Quince Honey Farm, South Molton, Devon
When you’re on your large group holidays in North Devon make sure you earmark time to visit Quince Honey Farm near South Molton because it’s a wonderful place and it’s not the kind of family attraction you see that often. What started in 1949 with just two hives has grown to become home to over a million bees, and it’s still run by the same family as it was back then.
It’s surprising how much there is to do here so allow plenty of time for your visit and don’t by any means rush to take it all in; stroll around slowly and enjoy it. Start off with a walk around the nectar gardens, laid out in the shape of a honeycomb. Listen to a bee talk, join a guided tour of the farm, watch a beekeeping demonstration close up; delight your tastebuds with a honey tasting session, let the kids join in hands-on activities like candle rolling and Critter Encounters and for something really fascinating, book a beekeeping experience – they do 30 minute taster sessions or you can book up in advance for a whole day – a great idea for a birthday treat for any budding beekeeper.
There are indoor and outdoor play areas, a café and a shop that sells all manner of things made using the honey from the farm – lovely temptations like Devon Flower Honey and Exmoor Heather Honey (imagine that on your toast!), soap, candles, candle kits, honeycomb, and skin care products. And great news for the less able bodied – the whole site is access friendly.
Best to check the website for the latest opening times
T: 01769 572401 All information correct at the time of writing