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Fun Things To Do While Staying at Pure Bliss – The Lodge At The Spa

Finlake Horse Riding Centre

Phone: 01626 852096    Webfinlakeridingcentre

Horse riding for everyone.  All ages and standards of riders are catered for. Hacking through 130 acres of private parkland and rolling countryside. Lessons from beginners right the way up to advanced

TREE TOP ADVENTURETree top adventure

Experience freedom in the tree tops

The Rock Centre, based at Finlake holiday park, near Chudleigh only 15 minutes from Dart Rock has a fantastic tree top experience. Why not combine your activities with us with a half day session swinging through the trees? PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL NEED TO CALL THE ROCK CENTRE ON 07974 852392 TO BOOK THIS ACTIVITY – THE ROCK CENTRE IS AN ASSOCIATE PARTNER SEPERATE FROM DART ROCK AND WE DO NOT DEAL WITH THEIR BOOKINGS.

 

Check out the website HERE

 


THE BUNKER@Stover

Our newest venture has seen the club partner with The Bunker, the indoor golf and sports simulators. No longer will rainy days affect your ability to play when you can enjoy the hospitality and warmth of this amazing system.

The building houses 3 large bays with simulators, each one able to provide the ideal location for golf no matter the weather. A great addition to your society day or general practice.

FANTASTIC RELAXED SETTING

The Bunker Indoor Golf & Multi-Sport facility provides a relaxed setting for budding golfers and complete beginners.
Our vision sets golfers of any ability free in our indoor space to hone their games or to practice for the very first time.  All bays can be set up regardless of experience meaning friends of all levels can play side by side – great for social events, corporate days or team building.

With over 190 courses to choose from

Iconic courses such as Celtic Manor 2010, Carnoustie, Pebble Beach, to name just a few, will be the backdrop for golfers to test their games on the latest, most state of the art indoor golf software available.

The Golf Simulator Has All Of The Following Game Modes:

Play on the course
Driving range
Nearest the pin
Longest drive
Bunker and short game practice
Putting challenges

The Bunker Indoor Golf & Multi Sport Centre for bookings or further details

Email: thebunkerindoorgolf@gmail.com


Unique Devon Tours

Web:  Unique Devon Tours

Address: 3 Moorland Avenue, Denbury, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 6EU

Unique Devon Tours is a company offering exclusive guided tours of Devon and the surrounding area for small groups of up to six people. We offer a series of one day tours, or tours can be tailor-made according to the interests of the people in the party. Unique Devon Tours has linked up with many other attractions to provide private guided tours. Such places include Exeter Cathedral, Dartmoor Prison Museum, Start Point Lighthouse, Greenway, the Britannia Royal Naval College, Plymouth Gin, several vineyards, and many others.


Stover Golf Club Ltd

Web:  Stover Golf Club

Address: Newton Abbot, TQ12 6QQ

Fancy a game of golf while on holiday? This is a really nice course and they have drop in lessons for children weekly which are made great fun by the excellent pro and so they are very well attended and enjoyed by kiddies.

 

 


House of Marbles


Web: House of Marbles

Address: The Old Pottery, Pottery Road, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9DS

The House of Marbles is a working glass, toys and games factory set in a historic pottery. Well worth visiting. Discover traditional and modern glass making technics at work, visit museums of games, glass, pottery and marbles.


Virtual Jet Centre


WebVirtual Jet Centre

Address: Chudleigh, TQ13 0FJ

Unique 737-800 flight simulator experience.Ultimate experience for individuals, couples, families and groups.  Pricey, but well worth it!

 

 

 


Canonteign Waterfalls and Country Park

WebCanonteign Falls

Address Exeter EX6 7RH

Canonteign Falls is a waterfall in the historic tything of Canonteign in the Teign Valley and Dartmoor National Park near Chudleigh, South Devon, England.It is 220 feet (70 m) high and is one of the highest waterfalls in England. It was created in 1890 by diverting a stream over the edge of a cliff

 


Stover Country Park and Nature Reserve


WebStover Country Park

Address: Newton Abbot, TQ12 6QG

Stover Country Park contains over 114 acres of woodland, heathland, grassland, lake and marsh and a substantial variety of wildlife. It is a site of special scientific interest meaning it is protected by law to conserve its wildlife and geology. it has also been given the Green Flag Award status for 15 years in a row, meaning that it is one of the best green spaces in Britain.

 

 

 


Becky Falls Woodland Park


Web:Becky Falls

Address: Manaton, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 9UG

Voted Devon’s top beauty spot and chosen as one of the WWF’s amazing family days out. Woodland park with features such as a children’s zoo, woodland trail and crafts.

 

 


Dawlish Warren Beach


WebDawlish Warren

Address: Dawlish Warren, EX7 0NF

Dawlish Warren is a Blue Flag beach (very safe beach for tourists).  It stretches out to 1.5 miles with plenty of sand dunes.

Download Dawlish Warren Leaflet

Download Dawlish Warren Dog Walking Guide here


Bygones

Webhttps://bygones.co.uk/

Address: Fore Street, St. Marychurch Torquay, TQ1 4PR

A family-friendly attraction with 3 floors of British history (Victorians, Railways, Fifties), nostalgia, authentic curiosities, interactive displays.

 

 

 

 


Babbacombe Model Village


WebModel-Village

Address : Hampton Avenue, Babbacombe, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3LA

Thousands of miniature buildings, people and vehicles, along with animated scenes and touches of English humour, capture the essence of England’s past, present and future.

 

 


Dartmoor National Park

Web:  Dartmoor National Park

Address: National Park Visitor Centre, Haytor TQ13 9XT – Lower car park on B3387

Wild, open moorlands and deep river valleys, with a rich history and rare wildlife, Dartmoor is a unique place. Walking, cycling, horse riding, canoeing, climbing, etc.

 

 

 


Trago Mills


WebTrago Mills

Address: Newton Abbot, TQ12 6JD

Trago is a huge independent discount retailer and a garden centre. It’s also a Family Fun Park and it is based near by. It is set amongst 110 acres with views out towards Dartmoor and you’ll find the cheapest local place for vehicle fuel!


Torquay’s Dinosaur World

Torquay
Torquay’s Dinosaur World is an fun interactive indoor exhibition that brings the world of
dinosaurs to life! See amazing life-size and scaled dinosaurs, learn about their lives,
discover incredible fossils, enjoy our fun family quiz to win a Dinosaur Expert Certificate
and even sit on a deadly dinosaur! Whether you are a little dinosaur fan, or even a big
one, there’s something for everyone to get their teeth into!
01803 298779
http://www.torquaysdinosaurworld.co.uk/
Address: 3 Victoria Parade,
Torquay,
Devon, TQ1 2BB


Exeter Cathedral

Exeter
Exeter Cathedral is a testament to the creativity, skill and devotion of those who built it.
Dating back 900 years, it is one of England’s most beautiful medieval cathedrals and
one of the finest examples of decorated Gothic architecture in this country. It is most
famous for its two Norman towers, impressive west front carvings and the longest
unbroken stretch of Gothic vaulting in the world. Of note are the Minstrels’ Gallery, the
15 Century Astronomical Clock, a complete set of Misericords and the highly decorated
tombs, bosses and corbels. The library contains the famous ‘Exeter Book’ of AngloSaxon verse, the Exon Domesday and many other historical documents. Visitor
facilities include a well-stocked shop and onsite café, serving a range of light lunches,
afternoon teas and light snacks. The Cathedral prides itself on its choral tradition which
dates back nearly 900 years. At 17.30 on most weekdays the Cathedral Choir sing
Evensong. The service is free to attend, lasts 45 minutes, and everyone is welcome to
attend.
01392 285983
https://www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk/
Address: The Cloisters, Exeter,
Devon, EX1 1HS


Rock Solid Coasteering


WebRock Solid Coasteering

Address: Maidencombe, TQ1 4SU

Whether you’re a seasoned adrenaline junkie or a complete novice we will kit you up like a super hero and take you on a swashbuckling banter infused journey through time. We got the craziest leaps, most impossible climbs, the sexiest seals and the deepest darkest caves!

 


Diggerland at Verbeer Manor


WebDiggerlandAddress:  Verbeer Manor, Willand, Cullompton EX15 2PE

Diggerland is The Ultimate Adventure UK Theme Park Experience where children and adults alike can ride, drive and operate REAL diggers, dumpers and other full- size construction machinery. Located in Kent, Devon, Durham and Yorkshire, Diggerland is the perfect destination for action, fun and thrill packed family days out.


Woodlands Family Theme Park

Web: Woodlands Family Theme Park

Address: Blackawton, Dartmouth, TQ9 7DQ

If you are looking for a wonderful family day out in Devon which is suitable for all ages a trip to Woodlands Family Theme Park should be top of your list. As one of Devon’s largest Family attractions there is something to entertain everyone in the family from little ones to grandparents. Devon’s largest family theme park at Woodlands, Dartmouth, South Devon – a perfect day out for all the family whatever the weather.

Occombe Farm


Web: Occombe Farm     Address: Preston Down Road, Paignton, TQ3 1RN

Occombe Farm is a working farm in South Devon that is open to the public. There’s no charge to come and visit us and parking is free, so come and wander around the farm and explore our fantastic 2km nature trail, bustling with wildlife and beautiful views of the surrounding woodland.

South Devon Railway

Web: South Devon Railway     Address: South Devon Railway, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0DZ

The multi-award winning South Devon Railway is one of Devon’s and the West Country’s best loved tourist attractions and is the longest established steam railway in the south west.

The SDR is a seven mile former Great Western Railway branch line, built in 1872, which runs along the stunning valley of the River Dart between Buckfastleigh and Totnes. We run steam trains with heritage rolling stock and offer a wonderful all day, all weather attraction for families and people of all ages.

 


Pennywell Farm

Web:  Pennywell Farm     Address:  Lower Dean,  Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0LT

Treat your family to a full day of family fun and animal action at Pennywell Farm. With a different activity, show or display every half hour, hundreds of friendly animals and four FREE rides, you won’t waste a single minute. Bottle feed baby animals, race ferrets, meet hedgehogs, explore ponds and enjoy fantastic entertainers every day during the Devon school holidays. You can even cuddle one of the world famous Pennywell Miniature piglets or groom and pamper our very sociable pint sized ponies.

Newton Abbot Race Course


Web:  Newton Abbot Racecourse     Address:  Newton Abbot,  Devon, TQ12 3AF

Newton Abbot is the leading summer jumping racecourse in the UK. Set in the rolling Devon countryside, you are guaranteed great racing and great fun.

Sharpham Vineyard and Cheese Dairy


Web:  Sharpham Vineyard     Address:  Sharpham Estate,  Ashprington, Totnes,  Devon, TQ9 7UT

Sharpham Vineyard is set in one of Devon’s most magical locations. The beautiful 550 acre estate is set on the bank of the River Dart, with 12,000 vines basking in the sun on the south facing slopes. A range of English red and white wines are produced, which consistently win awards at National and International level, including the UKVA Most Outstanding Wine 2010 for the Estate Selection. The Estate also has a herd of 80 Jersey cows that graze the grassland whose milk is used for a range of handmade soft cheeses. The cheese dairy has viewing windows so visitors can view the process. Sharpham Vineyard offers a range of tours, which include a scenic walk around the vineyard and along the river bank followed by a tasting of a selection of the wines and cheese.


Powderham Castle

Web:  Powderham Castle     Address:  Powderham,  Kenton,  Exeter,  Devon, EX6 8JQ

A visit to Powderham Castle is an enchanting day out for all its visitors. Fascinating guided tours of this magnificent 600 year old Castle.

Visit the Walled Garden Play Area & Pets Corner, home to our friendly pets and adventure play castle, get close to the deer on a deer park safari (available daily in the school holidays) or simply take time to relax and enjoy the stunning views.

 


Sea Kayak


Web:  Sea Kayak Devon     Address: Coronation Dinghy Park, Coombe Road,  Dartmouth, TQ6 9PQ

Sea Kayak Devon offers guided kayak trips on the stunning coastline around Dartmouth. Highly qualified guides will take you to secluded sandy beaches, help you get up close to amazing wildlife, discover spectacular rocky islands, explore hidden coves and paddle through secret caves that are only accessible by kayak. Individuals, groups and families are all welcome and no experience is required. They use the very latest equipment to ensure that you are comfortable and their kayaks are stable and glide easily through the water. You can even take a big stable double kayak so children as young as 5 can join in the fun! Try a taster session or join them for a full day adventure and picnic in a beautiful spot away from the crowds. They also offer overnight trips where you can relax by a campfire and learn bush craft skills from your guide. For those looking to take their kayaking to the next level Sea Kayak Devon offer a range of more advanced courses.


The Donkey Sanctuary

Web:  The Donkey Sanctuary     Address: Sidmouth, Devon EX10 0NU

The Donkey Sanctuary’s working farm is home to donkeys, mules and hinnies, large and small. At the heart of the sanctuary near Sidmouth, visitors can come and say hello to some of the hundreds of donkeys waiting to meet them – completely free of charge. The resident donkeys love to meet new people and their unique characters and stories are ready to be discovered. Explore the sanctuary’s new indoor attractions including Visitor Centre, Understanding Donkeys Zone and Dr Svendsen’s Hut, and find out just why donkeys are so special. No visit is complete without visiting Dr Svendsen’s Hut to learn the story of the sanctuary’s much-loved founder. There are also guided walks, scenic trails, meet the groom sessions twice daily, the Nature Centre and a Maze to lose yourself in, as well as regular events held throughout the year and activities during school holidays.

Salcombe Brewery

Web:  Salcombe Brewery     Address: Estuary View, Ledstone Cross, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 4BL

Salcombe Brewery Co. gladly welcomes visitors for tours and brew days. there is also a shop where you can buy the full range of hand-crafted, artisan beers, clothing and merchandise. Tours of the brewery offer visitors the chance to meet the brewers and learn about the process of brewing. Following the tour, there is the opportunity to sample the beers in the Taproom bar. Brewery tours are held on Thursdays, during high season, they take place weekly and during the winter, monthly. The tours are from 15:00 – 17:00.

 

 

 


Star Point Lighthouse


Web:  Star Point Lighthouse     Address: Start Point, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 2ET

Start Point in South Devon is one of the most exposed peninsulas on the English Coast, running sharply almost a mile into the sea on the South side of Start Bay near Dartmouth. Start Point Lighthouse at the end of the headland, has guided vessels in passage along the English Channel for over 150 years. The walk up to Start Point Lighthouse is one of the best coastal walks in South Devon, along the South West Coast Path. The dramatic cliffs and stunning coastal landscape is breathtaking – and can be done as a short walk or part of a longer trek across the Coast Path. Extend your walk towards Beesands and Torcross, or East Prawle and Salcombe – you may even see seals or dolphins out at sea – and a host of sea birds and birds of prey.

Paignton Zoo


Web:  Paignton Zoo      Address: Totnes Road, Paignton,  Devon, TQ4 7EU

Come and explore the big wild world at Paignton Zoo, the King of Zoos! Come rain or shine – Paignton Zoo is the perfect family day out that everyone will enjoy. One of Britain’s top zoo’s, Paignton Zoo is home to some of the planet’s rarest and most amazing animals. Discover all your favourites, including gorillas and orang-utans, giraffes, lions, tigers and rhinos, and some unusual animals too. A must-see is the Crocodile Swamp. Here, amid the lush tropical foliage and steamy atmosphere, you can come face-to-face with huge crocodiles plus large snakes, turtles and fish – enter if you dare! Then there’s Amphibian Ark, the Avian Breeding Centre and Monkey Heights.


Dartmouth Castle


Web:  Dartmouth Castle      Address: Castle Road, Dartmouth,  Devon, TQ6 0JN

One of the most picturesquely- sited fortresses in England. For over six hundred years Dartmouth Castle has guarded the narrow entrance to the Dart Estuary and the busy, vibrant port of Dartmouth. This fascinating complex of defences was begun in 1388 by John Hawley, privateering mayor of Dartmouth and the prototype of the flamboyant ‘Shipman’ in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. About a century later the townsmen added the imposing and well- preserved ‘gun tower’, probably the very first fortification in Britain purpose-built to mount ‘ship-sinking’ heavy cannon. Climb to the top for breathtaking views across the estuary and see how it could be blocked in wartime by a heavy chain. Unusually incorporating the fine church of St Petrox, the castle saw action during the Civil War, and continued in service right up until World War II. Successive up-dating included the Victorian ‘Old Battery’ with its remounted heavy guns, guardrooms and maze of passages to explore.

There are so many towns that offer so many more things to do….here is a taster of what you will find if you enjoy a day trip to Brixham on The English Riviera

The Golden Hind

In Brixham. Lovely walk down the promenade.

Cost: Adult £7, Child £5, Family ticket £20, Senior £5

Website: www.goldenhind.co.uk

Comments: The Golden Hind in Brixham Harbour, is one of only two full sized replicas in the world of 16th century explorer and privateer Sir Francis Drake’s famous ship.

 

 

Weferry Sunset Cruise With Dinner

In Brixham, stroll down the promenade to the ferry.

Cost: £22 for 2.5 hour sunset cruise with drinks and dinner included.

Website: www.weferry.co.uk/sunset-cruises-rockfish-fish-chips-supper

Comments: There are also vegan and gluten free options on the menu.

Shoalstone Pool

Shoalstone Pool

In Brixham

Cost: £0

Website: http://shoalstonepool.com/

Comments:

Shoalstone Sea Water Pool is one of only a few remaining sea water pools in the country. It is a 50m outdoor seawater pool and it is a lovely place to relax, take a dip and enjoy the fantastic views of Torbay.

Brixham Theatre

In Brixham

Cost: Approx. £10 p.p.

Website: http://www.brixhamtheatre.uk/

Comments: There are a wide variety of shows on.

Greenway House

In Brixham

Cost: Free if you are a National Trust member and approx. £13 for non members.

 

Website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/greenway

Comments: This was Agatha Christie’s holiday home, now looked after by the National Trust.

There is always a lot on here, please see https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/greenway/whats-on

Steamtrain

In Brixham

Cost: £18

Website: https://www.dartmouthrailriver.co.uk/

Comments: Step back in time to the 1950’s when steam trains were the way to travel….

At Greenway House and Garden, you can take a nostalgic trip and travel around The English Riviera the way Agatha Christie used to – by steam train. They have quite a few good events on the steam trains.

One Hour Wildlife Sea Cruise

In Brixham, stroll down the promenade to the ferry.

Cost: £7.50

Website: https://www.funfishtrips.co.uk/brixham-wildlife-sea-fari-cruise/

Comments: Enjoy a 1 hour breathtaking coastal scenery cruise of Torbay while we search for a vast array of wildlife. You are likely to spot Cormorants, Shags, Herons, Kittywakes, Gannets and perhaps the odd Peregrin Falcon; in addition to Grey Atlantic Seals or (if you are lucky) even a pod of Dolphins!

Tours From Brixham

Paddlesteamer to Kingswear Castle

Take the steamtrain from Greenway, Brixham.

Website: https://www.dartmouthrailriver.co.uk/ and https://www.paddlesteamerkc.co.uk/

Comments: This is the UK’s only coal fired paddle steamer

 

Dartmouth or Torquay Day Cruises

In Brixham, stroll down the promenade to the ferry.

Cost:

Website:

https://www.dartmouthrailriver.co.uk/explore

Comments:

Dartmouth Day Cruise – an exciting day adventure to the lovely historic Port of Dartmouth.

Sea Kayak Devon

In Brixham. Just by the marina and beach.

Cost: varies

Website: https://www.seakayakdevon.co.uk/

Comments:

Guided family trips… Skills courses… Overnight Kayak adventures!

This is a fabulous way to explore Devon’s stunning coastline. Individuals, groups and families are all welcome and no experience is required.

Brixham Yacht Club

In Brixham. Lovely walk down the promenade.

Cost: £TBA

Website: https://www.brixhamyachtclub.com/

Comments: Founded in 1937, the Brixham Yacht Club is recognised as one of the premier clubs on the south coast of England, as it continues to grow in both membership and stature. One and two week temporary membership available.

Global Geopark

In Brixham

Cost: Free entry for events

Website: http://www.englishrivierageopark.org.uk/
Comments: In 2007 the English Riviera was designated a UNESCO Global Geopark and is one of just 7 sites in the UK and Ireland to hold this special status and there are only 140 of these sites in the world! A Geopark is an area of globally recognised, unique geological interest, designated by UNESCO.

There are loads of opportunities to explore the stunning scenery of the Geopark – kayaking, diving, coasteering, sea-fishing and more – plus walking this beautiful stretch of the South West Coast Path is a must.

South West Rib Rides

In Brixham just by the marina and beach.

Cost: £ various

Website: https://www.southwestribrides.co.uk/

Comments: Southwest Rib Rides is Torbay’s only speed boat ride, offering a range of trips for the whole family. Explore the beautiful Torbay coastline from the comfort and safety of their fantastic rib ‘Go Ballistic’.

 

Battery Gardens Museum

In Brixham

Cost: £0

Website: http://www.brixhambattery.net/
Comments: Not only does Battery Gardens boast one of the most panoramic views in the bay, it is also a Scheduled Monument and World War II Coastal Defence Battery.

 

 

Brixham Buccaneers

Brixham

Cost: £0

Website: https://www.torbay.gov.uk/media/7363/buccaneer.pdf

Comments: Blackbeard’s Trail is described as a lovely, moderate, circular walk of about 2.5 miles, overlooking the town, harbour and sea from the northern side. Buccaneers Way is a moderate circular walk of about two miles, offering wonderful views.

Brixham Art and Craft Market

Brixham

Cost: Free entry

Website: https://www.facebook.com/BrixhamPannierMarket/

Comments: Brixham Art and Craft Market is held every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at The Scala Hall open 09:30 – 15:00 or under the Old Fish Market right on the harbour side in the centre of Brixham, transforming the beautiful harbour area into a shoppers’ haven. There are a few different markets in Brixham including The Brixham Sunday Market, which takes place on the second and fourth Sunday of every month from 10 am -4 pm along Fore Street.

Folk Nights

In Brixham. Lovely walk down the promenade.

Cost: £3

Website: The programme is organised by Anne and Steve Gill – further information and can be reached on 01803 290427.

The Old Coaching Inn on Fore Street.

Comments: Folk Nights are held on the first Friday of each month at 8pm.

Share an evening of Folk Music, in all its wonderful varieties. The evening starts and ends with music from regular performers, with an open floor slot for all comers to show their folk music talents – song or instrumental. There are also some special guest nights every few months. Occasionally the Theatre is used to showcase artistes.

Brixham Comedy Grove

In Brixham. Lovely walk down the promenade.

Cost: £10 Advance (£13 on the door if available) Strictly over 18 years.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Comedian/Brixham-Comedy-Grove-804547586325499/

Comments: Classic professional comedy.

Jet Ski-ing

In Brixham. Just by the marina and beach.

Cost: varies

Website: https://jetsetgo.club/

Comments: You can go on a jetski-ing safari!

 

 

 

Festivals

Brixham is the home to many festivals so it is worth checking on the web to see if there are any fun festivals during your visit.

 

Escape Room – Paignton

Cost: £12.50 p.p

Website: https://www.escape-paignton.co.uk/

Comments: This is good fun.

Vue – Paignton

Cost: £5 per ticket.

Website:

https://www.myvue.com/cinema/torbay/whats-on

0345 308 4620

Comments: There is also an early bird price, so if you see a show in the morning and then go to the beach for example. The shows before around 10:00 are £3!
Comments: Have a go?!! Take the no 12 bus and it is 3 stops on from the marina.

And there is a lot more…

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