Members attractions, days out and things to do in Devonshire’s Heartland, everthing from Tiverton Museum with its ever changing seasonal displays and Exhibitions to Horse drawn canal boats, Quad riding, Vineyards, Organic Farms, Fisheries, Cycle Hire, Badger Watching and More.
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Tiverton Museum – “A gem of a Museum” – has one of the best collections of social history in the South West. Recently voted 8th among the best small museums in the country by the ‘Independant’ newspaper, it is a museum for all the family to enjoy with fifteen galleries showing many aspects of the social, agricultural, domestic and industrial life of the area. Most galleries are accessible for wheelchair visitors. It is the home of the “Tivvy Bumper” locomotive 1442 which pulled the last train to Tiverton station in 1965.
It houses a research library linked with the Devon County records office and an extensive photographic archive. The Museum shop provides a wide range of gifts for adults and children.
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Abbotshood Cycle Hire – Halberton – Tel: 01884 820728
Offering cycle hire for all age groups £9.50 a day for adults, £6.50 for children, weekly rates available. Pick up from local public transport by arrangement.
Brittany Breaks Sight seeing tours and house parties in Brittany
Discover the delights of Brittany both inland and coastal. Travel by air conditioned minibus via Plymouth/Roscoff. Breaks available for groups and individuals.
Clifford Williams, Twye View, Little Silver, Tiverton, EX16 4LW
Tel 01884 252888
Email: info @brittanybreaks.co.uk
Chulmleigh Golf Course – Leigh Rd – Chulmleigh – Devon – Tel 01769 580519
One of the finest short eighteen hole course open to the public. The course is challenging to the most experienced golfer, yet interesting to anyone who wants to try the game. No handicap certificate is required. The Club House has tea, coffee, snacks and bar facilities. You can hire all you need from the proshop.
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Chulmleigh Old Fair – Various venues in Chulmleigh – Devon – Tel 01769 580276
22nd-27th July 2003 * 750th Anniverary * Ancient West country Fair held annually since 1253 when King Henry III granted a royal charter.
Different programme each day of the week, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday having a strong medieval theme, with visitors, residents and entertainers wearing medieval costume. Chulmleigh is off A377 halfway between Exeter and Barnstaple. Please telephone 01769 580276 for details.
Cobbaton Combat Collection – Umberleigh – Devon – Tel 01769 540740
This is a hobby, which got out of hand and explains why it is located in the owners home hamlet of Cobbaton. A schoolboys box of treasures has grown to over 50 World War II military vehicles, including tanks and artillery plus thousands of smaller items both military and civilian.
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Coldharbour Mill – Uffculme – Cullompton – Devon – Tel 01884 840960
Coldharbour Mill working wool museum, in the Devon heartland, house an impressive array of working spinning and weaving machines, two mill engines and an 1888 Lancashire boiler. Also on site the giant New World Tapestry, licensed Waterside Restaurant and Mill shop.
Crealy Adventure Park – Sidmouth Rd – Clyst St Mary – Tel 01392 233200
Magic, adventure, animals, rides and slides combine to unforgetable effect. Roller-coaster, go-karts and bumper boats. Cuddle the animals.Go wild in the UK’s greatest indoor adventure playground.
All Year – All Weather Maximum Fun Guaranteed !
Devon Badger Watch – East Stoodleigh Barton – Devon – Tel 01398 351506
A rare opportunity to observe these secretive animals as they go about their nightly lives. From the very edge of their natural sett, watch their enchanting antics from the comfort of our purpose built hide. Fascinating commentary on their lifestyle and the problems they face. Visitor centre and gifts. Places are limited so booking is essential.
Down St Mary Vineyard – The Old Mill – Crediton – Devon – Tel 01363 82300
Bernard Doe and Penelope Cowell Doe took over the vineyard in December 2001 and are working hard to ensure that the site realises its full potential. Two still table wines are made by judiciously blending the grape varieties: a fragrant dry and a flowery medium dry. Both make fine aperitifs and will complement fish, poultry and lightly seasoned vegetable and salad dishes. They are ideal for lunchtime drinking ! An award and accolade winning sparkling wine is also available. The winery is almost always open, but since we may be working in the vineyard or out making deliveries please telephone for information, visits and wine sales.
Goodiford Mill Fishery – Nr Cullompton – Tel: 01884 266233
Offering Fly & Coarse Fishing, Fishing Lodges available soon.
Horse-drawn Barge – Grand Western Horse Boat Co – Tel 01884 253345 The Wharf, Canal Hill, Tiverton Devon EX16 4HX – Devon’s Canal & Country Park
The West Country is priveliged to have one of only seven remaining traditional Horse-drawn Barges left in England today. It provides a peaceful and nostalgic journey into yesteryear as it wends it’s way gently through Devon Heartlands rolling countryside, to the rythmic clip-clop of a Shire horses hooves.
The canal is a peaceful tranquil place, its banks and towpath rich with wildlife.
Trips operate: March to December for groups, and Easter to October for public trips, operating to an advertised timetable, seat reservations advised. Barge covered (heated in winter), Daytime and Floodlit evening trips, Commentary, Menu, Bar, Snacks, Gifts, Toilets, Gift Shop, Boat Hire, Walks and Picnics.
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Four Ponds Fishery – Call Geraldine on 01398 331169
B&B;, Self Catering & Fishing. A warm friendly welcome awaits you, with very comfortable accommodation, private garden with lovely views, central for coast and moors.carp and coarse fishing also available with fish of outstanding quality, set in 12 peaceful acres of glorious devon countryside.
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Fursdon House – Cadbury, Thorverton – Devon – Tel 01392 860860
One of Devon’s oldest family homes 1259 – 2002. The Forsdons came to Fursdon in the reign of Henry III and have been here since. Visit the house and flow through the centuries, see the treasures and the history of twenty three generations of the family. Enjoy the gardens or one of the many walks on the estate.
Otter Nurseries Garden Centre, Ottery St Mary – 01404 815815
Spend a complete day out amidst the tranquil countryside of East Devon. This is a family run garden centre combining the traditional whilst keeping up with gardening chic! You will find a wealth of inspirational ideas for your home and garden. We have an excellent restaurant offering home cooked food and there is an acre of the garden centre under cover making the nurseries an ideal place to visit whatever the weather.
Waterbridge Golf Course Down St Mary, Crediton EX17 5LG
Waterbridge Golf Course, Angie & Gary Wren, Tel: 01363 85111
QUAD WORLD – Devon’s premier all-terrain off road fun
Tel 01884 33170 – Award winner in Recognition of Excellence.
Best small leisure facility in Devon. Fun for all the family. Come to Quad World where everyone can join in the fastest growing fun sport in the UK. Mini, Junior or Adult quads all the family can join in. Free Parking, Refreshments, Toilets, Changing Facilities.
Devonshire Traditional Breeds Centre – Downes – Crediton – Tel 01363 772430
Enjoy a pleasant walk around the pens and ponds and see a wide variety of chickens, bantams, geese, ducks and pheasants Devon Ruby Red Cattle and Devon Longwool sheep graze in the parkland. Visit the shop and plant nursery. We provide everything you need to keep birds – advice, housing, feed, bedding, books and of course the birds themselves.