Batavia
Great things to do near Batavia
Eastcott Vineyard
A small family run vineyard, it has 6 acres and specialises in internationally recognised sparkling English wines. Guided tours of the vineyard are available between April and September and wine sales take place between September and December on Thursday through to Saturday.


Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre
Home to the National Fairground Collection and the Fairground Heritage Trust, this attraction offers fascinating displays of fairground art and memorabilia and a vast array of vintage rides, stalls and shows. Themed events are also offered throughout the year and the centre is open from April to October every day except Tuesdays and Wednesdays.


Finch Foundry
Finch Foundry is the last working water-powered forge in England and the doorway to Dartmoor's industrial past. Visitors will get an insight into the life of workers in the 19th century and learn about the Finch family. It offers the chance to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the water wheels which power huge hammers, shears and sharpening stone.


Buckland Abbey
Part house and part museum, Buckland Abbey is a beautiful estate boasting meadows, woodlands and orchards and is home to over 700 years of history. Visitors can discover the Great Barn which has barely changed since it was built and find treasures throughout the estate. The Nave Gallery contains the Rambrandt self-portrait and is well worth a look. Exciting family events happen year round.


Morwellham Quay
This award-winning attractions forms part of a World Heritage site and features a historic port, village, copper mine and railway. Visitors can participate in the following: riding the copper mine train, learning traditional crafts, try chocolate making, experience the Victorian school, sample in the brewery, learn in the Victorian bakery, mining for copper, panning for gold and dress like Victorians.


Miniature Pony Centre
Located on the edge of Dartmoor, the Miniature Pony Centre is open 7 days a week from end of March to end of October. Visitors have the opportunity to meet the miniature ponies and tiny foals whilst also taking part in pony rides and talks throughout the day.


Birdwatching at Roadford Reservoir
Roadford Reservoir is the most important inland site for wildfowl in Devon all year round. There are two hides and many walks and rare species have been sighted here over the years. There are also healthy populations of bats and Hazel Dormouse.


Trethorne Leisure Park
A fantastic family day out and all weather tourist attraction, Trethorne Leisure Park has something for all the family. The park is home to a farm area, outside play areas and over 45,000sq ft of indoor play areas. The animal barn is home to ponies, goats, lambs and pigs and you can try your hand at bottle feeding the lambs and holding some of the smaller animals on offer. There are also 8 lanes for Ten Pin Bowling, Dodgems and a Games Arcade to keep you amused further.


Stone Lane Gardens
Situated on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, this 5 acre woodland garden is famous for National Collections of Birch trees and Alder trees and is home to the annual Mythic Garden sculpture exhibition. The gardens were created over 40 years by Kenneth Ashburner and it is a great place to spend the day or a few hours wandering around in the fresh outdoors.


Click here to close window.

Have you visited Batavia?

Click here to suggest a Great Thing you've done nearby ...