Local Activities

Bridwell’s convenient location is within easy reach of numerous Devon attractions.

We list some popular activities and ideas below, and we recommend visiting the following useful websites:

Not forgetting, a super set of bespoke activities can be arranged to take place at Bridwell, tailored especially for you and your guests.

Places to Visit

  • Coldharbour Mill, Uffculme is a 200 year old spinning mill; there is a licensed café and mill shop that sells many unique products manufactured exclusively by the mill. www.coldharbourmill.org.uk
  • Bickleigh Mill, 18th century working water mill. www.bickleighmill.com
  • Knightshayes Court, Tiverton. A National Trust Victorian country house with richly decorated interiors and gardens with outstanding plant collection and restaurant on site. Please check website for opening times as they do vary throughout the year. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knightshayes
  • Bicton Botanical Gardens, one of Devon’s magnificent historic gardens, museum and children’s play area. www.bictongardens.co.uk
  • Grand Western Canal, to be explored by canoe, kayak or horse drawn barge. www.tivertoncanal.co.uk
  • Willie Harcourt-Cooze. Visit world famous Chocolatier and take a tour of his Devon Chocolate Factory in Uffculme – to be arranged through the Bridwell Park team only. www.williescacao.com
  • Exeter Cathedral. www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk
  • Exeter’s Underground Passages. Unique, medieval passages beneath Exeter’s city centre. www.exeter.gov.uk-passages
  • Budleigh Salterton Beach. One of Devon’s most unspoilt and charming towns, Budleigh Salterton has a breathtaking bay with a pebble beach in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering safe clean waters for bathing. www.visitbudleigh.com
  • Exmouth Beach. Exmouth has two miles of golden sands. A busy beach, it is seldom overcrowded, and the Esplanade is a pleasure to stroll along, offering panoramic views of the Exe estuary. www.exmouthguide.co.uk
  • Stuart Line Cruises. River or Sea Cruises & Private Charter from Exmouth Marina. www.stuartlinecruises.co.uk

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For Children

  • Crealy Adventure Park, nr Exeter. The South West’s largest theme park. With rides for adults and children alike and other indoor activities this is a great day out for families. www.crealy.co.uk/devon
  • Diggerland. Jjust 5 minutes from Bridwell Park, with digger rides and attractions for all ages. You can even drive a digger yourself. www.diggerland.com
  • Pennywell Farm Activity Centre, Buckfastleigh. Meet, cuddle, feed, and enjoy a wide range child orientated fun activities in a magical farm setting. www.pennywellfarm.co.uk

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