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Crabbing - Fun days out from Weavers Yurt, Devon Photo by Sandra Iglesias on Unsplash


    Crabbing is great fun and a classic seaside activity! The nearest places from here are Exmouth, Teignmouth & Axmouth

    What you’ll need to go crabbing:

    Crabbing Gear

    • Bucket: Bigger is better (as crabs don’t like being overcrowded). The current guideline suggests a maximum of ten crabs per bucket.
    • Crab line: This is basically a piece of string or fishing wire, bait and a weight that is heavy enough to keep the bait down.
    • Net: As soon as you get the crab out of the water, it will try to jump off! The net helps to get the crab from your line and into the bucket.
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    Ten Pin Bowling - days out from Weavers Yurt Glamping, Devon photo credit: flickr - Mike Prince

    Ten Pin Bowling

      If you fancy Ten Pin Bowling you can head to Exeter City or Exmouth Beach Front.


      On the Beach front, Ocean Exmouth has Ten Pin Bowling, plus a huge softplay area and SEGA arcade.

      You can watch the ocean and kite surfers from the Ocean Deck Cafe

      Address: Ocean Exmouth, Queens Drive, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 2AY | google map

      Distance: 35min drive / 23 miles

      Parking: no onsite parking
      Really close by – Esplanade On Street parking, Devon County Council, EX8 2AY
      A little walk away – Queens Drive Car Park, East Devon District Council Pay and Display, EX8 2AY
      A bit more of a walk away – Maer Road Car park, East Devon District Council, Pay and Display, EX8 2DB


      In Exeter City Quay a few roads back from the River Exe.… Read more

      South Devon Railway - Steam Train | days out from Weavers Yurt Glamping Devon photo credit: Dave_S on flickr

      South Devon Railway Steam Train

        Train enthusiasts will love this Steam Train experience!

        South Devon Railway is a former Great Western Railway branch line. The 14mile round trip runs along the the beautiful Dart valley, Buckfastleigh and Totnes. With an option to stop off at each town to explore.

        They pride themselves on giving an authentic heritage experience with historic stations and the vintage restored train carriages.

        And often have special events on their trains such as ‘Mad Hatters Travelling Tea Party’ or ‘Polar Express’ which tend to combine entry to the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm & Dartmoor Otters and Buckfast Butterflies.

        Their dining train offers sunday lunch and afternoon tea on specific dates each month.… Read more

        Clip n Climb | Exeter Climbing Walls | Activity ideas from Weavers Yurt Glamping Devon photo credit - google - john freney

        Clip ‘n Climb Exeter

          Great fun especially for a rainy day or to help children burn off excess energy!

          There are 26 different climbs and no experience is necessary. And the variety of climbing walls caters for different abilities.

          Great reviews of this climbing centre.

          Minimum age of 4yrs old.

          And the Leap of Faith (considered their ultimate challenge) has minimum height of 120cm.

          There is an auto belay system which makes climbing much easier.

          Best to book in advance

          Address: The Quay Climbing Centre, Haven Rd, Exeter EX2 8AX / google map

          Telephone: 01392 422 559

          Distance: 30mins drive / 22miles

          Parking: The centre does not have its own car park. … Read more

          Wildwood Escot, a 15min drive from Weavers Yurt Glamping Devon | photo credit: Alison Day on flickr

          Wildwood Escot

            Lot’s to see & do here.

            There’s an authentic Saxon Village, amazing animals (including wolfs & bears), a huge maze, outdoor Adventure Play, indoor Soft Play, Traversing Walls, and a truly heart-stopping Drop-Slide (that I am way too scared off!).

            *** May need to book tickets in advance.***

            Address: Wildwood Escot, Ottery Saint Mary EX11 1LU

            Distance: 15min drive

            photo credit: flickr by Alison Day

            Devon & Somerset Gliding Club | days out from Weavers Yurt Glamping in Devon photo credit:


              There’s an amazing Gliding club close by. In fact you can often see the gliders flying over from Weavers Yurt.

              If you want to experience gliding then you can!

              Address: Devon & Somerset Gliding Club, North Hill Airfield, Sheldon, Honiton , Devon EX14 4QW

              Phone: 07849 831852

              Distance: 10mins

              Useful Links with their site: Bookings & Pricing

              photo credit: website – Devon & Somerset Gliding Club

              Killerton House, National Trust (20min drive from Weavers Yurt Glamping, Devon)

              Killerton House National Trust

                An 18th-century family home with a large estate. Landscaped gardens surrounded by parkland.

                There’s also the Stables coffee shop, Killerton Kitchen café, second-hand bookshop, and plant centre.

                Address: Killerton House, Broadclyst, Exeter EX5 3LE

                Distance: 20min drive

                photo credit: flickr by Steve Knight

                Devon & Somerset Flight Training - Fly a plane - photo credit: Cory W. Watts - flickr

                Scenic Flights

                  Yes you can actually fly a plane! Or sit back and be flown & enjoy a scenic flight.

                  Close by in Dunkeswell, Devon & Somerset Flight Training offers both flight training and air experiences in their 2 seat and 4 seat planes.

                  Up to 3 passengers can go on their 4 seat planes.

                  Not only is it a pretty epic experience, you’ll be flying over the beautiful scenery of Devon countryside & the Jurassic Coast.

                  Address: Devon & Somerset Flight Training, Dunkeswell Aerodrome, Honiton, Devon, EX14 4LG

                  Phone: 01404 891643

                  Distance: 15mins drive

                  photo credit: flickr – Cory W.… Read more

                  Knightshayes Gardens National Trust (30min drive from Weavers Yurt Glamping Devon)

                  Knightshayes Gardens National Trust

                    Beautiful National Trust house and gardens. It’s on the way to Tiverton and lovely for a day out 🙂

                    Address: Knightshayes, Bolham, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 7RQ

                    Distance: 30min drive

                    photo credit: flickr by Kerry Garrett

                    The Bear Trail, Westcott, 15mins from Weavers Yurt Glamping Devon | photo credit: the bear trail on facebook

                    The Bear Trail

                      Hilarious & muddy day out. This assault course is suitable for all ages and abilities, make sure you wear old clothes and bring a towel!

                      Their ‘Bear Cave Cafe’ has wood-fired pizzas. Or bring your own picnic and enjoy their outdoor picnic areas.

                      ***Worth booking tickets in advance***

                      Address: The Bear Trail, Westcott, Cullompton, EX15 1RZ / google directions

                      Phone: 01392 881780

                      Distance: 15min drive

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                      Pecorama, Beer, Seaton, a 30min drive from Weavers Yurt Glamping Devon | photo credit: Adam Burt on flickr


                        A great family day out. Ride on the award-winning miniature steam trains for a mile through their grounds, over bridges, and through a dark tunnel.

                        Beautiful gardens with sea views & cafe with home-made food.

                        Four large outside play areas, a Wildway walk with stunning views, and a zip wire.

                        Open April – October

                        ***Worth booking tickets in advance***

                        Address: Pecorama, Underleys, Beer, Seaton EX12 3NA

                        Distance: 35min drive

                        photo credit: flickr by Adam Burt

                        Quad Biking day out near Weaver Yurt, Devon. Glamping Holiday

                        Quad Biking

                          Quad biking for all the family.

                          Children under 6 can ride with an adult.

                          If you’ve never tried a quad before, you can get full tuition on a one-to-one basis and full protective clothing (upper body armour and full face helmets).

                          What to wear: no shorts or t-shirts (all skin must be covered). Old trainers are perfect (no open toed shoes/sandals). During winter, wear warm clothing, old gloves and waterproofs are essential.

                          Address: Quad World, Exeter Road, Exeter, EX5 4LB (google map link)

                          Phone: 07850 889162

                          Distance: 15mins Drive

                          Other Quad Biking Venues

                          Quad World is the closest to Weavers Yurt for Quad Biking.… Read more

                          Skydive Buzz, Skydiving UK, Dunkeswell Airfield, Nr Honiton, Devon, EX14 4LG photo credit - skydiving - flickr - Morgan Sherwood


                            If you want to jump out of a plane and go skydiving, then you easily can!

                            And it’s very close by in Dunkeswell, Blackdown Hills ANOB.

                            Address: Skydive Buzz, Dunkeswell Airfield, Nr Honiton, Devon, EX14 4LG

                            Phone: 01404 890222

                            Distance: 15mins Drive

                            photo credit: flickr – Morgan Sherwood

                            Exe Valley Leisure Centre

                              Leisure Center with Swimming Pool, toddler pool & tennis courts,

                              ***Check times for public swimming before going!

                              Address: Exe Valley Leisure Centre, Jampot Cottage, Bolham Rd, Tiverton EX16 6SG

                              Phone: 01884 234900

                              Distance: 20min drive