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Wimbleball Lake, Dulverton

Wimbleball Lake

The newly renovated facilities at this majestic Lake in Exmoor National Park offer first class facilities both on and off the water.

The Outdoor + Active Centre is open for tuition in various watersports activities including sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and rowing. Visitors can also launch their own craft or hire from the centre. Wimbleball is also a premier trout fishery offering angling from the banks and boats. There are often tuition days for beginners and improvers, and further details are posted on our fishing pages. Permits are available on site and boats can be booked in advance. The land surrounding the lake offers miles of footpaths including a 9-mile round Lake walk. The cafe, adjacent to the campsite offers an indoor retreat for light lunches, beverages and snacks whilst the play area is ideal for the younger ones to burn off some energy in the beautiful Exmoor countryside. A campsite overlooks the water and welcomes holidaymakers and participants in watersports courses.

The tea-room is open from April to October.

Pay & Display parking 2010: £1 for 1 hour, £2 for 2 hours, £3 all day, £25 season tickets are available from the tea-room or the Trust's head office at Lidn Park. If you join our Friends of the Trust Scheme, parking is free.

Wimbleball Lake Country Park, near Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9NU map ref: LR181 960 300

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Exmoor Pony Centre, Dulverton

Tel. 01398 323 093

Exmoor Pony Centre

Welcome to the Exmoor Pony Centre, within the heart of the Exmoor National Park. This exciting new project is the culmination of 7 years hard work by The Moorland Mousie Trust, a registered charity dedicated to the promotion and conservation of the Exmoor Pony, currently classified as a rare breed.

The Centre offers half day experiences with the ponies, which include a good two hour ride, giving those competent at walk, trot and canter in open spaces a picturesque hack over Winsford Hill which might take in the ancient Tarr Steps, the spectacular views over the Punch Bowl, or the curious Caractacus Stone, as well as encountering the resident herds of Exmoor ponies, whose ancestors have roamed free for hundreds, if not thousands of years, and much more of the abundant wildlife which makes Exmoor so special. Cost £40 per person. For those aged 10 years and over.

The Exmoor Pony Centre Ashwick, Dulverton, Somerset TA22 9QE

Prices Contact the Centre for details

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Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre, Porlock

Tel. 01643 862 816

Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre

Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre - A unique outdoor activity centre 'with a difference'. Indoor owl shows, all weather attraction. Tea gardens. Horse-Riding.

Situated in the Exmoor National Park they have a unique collection of owls, birds of prey and animals in the Visitor Attraction plus outdoor activities where you can participate in full or half day bird of prey experiences, owl experiences and excellent horse-riding over Exmoor together with comfortable, quality bed and breakfast near Porlock, in the Vale of Porlock, Somerset. Bed and breakfast in Grade II Listed National Trust Farmhouse - a really special place to stay with beautiful gardens to relax in.

Allerford, Porlock, Minehead, Somerset. TA24 8HJ

Prices Admission: £8.50 adults, £6.50 senior citizens, £5.50 for children (under 5 years free) Family ticket, £25.00 (2 adults, 2 children); Groups 10% discount for 10 or more

Open ALL WEATHER ATTRACTION OPEN EVERY DAY 10.30 to 4.30, Owl Show 11.30 every day Outdoor/Indoor Flying Display 2.30pm.

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Court Farm Country Park, Weston-super-Mare

Tel. 01934 822 383

Court Farm Country Park

Have a great family day out at Somerset's top award winning farm attraction - all year round.
Now into its 23rd year as a family run farm attraction, all the animals and staff at Court Farm are looking forward to welcoming hoards of children and their families for a fun packed summer of fun. With lots of new, baby animals mixed with a range of great play facilities that can tire out even the most energetic of kids (and adults), we hope that all our visitors, regardless of age, will have a day to remember. Don't forget that we have lots of things going on during the year so whenever you come, you may well see some new additions.

Wolvershill Road, Banwell, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. BS29 6DL

Prices Adults £6.50, Child £5.00, Under 3 Free, OAP £5.75, Family Ticket (2+2) £21.00

Open During our summer season (Easter until October 31st) we are open daily (7days a week) from 10 a.m to 5.30 p.m In the Winter we are closed on Mondays but open Tues - Sun from 10 a.m to 4.30 p.m. Reduced rates and attractions apply during the winter months. For further details contact the farm on 01934 822383.

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Seaquarium, Weston-super-Mare

Tel. 01934 641 603


The Weston-Super-Mare SeaQuarium was opened in 1995, and was placed upon the first seaside pier to be built in Great Britain for over 85 years. Situated on the beach, the aquarium is surrounded by 3 miles of sand along the coast of Somerset, with panoramic views across the estuary of Wales. The centre contains an amazing underwater tunnel, providing visitors with a closer look into the depths of our oceans. With sharks, rays and other creatures swimming gracefully past, just inches away. It doesn’t stop there, with over 25 displays throughout the aquarium, visitors can see the beauty and terror of the oceans creatures, from the severn estuary to the wonders of the rainforest rivers. Our ray zone features an open top display that allows visitors to take a closer look at these graceful creatures as they swim to the surface. You will also have the opportunity to gaze underwater, as the sides of the display are made of a see-through moulded material called acrylic. Live presentations occur at intervals throughout the day, as do our feeding demonstrations. Please listen for the show announcements.

Marine Parade, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset. BS23 1BE

Prices Adults: £6.99 Children: £5.50 (between the ages of 3-16yrs) Under 3's: are Free of charge Oap's: £5.99 Disabled: £6.50 (with 1 carer free of charge) Students: £5.99 Family Ticket: £23.00 (2 Adults & 2 Children) Additional Children for Family Ticket: £4.99

Open SeaQuarium Weston is open daily from 10am. (Last admissions at 4pm, centre closes at 5pm) (Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & Boxing Day).

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