Things to do
There are plenty of wonderful days out for all ages, below are just a few of what Dartmoor and the South-West has to offer. Here are a couple of websites that will help you with some ideas www.discoverdartmoor.co.uk, www.dartmoor.co.uk and www.dartmoor-npa.gov.uk, www.visitdevon.co.uk. and www.visitcornwall.co.uk.
There is a great range of cycle ways around Tavistock and on Dartmoor, both on the moor and purpose built cycle ways and if you need to hire bikes delivery can be arranged to the park. For more details on bike hire go to www.dartmoorcycles.co.uk or www.devoncyclehire.co.uk which is on the Granite Way.
There are also electric bike tours available around Dartmoor - an excellent way to see the wonderful moor! Check out www.highdart.co.uk for further details.
In Tavistock there is the Wharf an Arts & Entertainment Centre; a great venue for shows, music nights including Blues nights and tribute bands. The cinema links with the Meadowlands Leisure Pool in the summer holidays so you can watch a movie and then go for a swim. The indoor heated pool has water slides and a pool side café. View their timetable or phone (01822) 617774.
The indoor pannier market in Tavistock along with the Farmers market (every 2nd and 4th Saturday in the month) have a great selection of local produce.
The National Trust has gardens and houses in the South-West. They also organise special events during the school holidays. A firm favourite close by is the beautiful Lydford Gorge.
Days out at the seaside – where to start? Here in the south-west we are spoilt with an amazing coastline, and from Langstone Manor there is plenty of choice from cosy coves like Wembury near Plymouth to Looe a popular fishing seaside town to surf beaches like Polzeath on the north Cornwall coast.
The River Tamar runs from near Bude on the north coast for 60 miles to Plymouth and creates a natural border between Cornwall and Devon. The Tamar and its tributaries, the Tavy and the Lyner form the Tamar Valley now designated an area of outstanding natural beauty due to the natural biodiversity and cultural importance. There is a wealth of things to do, from canoeing, painting to tree surfing.
Visit our What's On page to see a calendar of local events taking place in the coming months.
These are just few ideas; of course you can just relax and enjoy the peace & quiet at Langstone Manor Park!