• We’re delighted to confirm that we plan to open from

    Tuesday 18th May

    following the latest Government update.

    Our normal opening days will be

    Tuesday – Saturday 10am until 4pm.

    (Except Bank Holiday weekends)

     Pre-booking strongly advised as entry numbers will be limited.

    Tickets will be available on our website in early May.

    Entry will be for the Gardens, Trains, Exhibition* and Shop along with a small takeaway food and drink offering.

    Please see our Website for full details from 1st May.

    *Subject to COVID restrictions

  • 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.

  • 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

EASTER – Good Friday & Easter Saturday

15 Apr 2022 - 16 Apr 2022

Enjoy our Easter Egg hunt – solve all the clues to lead you to letters hidden around the site  – complete the word and claim your Easter Egg!

All visitors in Fancy Dress will be rewarded for their effort with a small gift……

Platinum Jubilee Steam Gala – 2nd, 3rd & 4th June

02 Jun 2022 - 04 Jun 2022

A fantastic celebration of Steam with all our BHLR Locomotives!

Trains will run all day from 10am until 3.30pm and your ticket includes UNLIMITED rides all day

Enjoy rides on all our fleet with intensive running of all the Beer Heights Light Railway locomotives – steam, diesel and electric – with demonstration goods trains and mine branch shuttle. (subject to availability)

There will be family friendly walkabout fun from ‘Entertainingly Different’ with interactive antics taking place around the gardens each day between 10.30am and 3.30pm; as well as the opportunity for young and old alike to try their hand at some circus tricks too!

Watch the grand unveiling of the new livery of the BHLR Diesel Loco ‘Jimmy’ (Thursday 2nd only)

Pre book your high tea picnic or bring your own to enjoy in our stunning gardens – or purchase refreshments on the day from one of our outlets.

Why not come dressed in your best 1950s finery to make it that extra special celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee?

We look forward to a fabulous day celebrating this huge milestone for Queen Elizabeth II.

Family friendly fun with 'Entertainingly Different'

Charity Garden Day in aid of Hospiscare – Saturday 18th June

18 June 2022

We are proud to be supporting our local Hospiscare 40 club for 2022.

Click here to see their amazing work in the community

Therefore, we are delighted to bring back our ever popular Garden Charity Day on Saturday 18th June to support this worthwhile cause. ALL ENTRY TICKET SALES for this day (less VAT) will be donated directly to them.

Tickets will include entry to the gardens, model railway exhibition and shop, refreshment areas and, of course, a train ride on our award winning Beer Height Railway. Trains will be running throughout the day and extra train rides can be purchased onsite.

The Great Circus Berzercus will also be here offering Circus Workshops to all age groups for a fee of £3.50 per person of which £1 will also be given to our Charity (Booking online essential – see in the Special Events ticketing area).

Skills being taught will include – scarf and gymnastics ribbon routine, walk the balance beam, spin a plate and do tricks, juggling, tight wire walking, Diablo, Pogo sticks and hand-held stilts (ages depending).

We look forward to welcoming you to this special day in our calendar.