Camel Valley Vineyard

Their unique tours are relaxed and friendly and the location is stunning; sitting on the terrace sipping Camel Valley wine on a summer’s afternoon is magical. You’ll find their attitude refreshingly down to earth – there’s no snobbery , just a deep and enthusiastic love of wine that we hope you’ll find infectious.

If a tour’s not for you then they also sell wine by the glass or half glass on the terrace throughout the day, which is a very relaxed and enjoyable way of tasting wine and enjoying the wonderful view.

T 01208 77959 SN PL30 5LG

St Austell Brewery

Take a guided tour through the Victorian Brewery and experience the whole brewing process – find out about the secret spring that supplies their water and experience each step in creating the South West’s most popular beers. Their Visitor Centre has won a Silver award in the Green Tourism Business Scheme and was also Highly Commended at the 2014 South West Tourism Awards.

Make sure you leave time for the Hicks Bar for some essential sampling of their award winning beers plus the chance to enjoy home cooked pub food and snacks prepared to order.

T 0845 241 1122 SN PL25 4BY


Classic English wines are produced at Sharpham vineyard as a result of a happy marriage of soil, climate and grape variety known as terroir.  In the winery, they employ both New World and traditional techniques to best develop their unique regional characteristics. Why not visit, sample, and make up your own minds about this great English wine maker?

Quality, taste and excellence are the enduring hallmarks of their award-winning range of English cheeses. They combine meticulous attention to hygiene with traditional methods including cutting, moulding and turning, all performed entirely by hand. Their cheese dairy provides you with the chance to look in on the making areas and follow the process from start to finish.

T 01803 732203 SN TQ9 7UT

South Devon Chilli Farm

The South Devon Chilli Farm started in 2003 and has grown steadily to the point where they now grow over 10,000 chilli plants every year and harvest tons of fresh chillies which they sell fresh or use in their range of chilli sauceschilli preserves (including their famous Chilli Jam) and their ever-growing range of chilli chocolate.

Their farm, cafe and shop are open to visitors all year round and you are free to wander among the fruiting chilli plants (Summer onwards), sample and buy all of the sauces, preserves and chocolate made on the farm and buy chilli seedlings (April/May) and plants (June onwards).

T 01548 550782 SN TQ7 4DX

Royal William Yard Plymouth

The Grade 1 former Royal Naval victualling buildings are coming alive with cafes, bars, restaurants, museum and art galleries so if you fancy a bit of shopping or a great meal at River Cottage or Wagamama, head on down to Plymouth.

Dartmoor Zoo

Over 1000 creatures in 30 acres of beautiful Devon countryside, only 3 miles from Plymouth. This is a big cat conservation centre, with lions, tigers, jaguars, cheetahs, leopard, wolves, bears, and many other types of animal.  They have flying displays at the falconry (they also offer falconry courses) including Eagles, Falcons, Buzzards, Owls and Kestrels. Watch the otters being fed, or have a “paws on” experience with a variety of animals – from Tarantulas to Tiger cubs – in the all-weather Talk, Touch, Learn facility. Open daily from 10.00.

T 01752 837645   SN PL7 5DG

Tamar Ottery

On your visit to the Tamar Otter & Wildlife Centre you will see British and Asian Short Clawed Otters playing and being fed close at hand – call ahead to find out feeding times.

There are Fallow Deer in a woodland enclosure and you will see Wallabies and Muntjac Deer roaming around the 21 acre grounds.

We have several Owl species and other birds of prey.

Enter the wildwood and you will come across Deer, Birds of Prey, Meerkats, Wallabies and Scottish Wildcats and eventually you will come across the tranquil quarry pool.

T 01566 785646 SN PL15 8GW

Lydford Gorge

Only 15mins from us, the gorge is an amazing place to visit at any time of the year. The wildlife, river, plants and trees provide a stunning show each and every day.

Dippers and wagtails can be seen flying low over the river, while woodland birds can be spotted darting about in the trees.

Bluebells and wild garlic provide a heady scent and patchwork quilt of green, white and blue in May. Throughout the spring and summer other wildflowers add to the array of colours from pink purslane to the yellows of primroses and buttercups. The trees provide a spectrum of colour from the bright greens of the spring to the rich reds, oranges and yellows of autumn.

T 01822 820320 SN EX20 4BH