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Bicton Park Botanical Gardens

Bicton Park | Budleigh Salterton, Exeter EX9 7BJ, England
+44 1395 568465
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Very expensive, avoid this place

It is very expensive to go in and you have to pay nearly full price for a two year old, I think it... read more

Reviewed yesterday
RJS1854
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Reading, United Kingdom
great for kids

Children can enjoy a train ride playing in the grounds or seeing bygone implements in the museum... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
johnpZ4299KQ
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exeter
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Over 64 acres to explore "A delight for gardeners" Spanning nearly 300years of gardening history, the park is home to many rare and beautiful species, collected from around the world. The Palm House is made from over 18,000 panes of glass (built 20yrs before The Kew Gardens Palm House) hosting many Palms. Tropical House, Arid House, Temperate house. Enjoy your coffee / lunch overlooking the Italian Garden. Explore the arboretum and while away time in the bird hide Ride the Bicton Woodland railway for an oversight of the park (suitable for wheelchairs) The countryside museum containing a huge collection of bygone days.... And for the children indoor and outdoor play areas, crazy golf, Astro turf football pitch, ride the pedal tractors all to add to the fun (Please note play areas are only open to children between the ages of o to 12 yrs)
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  • Average8%
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“italian garden” (26 reviews)
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Bicton Park | Budleigh Salterton, Exeter EX9 7BJ, England
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"indoor and outdoor play areas"
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"small train"
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Reviewed yesterday

It is very expensive to go in and you have to pay nearly full price for a two year old, I think it was £9.00. Then when you are in you have to pay for extras and food is very expensive £7.95 for a jacket...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Children can enjoy a train ride playing in the grounds or seeing bygone implements in the museum .Also a convenient restaurant .

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited today with my Daughter and baby Grandson. My first visit and won't be my last, absolutely loved the Gardens breath taking many beautiful flora and trees and the water fall , well worth a visit, had coffee and cakes in the cafe! Very nice......More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a short distance from the M5 is this vast park with amazing floral displays, formal gardens, a museum and a miniature railway. For a small extra cost entry can be upgraded to annual membership allowing unlimited entry for a year to this park and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous place whether a local or visitor near for Exmouth or Budleigh visitors and a great day out in beautiful gardens, fantastic food, lovely staff and the train ride....a must

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been visiting Bicton since I was little and now have a yearly membership with my young family. Very reasonable membership price as it works out to be about the same price as two visits. My 2 year old loves the indoor and outdoor...More

Thank Rob C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been taking my daughter here since she was a newborn and she’s now 2 years old and she loves it. Ideal place to take her to the soft play area when it’s raining. When it’s nice weather we can spend hours there feeding the ducks,...More

Thank gennas666
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Would highly recommend a visit to bicton gardens! Good value for money, absolutely stunning, very well maintained gardens. Staff are always polite, helpful and friendly. Very relaxing place to visit, can also recommend the restaurant, love this place!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visitted the gardens on 26th May. The gardens are well signposted and easy to find. Parking is free and plentiful. There is also a good amount of disabled parking. There are plenty of wheelchairs and pushchairs available at the entrance if needed. We took...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well signposted route to this attraction which has ample free parking with good sized and level disabled spaces. The paths around the site are mostly tarmac or well tampered stones but some paths had quite a camber which made the job of pushing a wheelchair...More

1  Thank Tim A
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natalieannsmith1
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Response from maryWorcs | Reviewed this property |
No station nearest station Exmoth need to get a bus or taxi from there.
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hazel395
5 August 2016|
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Response from jesseatworld | Reviewed this property |
Yes! 😊 though I believe there is a small charge to take them in
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Joanne A
27 July 2015|
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Response from Helendy101 | Reviewed this property |
Teenagers would find this place very boring. They focus mainly on families with young children and reasonably fit older people.
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