Powderham Castle, Devon
Take the children to a real life castle whilst on your family break in Devon; set in a historic deer park on the banks of the River Exe, just a few miles from the county town of Exeter, you can wander about the tranquil American Woodland Garden, the fragrant Rose Garden, and the Walled Garden, where children can see the animals in Pets Corner and play in the fort in the play area. Take a guided tour of the house, see the magnificent rooms and hear all about the history of this enchanting family home. Enjoy a leisurely light lunch or cream tea in the café; take your time and soak up the peaceful atmosphere.
Open: Apr-Oct, Sun-Fri 11.00am-4.30pm 23rd July-1st Sept 11.00am-5.30pm. NB: The castle is sometimes closed for private functions.