One of the biggest attractions in the area is
right next door. The famous Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary
is open all year and is free to get in, with
pleasant walks, a restaurant and of course
lots of cute donkeys which the children just
adore. There is a barn where you can meet some
of the donkeys in residence and informative
films and displays, all of which is completely free and
just 5 minutes walk from your cottage.
Sidmouth is only 10 minutes by car, where there is a lovely swimming pool suitable for families, and the pool is right next to the sea, so you can combine a safe swim with time on the beach. For information on Sidmouth Swimming Pool - Tel :01395 577057. If you plan to use the pool a few times, we would suggest you buy a family weekly pass, which covers swimming, tennis, bowls, pitch and putt, and more besides. See the Special Offers page for the latest details.
There are some great family days out within 30
minutes drive of Stoneleigh. Pecorama is every
train enthusiasts dream with spectacular train
rides overlooking the sea at Beer. At Seaton
you have a tramway, which takes you along the
valley of the river Axe, and to the village of
you can see the village from a horse drawn wagon.
For a more adventurous day you could try Crealy
Park which has all sorts of rides and attractions for children
of all ages.
you like fishing, then don’t forget your fishing rod, with mackerel
and bass to be caught from the beaches, and if you don’t care
for fishing just enjoy a walk on the beach.