Day’s Out – Bicton Park

Bicton Park is a great place for families to visit for a fun day out! Keep reading below for full information, details and our thoughts!

With a blend of timeless tranquillity and modern amenities, these magnificent historic gardens provide floral beauty and family enjoyment throughout the year. The 63-acre (25 ha) park, superbly landscaped with lakes, fountains and more than 1000 trees, is renowned for its 18th-century formal Italian Garden and 19th-century Palm House, which ranks among the world’s most elegant glass buildings. Rare and exotic plants include orchids, cacti and brilliantly colourful shrubs. A narrow-gauge railway offers scenic rides, and there are spacious indoor and outdoor play areas for children including skating on our eco friendly ice rink, as well as a large museum, restaurant, gift shop, garden centre and nature trail.

Directions: 10 miles (16km) SE of Exeter, on B3178 between Budleigh
Salterton and Newton Poppleford. Follow the brown ‘Bicton
Park’ tourist signs from M5 (Junction 30)

Opening: 10am-6pm in summer; 10am-5pm in winter
Daily except Christmas Day & Boxing Day

Cost of admission: Adults £6.95 concessions £5.95; children £5.95
Family (2 adults & up to 2 children) £22.95 Dogs £1.00

Extras: Train ride Adults £1.80, Children £1.30 (2yrs -16yrs)

Concessions (disabled or over 60 yrs of age) £1.50

Visitor facilities: Car park; restaurant; gift shop; garden centre; children’s indoor
and outdoor play areas; wheelchair access to gardens, train and
toilets (please note there are slopes and some steps in gardens)

What Girlie Gossip Thought …

We have fond memories of visiting Bicton Park as children, so it was great to have been back recently for another visit. Things are even better than we remembered, with amazing gardens for the adults to look around and huge play parks both indoors and out for children, so there’s definately no chance of them getting bored! A delight to visit and definately a great Girlie Gossip recommended place to take a family day out!

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