Local Attractions

Within Finlake

Finlake Horse Riding Centre 

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Phone: 01626 852096    Web: finlakeridingcentre

 
Horse riding for everyone.  All ages and standards of riders are catered for. Hacking through 130 acres of private parkland and rolling countryside. Lessons from beginners right the way up to advanced
 
 

Local Area Attractions

Unique Devon Tours

Address: 3 Moorland Avenue, Denbury, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 6EU

**Highly Recommended **
5% off when mentioning Lodge Nine – Finlake when booking – Unique Devon Tours is a company offering exclusive guided tours of Devon and the surrounding area for small groups of up to six people. We offer a series of pre-meditated one day tours, or tours can be tailor-made according to the interests of the people in the party. Also, multiple day tours are offered, and organisation of transfers, handpicked accommodation and meals are included as part the service. Tours are designed to be unique and exclusive where possible, hence Unique Devon Tours has linked up with many other attractions to provide private guided tours. Such places include Exeter Cathedral, Dartmoor Prison Museum, Start Point Lighthouse, Greenway, the Britannia Royal Naval College, Plymouth Gin, several vineyards, and many others.
 

Stover Golf Club Ltd

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Web:  Stover Golf Club     

Address: Newton Abbot, TQ12 6QQ

Fancy a game of golf while on holiday?

Preferential rates agreed for Finlake visitors. Book via sales team on 01626 259 564


House of Marbles 

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Web: House of Marbles     

Address: The Old Pottery, Pottery Road, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9DS

The House of Marbles is a working glass, toys and games factory set in a historic pottery. Well worth visiting. Discover traditional and modern glass making technics at work, visit museums of games, glass, pottery and marbles.


Virtual Jet Centre

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WebVirtual Jet Centre     

Address: Chudleigh, TQ13 0FJ

Unique 737-800 flight simulator experience.Ultimate experience for individuals, couples, families and groups.  Pricey, but well worth it!


Canonteign Waterfalls and Country Park

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WebCanonteign Falls     

Address Exeter EX6 7RH

Canonteign Falls is a waterfall in the historic tything of Canonteign in the Teign Valley and Dartmoor National Park near Chudleigh, South Devon, England.It is 220 feet (70 m) high and is one of the highest waterfalls in England. It was created in 1890 by diverting a stream over the edge of a cliff


Stover Country Park and Nature Reserve

WebStover Country Park     

Address: Newton Abbot, TQ12 6QG

Stover Country Park contains over 114 acres of woodland, heathland, grassland, lake and marsh and a substantial variety of wildlife. It is a site of special scientific interest meaning it is protected by law to conserve its wildlife and geology.


Becky Falls Woodland Park

Web:Becky Falls      

Address: Manaton, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 9UG

Voted Devon’s top beauty spot and chosen as one of the WWF’s amazing family days out. Woodland park with features such as a children’s zoo, woodland trail and crafts.


Dawlish Warren Beach

WebDawlish Warren      

Address: Dawlish Warren, EX7 0NF

Dawlish Warren is a Blue Flag beach (very safe beach for tourists).  It stretches out to 1.5 miles with plenty of sand dunes.

Download Dawlish Warren Leaflet

Download Dawlish Warren Dog Walking Guide here


Bygones

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Webhttps://bygones.co.uk/      

Address: Fore Street, St. Marychurch Torquay, TQ1 4PR

A family-friendly attraction with 3 floors of British history (Victorians, Railways, Fifties), nostalgia, authentic curiosities, interactive displays.


Babbacombe Model Village

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Web: Model-Village      

Address : Hampton Avenue, Babbacombe, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3LA

Thousands of miniature buildings, people and vehicles, along with animated scenes and touches of English humour, capture the essence of England’s past, present and future.


Dartmoor National Park

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WebDartmoor National Park      

Address: National Park Visitor Centre, Haytor TQ13 9XT – Lower car park on B3387

Wild, open moorlands and deep river valleys, with a rich history and rare wildlife, Dartmoor is a unique place. Walking, cycling, horse riding, canoeing, climbing, etc.


Trago Mills

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Web: Trago Mills      

Address: Newton Abbot, TQ12 6JD

Trago is an independent discount retailer and a garden centre in the South West. It’s also an amazing Family Fun Park, based near Newton Abbot, is perfect for a family day out in Devon!  Set amongst 110 acres with views out towards Dartmoor, you’ll find a choice of fantastic rides for all the family. Also the cheapest local place for vehicle fuel!


Rock Solid Coasteering

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Web: Rock Solid Coasteering

Address: Maidencombe, TQ1 4SU

Whether you’re a seasoned adrenaline junkie or a complete novice we will kit you up like a super hero and take you on a swashbuckling banter infused journey through time. We got the craziest leaps, most impossible climbs, the sexiest seals and the deepest darkest caves!


Diggerland at Verbeer Manor
 
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WebDiggerland     

Address:  Verbeer Manor, Willand, Cullompton EX15 2PE

Diggerland is The Ultimate Adventure UK Theme Park Experience where children and adults alike can ride, drive and operate REAL diggers, dumpers and other full- size construction machinery. Located in Kent, Devon, Durham and Yorkshire, Diggerland is the perfect destination for action, fun and thrill packed family days out.


Woodlands Family Theme Park

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Web: Woodlands Family Theme Park    

Address: Blackawton, Dartmouth, TQ9 7DQ

If you are looking for a wonderful family day out in Devon which is suitable for all ages a trip to Woodlands Family Theme Park should be top of your list. As one of Devon’s largest Family attractions there is something to entertain everyone in the family from little ones to grandparents. Devon’s largest family theme park at Woodlands, Dartmouth, South Devon – a perfect day out for all the family whatever the weather.
Why not download their full Local Attractions guide here

Occombe Farm

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Web: Occombe Farm     Address: Preston Down Road, Paignton, TQ3 1RN

Occombe Farm is a working farm in South Devon that is open to the public. There’s no charge to come and visit us and parking is free, so come and wander around the farm and explore our fantastic 2km nature trail, bustling with wildlife and beautiful views of the surrounding woodland.

South Devon Railway

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Web: South Devon Railway     Address: South Devon Railway, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0DZ

The multi-award winning South Devon Railway is one of Devon’s and the West Country’s best loved tourist attractions and is the longest established steam railway in the south west.

The SDR is a seven mile former Great Western Railway branch line, built in 1872, which runs along the stunning valley of the River Dart between Buckfastleigh and Totnes. We run steam trains with heritage rolling stock and offer a wonderful all day, all weather attraction for families and people of all ages.


Pennywell Farm

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Web:  Pennywell Farm     Address:  Lower Dean,  Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0LT

Treat your family to a full day of family fun and animal action at Pennywell Farm. With a different activity, show or display every half hour, hundreds of friendly animals and four FREE rides, you won’t waste a single minute. Bottle feed baby animals, race ferrets, meet hedgehogs, explore ponds and enjoy fantastic entertainers every day during the Devon school holidays. You can even cuddle one of the world famous Pennywell Miniature piglets or groom and pamper our very sociable pint sized ponies.
 

Newton Abbot Race Course

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Web:  Newton Abbot Racecourse     Address:  Newton Abbot,  Devon, TQ12 3AF

Newton Abbot is the leading summer jumping racecourse in the UK. Set in the rolling Devon countryside, you are guaranteed great racing and great fun. 

Sharpham Vineyard and Cheese Dairy

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Web:  Sharpham Vineyard     Address:  Sharpham Estate,  Ashprington, Totnes,  Devon, TQ9 7UT

Sharpham Vineyard is set in one of Devon’s most magical locations. The beautiful 550 acre estate is set on the bank of the River Dart, with 12,000 vines basking in the sun on the south facing slopes. A range of English red and white wines are produced, which consistently win awards at National and International level, including the UKVA Most Outstanding Wine 2010 for the Estate Selection. The Estate also has a herd of 80 Jersey cows that graze the grassland whose milk is used for a range of handmade soft cheeses. The cheese dairy has viewing windows so visitors can view the process. Sharpham Vineyard offers a range of tours, which include a scenic walk around the vineyard and along the river bank followed by a tasting of a selection of the wines and cheese.


Powderham Castle

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Web:  Powderham Castle     Address:  Powderham,  Kenton,  Exeter,  Devon, EX6 8JQ

A visit to Powderham Castle is an enchanting day out for all its visitors. Fascinating guided tours of this magnificent 600 year old Castle.

Visit the Walled Garden Play Area & Pets Corner, home to our friendly pets and adventure play castle, get close to the deer on a deer park safari (available daily in the school holidays) or simply take time to relax and enjoy the stunning views.


Sea Kayak

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Web:  Sea Kayak Devon     Address: Coronation Dinghy Park, Coombe Road,  Dartmouth, TQ6 9PQ

Sea Kayak Devon offers guided kayak trips on the stunning coastline around Dartmouth. Highly qualified guides will take you to secluded sandy beaches, help you get up close to amazing wildlife, discover spectacular rocky islands, explore hidden coves and paddle through secret caves that are only accessible by kayak. Individuals, groups and families are all welcome and no experience is required. They use the very latest equipment to ensure that you are comfortable and their kayaks are stable and glide easily through the water. You can even take a big stable double kayak so children as young as 5 can join in the fun! Try a taster session or join them for a full day adventure and picnic in a beautiful spot away from the crowds. They also offer overnight trips where you can relax by a campfire and learn bush craft skills from your guide. For those looking to take their kayaking to the next level Sea Kayak Devon offer a range of more advanced courses.

 

The Donkey Sanctuary

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Web:  The Donkey Sanctuary     Address: Sidmouth, Devon EX10 0NU

The Donkey Sanctuary’s working farm is home to donkeys, mules and hinnies, large and small. At the heart of the sanctuary near Sidmouth, visitors can come and say hello to some of the hundreds of donkeys waiting to meet them – completely free of charge. The resident donkeys love to meet new people and their unique characters and stories are ready to be discovered. Explore the sanctuary’s new indoor attractions including Visitor Centre, Understanding Donkeys Zone and Dr Svendsen’s Hut, and find out just why donkeys are so special. No visit is complete without visiting Dr Svendsen’s Hut to learn the story of the sanctuary’s much-loved founder. There are also guided walks, scenic trails, meet the groom sessions twice daily, the Nature Centre and a Maze to lose yourself in, as well as regular events held throughout the year and activities during school holidays.

Salcombe Brewery

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Web:  Salcombe Brewery     Address: Estuary View, Ledstone Cross, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 4BL

Salcombe Brewery Co. gladly welcomes visitors for tours and brew days. there is also a shop where you can buy the full range of hand-crafted, artisan beers, clothing and merchandise. Tours of the brewery offer visitors the chance to meet the brewers and learn about the process of brewing. Following the tour, there is the opportunity to sample the beers in the Taproom bar. Brewery tours are held on Thursdays, during high season, they take place weekly and during the winter, monthly. The tours are from 15:00 – 17:00.

 

 

Star Point Lighthouse

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Web:  Star Point Lighthouse     Address: Start Point, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 2ET

Start Point in South Devon is one of the most exposed peninsulas on the English Coast, running sharply almost a mile into the sea on the South side of Start Bay near Dartmouth. Start Point Lighthouse at the end of the headland, has guided vessels in passage along the English Channel for over 150 years. The walk up to Start Point Lighthouse is one of the best coastal walks in South Devon, along the South West Coast Path. The dramatic cliffs and stunning coastal landscape is breathtaking – and can be done as a short walk or part of a longer trek across the Coast Path. Extend your walk towards Beesands and Torcross, or East Prawle and Salcombe – you may even see seals or dolphins out at sea – and a host of sea birds and birds of prey.

Paignton Zoo

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Web:  Paignton Zoo      Address: Totnes Road, Paignton,  Devon, TQ4 7EU

Come and explore the big wild world at Paignton Zoo, the King of Zoos! Come rain or shine – Paignton Zoo is the perfect family day out that everyone will enjoy. One of Britain’s top zoo’s, Paignton Zoo is home to some of the planet’s rarest and most amazing animals. Discover all your favourites, including gorillas and orang-utans, giraffes, lions, tigers and rhinos, and some unusual animals too. A must-see is the Crocodile Swamp. Here, amid the lush tropical foliage and steamy atmosphere, you can come face-to-face with huge crocodiles plus large snakes, turtles and fish – enter if you dare! Then there’s Amphibian Ark, the Avian Breeding Centre and Monkey Heights.


Dartmouth Castle

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Web:  Dartmouth Castle      Address: Castle Road, Dartmouth,  Devon, TQ6 0JN

One of the most picturesquely- sited fortresses in England. For over six hundred years Dartmouth Castle has guarded the narrow entrance to the Dart Estuary and the busy, vibrant port of Dartmouth. This fascinating complex of defences was begun in 1388 by John Hawley, privateering mayor of Dartmouth and the prototype of the flamboyant ‘Shipman’ in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. About a century later the townsmen added the imposing and well- preserved ‘gun tower’, probably the very first fortification in Britain purpose-built to mount ‘ship-sinking’ heavy cannon. Climb to the top for breathtaking views across the estuary and see how it could be blocked in wartime by a heavy chain. Unusually incorporating the fine church of St Petrox, the castle saw action during the Civil War, and continued in service right up until World War II. Successive up-dating included the Victorian ‘Old Battery’ with its remounted heavy guns, guardrooms and maze of passages to explore.

 
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