North Devon and the surrounding area has a wealth of things to do and see to suit all tastes.



A wonderful coastal town with activities for all ages. The beaches of Crookletts and Summerleaze, seawater swimming pool, the Canal and Breakwater, Bude has much to offer.



The Eden Project

Bodelva, Cornwall, PL24 2SG, Tel: (01726) 811911

Having the largest rainforest in captivity where you can explore the Eden jungle in the giant Rainforest Biome. Discover a global garden with plants that make the products we use everyday. With Visitor Centre, education building and places to eat, the Eden Project is a wonderful day out.


Ruby Trail - Cookworthy Forest

The Ruby Trail is accessible from various points, but we would advise joining at Cookworthy Forest (Forestry Commission) where there is plenty of parking.

Ruby Country is a beautiful, tranquil, un-spoilt and undiscovered area in the heart of rural Devon. Enclosed by Dartmoor, Exmoor and the north coast of Devon and Cornwall



Eastcott Vinyard 

An award winning 6 acre vineyard in central West Devon, nestling in a delightful vale, a few miles from Okehampton

Guided tours, with wine tasting, have won acclaim from Visit Devon and TripAdvisor.


Launceston Steam Railway

A narrow gauge steam railway running from the historic Cornish town of Launceston, through the glorious Kensey Valley, to the hamlet of Newmills.


RHS Rosemoor - Torrington

RHS Rosemoor is an enchanting garden situated in the Torridge Valley. It contains both formal and informal gardens as well a shop. restaurant and plant sales centre.



The Alpaca Park - Hallwill

The Alpaca Park is set in 100 acres of beautiful Devon countryside where visitors have the opportunity to observe these endearing creatures up close and personal. Watch as they graze, laze or play in their herds.



The Big Sheep - Bideford

The Big Sheep The BIG Sheep is one of North Devon's top attractions. Highlights include; Sheep Racing, Animatronic live Chicken Show, Horse Whispering,



New Mills Farm Park  - Launceston 

New Mills Farm Park great value, basic, FUN day out, for all the family, especially for toddlers and younger children.  



Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre - Lifton

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre present the National Fairground Collection. This is a facility unique in the UK, designed to capture the magic of a bygone age through exhibits, vintage engineering and stunning artwork displays. The Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre is a 45,000 square foot indoor attraction that provides a unique opportunity to discover “fun of the past”.



Cholwell Riding Stables

Situated on the A386 between Okehampton and Tavistock Cholwell Riding Stables is a family-run business that has been providing escorted rides and riding lessons on Dartmoor for nearly forty years.



There are also many places to eat out in the area, here is a small selection 




The Village Inn - Ashwater

The Village Inn has a thriving restaurant serving both pub grub and restaurant standard meals. Food is served every day from 12noon - 2.00pm and 6.00pm - 9.00pm. Take away Fish & Chips are also available weekdays between 6.00 - 7.00pm. Booking essential for Sunday Lunches and during peak season

Telephone: 01409 211200.


Bayview Inn - Widemouth

Lovely bar and restaurant overlooking Widemouth Bay

Seasonal produce served in the bar area, restaurants or on the decking and garden areas



Elements - Bude/Widemouth

Elements bar and restaurant is a modern bar and Italian restaurant, with cool sun deck plus incredible sea views. Food is locally sourced for added freshness and quality



Things to do and see

Eden Project
Cookworthy Forest
Eastcott Vinyard
Roadford Lake
Cholwell Riding
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The Village Inn
Village Inn Ashwater
Bay View Inn
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