Places to go

Food, normally a pretty thing to get sorted!

The Kings Arms in Otterton used to be very good, landlord changed and was poor, landlord changed again and is supposed to be better again, they do cater for a lot from the site, The Kings Arms Otterton

The Rolle Arms in East Budleigh – Very Good. The Rolle Arms

The Ship Inn at Cockwood is very good, we love to go there for a seafood special, piles of mussels, prawns, squid etc scrumptious! But expensive. You can drive round but good to take the ferry from Exmouth to Starcross or Dawlish (long walk). Or even train to Exeter, turn round back to Starcross, Loads of Options – driving is the boring one! The Ship Inn – Cockwood 

Check Ferry Times: Ferry Times

The Powder Monkey in Exmouth is a Weatherspoons, and very cheap for what you get. The Powder Monkey

In the main square in Exmouth is a very good Steak House, opposite corner to the indoor market. 

Also the on site Pebbles Restaurant is good, OK prices & good food, the carvery was very good. Pebbles Resturant

Crealy AdventurePark

Go for it! For the Kids or mums or dads, hey I’ve had many a good hour on the wet days!! A mega indoor playground where adults can play too!, with outdoor rides.  Crealy is a converted farm with Donkey Rides Etc as well, And make sure you don’t miss the farm shows and volunteer the kids for the feeding demo’s, I will say no more! It’s Good.

Crealy can be found, just head for Junction 30 and turn right at the last roundabout before the motorway. Approx 25 – 35 mins drive. Take a packed lunch if you want to save money.

If you decide to go to Crealy, buy your tickets from Ladram Reception, they are cheaper

 Have a look at their website

Crealy Park

Stuart Line Cruises – Fishing or Exe Cruises

Further a field

If you pop to Reception they have hundreds of leaflets  covering butterfly farms to marble and glass blowing.

Explore the area

Trago Mills

This place will not only provide you with budget shopping from toys, bikes, camping, car bits, DIY, to designer stuff  and even art, fishing and horsey stuff, I won’t say its got it all but it must be close!

Trago Mills is also supported by a kid’s entertainment area with, Trains, Bumper Boats, Go Karts, Penny Arcade Etc Etc. If you go plan a day out!  OK for wet weather

Trago Mills can be found by heading to Junction 30 turn left for approx 10-15 miles (follow the A38 to Plymouth) turn left and follow the signs for Newton Abbot then Trago Mills.

Take a packed lunch if you want to save money.

Have a look at their website and choose Newton Abbot

 Area Information – Drives and walks

In the caravan in the In the draws by the telly you can find several maps of the area and several books covering many walks in the area, They are:


OS Map 192 1:50,000, Exeter and Sidmouth

OS Map 191 1:50,000, Oakhampton and North Dartmoor

OS Explorer Map 115, 1:25,000, Exmouth and Sidmouth


 Along The Otter – Chips Barber

Circular Walks on Eastern Dartmoor – Liz Jones

Ten Family Walks in East Devon – Sally & Chips Barber

Walk The East Devon Coast – Chips Barber

Walks on and Around Woodbury Common – Chips Barber

Short Circular Walks in and Around Sidmouth – Chips Barber

Exploring Dartmoor Again – Harry Starkey

Walks in Historic Devon – Michael Bennie

World of Country Life

Paintballing & Laser Games: 

Go Karts  

Model Railways, Beer 

Woodlands Park, Exmouth 

Permanent Orienteering Courses

East Devon Coast