Things to do in Devon near Redyeates Farm
Redyeates is surrounded by a huge variety of attractions and depending on what you like, there is something for everyone within a short distance. Closeby, there are pubs with good food, a fantastic farm shop for local produce as well as places to walk, cycle or horse ride.
In Bickleigh (10 minutes), is a beautiful Devon village with many thatched cottages, a 400-year-old pub, the Devon Railway Centre and ‘The Fisherman’s Cot’, a great pub to sit outside by the river. Bickleigh Mill has an 18th century water wheel, woodland, waterside walks and a maze. The Mill also has a large shop with gifts, clothing, pottery and crafts and there is an excellent Bistro restaurant and bar open during the day and serving evening meals on certain nights.
In each of our cottages we have an information pack full of ideas for great days out and some examples in the surrounding areas include:-
- Devon Railway Centre – 5 miles
- Yearlstone Vineyard – 5 miles
- 12th Century Tiverton Castle – 7 miles
- Trout fishery (learn to fish) – 8 miles
- Cathedral City of Exeter – 10 miles
- Exmoor National Park – 12 miles
- Dartmoor National Park – 12 miles
- Quad Biking at Quad World – 13 miles
- Crealy Adventure Park – 17 miles
- National Trust – Castle Drogo – 17 miles
Great for the younger ones (or anyone that likes a ride on a narrow gauge railway) and with an indoor play area, wildlife area and the recently added model village, the Devon Railway centre is a real hit with the kids.
Great for the older ones (or children interested in how wine is made), Yearlstone Vineyard is just 5 miles (12 minutes) away and is the oldest vineyard in Devon. Take in a tour of the vineyard and maybe stop for lunch at the vineyard’s Deli Shack Cafe with a terrace that overlooks the lovely river Exe valley.
Learn to Fish or improve your technique. Fun for all ages, the Devon School of Fly Fishing caters for all age groups and all skill levels from total beginners.
This is one for all the family or relax with a coffee while the kids have fun. For all ages from 6 upwards, Quad World is a well run adventure with smaller quads for the young ones and proper tuition ensuring your children are safe before they go off on their own. The track is half a mile long.
With the usual National Trust facilities, Castle Drogo was the last ever castle to be built in England. Taking in the beauty of the Teign Valley, or stretching your legs in the gardens, which are perfect for a summer picnic (picnic areas provided), there’s plenty to see from the colourful rhododendron valley and rose gardens to the quaint Bunty House (Wendy House) complete with its own miniature garden.
Breakfast is served here from 8.30 every morning if you fancy an early start and there are cafes & shops with local produce and plenty for the children to do with quiz/trail, walks, talks and art and craft workshops.
According to the Daily Telegraph, the best walk in Dartmoor is from Castle Drogo to Fingle Gorge: a two-hour round trip that takes you past the dramatic castle and through an oak-lined gorge to an ancient stone bridge and traditional pub, classic Dartmoor sights….. enjoy!
Hidden in a wooded combe, this film-set-perfect village is one of Dartmoor’s most lovingly maintained. Its thatched cottages are grouped around a 13th-century church, with the Primrose Tea Rooms to one side and village shop to the other. The rural idyll is completed by the cricket pitch, communal apple orchard and a friendly pub serving real ales and great food.
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, Devon’s Crealy is a major South West attraction for family days out.