• 2019 WINTER OPENING TIMES:

    SHOP and EXHIBITION 

    Open Mondays-Saturdays 10am-5pm

    Closed Sundays

    PLAY STATION and GARDEN ROOM RESTAURANT 

    Open Wednesdays-Sundays 10am-5pm

    Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

    ORION PULLMAN

    Closed until 1st April 2019

    Please see our Opening Times page for information on prices

     

  • DIRECTIONS TO EX12 3NA

    BUY 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

     

     

    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 2019

Chew Choo Chums at the Play Station

10 Jan 2019 - 01 Apr 2019

Thursdays and Fridays

Let off steam and then refuel every Thursday and Friday afternoon from 3pm to 5pm in the Play Station at the Chew Choo Chums. Let your little ones play then follow with a delicious home cooked supper before returning home and heading straight to bed.

Meals for all appetites are available and parents can eat with their children if they wish. ‘Oven ready’ dishes can be taken away for parents to enjoy a healthy dinner later on in the evening once the children are fast asleep.

Winter memberships are available to purchase and are valid until the 1st April 2019. They can be used for entry to the Play Station during the Chew Choo Chums and throughout the Winter Season and can be purchased online here.

Mothering Sunday Afternoon Tea

31 March 2019

Treat your Special Mum this Mothering Sunday!

There’s nothing like a bit of tea and cake to help celebrate a special day!

Our exclusive Mothering Sunday Afternoon Tea from 2:00pm-4:00pm in the Garden Room Restaurant is the perfect way to treat your mum and to show her how much she means to you.

Please telephone 01297 21542 to book or for more details.

£12.50 per person

Summer Season 2019

01 Apr 2019 - 03 Nov 2019

Monday 1st April marks the start of the 2019 summer season! The Beer Heights Light Railway will ‘steam up’ once again to run through until Sunday 3rd November.

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

Andeer Line Model Railway Operating Sessions

13 Apr 2019 - 14 Apr 2019

The Andeer Line Returns to Pecorama...

The Andeer line will be back on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th April for another operating session from 10am-5pm in the Station Gallery.

The Andeer line is Swiss HOm modular layout built by Julia and Derek Boswell which depicts a section of the metre gauge Rhätische Bahn and uses innovative lightweight foam baseboards for ease of storage and transport.

Over the weekend take the chance to help operate the layout which employs digital control with a central ‘signal box’ and drive the trains using smart phones and tablets. On request, there will also be practical demonstrations of the foam baseboard construction and the use of the electrostatic grass.

The Andeer line will also be returning again on Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd June, Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th July and for the August Bank Holiday Weekend (24th-26th).

Admission is included within Standard or First Class Tickets.

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

 

Egg-stra-special Easter Weekend

21 Apr 2019 - 22 Apr 2019

Take part in the Pecorama Egg-cellent Easter Hunt!

Keep your eyes peeled whilst on the train and look out for 12 multi-coloured Easter Eggs hidden around the track to win a tasty chocolate prize!

Enjoy plenty of entertainment this Easter...

Sunday 21st April 

Join ‘Elfic the Juggler’ an award winning entertainer on Easter Sunday at 2:30pm in the Top Spot Marquee for a hilarious and spectacular comedy juggling show.

Elfic’s vast array of circus skills includes high unicycling, ladder balancing, juggling of balls, clubs, china plates and fire, piano accordian playing on a unicycle, hat manipulation and diablo.

Monday 22nd April

Entertainingly Different’s front man Rob Pudner, joined by the Easter Bunny, makes his first official visit on Monday 22nd April. You can catch Rob for some interactive Easter antics and family friendly fun at either of his two shows or during his walkabout.

Songs, stories and some Spring silliness is the order of the day as Rob brings his inimitable style of entertainment, which will leave you with a smile on your face, a spring in your step and songs in your head that you’ll be humming long after your visit to Pecorama. We can almost guarantee you’ll be back for more!

Classic and Vintage Vehicle Rally

26 May 2019

An outstanding display of vehicles from the last century

The Vintage and Classic Vehicle Rally has evolved from the Steam Festival Days held at Pecorama in the mid 1990s.  It is now a standalone event which has grown in popularity over the years, with vehicles travelling from as far afield as Gloucestershire, Glamorgan, Hampshire and Cornwall to take part.

It’s always a jolly and colourful affair, with deck chairs, sun brollies and picnic baskets scattered among the cherished vehicles.  Much chatter and camera clicking takes place, as both visitors and participants alike inspect and admire the host of vehicles displayed in the Pecorama car parks.

Due to a change in car parking arrangements for 2019 and a potential need to limit numbers, we suggest exhibitors register as soon as possible.

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

Thomas II’s 40th Birthday Gala

29 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019

It's Thomas II's 40th birthday this year!

Built in 1979 by Roger Marsh of Hinkley, Thomas has put in nearly 40 years of service and covered many thousands of miles in the process.

To celebrate the occasion we are having a Thomas II event on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June 2019, which will include visiting members of the Thomas II class running an intensive service over the weekend.

We would like to invite T2 class locomotives to our event, to run with the home fleet at the Beer Heights Light Railway.

Visiting locomotives must be registered in advance to take part in the event. If you have a loco and would like to attend please email Callum Darraugh (Chief Mechanical Engineer) at callumdarraugh@live.co.uk for details.

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

Shakespeare In The Garden

06 July 2019

Theatre in the Garden returns to Pecorama for the fifth year running. The Inn Theatre Company will be bringing one of Shakespeare’s most classic titles ‘Macbeth’ for a one-off evening performance on Saturday 6th July.

Gates will open at 6:30pm with the performance to start at 7:30pm and finishing around 10pm with a short interval. The Garden Room Restaurant will be open for light refreshments on the night.

Why not bring a picnic and enjoy a truly enjoyable outdoor experience!

Advanced booking is strongly advised due to limited ticket numbers. 

Footage from 2016's Twelfth Night Performance

About the Inn Theatre Company

The Company were first formed in 2002 by a group of friends having a drink in the Cherub Inn in Dartmouth (hence the name) and their first open-air Shakespearean production was ‘Twelfth Night’ at Dartmouth Castle in 2003. The woman whose idea it was originally, Jane Windsor-Smith, is the company’s present Artistic Director. Every year since the formation, the company have strived to improve and take bold steps in their presentation of Shakespeare, always seeking to make it more accessible and to give lie to the oft-voiced opinion that ‘Shakespeare is too difficult to understand for a modern audience’. That they have succeeded is beyond question. Their patron, Michael Corbidge, senior voice and text coach for the Royal Shakespeare Company says this of them:

“(They have a) truly adept skill and mastery of delivering high quality, hugely entertaining and popular work. They were born to speak the Bard and you were born to listen. I urge you to go and share in their joy…”

The Inn Theatre Company have been affiliated to the Royal Shakespeare Company since 2011. They tackled, and conquered, the most searing play in the canon in 2013: King Lear. In 2014, they presented an exhausting and exhilarating Commedia dell’arte production of ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ and in 2015, The Wives, which was written about 1594, was set in the 1950’s and was directed by the supremely talented Jill Brock, who also played Katherina in The Shrew.

For more information about the company, visit their website below, follow them on Twitter – @inntheatre – or keep up to date on Facebook: The Inn Theatre Company.

Vicky Morgan – Art Exhibition

03 Aug 2019 - 04 Aug 2019

Local artist Vicky Morgan hosts a display of her work in the Station Gallery

Vicky has painted all her life and since moving to Devon in 1985 has had many series of prints produced which have sold throughout the UK and overseas.

Her love of wildlife and the stunning East Devon coastline have inspired her finely detailed illustrations and numerous larger canvases of local landscapes.

Vicky enjoys experimenting with different materials but is best known for her watercolours and acrylics. Some of her pictures can be viewed online at Vjm Fine Art.

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