Enjoyed by our Customers

We can’t always expect the sun to shine every day when we holiday in Britain and we often get asked if there is anything to do when it rains… well, of course there is!  We’ve listed a few places here which have been popular with our customers this year.

Jack’s Patch – Enjoy a Devon cream tea while the kid’s play

Jack’s Patch Garden Centre is somewhere that your entire family can visit — including the dog! Located in a stunning spot at the mouth of the River Teign in nearby Bishopsteignton, the family-friendly restaurant has fabulous river views, an ideal place to enjoy a delicious Devon cream tea while your little ones are entertained in the brand new indoor soft-play area. There is a range of shopping facilities, which you can browse at your leisure, alongside its excellent collection of plants.  As much of it is under cover it’s also a good destination to while away a couple of hours on a rainy day. Jack’s Patch has its own PamPurredPets outlet, which sells a range of treats, toys and accessories.


The Monkey House Indoor Play Centre

The Monkey House is an indoor play centre and cafe in Dawlish with a 2 tier play frame including balls, slides, tunnels and climbing opportunities. Lots of fun and exercise for making small children very happy! Parents have comfy seating and the cafe to keep them happy with friendly staff and daily papers to read. We’ve heard the coffee’s really good too.The Monkey House is just down the road in Dawlish Town Centre, just short drive or bus/train ride away.

Kents Cavern – Babbacombe

Kents Cavern. How about a guided tour around one of Britain’s most important Stone Age Heritage site? You’ll go back to a time when the cave was home to ancient humans, sheltering from extreme weather, making fires, shaping tools and hunting Ice Age animals. You’ll be surrounded by 400 million year old rocks and spectacular stalagmites and stalactites. Good concrete pathways all the way round (plus a few small steps) make your underground adventure safe and accessible. Kids are well provided for here with plenty of fun and thoughtful activities related to the theme. They can, for example; Decorate the faces on the wall in tribal face markings draw Mammoths or Hyenas on the cave walls or just leave a hand print.

The Teignmouth Pavillions

Pavillions Teignmouth is a fabulous new cinema, theatre, comedy club, exhibition centre, and cafe bar. There is something happening every day, checkout the events calendar to find out what’s on today. Teignmouth itself is a real gem, an historic port and classic seaside resort with all the traditional attractions of a coastal holiday destination.  When the sun comes out enjoy a walk along the spacious, level promenade, but if it doesn’t the kid’s will love the arcade games in the Victorian pier. Browse around the many pretty individual shops around the pedestrianised “Triangle”, and let the little ones loose in the outstanding children’s play park situated on the Den. Teignmouth is easily reached by Train, Bus or Car.

Quay Climbing Centre – Exeter

Quay Climbing Centre in Exeter – the South West’s largest indoor climbing wall, for climbers of all ages, abilities and experiences.  The climbing arena is full of space and light.  There’s a 14.5 metre lead wall, top roped walls from 7 to 11 metres, 5 auto belays for solo climbers and a dedicated novice zone as well as two boulder caves and training room.   The Workshop Café offers a daily menu of home cooked food for you to enjoy after your climb. Family Taster sessions are a great way to ‘have a go’ at climbing with all the family.  They are great fun and make a brilliant holiday adventure or rainy day activity, open to climbers aged 7 and upwards.  Family Tasters run every weekend and throughout school holidays, see the event diary

Exeter City Centre – Sightseeing, Culture, Shopping and Eating

The City of Exeter is a great place to browse around on rainy day, with something for all the family to enjoy. At the heart of the city centre is Princesshay shopping centre which has all the high street and many designer brands covered. Exeter is becoming a bit of a foodie haven and there are many restaurants to choose from with new ones opening all the time. Also, at the heart of the city centre, are the historic Underground Passages, and the Cathedral with it’s green surrounded by quaint cobbled streets. The Royal Albert Memorial Museum is always interesting and entry is free. Gandy Street (J K Rowling’s inspiration for Harry potter’s Diagon Alley) and the Quay are the shopping areas to head for if you like quirky little shops full of unusual souvenirs, gifts and antiques.  You will find as well as the usual swimming pools,  cinema’s, and bowling alley, that you would expect to find in the city.