Dog Friendly Days out ~
We have put together some places that we understand you can take you dog with you. Please check their current literature in the information room just to make sure
Bicton Gardens ~ 01395 568 465
Spanning nearly 300 years of horticultural history, these magnificent grade 1 listed gardens and superbly landscaped park are combined with a countryside museum, woodland railway train ride, nature trail, maze, mini golf, indoor and outdoor children’s play areas, restaurant and shop. Entrance fees apply and dogs charged at £1.00. A great day out for all ages.
Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary ~ 01395 578 222
Home to hundreds of rescued donkeys that you can visit and even adopt. There are accessible paths around the main sanctuary (excellent coffee shop and gift shop) as well as five beautiful walks around the grounds and dogs are welcome. Entry is free but donations appreciated. Update July 2016 – There is currently some building work being done at the Donkey Sanctuary.
Seaton Tramway ~ 01297 203 75
Forde Abbey ~ 01460 220 231
A wonderful treasure hidden on the Somerset border. It combines beautiful gardens with a former monastery and chapel as well as ornate rooms to visit. It is a living testament to the people who have lived and worked there over the past nine centuries. In October 2013 filming took place in the Great Hall for part of “Far From the Madding Crowd”, which was used as the Corn Exchange where Bathsheba Everdene first meets Mr Boldwood. There is a tea room, gift shop and letterboxing trail for children. Dogs on leads are welcomed.
Burrow Farm Gardens ~ 01404 831 285
Just 1 mile from Andrewshayes is East Devon’s secret garden, 10 acres of colour from April to October with stunning displays of azaleas and rhododendrons. Dogs welcome on leads.