Buckfast Butterfly Farm & Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary

butterfly on flower Purpose built undercover tropical paradise garden, with a varied collection of free-flying exotic butterflies, where you can walk among and get up close to these beautiful creatures.

Otter sanctuary has underwater viewing areas and regular feeding times. So don't forget to take your camera!

Opening times: daily 10am to 5pm Admission Charge
Location: The Station, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0DZ
Tel: 01364 642916 Website
Facilities: parking, refreshments, gift shop

Canonteign Falls

waterfall in devon A magical combination of waterfalls, parkland, wetlands and lakes. Nature trails and woodland walks. Children's play areas, with mini assault course, zip wire, swings and trampolines.

Opening times: all year, summer 10am to 6pm, winter 10am to dusk
Admission Charge
Location: Chudleigh, Devon, EX6 7NT - Tel: 01647 252434 Website
Facilities: parking, refreshments, gift shop


rugged crags of dartmoor

The Dartmoor National Park, encompasses around 368 square miles (954 sq km) of desolate moorland, located in the centre of Devon. More about Dartmoor...


wild heather downs of exmoor Exmoor is a large National Park that spans an area of 267 square miles across north Devon and west Somerset. More about Exmoor...

Exmoor Zoological Park

meercatFamily friendly zoo, specializing in smaller animals. Regular guided tours. Animal encounter and handling pens. Animal feeding and keeper talks. Children's play area.

Opening times: daily, Apr~Oct 10am to 6pm; Nov~Mar 10am to 4pm Admission Charge
Location: South Stowford, Bratton Fleming, Devon, EX31 4SG - Tel: 01598 763352 Website
Facilities: parking, cafe, picnic area, gift shop
Image Credit: Ian Lindsay (CC0)

Lydford Gorge

White Lady WaterfallA deep gorge cut by the River Lyd, with many dramatic features including the spectacular 90ft high (30m) White Lady Waterfall and a thundering whirlpool, known as the Devil's Cauldron. The gorge is about 1.5 miles long with sheer rock walls in places rising 60ft (20m) high. The river tumbles and swirls through it at the feet of tall oak and sycamore trees. There are several good marked pathways through the gorge and visitors can observe an abundance of wildlife including woodpeckers, dippers and possibly heron fishing in the waters.

Lydford Castle (12th-c) sits on the edge of the gorge. A Saxon fortress, built for defence against the Celts and the Danes, which later became notorious as a prison.

Opening times: Mar~Oct, daily from 10am Admission Charge
Location: Lydford (near Tavistock), Devon, EX20 4BH - Tel: 01822 820320 Website
Facilities: free parking, picnic area, tea room, gift shop, plant centre
Image Credit: Nigel Cox (CC2)

Prickly Ball Farm Hedgehog Hospital

Discover the prickly word of hedgehogs. Watch baby hogs being fed and learn how to make a welcoming environment for hedgehogs into your own garden. Talks and regular presentations. Animal petting zoo plus pony and cart rides.

Opening times: Easter~Oct, 10am to 5pm Admission Charge
Location: Denbury Road, East Ogwell, Devon, TQ12 6BZ - Tel: 01626 362319 Website
Facilities: car park, gift shop

Quince Honey Farm and Beeworld

Beekeeper at work Learn about the importance of bee keeping and honey production. View bees at work, behind the safety of glass screens. Exhibits include: Interactive Bee Hives, Wax Production, Honey Extraction, Honey Bottling, How Bees Communicate, History of Beekeeping and the Life of the Bee.

Opening times: Mar~Nov, daily from 9am
Admission Charge to Beeworld
Location: South Molton, Devon, EX36 3AZ
Tel: 01769 572401 Website
Facilities: parking, cafe, shop (sells locally produced honey and honey products - open all year)

Please note that the above information was accurate at the time this page was last updated. This information is subject to change at any time (opening times in particular), therefore if you plan on visiting any of the above attractions, please check the owner's website first or phone them for the latest details.


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