Places to Visit

Places to visit

All within a reasonable distance from Wood Farm & links to their websites.

Charmouth

Heritage Coast Centre Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre – View the fossil collections, learn how to discover your own fossils or book a guided fossil hunting walk    

Lyme Regis

philpott museum The Philpott Museum – Displays showcase the life story of Mary Anning, a world famous fossil collection and the history of Lyme Regis The Marine Aquarium – A family run attraction which offers a fun & interactive insight into the creatures that inhabit our local waters
Dinosaurland Fossil Museum – A traditional  privately owned museum containing a spectacular collection of local Jurassic marine fossils The Town Mill – An ancient watermill saved from dereliction by local volunteers.  The restored mill buildings house a working flour watermill, art galleries, artists’ studios, a café, silversmith, seamstress, pottery, bakery & deli, design agency and micro-brewery

 

Axminster

Axe Valley Wildlife Park – A small and friendly zoo primarily aimed at families with children under 12 Little Orchard Alpacas – open every other friday to meet and learn about the alpacas.  Take a walk in the orchard and enjoy a complimentary drink in the picnic area.  Alpaca Walk experiences also avaialable.

 

Seaton

Seaton Tramway Seaton Tramway – A narrow gauge heritage tramway running between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton. Travel alongside the River Axe estuary through two nature reserves and enjoy views of the abundant wading bird life. Seaton Jurassic – Take a journey like no other – back in time!  Loads of hands-on activities and a fun garden to explore; a great day out whatever the weather!
Seaton Wetlands – Hire pond dipping equipment or try the orienteering course.  See the website for special events such as bird watching and bug hunts    

 

Beer

Beer Caves Beer Quarry Caves – Guided tours through a vast man-made complex of underground caverns which have been likened to an underground cathedral Pecorama Pecorama Trains and Gardens – For families, garden lovers and model railway enthusiasts alike, there is something for everyone including the Beer Heights Light Railway

 

Chard

Forde Abbey Forde Abbey and Gardens – A 12th Century Abbey with a rich and varied history;  set in thirty acres of award-winning gardens Ferne Animal Sanctuary – Set in 51 acres of beautiful countryside. Enjoy a nature trail which visits several pretty ponds, a children’s play area and various fields and enclosures with the animal residents to say hello to!

Further afield

 donkey sanctuary The Donkey Sanctuary – Enjoy scenic farm trails, discover the nature centre, burn off steam in the farm-themed play area and get lost in the maze. Abbotsbury Swannery Abbotsbury Swannery, Gardens & Childrens Farm – Meet the animals at the Childrens Farm, visit the worlds only managed colony of nesting mute swans at the Swannery or enjoy the beautiful subtropical gardens.
Bicton Park Bicton Park Botanical Gardens – Enjoy grade 1 listed gardens, historic glasshouses, countryside museum, the Bicton Woodland Railway train, nature trail, maze, mini golf, children’s play areas, restaurant and shop kingston maurward Kingston Mauward Animal Park & Gardens – Meet and feed the animals, learn about conservation and enjoy the play areas at the Animal Park or visit the tranquil lake, canals, broad sweeping and formal gardens.
Fleet Air Arm Fleet Air Arm Museum – Europe’s largest naval aviation Museum holding many thousands of objects ranging from complete aircraft to individual medals, photographs and documents Crealy Crealy Adventure Park – Award winning family theme park with over 60 rides and attractions, spectacular live entertainment shows and animals galore
Sealife World Weymouth Sealife Adventure Park – Explore an amazing underwater world with over 1,000 creatures, talks and feeding demonstrations as well as a splash zone and pool Killerton Killerton House and Gardens – Glorious landscape garden surrounded by parkland with fine 18th-century house
Canonteign Falls – A magnificent example of a Victorian folly set in a magical natural paradise. Visit England’s highest manmade waterfall, explore the childrens play area, woodland walks and  7 lakes The Tank Museum – The history of the tank and tank crew is brouht to life… Supported by the world’s best collection of tanks & action packed live displays.