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- Fantasy Island is an amusement park within Bowleaze Cove and provides entertainment for the whole family. Fantasy Island has a wide range of rides including spinning tea pot, big wheel, helter skelter, bumper cars, flying elephants, and amusement arcade. Entry is free and you then pay for individual rides or can by a wrist band that gives unlimited use for set periods.
- The Arthurian Centre is set in 20 acres surrounding ‘King Arthur’s Stone’ where King Arthur and Mordred met for their last battle. Both the inscribed stone and battle are both dated by earliest stories to AD540. The exhibition helps explain the history and legends of King Arthur. Well worth combing a visit with Tintagel Castle and nearby Camelford considered by some to be the site of Camelot.
- Battle Abbey and 1066 Battle of Hastings Battlefield for a fantastic family day out! The exhibitions and the interactive displays bring the battle to life and gives you a really vivid idea of what happened in England at the time of the conquest. There is an audio tour which is complete with battle sounds and voices to create the atmosphere of this epic war as you roam the abbey ruins and stand where King Harold died. The Battle of Hastings took place in October 1066. Duke William of Normandy defeated the British King Harold and it is known as the most famous battle ever fought in the country. William of Normandy was then crowned as King William I which meant the end of Anglo Saxon England! This marked the advent of Common Law in England which still affects us today 1000 years later. The abbey was built in 1070 by King William then known as ‘the conqueror’. It was a symbol of his victory and served as a memorial to the dead whose corpses covered the fields for over 100 acres of the battle site. It stands today as a symbol of Norman triumph over England and its said that the high altar in the church itself stands on the spot that King Harold died on. Abbey museum explores the history of the abbey and contains a selection of historical items found during excavations of the site. Children will also enjoy the Discovery Centre which is open at weekends during the season and throughout the school holidays.Parking (charged) Cafe Picnic area Shop Toilets Disabled access Dogs on leads Museum Gardens Audio Tours (foreign language) Family Friendly Baby change Bottle and food warmers Play areas Pushchairs allowedSee the 1066: The Battle for England exhibition.
- Wookey Hole cave system has 25 chambers and was formed through erosion of the limestone hills by the River Axe. Before emerging at Wookey Hole the water enters underground streams and passes through other caves such as Swildon’s Hole and St Cuthbert’s Swallet. After resurging, the waters of the River Axe are used in a handmade paper mill, which began operations circa 1610, although a corn grinding mill operated there as early as 1086. The caves, at a constant temperature of 11 °C (52 °F), have been used by humans for around 50,000 years. The low temperature means that the caves can be used for maturing Cheddar cheese.
- Tangmere Military Aviation Museum was established on the old RAF Tangmere airfield. From its beginnings in 1916, through its illustrious service as one of Britain’s front line fighter bases during WW2 and on to its key role as home to the world speed record breaking aircraft of the High Speed Flight in the post war years it has occupied a unique place in aviation history. The museum contains priceless historic aircraft such as Neville Duke’s world record breaking Hawker Hunter, actual equipment used by the brave SOE agents who were carried into occupied France on ‘black Lysander’ flights from Tangmere, flight simulators where you can try your hand at flying, a full sized replica of the very first Spitfire prototype and more.
- The Golden Hind at Brixham is a full sized replica of one of the most iconic ships from the age of exploration being a feature of this picturesque harbour since 1964. There’s so much to see and explore above and below its five decks, with many hands on exhibits giving the visitor of all ages a wonderful insight to the incredible life at sea in Tudor times.
- The Big Sheep is an all weather attraction in North Devon. The Big Sheep is a great day family day out for children and adults. There’s a brewery, garden centre, sheepy shop, the indoor playground and outdoor laser guns. With live shows throughout the day including bottle-feeding lambs, sheep shearing, duck trails and much, much more.
- Beer has been produced in Faversham, Kent for over 850 years at the Sherpherd Neame Brewery. The brewery has a visitor center with shop and tours showing the public the traditional methods of brewing.As this is a working brewery tour numbers are limited and it is advised to book in advance. Special events run throughout the year along with school, corporate and group visits.
- The GlenDronach Distiller was founded in 1826, located in the valley of Forgue in Aberdeenshire, takes its name from the Dronac burn which is the distillery’s water source. The GlenDronach Distillery has a Visitor Centre and gift shop, with guided tours running regularly throughout the day. Opening times vary during the year and during August the distillery is silent but this allows access to some areas not allowed when operational.
- The Milky Way Adventure Park has a wide range of attractions to suit all ages, whatever the weather. With over 85,000 sq ft of indoor fun & acres of outdoor activities, The Milky Way theme park is the biggest all weather, family day out in North Devon! There are so many things to do plus ALL the rides are included in the entrance fee!