Tuesday, 25 June 2013

The Boathouse - Dawlish Warren

A few months ago now we went to the Boathouse in Dawlish for some lunch and I thought I'd share our experience with you.

 We decided to go and try out the Boathouse because I'd heard that it had an indoor play area for the kids. Which is always a plus for us as you can actually eat your food without getting indigestion! 

The play area is upstairs so try and get a table up there otherwise you'll spend the whole time going up and down the stairs to make sure the kids are alright. Or even better ring in advance and book a table upstairs just to be sure.

The play area was really good, it's not huge but was perfect for my two. It has a soft play frame with two levels and also some wooden toys attached to tables. 

The food is typical pub food, think burgers and chips. I had a hickory BBQ burger and chips which cost £9.25. Which I would say is about average pub food prices these days and it was really tasty!

They have a separate childrens menu with all the usual things on it, sausage and chips, burger and chips etc.

What I loved about this place was that after we had finished our meal we were able to sit for quite a while and have another couple of drinks, in peace, while the kiddies played. 

The whole place has a pirate theme which makes it great fun for the little ones and another plus is that it's right on the beach so you can go for a stroll along the seafront after you've finished your meal.

We will definitely be going back another day, perhaps when the sun finally makes a 'proper' appearance! 

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Guess the Location in Devon

As we have been stuck down by illness in this house for what seems like FOREVER now and haven't been able to go anywhere (and yes the cabin fever has well and truly set in) I thought I'd share with you some of our favourite coast photos that we have taken of Devon so far.

Can you guess where they were taken?

Could be anywhere in the world, beautiful!

This ones easy!

Recognise this?

Hmm now where is that ferry off to?

Okay so I'm cheating a little with this one but it's very near Devon

Not much to go on

If you're a sailor you might get it

Come on how many bridges are there like that

Bonus points for guessing this one

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

10 Things To Do In Devon This Fathers Day

1) The Big Sheep, Bideford 

 Treat Dad to a fantastic Fathers Day present this year at The BIG Sheep. A perfect day for Dad and the kids. You can prove to everyone that Dad's just as big a kid as the little ones!
Dad's visit for FREE when accompanied by 1 full paying child under 16 on Fathers Day

The BIG Sheep North Devon

2) Pennywell Farm, Buckfastleigh

FREE pasty and a pint for all dads. Treat dad to a great day out. 

Pennywell Farm - Fathers Day 

3) Powderham Castle, Exeter

We are inviting ‘Dads’ to visit for FREE when accompanied by a paying child.
Treat them to a day out they’ll remember! See majestic birds of prey and enjoy other activities. 

Powderham Castle 

4)  Crealy, Exeter

Dads go FREE. The secret to the perfect treat for dads everywhere? Precious time having fun with the family! Visit Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park on Sunday the 16th of June and dads can enjoy free entry! 


5) The Super Weekend, Torquay

The Super Weekend returns to Princess Gardens, Torquay.
Be prepared to see some seriously Super Cars, Bikes and Boats on display!
with appearances from Superbrands such as Aston Martin, Bentley, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ferrari, Landrover, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Aprilia, Sunseeker, and Princess Yachts.
The weekend also coincides with the finals of Miss England to be held at The Riviera Centre – so expect to see some pretty SuperGirls in Torquay too.
The Super Weekend 
6) Woodlands Family Theme Park,  Near Dartmouth
 Fathers Day, Vintage & Classic Vehicle Car Rally. Come and admire the classic & treasured vehicles at Woodlands Family Theme Park near Dartmouth. The show entry is included in day admission price. Book your tickets online to save 20%.
Fathers Day – Vintage & Classic Vehicle Car Rally 
7) Hannahs, Seale Hayne (Newton Abbot)

Treat Dad to a delicious Sunday lunch in our Bistro, or if it’s a bigger family gathering why not book one of our private dining areas? £12.95 for two courses or £15.95 for three.
The Bistro. 12pm – 4pm. Call 01626 325822 / 325817 to book.
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8) Wild Wise, Dartington

Dangerous Day for Dads. An action-packed, fun-filled day of nature awareness skills and activities in a beautiful natural setting. Learning and enjoyment combine to discover the natural world together as a family. Dartington Estate. £45 father and son/s, extra child £15. 10am - 4pm. HERE

9)  South Devon Railway

 Treat dad on his special day to a traditional Sunday lunch in our Dining Train. Booking essential call 01364 644370


10) The Globe Inn, Chagford

FREE bear for Dad's when you eat lunch or an evening meal. Get your first drink of beer on the house. Booking is advisable.


Saturday, 8 June 2013

Latest Offers for Days Out in Devon

Woodlands Family Theme Park - £3 off standard individual admission price. Valid until 3rd Nov 2013. Get it HERE.

Woodlands Theme Park, Devon, Meerkat

Diggerland - 15% off - Valid until 3rd Nov 2013. Find it HERE.

Ride at Diggerland, Devon

Pennywell Farm - £1.50 discount per person. Valid until 3rd Nov 2013. Find it HERE.

Pennywell Farm, Tractor

Thursday, 6 June 2013

National Marine Aquarium (Plymouth) Membership Offer

Recently while on our half term holiday on the boat we went to the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth. We have never been before and I was worried that it was going to cost a fortune, as most places seem to these days, and then we saw there membership offer. 

How much it costs...

Family Membership £45.00
(2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children)

Couple Membership £40.00

Adult membership £25.00 

Child Membership £10.00
(aged 4 - 15) 

What's included...

  • Unlimited access to the building and facilities for 12 months
  • Fast track entry through a dedicated membership entrance
  • 10% off all food, drink, gifts, parties and sleepovers
  • Discounted admission for family and friends
  • Subscription to our e-newsletters
  • Admission to special Member Only events
  • Individual membership card/s
  • Discounts for other attractions in Devon and Cornwall (contact the membership coordinator for specific details)

As our youngest is only two and therefore free, we only payed £35.00 for the year which I think is a fantastic price! It's a great aquarium with plenty to see and I'm looking forward to going back again.

We use Queens Anne Battery marina a lot when we go sailing which is right next to the aquarium so it's perfect for us. Even if we didn't go around the actual aquarium we can go upstairs and use the soft play area in the cafe, so the kiddies can release a bit of energy before getting back on the boat.

You can go back as often as you like so if you were shopping in Plymouth you could go in for a bit after, a good bribe for the kiddies to behave whilst going round the shops.

*Disclaimer - I haven't been paid to write this review we just went and thought it was a fantastic deal and I thought I'd share it *

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Canonteign Falls 50% Off Discount

 Just found this great deal for Canonteign Falls and thought I'd share. We've just brought our tickets. 

 'Home to England’s highest waterfall, descending a staggering 220 ft, Canonteign Falls is a breathtaking Devon attraction, and a wonderful day out for all the family.'


Click below for the 50% Discount