{"LocationDetails":{"Id":300,"Name":"Totnes","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to self-catering holiday cottages in Totnes\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s something special about Totnes, and it\u0026rsquo;s known throughout the South West for its unique character and sleepy historic charm. This charming market town perches on the River Dart and its sloping main street is crammed with quirky boutiques, handicraft stalls and deliciously unusual shops!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThings to do in Totnes\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eNestled in the centre of South Devon, Totnes has it all. The Norman castle overlooks the cobbled market town and offers fantastic views over the South Hams. The sloping main street is lined with weird and wonderful shops, and if Totnes is known for one thing throughout the region it\u0026rsquo;s got to be colour! Totnes holiday cottages make a lovely hideaway, as they\u0026#39;re surrounded by countryside, history and all kinds of intriguing attractions.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe River Dart ambles through Totnes, making for some beautiful walks, and Pete Goss built his catamaran on its banks back in 1998. There\u0026rsquo;s also plenty of opportunity elsewhere for getting active. Dartmoor National Park is ideal for a long stroll as well as seeing the scenery the park has to offer. If that doesn\u0026rsquo;t take your fancy, we\u0026rsquo;re sure a visit to Sharpham Vineyard might get your excitement levels up. This vineyard offers both a selection of fine wines and cheeses. It\u0026rsquo;s location on the banks of the River Dart makes it one of the prettiest places to visit in the area and if you\u0026rsquo;re around from January to April, make sure you take one of the guided tours.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re visiting Totnes during the festive season, look out for Totnes night market. Taking place on the three Tuesdays before Christmas, this high street event offers quaint market stalls, independent shops and live performances. There\u0026rsquo;s also local produce, mulled wine and even Santa himself to look forward to.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTotnes Attractions\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eTotnes is bursting with attractions and we\u0026rsquo;re pretty sure you\u0026rsquo;ll find something to keep you entertained during your stay. Have a once in a lifetime experience with a Virgin balloon flight. You\u0026rsquo;ll never forget this amazing adventure as you fly high above the West country.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you prefer to keep your feet firmly on the ground, you\u0026rsquo;ll love Woodlands Family Theme Park. Whether you\u0026rsquo;re a thrill seeker or not, you\u0026rsquo;ll adore the zoo farm, indoor play area and rides and slides. Even young children will enjoy this perfect day out as there are plenty of things to keep the whole family on their toes. Experience the Falconry Centre, mini crazy golf course, toddlers play area, or if you\u0026rsquo;re really lucky, you might get to see one of the special events held throughout the year, including May Day Mayhem and Vintage Car Rally.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFor a more laid back experience, head to Dartington Barn Cinema. This independent cinema resides in a 14\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century barn and caters towards all tastes. From independent films to the latest popcorn movie, there is something for everyone here. You\u0026rsquo;ll even find children\u0026rsquo;s matinees on a Saturday afternoon.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRestaurants in Totnes\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFor traditional fish and chips, there\u0026rsquo;s only one place to head to. Squires Fish and Chips is one of the most popular restaurants in town. Situated just outside of Paignton, we\u0026rsquo;re partial to our fish and chips in a takeaway tray so we can take in the surrounding views. As all meals are cooked to order, you\u0026rsquo;ll find gluten free meals on the menu alongside many more items.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou can\u0026rsquo;t have a British holiday without a trip to the local pub. We highly recommend The Maltsters Arms if you\u0026rsquo;re looking for a swift one. The 18\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century inn is tucked in the countryside close to Totnes and Dartmouth. If you\u0026rsquo;re feeling peckish, choose from traditional pub grub, a quick snack or quench your thirst with a local ale. In summer, enjoy a barbecue by the outdoor Croc Bar and put your feet up as you relax in the sunshine.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFor a glass of vino, head to Rumour Wine Bar. Alongside a refreshing glass of wine, have a stunning meal made from fresh, local produce. Alternatively, The Waterside Bistro is a continental style restaurant with an outdoor patio area for you to relish the views across the River Dart. Select from a range of meals, such as fresh fish and seasonal items. With a specials board to browse too, you\u0026rsquo;ll be spoilt for choice.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"totnes","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/03/1364574408.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Dartington Barn Cinema","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWe bet you\u0026rsquo;ve never sat back to watch a film in a 14th century barn...well here\u0026rsquo;s your chance. The Barn Cinema in Devon\u0026rsquo;s Dartington Hall estate is an independent cinema situated in a renovated historic barn. Better yet, the barn caters for all film tastes, showing independent arthouse films as well as the latest to hit the big screen.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe cinema is open every day of the week, and you\u0026rsquo;ll find a programme that includes world cinema and mainstream. It may have started life as a barn, but it\u0026rsquo;s now a comfortable cinema that makes a lovely spot to watch a film and drift away. Dartington Hall Estate is close to Totnes in South Devon, and its medieval courtyard makes it just the place for some time out in the peace and quiet.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eTake a walk in the landscaped gardens while you wait for the film to start and enjoy the experience of a cinema in a cosy barn. The Barn hosts special children\u0026rsquo;s matinees on Saturdays, so look out for BarnKids screenings. \u003c/span\u003eDespite its heritage, there is disabled access to the Barn Cinema, just phone the box office in advance for advice 01803 847070.There is parking at Dartington Hall.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.4515,"LocationLongitude":-3.69405,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/05/1368198419.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/totnes/dartington-barn-cinema","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/05/1368198419.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Berry Pomeroy ","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe romantic ruin of Berry Pomeroy is the stuff of novels, and this wood-shrouded shell was once an imposing castle. Dramatic 15\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century defences guard the remains of Pomeroy family castle, and the remains you can see today are its successor \u0026ndash; the unfinished Seymour castle that was abandoned before completion in the Elizabethan period. Berry Pomeroy was finally left to fall into ruin by the year 1700, and it\u0026rsquo;s since become the site of hundreds of ghostly sightings and strange happenings.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAn audio tour guides visitors around the spectacular ruin, pointing out details that tell how the people who once called Berry Pomeroy home lived. The tour also fills visitors in on some of the site\u0026rsquo;s most famous ghost stories, such as the way it\u0026rsquo;s common for those who take photos during their visit to report temporary camera problems and strange lights on their photographs. Don\u0026rsquo;t let the creepy encounters put you off though, Berry Pomeroy is one of Devon\u0026rsquo;s most beautiful sights and it has a fascinating history.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eMost of the ruin is open and visitors are free to wander in their own time, just bear in mind that it\u0026rsquo;s all open air so it may be best to visit on a dry day. Only guide dogs are permitted in the castle.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.4383,"LocationLongitude":-3.64852,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/12/berry pomeroy.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/totnes/berry-pomeroy","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/12/berry pomeroy.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Totnes Castle","Body":"\u003cp\u003eTotnes Castle is a lovely spot to spend some time, and as dogs and picnics are more than welcome at this English Heritage site we\u0026rsquo;d recommend packing up your lunch and making an outing of your visit. The Norman castle looms high above the historic market town, and was built in the traditional motte and bailey style shortly after the Conquest. The castle was probably intended to overawe the Saxon town below, and the stone shell-keep that crowns the mound was built after the rest of the castle.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\t\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\tThanks to its height, one of Totnes Castle\u0026rsquo;s biggest draws today is the stunning views over Totnes and the River Dart far below. There are more than 70 steep steps to climb up to the castle, and please note that the steps leading up to the keep are uneven. If you don\u0026rsquo;t mind a bit of a clamber and you have time it\u0026rsquo;s well worth taking on the steps up to the castle, and you\u0026rsquo;ll find benches and picnic tables in the Bailey. Trees shelter the tables so if it\u0026rsquo;s a hot day you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to enjoy your lunch in the shade before making your way back down.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\t\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\tPlease check the English Heritage website for opening times before visiting Totnes Castle, as they change throughout the year. There\u0026rsquo;s no parking at the castle, although there is a Pay and Display car park nearby.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.432,"LocationLongitude":-3.69065,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/05/1368532799.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/totnes/totnes-castle","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/05/1368532799.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Woodlands Family Theme Park","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIt\u0026rsquo;s quite common to hear piercing screams resounding from the woodland on the outskirts of Totnes, but don\u0026rsquo;t panic, it\u0026rsquo;s the sounds of thrill-seeking families enjoying Woodlands Woodlands Family Theme Park. Woodlands is the South West\u0026rsquo;s largest family theme park and it has dozens of rides, slides and exciting things to do.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are outdoor adventures to discover, indoor play areas in case you get a wet day, a zoo farm and much more. There\u0026rsquo;s something for the whole family, although the attraction is especially suitable for younger children. There\u0026rsquo;s one inclusive price for all rides, and the park is divided into themed zones to make planning your visit easy.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Falconry Centre is one of the UK\u0026rsquo;s best, and it presents regular displays of falcon flying and is home to 33 stunning birds of prey. There are more animals to greet in the zoo farm, a Safari Adventure mini crazy golf course and a toddler\u0026rsquo;s play area too. Woodlands also hosts special events throughout the year, such as the annual Father\u0026rsquo;s Day Vintage Car Rally, May Day Mayhem, Spring Bank Holiday shows and much more.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWoodlands Family Theme Park is one of South Devon\u0026rsquo;s biggest days out, and it\u0026rsquo;s the perfect backdrop for a day out as a family.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3593,"LocationLongitude":-3.67132,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/iStock_000004779303Small.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/totnes/woodlands-family-theme-park","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/iStock_000004779303Small.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Flavel Arts Centre","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe Flavel is one of those theatres that has it all, it shows films, live shows and hosts an annual comedy festival. This friendly theatre in Dartmouth is run by the Flavel Centre Trust, and the charity is dedicated to delivering entertainment for everyone. So, if you\u0026rsquo;re staying in the area you\u0026rsquo;ll find the latest blockbusters, live broadcasts and a wide variety of performances showing in the centre of the town.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cdiv\u003e\r\n\tThe Flavel Arts Centre is home to an art gallery, a cinema and it plays host to an annual comedy festival \u0026ndash; so it\u0026rsquo;s one of those independent centres where there\u0026rsquo;s always something going on and everyone\u0026rsquo;s involved.\u003c/div\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe gallery presents regular exhibitions so there\u0026rsquo;s something new to see every month, and they vary in style and theme to fit the centre\u0026rsquo;s ethos of appealing to all. If you visit the gallery during March you may well find a comedy-themed exhibition to coincide with the Dartmouth Comedy Festival, an annual event that attracts comedy\u0026rsquo;s biggest names to perform in Dartmouth and the Flavel itself.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Flavel Arts Centre is free to enter, and the Flavel Arts Cafe serves up snacks, hot meals and drinks to visitors all year round. The Flavel is a fully accessible building so all areas are suitable for the disabled or those with mobility needs, and most of the art is available to buy. The Flavel hosts regular workshops and classes for all ages and the cinema offers live screenings, world cinema and all the latest films.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3521,"LocationLongitude":-3.57916,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/05/1368197436.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/totnes/the-flavel-arts-centre","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/05/1368197436.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Totnes Elizabethan House Museum","Body":"\u003cp\u003eTotnes Museum is found within an Elizabethan House which was built around 1575, so as soon as you step inside you\u0026rsquo;ll be living a piece of the town\u0026rsquo;s history. The building still has many of its Elizabethan features and it\u0026rsquo;s crammed with collections demonstrating the history of Totnes. The museum covers three floors and includes 13 rooms, and includes a Tudor kitchen and herb garden, beautiful Jacobean furniture and Victorian toys.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe house was originally built as the home of the Kelland family, and careful restoration means that it remains in fantastic condition and is a popular attraction. Totnes was home to Charles Babbage for a short time when he attended a local school, and the museum pays tribute to his work in the fields of computing and technology. Find out more about his life and achievements in a dedicated display.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe museum\u0026rsquo;s striking Elizabethan Forehall shows just how Elizabethans would have lived from day to day, and it includes genuine furniture from the period to help visitors imagine the house they stand in as it would have looked. The museum is open between March and October, and it\u0026rsquo;s closed on Sundays. There\u0026rsquo;s a quiz for younger visitors and there are certificates for those who do well.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.4313,"LocationLongitude":-3.68671,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/05/1368526600.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/totnes/totnes-elizabethan-house-museum","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/05/1368526600.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Virgin Balloon Flights","Body":"\u003cp\u003eVirgin Balloon Flights are the UK\u0026rsquo;s number one choice for balloon flights, and their champagne flights offer a serene way to experience the views of the West Country. Speak to anyone who\u0026rsquo;s experiences a hot air balloon flight and they\u0026rsquo;ll tell you that it\u0026rsquo;s an incredible experience you\u0026rsquo;ll remember forever, and Virgin Balloon Flights make it easy and simple to book.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll have the opportunity to help with the balloon inflation, enjoy a champagne toast after your flight and you\u0026rsquo;ll even receive a flight certificate from your pilot. You\u0026rsquo;ll even be able to help with the balloon\u0026rsquo;s deflation, and trust us it can be just as much fun as the flight itself! Flights start from just \u0026pound;79 per person, and you can add thoughtful gift extras from just \u0026pound;5 each, so balloon rides make fantastic gift ideas.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBecause the flights are dependent on the wind, there\u0026rsquo;s no strict route for each flight, so yours will be unique (even if you\u0026rsquo;ve flown before). Launch locations in the South West include Taunton, Totnes and Dartmouth. The knowledge of the pilot can really make a difference to a balloon flight, and Virgin\u0026rsquo;s pilots have flown the area for more than two decades. They\u0026rsquo;ll point out the most notable landmarks far below, explaining more about them and making sure all passengers have an unforgettable experience.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.8347,"LocationLongitude":-2.14042,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/BALLOONS.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/taunton/virgin-balloon-flights","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/BALLOONS.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Sharpham Vineyard \u0026 Cafe","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe \u003ca href=\"http://www.sharpham.com\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eSharpham Estate\u003c/a\u003e has an enviable position on the banks of the River Dart between Totnes and Dartmouth and is one of the best vineyards in England. Here you can tour the vines and sample the produce. \u0026nbsp;And if that wasn\u0026#39;t enough, Sharpham is also a leading cheese maker and makes some fantastic English cheeses using traditional methods.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Vineyard Cafe is fabulous and open May to end of September for those who want to enjoy the peace and quiet for awhile longer and sample some local produce. This is an intriguing family attraction, and it\u0026#39;s also a lovely chance to leave well-stocked with some of the vineyard\u0026#39;s wine. Sharpham Vineyard is open for tours between January and April, and it\u0026#39;s closed on Sundays.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eChoose from a selection of different tours, which include the self-guided option to \u0026#39;Trek and Taste\u0026#39; or one of the guided ;Vine to Wine\u0026#39; walks. 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The factory experience is available on weekdays, and the visitors centre is open every day.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eA visit is a great chance to buy a personalised piece of Dartington crystal, you can even get an important date or name engraved on your own piece. 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The guide will point out the sights as you go, and you can learn while you wander.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eDogs are not permitted on guided Dartmoor walks. 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Just outside of Paignton, Squires is one of South Devon\u0026rsquo;s most notorious eateries and if we didn\u0026rsquo;t recommend it we wouldn\u0026rsquo;t be doing our job of ensuring you don\u0026rsquo;t miss anything properly...\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find Squires on the road that connects Paignton and Brixham, and its fish and chips taste all the better when you take them away with you and watch them while you look out across the bay. If you need to stick to a gluten-free diet you\u0026rsquo;ll find gluten-free meals available here with no fuss, and as all meals are cooked to order you can expect fresh fish and batter that\u0026rsquo;s just the way it should be.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.4034,"LocationLongitude":-3.56499,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/iStock_000006681390Medium.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/brixham/squires-fish-chips","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/iStock_000006681390Medium.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Maltsters Arms","Body":"\u003cp\u003eOne of the things we love most about the Dart is the riverside pubs that line it...and The Maltsters Arms is one of our favourites. Tucked away in the countryside not far from Totnes and Dartmouth you\u0026rsquo;ll find this 18\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century inn perched right beside the water, and it\u0026rsquo;s the kind of place where you\u0026rsquo;ll lose track of time and just enjoy great food in a stunning setting.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe restaurant offers traditional meals and pub snacks (we\u0026rsquo;d recommend the River Exe moules) and with a wide range of local ales to sample this is the perfect pub for some time out and a meal to remember. Dogs are welcome, and if you visit during the summer you can sit outside on the quayside and enjoy the holiday atmosphere. Anything goes at the outside Croc Bar, and it\u0026rsquo;s common for there to be a barbeque sizzling in the background while children practice their crabbing and the adults glide the rived in kayaks.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you time your visit during the winter months you can sit inside in front of a roaring fire, and they\u0026rsquo;ll even lend you a board game to play just so you feel as cosy as possible. Found in the historic hamlet of Tuckenhay, the inn has all the character you\u0026rsquo;d expect from one of its age and its views are incredible.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3941,"LocationLongitude":-3.66464,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/PINT IN PUB.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/dartmouth-kingswear/the-maltsters-arms","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/PINT IN PUB.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Christmas at Pennywell Farm","Body":"\u003cp\u003ePennywell Farm celebrates the Christmas season in classic style with nativity plays in the barn, and not only are all children welcome to join in and take on a role but the resident animals also play their parts. Make sure you book your child\u0026rsquo;s appearance in advance and then sit back and watch the action as the younger visitors act out the Christmas story in the perfect setting of the farm\u0026rsquo;s main barn.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eNo matter how many times you\u0026rsquo;ve sat and watched them shine in a nativity this is probably the only one that includes real lambs to bring the story to life, and they\u0026rsquo;ll have a great time joining in. The nativity plays are held regularly from the start of December right through until Christmas Eve, and all costumes, props (and animals!) are provided when they arrive.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eFather Christmas is always on hand in his grotto and welcomes visits too, just remember to book in advance. 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In fact, if you book your tickets online you\u0026rsquo;ll save 20% off the usual price.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s a Halloween-themed happening to make a visit spooky for every age group, including the brand new Scarecrows Horror Castle, the seriously creepy Ghost Train, the Gruesome Graveyard and some rather revolting bugs to see at the zoo-farm.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s also the chance for younger visitors to roll up their sleeves and carve a pumpkin or to learn a few new tricks at one of the trick or treat weird workshops. 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Known for its bohemian ethos and collection of quirky boutiques and independent shops, the town will host hundreds of market stalls selling the kind of gifts you just won\u0026rsquo;t find anywhere else.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eLive performances will add some extra Christmas magic, and they\u0026rsquo;ll include groups from local schools, bands and lantern parades to light up the evening. Santa will be in his grotto and ready to welcome visitors, and the smell of mulled wine will tempt the crowds to the many local produce and foodie stalls.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s a laidback atmosphere in Totnes that\u0026rsquo;s made it a magnet for those who like to escape the mainstream and shop somewhere different, and its shops offer handmade, locally produced items that stand out. 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South Devon\u0026rsquo;s Pennywell Farm makes it easy for children to get up close to some seriously cute animals, and their half term week is all about the miniature pigs that have us all saying \u0026ldquo;aaaah\u0026rdquo;.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe attraction will be welcoming a very special piglet just for half term week, and the highlight of every visit will be the traditional pig racing that\u0026rsquo;ll take place at 2.30pm. Dan the Hat and Nutty Noah will provide entertainment for the kids throughout the day, and children will be able to enjoy cuddles with the teeny pigs (just imagine those photos).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s more good news \u0026ndash; when you pay your admission you\u0026rsquo;ll be handed a wristband enabling you free entry throughout the whole of half term week \u0026ndash; so you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to visit the pigs whenever you feel like calling in. 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