• Pecorama will be fully open for the main season, including the railway from Saturday 21st March

    SHOP and EXHIBITION 

    Open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm

    GARDEN ROOM RESTAURANT and INDOOR PLAY AREA

    Open every day during February half term 10am to 5pm – Tickets can be purchased from the Garden Room

    Please see our Opening Times page for information on prices

    ORION PULLMAN – IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE WINTER

    We regret that currently no dogs are allowed within the grounds and facilities at Pecorama, with the exception of Guide Dogs and Assistance Dogs only. BUT…. from Saturday 21st March we will be dog friendly!!!! With some areas such as the restaurant only available to assistance dogs. If you need any further information regarding dogs, please give us a call.

     

     

  • 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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    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

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Special Events 2020

February Half Term

15 Feb 2020 - 23 Feb 2020

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.

Buy one meal and get the second half price on our popular winter meal deal! 

The Model Shop and Exhibition will also be open Monday to Saturday (Closed Sundays)

On Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd 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

https://www.pecorama.co.uk/plan-your-visit/?subpage=opening-times

Andeer Line Model Railway Operating Sessions

22 Feb 2020 - 23 Feb 2020

The Andeer Line Returns to Pecorama...

The Andeer line will return on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd February for another operating session between 10am-5pm in the Station Gallery.

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 the Standard Winter Price Adults £2.00 Children £6.00 (3-12yrs) Includes entry to the Model Railway Exhibition (Saturday Only) plus the children’s indoor soft play area. The Garden Room Restaurant will be open serving delicious hot and cold meals. Sunday Roasts 12 noon – 2.30pm

 

 

Summer Season 2020

21 Mar 2020 - 01 Nov 2020

Saturday 21st March marks the start of the 2020 summer season! The Beer Heights Light Railway will ‘steam up’ once again to run through until Sunday 1st November.

In addition, the site including the PECO Model Shop & Exhibition, Gardens, Play Station indoor play area and Garden Room Restaurant will open daily.

Mothering Sunday – FREE Entry for all Mums!

22 March 2020

Treat your Special Mum this Mothering Sunday!

What better way to celebrate Mothering Sunday with a roast lunch with Prosecco, Sunday Afternoon Tea or High Tea in the Orion Pullman Carriage.

Roast lunches can be with or without Prosecco. Roast pork, Roast Turkey or Roast Gammon with all the trimmings. A vegetarian option  of either Leek & Cheese Tart or Aubergine Parmigana. All served with roast potatoes, yorkshire puddings, red cabbage, carrots, broccoli and cauliflower cheese – delicious!

  • Two courses with Prosecco £15.00 – One course £12.50
  • Two courses without £13.00 – One Course £10.00

Or

Afternoon tea in the Garden Room £12.50 and includes a glass of Prosecco

Alternatively why not celebrate in style in our beautiful Orion Pullman Carriage with an afternoon High Tea

A selection of sandwiches and savoury pastries, a variety of dainty cakes, petit fours and scones with Devonshire Clotted Cream and Jam. A choice of tea or coffee plus a glass of Prosecco – £20.00 (orders must be pre-booked by Wednesday 18th March)

All Mum’s eating main meals or enjoying afternoon tea with us will also receive a complimentary mothers day gift!

Please note: All mum’s enter FREE of Charge, online tickets are not available, please collect your day pass from our main ticket office when you arrive.

Railway Modelling Course

31 Mar 2020 - 16 Sep 2020

A practical introduction to the core aspects of railway modelling, with expert tuition from our very own in-house modellers

The course will start with a private guided tour of the Pecorama Model Railway Exhibition to illustrate many of the techniques that will be taught. Much of the course will be hands-on, with your tutors assisting and advising you on each aspect.

Over the duration of the course each student will learn how to model their own section of baseboard, which can be taken home at the end of the course.

£225 per person (Price includes all refreshments for the day)

Tuesday 31st March & Wednesday 1st April – Trackwork and Electrics

Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th April – Scenery

Tuesday 5th & Wednesday 6th May – Scenery

Tuesday 8th & Wednesday 9th September  – Trackwork and Electrics

Tuesday 15th & Wednesday 16th September – Trackwork and Electrics

Please note there are limited spaces available and booking is essential. For more information or to book, please call Andrew Beard on 01297 21542

Driver Experience Courses 2020

01 Apr 2020 - 31 Oct 2020

The smaller, friendly railway with the full engineman's experience

The perfect gift idea!

A great opportunity to enjoy the thrill of preparing, firing and driving a steam locomotive, on the award-winning Beer Heights Light Railway, our mile-long scenic, fully signaled narrow gauge railway at Pecorama, in glorious Devon.

Our Steam Locomotive Driver Experience Courses offer you the chance to have the footplate all to yourself, whilst benefiting from expert tuition and supervision from our highly experienced staff.

Participants are welcome to bring up to two guests who will benefit from entry to Pecorama. This includes the Model Railway Exhibition, Glorious Gardens with stunning views over Lyme Bay and unlimited rides on the Beer Heights Light Railway. All inclusive cost of £220.00

Price includes all refreshments throughout the day and a personalised certificate to commemorate your day as a driver.

Now taking bookings for 2020! Please telephone 01297 21542 for specific dates and to book or email pecorama@pecobeer.co.uk

 

Egg-stra-special Easter Weekend

10 Apr 2020 - 13 Apr 2020

Enjoy plenty of entertainment this Easter...

Easter Fun at Pecorama!

Come and join us for an Egg-stra-special Easter Weekend of Fun. Entertainingly Different’s Rob Pudner makes his first visit of the season on Good Friday and Easter Sunday, joined by the Easter Bunny for shows at 11.45am or 2.30pm or during their walkabout.

Songs, stories and some Spring silliness is the order of the day as Rob brings his inimitable style of entertainment, which will leave you with a smile on your face, a spring in your step and songs in your head that you’ll be humming long after your visit to Pecorama. We can almost guarantee you’ll be back for more!

The Magical World of Ozzy D will be joining us on Easter Monday. Ozzy, a talented magician and experienced entertainer will add fun, laughter and enjoyment to your afternoon at the top spot from 2.30pm

Join our Easter egg hunt – see if you can spot all the hidden eggs from the train to collect a prize!

Enjoy scrumptious Easter Treats in the Garden room restaurant or freshly baked pizza at the junction or a fantastic Sunday roast on Easter Sunday.

Bank Holiday VE Day Celebrations

08 May 2020

Join us for our day of celebration here at Pecorama on Bank Holiday Friday.

At 2.30 pm join Entertainingly Different’s Rob Pudner and Singer-Songwriter Georgia Omarah for a 75 minute long VE Day commemoration packed with songs, poetry and a good old singalong with plenty of flag waving of course!

A picnic tea is available to purchase so you can sit in the marquee, wave your flags and singalong. China tea cups, large tables and fun is the order of the day. Fancy dress optional! (limited table space so book your picnic in advance with us – details to be advised). If you want to just listen and join in with the fun, there will be standing areas and some alternative seating available.

Our Garden Room Restaurant will be serving great food (as always) with a wartime twist, Georgia will also be singing a couple of sets to entertain while you eat. Rob will be doing a walkabout to keep you in the mood – you may even join him on one of our steam trains!

The Model railway exhibition, Model shop, gardens, trains and much more will all be open for you to enjoy from 10am

Classic and Vintage Vehicle Rally

24 May 2020

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.

Once again we anticipate this being hugely successful event and a potential need to limit numbers, we therefore suggest exhibitors register as soon as possible.

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

Children’s Art Weekend

06 Jun 2020 - 07 Jun 2020

Children’s Art Week is a UK-wide programme of events that gives children and young people the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of art activities.

We are holding a variety of events over the weekend  for all ages including paint your own Father’s Day Card, Food art, Colour wheels and much more. Adult participation is welcome with all the children. Come along and join in the Fun!

Summer Steam Spectacular

13 Jun 2020 - 14 Jun 2020

New for 2020! ~ The Pecorama Summer Steam Spectacular Event

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th June promises to be a hit with both visitors and enthusiasts!

Providing an intensive train service on the Railway in addition to the normal passenger service. There will be extra and unusual trains, demonstration “goods” trains plus a shuttle to Wildway. Many trains will be “double-headed”.

In addition, there will be a number of visiting scale traction engines in operation.

Father’s Day – Dad’s Go Free!

21 June 2020

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

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

Please note: Tickets for Father’s Day cannot be purchased online 

Join us at the Pecorama ‘Top Spot’ for some family fun and all round entertainment with Spangles the Clown from 2.30pm

Get the kids to help you on your Dads Treasure Hunt around the grounds . Ride on the train, visit the Model Railway Exhibition and shop and get treated by your loved ones to a sumptuous lunch in our Garden Room Restaurant or dine alfresco with a Pizza at the Junction, and if that’s not enough, why not challenge the family to a round of crazy golf!

Kit Construction Days*

28 Jul 2020 - 25 Aug 2020

Tuesdays Only – Two sessions per day at 11am & 2pm (nominal charge for kits applies)

Every Tuesday between the 28th July and 25th 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.

Vicky Morgan – Art Exhibition

31 Jul 2020 - 03 Aug 2020

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.

The Exhibition will run from Friday 31st July (PM) until Monday 3rd August (AM)

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

It’s Loco Week!

24 Aug 2020 - 31 Aug 2020

From Monday 24th until 31st August Loco week takes off with once again all of our resident engines in service, plus guest engines from around the country, all combining 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.

Experience fabulous food from our local region. Eat alfresco from the Junction whilst enjoying the beautiful views of the Jurassic Coast!

Savour some of our scrumptious Devon cream teas and other great homemade food in our Garden Room Restaurant.

Sit and enjoy afternoon entertainment (excludes Friday and Saturday), stroll around the Model Railway Exhibition, buy souvenirs in the shop and enjoy wandering through our stunning gardens.