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Knightshayes Court

Knightshayes Court

We visited this National Trust property on Tuesday 26th July when they had kite-making on offer, allowing the children to tick off one of their 50 things to do before you are 11 3/4. Kite-making wasn’t the only way to get hands on – we found “below stairs” dressing up clothes in the servants quarters of the house and a piano was available in the drawing room for those who could play. Felix enjoyed “running around...

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National Marine Aquarium and Rockfish restaurant

National Marine Aquarium and Rockfish restaurant

Felix says “there were loads of big, big, big sharks and there was one that swam really close to us at the glass. There were lots of jellyfish that glowed in the dark, some were pink, some were purple and some were blue. I had little calamaris and chips for lunch. They were scrumptious.” Nana said “the aquarium is very disabled friendly and takes about 2-3 hours to go round. Fast-track entry is worth doing at the height of...

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Diggerland

Diggerland

Felix said “my favourite thing was going round and round in the bucket of the big digger. I enjoyed getting all three ducks with the hook on the front of a digger. I did the controls myself. I liked doing the bowling – there was a small ball on the front of the digger and you had to knock down pins like ten-pin bowling”. Daddy said “it was quite quiet so we didn’t have to queue much for rides. It is expensive to get in...

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Canonteign Falls

Canonteign Falls

Mia says “my best bit was looking for the fairies in the fern garden at the top of the waterfall. We counted loads.” Felix says “I loved climbing up the rocks and going on the obstacle course.” Katie says “The waterfall would be more dramatic after more rain but we really enjoyed the energetic walk up to the top and back down (wear sturdy shoes!). It was like the Land that Time Forgot, full of ferns and rock formations,...

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The Bear Trail

The Bear Trail

Mia and Felix visited with Daddy bear and some friends while mummy bear went to Darts Farm Shop* for some retail therapy. It was 24 July, the day after this new local attraction opened for the very first time. Mia says “the Bear Trail was exciting. It was great because you could race around an obstacle course, which included a rope swing over muddy water, a zip wire, stepping stones over mud, a wobbly bridge, a cargo net, hay bales to swing...

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Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoo

Mia says “I would recommend going to Paignton Zoo. I loved the giraffes because we saw a baby giraffe with its mum. It was cute. All the giraffes were running around in their enclosure. WARNING! If you buy an ice-cream you’d better watch out because a seagull might snatch it right out of your hand (it happened to me!).” Felix says “I saw a lion roar and a massive snake in the water. I helped to scare the birds away after...

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