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South England Travel Map

The UK is brimming with beautiful sights, fun activities and intriguing and exciting places to visit, so we’ve created this map to show you the most interesting things to do in some of the most beautiful areas. Our country parks in the South of England are nearby to many of these UK attractions, some of which are within walking distance. Explore the map further for information about sights, walks, pubs, restaurants and more.

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South England Travel Map

The UK is brimming with beautiful sights, fun activities and intriguing and exciting places to visit, so we’ve created this map to show you the most interesting things to do in some of the most beautiful areas. Our country parks in the South of England are nearby to many of these UK attractions, some of which are within walking distance. Explore the map further for information about sights, walks, pubs, restaurants and more.

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  • Norfolk
  • Suffolk
  • Essex
  • Sussex
  • Cambridge
  • Berkshire
  • Cornwall
  • Devon
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NORFOLK

What do Howard Carter, 600 medieval churches and an almost 800 year old pub have in common? They’re all from or found in Norfolk. This county is alive with history and culture, not to mention more than 100miles of beautiful coastline. Move through the different options below to find out what there is to do near our lodges in Norfolk Park.

HOW TO GET THERE

WHERE TO FIND US

Address: Bacton Road, North Walsham, Norfolk NR28 0RA

  1. Take the M11 towards Cambridge then merge onto the A11/Thetford/Norwich
  2. Take the slip road onto the A47 towards Gt. Yarmouth/Ipswich/Lowestoft/A140/A4146
  3. Merge onto the Norwich Southern Bypass/A47
  4. Take B1140, A1151 and Yarmouth Rd/A149 to Bacton Rd

Approximate time from London: 3.25 hours

ACTIVITIES

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Bewilderwood

Imagine a forest full of family fun and that is what Bewilderwood supplies. Tree houses, zip wires and jungle bridges, the adventures are endless.


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Broads Tours River Trips

Spend your day on the broads. The tour offers a few selections of boat hire, such as an electric boat to day cruiser hire.


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Mundesley Golf Club

Enjoy a day out playing golf on this historic golf course, which has been open since 1901. It has a newly reconstructed and modern clubhouse and meticulously well-maintained golf course.

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The Olive Tree

A stylish restaurant with a menu that will make the mouth water. Food is available throughout the day.


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The Cockerel

A fantastic local restaurant on your doorstep. A great menu and a good spot for lunch or dinner.


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Orchard Gardens

This is a perfect place to enjoy a relaxing, evening drink. A pool table and darts are also available, as well as quiz night every Thursday.


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The New Forge

A menu comrpised of amazing Thai food as well as some British classics. The Thai food is expertly spiced and the Red and Green curries are respectively superb.


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The White Swan

Houses the finest local ales and has a very welcoming atmosphere.

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Norwich Cathedral

The Cathedral is located in Norwich city centre. The 1,000 year old building also has a Japanese Garden where you can relax and buy a great value, tasty lunch.


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Cromer Beach

Visit the Cromer Beach and Cromer Pier, which is known as the "Victorian Jewel" of the Norfolk coast.

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SUFFOLK

Suffolk is the most Easterly point in the UK, so a trip here will mean you get to see the sunrise before anyone else. It’s also the birthplace of the Epsom Derby and home of the grand St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, whose conception dates back almost a 1000 years. Discover more about all of the things to do in Suffolk below.

HOW TO GET THERE

WHERE TO FIND US

Address: Fornham St Genevieve, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP28 6TT

  1. Take the M11 towards Cambridge/Stansted Airport, then head towards Newmarket/Norwich/A11
  2. Continue onto the Newmarket Bypass/A14 then at junction 42 take the A1302/B1106 exit towards Bury/St Edmunds(West)/Brandon
  3. Follow Tut Hill/B1106 and Fornham Park will be on your left (after approximately 5-6mins)

Approximate time from London: 2 hours

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West Stow Country Park and Anglo-Saxon Village

This open-air museum is a fantastic opportunity to experience how people used to live in the Anglo-Saxon times.


Suffolk Regiment Museum

The Suffolk Regiment Museum contains displays of World War medals, uniforms and regimental collections.


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Suffolk Golf Club

One of three golf clubs in Bury St Edmunds. Suffolk Golf Club boast a 6,392 yard course, with beautiful sights of the Suffolk countryside.


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Newmarket Racecourse

Newmarket, the home of horse racing is celebrating 350 years since the sport was invented here. Just under half an hour away, this is a fantastic way to spend the day.

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1921

The superb fine dining restaurant offers a selection of high-quality meals. The restaurant is well known for its relaxing atmosphere and fantastic service.


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The Horseshoes Inn

This Horseshoes Inn is located in Stows Hill. Known to have a very friendly and helpful staff, cosy atmosphere, and of course, freshly cooked meals with great selection of drinks.

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St. Edmundsbury Cathedral and Abbey Gardens

A beautiful and historic cathedral, which is located in the town centre of Bury St. Edmunds. The Abbey Gardens are also worth a visit.


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Flo-ridaz Hovercraft

Spend a fun day out and learn how to drive a hovercraft with the support of a professional trainer, and spend the day skimming across the water.

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ESSEX

Essex has the longest coastline in all of the UK, as well as the highest number of islands and longest pier in the UK. These things just scratch the surface of what this county has to offer in terms of entertainment and intrigue. Browse the options below to find out where to eat, what to see and where to go in Essex.

HOW TO GET THERE

WHERE TO FIND US

Address: Frinton Road, Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex CO16 0JE

  1. Take the M11 towards Cambridge/Stansted Airport, and then take junction 6 onto the M25 towards Gatwick Airport
  2. At junction 28 take the exit towards A12/Chelmsford
  3. Follow the A12 until you see the turning for the A120 to Calchester North/A1232/Clacton Harwich
  4. Then head towards the B1033 towards Thorpe-le-Soken, continue to follow this road until you see your destination on the left

Approximate time from London: 2.25 hours

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Life House Spa

Book a relaxing pamper day. Treat yourself to the full package which includes a three course lunch as well as a Swedish massage.


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Hamford Water National Nature Reserve

An absolutely stunning location. Teeming with wildlife the nature reserve is most famous for its variety of birdlife.


Birch Hall Adventures

Birch Hall Adventures hosts a long list of outdoor activities from archery to sailing; there is fun for all members of the family.


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Frinton Golf Club

Visit this beautiful seaside golf course. Whilst playing your round you will be treated to beautiful views over the sea.


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Leisure World Tennis Centre

This is a great facility, with 5* tennis courts, open daily from 9:30 am to 9:00 pm.

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The Olive Branch Bistro

Experience fine dining just a 10 minute walk away. A beautiful 16th century timber framed dining room is the centre piece of this restaurant.


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The Bell Inn

A 15th century coaching pub set in the beautiful small town of Thorpe-le-Soken.


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The Old Siege House

A restaurant with an ambient atmosphere and a la carte dining for a reasonable price, here is a brilliant place to eat just in Colchester.


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The Beehive

Alan and Sally, the landlords, welcome all to their traditional English pub, serving a wide range of drinks and good pub grub.

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Beacon Hill Battery

This was a military advantage point from the 1500s, during the reign of Henry VIII. It been knocked down and built up many times since then and was used for both World Wars.


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Colchester Zoo

A brilliant family day out to Colchester Zoo is a must when you are only half an hour away. There is a café in the zoo so no need to worry about packing food.


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Frinton-on-Sea

The beautiful seaside town of Frinton-on-Sea is complete with beach huts and stretches of flat sandy areas.

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EAST SUSSEX

Intrigued to see where William the Conqueror seized the throne of England in 1066? The historic town of Battle and location of where the famous Battle of Hastings took place are just a few of the interesting experiences to be had nearby to our lodges in East Sussex. Explore the options below to find out what types of entertainment await you.

HOW TO GET THERE

WHERE TO FIND US

Address: Westfield Lane, Westfield, East Sussex TN35 4SB

  1. Take the M25 towards Gatwick Airport then continue onto the A21 using the Sevenoaks Bypass
  2. Follow the A21 until you turn left onto Westfield Lane/A28, where you will see the Woodlands Park on your left

Approximate time from London: 2.25 hours

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Rye Nook Fishery

100 acres of still water, carp, bream, perch, dace, roach and even eels.


Go Ape Bedgebury

In the heart of Bedgebury Forest, Go Ape is a fantastic site for adventures! Bike rides, high ropes and adventure play trails. A great family day out.


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Beauport Park Golf Course

A beautiful 18 hole course that shows off the East Sussex countryside. A driving range and 9 hole pitch and putt is also available.

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Wild Mushroom

Find fine dining just a short walk away. The specialty is Pan Fried Wild Mushrooms with Wild Garlic and Potato Gnocchi.


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Freshfields Farm Shop

Pick up some local produce from the farm shop that's only a short walk away. They pride themselves on the exquisite quality of their lamb.


The Plough

A family friendly pub with a dining area and very down-to-earth atmosphere. Occasionally, they have live bands and regularly have darts, pool and billiards nights.


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Pissarros

The menu is full of tasty classics and some fresh seafood, the Moules Mariniere is particularly good. Reasonably priced and very tasty food.


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Archers of Westfield

Pick up all of your meat from this fantastic butcher. They also deliver if you would rather not make the short drive over to pick up the goods.


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The New Inn

A traditional family pub in the local village. A relaxed atmosphere with large range of pub food and a strong selection of beers and other drinks.

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Hastings Castle

These ruins have a very rich history that start with being built by William the Conqueror in 1066. Since then the castle has received a battering from the sea, the French, the Tudors, the sea again and then bombings in WWII. It's amazing that anything is left. But there is and with beautiful sights out to sea this is well worth the short drive to visit.


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Flamingo Park

Rides, games and attractions for the whole family. Make the most of the Helter Skelter, Ghost Train and Dodgems.


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Camber Sands

One of the few beaches on the South East coast with sand. So get up on the sand dunes and enjoy a day of picnics and beach games. Donkey rides may also be available.

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CAMBRIDGE

Idyllic images of romantic punting trips down the river are usually the first thing to pop up in our minds when we think of Cambridge. Whilst this is definitely an activity we recommend, we want to share with you a range of other things to do and places to visit in Cambridge to show you how much more it really has to offer. As the second oldest university town in the UK, the city is just a short distance from our country park, which means that there is so much to be discovered just a stone’s throw away. Choose from the different options to below to find out more.

HOW TO GET THERE

WHERE TO FIND US

Address: Cambridge Road, Stretham, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB6 3LU

  1. Follow the M11 to Cambridgeshire, at junction 14 take the A14 exit to A10/Ely/Newmarket
  2. Follow the A14 to A10 to Stretham
  3. at junction 33, take the A1309/A10 exit to Cambridge/Ely and continue to follow the Ely Rd/A10 signs until you see the Lazy Otter Meadows in Cambridge

Approximate time from London: 2 hours

ACTIVITIES

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The Animal Experience

It is just a short walk to the Animal Experience where there will be an opportunity to meet and learn about some local and some not so local animals.


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Cambridge Punting Tours

Buy a ticket for a punting tour to enjoy the beautiful views and learn about historic Cambridge locations.


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Cambridge Wine School

Learn the process of wine making in a day and of course you will get a chance to try some of the drinks as well.


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Ely City Golf Club

A 6,348 yard course that is playable by all abilities but is still going to prove a challenge to all.


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Newmarket Racecourse

Newmarket, the home of horse racing, is celebrating 350 years since the sport was invented here. Just under half an hour away, this is a fantastic way to spend the day.

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The Lazy Otter

A great location with high-quality meals and beautiful river views. Book a table and enjoy your food on a terrace next to a roaring fire.


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Mango Valley

A lovely buffet just a short walk away, serving a combination of Chinese and Indian cuisines.


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Cotto

Amazing fine dining! Visit Cotto to experience the chef's outstanding meals including the likes of Potato Risotto.


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The Red Lion

A classic English pub; The Red Lion provides a very welcoming atmosphere and brilliant drink and food.

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Cambridge Town

Cambridge is steeped in history we would recommend that you visit Kings College Chapel, Anglesey Abbey and of course the University.

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BERKSHIRE

Friendly locals, classic British pubs and countryside for as far as the eye can see; this is what awaits you nearby to our country park in Berkshire. Known for Newbury Racecourse, royal castles and fun animal experiences, there are a whole host of activities to be done whilst in Berkshire. Browse the tabs below to find out about these and more, including delicious local produce for you to cook at home.

HOW TO GET THERE

WHERE TO FIND US

Address: Lower Farm, Newbury, Berkshire RG19 8DA

  1. Take the M4, following signs for Airport/The West, Heathrow/Staines, Hounslow
  2. Take junction 13 onto the A34 exit to Oxford/Newbury for approximately 12minutes, the destination will be on your right

Approximate time from London: 2 hours

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Eddie Catz

A soft play area with a ball park and slides, don't worry Mum and Dad, there's a cafe for you to enjoy as well.


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Court Farm Fishery

Sit back, relax, you are finally on holiday. Enjoy three lakes and reel in a variety of fish from carp to bream.


Newbury & Crookham Golf Club

Established in 1873 this is one of the oldest golf clubs in England. The Crookham course boasts just under 6,000 yards of beautiful course.


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Donnington Valley Golf Club

A superb 18 holes set in the beautiful Berkshire countryside. A fairly challenging course with a very difficult finish.


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Newbury Racecourse

A brilliant racecourse with plenty of hospitality options on race days. The course also hosts many other events throughout the year.


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The Madejski Stadium

Home to both the Championship football team Reading FC and Premiership rugby club London Irish. Fantastic atmosphere at this 24,000 seater.

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Brebis

At this exquisite restaurant in Berkshire, the lamb is supplied by the owners’ very own farm. We must recommend the Roast Malherbe farm lamb if you decide to visit Brebis.


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Melherbe Farm

A lamb farm with a rare breed of Jacobs sheep. This farm has a very ethical approach to rearing their sheep; priding themselves on the health and happiness of their sheep, which leads to much tastier meat.


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Plough on the Green

Make sure to come along and say hello to Ken and Deb the landlords. The Plough on the Green provides a very welcoming atmosphere and brilliant guest ales.

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Donnington Castle

This beautiful twin towered gatehouse is over 500 years old and it's believed that both Henry VIII and Elizabeth I stayed in the castle.


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Four Kingdoms Adventure Park

A fantastic family day out, from animal petting zoos to play parks, the kids will love it all. If that is not enough there's also an enchanted lake, whose wonders await you.

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CORNWALL

Cornwall’s historical presence is awash with stories of pirates, giants and piskies, meaning there is days of exploration to be done to learn more about this mystical county. The modern experiences, such as outdoor adventure parks, are equally as entertaining and there is something for everyone. Explore the tabs below to find out what will keep you entertained whilst in Cornwall.

HOW TO GET THERE

WHERE TO FIND US

Address: Whitstone, Holsworthy, Devon EX22 6TW (Cornwall)

  1. Follow the M4 and M5 to the A30 in Devon, taking exit 31 from the M5
  2. Follow the A30 towards the A390/Launceston/Bude/Callington/Liskeard
  3. Then the A388 towards Newport Square, finally turning onto the B3254 until you reach Hilton Woods Country Park

Approximate time from London: 4.5 hours

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Simpson Valley Course and Trout Fishery

140 acres of lakes with huge carp, beautiful rainbow trout and amazing scenery.


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Outdoor Adventure

Outdoor Adventure will plan you the perfect day of active fun. A host of water sports and activities as well as organised walks and 'coasteering'.


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Widemouth Bay

A fantastic family beach; Widemouth provides rock pools full of wildlife and waves ideal for surfing. It's the true Cornwall beach experience.


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Holsworthy Golf Club

A short drive from Hilton Woods takes you into Devon and to this fantastic 18-hole golf course. Very welcoming to new players, this is the perfect place to come and enjoy a couple of rounds and the Devonshire countryside.


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Upcott Cross

Fancy a day at the races, 3m1f of fantastic level track. A 200 yard run in leads to very exciting races.

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Rydon Inn

An absolutely stunning restaurant in the small town of Holsworthy, this restaurant and pub serves local ales from the town and provides locally sourced food. The deep fried fish and ‘proper’ chips with mushy peas is a favourite.


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Cornish Farmhouse Bacon

Pick up some local bacon from this fantastic company. Determined to provide the best pork with as small a carbon footprint as possible.


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The Red Post Inn

This beautiful country pub is located between Holsworthy and Bude. Boasting a history, of over 500 years old, this pub has seen it all, including secret rooms and a gallows outside its front door.

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Penhallam Manor

Visit these historic ruins. Over 600 years old, this former moated manor house is a great spot for a picnic and also a chance to touch up on some of the local history.


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Trethorne Leisure Park

Trethorne Leisure Park has everything you need for a fun day out. From Dodgems to TenPin bowling, Trethorne is an enjoyable experience complete with a restaurant and café.

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DEVON

From exploring some of the best nature the UK has to offer to skydiving experiences, the range of things to do in Devon is highly diverse, to say the least. We recommend exploring the options below to find out some of the most intriguing and entertaining things to do in Devon, a few of which we imagine could be on your bucket list.

HOW TO GET THERE

WHERE TO FIND US

Address: Louis Way, Dunkeswell, Honiton, Devon, EX14 4XW

  1. Follow the M4 and M5 to Somerset, taking exit 26 onto Gerberstone Lane
  2. Then Ford Street, Hemyock, Combe Hill and Cornhill to Louis Way in Dunkeswell

Approximate time from London: 3.75 hours

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Somerset Adventures

Perfect for fun, active days out including trying a variety of activities from canoeing to archery.


Skydive Buzz

Tick this fantastic feat off of your to do list and skydive from 15,000ft. Prices start at £149.


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Honiton Golf Courses

At over 100 years old, this fantastic course boasts incredible views wherever you are. They also have indoor training facilities.


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Taunton Racecourse

Fancy a flutter, then head over to Taunton Racecourse. Just outside the town of Taunton, the capital of Somerset, this 90 year old course is a great day out.


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Sandy Park

Home to the Exeter Chiefs the Aviva Premiership Rugby team. Sandy Park has a great, family friendly atmosphere on match day.

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Viceroy

Fancy a break from the self-catering? Try the local curry house, Viceroy, a short 4 minute walk away.


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Bella Pizza

Located in the nearby Devonshire town of Honiton, Bella Pizza provides proper Italian cuisine, including reasonably priced and very tasty pizza and pasta dishes.


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Royal Oak Farm

Just a short distance from Blossom Hill is this fantastic farm that supplies local produce as well as an excellent cream tea.


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The Holt

A great place to pick up some very fine food or enjoy some of the local beers by Otter breweries. Using the seasonal produce of Devon to sculpt their menu, this is a must visit place.

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Blackbury Camp

This site is what remains of an Iron Age hill fort. Over 2,000 years old, this spot is a fantastic place for a picnic.


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Diggerland

A fantastic day out for the family. A lot of entertainment is set out for the children with play parks and rides. Food is available on site but they also provide picnic benches if you want to bring your own food. Oh and of course a lot of diggers!

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