The Manifold Trail is a family friendly cycle route that follows the route of an old railway. Named in The Guardian's 'Britain's Best Bike Rides' it is mostly level, well surfaced an almost entirely traffic free. There are car parks at both ends of the trail (Waterhouses and Hulme End), with other additional joining points … Continue reading Peddling in the Peak District – the Manifold Trail
We first visited this excellent climbing centre when we took part in the 5x50 Challenge a couple of years ago, and we had a brilliant family tuition session with the wall and instructor to ourselves. This holiday, there was a special promotion running for children to climb for £2.50, so we booked the children and … Continue reading The Wall in the Hall at Old Heathcote School Community Centre, Tiverton.
We love a good set of stepping stones! Whilst we invariably end up with children and dogs in the water, it's good to at least start with a hop across! This lovely set are located just outside of Chagford, close to Chagford Swimming Pool. Whilst there is a small car park next to the pool, … Continue reading Rushford Mill to Dog Marsh Bridge
A walk in the woods takes a completely different turn if there's a den to build, or pre made dens to play in and use as shelters for enjoying our snacks in. Here are some of our favourite den-rich spots: Combe Wood, Honiton Combe Wood is just outside Honiton, and while small it is perfectly … Continue reading Woods to Build Dens in!
Occombe Farm is a lovely spot, free to park and free to enter, with animals to see, a nature trail and a fab cafe. There are lots of picnic benches and spots, a toilet block and loads of space to play plus an old tractor to climb on. Sadly the wooden play equipment is no … Continue reading Enchanted Occombe
If you're keen to get everyone out for a walk in the woods but have to take a buggy or wheelchair, check out our tried and tested favourites! 1) Mamhead Trail, Haldon With a free car park and easy, flat, loop walk with fab views and lots of sit down spots, the Mamhead Trail at … Continue reading Woodland Walks for Wheels
1) Ellerhayes Activity Tree One of our favourite places for a family walk, as it great for children and dogs alike, the Activity Tree above Ellerhayes Bridge is a brilliant playground made form natural materials. The views are far reaching so you feel like you're swinging at the top of the world! If you want … Continue reading Four Fab Rope Swing Spots
White Cross Car Park is located at the very end of East Hill Strips. Found by following the Sidmouth Road out of Ottery St Mary towards Putts Corner, and following the signs to your right into East Hill Strips. The car park is located at the very end of the road. Managed by the Forestry … Continue reading White Cross, East Hill
1) The Great Western Canal Country Park This path can be broken into sections and can incorporate National Cycle Network Route 3 too. There are lots of options for refreshments and parkin g depending on how far you want to go. Bike hire is available too. Read about our adventures here. 2) The Granite Trail … Continue reading Five Family Cycle Paths in Devon
Celebrate Chinese New Year with the University of Exeter on Sunday 17th. the celebrations start at 1pm in the city centre for a parade, ending up with campus based up activities until the evening. The afternoon will be rounded off with a fireworks display at 6.30pm All FREE to attend. River Dart Country Park has … Continue reading Fab February Half Term Ideas on the Cheap!