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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

          Bicton Park | days out from Weavers Yurt Glamping, Devon photo credit - flickr by Alison Day

          Bicton Park

            Beautiful Botanical Gardens set in 64 acres. Plus lots of activities for children. Making it a fun day out for garden lovers and families.

            There are many rare beautiful species of plants from around the world, plus a wonderful Tropical, Arid & Temperate House.

            The Bicton Woodland railway takes you around the grounds.

            For children (0-12yrs) there’s both indoor and outdoor play areas. Pedal ride tractors & crazy golf.

            Address: Bicton Park, Bicton East, Budleigh Salterton EX9 7BJgoogle map

            Distance: 30mins

            photo credit: flickr by Alison Day

            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

              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

                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

                  Seaton Tramway, a 35min drive from Weavers Yurt Glamping Devon | photo credit Mike McBey on flickr

                  Seaton Tramway

                    There’s something fun about riding on these narrow heritage trams. You go through 3 miles of unspoilt countryside along the beautiful Axe Valley estuary and through two nature reserves.

                    I’d recommend starting in Colyton (where you can find free parking) and then spend some time in Seaton where there’s a lot more option to eat, plus a beach, before catching the tram back.

                    PS/ it is often windy on the tram (bring a jumper!).

                    Address: Seaton Tramway, Harbour Rd, Seaton EX12 2WD

                    Parking: see their website for various parking options

                    Starts from Seaton & Colyton:

                    Colyton: Station Rd, Kingsdon Hill, Colyton EX24 6HA

                    Distance: 35min drive

                    photo credit: on flickr by Mike McBey

                    Queens Drive Space Jurassic children's playground, exmouth beach. 30min drive from Weavers Yurt Glamping | photo credit Manpal Ghataura

                    Queen’s Drive Space Playground

                      FREE – This Jurassic themed children’s playground is great. It’s on the sea front so good one to combine with an Exmouth Beach trip.

                      There’s a seating area, food stalls and a bar (tourist season only) – but loads of other places to get food when these food stalls are closed.

                      There’s a car park next to it – or loads of parking along the seafront.

                      Address: Queen’s Drive Space, Exmouth EX8 2AH / google map

                      Distance: 30min drive

                      photo credit: Manpal Ghataura on google

                      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

                          The Donkey Sanctuary, Weston Sidmouth, a 30min drive from Weavers Yurt Glamping Devon | photo credit: kristofarndt on flickr

                          Donkey Sanctuary

                            Everyone loves Donkeys!

                            Take the tree-lined walking routes around the sanctuary to see the different donkey enclosures, if they come over to the fencing you can stroke them.

                            There’s a cafe, small outdoor play area and a maze for children.

                            Address: Donkey Sanctuary, Slade House Farm, Weston, Sidmouth EX10 0NU / google map

                            Distance: 30min drive

                            photo credit: on flickr by kristofarndt

                            Crealy Theme Park

                              If you’re looking for a theme park, then Crealy will fit the bill.

                              There’s over 60 rides and attractions. indoor soft & adventure play areas, live animal encounters and water rides.

                              It’s an award winning family Theme Park that has been voted as the best day out in Devon for 8 years running.

                              Address: Sidmouth Road Exeter Devon EX5 1DR

                              Distance: 25min drive

                              photo credit: crealy theme park on thier website

                              Coldharbour Mill, 15min drive from Weavers Yurt Glamping Devon | photo credit: Coldharbour Mill on facebook

                              Coldharbour Mill

                                One of the oldest woollen mills in the UK having been in continuous production since 1797. They offer both working and static exhibits.

                                Plus there’s 12 acres of Victorian Woollen Mill, Boilers, Steam engines and Mill grounds to explore.

                                Snippet from their website:

                                “Today the rich heritage lives on as one of the finest working wool museums where visitors are not just able to relive the sights and sounds of the industrial revolution but also see crafts men and women making traditional textiles, beautiful knitting yarn and hand woven rugs.

                                Explore 12 acres of Victorian Woollen Mill, Boilers, Steam engines and Mill grounds.Read more