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).
Hidden Valley Discovery Park is a unique and fun attraction for the entire family. Explore the Forbidden Mansion, discover secret passageways, an upside down dining room, shrinking corridor and Moriarty’s Missions. There’s a Sherlock detective trail and Indiana trail; plus miniature railway, maze and gardens and Tibbohton, an enchanting and magical place waiting to be discovered.
Come and explore War Horse Valley – its farming history, its people and its Wartime stories and of course the place where the story of Joey and Albert was born. Fantastic WW1 exhibition and replica trench, with an audio-visual presentation by award-winning children’s writer Michael Morpurgo. Loads for the children to do: tractor trailer rides, vintage farm machinery, watching the milking, feeding calves, meeting Joey the horse and lots of different farm animals. There’s an indoor kart track and picturesque farm trail and tearoom.
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.
Historically, Bude’s Lower Wharf was constructed to allow sailing vessels into the Lower Basin. Back in 1923 the area was a hive of activity as people went about their daily business from the surrounding warehouses that supported the workings of the Bude Canal. Today, the use of the buildings may have changed, but the Lower Wharf area is still a buzz with people who now enjoy the delicious food both on and off the water from the many cafes and restaurants. Designer makers demonstrate their craft skills and sell beautiful handmade gifts or if you’re feeling energetic you can hire a rowing boat or pedalo and take to the water.
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!
The Rebel is a modern, traditional style cinema showing the latest Big Screen releases for Bude and the surrounding North Cornwall & Devon area.
St Swithins church, Launcells, Bude. Why not visit this ancient, beautiful, hidden church, in its fantastic rustic woodland setting, by a stream. Dating back over 1,000 years, this Grade 1 listed Church is logged as one of the 1,000 best churches in England. Free tour and refreshments every Wednesday afternoon, May to September.
See the lovingly restored Victorian locamotives and travel the enchanting narrow gauge railway to Newmills and its popular Farm Park. Enjoy a tasty lunch or treat in our Café, browse the Museum, take home a souvenir of your visit from our well-stocked Gift & Book Shop, and explore the historic Cornish town of Launceston. Tickets valid all day!
Each of the 12,000 collection items has its own story to tell. Stories about the battles that have been fought, weapons that were used or personal letters that were written on the battlefield. This former headquarters of the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry houses more than three hundred years of military history, a library and conference and exposition rooms.Our Gift Shop sells a varied range of books, gifts, cards and souvenirs which chime with the museum’s themes. As well as our fantastic range of gift items, visitors can also purchase ice creams, fudge and bottled water. The Gift Shop is situated inside The Keep, at the entrance to the museum. Visitors to the shop are welcome to browse the shop without visiting the museum. All profits from the shop are used to support the charitable purposes of the museum.