things to do in South Devon

Explore more of South Devon; discover the history, roam free on epic countryside walks and truly lose yourself in nature.

Whether you’re looking for fun and interesting attractions, secret woodland trails, or to relax on sandy beaches, there’s something for everyone to get involved in, on your holiday break to Hawkchurch.

our favourite things to do in Axminster

Lyme Regis

Visit the famous fishing town of Lyme Regis, where you’ll find the famous River Cottage Deli selling delicious dishes. Join in on the fossil-hunting walks, or explore the cliffside to discover centuries-old dinosaur fossils!

The museum in the harbour is home to a 180-million-year-old fossil – just one of the amazing discoveries made right here on the Jurassic Coast.

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Axe Valley Wildlife Park

A wonderful local wildlife park, perfect for entertaining younger members of your group aged 12 and under, but to be honest, we think if you love animals it’s a must-visit for all ages!

You can meet the wildcats, reptiles, birds, meerkats, and more, on this adventure across the globe whilst you stay right here, in beautiful Devon.

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Axminster Heritage Centre

Discover the history of the town that made beautiful Axminster Carpets world-famous.

Learn more about the town that’s mentioned in the Domesday Book from this intriguing museum, and get your whole group involved with the crafts on offer.

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Babbacombe Model Village

Always a popular attraction, this family-run business offers a fabulous and unique day out, as you walk its minute streets, and take in the beautifully delicate and intricate scenes set around you.

From famous landmarks to charming little towns, it’s certainly no small amount of fun…

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Sea Life Centre Weymouth

Meet all the fantastically colourful creatures from oceans across the world at the centre. Watch the feeding times, and witness as the tanks turn from day to night and enjoy the spectacular bio-fluorescent show!

There’s also the Caribbean Cove adventure playground and pirate-themed mini-golf to enjoy, whether you’re a keen golfer or an enthusiastic amateur. 

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Montacute House

Visit this beautiful Elizabethan country house, with acres of fragrant and floral gardens to explore.

Enjoy a guided tour from the National Trust, and learn the secrets the house has kept for centuries – a huge hit with little ones and adults alike.

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