On a sunny Sunday in August Nathan and I went to Dawlish in Devon for a spot of crazy golf. It was super hot but not too busy and we had a good yet competitive round of golf!

Black Swans

Dawlish is famous for its black swans – something I have never seen before! Quite the site, especially as we didn’t see any white ones like we are used to!

Dawlish, Devon

Dawlish, Devon

Dawlish, Devon

Dawlish is such a lovely little town to walk through. You can wander along the river watching the swans and it feels really green and luscious.

Dawlish, Devon

Dawlish, Devon

Dawlish, Devon

I loved all the flowers along the river and the pretty lights too – I bet it looks nice all lit up at night.

Dawlish, Devon

Dawlish, Devon

Dawlish, Devon

Safari Adventure Golf

After our gentle stroll along the river, it was time for a round of golf at the Dawlish Safari Adventure Golf course. The course was themed with safari animals which were dotted around the course.

Dawlish Adventure Golf, Devon

Dawlish Adventure Golf, Devon

Dawlish Adventure Golf, Devon

Dawlish Adventure Golf, Devon

I like the fact that in amongst the safari animals there are the famous Dawlish black swans too!

Dawlish Adventure Golf, Devon

Dawlish Adventure Golf, Devon

Dawlish Adventure Golf, Devon

Dawlish Adventure Golf, Devon

It was quite busy on the course meaning we had to wait a while between the holes but it was super sunny and warm so we didn’t mind too much!

Dawlish Adventure Golf, Devon

Dawlish Adventure Golf, Devon

Dawlish Adventure Golf, Devon

The course is home to this giant gorilla statue that actually made the local papers when first placed there due to it being an obstruction to the local neighbours. It is quite funny reading all the newspaper articles detailing the complaints about it invading their privacy

Dawlish Adventure Golf, Devon

Dawlish Adventure Golf, Devon

Dawlish Adventure Golf, Devon

Dawlish Adventure Golf, Devon

After all the competition (and Nathan beating me.. again) we had some lunch in one of the local cafes. We had fish finger sandwiches and chips and sat outside enjoying the sun.

Orange Elephant Ice Cream Parlour

On our way back home we stopped off for a cheek ice cream at the Orange Elephant Ice Cream Parlour at Taverners Farm. There were so many choices of delicious homemade ice cream it was hard to decide what we wanted.

Orange Elephant Ice Cream Parlour, Exeter
Orange Elephant Ice Cream Parlour, Exeter

The ice cream parlour has won many awards for their ice cream so it’s certainly the place to go!

Orange Elephant Ice Cream Parlour, Exeter

Nathan is clearly enjoying his ice cream a little too much here! It as so hot it melted fast! The parlour is not far from Exeter so I think we will certainly be back next summer!

Orange Elephant Ice Cream Parlour, Exeter

I went for kiwi and peach in the end as I fancied something fruity. They were really nice although I feel I could have gone for some stronger flavours as they didn’t taste that strong! I can’t say I’ve ever had kiwi or peach flavoured ice cream before so that was a first!

Orange Elephant Ice Cream Parlour, Exeter

We had a lovely day out in Dawlish and at the ice cream parlour. I feel like a round of crazy golf, some shine and ice cream is the perfect way to spend a Sunday for Nathan and me!

If you like the sound of visiting Dawlish then be sure to check out my next post all about Dawlish Warren Beach.

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