Quince Honey Farm – Review for families

Visit honey bees at home at this buzzing North Devon attraction

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What is it?

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It’s one of Britain’s leading honey farms and a world dedicated to, er, the existence of bees. Find it in South Molton, North Devon. The Sat Nav postcode is EX36 3AZ.

Cost

££ – It’s free to visit the café and shop, but the actual attraction costs between £5.50 for children and £5.95 for adults. Under 3’s visit for free.

What’s on offer

Beeworld is the world’s largest attraction of honeybees, uniquely famous for its up close and personal exhibit filled with the bees. Children can press a button to see inside of the 18 observation hives and magnifying the bees themselves. No need for protective clothing, though. It consists of eight rooms with information, video displays and even the opportunity to watch the honey being made.

Youngsters with an insect fascination will enjoy the Critter Cabin and the Museum of Beekeeping is sure to be packed with facts you knew nothing about. Fortunately, there are daily talks on the subject upstairs in the auditorium.

Children can also buzz around in their huge indoor soft play space the ‘Happy Bee play hive’.  In the summer, you can check out the most unusual special event ever – the Bee Beard event – which really speaks for itself.

Like most attractions, there’s a café on site but there’s also a shop. The shop here is not the standard gift shop but instead stocks products made by the honey the farm produces. Items for sale include edible honey, skin care, beeswax for candles, gift sets and pottery perfect for storing well, your new pot of honey!

There’s free parking nearby.

Highlights

The soft play area is really extensive and fun for little ones. It’s a big hit with families on TripAdvisor, especially for toddlers.

What to watch out for

There are 19 stairs to the exhibition, which isn’t excellent for those with mobility issues or little children unsteady on their feet.

The museum is inaccessible if you have a pushchair.

The exhibit is a little bit out-dated. It’s not super high tech or interactive, even though the farm is making an effort to modernise their attraction. Please keep this in mind when you visit. Regardless, you’ll never see anything else like it.

What the owners say

Visit the official Quince Honey Farm website

More family attractions in North Devon…

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The BIG Sheep
Milky Way Adventure Park
Powderham Castle
Exmoor Zoo
Arlington Court
Lundy Island
Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
Woolacombe Beach
Tunnels Beach

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