7 Places to Visit on Your Way

We know our guests are keen to get to us and enjoy the delights of North Devon as soon as they possibly can. Why not explore some of the many attractions on your way. Our Parks are just as keen to have you here and give you a fantastic holiday, however we have to be strict on arrival times to ensure we give you the safest stay as well.

All our guests are being asked not to arrive early, we need to add those finishing safety touches, so you may be looking for some attractions to fill your time on your way down to us.

Somerset attractions on your way
Wookey Hole Caves

Wookey Hole

If you’re travelling along the M5 or along the A39, don’t miss the opportunity to explore the world-famous caves and tunnels that make up the unmissable attraction of Wookey Hole. A fairy garden and dinosaur valley are fun for the whole family, adding to the underground adventure and kick-start your holiday memories.

Wildlife park raccoons
Raccoons in Combe Martin

Wildlife & Dinosaur Park

A local favourite is the Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinousaur Park – with everything from lions to sea-lions, penguins to guinea pigs, wolves to monkeys. Also, a host of animated and static prehistoric giants are littered throughout this amazing wildlife park, even a full-scale Tyrannosaurus Rex, a star attraction.

Booking the park in advance is highly recommended.

Woolacombe Beach, North Devon
Woolacombe Beach

Woolacombe Beach & Village

The best beach in England (as voted in TripAdvisors Choice 2020 awards) with miles of golden sand, long crashing waves and salty spray. Plenty of parking and lots of amenities close by. If you find yourself arriving a little early, head to the beach!

Woolacombe village has plenty to offer too, with shops, restaurants and pubs all offering socially distanced and safe visits.

porlock weir
Porlock Weir

Porlock Weir

Just along from the picturesque town of Porlock is the idyllic coastal village of Porlock Weir. We wouldn’t recommend this to our touring guests, but for a family stop on your drive over Exmoor, we can’t recommend it enough. Thatched cottages nestle up to pine woodland and a pebbled shore. Take your time to sample the ice-creams and pick up a trinket or two.

knightshayes court
The house at Knightshayes Court

Knightshayes Court

A 19th century parkland and country house with amazing gothic architecture, not far from Tiverton, and on your way to the North Devon coast. A great place to stop for lunch, wander the grounds and absorb all of the beautiful scenery.

Dog-friendly woodland and paths, with wildflower meadows and amazing trees lining your stroll, it’s a great place to stretch your legs and start enjoying the country life.

meerkats on the way to woolacombe
Meerkats on Exmoor

Exmoor Zoo

Home of the Exmoor Beast! A collection of animals, bugs, birds, reptiles, amphibians and more, all found at this glorious location in the heart of Devon. Easily accessible from the North Devon link road and fun for every member of the family.

Meet the keepers and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of a variety of animals as you explore the fantastic grounds. Many animal experiences are also planned for later in the year.

bee keeping in north devon
Bee Keepers

Quince Honey Farm

The Quince Honey Farm sits in the quaint market town of South Molton. Everything Bee and Bee related can be found here, currently open for visitors to the grounds, shop and restaurants. Their main attraction is soon to be ready if you have a bug crazy family member, learn all that these wonderful creatures do for us.

Woolacombe, visit the beach if you arrive early
Woolacombe Beach

Please do not arrive early

Due to new processes, including an additional 50% more time cleaning your accommodation before your arrival, and social distancing measures, we will NOT be able to check you in before your arrival time.

Key collection times are strictly as follows:

  • from 1pm for Exclusive
  • from 2pm for Platinum, Surf Village lodges & pod
  • from 3pm for Gold
  • from 4pm for all other Holiday Home grades
Beach with the kids on your way
Woolacombe waves

Please check out the rest of our blog or visit our website for plenty more beach and holiday information.

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