COVID UPDATE 05.01.21
Devon’s Top Attractions are following the new Government guidelines for National Lockdown 3.
Keep checking for any updates
COVID UPDATE 30.12.20
CLOSURES – DUE TO NEW RESTRICTIONS
Unfortunately Devon moves into tier 3 tonight following the announcement made by the Government today. Most of our attractions that were open will be closing their doors until further notice.
This is another devastating blow for Devon’s Top Attractions at the end of an already difficult year for us all.
We would like to thank everyone for their incredible support throughout 2020 and would like to wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year.
We look forward to welcoming you through our doors in 2021.
Best wishes from all of Devon’s Top Attractions.
Important Covid Update
3rd December 2020
Following lockdown 2 and Devon going into ‘Tier 2’. Devon’s Top Attractions continue to follow Government guidelines.
Some of Devon’s Top Attractions have re-opened their doors and are offering a selection of low key Christmas themed days out and experiences.
Please find out who is open with the run up for Christmas here
5th November 2020
Following the Government announcement for the 2nd National ‘lockdown’ we are sorry to say but the attractions have now had to close.
As Devon’s Top Attractions temporarily close their doors we wanted to take the opportunity to say a huge thank you to all our visitors that have supported us through the pandemic.
We hope we can welcome you all back in December when restrictions may be lifted.
Bicton Park Botanical Gardens – The gardens and takeaway remain open see details here.
Blackpool Sands – The beach and Venue Takeaway remain open, see details here.
Please visit this page again for an update on the situation.
Your safety is our concern
All of our attractions continue to follow Government guidelines and will all have the strict safety measures in place and will all be using the essential PPE equipment. Attractions are being accredited with the Visit England ‘We’re Good to Go’ and the ‘Covid Confident’ quality marks so look out for the above safety marks.
The attractions may have new protocols and procedures in place and it is important that before visiting any of the attractions that you are fully aware of the new operating and booking procedures and know of any changed opening times. Please check at the attractions own websites below before making your visit.
New procedures may include:
Limiting visitor numbers – Due to social distancing, some attractions will have to limit the amount of visitors. Please pre-book your visit to reserve your place.
Opening Times – There may be changed opening times and timed sessions, some attraction may be open later into the evening.
Members/Season ticket holders – There may be temporary changes, please check before visiting.
Pre-booking and Contactless payments – pre-booking is advisable and some attractions may not be accepting cash.
Inside spaces – Due to Government guidelines and social distancing some inside spaces will remain closed.
Face coverings – From 24th Sept. – You must now wear a face covering in the following indoor settings (from 5 November, see the guidance on national restrictions And includes the following indoor settings at visitor attractions and entertainment venues (museums, galleries, cinemas, theatres, concert halls, cultural and heritage sites, aquariums, indoor zoos and visitor farms, adventure activity centres, indoor sports stadiums, funfairs, theme parks, and indoor play areas including soft-play areas). Customers in hospitality venues must wear face coverings, except when seated at a table to eat or drink. Staff in hospitality and retail will now also be required to wear face coverings
Stay 2m apart – Please keep your distance from other visitors.
Follow the signs – Please follow the signs at the attraction, there might be a one way system in place.
Hand Sanitising – Please regularly make use of the hand sanitising stations and hand washing facilities at the attractions.
Temperature’s Taken – Please be aware that at some attractions your temperature will be taken before entry is allowed.
Please don’t touch – Attractions will be cleaning much more regularly but please try to avoid touching any surfaces.
Please do not visit – If you have any symptoms, you are in a high risk category, self-isolating or you or anyone you’ve been in contact with has symptoms of Coronavirus. Please do not visit any of our attractions.
Staying safe is everyone’s responsibility – Please help by following Government guidelines.
Attractions now open are as follows, please refer to websites and book online before venturing out.
Babbacombe Model Village -Pre-book an arrival slot online and pay at the gate.
Buckfast Abbey – The Abbey Church, restaurant and shop are now open to the public 12 – 3.30pm on Sundays and 10.30am – 3.30pm Monday to Saturday. Mass at 9am and 10.30am can be booked via the link below. The car park and grounds are closed after 3.30pm
Castle Drogo NT– The garden and toilets are open, the Castle remains closed until further notice.
Kents Cavern – pre-booking only.
Killerton House NT – The House , car park, garden, parkland, chapel, shop and food and drink are all open. Pre-booked visits only,
Quince Honey Farm – The restaurant, shop and gardens are currently open daily and the Play Hive is now open.
South Devon Railway – remains closed, planning on re-opening on 20th March 2021.
The Donkey Sanctuary – Has now reopened
Reopening dates not confirmed
Morwellham Quay – Open for camping but no confirmed date for the attraction re-opening.
Pecorama – Sadly the attraction won’t be opening this season
Watermouth Castle – Sadly the Castle and Theme Park won’t be opening this season.
Read more here from our Chairman – Devon’s Top Attractions Gives Cautious Welcome to Government Lifting On Lockdown Restrictions