• OPENING TIMES:

    SHOP and EXHIBITION

    Open 7 Days a Week!
    10am – 5.00pm

    Fridays from 17th August -Sept.

    Open until 9pm (See events page for further details).

    Americana at Pecorama Open until 9pm

    GARDENS, PLAY STATION

    and GARDEN ROOM RESTAURANT

    Open Every Day until 31st October

    10am – 5.00pm

    ORION PULLMAN

    Open from Saturday 26th May -31st October

    11.00am – 5.00pm

    (Please telephone prior to visit as opening times are subject to change)

     

    Please see our Opening Times page for information on prices.

     

  • DIRECTIONS TO EX12 3NA

    BY CAR:

    Follow the brown official Tourist Board direction signs indicated with a train symbol for ‘Pecorama Pleasure Gardens’ from the A3052 towards Beer.

    BY BUS:

    Weekdays from 24th July – 1st September look out for the Jurassic Mule, taking passengers from Charmouth, via Lyme Regis and Seaton along the Jurassic Coast on a vintage open-top bus. Some services will stop here at Pecorama! This service will also run over the August Bank Holiday Weekend.

    The X52 service travels from Exeter through to Bridport via Lyme Regis, stopping off at Beer Cross which is a 10 minute walk from Pecorama.

    The 9 / 9A service runs hourly from Exeter to Seaton / Lyme Regis and the 20 service travels from Taunton, via Wellington and Honiton, to Seaton where there are bus services to Beer. Both of these services are offered by Stagecoach.

    AVMT provide the 899 service from Sidmouth to Seaton and the 885 from Axminster to Colyton, Seaton and Beer. Some of these buses pass just outside Pecorama and will stop on request.

    For full details please telephone Devon Bus Service on (01392) 382800, Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or any of the bus service providers.

    BY TRAIN:

    The nearest train station to Pecorama is Axminster, on the West of England main line. Trains run approximately every hour from Exeter St Davids and from London Waterloo. The station is approximately 9 miles from us. The 885 AVMT bus service travels from the Station to Colyton, Seaton and Beer, every hour Monday to Saturday.

    Alternatively, taxis from the station can be booked in advance – Axminster Taxis 01297 34000.

  • Information Line

    9.00am – 5.30pm, Monday – Friday

    10.00am – 5.00pm, Saturday & Sunday

    Alternatively email: pecorama@pecobeer.co.uk

  • Check the weather

    Pecorama is located high on the hillside, less than a mile from the sea and often seems to have its own micro-climate. Therefore, if you are planning a visit and the general forecast is not that good, why not telephone us for an up-to-date report of what is actually happening here at Pecorama – the chances are we are having a lovely day!

    Call us on 01297 21542

  • TRIPADVISOR

Special Events 2018

Start of the 2018 Summer Season

26 Mar 2018 - 31 Oct 2018

Monday 26th March marks the start of the 2018 summer season! The Beer Heights Light Railway will ‘steam up’ once again to run through until the end of October.

In addition, the site including the PECO Model Shop & Exhibition, Gardens, Play Station indoor play area and Garden Room Restaurant will open daily.

Driver for a Fiver

28 Jul 2018 - 01 Sep 2018

Saturdays ONLY throughout the summer. From 11am to 4pm (Subject to weather and availability)

A Brief insight into the joys of driving a small scale steam locomotive, for just *£5!

Tickets are available from the Beer Heights Light Railway ticket office.

*5-10 minute journey. Cost in addition to a Standard or First Class ticket. Must be 18 years or over.

Kit Construction Days*

31 Jul 2018 - 28 Aug 2018

Tuesdays Only– two sessions per day at 11am & 2pm (nominal charge for kits applies)

Every Tuesday between the 31st July and 28th August there will be a wonderful opportunity for you to learn about building kits from renowned modelling experts Gordon and Maggie Gravett. Gordon, famous for his French metre gauge ‘Pempoul’ model railway, will show you the best ways to place your buildings in realistic scenes.

NOTE: A nominal charge will be made for all kits in addition to normal Pecorama entry fee. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The drop-in sessions are from 11.00am to 1.00pm and from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.  Last admission is 20 minutes before the end of the session.

*Pecorama reserves the right to alter dates /event arrangements as circumstances require.

Gill Elliott School of Photography Exhibition

04 Aug 2018 - 18 Aug 2018

An exhibition of varied and exciting photographic work from the Gill Elliott School of Creative Photography will be on display in our Station Gallery.

The exhibition will last from 10.00am until 5.00pm. Some work maybe removed from display during the last day (19th August).

Americana at Pecorama

17 Aug 2018 - 28 Sep 2018

An evening of American influenced music including live music with Steve Black, weekly special guests and optional evening train rides on the Beer Heights Light Railway. Food will be available to purchase as well as a licensed cash bar. Every Friday nights from 6:00pm- 9:00pm in August and September, starting Friday 17th August.

Tickets cost £6.00 for entry on the evening, or £12.00 for entry plus a train ride and food. Under 3’s are half price. Extra train rides can also be purchased on the evening. Tickets for August dates are available to purchase online here.

Those who purchase a Standard or First Class Ticket on the day are welcome to stay on- site for the evening. Additional costs for food and extra train rides will apply. The Play Station, Exhibition and Shop will close at 5pm. The grounds will remain open with restricted access until 9pm due to limited lighting and potential trip hazards.

PECO Loco Week & Bank Holiday Railway Gala

20 Aug 2018 - 27 Aug 2018

Week-long series of railway events with guest locos on the Beer Heights Light Railway

All of our resident steam locomotives, together with guest engines from all over the country, will combine to operate an intensive train service on the Beer Heights Light Railway.  Most passenger trains will be “double headed” with both a PECO and guest locomotive. There’ll also be demonstration goods trains and double-runs throughout the day.

‘Steam & Cream’ Special Train Rides
Experience a unique and exclusive train ride for two with a Devonshire Cream Tea whilst seated in an enclosed miniature Pullman carriage ‘Humphrey’. Trains will operate on Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th and Monday 27th August of the Bank Holiday Weekend.

For Members or Over 80’s prices are £18 for the ‘Cream Tea Option’ for two, or £24 for the ‘Cream Tea and Selection of Cakes Option’ for two. For Non-Members prices are £34 for the ‘Cream Tea Option’ including entry to the Gardens and Exhibition for two, or £40 for the ‘Cream Tea and Selection of Cakes Option’ plus entry for two on the day.

The coach seats two adults or one adult and one child over 14 years. There are limited times available. Please click here to book online in advance to ensure your seats.

 

 

Footage from Loco Week 2016

Seaton Jubilee Artists Group*

25 Aug 2018 - 07 Sep 2018

A varied exhibition by experienced local artists, including paintings of Devon scenes, iconic portraits, contemporary abstracts, figurative sculpture and fine art ceramics and prints.

*Pecorama reserves the right to alter dates /event arrangements as circumstances require.

Axminster Photography Group Exhibition

14 Sep 2018 - 22 Sep 2018

The group return for the seventh year to display their work in the Station Gallery

Exhibition open daily 11am – 4.30pm.

About Axminster Photography Group

Founded in 1987 with just six members, the Axminster Photography Group began life as ‘The Thomas Whitty Camera Club’, so named after the man who began the manufacture of carpets in Axminster and also the name of the building in which the members first held their meetings.

Around the beginning of the millennium, the club moved to new premises that offered better facilities and coincided with a new chairman, John Marriage who took the club in a new direction. At this time almost all competitions were abandoned and the emphasis changed to the ethos the club adheres to today – that of cooperation, collaboration and a greater emphasis on creative photography, the results of which the club began to exhibit at local venues. The membership increased as interest and motivation improved whilst the name changed to Axminster Photography Group emphasising the image rather than the camera.

Autumn Half Term Week & Hallowe’en

20 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018

Ride the Beer Frights Ghost Train if you Dare!

Fang-Tastic Fun in the indoor Play Station from 10.00am. Children’s entertainment daily from 2pm in the Station Gallery along with daytime fun and games in the marquee.  A spooky treat from the Garden Room Restaurant for those in Hallowe’en fancy dress. Fun and Games in the Marquee with Terrible Tess and Beastly Bob!

Join us for some Spooktacular fun!