Things to do at Becky Falls Ancient Woodland Park review
Becky Falls Ancient Woodland Park is situated in Dartmoor near Newton Abbot, Devon. The falls are set within a spectacular ancient valley where they have been attracting visitors since 1903. In addition to the waterfall, there is a woodland park with a children’s zoo, woodland trail and crafts.
The Becky falls waterfall sits at the heart of the park and was carved out in the last Ice Age over 12,000 years ago. The waterfall is 70ft high and over 35ft wide in parts where the Becka Brook runs between huge granite boulders down to the Bovey valley. There are also many smaller falls to enjoy along the length of the brook. The waterfall is especially stunning after recent rainfall.
There are three colour-coded trails to follow. The blue walk is more leisurely and takes around 30-40 minutes. This walk includes the Children’s nature trail competition, there are some minor hazards along the way. The red walk is more demanding and sturdy footwear is recommended. The full circuit takes around 45-50 minutes. You may get wet and there is a tough clamber up and over some boulders. The purple trail is only for the fit and well. There is a really challenging climb and this walk adds an extra 30 minutes to the red walk.
There are a number of additional activities for children including a letterboxing challenge, you can borrow an explorer backpack and take part in the nature challenge competition. There are animal encounter sessions and meet the keeper sessions.
The small zoo has a petting area and you can meet small animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs plus more exotic animals. Other animals include macaws, chipmunks, rodents, meerkats, owls and more.
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FAQ and Further Information – Becky Falls Ancient Woodland Park
Is there food and drink available?
There is a woodland cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. They also have a couple of designated picnic areas but you can picnic anywhere along the paths.
What are the main things to do?
Waterfall walks, animals, activities, animal petting and more. There is a cafe and toilets.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. An adult ticket costs £8.50, children 4-15 are £7.50. Other pricing options including family tickets and season tickets are available.
Is there parking?
There is free on-site parking.
When are they open?
Becky Falls is open from mid-February until late March. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.
Dogs are welcome on a lead.
Are they accessible?
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