Lots of Things to do in Devon

Things to do & Places to Visit in Devon

PLEASE NOTE: During Covid-19  some of the things below may not be available, we can advise when you book

Around the farm:

Below you will also find more things to do during your stay at Hele Barton what ever your interest. Click on the bold underlined type and it will take you through to the websites telling you more about the attraction. Please check in 2020/21 as many are cancelled, not open or you have to book.

Heart of Devon lots of information about the area     Weather  Check out the local forecast especially here in Black Dog  next couple of weeks

NT Killerton       NT Knightshayes nr Tiverton

Historic Houses and gardens to stroll in. Plant sales at both. Costume Exhibitions at Killerton.

RHS Rosemoor

Situated near Great Torrington less than an hour’s drive to visit lovely Lady Anne’s garden and under the road to the now established RHS garden & centre. The roses are especially a sight to see.

NGS gardens

Lots of local private gardens open whatever time of the year, many holding National Collections.

Eggesford Forest 

Great walks for all the family around this historic forest boasting many fine trees.

Two Moors Way

This way marked walk takes you across stunning & varied countryside through Dartmoor & the Mid-Devon area to cross Exmoor and finish at Lynton.

Local footpaths & walks

Explore nearer to your holiday base with marked walks locally & around the villages. We have maps for you to borrow.

Join in the local walking group at Witheridge, on a Monday the local striders do a 4-6 mile walk or on a Sunday the strollers do a more gentle walk.

Queens Theatre Barnstaple & Landmark Theatre Ilfracombe if you enjoy a show.

Crealy Adventure Park

The Big Sheep

Woodlands Adventure Park

Near Dartmouth

Quince Honey Farm and soft play area

This is really local at South Molton so just a 20min drive and another unique attraction. A new site opens in 2019 so exciting times ahead for this attraction.

Tiverton Canal

Horse-drawn barge trips, boat hire and refreshments on the Ducks Ditty (floating Cafe/Bar) throughout the summer season (April-October). Plus visitors can enjoy the Grand Western Canal for walking, cycling and wildlife spotting all year round Opening May17th 2021

Garden Centres at Bernaville Exeter & Ottery St Mary or plant nurseries locally at Witheridge, & Withleigh.

Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway  where Exmoor meets the sea.

Dartmoor National Park

Exmoor National Park


North coast beaches

South coast beaches

Local agricultural shows Dates may be different from previous years so check & some already cancelled for 2021

From May to September there are many of these events in Devon. Look out for the one day events Mid Devon  Saturday 24th July 2021, 

North Devon  is cancelled    Honiton in August or longer 3 day shows such as Devon County, in July , Royal Cornwall is cancelled and Bath & West Shows

Exeter racecourse Our nearest National Hunt course

Newton Abbot racecourse  Summer racing is a feature of this NH course

Exeter Chiefs rugby   The south west Premier rugby club.

Visit Sandy Park home of the Exeter Chiefs rugby club & conference centre.

Point to Points

From November through to June these are a part of the Westcountry scene. We can give you a guide to fixtures as we have a shared interest with our own thoroughbred horses here on the farm which we can show you and talk about.

Ploughing Matches

During September & October you will find these locally many with vintage machinery & horses ploughing. There are also wonderful cake & flower classes to see.

Eden project

This unique attraction near St Austell is well worth hour & half drive a visit.

Farmers markets   found in the local towns of Crediton, Tiverton and further afield.

Farm shops   for example Thorne’s Farm Shop  Darts Farm and Quickes Local and award winning produce