We have a superb choice of over 70 activities to enjoy across The Manor & Ashbury, so the chances are you won’t ever need to leave the resorts. However, if you do wish to explore the local area, our convenient location makes it easy to achieve. Devon and Cornwall offer a wealth of exciting activities and attractions for all ages. Whether you’re looking for thrilling adventures, relaxing days out, or free things to do in the holidays, there is plenty to choose from.

Okehampton Castle

Castle Lane, Okehampton EX20 1JA

Probably one of our closest Dartmoor Attractions, Okehampton Castle is a great place to visit during your stay. Just 10 minutes’ drive away, you can explore the castle, which was once owned by the Sheriff of Devon, Baldwin de Brionne. Enjoy a free audio tour and explore the remains. You can still get a sense of the grandeur and power from the layout of the ruined buildings and motte.

Lydford Gorge

Lydford, Tavistock, Okehampton EX20 4BH

Lydford Gorge is the deepest river forge in the Southwest and one of the great places to visit on Dartmoor. Its temperate rainforest is now a globally rare habitat and has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Explore the ancient woodland and railway to discover the 30m-high Whitelady Waterfall. Or descend into the deepest part of the forge and brave the Devil’s Cauldron Pothole. It’s a Dartmoor must see.

Roadford Lake

Roadford Lake Activity Centre, Broadwoodwidger, Lifton PL16 0JL

If you love an active break and are looking for things to do in Dartmoor National Park, this is one of the best places to visit. Just 20 minutes away from the resort you will find Roadford Lake. Surrounded by countryside and nestled among the beautiful surroundings of the Wolf Valley. Things to do include: kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, sailing and archery to name just a few.

Eden Project

Eden Project, Bodelva, Cornwall, PL24 2SG

The Eden Project in Cornwall is a botanical garden and environmental education centre housed in biomes, showcasing diverse plant species from around the world. They teach people about nature, how different plants work together, and why it’s important to protect our planet. It’s a fun and educational place for everyone to enjoy.


Dartmoor is renowned for its wild and rugged beauty, often described as one of England’s most captivating landscapes. This ancient moorland offers a wealth of natural wonders, combined with interesting folklore and fresh countryside air. The Manor & Ashbury Resorts are an ideal destination when looking for a base for your next walking holiday.


Devon and Cornwall boast some of the most beautiful beaches in the UK, and the summer holidays are ideal for a day of sun, sand, and surf. Just a short drive from the Manor and Ashbury Resorts, you’ll find beaches like Bude, Saunton Sands, and Croyde Bay. Spend quality time building sandcastles, playing beach games, and enjoying refreshing swims in the sea. – all perfect things to do during the summer holidays.