Theme Park fun for all the family!
Upon arriving, the very first attraction you see is the Sea Dragon Swing Ship – part of the Sea Monster Zone and a fitting welcome for all adventure seekers. The other zones in the park include the Empire, Cyclone, Ninja, Circus Drome, Fantasi Forest, Arctic, Action, and Toddlers Zones. Then there is the China Palette and the Falconry Centre.
The different zones have rides and attractions to suit all ages and all levels of thrill seeker.
There is the six-lane Barracuda ride, the Triple Drop slide, and the Deep G dive in the Empire Zone. In the Fantasi Forest, there is the Wizards Palace, the Strange Upside Down House and the Witches Cottage, which has a Muncha Cruncha Machine where kids can transform litter into toys. These are just a few of the attractions in just two of the zones.
As well as all the exciting rides in the park, there’s also a Zoo Farm, which has loads of great areas such as the new Meerkat Home, Big Animal Barn, Pigs Palace and Reptile House. There’s also the Rabbit and Guinea Pig City, Nocturnal House, Goat Mountain, Deer Park and Animal Paddocks. If that wasn’t enough you can also visit the Parrots Paradise, Chicken Run, Animal Activities, New Babies and Animal Encounters! So much to see and do!
One of the best parts about Woodlands is the Falconry Centre. It is one of the best in the UK and it features indoor aviaries and an outdoor flying ground where you can see the Centre’s 33 birds of prey in their natural habitat. Then afterwards, you can paint your own china in the China Palette.
You can either have a snack at one of the park’s food establishments or take your own packed lunch or picnic with you, whichever you prefer. There is the Chicken & Pizza Parlour, The Coffee Bean, The Courtyard Café, Love’s Grove Café, Ray’s Diner, and several ice cream kiosks. There are designated park areas with lots of tables undercover, where you can take a break and plan your next adventure at Woodlands.
The Park is open daily from 9.30am to 5pm and children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. If you get your hand stamped upon entry, you can leave and return during the day.
Admission is the same for adults and children, and costs £17.10 at the gate, although if you buy your tickets online in advance it is only £13.68. If you purchase online for the same day it is £15.39. Infants are free and group tickets are available for extra savings.
Woodlands Leisure Park is located 5 miles from Dartmouth. From the south, follow the M5 to Exeter, then the A38 Southbound towards Plymouth and take the Buckfastleigh / Totnes exit.
If you have a Sat Nav, please be aware that it might tell you to take the A380 to Torquay, and that route involves a ferry crossing.
From the north, follow the A38 from Plymouth and take the Avonwick / South Brent exit. Follow the brown tourist signs marked Woodlands Leisure Park through Totnes and take the A381 to Kingsbridge / Dartmouth Road. At Halwell, turn left on to the A3122 road to Dartmouth. Two miles down this road, Woodlands is on your right. If you want to take public transport, the Stagecoach X64 Bus Service bus service goes through Totnes and stops just outside Woodlands.
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