As a family we can’t get enough of Haldon Forest Park, whether we are trekking the discovery path to see the beautiful view over Exeter, hanging out in the play park or deep in the woods building dens, we are a very happy family when we are outside and getting dirty.
Haldon has lots to offer everyone; there are a variety of bike and foot paths through the woods of different lengths and levels. There is a practice mountain bike track for the littlies and a Go Ape set up if you fancy swinging through the trees. You can hire a bike or one of those Segway things (I’m not so sure about those myself). There is also a Stick Man walk (formerly The Gruffalo – I think they change the character / book every few months) lots of areas for the kids to play in and of course the joy of the Forest itself.
On Saturday we did the night walk that I talked about in my last blog and discovered that Haldon is also a great place to be in the dark!
But here’s a tip for you: If you are a woody kinda family. If you like to have picnics, hunt for stick man or The Gruffalo, Go Ape, build camps, forage, rough ride on a mountain bike or just take your Nerf guns to the woods and reinvent paintball, get yourself a Discovery Pass. You won’t have to pay lots of money for parking and you get discounts on a variety of things from food in the cafe to entry at Powderham Castle.
What is your favourite thing to do at Haldon?