World of Country Life, the multi-award winning all weather day out for the whole family, celebrates it’s 40th year – so what has made the park so successful?
With a fantastic mix of play areas, animals, museum exhibits and entertainment, there really is something for all ages to enjoy. There are 3 undercover soft play areas, outdoor adventure playground with swings, slides, roundabouts, trampolines and an air bouncer.
But it is the animal that are the real stars of the show with the farm animal petting zoo, daily bottle feeding, small animal handling, goat walking and ferret racing activities as well as Hawkridge birds of prey flying displays and the famous Deer Train Safari – where else can you hand-feed red deer and llama?
The museum of family farming, vintage and classic vehicle collection and the Reg Imray motorcycling collection make this a unique full day out for all generations, whatever the weather. To commemorate 40 years in tourism, a brand new piece of play equipment was added to the outdoor play area this year, it was unveiled by the former Mayor of Exmouth, Brian Cole. A competition was held so the public could choose the name….
Standing 4 meters tall, HARRY the Harvester was conceptualised by Nigel Lee, the owner of World of Country Life, designed by local Exmouth designer Michael Greenland and built by local firm Culver Sawmills. Harry the Harvester has flashing lights, lots of buttons and fantastic sound effects. Park Manager James Turner said “it has taken a lot of skill and hard work during some really tough weather to construct such a large and complex piece of equipment, but seeing the kids clambering around enjoying themselves makes it all worthwhile. Harry the Harvester will stand pride of place for years to come.”
Themed Pirate days and Wild West Wednesday’s are just a few of the events planned for the six weeks of Summer. All this along with the farm-themed restaurant serving locally sourced, home-cooked proper meals.
Check out the website for further details and future events on www.worldofcountrylife.co.uk.
Westdown Lane, Sandy Bay, Exmouth, Devon EX8 5BY. Tel: 01395 274533
This article is from The Exmouth Property Press (issue 83 July 2018).