Feeding the ducks is one of my favourite memories of childhood, and particularly of visiting family near the Thames. Current advice is to be very careful about what you feed wildlife and particularly to avoid using bread. For alternatives, have a look at this list. Near Exeter we have lots of options to get close to wildlife so here are a few suggestions to get you started:
Stover Country Park
Near to Newton Abbot and easily accessed from the A38 at Drumbridges, Stover is a favourite place of ours for a walk and an explore.
Exeter University Lakes
The lakes and grounds of the main campus at the University of Exeter are great for buggy accessible walks near to car parking and facilities. Read our blog about our visit here.
Decoy Country Park
Also near Newton Abbot, off the A38 at Penn Inn, Decoy is brilliant place with cheap parking, a fabulous play park and a lovely circular route around the lake. Read more from our visit, check out our blog post here.
A fab place for wildlife finding and great spot for walks (no dogs allowed), Seaton Wetlands are managed by Wild East Devon, completely free to visit 1and have lots of events and activities for children (some require booking or have small charges).
Worth a drive from Exeter for a day out, or as a planned stop on a long journey is Slimbridge – we absolutely love it. Read more about our visit here.
Stourhead is a National Property estate near to the A38 in Wiltshire that we visited in half term, check out our pictures on Instagram and Facebook @DevonDazeBlog.