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World of Country Life

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Address: Westdown Lane | Sandy Bay, Littleham, Exmouth EX8 5BY, England
Phone Number:
+44 1395 274533
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10:00 - 10:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 10:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Devon's multi-award-winning all-weather day out for the whole family! You...

Devon's multi-award-winning all-weather day out for the whole family! You can ride on the deer train or take a goat for a walk! Get up close to the animals in the pet centre or burn off some energy in one of the three different soft play areas, Pirate Ship Adventure or outdoor adventure playground. There's also a museum of farming and an indoor Victorian Street, featuring a dairy, cottage & pub! The vintage & classic car collection features vehicles that have appeared in Downton Abbey, Mr Selfridge & Parade's End. Then there's the steam engines and Reg Imray motorcycle collection. To top it all off there are daily ferret, lamb or duck racing shows and the excellent Hawkridge Bird of Prey flying display. Refuel at Farmer Lee's Food Barn restaurant or grab some local food to go from the Pasty Shack! With so much to see, come rain or shine, can you do it all in a day?!

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Santa Claus Christmas Visit

Took the kids to see Santa here and I was initially sceptical, however my concerns disappeared as soon as we made our way into the site. We received a friendly greeting from the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the kids to see Santa here and I was initially sceptical, however my concerns disappeared as soon as we made our way into the site. We received a friendly greeting from the staff there who were all smiles and our girls loved it. Santa was brilliant, although I think he'd had one cigar too many as his voice was... More 

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Thank Mad_about_the_girl
ManagerWoCL, Manager at World of Country Life, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed your Santa visit - thanks for the super feedback! Santa was getting a little husky towards the end of the week - he'd seen a lot of lucky boys and girls! Fantastic to hear you enjoyed seeing all the other bits too and we look forward to welcoming you back again during the main season!... More 

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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in December to see Father Christmas. Our group of nine ranged from 1-70 years and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you. We've visited before during the 'normal' hours and we've enjoyed ourselves every time. There's lots to see and do.

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Thank ilovechocolate11
ManagerWoCL, Manager at World of Country Life, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed your visit to see Santa and all your 'normal' trips too! Thanks for a super review and we look forward to welcoming you again next time! More 

Axminster
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We were a party of 8 adults, a baby plus 3 children from 3 to 7. We all enjoyed our visit which started with a ride to Santa's understoody reindeers where we fed some very greedy animals. Then after a handwash we went inside for a sit down, hot chocolate, sausage rolls and mincepies and a sing song of carols... More 

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ManagerWoCL, Manager at World of Country Life, responded to this review

Great to hear you all enjoyed your visit to see Santa! It's the first year we've had Santa here so it's great to get feedback like this! Thanks for a super review and we hope to welcome you again soon! More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Took my two grandchildren to experience feeding tame reindeer on jolly train, lot of effort in making trip special and not too busy, perfect , plus Santa great.

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Thank suesalter123
ManagerWoCL, Manager at World of Country Life, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed your visit to see Santa! Thanks for the review and we look forward to seeing you again next season! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I've visited this place a couple of times over the summer and it is such good value with plenty of different things to do that we go back again. Lots of different animals and also the childeren can interact with them close up, the staff are always very helpful and friendly and the overall cleanliness of the place is good.... More 

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Thank Matt G
ManagerWoCL, Manager at World of Country Life, responded to this review

Great to hear you've enjoyed your summer visits! Thanks for a smashing review and we look forward to welcoming you again soon! More 

Manningtree, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

First time we'd found this place, lots of memorabilia of bygone days, both domestic and industrial (traction engines, tractors) plus a collection of old cars and motorbikes. Good demonstration of flying by various birds of prey, which were flown and landed along the audience line, so everyone got a good view. Less impressed with the "pasty shop" - staff were... More 

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ManagerWoCL, Manager at World of Country Life, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for the review and feedback and we hope to welcome you again soon! More 

Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Took grandchildren there for the day and we left at closing time as they didnt want to go ... lovely clean and friendly place... the animals were in nice clean pens ... there was so much for the kids to do favorite was the Pirate ship play area... lots of vintage cars and farm vehicles.. there was also lots of... More 

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ManagerWoCL, Manager at World of Country Life, responded to this review

Fantastic to hear you all enjoyed your visit! Thanks for a smashing review and we look forward to welcoming you again in the new year! More 

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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We did nit expect a great deal when we booked the tickets a month ago. However we were pleasantly surprised the dear train was a joy, the little girls loved it. The Star Wars theatre show was stupid but again the girls lived it. Soft play, slides, trampolines, goat feeding, goat walking, pirate ship, jail, so much to do and... More 

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Thank Andy W
ManagerWoCL, Manager at World of Country Life, responded to this review

Great to hear you all enjoyed your day with us and found the Star Wars show suitably entertaining! Thanks for a super review and recommendation and we hope to welcome you again soon! More 

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118 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

That was a mistake. I thought this was mainly for children with little to grab the attention of adults. The displays of cars, farm machinery and things from times past are all awesome and got our attention. So did the animals and different birds of prey. Of which we watched displays. Impressive was the children's pirate area. Food at the... More 

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ManagerWoCL, Manager at World of Country Life, responded to this review

Fantastic to hear you've finally visited us! Really happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and thanks for an absolutely super review! We hope to welcome you again soon! More 

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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Love this place!!! Would come everyday if I could. Bring my son here once a week, he loves it. Feeding the pigs, goats and watching Angus dance!! Lots to do rain or shine. Only wish it was open all year round. Great for all the family as lots of seating areas for picnics and good little restaurant selling yummy pastys.

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Thank Lynsey T
ManagerWoCL, Manager at World of Country Life, responded to this review

Awesome to hear feedback like this from one of our regular visitors! Thanks for a super review and we look forward to welcoming you for many more visits to come! More 

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