Attractions Reopening for Summer 2024

Summer’s on its way, so if you’re planning a visit to our beautiful part of the World, or are a local looking for inspiration for fun activities, check out these attractions that are set to re-open for the summer season.

Tiverton Castle

Step back into history at Tiverton’s castle, which reopens for visitors for 2024 on Easter Sunday. You’ll then find them open from 2:30pm – 5:30pm on Sundays, Thursdays and Bank Holiday Mondays until the end of October. 

The castle dates all the way back to 1106 and is a window into centuries of Tiverton history with later additions and alterations on view, and beautiful walled gardens within the romantic ruins to explore.

  • Look out for Civil War armour and the medieval loos!

Tiverton Canal Company

Famous for being one of the last working horse-drawn barges in Great Britain, Tiverton Canal Company is celebrating an extra special season this year, marking their 50th anniversary. Their season starts on 3rd April, with the launch of the Flock That Rock – Tiverton Swan Trail at the Canal Basin.

After that you’ll find them operating April to October, with the barge running to a timetable (see for times).  Closed Mondays (except Bank Holidays) and Fridays (except during July and August). The barge is very popular so it’s always a good idea to book in advance.

  • Look out for their Celebration Open Day on 13th July, and their Serenity Sundays, new for 2024.

The Bear Trail

The Bear Trail

The mudtastic family friendly assault course reopens on Friday 29th March. Kicking off the season with Easter at the Bear Trail, when you can tackle the trail before being rewarded with a certificate and little Easter treat.

The Bear Trail is open daily during school holidays and weekends, from Friday 29th March until Sunday 3rd November. With two 3-hour sessions a day, choose from 10am or 2pm start. Tickets must be booked online in advance.

  • Look out for their events throughout the year, including the popular Colour Bomb event returning in April.

Bampton Heritage and Visitor Centre

Bampton Heritage Centre offers a glimpse into Bampton’s history with their displays and interactive children’s activities. They have already got things underway for this season, with a newly reimagined layout and exhibitions for 2024.

The centre, based in the Church in Bampton, is open Thursday & Fridays 11am to 1pm, & Saturdays 11am to 3pm.

  • Look out for their guided walks and Town Trails, giving you an extra insight into Bampton’s history.

Coldharbour Mill

Coldharbour Mill

Working Wool Museum Coldharbour Mill reopened in March and are starting their events season with a special Easter Steam Up. The Mill’s regular Steam Days give you a chance to explore their steam complex and factory floor in action, making the experience of a visit even more unique.

Their normal opening is on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10.30am – 3pm.

  • Look out for their waterwheel, still in action today!

Diggerland Devon

Diggerland Devon is a great day out for all the family with the chance to drive and operate real diggers and dumpers, as well as lots of other  fun activities.

They’re open on weekends until November, with 7 day a week opening during the school holidays.

  • Look out for rides Spindizzy and Skyshuttle for a real hair-raising time!

Devon Railway Centre

This fun-filled family railway attraction opens its doors for 2024 on Friday 29th March and runs on selected dates through to October. The popular railway centre offers a whole host of attractions in one location, including train rides, model railway and village, soft play and crazy golf.

  • Look out for special event days like their Easter Egg Hunt and Halloween Special.

New for 2024!

An aerial photograph on a vineyard amongst a rural landscape

Quoit at Cross Vineyard

Quoit at Cross Vineyard

This small, family run Vineyard nestled in the upland rolling hills of Mid Devon produces high quality still and sparkling wine. This year for the first time, Quoit at Cross are offering Vineyard Tours and tastings from May to September.

  • Look out for special events and workshops alongside their regular tours.

All Year Round Attractions

Visiting out of season? Don’t panic, as well as our seasonal attractions we have lots of places to visit all year round, including the award winning Tiverton Museum, National Trust properties Knightshayes and Killerton, and the immersive role-playing experience Bear Town.

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