Day trips out in Devon

Day trips out in Devon

Vane Hill take some day trips out in Devon


The Miniature Pony Centre

Steve Todd, Manager of Vane Hill and Senior support worker, Tina, took a group of residents across to Moretonhampstead in the heart of the scenic Dartmoor to spend the day at The Miniature Pony Centre.
The centre is not just home to miniature ponies, as the name suggests, but there are a host of animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs, mice and other small cuddly ones, birds and poultry, pigs, miniature donkeys, heavy horses and much more.

The residents enjoyed meeting all the animals and taking part in the animal handling activities.

Resident, Mark, posing with the two Kune Kune pigs Resident, Ann holding a rabbit Resident, Ann, stroking the miniature donkey in the stable Residents, Frank & Arne stroke a rabbit that a worker is holding Residents, Dennis and Ann enjoying light refreshments whilst watching the shetland ponies graze







Dawlish Warren

Steve Todd and support worker, Jason took a group of residents to Dawlish Warren; a small seaside resort at the mouth of the Exe Estuary, with one of the top 20 blue flag beaches, a 500 acre Nature reserve and 18 hole golf course.
The residents enjoyed an afternoon of walking along the seafront, eating ice creams and tucking into a lunch on the green.


All the residents enjoying lunch on the green All the residents on the sea front Residents, Ann, Chaz & Arnie enjoying ice creams









The Torquay Big wheel

Residents went to their local town to enjoy fish and chips on the seafront and ride the big wheel; 60 metres high big wheel with 40 enclosed gondolas on Torquay’s seafront. It came straight from the London Olympic park where it was the centre of the celebrations.

residents enjoying fish and chips on the seafront residents in a gondola on the big wheel Residents queuing for the Big Wheel









Cockington Village Fayre

Residents are enjoying the day in the historical village of Cockington at the traditional old English Village Fayre.

Resident at the cockington village fete Residents at the cockington village fete residents eating ice cream at cockington village feteresidents and staff queuing for food at the fayreResidents enjoying ice cream at cockington village fayre

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