Holidays are can be educational as well as times of great fun and joy.
We have available kits for you to borrow on a daily basis, that have been designed for children to use (under adult supervision) in fossil hunting, bat listening and bug finding. There are also recording journals for birds and butterflies. Follow the clues of the Elf trail, stamp the sheet and when you have collected 10 collect your prize!
Our starry skies are amazing as there is no light pollution.
We also allow guests to watch a calving. Most of the time this happens out in the fields when no one is there watching, however, if we feel that a cow may need assistance we will keep her in so that we can keep a better eye on her and assist if necessary. If you would like to witness this please ask. You will be able to observe and take photos from a safe distance.
*We just ask for a £5 donation to this years charity “Devon Freewheelers” for the use of these kits for a day. Please book them online when booking your holiday – they are in the extras section. Devon Freewheelers are a voluntary organisation, based in Honiton, that transport blood and organs between the Devon hospitals as an out of hours service.
Godform Farm is an ideal place to stay and location for Cyclists and Walkers
The farm is situated in an area that is ideal for either the cyclist or walker. Just 10 miles from the South West Coastal Path or 1 mile from Buzzard 52 cycle route. There are circular walks/rides starting from the farm taking you around the country lanes of 1, 2 or 5 miles passing through other villages and hamlets. Come in the autumn to experience quieter lanes and glorious colour changes of trees and scenery. Spring time you will see baby animals in the fields, lots of primroses in the hedgerows and wild daffodils.
Something for everyone – locally & just a short drive
Below are some useful ideas for you to do whilst on your holiday in Devon. There are also many public footpaths, bridleways, coastal paths and cycle routes. Many circular walks start in village centres of the surrounding area.
Honiton has a public swimming pool, sports centre, golf course, famous lace museum. Every Tuesday and Saturday, Honiton has a street market on the high street. Historic thatched villages such as Broadhembury and Gittisham, both just 3 miles away.
Places to visit – some attractions you can order discounted tickets online and print off
www.nationaltrust.org.uk –National Trust properties Killerton, Knightshayes, A la Ronde, all near by
www.bictongardens.co.uk – floral gardens, railway, museum
www.tram.co.uk – Seaton tram – 3 miles along estuary of River Axe - birdwatching, drive a tram, halloween tours, polar express, dinosaur train, tribute shows etc
www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk – Sanctuary for 8,000 donkeys – free entry just donations on exit
www.diggerland.com – Small and Big Boys ride on JCB diggers
www.crealy.co.uk – adventure park for all ages – animals, rides, indoor arena
www.peco-uk.com – Model railways – Picturesque gardens overlooking Beer
www.sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk – International dancers from all over the world come to Sidmouth every August
www.stuartlinecruises.co.uk - Cruises around the Jurassic coast or Round Robin (Boat & train & bus)
Diary of Events Please keep coming back as new dates are being added www.eastdevonhub.co.uk for even more things to do Most of these events are less than 30 mins away
21 Duck Derby The Byes Sidmouth 14.00
21 Newton Abbott Races Family Day
1 Honiton Agricultural Show 08.00 till 18.00
2-9 Sidmouth Folk Festival Dancers and performers from all over the world from early morning till late at night
3-4 Exmouth Kite festival
3 Bovey Tracey Illuminated Carnival procession 18.00
10 Gate to Plate – Food festival Honiton
11 Toy Train and Collectors Fair, Westpoint Exeter
11 Donkey Sanctuary Summer Fair 10 till 16.00
16-19 Beautiful Days Festival Fairmile Ottery St Mary
16 Dawlish Illuminated Carnival 19.00
16 Sidmouth Eats Boutique 17.00 to 21.00 Pop up Music, Food and Bars
17 Totnes Illuminated Carnival 18.00
18 Dolls House and Minatures Fair Westpoint Exeter
22 Bicton Park Gardens Picnic in the Park with Queen Tribute band 18.30
23 Air display Sidmouth Sea front
24 – 25 Sidmouth Regatta
24 Luppitt Summer Madness 19.00
31 Seaton Illuminated Carnival 20.00
12-15 International Agatha Christie Festival torquay
14 Colyton Illuminated Carnival 20.00
18-22 Budleigh Salterton Literary Fest www.budlitfest.org.uk
21 Sidmouth Classic Car show – Sidmouth cricket club
21 Sidmouth Illuminated Carnival 19.30 procession starts
21-27 Walking Festival Sidmouth 01395 516441
26-29 Creative craft show Westpoint Exeter
28 Wellington Illuminated Carnival 19.00
4-13 Sidmouth Science Festival (www.sidmouthsciencefestival.org)
5 Ilminster Illuminated Carnival 19.15
5-6 Powderham Castle, Exeter Food Festival
12 Chard Illuminated Carnival 19.30
19 Taunton Illuminated Carnival 19.00
26 Honiton Illuminated Carnival 19.00
2 Bridgwater Illuminated Carnival 19.00
5th Ottery St Mary Tar Barrells
5th Charity Fireworks Display, Westpoint, Exeter
16 Sidmouth Xmas lights switch on
6 Late night shopping in Sidmouth
26 Boxing Day swim The Esplanade 11.00