Becky Falls offers a full day of fun for the whole family.
Becky Falls offers a full day of fun for the whole family, with three walking trails to choose from and hourly talks from the Keepers. Not forgetting taking time for lunch in the Café.
We've put together a sample itinerary to give you an idea of how your day might look but we couldn't fit everything in! Make sure you check the 'What's On' board on arrival so you can plan your day. You'll also be given a handy map when you arrive which includes details of the walking tails and an estimated time they might take you to walk.
Or you may wish to have a relaxing day sitting by the streams and soaking in the natural beauty. It's up to you!
10.00am: Arrive and be greeted by our car park attendant who will issue you with your entry stickers and welcome guide. Allow a few minutes to familiarise yourself with the map and then head down the path towards the park.
10:15am: Make a note of the days talks and events displayed on our "What's On" board when you arrive into the park. Then head over to the animal enclosures and meet some of our friendly residents.
11am: Now it’s time to start the Blue Trail and explore the ancient woodland. You might have chance to catch the 11am in time to Meet the Keeper Talk* before you set off. Don’t forget to complete the children’s nature trail challenge on your way round the Blue Trail.
11:45pm: Head to the gift shop to collect your well-deserved prize for completing the nature trail challenge! While you’re hear you can purchase a Meerkat Feed Token to be redeemed at the 1pm Meet-the-Keeper Talk*.
12:00pm: Meet the Keepers* in the Animal Discovery Zone and learn more about one of our more exotic residents. You could meet one of our fabulous invertebrates or watch a snake being fed.
12:15pm: After the talk you’ve got time for a look at the other animals in the Animal Discovery Zone then make your way back to the Meerkat Enclosure stopping at the Wildlife Garden on your way. Here you can see some of the easy things we have done to support the wildlife many of these you can do yourself at home.
1:00pm: Meet-the-Keeper* at the Meerkat Enclosure and exchange your token for mealworms. Find out more about more about these charming little characters as the search out the mealworms you’ve thrown into the enclosure.
1:15pm: Head back to the cafe, it's time to take a break and treat yourself to lunch in our lovely Woodland Café.
2:15pm: You’re now ready to take on the Red Trail for beautiful views of the main falls. For those with an adventurous spirit and a bit more stamina, carry on onto the purple trail to explore the peace and tranquillity of the lower falls.
3:00pm: If you've carried on along the purple trail you might be in for a treat if the ponies are in the Purple Trail Paddock that day or if you continued on the Red Trail you'll be back in time for the 3pm Meet-the-Keeper Talk*.
3:45pm: You'll have made your way back by now or finished the Keeper Talk and can enjoy a break in the Café. Why not try a Devon Cream Tea after all you have earned it! There's also time to have a look around the Gift Shop to pick up your souvenirs to take home.
4.00pm: Time for another Meet-the-Keeper Talk*. You might be watching them feed the animals their dinner time meal.
4.30pm: What a fun day! It's almost time to leave. Time for a quick loo break then make your way back to the car park.
5:00pm: The park closes. We hope you've had a wonderful day!
*This is a sample itinerary only to give you an idea of what to expect from a day out at Becky Falls. Meet-the Keeper Talks change daily so please check the 'What's On' board when you arrive for information to today's talks and where to meet.
In a landscape carved out in the last Ice Age over 12,000 years ago, the Becky Falls waterfall sits at the heart of the park in a stunning boulder strewn valley. The waterfall itself is over 70ft high and over 35ft wide in parts where the Becka Brook runs between the huge granite boulders and onward down the Bovey Valley. In addition to the spectacular main falls there are many smaller falls cascading along the length of the brook for you to enjoy. Our waterfall is a haven for wildlife and it is entirely natural and is especially stunning during and after recent rain fall.
We endeavour to provide a safe environment for visitors but please remember that the Becky Falls Estate houses an ancient woodland with fast flowing rivers and some steep drops. ALWAYS stay on the footpaths and take great care. DO NOT attempt any walk unless you know that you are physically capable of completing it.
Hayley Brunt, Google Review
Running wild since 1903