Whats on in Devon and surrounding area whilst enjoying your holiday

Heart of Devon Farm Holidays 
Events and activities taking place during your stay in Devon


 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 


Places to visit........


Local Towns

Tiverton, on the River Exe, and winner of a Best Market Town award has a fascinating museum of local history. Crediton has some good specialist shops and the ancient church of St Boniface. Many of the towns in the Heart of Devon have regular farmer's markets where you can chat to the producers and sample local produce for which the region is rightly famous.  Cullompton was the first  town in Devon to hold it's own Farmer's Market.

The cathedral city of Exeter has a fascinating history and is a lively cultural centre with its university and its combination of ancient and modern buildings. Princesshay is a vibrant new shopping centre with major chainstores & individual retailers.  The quayside has a variety of craft and antique shops. Boats and bikes can be hired to enable you to explore further along the canal.

Pretty Villages, historic houses & gardens

There are many picturesque rural villages to explore, steeped in history with quaint houses, pretty churches, local shops and often a village pub, serving  local cider, ale & home cooked food.
Fursdon House  with its' long family history, is an appealing privately owned historic house, garden and tea room open in the summer.
Killerton, renowned for its' historical fashion collections and 'Bear Hut' and Knightshayes, a victorian country house with richly decorated interiors are two National Trust properties in the area, both are fascinating houses with picturesque gardens & lovely parkland walks.

Coasts & Moors

Staying in the  Heart of Devon means that  you are never too far away from the rolling hills and wooded valleys of Exmoor or the rugged granite tors & open moorland of Dartmoor.  Both the North & South coasts are easily accessible, including Saunton Sands with its'  two miles of sandy beach, which boasts a Blue Flag award and the pebbly beach and red cliffs of Budleigh Salterton which forms part of the famous Jurrassic Coast.

     Things to do........

Action & Adventure

Diggerland guarantees a fun filled, exciting and action packed day out for children and adults of all ages. Children (and adults if they don't want to miss out!)have the opportunity to ride in and drive different types of construction machinery including dumper trucks, mini  and giant diggers.
Quad World is an excellent place for a family looking for fun and thrills.  Even if you have never ridden a quad before it is not a problem as full tuition on a one to one basis is provided.  There is a full range of quads to suit children of all ages and larger more powerful ones for adults.
Crealy Adventure Park is a great day out whatever the weather with exciting rides, large indoor play areas and animal barn.
Go Ape! is an award winning high wire forest adventure course of extreme rope bridges, tarzan swings and zip slides, based in Haldon Forest near Exeter .


Walking & Cycling 

Devon has so much to offer walkers, there are many interesting scenic walks & public footpaths in and around the local towns & villages as well as some longer walks such as along the Exe Valley way & the Grand Western Canal.  Exmoor & Dartmoor are a rambler's paradise with so much open moorland to discover & explore.

Devon is a good choice for those who enjoy cycling.  There are lots cycleways in Devon suitable for all abilities, many  of them family friendly,  including a section of the Westcountry Way which runs along the quiet and peaceful towpath of the Grand Western Canal.  Bike hire is available on many of the main cycle  routes.

Golf & Fishing

There are several  golf courses in the Mid Devon area including ones at Tiverton & Cullompton  and a driving range at Tiverton Parkway.

For those who like to fish, the area has a good choice of well stocked lakes & ponds, including West Pitt Farm & Bussells Farm who also provide accommodation which can be found on this website.

                                                                   

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