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Local Attractions

As well as the beaches and moors, there are lots of popular tourist attractions and places to visit!
Here are just a few of our recommendations

Family Friendly

Hidden Valley (19 miles)

Often overlooked in favour of some of the bigger attractions, this discovery park near Launceston is great for older children. Follow the trails and clues whilst exploring the quirky gardens and hobbit houses, get lost in the maze and try the tricky challenges in the forbidden mansion! Warning - this will give your brain a work out as well as your legs!


Local Attractions

In addition to the beaches and moors, there's lots of popular tourist attractions and places to visit, here's just a few of our recommendations

Rainy Day Ideas

The Milky Way (12 miles)

One of our favourites and suitable for kids of all ages, The Milky Way is one of the top attractions in the SW. Lots of indoor attractions and activites including softplay and dodgems as well as outdoor rides and a falconry show. There are always lots of special events throughout the year, especially during school holidays.

Dingles Fairground Heritage (12 miles)

Not just for the kids and all undercover, this is a great choice for the whole family to enjoy. Save up your pennies and tuppences before you visit to play the old slot machines and enjoy all the beautifully restored vintage fairground rides. Book tickets online for the best price, but kids also get in free in October half term if they are wearing fancy dress.


History & Culture

Tintagel Castle (17 miles)

Famous for King Arthur, the ruins at Tintagel are on most visitors to do list. The spectacular new bridge means you don't have to climb up so many steps, but you do still have to go back down them! In peak season, its best to prebook a timed ticket if you want to go over the bridge (although you can still go the old way up the steps if you've not booked). The bridge is closed in high winds so check the weather forecast before you book.

Morwellham Quay (22 miles)

A historical attraction that the kids will enjoy too! Find out about the areas mining heritage and Victorian history. The mine train ride is worth the extra fee. The nearby NT property of Cothele is also worth a visit at the same time.

The Great Outdoors

RHS Rosemoor (20 miles)

65 acres of beautiful gardens set in the beautiful Torridge valley, Rosemoor is a must see for garden enthusiasts. There are many different gardens making up the whole of the site including the largest Rose collection in the South West. Family themed trails and activities as well as many events throughout the year mean there is always something new to see and do.

Tarka Trail

Following the old railway line from Braunton to Merton near Hatherleigh, the Tarka trail is a 30 mile cycling & walking route which can be enjoyed as a whole day trip or just in small sections. We like to start midway at The Puffing Billy at Torrington (17 miles), where there is bike hire and a lovely cafe.


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