{"LocationDetails":{"Id":530,"Name":"Honiton","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to holiday cottages in Honiton\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDid you know?...\u003c/strong\u003eHoniton is famous for its lace\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith picturesque scenery, a varied history and events throughout the year Honiton is one of Devon\u0026rsquo;s liveliest market towns; a great choice if you enjoy pottering around historic streets lined with Georgian buildings and former coaching inns.The town was once famous for making beautiful lace and has gained itself a reputation for being the South West antiques capital in recent years.There\u0026rsquo;s a market three times every week, so there\u0026rsquo;s no excuse not to sample some of the local produce during a stay, and if nothing else they\u0026rsquo;re a great way to experience real Devon life and a friendly atmosphere.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"honiton","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/Honiton.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Crealy Great Adventure Park","Body":"\u003cp\u003eCrealy Great Adventure Park is an all-weather family day out, and it just so happens to be Devon\u0026rsquo;s official Visitor Attraction of the Year. The attraction is crammed with rides, animals and characters to make for a whole day of family fun, and there are seasonal events to look out for too. Crealy Great Adventure Park has theme park rides, indoor play areas and farm animals for children of all ages, so no matter how old your brood are they\u0026rsquo;ll discover Devon\u0026rsquo;s fun side.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s always something to watch at the Crealy Show Dome, and the resident animals that live in the Animal Barn love to be visited and held by friendly children. Will you come across newly hatched little chicks, hilarious chipmunks or fluffy rabbits? Out in the paddocks children can even ride the ponies, come face to face with the deer and feed the goats \u0026ndash; so it\u0026rsquo;s easy to see why Crealy is a firm favourite with families year after year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eTheme parks can be tricky when you\u0026rsquo;ve got toddlers who are a long way away from meeting the height requirements, and Buddy Bear\u0026rsquo;s Kingdom is especially designed for the little ones. You may even see Buddy Bear himself roaming around the park.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.7049,"LocationLongitude":-3.41536,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/rollercoster.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/exmouth-topsham/crealy-great-adventure-park","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/rollercoster.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Escot Park","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWe know that many of you visit Devon to make the most of the wide open spaces, the sound of nothing but birds tweeting, and well, somewhere that\u0026rsquo;s unspoilt. At Escot Park you\u0026rsquo;ll find all of those things and more, as the owners of the park are careful to add, change and develop as little as possible.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\t\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\tThis east Devon estate dates all the way back to Normal times, and it\u0026rsquo;s belonged to the Kennaway family for more than two centuries. Today, Escot is as beautiful as it\u0026rsquo;s been for hundreds of years, and it\u0026rsquo;s the perfect family day out. Lose yourselves in the Beech Hedge maze, wander sun dappled woodlands and watch the little ones enjoy the secret playgrounds dotted throughout the park.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\t\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\tThere\u0026rsquo;s an indoor play barn aimed at small children, and the Coach House Restaurant provides fantastic food for the whole family. Picnics are welcome throughout the grounds if you\u0026rsquo;d rather fill a hamper with your favourites and take your time eating in one of the many picnic areas.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\t\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\tWe promised all things natural at Escot, so it\u0026rsquo;s only right that you encounter some wildlife during your visit. Look out for the resident otters, wild boar and red squirrels. You\u0026rsquo;ll also come across the odd peacock and guinea fowl that are free to roam the grounds, so expect surprises during your visit. Escot is close to Ottery St Mary on the outskirts of Exeter.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.7773,"LocationLongitude":-3.29841,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/wild flowers.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/sidmouth/escot-park","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/wild flowers.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary","Body":"\u003cp\u003eSidmouth Donkey Sanctuary is a real favourite with the TripAdvisor masses, and it\u0026rsquo;s the largest sanctuary of its kind. One of the most popular attractions in Devon, the sanctuary is also one of the most natural. Wide open fields lead to far-reaching views, and visitors can meet and greet the donkeys in their own time and get to know more about the work of the dedicated volunteers.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe donkeys love nothing more than to be made a fuss of by visitors, and one of the nicest things about visiting is that children and adults can enjoy a cuddle with some of the rescued residents. The sanctuary is open every day of the year and dogs are more than welcome to visit too. If you sponsor one of the donkeys you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to find your own one and ask the volunteers all about how it\u0026rsquo;s getting on, and daily talks at 11.30am and 3pm mean all visitors can learn about the donkeys and their pasts.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt\u0026rsquo;s the public who support the Donkey Sanctuary, and its volunteers believe that they should be able to spend as much time as they want to enjoying the company of the rescue donkeys, so this is an unrushed and relaxing day out for the whole family. Some of the donkeys you\u0026rsquo;ll meet have worked hard as beach donkeys and in derbies throughout their lives and are now enjoying their retirement in Devon, and some of them have sadder stories, so please donate generously.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.6969,"LocationLongitude":-3.19042,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/donkeys2.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/sidmouth/sidmouth-donkey-sanctuary","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/donkeys2.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Allhallows Museum of Lace and Antiquities","Body":"\u003cp\u003eHoniton\u0026rsquo;s always been famous for its lacemaking (so much so that Prince George\u0026rsquo;s christening gown was even made from it) and Allhallows Museum has one of the world\u0026rsquo;s finest collections of Honiton lace. The displays cover two galleries and include samples spanning hundreds of years from the 16\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century. If you visit during the summer you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to see the effort and skill that goes into making lace as live demonstrations take place on weekdays, and there are even lacemaking classes for children under 18.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAllhallows Museum is also home to displays of Honiton pottery, a fully furnished doll\u0026rsquo;s house from the Victorian period and exhibitions depicting the effect of war on Honiton. There\u0026rsquo;s nothing better for parents than a museum that keeps the children engaged throughout, and thanks to a selection of free quiz sheets for younger visitors a visit is just as much fun for the kids as the mums and dads. Every child receives a prize when they complete the quiz and it also includes puzzles and games to ring the artefacts to life.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAllhallows Museum opens between the end of March and the end of October every year and entry is free of charge.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.7998,"LocationLongitude":-3.19098,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/04/honiton lace.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/honiton/allhallows-museum-of-lace-and-antiquities","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/04/honiton lace.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Mansell Raceway","Body":"\u003cp\u003eMansell Raceway is so close to Honiton that you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to hear the engines revving even before the track comes into view, and it\u0026rsquo;s owned by Nigel Mansell\u0026rsquo;s racing driver sons Leo and Greg. The attraction is the most popular outdoor karting circuit in the county and completes a stay in the area for lovers of racing year after year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAt 750m long, the circuit brings drivers as close as they can get to experiencing what it\u0026rsquo;s really like to be a professional racing driver, and the opportunity to race against the elements makes it an unforgettable track. The circuit\u0026rsquo;s services can be customised to suit groups and families, so just call in advance and explain what you\u0026rsquo;re after to enjoy a great time tailored to your party.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eChoose between the Arrive and Drive option (where you simply turn up and then enjoy the thrill of driving the circuit) or arrange a race as a group. The races can be arranged for up to 8 drivers at any one time but don\u0026rsquo;t worry if you have more than 8 people in your group, the staff will work around you. Racers must be 14 or over.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.8688,"LocationLongitude":-3.23456,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/04/go kart.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/honiton/mansell-raceway","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/04/go kart.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Holt","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWith two AA rosettes to its name and a place in the Michelin Guide, The Holt is a relaxed pub and restaurant that showcases Devon\u0026rsquo;s produce in style. Guests can either relax downstairs in the bar and enjoy the selection of Otter beers or dine upstairs in the restaurant and sample the award-winning food. The menus include carefully designed modern British dishes, and the specials board tends to offer a selection of smoked foods.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe pub\u0026rsquo;s owned by a pair of brothers who decided to make their shared passion for good food into a friendly pub and restaurant, and they research, plan and create every dish and its ingredients in their spare time.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSpeaking of spare time, the owners also run cookery classes in their open kitchen \u0026ndash; so if you feel inspired after tasting their homemade bread or the smoked dishes then you can sign up to learn how to do it yourself back at home. Each cookery course lasts for a day, so make sure you don\u0026rsquo;t miss the chance to learn how to smoke, cure and bake at home. 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