Family days out

Cotehele

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 

 

Morwellham Quay

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 

 

Tree surfers

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.

Dog friendly

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Lydford Gorge

This National Trust Gorge leads to a 90ft waterfall. Great walk but not suitable for those with mobility issues.

Dog friendly

Call: 0344 8001895 website 

 

Tavistock trout fishing

Five trout fly fishing lakes fed from the River Tavy.

Call: 01822 651441 website 

 

Milemead fisheries

Carp and coarse fishing near Tavistock.

Call: 01822 618788 website 

 

Buckland Abbey

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 

 

Dartmoor

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.

Dog friendly

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Tamar Trials

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

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Drakes Trail

Drakes Trail is a walking and cycling trail from Tavistock to Plymouth. The trail goes along the edge of Dartmoor.

Dog friendly

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Castle Drogo

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

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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

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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 

 

 

Paignton Zoo

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 

 

Trebah Gardens

Sub-tropical gardens on the coast.

Call: 01326 252200 website 


Bodmin steam train

A steam railway around Bodmin.

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Launceston steam train

Victorian steam locomotive through Cornish countryside.

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