This National Trust property is the ancestral home of the Edgcumbe family. The property consists of the house, orchard, mill and quay. The Tudor house is full of tapestries and furniture to take a step back in time. At times there is also a ferry that takes you up the River Tamar. Also only a one mile walk from the campsite.
Dogs allowed- wider estate only
Call: 01579 351346 website
Historic port, village, mine and more which has been brought back to life. Set on the River Tamar, perfect for a family day.
Call: 01822 832766 website
Guided canoe along the Tamar
Guided trips along the River Tamar with the people from Tamar Trails. Starts at Cotehele Quay, booking is essential.
Call: 01822 833409 website
The cornish maize maze and fun farm
A giant maize maze with a different theme each year. There is also a fun farm including trampolines and tractor safaris.
Call: 01579 351833 website
The barn climbing centre
Climbing barn with a top rope wall, lead wall and bouldering.
Call: 01822 870521 website
Located at the Tamar Trails Centre halfway between the campsite and Tavistock. Challenge yourself to a tree based adventure. There is also a zip line and leap of faith as well.
Call: 01822 833409 website
Tamar valley geocaching
Treasure hunting game, all you need is to find the treasure using GPS.
This National Trust Gorge leads to a 90ft waterfall. Great walk but not suitable for those with mobility issues.
Call: 0344 8001895 website
Tavistock trout fishing
Five trout fly fishing lakes fed from the River Tavy.
Call: 01822 651441 website
Carp and coarse fishing near Tavistock.
Call: 01822 618788 website
This National Trust Abbey was built in the 13th century and later became the home of Sir Francis Drake.
Dog friendly- in the greater estate only
Call:0344 8001895 website
This National Park is only 15 minutes away from the campsite. With many different walks depending how long you want to be out and about.
Multiple trails within the Tamar Valley, some running along the Tamar River. There is also the Tamar Trails Centre with a cafe and bike hire.
Dog friendly with all terrain mobility scooter from the trials centre
Drakes Trail is a walking and cycling trail from Tavistock to Plymouth. The trail goes along the edge of Dartmoor.
This National Trust castle overlooks the Teign Gorge. Also has a tramper for hire, all terrain scooter.
Dog friendly- wider estate only
All terrain mobility scooter
The Eden Project
The famous Eden Project situated near St Austell has two biomes with different themes and often has children’s activities in school holidays.
Dog friendly- not allowed in the biodomes
Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre
All indoors. This is a your opportunity to experience historic fairground rides, take a step back in time.
Call:01566 783425 website
Dartmoor Zoological Park
This is a family owned zoo which has a large range of animals for you to see. The film the zoo is based on this zoo.
Call: 01752 837645 website
The Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre
This otter sanctuary is a place where otters are bred and reintroduced into the wild.
Call: 01566 785646 website
The Monkey Sanctuary
Sanctuary for monkeys rescued from the pet trade. There are wildlife gardens and a wild play area for children.
Call: 01503 262532 website
Crealy Adventure Park
The south wests adventure park with rides for the whole family.
Call: 01395 233200 website
2000 animals over 80 acres with play areas and a jungle train.
Call: 01803 697500 website
River Dart Country Park
Pamper pole, high beams, rock climbing, caving and much more, the perfect place for activity.
Call: 01364 652511 website
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
A bit further afield, 25 years ago these gardens were lost but they have been brought back.
Dog friendly- on the paths only
Call: 01726 845100 website
Sub-tropical gardens on the coast.
Call: 01326 252200 website
Bodmin steam train
A steam railway around Bodmin.
Launceston steam train
Victorian steam locomotive through Cornish countryside.