• OPENING TIMES

    SHOP and EXHIBITION

    Mon – Friday 10am – 5pm

    Saturday 10am – 1pm

     

    PLAY STATION

    Open Wednesday to Sunday

    10am – 5.30pm

     

     

    ORION PULLMAN

    Now Closed until Easter

     

    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

Winter Opening Hours

01 Nov 2017 - 25 Mar 2018

All Weather Fun - Play Station indoor play area and Model Railway Exhibition

From November 2017 to Easter 2018 the Beer Heights Light Railway will close along with the Gardens and their facilities.

The Play Station indoor play area will remain open along with the Garden Room Restaurant for all-weather fun, refreshments and of course, birthday parties! The Model Railway Exhibition and PECO Model Shop will also remain open during these winter months.

Click here to see our ‘Opening Times’ page for information on winter opening hours.

Winter Prices for 2017/2018


Model Railway Exhibition
Play Station Soft Play Area
Over 16
£3.00
FREE
Under 16
£2.00 (Under 3 FREE)
£6.00 (aged 3-12), £4.00 (under 3)

Please note that all visitors under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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.

Easter Weekend of Entertainment

30 Mar 2018 - 02 Apr 2018

Enjoy great entertainment with the daily show from 2.30pm in the Station Gallery

Day
Date
Entertainer
Friday
30th March
TBC
Saturday
31st March
TBC
Sunday
1st April
TBC
Monday
2nd April
TBC

Easter Holiday Pantomine

06 Apr 2018 - 08 Apr 2018

Jack and the Beanstalk performed by The City of Light Theatre Group.

 

PECO Pirate Day*

15 April 2018

'Piratical Performances’, songs and sea shanties, and a Pirate fancy dress competition!

Ahoy me Shipmates! An exciting day of Pirate fun with a treat for all children that visit in Fancy Dress.

Join Honiton Community Theatre Company as the Pirates of PECO take over the gardens for the day. Set sail on the good ship Pecorama as the pirates pillage and perform around the park for your amusement. See Blackbeard, Captain Hook and other famous pirates with their hapless crew as mayhem is wrought and havoc sought to deliver the good folks of Beer a jolly fun day.

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

 

Vicky Morgan – Art Exhibition*

25 May 2018 - 30 May 2018

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.

Classic and Vintage Vehicle Rally*

27 May 2018

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.

Show Time at the Top Spot Marquee from 2.30pm. Entertainer TBC

Due to a change in car parking arrangements for 2018 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.

Father’s Day

17 June 2018

Dads enter Pecorama free of charge for Father's Day when accompanied by their children!

On arrival, please go down to our Main Ticket Office, where Dads will be issued a complimentary Standard Ticket when accompanied by their children.

Entertainment at the Top Spot Marquee at 2.30pm. Entertainer TBC

Theatre In The Garden

30 June 2018

Join us for an evening performance of a family favourite, “Goodnight Mr Tom”, by The Inn Theatre Company – A Theatre Hub Production. Gates will reopen at 6.30pm with the show starting at 7.30pm and finishing at approximately 10.00pm with a short interval. The Garden Room Restaurant will be open during these times for light refreshments. Alternatively, bring your own picnic!

 

Advanced booking is strongly advised due to limited ticket numbers.

Ticket
Adults
Children
On the Gate
£16.70
£14.70
Online / Advanced
£15.00
£13.25
Further Discount available for Members

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: search for “Friends of the Inn Theatre Company”.

Teddy Mac Day

29 July 2018

Join Teddy Mac on his adventures with author Margaret Edmonds!

Margaret Edmonds, author of the Teddy Mac Adventures book series, will be hosting storytelling and book signing sessions throughout day.

Children who bring their own Teddy Bear on Teddy Mac Day will get a special treat in the Garden Room Restaurant! We’ll also have the ever-popular Teddy Mac Quest running. A prize will be given by Margaret to children who find all the Teddy Mac cards hidden around the site!

Spangles the Clown will be performing up at the Top Spot Marquee at 2.30pm

Teddy Mac is our very own railway bear – his Adventures are exclusive to Pecorama. The books are available to purchase in the PECO Model Shop, the Play Station and online – see the link below.

Footage from 2016's Teddy Mac Day

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

03 Aug 2018 - 19 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).

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.

 

 

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.

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!