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Devon Visitor Attractions

Devon Tourist and Visitor Attractions - many with brief details of disabled access.
Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Devon Heritage and Nature pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.

We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.

 

Broomhill Art Hotel and Sculpture Gardens - Muddiford, Barnstaple - home of the National Sculpture Prize - one of the largest permanent collections of contemporary sculpture in the south west of England, Art Gallery and Restaurant - grounds - "there are parts that people with limited mobility may find challenging...wheelchair access to the gallery and main building that can be opened on request" Unfortunately we have no other accessibility information for this site
www.broomhillart.co.uk/sculpturegardens

 

Cobbaton Combat Vehicles Museum - Umberleigh - "collection covers mostly World War Two and the years 1939 - 1945, but with exhibits from the Boer War right up to the First Gulf War", tanks, guns, helmets, artillery, grenades, and bombs to Home Front ration books, gas masks, ARP and Home Guard uniforms and blackout lamps - "The collection has disabled facilities and wheelchair access"
www.cobbatoncombat.co.uk

 

Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park (seasonal) - "Set in over 28 acres of spectacular, sub tropical gardens within the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty... As well as lions, wolves, sea lions, otters, monkeys, wallabies, exotic birds and more, we are well known for our impressive life sized animatronic dinosaurs!", shows, ‘Animal Experiences’, Dino Express Train Ride, a tropical house, Bug World and Tomb of the Pharaohs, Soft Play Area - restricted wheelchair access as there are some fairly steep parts of the park, accessible toilets. Unfortunately we have no other accessibility information for this site
www.wildlifedinosaurpark.co.uk

 

Crealy Great Adventure Park - Exeter - over 60 rides and attractions set in over 100 acres, over 100 animals, 30 outdoor attractions, soft-play and animal petting for younger guests - "The vast majority of the rides and attractions at Crealy are designed to be fully accessible to disabled guests" Unfortunately we have no other accessibility information for this site
www.crealy.co.uk/devon

 

Dartington Hall - 1,200-acre estate features many fine walks, beautiful buildings dating from medieval, Grade 2* listed gardens, See glass blowing demos, visitor centre, shops, cinema situated in a renovated 14th century barn, cafes, pub - "The Gardens are fully wheelchair accessible, although some steeper paths may need to be avoided. A mobility scooter is available for hire from the Visitor Centre...The Barn Cinema/Theatre, Great Hall and Studios 1, 3 & 31 have wheelchair access and disabled toilet facilities. An infra-red hearing system is available in the Barn and Great Hall.",
www.dartington.org/visit

 

Dartmouth Steam Railway - Paignton to Kingswear heritage railway also Paddle Steamer and boat trips - Disabled friendly but some wheelchair access is restricted please see their website
www.dartmouthrailriver.co.uk

 

Devon Railway Centre - Tiverton - 2ft gauge railway, unlimited train rides around the centre, under-cover model railway exhibition, crazy golf, riverside picnic area, ball pool and large indoor sand pit, indoor play, cafe - "Due to the historic nature of the Centre it is not all wheelchair friendly" Unfortunately we have no other accessibility information for this site
www.devonrailwaycentre.co.uk

 

Funder Zone - Barnstaple - Indoor soft play centre with 4 level play frame. "There are tubes slides, bumpy slides, crawl tubes, ball cannons, rope bridges, spider webs, dangly snakes, gliders, scramble nets, ball pools, log ramps, punch bags, edu blocks and so much more including a specially dedicated area for the under 3’s to enjoy" - Unfortunately we have no accessibility information for this site
www.funderzone.co.uk

 

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway - Heritage Narrow-Gauge Railway, "More than eighty years after its closure in 1935, you can once more board a train of original L&B carriages at England's highest narrow-gauge railway station - the delightfully named Woody Bay Station - 1,000 feet up on wild Exmoor." tea gardens, lawns, picnic area "Wheelchairs 30” wide or less can be accommodated on the train. Those with larger chairs should contact the railway in advance to discuss arrangements...All our normal service trains have space for customers with mobility impairments, with at least two wheelchair spaces. A wheelchair ramp is available - just ask a member of our staff for assistance" please see their website for station accessibility and facilities
www.lynton-rail.co.uk

 

Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway - "Unique Victorian Water Powered Lift...Enjoy stunning views of Exmoor and the North Devon Coastline as you glide up and down the 862 foot length of track; from Lynmouth nestling at the foot of the cliffs to Lynton perched 500 feet above", Cliff Top Cafe - "due to the nature of the railway and its Victorian carriages most wheelchairs will not pass through the carriages unfolded, at thier narrowest point the carriages are only 540mm, not wide enough for a standard wheelchair, and in addition there are three steps through each"
www.cliffrailwaylynton.co.uk

 

Milky Way Adventure Park - Clovelly, Bideford - "Ride the Cosmic Typhoon Devon’s tallest, fastest & longest roller coaster. Have a wild time in North Devon’s biggest indoor adventure play area with assault courses & slides built for adults & children...over 110,000 sq ft of indoor fun & acres of outdoor activities", Bird of Prey Centre, Sports Centre, cafe - "the site itself is VERY wheelchair friendly, being all on one level and we also provide ample seating throughout the park, both inside and outside...one mobility scooter and a number of wheelchairs which are available free of charge...Archery and laser target shooting fully accessible", accessible toilets
www.themilkyway.co.uk

 


 

Morwellham Quay - Tavistock - award-winning attraction, forms part of a World Heritage site, featuring historic port, copper mine, working Edwardian Farm, narrow-gauge Mine Railway, heavy horses and museums of costume and mining, hands-on activities, demonstrations, tours, Craft Courses, pub, - "Morwellham Quay has easy wheelchair access to toilets & reception. Please note that due to the nature of the site there are some uneven pathways, steps & slopes",
www.morwellham-quay.co.uk

 

Pennywell Farm - Buckfastleigh - Meet the animals, Shire and Clysdale horses, rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, chicks and ducklings, miniature ponies and donkeys, ride the new Red Rocket and Tractor and Trailer rides, activities, shows, displays, "piggy cuddles, bottle feeding and pig racing happen every day", cafe, shop - "We have made every effort to make sure that all areas of the farm are accessible", accessible toilets
www.pennywellfarm.co.uk

 

Plymouth Mayflower Museum - The exhibition, set over three floors, uses interactive graphic panels to explore tales of merchant families, the fishing industry, the military harbour and emigration to the New World - Ramp/Level Access...There are accessible toilets in the WC block opposite the Mayflower Visitor Centre"
www.plymouth.gov.uk
www.visitplymouth.co.uk/things-to-do/mayflower-museum

 

Seaton Tramway - narrow gauge heritage trams run between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton travelling alongside the River Axe estuary through two nature reserves and giving an unrivalled view of the abundant wading bird life, cafe, gift shop - "Folding pushchairs and wheelchairs can be accommodated on most trams. Some trams have space for non-folding wheelchairs or mobility scooters accessible by ramp. At least one of these accessible trams runs each hour but please call us to check on exact running times...Ten wheelchairs can be accommodated as a group on tram 17 - please call us in advance to book"
www.tram.co.uk

 

South Devon Railway - steam trains with heritage rolling stock, a seven mile line, built in 1872, which runs along the stunning valley of the River Dart between Buckfastleigh and Totnes. The South Devon Railway Museum can be found in the former goods shed at Buckfastleigh station, plus cafe and model railway and gift shop - "All our stations are suitable for access by disabled people who are warmly welcomed...There is plenty of car parking at Buckfastleigh. Our trains have disabled access and reserved spaces for wheelchair users" (please see their website for size restrictions),
www.southdevonrailway.co.uk

 

The BIG Sheep - Bideford - Rides, Shows, Animals & Family Entertainment, "North Devon's largest Indoor Playground with Slides, Ball pits, Gladiator swings and soft play areas dedicated to toddlers" animal shows are seasonal - "The BIG Sheep is very easily accessed by wheelchairs with a number of parking spaces for registered disabled persons immediately adjacent to the main entrance...Restaurant and picnic tables to accommodate wheelchair users", some ride restrictions, large print for maps / timetables available, accessible toilets
www.thebigsheep.co.uk

 

Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) - Honiton - contemporary art & craft exhibitions, permanent collection of Thelma Hulbert’s work, workshops, Learning Room with kids’ art & craft materials, shop & refreshments area - fully accessible to wheelchair users, ramp access, platform lift to the first floor, "staff and volunteers have ongoing Dementia Friendly training", accessible toilets, baby changing facilities
www.thelmahulbert.com

 

Watermouth Family Theme Park and Castle - Ilfracombe - "a Victorian Castle full of eclectic treasures, nostalgic displays and curios, a theme park including rides and play areas, and beautiful landscaped gardens", several rooms set up to demonstrate how life would have been in the Victorian times - "The majority of the Castle and Gardens are accessible to wheel chairs users, (we have a route to follow), and all our pathways are tarmac, but, some are steep in places and it is recommended that you are accompanied by someone willing and able to help in these areas...Disabled toilets and baby changing facilities can be found in the Castle courtyard and in the Gardens."
www.watermouthcastle.com

 

Woodlands Family Theme Park - Totnes - " the largest Family Theme Park in Devon", indoor play centres, outdoor adventures, Zoo-Farm, and Falconry Centre - "Woodlands Family Theme Park is situated in a valley with steep hills; this can be difficult for wheelchair users, they would need a strong pusher...please note some electric wheelchairs cannot cope with the incline", accessible toilets, baby changing facilities
www.woodlandspark.com

 

World of Country Life - Exmouth - (seasonal) Slides & rides, Kids indoor play, Kids outdoor play, "We have a wide range of furry & feathered friends to interact with, ranging from wallabies to Shetland ponies, rheas to chirping finches...collection of massive steam engines, a superb array of immaculate vintage vehicles, vintage tractors and the famed Reg Imray classic motorcycle collection." restaurant and takeaway, shop - "easily accessible via wide paved paths. We also have wheelchairs available for loan...an accessibility map available from reception that shows the best wheelchair and buggy friendly routes around the park", accessible toilets
www.worldofcountrylife.co.uk

 

 

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