Things to do in the area

Local Activities

Explore the Jurassic Coastline! Walk through time spanning the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods – 95 miles of stunning coastline from East Devon to Dorset.

Dunkeswell Airfield

Arrange a tandem or freefall parachute jump, fly in a bi-plane or enjoy a scenic flight over Devon – only 5 minutes drive from Lakeview Manor.

Allhallows Lace Museum

Local geology, the world wars, political history and Honiton Lace.

Ark Pottery

Try your hand at pottery, buy pottery, see how it done or have a party there.

Beer Quarry Caves

Started by the Romans, the stone being used for St Paul’s, Winchester and Exeter Cathedrals, Westminster Abbey, Tower of London and Hampton Court.

Bicton Park

Miniature village, climbing camp, big foot maze, crazy gold, large indoor play complex, nature trail and acres of informal gardens. Special area for the under 5’s. Open all year.

Branscombe Bakery, Forge and Mill

The last traditional bakery to work in Devon, until 1987. The forge is the only thatched working forge in the country. Manor Mill is the only remaining grist mill in full working order.

Crealy Park

Animals, farming, nature, magic, action and adventure, lots to do indoors if it is bad weather. Open all year.


Drive your own digger and dumper truck. Suitable for all the family.

Dinosaurland and Fossil Museum

Large Collection of fossils including many found along the Lyme Bay cliffs. Fossil finding tours available. Open all year.

Donkey Sanctuary

Founded in 1969 and now home to 8000 donkeys throughout the country.

Exeter’s Underground Passages

Passages date from the 14th century and were built to bring in fresh drinking water into the city.

Lyme Bay

Fruit and country wines and tradional cider makers. Open all year.

Marine Aquarium

Living Lyme Bay sea creatures and local maritime history.

Motoring Memories Museum

Recapturing our motoring past at the Old Colyford Filling Station

Norman Lockyer

Founded in 1912 Guided tours and lectures on specific afternoons and evenings

Otterton Mill

Working watermill and museum. Regular art and craft exhibitions


Ride on the Beer Heights Light Railway, model railway exhibition, play area, crazy golf and fitness trail.

Seaton Electric Tramway

See birds on the mudflats, spectacular view of the Axe and Coly valley from the comfort of a tramcar. Explore the historic town of Colyton and ride back via any tram.

Stuart Line Boat Trips

based in Exmouth. Tel: 01395 222144.
Discover the history, beauty and wildlife of the Devon coast. Advanced bookings advisable. River Exe, coastal and bird watching cruises plus special events and private hire.

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