Things to do in South Devon

Wembury offers a National Trust beach with a café and Wembury Marine Centre which offer a variety of activities centred on the beach and environment including very popular rockpool rambles.

Traine Farm is only seven miles from Plymouth where you can enjoy water sports from sailing to diving. Bird watchers are able to view many species in the surrounding area and walkers can enjoy a leisurely stroll along the coastal path which you can pick up at Wembury beach a short walk from the farm. Boat trips are available in Plymouth allowing you to explore the River Tamar.

The historic Barbican area is renowned for its heritage, cobbled streets, quaint shops, fine restaurants and bars. 2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim Fathers setting sail for America from the Mayflower Steps. Lookout for events and exhibitions commemorating the anniversary.

The historical site of the Hoe should not be missed where the iconic Smeatons Tower stands.

Around the city you will find a wide selection of tourist attractions including the National Marine Aquarium with its sharks, Plymouth Pavilions with its leisure pool and ice rink and The Theatre Royal where regularly London West End Shows start their life. If you are feeling adventurous, try the dry ski slope or toboggan run, open all year round. Shoppers will enjoy the Drake Circus shopping mall, offering a wide selection of top retail outlets. The Barcode cinema and entertainment complex opened in the centre of the city in 2019 and also on offer is the Barbican Leisure Park with cinema and ten pin bowling as well as a range of restaurants. The Royal William Yard offers a wide selection of bars and restaurants catering for every taste.

The South Hams in South Devon offers the perfect mix of countryside with rugged and picturesque Dartmoor to the north and fantastic sandy beaches to the south. Kingsbridge and Salcombe are popular towns for a great mix of shopping and local food particularly seafood. Inland trips to Ashburton and Bovey Tracey won’t disappoint, Ashburton has a great range of antique shops and Bovey Tracey is known for it’s artisan crafts and great walking and cycling routes. Totnes again is another fantastic day trip including the magnificent South Devon Railway with steam trains running from Buckfastleigh to Totnes along the beautiful River Dart.

For horse riding visit Wembury Bay Riding School, located right next to the beach and for golfers the stunning Staddon Heights Golf Course is just a 5 minute drive from the farm.

A trip to Traine Farm really can offer something for everyone!

 

Useful links:

Staddon Heights Golf

Mount Batten Centre

National Marine Aquarium

Dartmoor Zoo

Paignton Zoo

South Devon Railway

Pennywell Farm

Eden Project

Morwellham Quay