World of Country Life is an all round family fun day out for all ages and stages. I live about a 5 minute drive from the attraction which is situated right next door to a Haven – Devon Cliffs – so is perfect for holiday makers who are visiting Exmouth.
Both of my children love going to World of Country Life and we have bought an annual pass which runs out in July, I will certainly be renewing it as it is a perfect place to visit if the children need to burn off some energy. There are 3 soft play areas to choose from, one for under 12s, one for under 7s and one for under 5s. Children can play outside in the huge play area which has swings, slides, sandpits, trampolines, a wooden train, a new bouncy bump – there’s lots to choose from.
When you go into the park you will walk through an indoor exhibition area with lots of history from gypsy caravans to steam engines, learning about farm life to having a sit down in an old pub. There is also a hall of transport which the boys usually gravitate towards.
One of my children’s favourite activity to do is visit the animal barn, here you have lambs where you can go into an enclosure with them and feed them, calves, piggies, rabbits, ducks, birds, ferrets and goats. If you time it right you are able to assist with feeding the lambs and calves their milk and even walk a goat or two. My children love walking the goats but it is more a case of the goat walking the kiddies.
There is a fantastic free daily falconry display where you can get close to some lovely birds of prey, just remember to duck as they come swooping past your head.
Another favourite of ours is to take a ride on the Deer Train Safari, where you will go into the fields and meet some really sweet deer and mischievous llamas. The llamas are a bit full on sometimes and will often poke their heads into the train to see what you have in your bag. The kiddies love it though and it is super fun.
There is a huge pirate ship which is indoors and surrounded by sand, there’s an area for you to have your lunch or a snack or just to take a rest and let the children run riot. We usually leave the pirate ship until last as my two get so grubby rolling around in the sand with no shoes on. What I really like about this park is that you can take your own food and drinks with you and you are not being stared at with evil eyes because you didn’t buy snacks/lunch from the shops like some places I’ve visited.
There is so much to do at World of Country Life you can spend the entire day there without getting bored. There’s a ferret race/show in the afternoon which is lots of fun as the rangers interact with you and you get to meet Angus the deer who is the park’s mascot.
I took Amelie and Charlie on the last day of half term as we had not visited since the Halloween half term, the park closes for the winter months but re-opens for February half term and then the season starts from Saturday 18th March. I really like that mums get in free on Mother’s Day and dads get in free on Father’s Day. The park also has events on throughout the season and is really reasonably priced.
If you are looking for a fun day out with the children or all the family, I would totally recommend trying out World of Country Life.
Here are some photos of our day out.