Locally

There are many wonderful places to go and things to do, locally

Some of our favorite places are pinpointed on My Google Maps and there is more information provided below. You can filter by category in the sidebar. The occasional Tweet may give some interesting ideas.

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Sailing & boat hire

Boats, both sailing boats and motor boats, can be hired locally and in Dartmouth. There is a sailing Club in Dittisham.

Marshall’s Sailing School & Boat HireDittisham Sailing Club

Look out for the Family Sailing Week at Dittisham Saling Club.

Ferries & boats trips

Take the ferry to Greenway House available from Dittisham or Dartmouth.

Take a circular cruise around the Dart estuary or up to Totnes

Or book one of the private charter boats the “Picnic Boat”, the “Banquet Boat” or the “Fizz Boat” for family or group trips on the River Dart.

River CruisesGreenway FerryDartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat CompanyThe Picnic BoatThe Banquet BoatThe Fizz Boat

Train trips

Take a trip on the steam railway at Totnes to Buckfastleigh.

Explore the steam railway from Kingswear to Paignton.

Or do a round robin tour including a steam train, river boat and bus visiting the quaint towns of Paignton, Dartmouth and Totnes.

South Devon RailwayDartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company

Castles & Houses

There are some glorious gardens and several National Trust and other historic properties within easy range of Vipers Quay – Greenway House, once the home of Agatha Christie, with its lovely woodland gardens, lies just across the river, reached by ferry from the village.

Greenway HouseColeton FishacreDartmouth Castle

Places to go with Children

There are many attractions popular with children include Pennywell Farm, the excellent zoo at Paignton and a model village at Babbacombe. Woodlands Leisure Park (5m) has lots of rides and activities for children.

Paignton ZooPennywell FarmWoodlands Leisure ParkOtter Sanctuary & Butterfly CentreBabbacombe Model Village

Riding & Golf

There are several opportunities for horse riding.

Fitzworthy Equestrian CentreNewton Ferrers Equestrian CentreDittiscombe Equestrian Centre

And many golf courses with great views

Thurlestone Golf Club Churston Golf Club