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East Devon near Sidmouth 

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Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth

The Donkey Sanctuary is right beside the Holiday Park and offers 365 access for free to all ages. Kids love it here as you can walk and touch the donkeys in the yard or just relax walking around the sanctuary. There is also a small Cafe/Restaurant which although busy in summer is great for a coffee or ice-cream.
   
Walking with Llamas, Peak Hill, Sidmouth Just West of Sidmouth you can Walk with Llamas along part of the Jurassic Coast Path. All walks have breathtaking views of the Jurassic Coastline and surrounding countryside - on clear days you can see as far as Haytor on Dartmoor to the west, and the island of Portland to the east. To take advantage of the spectacular scenery, the usual walks do involve some uphill walking- however flatter walks can be arranged if required. It's different and unlike Camel rides you never get the hump !!
   
Beer Quarry Caves, Branscombe Around 2 miles East of the lodge, Beer Quarry Caves is a vast man-made complex of underground caverns which was created by centuries of quarrying the famous Beer Stone. The underground quarry, first worked by the Romans, supplied stone for 24 cathedrals including Exeter and St.Paul's, parts of Westminster Abbey,the Tower of London, Hampton Court and Windsor Castle. Quarried by hand, a small block weighing 4 tons, the stone was carted on horse-drawn wagons and by barges from Beer beach to its destination, sometimes involving journeys of several hundreds of miles. The quarry closed around 1920 as a new quarry opposite was opened. This closed in 2003, but now you can visit and join a 60 minute walking tour. FYI - it's always 11 degrees in there no matter what the weather outside so wear the right clothing !!
   
Pecorama, Beer Pecorama, one of Devon's leading tourist attractions is set on the hillside above the picturesque fishing village of Beer and is home to the world's foremost manufacturer of model railway track. PECO Streamline. The Model Railway Exhibition and Shop boasts a superb display of model railway layouts in all the many scales and gauges produced by the company. The Beer Heights Light Railway is a 7 1/4 inch gauge passenger- carrying miniature railway carriages on which you can ride around the site (over 1 mile). Finally there is Crazy Golf, an Indoor Play Area, large gardens and 2 Cafe's.

Note early closing on Saturdays !!
   
Crealys, Devon Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park is an award winning family attraction located just minutes from junction 30 of the M5 near Exeter and around 25 minutes from the Lodge. The Park has over 60 rides and attractions set in over 100 acres of glorious Devon countryside. The park caters for the whole family, from the smallest children to parents and grandparents alike. There are over 100 animals, 30 outdoor attractions and a variety of other activities to choose from. With heart-stopping rides for thrill seekers to soft-play and animal petting for younger guests.
   
Dinosaurland, Lyme Regis Dinosaurland Fossil Museum is a private museum which is owned and run by Palaeontologist Steve Davies and his wife Jenny. The museum contains a spectacular collection of the local Jurassic marine fossils. The collection grows each year and is now probably the best fossil collection on public display in SW England. It is a traditional museum using the beauty and majesty of more than 9000 specimens to show people just how exciting and wonderful the world of fossils and dinosaurs really is. The Museum is housed in a magnificent grade 1 listed building which was once the Congregational Church. The pioneering fossil hunter Mary Anning was baptised here on 27th June 1799. She discovered the first Ichthyosaur on the beaches here in 1811. There is also a kids quiz - great for rainy days.
   
Babbacombe Model Village Babbacombe Model Village has over 400 models of houses, stately homes, factories, shops, entertainment venues and  environmental features. There are a variety of architectural styles from medieval through Shakespearean to Victorian, along with railways, vehicles and some well known monuments and landmarks.  Not forgetting, of course, 13,000 miniature people who live in the village. Some of the more favourite models include: the house on fire, Stonehenge, the model railway, the city, the football stadium (including the streakers) and the beach and lake, complete with its own naturist beach. Around 45 minutes from the lodge and great for a day out in Torquay.