Babbacombe Model Village
The South West's Great Big Miniature Park!Take time out from the hustle and bustle of every day life and feel on top of the world as you see it recreated in miniature. Thousands of miniature buildings, people and vehicles, along with animated scenes and touches of English humour, capture the essence of England's past, present and future. All set in 4 acres of beautiful award-winning gardens.
Buckfast Abbey was founded nearly a thousand years ago and stood for five hundred years before it was closed by Henry VIII. The present community of monks returned in 1882 and rebuilt Buckfast Abbey on its medival foundation, finishing the church in 1938.
Buckfast Abbey is famous for its stained glass, bee keeping and of course its tonic wine. Buckfast offers a visit filled with history, heritage, good food and fine shopping.
Enjoy exploring the trails and walks around the grounds. Want to take it easy? Then why not enjoy a horse and carriage ride and discover Cockington Village. (seasonal)
For the inquisitive, come and watch the wonderful demonstrations by skilled local craftsmen. See the glassblowing or watch the blacksmith at his forge, see the Artists at work in the Gallery. Take a journey back in time in the walled rose garden or learn about the Organic Kitchen Garden. Feeling peckish? then enjoy a spot of lunch at the excellent Tearooms cream teas a speciality, or just bring a picnic
HOORAY - Crealy's Summer Season has begun
The Big Six - Are you Brave enough to take on the biggest rides in Devon?
AHOY there me hearties! Jump aboard The Flying Dutchman and swing through the air on the Pirate Ship. Splash down from the dizzy heights of the Tidal Wave Log Flume and hold on tight as you swirl through the flowing water of the Vortex.
Gallop away on the Victorian Carousel and drop down to earth on the Meteorite. Climb aboard Maximus the Roman Coaster as it races along at high speeds through drops and twists.
Exciting news! Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park has now been granted a Zoo License. This means you'll soon be able to visit our meerkats and marmoset monkeys.
Home of Agatha Christie - Greenway
- Enjoy the adventure of arriving by ferry at Greenway Quay.
- Use our touch screens to learn about writing and archaeology.
- Explore the garden and estate on a network of walks.
Making the most of your day
Kents Cavern is a spectacular natural cave on the coast of south Devon.
Undoubtedly Kents Cavern is one of the most special caves in the country. The incredible geology and rich archaeological heritage of the cave has been astounding scientists and visitors alike for centuries.
ARE THE CAVES OPEN ALL YEAR?
Yes: Kents Cavern is open every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day and closed for 1 week in January.
DO WE HAVE TO GO ON A GUIDED TOUR?
Yes: The cave is a National Protected Monument, an International Prehistoric Show Cave and a gateway to UNESCO's English Riviera Global Geopark. For this reason the cave has the highest possible level of protection available in Britain and consequently all visits into the cave are accompanied by trained, knowledgeable and above all, entertaining, caves guides.
DO YOU SELL LOCAL PRODUCTS?
Yes: We source as many products as we can locally and the provenance of our food, which we try and source from Devon, is displayed in the restaurant. We use recycled paper sources and recycle relevant waste. We do not give away plastic bags in our retail areas and we operate a sustainable purchasing policy.
IS PHOTOGRAPHY ALLOWED IN THE CAVES?
Yes: But DVD/video cameras are not permitted for safety reasons.
DO YOU SELL ROCKS AND FOSSILS?
No: We do not sell original specimen geological material and fossils but we do sell replica fossils and added-value worked geological material. We have adopted this policy to comply with guidelines applicable to all UNESCO endorsed Global Geoparks around the world.
IS THERE ANYTHING FOR CHILDREN TO DO APART FROM VISIT THE CAVE?
Yes: In the Kids Activity area there is the "The Fun Dig", "Cave Painting", "The Wall of Hands", "Brass Rubbing" and "Tribal Face Marking". Along the Woodland Trail are two themed quests; "Stone Age Shopping" and the "Animal Hunt".
HOW LONG SHOULD WE ALLOW FOR THE VISIT?
Allow about 2.5 hours for the complete visitor experience at Kents Cavern. The tour of the caves tour lasts just under an hour.
Take a journey around the coasts of the world where amazing plants and animals live life on the edge. At Living Coasts, you'll see birds and mammals in specially-designed naturalistic habitats. With outdoor and indoor exhibits, there's plenty to see and do whatever the weather.
National Marine Aquarium
Visit the UK's largest aquarium and be amazed by our fascinating underwater world.
The National Marine Aquarium is a registered charity committed to promoting a sympathetic understanding of the sea through programmes of education, conservation and research.
Experience the 4th dimension in entertainment! If you've seen Avatar in 3D imagine what it would be like if the seats moved, if water splashed at you and bubbles appeared all around you. Our new film, Deepo's Undersea Wondershow comes with all these effects.
Discovery Zone is open during school holidays and every weekend where each aquarium theme is bought alive with free art and craft activities that will keep your children entertained and enthralled - and something to take home to remind them of their experience.
With three thousand animals, five different habitats and acres of activities you’re in for a great day out at Paignton Zoo in Devon, but what will you tackle first? Do you cross hair-raising Crocodile Swamp, home to the world’s largest croc species? Get close to our closest cousins at Monkey Heights or mix with the kangaroos hopping around the hills?
A whole day of fun for family and friends!
Animals, activities, shows, displays and rides. Every half hour marks the start of something new...
Listen for the bell!
Meet the animals, ride the new Red Rocket and Tractor and Trailer rides, cuddle a miniature pig and enjoy the best views in Devon.
Treat your family to a full day of Pennywell Fun!
Torquay Museum has a collection of remarkable importance for an institution of its size. Artifacts recovered from nearby Kents Cavern are stored and displayed here. In fact the history of excavation at Kents Cavern is closely related with Torquay Museum. Torquay Natural History Society founded Torquay Museum in 1844 to help display local finds. Pengelly Hall, used for display and lectures at the museum is named after William Pengelly, who led excavations at Kents Cavern between 1865 and 1880. Agatha Christie's father Frederick Miller was a keen member of Torquay Natural History Society, and helped in the digging at Kents Cavern. His famous daughter is also commemorated at the museum with a display exploring her life and work.
Torquay Museum also holds other large collections related to natural history. There is also a remarkable archive of letters and documents. William Pengelly's papers are kept here. The Hester Forbes-Julian Collection of letters and autographs holds letters by many famous people of the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Some of Charles Darwin's letters can be viewed. But documents are not confined to prominent figures of natural history. There is also material relating to Jane Austen, John Keats, the Brontes and the Duke of Wellington, among many others. Finally there is also a collection of seaweeds and algaes. And if seaweeds and algeas don't seem exciting, it might be worth remembering that seaweeds live in both deep water, and on the shore. These plants represent the step life first took from sea to land. They hark back to the original explorers, the original William Pengelly.
Today you can experience the many lives of Torre Abbey and experience its place, still at the heart of the English Riviera. Enjoy our impressive permanent art collection and lively programme of contemporary arts events. Visit our picturesque gardens, with exotic and exciting plants and even some mysteries to be solved.
Woodlands Theme Park
Woodlands Family Theme Park Devon provides a whole day of variety for all ages. Incredible indoor centres, outdoor adventures, Zoo, Big Fun Farm, Falconry Centre and Wildlife Sanctuary. No wonder families say it’s the best day out in Devon.
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