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Head Out & Explore

Whilst you can easily spend a day (or days!) tucked away at Weavers Yurt… if you’re looking to head out there are heaps of options…

The beauty of our location is that it’s so quiet & tranquil. Yet you’re conveniently only a 10min drive from the M5, making day trips quick and easy.

Set at the foothills of the Blackdown Hills, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty we’re spoilt for local beauty. Weavers Yurt has an ideal position, making easy access to the whole of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, including Exmouth with its two miles of sandy beaches to Lyme Regis with its famous harbour.  North Devon, Barnstaple and Minehead are within easy reach, as is South Devon, Somerset and parts of Cornwall.

What would you like to do?

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

Clip ‘n Climb Exeter

Visit Website 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…

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

South Devon Railway Steam Train

Visit Website 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…

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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. Exmouth On the Beach front, Ocean Exmouth has Ten Pin Bowling, plus a…

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

Crabbing

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…

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

Wildwood Escot

visit website 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…

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Devon & Somerset Gliding Club | days out from Weavers Yurt Glamping in Devon photo credit: https://www.dsgc.co.uk

Gliding

Visit Website 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…

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

Scenic Flights

Visit Website 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…

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

Knightshayes Gardens National Trust

Visit Website 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:…

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

The Bear Trail

Visit Website 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…

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

Pecorama

Visit Website 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…

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

Quad Biking

Visit Website 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…

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

Skydiving

Visit Website 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:…

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Exe Valley Leisure Centre

Visit Website 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…

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arrange a private massage at weavers yurt, glamping holiday in devon

Massage at the Yurt

Visit Website Contact Sharon from The Zen Den directly if you’d like to arrange a private yoga class and or a massage here in the comfort of the yurt!…

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Yoga class at Weavers Yurt, Glamping holiday in Devon

Private Yoga at the Yurt

Visit Website Contact Sharon from The Zen Den directly if you’d like to arrange a private yoga class and or a massage here in the comfort of the yurt!…

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Exmouth Beach, 30min drive from Weavers Yurt Glamping, Devon. | Photo by Red Zeppelin on Unsplash

Exmouth Beach

Exmouth Beach offers long stretches of sandy beach with views over the Exe estuary. Great for adults and children. There’s loads of places to eat or get ice cream…

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Sidmouth Beach, 30min drive from Weavers Yurt Glamping Devon | photo credit: mgphotography.uk on flickr

Sidmouth Beach

Sidmouth beach has a long pebbled beach and one area that is sandy for most of the tide (to the right hand side if standing looking at the ocean)….

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Branscombe Beach (30min drive) A picturesque long 1 mile of pebbled beach. Known as the jewel in the crown of the Jurassic Coast. There's a small river pool which is safe for children to play in. Lot's of families swim there in the summer. Easy access from the parking area and has a cafe & tourist shop

Branscombe Beach

A pretty long 1 mile of pebbled beach. Branscombe Beach begins below the picturesque village of Branscombe and continues east to Beer Head There’s a small river pool which is safe…

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Charmouth Beach, 40min drive from Weavers Yurt Glamping, Devon. | Photo by Ashleigh Joy Photography on Unsplash

Charmouth Beach

If you like fossil hunting this is the place to go 🙂 There’s also a walk from Charmouth to Lyme Regis, with food and parking at both ends. Address:…

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Beer Beach, 35min drive from Weavers Yurt Glamping Devon. Photo by Rob Wicks on Unsplash

Beer Beach

Beer is a fab little fishing village with quaint shops and art galleries. There are some great pubs for food, especially fish and chips. Whilst it’s a pebbly beach,…

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Lyme Regis Beach | 40min drive from Weavers Yurt Glamping Devon | photo credit: Slug Scott, flickr

Lyme Regis Beach

A big stretch of pebbly beach (ideal for throwing stones in the sea!). There’s a sandy beach zone to the right when looking out at sea. Lot’s of tourist…

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Heron Farm Vineyard, Honiton

Heron Farm Vineyard & Cafe

Visit Website Award winning vineyard with wonderful food and the cafe garden is really beautiful. For children there’s a playground with lots of room to run around, plus a…

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The Pig at Combe | Eating out for Special Occasions | 30mins from Weavers Yurt Glamping, Devon photo credit: permission from The Pig at Combe

The Pig at Combe

Visit Website A wonderful restaurant especially for special occasions. Set inside a large Elizabethan House, it’s beautifully decorated, has a great ambience and friendly staff. The food is sourced…

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Blacksmiths Arms, Plymtree. Pub trips from Weavers Yurt Glamping, Devon

Blacksmiths Arms

Visit Website Friendly traditional village pub with great home cooked food and excellent reviews. Address: Blacksmiths Arms, Plymtree, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 2JU Phone: 01884 277474 Distance: 10min drive photo…

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Six Bells Inn - Payhembury, Devon Pub

The Six Bells Inn

Visit Website In the centre of Payhembury village, The Six Bells Inn offers a very warm welcome. Local ales, good portions. Address: Payhembury, Honiton EX14 3HR Phone: 01404 841261…

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Keepers Cottage Pub Cullompton | photo credit: Alison Day on flickr

Keepers Cottage Inn

Visit Website Great traditional pub with local ales & large portions! Address: Kentisbeare, Cullompton, Devon EX15 2EB Distance: 5min drive / 30min walk photo credit: flickr by Alison Day

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Greendale Farmshop - days out from Weavers Yurt | photo credit: Fordson Major on flickr

Greendale Farm Shop

Visit Website Very large farm shop (including fresh fish) and a great cafe. The added bonus here is that it’s an easy pull in stop with children. There’s a…

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The Drewe Arms, Pub in Broadhembury

The Drewe Arms, Broadhembury

A cosy, family-run pub in the beautiful thatched village of Broadhembury. They take pride in there food and whilst the portions aren’t huge, they are rich and very filling….

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Yellow Deli Honiton Cafe | Eating out from Weavers Yurt

The Yellow Deli

Visit Website An unusual cafe that is so beautifully decorated it’s an experience to visit. Yummy food includes hot steamed sandwiches which I’ve not experienced anywhere else! The walls…

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

Bicton Park

Visit Website 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…

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

Clip ‘n Climb Exeter

Visit Website 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…

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

Visit Website 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…

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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. Exmouth On the Beach front, Ocean Exmouth has Ten Pin Bowling, plus a…

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

Crabbing

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…

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

Wildwood Escot

visit website 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…

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

Knightshayes Gardens National Trust

Visit Website 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:…

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

Seaton Tramway

Visit Website 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…

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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…

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

The Bear Trail

Visit Website 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…

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

Pecorama

Visit Website 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…

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

Donkey Sanctuary

Visit Website 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…

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Crealy Theme Park

Visit Website 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…

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

Coldharbour Mill

Visit Website 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…

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Tiverton Canal Swans Neck Circular Walk Grand Western Canal

Swans Neck Circular Walk

This is a great walk with gorgeous views along the Grand Western Canal in Tiverton. It’s mostly flat and nearly all of it is off road. It’s a 2¼…

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Hembury Fort | days out walking, from Weavers Yurt, Glamping in Devon Photo Credit - flickr by Alison Day

Hembury Fort

Beautiful walk through a woodland trail. It’s a magical place. There are great views of the surrounding countryside & even to the coast of a clear day. In Spring…

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

Wildwood Escot

visit website 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…

Read More
Culmstock Beacon - ideas for days out walking from Weavers Yurt Glamping photo credit: Alison Day - flickr

Culmstock Beacon

A wildlife haven with stunning views. On the edge of the Blackdowns it has some of the most stunning views that inland Devon has to offer. Wild ponies can…

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Keepers Cottage Pub Cullompton | photo credit: Alison Day on flickr

Keepers Cottage Inn

Visit Website Great traditional pub with local ales & large portions! Address: Kentisbeare, Cullompton, Devon EX15 2EB Distance: 5min drive / 30min walk photo credit: flickr by Alison Day

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The Drewe Arms, Pub in Broadhembury

The Drewe Arms, Broadhembury

A cosy, family-run pub in the beautiful thatched village of Broadhembury. They take pride in there food and whilst the portions aren’t huge, they are rich and very filling….

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

Bicton Park

Visit Website 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…

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

Knightshayes Gardens National Trust

Visit Website 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:…

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Hembury Fort | days out walking, from Weavers Yurt, Glamping in Devon Photo Credit - flickr by Alison Day

Hembury Fort

Beautiful walk through a woodland trail. It’s a magical place. There are great views of the surrounding countryside & even to the coast of a clear day. In Spring…

Read More
Culmstock Beacon - ideas for days out walking from Weavers Yurt Glamping photo credit: Alison Day - flickr

Culmstock Beacon

A wildlife haven with stunning views. On the edge of the Blackdowns it has some of the most stunning views that inland Devon has to offer. Wild ponies can…

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

Knightshayes Gardens National Trust

Visit Website 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:…

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

Seaton Tramway

Visit Website 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…

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

Coldharbour Mill

Visit Website 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…

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

Clip ‘n Climb Exeter

Visit Website 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…

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

Visit Website 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…

Read More
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. Exmouth On the Beach front, Ocean Exmouth has Ten Pin Bowling, plus a…

Read More

Crealy Theme Park

Visit Website 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…

Read More

Exe Valley Leisure Centre

Visit Website 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…

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