{"LocationDetails":{"Id":100,"Name":"Bude","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to self-catering\u0026nbsp;Bude holiday cottages\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf your idea of Cornwall is waves, flip flops and beautiful beaches then you should probably head to Bude. Right in the north of the county, Bude offers the perfect combination of gorgeous scenery and a laidback lifestyle. Home to Crooklets and Summerleaze beaches (both of which have something of a reputation for their surf by the way), Bude\u0026rsquo;s popular with families, couples and just those who fancy escaping the hustle and bustle for some real time out.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you fancy getting out and about on some walks during your Bude holiday, you\u0026rsquo;ll find mile after mile of coast path to get your blood pumping, and we can\u0026rsquo;t think of a nicer way to take in all those views than with a stroll along the clifftops. Don\u0026rsquo;t be fooled by the tranquil scenery though, Bude also finds itself attracting visitors from all over the country now and then thanks to its variety of events. The Bude Jazz Festival takes place every August, and it\u0026rsquo;s fast becoming one of the biggest events on the jazz scene.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePlaces to visit in Bude\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eOne of our favourite places to visit in Bude is less than five minutes away from the town, and that\u0026rsquo;s Summerleaze Beach. There\u0026rsquo;s a huge car park, and it leads you right to the fluffy dunes that back the sand\u0026hellip;perfect. This beach is a favourite with families and surfers, and even if you\u0026rsquo;re not quite ready to get into a wetsuit this time you can sit back and watch the professionals dance on the waves. There\u0026rsquo;s lifeguard cover during high season, and the sea pool at the bottom of the cliffs makes a lovely spot for a dip if you don\u0026rsquo;t fancy getting into the sea.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s another beachy slice of bliss just three miles from Bude itself, and that\u0026rsquo;s Widemouth Bay. This wide open bay sits on the South West Coast Path, and even though it\u0026rsquo;s popular there\u0026rsquo;s plenty of space for everyone. There\u0026rsquo;s a selection of surf schools right on the beach, so if your kids have been nagging you to let them try their luck in the surf you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to get them started safely with lessons. Most of the schools can have beginners standing on their boards within a few hours of tuition, so sign them up early in your holiday so you can get them into the swing of things.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThings to do in Bude\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt may be a magnet for beach lovers, but there are plenty of things to do in Bude that don\u0026rsquo;t involve getting into the water and strutting your stuff on a board. For one thing, you can to Bude Canal for a stroll. Thanks to its level towpath, this historic waterway\u0026rsquo;s perfect for a walk if you have a pushchair or use a wheelchair (or you just don\u0026rsquo;t like hills), or you can hire a bike and cycle your way along.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eNow, if you\u0026rsquo;re happy to pack the kids into the car and drive for half an hour or so towards Devon, you can explore the unique village of Clovelly. Set on the coast of north Devon, Clovelly is a historic village set on a steep cobbled hill, and it\u0026rsquo;s almost an attraction in itself. There\u0026rsquo;s a small charge to enter the village (used by the residents to pay for its upkeep), and everything about it feels like a world from another era.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eStep into the whitewashed cottages and get a glimpse into what life was like for the fishermen who called them home, visit the donkeys who once carried loads up and down the hill (these days they just rest in their donkey stable), and take in the views around the harbour.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/div\u003e\r\n","Alias":"bude","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/Bude.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Castle Restaurant","Body":"\u003cp\u003eLet\u0026#39;s face it, the views on Bude\u0026#39;s coastline are so striking that you won\u0026#39;t want to dine indoors at all during a stay in the area, and once you\u0026#39;ve dined on the balcony of this waterside eatery you won\u0026#39;t look back (literally!).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Castle Restaurant in Bude is perfect for eating out as a family during a stay in Bude accommodation. The restaurant\u0026rsquo;s views are enough to give anyone an appetite, and it serves fish fresh from Widemouth Bay, and local meat and game in a lovely relaxed atmosphere.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eA local chef owns this bistro restaurant, and his family strives to create a friendly welcome and the best meals available in Bude. The Castle Restaurant welcomes children, and is dog-friendly too. There is also disabled access available.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.829,"LocationLongitude":-4.54875,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/couple at dinner.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/bude/the-castle-restaurant","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/couple at dinner.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Urchins Bistro","Body":"\u003cp\u003eUrchins Bistro in Bude is one of Bude\u0026rsquo;s most popular restaurants and its owners Gary and Andrew have seen their venture earn a loyal following of fans. This light and airy bistro avoids the traditional stereotype of seaside food with ease, replacing it with chic homemade meals and a packed specials board that they take pride in keeping fresh.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis si the kind of bistro where you can enjoy a meal without feeling rushed, chat to locals or other visitors and try something new. Not only is the food impressive, but so is the attitude of the guys to their pricing. They appreciate that there\u0026rsquo;s plenty of choice when it comes to eating out in the area and don\u0026rsquo;t try to compete, choosing instead to attract customers with their reasonable prices and delicious home-cooked meals.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eUrchins welcomes children and there\u0026rsquo;s a special menu especially for them, and well-behaved dogs are also invited along. Since Gary was a vegetarian for three decades he appreciates how tricky dining out can be for those of you who don\u0026rsquo;t eat meat, so expect plenty of options for veggies.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.8316,"LocationLongitude":-4.54464,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/04/1364810376.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/bude/urchins-bistro","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/04/1364810376.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Life\u0027s A Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf you love the beach and you love good food then the chances are you\u0026rsquo;re going to fall hard for Life a Beach in Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s spectacular Bude. This informal beach cafe by day and chic restaurant by night has something for everyone and it\u0026rsquo;s right beside Summerleaze Beach.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt serves hot meals and light snacks to those fresh from the surf, the sand-loving families and the walkers throughout the day, and welcomes couples looking for views and groups of friends eager to unwind over a casual meal once the sun sets.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe menu includes local produce with an emphasis on seafood\u0026nbsp; and no matter when you drop in you\u0026rsquo;ll find the atmosphere typically friendly and relaxed. There\u0026rsquo;s a take-away service during the day too, so if you can\u0026rsquo;t stay away from the dramatic beach long enough to eat your ice cream you\u0026rsquo;ll be free to wander off and enjoy it in the sunshine.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis informal caf\u0026eacute; and restaurant is perfect for a relaxed meal or snack during a day on the nearby Summerleaze beach, and the views of an evening transform it into a romantic spot for two. The menu\u0026rsquo;s emphasis on fresh seafood and meats is the pride and joy of the team of professional chefs who love to delight visitors.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.8317,"LocationLongitude":-4.55121,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/04/1364809772.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/bude/lifes-a-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/04/1364809772.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Outdoor Adventure","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWhen in Rome as they say, so when in Bude why not try your hand at surfing with lessons at \u003ca href=\"http://www.outdooradventure.co.uk/\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Outdoor Adventure\"\u003eOutdoor Adventure\u003c/a\u003e? This activity centre and surf school is set on the beautiful Widemouth Bay, one of Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s best beaches for surf and you can choose from half and full day lessons to enjoy the ultimate family attraction in Bude.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHave you always fancied a go at coasteering? The adrenalin-packed activity is becoming and more popular, and Cornwall makes the perfect setting for it with its rocky coast and stunning scenery. You\u0026rsquo;ll not only be taken on an exhilarating journey along the coast but you\u0026rsquo;ll also see the area\u0026rsquo;s wildlife from a whole new perspective (both in the water and on land).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOutdoor Adventure is operated by a group of experts who not only teach the activities for a living but are dedicated to them in their spare time, and their enthusiasm is contagious. 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The attraction also includes a shop which specialises in collectable items such as deactivated guns, military clothing, inert ammunition and survival equipment.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eEven the refreshments are served in military style from inside a working NAAFI canteen wagon, and there\u0026rsquo;s a picnic area onsite too so families can enjoy their snacks outside. There are souvenirs to take home too, and children still love a military-themed toy as much as us oldies did when we were small.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe collection started life as one man\u0026rsquo;s hobby and he finally opened it to the public in 1981. Since then it\u0026rsquo;s continued to fascinate those who visit and has gotten bigger over the decades. There are facilities for the disabled at Cobbaton Combat Collection and it\u0026rsquo;s accessible throughout. Please note only guide dogs are permitted inside.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.0213,"LocationLongitude":-3.97838,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/06/tank.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/bude/cobbaton-combat-collection","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/06/tank.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Bude Castle Heritage Centre","Body":"\u003cp\u003eBude Castle Heritage Centre is set in a mysterious castle, which was once the home of a Victorian inventor Sir Goldsworthy Gurney. It\u0026rsquo;s been standing for more than 160 years which, given that Gurney built it on sand just to prove that he could is no small feat. Today this Bude attraction is more of a museum and it houses a collection of interesting exhibition galleries, a restaurant and a gift shop.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAside from the chance to learn more about Bude in this spectacular setting the views from the castle over Summerleaze Beach are gorgeous. The artefacts in the centre include a display about the Bencoolen, a famous Bude shipwreck that happened in 1862. It\u0026rsquo;s all the more poignant as the ship wrecked on the beach you can see from the castle.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAs well as exhibitions, the heritage centre offers engaging features to make it fun for the whole family \u0026ndash; why not try navigation interactive and see if you can steer a ship through the fierce Cornwall seas?\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Bude Castle Heritage Centre makes an informative starting point for a Bude holiday, and once you\u0026rsquo;ve found out all you need to know you\u0026rsquo;re in a great position to set off on a cliff top walk, to explore the town or one of the nearby beaches.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.8291,"LocationLongitude":-4.54866,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/06/quills.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/bude/bude-castle-heritage-centre","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/06/quills.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Crackington Haven","Body":"\u003cp\u003eFor those who like to find a peaceful corner of coast away from the masses, Crackington haven is just the Bude beach. Although it\u0026rsquo;s 11 miles from Bude this secluded cove has plenty of sand at low tide as well as hundreds of rock pools to explore. This isn\u0026rsquo;t the best known of Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s beaches but that makes it all the better for swimmers, walkers and those with young children who can take advantage of the peaceful setting.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis beach is one of those that looks striking no matter which direction you approach from and it\u0026rsquo;s a great beach for visiting families. Sheltered by the bay that encloses it, the beach shelves gently (please note that there are no lifeguards here) and if you cross the road behind it you\u0026rsquo;ll find a cafe, traditional beach shops and a pub and restaurant.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you enjoy stretching your legs with a walk during a visit to the shore this is a good base as there\u0026rsquo;s always plenty of parking nearby. You\u0026rsquo;ll find toilets close to the beach for before you start your wander and the surrounding scenery is breathtaking. Most of the nearby land is owned by the National Trust, so the surrounding paths and walkways are always in good condition throughout the year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eDogs are banned from Crackington Haven.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.7409,"LocationLongitude":-4.63336,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/08/bude.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/bude/crackington-haven","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/08/bude.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Northcott Mouth","Body":"\u003cp\u003eNorthcott Mouth boasts the mysterious feel that\u0026rsquo;s unique to beaches on the north Cornwall coast, and whether it\u0026rsquo;s a warm, sunny day or a mid-winter storm its broody atmosphere makes it stunning. This Bude beach is a little pebbly, but there\u0026rsquo;s sand at low tide and the dramatic cliffs that surround it add to its cosy feel.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis rocky cove transforms into a wide sandy beach at low tide, and if you look out to sea you\u0026rsquo;ll see the wreck of the SS Belem emerge from the waves. The ship went down in 1917 and its propeller shaft was reused to support Barrel Rock at the end of Bude\u0026rsquo;s breakwater.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe rockpools that appear at low tide and a stream that runs straight down the beach make great fun for children, and there\u0026rsquo;s a lifeguard service for added peace of mind. Although there are no toilets or facilities, there\u0026#39;s a tearoom close to the beach and you\u0026rsquo;ll find a National Trust car park nearby. There\u0026rsquo;s no charge for the car park but there\u0026rsquo;s an honesty box for donations.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you visit during summer you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to buy tea from a traditional caravan that comes complete with a country garden, so for a quiet beach with plenty of character make your way to this one.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.8484,"LocationLongitude":-4.5532,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/little girl on beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/bude/northcott-mouth","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/little girl on beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Crooklets Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eCrooklets Beach in Bude is a small sandy beach that links up with its neighbours (Summerleaze and Northcott Mouth) when the tide\u0026rsquo;s out, and half the fun is walking to it via the wet sand. If you\u0026rsquo;re planning on doing this with your children take buckets and spades along with you as you\u0026rsquo;ll find plenty of rock pools along the beach at low tide too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis is a favourite with those who are handy on a surf board and as well as being one of the most popular surfing beaches in Bude, it\u0026rsquo;s also home to the Bude Surf Life Saving Club. If you time a walk along Crooklets on a Tuesday night you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to watch their weekly demonstration and get an idea of how they protect visitors and beachgoers throughout the year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith all the expected facilities, Crooklets beach also has easy access, a sand wheelchair available if you ask in advance and beach huts for hire if you\u0026rsquo;re staying for a few days. There\u0026rsquo;s a seasonal dog ban and the large car park means there\u0026rsquo;s never any problem finding a spot before you can free the family and head for the sand.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.8361,"LocationLongitude":-4.55402,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/03/1364568523.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/bude/crooklets-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/03/1364568523.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Sandymouth","Body":"\u003cp\u003e2012 was a good year for the Bude beach holiday, the village was voted the 7\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e Best Beach Destination in the UK by the TripAdisor reviewers. Located five miles to the north of Bude, Sandymouth is a National Trust-owned beach that\u0026rsquo;s off the beaten track \u0026ndash; and we think it\u0026rsquo;s all the more beautiful for it.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe wide sandy beach has all the dramatic charm we know and love north Cornwall for, and it\u0026rsquo;s impossible to take a bad picture of it. Although access to this beach can be slightly difficult, the journey makes this beach feel more secluded than it actually is and the peaceful sands make getting there worthwhile. There\u0026rsquo;s even a waterfall (well every hidden beach needs one). \u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe car park for Sandymouth beach is perched at the top of nearby cliffs, and the walk to the beach below passes through a ravine. The downward trek can add to the fun if you\u0026rsquo;re wearing the right shoes but it\u0026rsquo;s not the best idea if you have small children or for those who aren\u0026rsquo;t very mobile. Dogs are welcome all year round and you\u0026rsquo;ll find toilets, a caf\u0026eacute; and a lifeguard service at Sandymouth during the summer.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.8617,"LocationLongitude":-4.55668,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/03/1364568251.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/bude/sandymouth","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/03/1364568251.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Climbing at Compass Point ","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe Culm Coast is a 20 mile stretch of crenulated coastline found in north Devon and Cornwall, and Compass Point near Bude is one of its most popular climbs. Those who tackle the high-angled slabs of this jutting prow will be climbing the routes that have been used since the first days of exploration along this stretch of coastline.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eCompass Point is one of the Culm Coast\u0026rsquo;s busiest climbing venues thanks to its location close to Bude\u0026rsquo;s large sandy beach and the rock\u0026rsquo;s ability to dry out quickly. The routes are also great quality, so it\u0026rsquo;s little wonder the slabs have withstood the tests of time and continue to attract climbers. The many climbs at Compass Point are extremely sustained and on the right side of vertical, and although much of the rock is solid it\u0026rsquo;s important to approach the top ridge with caution. Most climbs finish at the ridge, and although it\u0026rsquo;s been generally stable recently the years have known it to be occasionally unstable.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eCompass Point is one of the easiest venues to access on the Culm Coast, and although high tide places some of the starts of the landward routes underwater, they\u0026rsquo;re quick to dry out. The approach walk is around ten minutes, and there are six routes to choose from at Compass Point. 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Zuma Jay is Bude\u0026rsquo;s main store both for buying and hiring equipment, so even if you\u0026rsquo;re not too sure of what you\u0026rsquo;re doing you can\u0026rsquo;t go wrong if you head to this one. Their selection of equipment includes surf boards for every surfer and level of experience, from the most basic of beginners to the most recent, high performance choices to please seasoned surfers.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll also find wetsuits for all kinds of water temperatures and hundreds of accessories to make your surf memorable. Zuma Jay\u0026rsquo;s experts are always on hand to help you pick out the best equipment for your surf style, and they\u0026rsquo;re a favourite with regulars to the infamous Bude. 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The Milky Way Adventure Park is home to Devon\u0026rsquo;s biggest rollercoaster (it\u0026rsquo;s also the longest, tallest and fastest in the county - hold on tight!), so bring your spirit of adventure along. The Cosmic Typhoon reaches speeds of up to 40mph so you might not notice the spectacular views from the top the first time, but don\u0026rsquo;t worry \u0026ndash; all rides are included in the price of entry so you can ride as many times as you like.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;ll be no loitering beside the rides while you watch your family have all the fun, there are rides and attractions for adults, teens and small children at The Milky Way so it\u0026rsquo;s great for families. North Devon has always appealed to visitors looking for something different to do during their Devon holiday, and its many rides and live shows make the Milky Way Adventure Park a fantastic day out whatever the weather. 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