Afternoon and all day trips

Tiverton Town Hall

Tiverton tour

An afternoon tour of the town pointing out the Merchant’s trail, St Peter’s church, Tiverton castle and entry into Mid Devon Museum.

General information on TivertonPDF file
History of TivertonPDF file
Information on The Tiverton Museum of Mid-Devon LifePDF file


During this afternoon trip we see a film about the history of Exeter. We then walk from the Visitor’s centre at the Quay up to the Cathedral and give you time for shopping. Underground passages and museum would be included in a full day trip to the city.

Exeter Cathedral


Torbay and Brixham

All day trip to Torbay –the home of Agatha Christie the famous author of many crime novels. In the area there is much to see. You can select from the following places of interest. Model village. A miniature village you can walk around which has typical British features of a British village.


British life from a bygone age.

For those interested in historical Britain this place is full of memorabilia from the Victorian age up to the 1960’s.

Living Coasts

For anyone wanting to see sea life up close. Not just an aquarium it has many different species of birds and mammals living in their unique environments.

Photo of a Seal


Half hour ferry to Brixham

There are quaint shops around the harbour where there is a life size replica of Francis Drake’s ship The Golden Hynde. The surrounding little houses are painted in a range of pastel colours. A beautiful woodland walk takes you up to Berry Head a National Nature Reserve. There is a Napoleonic fort and at the tallest point you will see Britain’s smallest lighthouse.

Brixham Harbour


River Dart

Step back in time to the 1950’s and take a steam train ride along the River Dart from Paignton. Visit Greenway House and Garden, formerly the home of Agatha Christie. The property is run by the National Trust and has stunning views. There are plenty of sticks of rock and seaside fish and chips shops in Paignton.

River Dart steam railway, Devon


Lynton and Lynmouth

For this half day trip we arrive at the Valley of the Rocks for the start of the spectacular coastal walk which takes us from Lynton down to Lynmouth. There are quaint little shops and the best fresh fish and chips can be bought and enjoyed whilst watching the boats bob up and down in the harbour. We take the water powered funicular cliff railway back up to Lynton.

Wild goat at the Valley of Rocks


Lynton coastal path, Devon


Lynmouth Harbour, Devon



For a day visit to The Roman Baths, an open top bus tour of the city and time for shopping.

Roman Baths, Bath, Avon



A half day trip will give us time to stroll down the cobbled street with little tourist shops en route to the harbour. You may see the donkeys as they help deliver goods to the shopkeepers as the street is too narrow for cars.

Clovelly, Devon



A beautiful city which has plenty of fashionable shops and majestic cathedral.


An afternoon visit to this National Trust property comprising a house and gardens. There are idyllic walks around the walled kitchen garden and through the surrounding woodlands.

Knightshayes Court, Devon


Knightshayes House and Garden, Devon


Dawlish and Teignmouth

An afternoon train journey takes us from Exeter on a unique coastal journey. When the tide is high it appears to travel on the water as we are so close to the sea. Dawlish is an unusual town which has a river running through the middle where you will see the famous black swans. The train ride continues on to Teignmouth where there are shops aplenty, a promenade and a traditional seaside pier. There is the option of taking the short ferry ride across to Shaldon.

Black swans at Dawlish, Devon


Black swans - Dawlish, Devon


Grand Western Canal

An idyllic afternoon’s stroll along the canal which begins at the basin on the edge of Tiverton. This pretty canal is a great place to walk and feed ducks and swans. In the summer months there is a horse drawn barge.

Information on the Grand Western Canal PDF file

Black swans - Dawlish, Devon



Half day trip to this is a seaside resort which offers shops, an indoor market and if the weather is fine you may play crazy golf. The World of Country Life is an attraction offering an insight into how people lived in the country during the middle of the 20th century. There are opportunities to feed the animals and an exhibition of vehicles including those used by the emergency services.

Wookey Hole

A fun filled day out. Come rain or shine there is much to see and do at Wookey Hole. The tour through the caves is fascinating followed by a picnic lunch in the grounds. Inside there are many different attractions for all ages including a mirrored maze and the Victorian amusement arcade.

Dunster and Minehead

A half day trip to Dunster Castle which is set on a hill overlooking the old market town. The grounds of the castle are very pretty and are sometimes used to stage open air Shakespearean plays. Minehead is a seaside town and there is a steam railway which runs parallel to the seafront.

Dunster Castle, Somerset


Escot Park

This half day trip is a wonderful place for visitors of all ages. There is a maze, an abundance of wildlife including birds of prey. You can get “up close and personal” with all types of owls, otters and osprey!

Otters at Escot, Devon

Bird of prey - owl at Escot, Devon



A full day is needed to explore all that this vibrant city has to offer. Apart from being a city with a fantastic array of shops, Bristol has much more. The S.S. Great Britain is docked there and @Bristol has a choice of attractions for visitors of all ages.Cabot's Circus is one of the South West's shopping centres with English London stores.

Devon also has many theatres so there are lots of choices of plays or musicals to see. Around Christmas time there are many traditional pantomimes to choose from.

Cheddar Gorge

Cheddar Gorge is one of England's most iconic and spectacular natural landscapes.

It is England's largest gorge at almost 400 feet deep and three miles long. The caves, produced by the activity of an underground river, contain stalactites and stalagmites.

Cheddar Gorge


Tarr Steps

This medieval clapper bridge crosses the River Barle in the Exmoor National Park. The beautiful wooded valley is ideal for walking and exploring wildlife.

Tarr Steps, Exmoor National Park


Barle Valley Safaris

Take a journey in a land rover off road through woodland and moors. Look out for the red deer, Exmoor ponies and various wildlife in their natural habitat.

Exmoor pony


Exmoor pony