• PECORAMA OPENING TIMES

     

    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
  • 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:

    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.

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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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Booking & Visitor Information

We look forward to welcoming you in 2022

Here you can find all the information you need for your visit to Pecorama – for any other queries, please email us at pecorama@peco.co

We ask that you book online if possible as this helps us reduce large queue lines and ensures that your entry is dealt with quickly,  so you can start to enjoy your visit. Tickets are allocated in half hour slots and this is the time of ENTRY to the site and not your train time. Trains run throughout the day and you can enjoy your train ride at any time. Information of the day’s trains will be available at the Beer Heights Light Railway Ticket Office.

If you haven’t booked online, tickets can be purchased at our lower ticket office on the Beer Victoria Platform. However, please be aware at busy times, we may ask that you delay your entry to a later slot.

You are also able to pre-book a takeaway high tea or ploughmans grab bag online to pick up on site.

Trains depart regularly from Much Natter station and your ticket includes one train ride. (Extra train rides can be purchased on site). We also have our stunning gardens for you to walk around including our ‘Millenium’ Garden sections with water features and a shell grotto.

On site you will find three takeaway food outlets serving hot and cold drinks, home-made cakes and cream teas, sandwiches, baguettes, quiches, jacket potatoes and more. Our Whistle Stop Cafe now houses a pizza oven and you can order a pizza there between 11.00am and 2.30pm (subject to availability).

Crazy Golf and Table Tennis are also available from the Whistle Stop.  Here, you will also find four outside play areas for varying ages and our Wildway area (across the road) offers a lovely woodland walk, bug hotel, pond and zip wire.

At the bottom of the site, you will find our beautiful Pullman Carriage, Orion, which is open for refreshments, subject to availability. You can pre-book a high tea in this lovely setting online, before your visit, under our ‘ticket’ section, for that special occasion.  (We regret, we cannot accommodate high teas that are not pre-ordered).

Across, from the platform, you will find our fantastic Model Railway Exhibition and Model Shop for all your railway model needs.

Finally, we love dogs and and welcome your furry friends on short leads – we even offer doggie ice cream for sale! (Certain dog restrictions apply on the trains – please ask the Station Masters; Also, we regret, dogs are not allowed in our Pullman Carriage).

Prices & Opening Times

TICKETS - Prices include entry to all areas and one free train ride per person

Adults & Children 14 years and above
£12.95
Children aged 4 - 13 years
£10.95
Children under 4 / Adults aged 80 or over
FREE
Dogs
£1

NEW FOR 2022 - PECORAMA LOYALTY CARD

We are delighted to offer a Pecorama Loyalty Card this year for our frequent visitors. Please pick one up at the ticket desk and receive a stamp for each visit – your fourth will then be free! These will be available throughout the year.

DISCOUNTS

We are delighted to offer discount as follows

Bluelight Card Holders 10% – Please enter BLUELIGHT22 in the discount box on checkout online

NHS Workers 10% – please enter NHS2022 in the discount code box on checkout online

MAX card holders please book a complimentary ticket and enter your MAX card details on the checkout screen when asked for reason.

PLEASE NOTE – Relevant identification will be required on entry for these tickets. 

BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW!

You can now book your tickets online using the link below.

Please book a ticket for every member of your party, even if they are free, so that we can manage visitors and queuing. The entry time is not the time of your train. Trains run throughout the day and you may board whichever one you wish – one train ride is included in the ticket price. Extra train rides can be purchased onsite.

We offer group discounts for parties of 12 or more. Please contact us on ticketing@peco.co with your details and one of the team will contact you to discuss your booking.

Our opening hours for 2022 are Tuesday to Saturday, 10am until 4pm (Last train at 3.30) The Model Shop remains open until 4.30pm

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OPENING TIMES


PECORAMA
SHOP
Monday
Closed
10.00am - 5.00pm
Tuesday
10.00am - 4.00pm
10.00am - 5.00pm
Wednesday
10.00am - 4.00pm
10.00am - 5.00pm
Thursday
10.00am - 4.00pm
10.00am - 5.00pm
Friday
10.00am - 4.00pm
10.00am - 4.30pm
Saturday
10.00am - 4.00pm
10.00am - 4.30pm
Sunday
Closed
Closed
Online bookings terms and conditions

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MOBILITY INFORMATION

Disabled parking bays are located in the upper car park and on the lower level next to the Exhibition and Shop entrance. Pecorama is situated in a hillside environment and there are steep paths within the gardens which can be difficult to access with wheelchairs, so disabled visitors can be accompanied by a carer, who may enter free of charge. (Please book a complimentary ticket for this).

If you have any questions or we can assist in any way, please contact us. 

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Directions

Here's how you can get to Pecorama, situated in Beer on the East Devon coast

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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:

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.

Location of Pecorama

In & Around Beer

Where countryside meets coast

The picture-postcard village of Beer nestles in Lyme Bay, on the 95 mile long Jurassic Coast, England’s first natural World Heritage Site and forms part of the South West Coastal Path. The shingle beach still boasts a small fleet of working fishing boats and the surrounding picturesque white chalk cliffs provide a natural suntrap sheltering the cove from prevailing westerly winds.

Historically, the village’s main industries have always been mining for stone, fishing and farming but today the major source of income is from tourism. In fact Beer has been an important area for people to live for ages – first Neolithic man, then 2000 years ago the Romans, who planted vines here and quarried the limestone and then, being a sheltered seaside location, fishing soon became a way of life. The stone quarries consist of miles of underground tunnels, today known as Beer Quarry Caves, and has become a major tourist attraction. Legend has it that the famous smuggler Jack Rattenbury used to store his contraband in the tunnels and some may still be there, hidden away. Again, legend has it that the tunnels went from Beer Head all the way to Bovey House. Beer has been in the past famous for its lace work, being introduced by Flemish refugees escaping persecution between 1568 and 1577. This lace was some of the finest of its kind and a length was specially commissioned for the trimming to Queen Victoria’s wedding dress. Today, the art of lace work is kept alive by a few enthusiasts who practice the skill.

The limestone was commercially quarried as it was highly prized because of its workability for carving and it can be seen in cathedrals such as Exeter, Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s. Today, there are no continuous quarry workings but occasionally a few cubes are extracted for restoration purposes. Within the chalk and limestone, seams of black flint were frequent, with the consequence that this made a very good building product when napped. Examples of this work can be found in several buildings within the village, the Dolphin Hotel possibly being one of the most impressive. Another fine example is the surrounding walls of the Moon Garden at Pecorama. During the Civil War periods it was often said that if a flintlock gun had Beer flint, it was virtually guaranteed to fire, Beer flint being one of the hardest and finest in the UK.

When the opportunity arises to explore the broader locality visitors are spoilt for choice. Taking the main road out of the village eastwards you will come to Seaton and Axmouth. Although Seaton is more exposed to the elements than Beer, it has a most wonderful beach with a mile long promenade. Naturally, tourism is a very important industry to the residents. In the spring of 2016 the impressive Jurassic Coast Visitor Centre will open and definitely will be worth exploring. What is more, Seaton also has a famous Nature Reserve with several bird watching facilities, the River Axe being a natural host for many kinds of birds and small mammals. Further east there is Lyme Regis, an ancient scenic resort famous for its historic harbour, Cobb and fossiling and a landing post for the Duke of Monmouth in his famous ill-fated Rebellion. Going west you will find the majestic regency town of Sidmouth, boasting beautiful gardens, leisurely walks, fine hotels, clean beaches and friendly shops.

Contact Us

FOR ANY TICKETING QUERIES PLEASE EMAIL TICKETING@PECO.CO

For any other queries, you can get in touch in a variety of ways – use our contact form below or call us.

Information Line: +44 (0)1297 21542

Pecorama
Underleys
Beer
Devon
EX12 3NA

Pecorama@peco.co

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