There are plenty of local attractions and places to visit, all within easy distance of Bigbury on Sea.
There is something for everyone. There are stately homes and gardens and even a working vineyard. For younger children there are the cuddly animals on the farm or the lions in the zoo. if you are more energetic you can have a fun day out at the Woodlands theme park or take a trip back to the past on a steam train.
Pennywell Farm (15 miles) – Pennywell Farm is the largest farm tourist attraction in the south west of England and is situated just outside the town of Buckfastleigh. A great place for children with plenty of opportunities to meet and touch animals. There are regular shows and displays relating to animals and farming. You can watch the falcons or go for a pony ride.
Sharpham Vineyard (18 miles) – A local vinyard which offer a range of tours above from a simple self-guided ‘Trek and Taste’ to a guided ‘Vine to Wine’ walk with tour guides. Tours can include lunch or a sample of local produced cheese.
Woodlands Family Theme Park (13 miles) – The largest theme and leisure park in the South West with sixty acres of rides and activities. a large number of rides, indoor play centres, outdoor adventures, Zoo-Farm, and Falconry Centre.
Miniature Pony Centre (31 miles) – Experience animals, activities and discovery, all set in 20 acres of beautiful parkland within Dartmoor National Park. The traditional stable yard, covered barn and open paddocks with pony rides and demonstrations.
Dartmoor Otters and Buckfast Butterflies (17 miles) Learn about tropical butterflies in the specially designed habitat. You not only see the butterflies but feel the rainforest atmosphere that they enjoy as you see their amazing life cycle unfold. In the Otter Sanctuary there are three species of Otter to see, British, Asian and North American.
South Devon Railway (17 miles) The South Devon Railway is the longest established steam railway in the South West. 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.
Slapton Sands (15 miles) – A long curving beach with a large fresh water lagoon. This unique habitat is maintained as a Nature Reserve. Slapton Sands is also infamous for the pre D-Day training disaster which cost the lives of many American servicemen.
Buckfast Abbey (18 miles) Buckfast Abbey is the home of a Community of Roman Catholic Benedictine monks in Devon, England. The first monastery was founded in 1018, the current building was started in 1884.
Mount Edgcumbe House & Country Park (29 miles via Torpoint ferry)Mount Edgcumbe House is the former home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe. Set in Grade I Cornish Gardens within 865 acres Country Park on the Rame Peninsula, South East Cornwall.
National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth (16 miles) Visit the UK’s largest aquarium and be amazed at our fascinating underwater world your journey will take you across the world’s oceans, from the shores of Plymouth to the coral reefs of the tropics.
Paignton Zoo (23 miles) The South West’s largest zoo. Explore our great wild world: 2000 creatures, six animal habitats, Jungle Express train, indoor play areas, good food & easy access. A great family day out.