Leisure East Devon run sports and leisure activities on behalf of the council. They have centres in Axminster, Colyton, Sidmouth, Broadclyst, Exmouth, Honiton, Ottery St Mary and Seaton.


The Thelma Hulbert Gallery is an award-winning public art gallery in Honiton, Devon which is owned and managed by East Devon District Council.

Honiton Bottom Community Nature Reserve – grassland with a natural play area, bordered by a stream, this site  just one mile from the town centre, supports a wide range of common plants and wild creatures.

Knapp Copse Local Nature Reserve, about one kilometre from the Hare and Hounds pub at Putts Corner, is a perfect mix of woodland, meadows, a stream and spectacular views set in a hidden valley in the heart of East Devon. Part of the East Devon Way footpath runs through this nature reserve.


The Manor Pavilion Theatre is owned and managed by East Devon District Council and is a beautiful, very popular theatre situated in the heart of Sidmouth.

The Donkey Sanctuary is open 365 days a year from 9am to dusk, with free parking and admission and over the past 45 years, they've made a profound difference to the lives of donkeys and people all over the world.

Connaught Gardens is an East Devon District Council owned garden, looking out over the sea and along the coastline.

Delderfield Community Nature Reserve is a peaceful wildflower meadow on Peak Hill Road, perfect for a picnic, with breathtaking views over Sidmouth and across the bay to Portland on a clear day.

Fire Beacon Hill Local Nature Reserve is an area of lowland heath above Sidbury, which offers a bird's eye view of the surrounding countryside and coast. A perfect place to discover Stonechats, Nightjars, Yellowhammers and Grayling butterflies.

The Knapp Community Nature Reserve is a green space on Station Road in Sidmouth with a meadow, woods and an orchard – there are views of the surrounding countryside and across to the sea.


The Exmouth Pavilion is an LED-run facility, with an array of shows and performers as well as a bar and cafe.

Manor Gardens is an East Devon District Council owned garden, with a bandstand for a variety of music performances as well as the Bumble and Bee cafe.

Exmouth Local Nature Reserve is a huge area of tidal sands and mud flats at the western end of the town, attracting thousands of birds from the freezing Arctic every autumn – an impressive natural spectacle.

The Maer Local Nature Reserve at the eastern end of the Esplanade is ideal for a quiet stroll just away from the busy sea front; this sandy site provides a secret haven for all sorts of wildlife.


Holyford Woods near Colyford is a tranquil woodland teeming with wildlife, tucked away in a beautiful valley - ideal for a family outing. Parking at the top of Seaton Down Hill.

At Seaton Wetlands you will find 4km of level trails and boardwalk through beautiful marshland and reed beds alongside the river Axe, home to an abundance of wildlife. There are five bird hides across the site, and toilets at the northern end of the site – parking through Seaton cemetery.

Seaton Gateway  is managed by Seatons Voice and has been transformed into a vibrant and much-used community asset.

The Seaton Tramway is perfect for a family day out, travelling along three miles of unspoilt countryside along the Axe Valley.

Ottery St Mary

Escot House is set in 220 acres of stunning private parkland in East Devon and offers a unique experience and great family day out.


The Axe Valley Wildlife Park is situated in the beautiful Axe Valley and is a great family experience, with the chance to see a variety of birds and mammals.

Trinity Hill Local Nature Reserve is quiet oasis of lowland heath in the midst of conifer plantations, criss-crossed by a network of footpaths. From here there are lovely views across the Axe Valley towards Axminster.