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The Milky Way Adventure Park (located close to Bideford) equals extraterrestrial amounts of fun for the whole family.
There are exciting roller coasters, suitable for kids and adults: the Cosmic Typhoon banks, twists and turns its way around the track and offers a spectacular view of the North Devon coastline.
Seekers who are too little to ride, there is also the Big Apple coaster: it is a little easier on the stomach. There’s a galactic adventure in the Clone Zone: you have to fight off aliens as you ride the suspended roller coaster which flies you back to earth.
Of course there’s your trusted dodgems track and a classic loc: relax and do a little sightseeing on the Milky Way Railway.
If skies aren’t clear when you visit, there’s hours more fun indoors. Adults will enjoy the big slides (including one with a 20-foot drop in Time Warp) just as much as kids!
For the less brave there’s a slide which drops into a ball pool. Additionally, there are two play areas specifically for toddlers.
Toddler Town sits right next to Time Warp, so you can take a breather and keep an eye on both the bigger and the smaller kids. For more information, visit the website of Milky Way Theme Park.
The Milky Way, a family-based theme park attraction near Clovelly in north Devon, England. It was built and operated by enthusiast volunteers working to revive the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway–a nearby historical line running through Exmoor.
Built to the same rail gauge – 1 ft 11 1⁄2 in (597 mm) – as the L&B, but with a considerably smaller loading gauge, the ride made significant contributions to the finances, skills and expertise of the L&B and was substantially extended and improved during 2003/2004.
So they could concentrate on operating at Woody Bay the L&B sold their share in the Lynbarn operation to the owners of the Milky Way, who now operate the ride along with the other attractions.
The “Lynbarn” uses three coaches that were part of a lot bought by the L&B and formerly based at Thorpe Park in Surrey. Four other coaches have been fully rebuilt, and are now carrying passengers at Woody Bay. There are also a number of service wagons, used for maintaining the track.
Motive power was provided by two steam outline diesel locomotives. One of these, Parracombe, was built by Baguley in 1947 for the line at Butlins, Clacton. A scene from that period featured in the closing sequences of a popular TV series Hi-de-Hi! (1979-1987). This loco was transferred to the Groudle Glen Railway in 2007.
Address: Downland Farm-EX395RY Bideford, Devon
Telephone number: 01237431255
Milky Way Theme Park opening hours
Milky Way Adventure Park is opened the year round. Opening times vary per season. Check the website before you visit!