On the outskirts of Dartmouth you will come across an all time family favourite ... Woodlands. Come rain or shine you can be sure of a fun filled day for the very young to those who still want to be young ! Packed with water slides, indoor play areas, outdoor play areas, animals and so much more, you can be sure of a great day out. Tickets are of course cheaper if you purchase them in advance online.
Should you be unlucky enough to experience a few wet days whilst staying in the South Hams, Plymouth is only a forty five minute drive away. Apart from the usual shopping precincts Plymouth offers a 19 screen cinema, ten pin bowling , an ice-skating rink , boat trips, the historical Barbican and of course the National Marine Aquarium.
And if this lot wasn't enough, we're only half an hour from Dartmoor too !
Dartmouth is easily accessible from Torcross and enroute you will pass some magnificent coastal views and the beautiful Blackpool Sands. This is a privately run shingle beach complete with life guard, toilets and café. Parking charges do apply but it is well worth spending some time here.
Dartmouth itself is the Balamory of South Devon and a picturesque town situated on the banks of the River Dart. From here you can visit the local shops, pubs, restaurants and Dartmouth Castle. You can also hop on the Dartmouth Steam Railway or grab a boat cruise up the estuary.
LOWER TERAWHITI FARM, SOUTH MILTON, KINGSBRIDGE, SOUTH DEVON, TQ7 3JT
So having explored what there is to see from your door step at Lower Terawhiti Farm, you may feel like hoping in the car and going a little further afield.
South Devon oozes a vast array of places to go and things to see for all ages and all weather forecasts.
Just thirty minutes away from Lower Terawhiti Farm, the old market town of Totnes is well worth a visit. It is full of character and characters and has some super individual shops to peek in. There's also Totnes Castle and the Rare Breeds Farm which is great for the little ones. Having spent time here why not stroll across to the South Devon Railway where you can catch the steam train to Buckfastleigh. From here you can visit the Dartmoor Otters and Buckfast Butterflies.
Paignton is a fifteen minute drive from Totnes and has several popular attractions including Paignton Zoo, Dartmouth Steam Railway and the waterpark Splashdown. There is also a great park on the sea front for young children and a traditional pier to stroll down.
Ten minutes on from Paignton will take you to Torquay which not only has a shopping centre and harbour, but also Living Coasts where you can walk amongst the penguins and experience close encounters with octopus, sting rays and much much more. If the weather's not too good then the prehistoric caves of Kents Cavern is well worth a visit. They will take you back to the Stone Age and you will walk through 400 million year old rocks and view spectacular stalagmites and stalactites.
If its a long stretch of beach you're after and traditional fish and chips then Torcross and Slapton Sands are just the ticket. Although a pebbly beach, it is one of the most picturesque beaches in South Devon and here you able to see one of the tanks which was involved in Exercise Tiger in 1944. Super fish and chips are available from the Star Bay Inn and other restaurants along the sea front.
Whilst in the area, there is a stunning cliff walk down to the Start Bay Lighthouse, some of which is pushchair friendly. Car parking charges to apply but are often reduced after 4pm.
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A LITTLE FURTHER AFIELD ....