The Gnome Reserve and Wildflower Garden
Enjoy a magical day out with the family and join in the fun by becoming a gnome for the day (gnome hats and fishing road free of charge)! An unique experience, the 4 acre reserve includes a woodland, stream, pond, meadow and garden whilst also being home to over 1000 gnomes and pixies. Included in the admission fee, visitors can also explore the wildflower trail. Over 250 species of wild flowers, herbs and grasses lead the way to the pond.
The Milky Way Adventure Park
The Milky Way Adventure Park has attractions to suit all ages come rain or shine. Take a ride on the Cosmic Typhoon roller coaster, bump around on the droid destroyer dodgems and have a great time in North Devon's biggest indoor adventure play area which boasts assault courses and slides designed for both adults and children!
Trethorne Leisure Park
Trethorne Leisure Park is a fantastic day out near Launceston. Over an acre of outdoor play areas and indoor play areas offer hours of fun for both children and adults alike. The animal barn is home to many friendly faces including ponies, goats, llamas, cows and pigs. Visitors can also participate in animal activities such as hand milking cows, bottle feeding calves and visitors can also hold the guinea pigs and rabbits. There are also 8 lanes for ten pin bowling, a dodgems rink, games arcade and more!
Hartland Abbey and Gardens
Open from the end of March until October, Hartland Abbey welcomes many visitors into its gardens and grounds. Built in the 12th century, Hartland Abbey used to be a monastery before becoming the much-loved home of the Stucley family whose treasures and memorabilia can still be found. The 18th century walled and woodland gardens, walks and parkland offer visitors extensive grounds to explore and also to enjoy the stunning valley which leads down to the Atlantic coves and cottage at Blackpool Mill which was used in the BBC adaptation of Sense and Sensibility.
Steeped in legend and mystery; Tintagel Castle is said to be the birthplace of King Arthur and is also featured in the tale of Tristan and Isolde. Set high on the North Cornwall coast, the castle offers dramatic views which makes for a perfect day trip and a magical day out. History stretches back as far as the Romans and Tintagel Castle is one of the most iconic visitor attractions in the south west. The castle offers an events programme throughout the year which provides great fun for the family with events such as the Tales of King Arthur and the Easter Adventure Quest. You can also visit Merlin's Cave which is located nearby.
The Alpaca Park
One hundred acres of Devon countryside with many walking trails from which visitors can see herds of alpaca graze or visitors can choose to amble round with an alpaca. Enjoy a cream tea in the tea room with scones home baked to order.
RAF Davidstow Moor Memorial Museum
Davidstow Moor was an important military airfield during WWII but today the museum stands in honour to those who served and their acts of bravery. The museum is housed in the former sergeants shower block and offers a rich history of the wartime years with lots of authentic memorabilia on display. Photographs tell the story of the airfield and the personnel who served from 1942-1945. The museum is open daily from 10.30am to 4pm from Easter until the end of October.
Tamar Shooting Ground
Why not try a day of clay pigeon shooting whilst on your holidays? Join Nigel Bond, five time member of the England ABT Shooting team, at Tamar Shooting Ground in the rolling countryside of the South West. The site offers sporting in wooded valleys, clay pigeon shooting to suit all abilities, simulated game shooting plus free coaching and advice when required.
Bude Surfing Experience
A friendly surf school offering surfing lessons for beginner to advanced boarders plus SUP lessons on Summerleaze beach.
Coles Mill Stables
A fun and friendly riding centre offering lessons to all ages and abilities.
Tamar Lakes Country Park
Visitors can learn a new sport or hire a range of equipment such as pedaloes and rowing boats at Tamar Lakes Country Park. There is a large lake walk and cycle trail making the park great for walkers and cyclists too. The outdoor activity centre offers a range of water sports such as sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and canoeing.
Museum of Witchcraft
Found by the harbour at Boscastle, the Museum of Witchcraft is one of the most popular in Cornwall. It houses the largest collection of witchcraft related items in the world! Visitors can learn about sacred sites, healing, magic, fortune telling and lots more. There are many interesting sights to see including a scold's bridle, mandrakes, a Ouija board and spirit bottles. It is the perfect place to find out everything you need to know about Witchcraft and Wizardry!
Visitors are welcomed to explore the Kingsley Museum and the Fisherman's Cottage plus the Clovelly Court Gardens in this charming village. A specific highlight is Owl Magic where visitors will learn all about birds of prey and can watch live demonstrations of the birds. In the harbour, there are boating and diving opportunities. Older children can also visit the Clovelly Silk and Pottery Craft Workshops were they can make their own silk scarf or clay pot.
Daphne du Mauriers Smugglers Museum
With one of the finest collections of smuggling collections in the country, the museum tells the tales of wreckers and smugglers over the last 300 years. The museum is a great way to spend the day and delves into the past whilst also hosting The History of Jamaica Inn; an educational and historical show the recounts the myths and legends associated with Jamaica Inn and Cornwall.
This outdoor activity offers visitors the chance to learn the ancient skill of archery with themed archery ranges and moving targets available.
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