The Salcombe Retreat sits in a secluded position in the tranquil hamlet of Soar in South Devon. Holidays here enable you to take it easy and explore Devon at your own pace from this idyllic base. The surroundings are beautiful and you're only 10 minutes by car from Salcombe which has many amenities.
Just a stroll from The Salcombe Retreat takes you to Soar Mill Cove - a secluded, golden beach with a cliff backdrop. If you like cycling or walking then there are many excellent routes and paths in this area.
The lodges are modern in design with stylish interiors and spacious open plan living areas. Doors leas out onto your own decking area, and some of the lodges such as the Sea View Lodge offer coastal views. Other lodges including the Field View Lodge have gorgeous views over open countryside.
If you fancy exploring what South Devon has to offer then there are loads of great days out. Paignton Zoo is a fun day out for families, home to many animals and plants. National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth is well worth a visit too.
This popular adventure park is full of thrills and excitement as well as having loads for younger children to take part in as well. The best theme park rides include the Tidal Wave log flume and Maximus the rollercoaster. Other fantastic rides include the the New Vortex Watercoaster ride and the Queen Bess pirate ship. Indoor fun is plentiful too with the Adventure Zone, the Magical Kingdom and Dina's Lost World.
This is a really unique attraction in the Devon region with many unique events taking place throughout the year. The Halloween Festival in October is well planned where you can take pumpkin carving workshops, ride the ghost train and go to witches flying school. All year round there are some excellent
Go Ape is the latest craze sweeping the UK offering thrilling adventure for energetic older children, teenagers and adults. With several sites across the UK, Go Ape aims to bring climbing and swinging fun the masses. The sites attractions include Tree Topping, Cargo Nets, Aerial Swings, Zip Wires and Climbing Walls. Suitable for children over 10 years old. Booking ahead is advised.
The Donkey Sanctuary is a working refuge for rescued Donkeys but is also a popular place for a day trip in South Devon. The site will appeal to animal lovers of all ages and gives visitors the chance to meet some of the friendly animals and also learn about the work done at the sanctuary. Visitors will also have the opportunity to adopt a Donkey.
Woodlands in Dartmouth is a fantastic theme park with non stop fun for everyone. It's also home to the UK's biggest indoor venture centre. Some of the most thrilling rides are the Cyclone Watercoasters, the Sidewinder and The Mighty Twister. For younger children there is the Golden Bear City - a superb wild west world with a school house, farm and much more. All ages are catered for here so why not check out their website for the latest events and admission prices? You can even watch video clips of the park online.
Exmoor Zoo is described as a "family zoo" on their website and it certainly makes a great day out for families. There are many exotic and rare animals as well as birds to see which are living in natural surroundings. Some recent improvements at the zoo include a new 5 metre tower at the cheetahs and raised walkways at the "beast". There is also a new viewing platform over the sitatunga. As well as the amazing animals to experience there are regular fun activities such as face painting, daily events and zoo trails.
This year round attraction has been described as Devon's most magnificent historic gardens. Located in the Otter Valley area of East Devon you can enjoy a fun day out in a picturesque setting. Highlights include historic Palm house, containing some of the world’s most endangered species and Bicton Woodland Railway - which takes you on a 25 minute journey through the lovely grounds. For children there is a miniature village with mini golf, nature trail and indoor play area.
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