• February Half Term OPENING TIMES:

    SHOP and EXHIBITION 

    Open Sat 16th Feb 10am-5pm

    Closed Sun 17th Feb

    Open Mon 18th Feb- Sun 24th Feb 10am- 5pm

    PLAY STATION and GARDEN ROOM RESTAURANT 

    Open everyday from Sat 16th- 24th Feb 10am-5pm

    ORION PULLMAN

    Closed until Summer Season 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.

Please note: Chew Choo Chums will not be running on the 21st & 22nd of February during the half term week. 

February Half Term

16 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019

Flavoursome Food & Family Fun this February Half Term!

During the February Half Term the Play Station and Garden Room Restaurant will open daily from 10am-5pm.

There’s even free entry into the Garden Room Restaurant if you’re after a luscious lunch or a slice of homemade cake with views across Lyme Bay.

Alternatively, let the little ones play and order directly from the Play Station. Delicious hot and cold food will be served each day with fresh ingredients and daily specials to reflect the changing seasons.

The Model Shop and Exhibition will also be open every day 10am-5pm (closed Sunday 17th February).

On Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th February there’s even the chance to drive trains and help operate the Swiss HOm modular layout using smart phones and tablets in the Station Gallery, when the Andeer line returns to Pecorama.

Normal winter entry rates will apply for Play Station & Exhibition. Garden Room Restaurant: Free

 

Andeer Line Model Railway Operating Sessions

23 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019

The Andeer Line Returns to Pecorama...

Following the success of the ‘mini-exhibition’ of portable layouts last July. On Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th February from 10am-5pm the Andeer line will be returning to Pecorama in the Station Gallery for an operating session.

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.

Admission is included within normal Pecorama ticket prices.

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.

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.