A unique opportunity to experience the trill of flying a trained bird of prey guided by Julian Clement at Countryside Hawking. With over 25 years of falconry experience Julian's knowledge of these birds, their habitats and the ancient art of falconry is second to none. Book a "one to one " encounter of come as a family. Larger groups can also be arrange. These magnificent birds including falcons, hawks and owls, an experience you will remember for years to come.
Ilfracombe Aquarium is an award-winning, all-weather, educational, family attraction located in the Old Lifeboat House alongside Ilfracombe's picturesque and historic harbour. The town is found on the dramatic North Devon coast 20 minutes drive from Barnstaple, just over an hours drive from Bude, set amongst the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
We're all kids at heart, so why not take the plunge and join Sam Roberts from Atlantic Pursuits to learn Canadian Canoeing. You’ll have lots of fun and a truly great experience. Paddle sport activities are based on the Bude Canal (by the Tourist Information Centre). A discount is available if you’re planning on doing several activities.
On your visit you’ll will see British and Asian Short Clawed Otters playing and being fed close at hand. Wallabies and Muntjac Deer roam the 21-acre grounds. There are Fallow Deer in a woodland enclosure, and you’ll come across Deer and Birds of Prey in the the wildwood. Check out the Meerkats from the walkway and see the Servals before walking to the Old Quarry and tranquil Quarry Pool. There are picnic areas and a fantastic Tea Room. The Centre, its conservation efforts and rehabilitation activities are funded entirely by the income received from visitors.
Welcome to Devon's Large Attraction of the Year!! When looking for the best days out, The BIG Sheep is an award winning attraction full of fun and laughter for the whole family with masses of animals, activities and even its own brewery! The whole flock are committed to ensuring that everyone in the family has a guaranteed great day out!
Crabbing remains a family favourite pastime on the beaches in Bude. It’s cheap, fun and a great way for children to learn about the animals that live on the sea shore.
Exploring rockpools is like discovering a hidden world that children (and adults) might otherwise overlook. There's are a wide variety of species, with complex relationships all living in this secret habitat. They can be a fantastic way to learn about marine organisms that would otherwise be very difficult to see and learn about.
With so many spectacular walks in the Bude area, it can be tough deciding what to do. Harry McConville B.A.(Mod.) Nat.Sci. who is a local artist, historian and naturalist will pick the very best route for the season and sights, which could include the SWCP, canal, nature reserve or battle site. Children will love the pond dipping and rockpool ramble sessions.
Don’t miss out on this multi award winning family day out just 15 miles from Bude – there’s loads of fun on offer plus they’ve made a huge effort to keep everyone safe and it’s gaining them rave reviews! Remember, everyone must book online at this time.
Trethorne has something for all ages, whatever the weather! We feel we offer more activities on one site than anywhere in the West country - and are delighted to welcome and entertain you and your family.