather permitting - March - November. Contact Nick Williams on 0797 479 6002 for further details.
River Exe Cruises, Boat and Train Cruises, Jurassic Coast Cruises, Guide Wildlife Cruises and more.
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
Barleymow's Farm Shop and Restaurant, near Chard in Somerset, has set a new standard for farm shops - modern, clean, spacious premises, friendly staff, family activities, and a truly wide choice of delicious fresh local produce. For the children there is ice cream, our big outdoor playing area, a smaller play area in the restaurant and activities throughout the year such as our Maize Maze and Farm Adventure play area in the summer and pumpkin carving at Halloween!
Clarks Village is the UK's first and foremost outlet shopping centre and has established itself as one of the premier shopping destinations in the country. With over 90 outlet shops to choose from offering up to 60% OFF rrp on a host of famous brands, plus regular entertainment and live events all set within a unique village environment, you have all the ingredients for a great day out!
House & Gardens
One of England's best loved privately owned gardens created by the celebrated plantswomen, the late Margery Fish.
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.
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.
Glittering Elizabethan mansion
Montacure House is a magnificent, glittering mansion, built in the late 16yh century for Sire Edward Phelips.
There are many renaissance features, and the Long Gallery, the longest of its kind in England, displays over 60 of the finest Tudor and Elizabethan portraits from the National Portrait Gallery collection. The state rooms display a fine range of period furniture and textiles, including samplers from the Goodhart collection.
Montacute's formal gardens are perfect for a stroll and include a collection of roses, mixed borders and famous wobbly hedges. Waymarked walks lead around the wider estate, which encompasses St Michael's Hill.
Lying in secluded privacy in its own valley, Stourhead features one of the world's finest 18th-century landscape gardens. A magnificent lake is central to the design, and there are classical temples, enchanting grottos and rare and exotic trees. The Hoare family history can be uncovered at Stourhead House, a majestic Palladian mansion housing a unique Regency library with fabulous collections of Chippendale furniture and paintings, all set amid delightful lawns and parkland. Stourhead is at the heart of a 1,072-hectare (2,650-acre) estate where chalk downs, ancient woods and farmland are managed for nature conservation.
Museums & Zoos
A major attraction for over 200 years, with plenty to do above and below ground.
Dinosaurland Fossil Museum is housed in a magnificent building. It aims to show people aged 5 to 85 just how exciting and wonderful the world of fossils and dinosaurs really is.
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.
This museum has the largest collection of navel aircraft anywhere in Europe together with the first British Concorde which you can go on-board and visit the cockpit.
The Haynes Motor Museum holds over 400 amazing cars and bikes from nostalgic classics of the 50's and 60's, glorious Bentleys and Rolls Royces to exciting super cars like the Jaguar XJ220
As featured on the BBC's Animal Park. Get close to lions, tigers, and giraffe in the UK's first Safari Park; get lost in the Longleat Hedge Maze, take a sea lion escorted cruise on the Safari Boats, journey on the Longleat Railway, marvel at the treasures and heirlooms of Longleat House and much much more...your day at Longleat will never be enough! To best enjoy your day purchase the Passport Ticket to explore all of the attractions.
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.
Stonehenge stands impressively as a prehistoric monument of unique importance, a World Heritage Site, surrounded by remains of ceremonial and domestic structures - some older than the monument itself. Many of these features - earthworks, burial mounds and other circular ‘henge’ monuments - are accessible by road or public footpath. Stonehenge’s orientation on the rising and setting sun has always been one of its remarkable features. Whether this was simply because the builders came from a sun-worshipping culture, or because - as some scholars believe - the circle and its banks were part of a huge astronomical calendar, remains a mystery. To complete your journey, visit the superb gift shop and the Stonehenge Cafe. Audio tour available in ten languages; easy disabled access; hearing loop and Braille guide available.
STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway is housed in a beautifully restored Grade II railway building in the heart of the former Swindon railway works. The Museum tells the story of the men and women who built, operated and travelled on the Great Western Railway - 'God’s Wonderful Railway' - a railway network that, through the pioneering vision and genius of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, was regarded as the most advanced in the world. Steam is open 10:00-17:00 daily.
SS Great Britain
Slimbridge is home to an astounding array of wildlife including the world's largest collection of swans.
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.
A unique all weather attraction, Pirate ship, Adventure Exhibition Hall, Vintage Cars, Victorian Street, Safari Train, Pets Centre, Goat Walking, Restaurant.
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.
Devon Railway Centre is a popular Devon Tourist attraction, offers a unique railway experience and boasts a host of attractions in one location. We offer an interactive fun filled day out. Our two railways give unlimited train rides along the Exe Valley and opportunities for you to become involved! Children can wave the flag to start our trains.
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.