This section of the Exe Estuary Trail is new to us as a family, and was suggested as a good spot to get the family out on their bikes. We parked at Powderham Church, which is clearly signposted off the main road from Exminster towards Dawlish. The church allows parking in its car park except … Continue reading Peddling from Powderham
This is a fab walk for those who don't want to trek to far, need to take wheelchairs of pushchairs or those (like me) who have small children who need a treat waiting at the end! Starting near Budleigh Salterton at White Bridge on the River Otter, there are various parking spots along South Farm … Continue reading A buggy walk to the beach!
We love exploring Woodbury Common, and have previously blogged about our adventures at Woodbury Castle and the celebrations at Heath Week. There are many places you can pull up and have a wander, but a popular car park, with good access to lots of tracks and trails is Four Firs - off the junction of … Continue reading Four Firs and a Foal!
With the nicer weather finally here, we have been keen to get the family out on our bikes and explore the many traffic free cycle routes near to us. We have decided we want to complete the Exe Estuary Trail, but as our children are young this will be in small parts over time! There … Continue reading Exmouth to Lympstone on the Exe Estuary Trail
Tiverton Museum is a wonderful hidden gem, with so much to see and do. Home to the iconic steam train, the 'Tivvy Bumper', it also has several galleries related to local history and rural life. Entry is free for children, and adults pay a minimum of £5 per visit or £14 for a year's membership. … Continue reading Trash or Treasure? – Tiverton Museum
Tipton St John is a beautiful village in East Devon, and there are many , many walks in and around the area - we recently wrote about a favourite loop of ours that takes in Harpford Woods and involves passing (or visiting!) 2 pubs! Check out more info here. Tipton also offers lots of opportunities … Continue reading Tipton Tootle
Cranbrook Country Park is a large area of land running through and around the new town of Cranbrook in East Devon. It is mostly flat with surfaced paths, there is loads and loads of open space, and the Crannybrook and its tributaries wending through. There are picnic areas, benches, an orchard, access to the stream … Continue reading Signs of Spring Trail – Cranbrook Country Park
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 … Continue reading Feed the Ducks 🦆
Stover Country Park is a brilliant place to get outside with little ones. It is located close to the A38 (near Trago Mills) and has a car park (£1. 50 for 2 hours/£3 all day). There are wooded areas and different trails to follow through them. For those with pushchairs there are lots of accessible … Continue reading Stover Country Park
The Cadbury Egg Hunt at Local National Trust property Killerton is always a feature in our Easter holiday itinerary. As members it only costs us and additional £2.50 per child but for non-members admission and parking fees also apply. We met friends early, and were glad we had as there were lots of other families … Continue reading Killerton Egg Trail