Monday Closed
    Tuesday 10.00am – 4.00pm
    Wednesday 10.00am – 4.00pm
    Thursday 10.00am – 4.00pm
    Friday 10.00am – 4.00pm
    Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm
    Sunday Closed

    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:

    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.


    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.

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    At Pecorama we will always try to be as helpful as we can. Should there be anything you would like to enquire about, please do so on 01297 21542 or click below for our full contact details.

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The Millennium Gardens

When the Beer Heights Light Railway opened to the public in 1975, the garden area was very small, with only one or two shrubs and a few trees. As the railway grew in size, so did the garden. It was not until 1984 when we purchased a large greenhouse and had some excellent tuition from professional horticulturist, Arthur Faulkner, did we introduce colour into what had become a rather green and uninteresting area. Ever since then, the gardens have been filled with a variety of attractive flowers and have given much pleasure to our many visitors.

To help celebrate the Millennium, it was decided to do away with a tiered putting green and create a new series of garden ‘rooms’. Construction took just over two years and the garden was formally opened in July 2000 by well-known celebrity gardener Anne Swithinbank. Our designer, Naila Green, came up with the idea of a celestial theme; hence the Sun, Moon and Rainbow gardens, all of which are reflected in their planting colour schemes. In this area, you will also find a roof garden, scented walkways, a snake path, a shell grotto and wonderful hard landscaping with particular attention to fine detail – something to interest all the family.

Dogs: New for 2020! Well behaved dogs are welcome in the gardens this season, but must be kept on short leads at all times. Dog waste bins are provided around the site, we politely ask that you please use them.

The Grotto

Six years after the official opening of the Millennium Garden the extensive work within the Grotto was completed and an official opening took place on 23rd July 2006

The Grotto is predominantly constructed with sea shells and features a Dolphin sculpture leaping out of the sea, trying to touch the moon. The mythological sea theme, with the Greek God Poseidon watching over all, is a most enchanting masterpiece of work. Be sure to find this special feature within the Moon Garden when you next visit.

The Secret Garden

Relax in the seclusion of this walled garden

Hidden somewhere on the site is our Secret Garden, a place separated from the main attraction and ideal for peace and tranquility. It is partially walled and contains herbaceous borders; quite a different planting regime to the rest of the garden, where traditional but popular annuals rule the day. In 2012 professional garden writer and broadcaster Anne Swithinbank helped with the design for new plantings and these have now matured into amazing beds, giving a variety of heights as well as an assortment of colours.

The Wildway

If you want to get away from the formal gardens, then take a walk or a train ride (request stop only) to the Wildway with it’s Zip Wire, woodland walks and Bug Hotel.

This is found to the east side of the main car park and can be accessed through shaded woodland where all things wild and natural abound. The main structure of Lake Charlotte was completed during the summer of 2015 and is slowly developing with its variety of plant life. The mini lake does not contain fish but is a place for frogs, toads and all sorts of different insects. Damson and dragonflies are plentiful and a fascination to watch as they dart over the surface and dash between plants.

Crawlie Hall, the six story bug hotel is currently looking for a receptionist! Over time, this will become a paradise for a whole host of insects.

Meadow flowers should add to the character during the summer months beckoning those insects to visit.


Outdoor Play Areas

Alongside all the classic park fun on swings and slides, children can let their imagination run wild as they make friends with fellow shipmates on the ‘Peco Pearl’ pirate ship or take up residence in ‘Castle Peco’.

Older children will enjoy the challenging climbing pyramid in the adventure playground, whilst adults and older children can go tot he wildway area to walk the forest walk and whizz down the zip wire!


Back for 2022! Our popular Crazy Golf

We are delighted that we will once more be offering our Crazy Golf course – test your skills, challenge your family or just while away a fun hour.

£3 per person

£10 for a group of 4

Available from the Whistle Stop Junction

The Gallery & Lecture Theatre

A superb space for business meetings, lectures, exhibitions & special events.

Opened in 2000, the Station Gallery sits alongside Pecorama’s famous 7¼ inch gauge Beer Heights Light Railway and forms an integral part of the Millennium Celebration Gardens.

The Gallery’s versatile, triangular shaped space is ideal for art exhibitions and other displays, meetings, performances, conferences and demonstrations and has  a large drop-down screen, HD projector and WIFI. Although Pecorama is only open Easter until October, the Station Gallery can be hired throughout the year.

The Station Gallery can comfortably accommodate up to 50 people and is available for hire on a half day or daily basis. We also offer delegate rates which include refreshments. Hire rates are competitive and can be supplied with full catering options, free parking and the added benefit of extra facilities, including the hire of special train rides or even a team building crazy golf session! (Available during the open season of the tourist site only) The stunning location of the Station Gallery at Pecorama, makes it the ideal venue for hosting a successful event.

Please contact us on ticketing@peco.co for any further information.

Booking forms for all details will be sent once times and dates have been confirmed.


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