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Buckfast Abbey scoops two awards at RHS Malvern Spring Festival

Buckfast Abbey is celebrating national recognition for its gardens after it was awarded a silver medal and the People’s Choice Best Show Garden at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival last week, putting its gardens firmly on the horticultural map. The festival, which is the first major UK horticultural show of the year, celebrates some of the...

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Discover Devon This May Half Term!

There’s so much going on over the May half term week, you’ll be spoilt for choice! Devon’s Top Attractions have plenty to keep everyone entertained with a full programme of Spring Bank Holiday fun, events and activities. Whatever the weather, Devon’s leading visitor attractions have everyone’s perfect day out waiting...

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Fundraising and Fun at the Pennywell Pursuit

Torrential rain and acres of mud did nothing to deter 158 trail runners taking part in the first Pennywell Pursuit 10k charity run. Organised by Pennywell Farm, near Buckfastleigh, together with Torbay Holiday Helpers Network (THHN) the event raised more than £2000 for charity. £5 from every entry and all profits went straight to...

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Climb aboard Crealy’s New Giddy Galleon, The Jolly Roger, this May Half Term

  Guests to Crealy Adventure Park & Resort this May Half Term are in for a treat, as they’ll be amongst the first to climb aboard the brand new giddy galleon with Captain Crealy and his shipmates! Unlike other pirate ship rides, The Jolly Roger rocks and spins simultaneously, so riders really do feel like they are on high...

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A Cracking Easter at Devon’s Top Attractions

A prolonged dry spell has given Devon Tourist Attractions a boost over the two week long Easter school holidays. With the Bank Holiday weekend falling right at the end of the school break, a fortnight of dry bright weather has meant steady visitor numbers since Devon schools broke up on 31st March. Chris Murray, Chairman of the Devon...

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Follow the #DevonBloggersquad on their Adventures on the Devon Egg Hunt!

Follow the Tin Box Traveller blogger on her first #Devonbloggersquad adventure on the #Devonegghunt at Woodlands Family Theme Park, meeting the Easter bunny. https://tinboxtraveller.co.uk/2017/04/easter-in-devon-easter-bunny-at-woodlands-family-theme-park/ Devon Day out: a pigging hgood time at Pennywell Farm  see the link ...

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An Egg-stra Special Easter for Devon!

Devon is gearing up for a ‘sp’egg’tacular’ Easter, full of non-stop family fun and some cracking Easter events. There’ll be something for everyone, from baskets to bunnies and chicks to chocolate, there is no ‘eggs-cuse’ not to join in Devon’s ‘egg-stra’ special Easter celebrations. Why...

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Devon Life's April Issue 2017 - Meet the people who make Devon's Top Attractions great!

Helping the holiday makers! Read all about what makes a Devon tourist attraction great?  The staff, of course. Chrissy Harris from Devon Life meets the people working hard to make our landmarks, gardens and amusement parks some of the best around.

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National Marine Aquarium welcomes Grey Reef Sharks

The National Marine Aquarium is delighted to announce that it has welcomed two new arrivals, Timor and Java, a pair of Grey Reef Sharks. The two male sharks have travelled from Indonesia and are on display in the Aquarium’s Great Barrier Reef Tank. Considered by many to be one of the world’s most beautiful and interesting species of...

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DEVON ASSOCIATION MEMBERS AMONG THE REGION’S MOST SOCIAL ATTRACTIONS

The Big Sheep, Clovelly Court Gardens, The Milky Way Adventure Park and Crealy Great Adventure Park all made the top 10 in a list of Devon’s most social attractions, according to a study by camping and glamping specialist Campsites.co.uk. The Devon Association of Tourist Attractions' members were featured in a round-up of Devon’s 50...

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New Chairman to Drive Devon’s Top Attractions Forward!

Chris Murray, owner of Pennywell Farm, near Buckfastleigh has once again taken on the role of Chairman for the Devon Association of Tourist Attractions (DATA) after a gap of more than 12 years. His election in November sees him return to a role that he is passionate about and he is determined to hit the ground running, anticipating a busy year...

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NEW Members Make the Grade at Devon’s Top Attractions!

NEW Members Make the Grade at Devon’s Top Attractions! The Devon Association of Tourist Attractions is pleased to announce that they have two NEW members joining the Association for 2017. Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park and Diggerland have both been awarded the acclaimed tourism quality stamp and the attractions now feature amongst...

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Devon’s Fun-Filled February Half Term – Guaranteed!

So, the weather’s not great and we’re in the middle of Winter, it’s nearly February Half Term and we’re all longing to see the first signs of Spring. Well fear not, Devon’s Top Attractions can banish those Winter blues in an instant with loads of fantastic ideas to keep everyone happy and occupied.  With over 40...

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South Devon Railway gains ten top awards in one year!

The scenic South Devon Railway (SDR) has really hit the awards jackpot with some style in 2016 by carrying off no fewer than nine top tourism and leisure awards during the year, and is also a shortlisted finalist for two more top regional and national awards to be announced in early 2017, bringing the tally to eleven prestigious bouquets! ...

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Double win for Seaton Tramway in the 2016 Devon Tourism Awards

Devon’s top tourism businesses were celebrating last night (Nov 10th) at the 7th annual Devon Tourism Awards in the Great Hall of the University of Exeter. Hosted by Judi Spiers and with special guest Jo Pavey, 75 awards were presented to winners in categories such as Glamping, Spa & Wellbeing, Hotels, Restaurants, Pubs and...

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Canonteign Falls Wins GOLD at Devon tourism awards

Canonteign Falls of Lower Ashton received the gold award for best small tourist attraction in Devon at the Devon Tourism Awards. The event was held at Exeter University in the great hall and was a truly wonderful evening, attended by over 300 finalists within Devon tourism. Canonteign Falls incorporates 2 waterfalls, a Victorian fern garden,play...

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The Milky Way Named Gold Winner in 2016 Visit Devon Tourism Awards for Large Visitor Attraction

The Milky Way Adventure Park near Bideford has been named the Best Large Visitor Attraction in Devon, making 2016 an amazing award-winning year for this family-run attraction. It was awarded a Gold Award in the Large Visitor Attraction category at the 2016 Visit Devon Awards last week, having already this year been named 7th best amusement park...

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National Marine Aquarium celebrates success at Devon Tourism Awards

The National Marine Aquarium is celebrating after a successful evening at the Devon Tourism Awards last night (10 November). The Aquarium was shortlisted in three categories, and scooped the Gold award for Sustainable Tourism, Silver award for Access and Inclusivity, and another Silver award for Venue and Business Tourism.  The evening was...

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Crealy Meadows goes for Gold at South West Tourism Awards

Crealy Meadows at Crealy Adventure Park & Resort has won gold at the Devon Tourism Awards 2016 in the ‘Camping & Caravanning Park of the Year’ category. This year the awards saw over 600 entries from across Dorset, Somerset, Bristol, Bath, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Devon, Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly. Judi Spiers hosted...

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Open House at Dartington Crystal until Christmas

The Torrington based visitor attraction at Dartington Crystal is offering free entry to their Factory Experience and Visitor Centre throughout November and December until Christmas. MD Neil Hughes said ”As many local folk like to use the factory shopping complex at Dartington in the run up to Christmas, we wanted to offer all our visitors a...

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The New Shop at RAMM

The Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery has opened a new shop, offering gifts which reflect the museum’s exhibitions and collections. The Shop at RAMM offers hand picked gifts and unique craft items alongside books and affordable souvenirs for children. A specially commissioned Exeter cityscape features on a range of...

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Devon Set For Hauntingly Good Half Term!

How quickly does October Half Term creep up on us all? With the spooky season almost here, there will be plenty to keep everyone entertained at Devon’s Top Attractions who have been busy organising the best ever selection of scary, fun and spooky surprises. There will be so much going on in Devon this half term, the county will be...

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Doug Allan at the National Marine Aquarium

Wildlife cameraman, Doug Allan will be joining the National Marine Aquarium for a special fundraising event for the Community Seagrass Initiative (CSI) next month. Taking place on 22 October, Doug will give a special talk detailing impossible shoots and hair raising stories from his incredible career that has taken him all over the world. A...

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Bumper Bank Holiday visitor numbers for Crealy Adventure Park & Resort

Crealy Adventure Park & Resort is celebrating a bumper bank holiday weekend with footfall at the multi-award winning family attraction up 25% versus 2015’s figures. The Park has also reported an increase of 11% for overnight stays at its camping, caravanning and glamping resort Crealy Meadows. Josh Haywood, General Manager said:...

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THE TOUR OF BRITAIN COMES TO DEVON!

The Tour of Britain will once again be arriving in Devon on Friday 9 September 2016.   The full 8 Stage Tour runs from 4th – 11th September and the Devon leg of the tour is Stage 6.  Starting in Sidmouth on East Devon's Jurassic Coast, the Devon stage will cover 150 kilometres of gruelling hilly countryside, finishing with a 6...

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A Bumper Bank Holiday Weekend for Devon!

It’s August Bank Holiday weekend, which means three whole days of summer fun for all the family! The hardest part is finding ideas on how to spend your Bank Holiday weekend in Devon.  But not to worry, Devon’s Top Attractions have a whole host of fantastic summer events and activities to choose from to help your weekend be the...

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Wildwood Escot Celebrates its First Anniversary

It’s been one year since Wildwood and Escot joined forces It's been one year since Wildwood and Escot joined forces. As a wildlife conservation charity, the support that we receive, through visits and membership, helps us to move closer to our vision of restoring the true wildwood. In the past year, we have added two lynx and a wildcat to...

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African Hunting Dog NOW at Exmoor Zoo

Ask any person to name a wild dog and the first name that comes to mind is the enigmatic painted or hunting dog from Africa! Lovely big black round ears and” painted” coat patterns of black, brown and white which give every individual their own unique pattern, African hunting dogs have got to be the most renown and remembered wild...

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School’s OUT, Scream and Shout!

What’s on in Devon this Summer? School’s out!  The sun has got his hat on and is coming out to play!  The summer holidays are here and it’s time to get planning some fun filled days out to enjoy the sunshine! Devon’s Top 40 Attractions are here to help you make the most of summer, offering top quality visitor...

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South Devon Railway's Magic Express Celebrating Harry Potter

Climb on board  the Magic Express this Summer at South Devon Railway, Harry Potter style! South Devon Railway have teamed up with Hannahs at Seale-Hayne who have a stunning exhibiton called Illustrating Harry Potter. On four special Saturdays throughout July and August there is a chance to jump on board the Magic Express and enjoy a...

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World of Country Life - Peking to Paris the Race is On!

Nigel Lee owner of World of Country Life in Exmouth and his friend Richard Turner from St David’s Veterinary Service introduced the public to their 1938 Ford 62 which they had spent a whole year rebuilding and adapting to take part the longest endurance car rally in the world – the Peking to Paris Rally – all to raise money for...

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Pig Race predicts EU Referendum Result

https://www.yousendit.com/download/cUJYeW4rYStFc0laQ2NUQw Having successfully predicted the outcome of the General Election last May, the Pennywell Miniature Pigs at Pennywell Farm in Devon have once again raced to determine Britain’s future. ‘Official Pollsters’ have had a string of well-publicised failures last year so as...

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Blackpool Sands Awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and prestigious Blue Flag status

Blackpool Sands Beach in South Devon has just received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. The achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned exceptional traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Recipients of Certificates of Excellence include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world...

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Devon’s Crealy all set to welcome 10 millionth visitor!

The team at Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park are getting ready to welcome their 10 millionth visitor to the Park in the next couple of weeks. Anticipation is building at the multi award-winning family attraction in East Devon as the number of visitors continues to grow steadily towards the milestone figure of 10 million. The lucky visitor...

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TripAdvisor Award for Exeter Cathedral

It has been announced today that Exeter Cathedral has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the third year running. The Cathedral, currently rated highest amongst the city’s attractions according to TripAdvisor reviews, adds the accolade to a “2016 top-rated” award from Travelzoo and its quality-assured...

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Make the Most of Devon this Half Term!

Devon’s Top Attractions have plenty to keep the children happy this May/June Half Term with a huge variety of special events and activities planned, going on right across Devon.  At more than 40 of Devon’s top visitor attractions there will be an abundance of family fun taking place. Get ready to set foot in a world set 160...

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Another NEW Member for the Devon Association of Tourist Attractions

The Devon Association of Tourist Attractions (DATA) is pleased to announce that the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) has joined the Association and has become one of Devon’s Top Attractions. This is the second top Exeter located visitor attraction this year to apply and be successful in obtaining membership. Earlier this...

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Seaton Tramway Welcomes Gilbert their NEW Mascot!

Seaton Tramway is inviting everyone to join them this year to meet their NEW mascot, Gilbert, the sprightly station master. Gilbert was the name of the Station Master who lived at Colyton Station from 1892 to 1908. Born in Exeter on 2nd November 1851, Gilbert Morris Cowd moved to Farnborough to begin working as a junior railway clerk for the...

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SPRING into Action for May Day Bank Holiday Weekend!

Isn’t it great to have two bank holidays in just one single month and with May being such a glorious month of the year it really does make you want to SPRING into some fun-time action. What could be better than to spend this May Day Bank Holiday weekend out and about across Devon having some good old family fun. Devon’s Top...

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Major conservation project to preserve Cathedral’s medieval statues

Major conservation project to preserve Cathedral’s medieval statues THE iconic image screen on the front of Exeter Cathedral is to undergo an extensive renovation – made possible thanks to the support of The Prince of Wales who made a donation through The Prince of Wales’ Charitable Foundation. The three rows of statues on...

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Lynton & Lynmouth Celebrate 126 year Anniversary

This years sees Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway celebrate their 126 Years anniversary. It was on 7th April, 1890 that the Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway made its first journey after only a three year construction period. The Cliff Railway was designed by George Marks, funded by Sir George Newnes and built by local man Bob Jones. The...

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Pennywell Farm in the UK Top 20

Award winning Pennywell Farm, near Buckfastleigh has landed on a spot amongst the top 20 farm attractions in the UK, in a list compiled by TripAdvisor Media Group. The accolade is based on industry research and TripAdvisor reviews. With over 400 farm parks now open to the public in the UK, Chris Murray, Pennywell’s owner and Managing...

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First Foal of the Season At The Miniature Pony Centre

In the early hours of 30th March Viola gave birth to a bonny baby boy, a skewbald colt. This is their first foal of the season and all of the staff at The Miniature Pony Centre are very excited to welcome him to the family. The Miniature Pony Centre’s theme for this year are names of famous cartoon characters. They will run a competition...

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Easter School Holiday Fun Continues

There’s still another week of the Easter school holidays and Devon’s Top Attractions are still offering a super collection of Easter themed days out and egg-stra special activities. The Easterical family fun continues for another WHOLE week!! Devon’s top 40 attractions are offering another week of non-stop Easter holiday treats...

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Egg-cited for a Crackin’ Easter in Devon!

Hip, Hop Hooray, Easter is on its way and Devon’s Top Attractions have been busy organising a super collection of Easter themed days out and egg-stra special activities ready for the Easter school holidays.  Easterical family fun guaranteed right across Devon at the 40 top visitor attractions. From bonnets to bunnies, Devon has got it...

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Devon’s Top Attractions Clean Up Devon!

Devon’s Top Attractions have been out on their annual ‘Clean up the County’ campaign, getting Devon clean and tidy, ready for Easter. Last year members of Devon’s Top Attractions noticed that there was a large amount of rubbish littering Devon’s roadsides, verges and hedge sides. Members said they regularly send out...

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A Master of Excellence in Bee Keeping for Quince Honey Farm

A Bee keeper from South Molton has been recognised as a Master of Excellence in bee farming. Paddy Wallace from Quince Honey Farm was  presented his certificate by the Lord Mayor of London Alderman, The Lord Mountevans at a glittering ceremony at Fishmongers’ hall on London Bridge on Monday, Febuary 15. Upon receiving his...

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Foundations laid for Exeter’s new Cathedral

The first bricks have been laid as part of an ambitious project to build a new Cathedral in the centre of Exeter – out of LEGO® bricks! The Bishop of Exeter, Dean of Exeter and members of the Cathedral’s Big LEGO Build team were joined by Ashburton Primary School pupil Isaac Mark to officially launch the build at a special...

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Devon is set for a Fun-Filled February Half Term!

Half term is nearly here again and before the children drive you crazy, Devon’s Top Attractions are here to help with loads of ideas to keep everyone happy and occupied with a fabulous week of family fun. Why not pay a visit this half term to Exeter Cathedral and explore the Cathedral as a family with their child-friendly tours? Listen to...

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River Dart Country Park Awarded 'Best Renewable Energy Project'

River Dart Country Park started 2016 in the best possible way, picking up the ‘Best Renewable Energy Project’ award, at the Western Morning News Countryside Awards. The achievement comes after a series of energy saving schemes, that has seen the park save over 1,400 tons of carbon over the course of an eight year period, and making...

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Sustainability Reaps Rewards for Pennywell Farm

The owner of a sustainable farm attraction near Buckfastleigh has recently been made a Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Societies. Pennywell Farm’s Chris Murray has been informed that in view of his personal achievements and continuing record of service to agriculture, his Associateship of the Society has been advanced to fellowship. This...

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The National Marine Aquarium's new Lemon Sharks go on public display

The National Marine Aquarium's two new Lemon Sharks have now entered the Atlantic Ocean tank, going on public display for the first time - adding a brand new species to the Aquarium Shark family.  The pair have been in quarantine since they arrived from The Netherlands in November, with the Aquarium's Husbandry team keeping a close eye on...

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Devon’s Top Attractions Announces Exeter Cathedral as a New Member

The Devon Association of Tourist Attractions is pleased to announce that Exeter Cathedral has joined the Association and has become one of Devon’s Top 40 Attractions. In order to qualify as a member, the Cathedral had to go through a rigorous inspection process and pass the association’s strict quality criteria.  These...

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The National Marine Aquarium to host launch of Ocean Citizens of the Future - a joint education project for Plymouth and Brest, France

The National Marine Aquarium will host a launch event for an exciting new education project - Ocean Citizens of the Future. Taking place on Friday 15th January, the launch will provide an opportunity for project partners and students to learn more about the project through a variety of hands on activities. Ocean Citizens of the Future is a three...

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Springboard for Tourism Event - Hosted by Pennywell Farm

Pennywell Farm to host the third annual Springboard for Tourism event

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Devon Tourism: Aquarium Hoping to Hook New Visitors. 18 April Date for Group Buyer Roadshow in Plymouth

The very best of Devon and the West Country will be on view for the UK tourism industry during a unique travel trade event now being planned. The Devon Group Travel Buyer Roadshow will take place at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth on Monday 18th April 2016 from 11.00 until 14.30. Arranged by Hampshire-based group travel specialists...

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In Search of Santa - 48 Hour Live Takeover Across Devon

Devon is set to be taken over this coming weekend of the 5th - 6th December. Devon’s Top Attractions have a 48 hour live takeover with three bloggers who will be visiting as many of Devon’s top visitor attractions as they can ‘in search of Santa and the Devon Christmas spirit’. They will be enjoying all types of...

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Light up your Christmas at Devon's Top Attractions!

If you are looking to visit Santa and want to enjoy a festive family day out with the lead up to Christmas, then look no further than a visit to one of Devon’s Top Attractions. The top 40 attractions have over 90 special seasonal treats, packed full of wondrous holiday magic and all wrapped up and waiting for you and your family. Simon...

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In Search of Santa at Devon's Top Attractions

Light up your Christmas with a special family outing - Go in search of Santa and feel that lovely warm Christmas spirit. Devon's Top Attractions have loads of ideas and masses of choice with the run up to Christmas.  Why not take Breakfast with Santa, Sail with Santa or see Santa by Steam. Visit  one of the many Santa's grottos,...

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Escot Park – Becomes Wildwood Escot and has New Charity Status.

From August 2015 Escot has become a registered charity and admission is  treated as a charitable donation please sign a gift aid form or  better still join the charity as a member and come as many times as you  like to Escot or their charities sister conservation centre near Canterbury.  To support Wildwood Trust's...

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Frightful Fun and Pumpkins Galore at Devon’s Top Attractions this Half Term!

Devon’s Top Attractions are gearing up for a hauntingly good October Half Term! There’s going to be lots of spine-tingling Halloween themed events that promise to entertain the whole family and keep all little monsters occupied throughout the whole of the Autumn half term week. The top visitor attractions will be offering a best...

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Gearing up for a Hauntingly Good Half Term!

There’s going to be much going on this October half term as Devon’s Top Attractions prepare to transform the county into a frightfully be-witching place.  They are stirring up a huge cauldron of events that will be sure to offer ‘chills and thrills’ for all ages! There will be pumpkins galore across Devon this...

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New Mascot for Pennywell Farm!

Pennywell Farm are pleased to announce they have a brand new addition to their happy family.  No, not one of their world famous miniature pigs this time but a 6 foot, lovable, pink, fluffy and cuddly mascot called Pippa Pig.   Pippa made her first guest appearance at the ‘Mad Mascot’s Tea Party’ held at Beverley...

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Mascot from Devon’s Top Attractions Wins Bake Off!

In celebration of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning Beverley Holidays hosted a 'Mad Mascot Tea Party and Bake Off'.  Mascots attended armed with their culinary cake creations ready for the judges to take a taste. There was stiff competition from the mascots who had all been extremely innovative with their homemade choice of cake,...

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South Devon Railway wins an 'Outstanding' in RHS and South West in Bloom's 'It's Your Neighbourhood' award 25.09.15

The scenic South Devon Railway (SDR) won a prestigious 'Outstanding' horticultural award from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and South West in Bloom' s 'It's Your Neighbourhood' competition on 25th September  SDR Groundsman Nic Wakeling was unable to attend .he ceremony, but one member of the Buckfastleigh gardens...

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‘Ben’ joins the Peco fleet of locomotives

Pecorama was delighted to welcome BBC News Correspondent and railway enthusiast Ben Ando recently, to perform the naming ceremony for their unique new locomotive. Powered by a mini motor car 998 cc petrol engine incorporating an automatic transmission, Ben becomes the 10th loco to join the Peco fleet. ‘’ Our new loco puts the...

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Whatever the Weather, Devon’s Top Attractions have it Covered!

The Bank Holiday weekend is nearly upon us and although the weather forecast looks to be a mix of sunshine and showers, Devon’s Top Attractions have it all covered. Most of the top 40 attractions are all-weather attractions and have lots to do undercover and out of the weather. So there is nothing to stop you from enjoying the non-stop family...

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National Marine Aquarium gains MSC certification

The National Marine Aquarium’s Waves Café has received Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, demonstrating its exemplary sustainable fish sourcing practices. MSC certification underlines the Aquarium’s commitment to only serve fish and seafood from responsible and sustainable fish sources, and is only awarded to fish...

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'Devon ROCKS this Summer'

Exeter College Media Students Film Mascots! Two students from Exeter College’s Art & Design and Media faculties have been working hard with a range of Devon tourism organisations to create a ‘mascot’ dance video. Haydon Beagley, 20, is studying on the university level FdA Film and Television Production course and Felix...

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Summertime Fun at Devon’s Top Attractions

The temperature is rising and Devon’s Top 40 Attractions are gearing up to offer their best ever sizzling summer of non-stop fun and entertainment. The top visitor attractions are spread right across the length and breadth of the county. So whether you live locally or are on holiday, there are sure to be a selection of attractions nearby...

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Miniature Pony Centre creates 3-D map of Devon’s Top Attractions

With so much to do in Devon the Miniature Pony Centre wanted to showcase all the quality attractions that are members of the Devon Association of Tourist Attractions (DATA). They came up with a great idea and quickly got to work to create a giant 3-D map which can now be found in the centre’s admission shop. Not only does the map promote all...

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Super Size vs. Super Mini’ The National Marine Aquarium gears up for a summer of fun

With the summer holidays on the horizon, parents will soon be looking for ways to keep the little ones entertained for the school break. The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth has the ideal solution for a fun day out for all the family, with daily ‘Super Size vs Super Mini’ themed shows and science and craft activities.  ...

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1940's Weekend at South Devon Railway

Saturday 4th July 2015 - Sunday 5th July 2015 Each year, the scenic South Devon Railway (SDR) teams up with the Devon area branch of the Military Vehicle Trust (MVT) to hold a 1940s-themed event on the first weekend of July, this year being held on 4th & 5th July at South Devon Railway. Members of the MVT will be setting up...

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Devon's Top Attractions Celebrate Landmark Year

  The Devon Association of Tourist Attractions celebrated 30 years in business this week at an event hosted at Pennywell Farm.  Many members of the top 40 attractions gathered to celebrate 3 decades of continued hard work within the tourism industry. DATA represents 40 of Devon’s best visitor attractions. To become a member a...

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Devon’s Top Attractions, 30th Anniversary Ticket Giveaway 01.06.15

The Devon Association of Tourist Attractions (DATA) is celebrating its 30th Anniversary year with a fantastic ticket giveaway competition. The Association have 30 family tickets up for grabs, one for each year since DATA was established and the winners get to choose which top attraction they wish to visit. The Association represents 40 of...

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Go Ape’s Chief Gorilla Crowned Winning Mascot at Devon County Show

Great entertainment was had by all at the Devon County Show when Devon’s Top Attraction mascots descended in their droves to put on the finest display of ‘mascot fun’ you have ever seen.  The 26 team of mascots travelled from all four corners of Devon to take part and join together to celebrate their 30 Anniversary Year....

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‘Everyone’s Perfect Day Out’ at Devon’s Top Attractions

There’s a real buzz in the air at Devon’s Top Attractions as we head towards the May Half Term holidays. Preparations are well underway at the attractions as they are busy putting together an exciting special events and activities programme, which will be sure to captivate and delight and not just for the young ones. The events...

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Exciting Events Programme Announced at Pecorama

There’s a big buzz at Pecorama as preparations are underway for the exciting special events programme taking place over the course of the season. As 2015 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Beer Heights Light Railway, there will be a vintage and steam focus at the weekend Festival in June and during Gala Week in August (24-31), Pecorama will...

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What’s NEW and coming to Devon’s Top Attractions?

Exciting New Toboggan Ride soon to open! Watermouth Family Theme Park & Castle, North Devon is proud to announce that they are building a brand new toboggan ride which will see both children and adults winding down a 250 metre alpine track. Planned to open for the summer holiday in July 2015. How fast will you be able to glide down the...

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Devon’s Top Attractions announce ‘Mascot Fun’ at Devon County Show

  As part of Devon’s Top Attractions 30th Anniversary celebrations, they have announced that their ‘Mascots’ will be making a special star appearance at this year’s Devon County Show on 23rd May for some fun and frolics.  The mascots will be taking part in a hilarious obstacle race, which is sure to be a highly...

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National Marine Aquarium launches ‘What a Waste’ crowdfunder campaign

The National Marine Aquarium is launching a crowdfunder campaign to help raise funds for a brand new exhibit about marine plastic pollution. Aiming to raise at least £30,000, the ‘What a Waste’ exhibit will be used to educate visitors on the dangers plastic pollution poses to marine life and inspire them to help reduce it and its...

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The Miniature Pony Centre, Dartmoor welcomes its first foal of the year!

Late on the 15th April the Miniature Pony Centre, Dartmoor welcomed its first gorgeous foal of the year!  Mum Tinkerbell, gave birth to a scrummy baby boy. We are still hunting for the perfect name for this darling little foal and we have launched a competition for our customers to give suggestions on our Facebook page, ‘The Original...

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NEWS - BBC ANTIQUES SERIES FLOG IT COMES TO POWDERHAM CASTLE

The popular BBC One antiques programme Flog It presented by Paul Martin, is set to visit Powderham Castle, in Devon on Thursday 7th May 2015. Flog It – the major BBC antiques show is now on its fourteenth series and regularly achieves an audience of over two million viewers in its weekday afternoon slot. Powderham Castle, the home to...

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The National Marine Aquarium’s Loggerhead Turtle ‘Snorkel’ immortalized in cake form

The National Marine Aquarium welcomed a very special delivery yesterday (9th April) – Plymouth’s favourite Loggerhead Turtle, Snorkel, in cake form! Donated by Oak Furniture Land to celebrate the opening of its first store in Plymouth, the lifelike Snorkel cake measured an impressive 2ft by 4ft long. Created by cake artist, Christine...

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Party Political Pig Racing

As election fever hots up around the country, the world famous Pennywell Miniature pigs have started a campaign battle of their own as their daily pig races get political. At Pennywell Farm, near Buckfastleigh the prospective piggy candidates run their daily race at 2.30pm.  Lining up to start the race, representing Labour is Ed Swiliband,...

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Devon's Top Attractions know their Families

Many of Devon's top attractions are perfect for families and it's not just because of years of research it's because many are family run businesses.  Now in their 3rd generation, Stuart Line Cruises has been nominated for the Express and Echo's Family Run Business of the Year Award. Started in 1968 by the late Tony Stuart, the passenger...

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Devon’s Top Attractions ‘Clean up the County’

Devon’s Top Attractions have been out in force on a mission to ‘Clean up the County’ ready for Easter. It was noted at a recent Devon’s Top Attractions member’s meeting that there was a terrific amount of rubbish and debris littering Devon’s roadsides, highways, verges and hedge sides.  Many members...

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What's New at Devon's Top Attractions for 2015

  Two NEW awesome rollercoasters are coming to two of Devon’s Top 40 Attractions for 2015! Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park - Exeter Devon’s Crealy are excited to announce a brand new family rollercoaster which will be opening at the park at the end of May 2015.  The twister rollercoaster will feature 310...

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Mascot Madness at Sandy Park Rugby

Famous mascots from right across Devon descended upon Sandy Park for some half time frivolity during the Exeter Chiefs v London Welsh rugby match. This ‘mascots in unison’ event was to mark the Rugby World Cup games coming to Devon and to celebrate Devon’s Top Attractions 30th Anniversary year. The Exeter Chiefs kindly agreed...

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