Activities

Council announces even more free holiday activities and meals for this Summer

Children from across Devon aged 5 to 16, who are eligible for benefit-related free school meals, are invited to take up an action-packed Summer holiday this year, as part of Devon County Council’s government-funded Holiday Activities and Food programme.

The programme is to provide free physical activities and healthy, nutritional, hot meals during school holidays, and the council has again joined up with activity providers to arrange the activities across Devon.

During the Easter holidays, more than 5,000 young people eligible for benefit-related free school meals took...

Free holiday time activities and meals this Easter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 04/11/2022 - 4:37pm

Hundreds of children across Devon aged 5 to 16, who are eligible for benefit-related free school meals, begin an action-packed Easter holiday this week, as part of Devon County Council's government-funded Holiday Activities and Food programme.

The programme is to provide free activities and healthy meals during school holidays, and the council has joined up with activity providers to arrange the activities across Devon.

And with a very wide range of activities on offer, organisers say that that young people are in for a treat this Easter.

Activities include a...

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:46am

Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (15-17 June):

THEATRE

Ugly Duckling Saturday, Exeter Northcott Ugly Duckling is lonely and fed-up, ignored by those around her who think she is too ugly to fit in. She tries to make friends with fellow ducklings as well as with frogs, cats and even a fox, but realising she is not like any of these animals, she is left sad and alone. Follow the duckling on her journey as she overcomes her troubles and realises that she was beautiful all along.Retelling the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, Ugly...

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (8-10 December).

THEATRE

Dick Whittington Exeter Northcott Theatre With his faithful Puss by his side Dick leaves his Exeter home for the bright lights of London in search of fame and fortune. Follow his adventures as he reaches the big city and travels the high seas. Will Dick find his fortune? Can he and Puss defeat the evil villain King Rat and return home triumphant? Expect plenty of audience participation, live music, magic, mayhem and lots of laughter – the perfect recipe for a family Christmas panto...

Your guide to What's On in and around Exeter this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 09/06/2017 - 12:22pm

Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (8-10 September)

THEATRE

Phantom of the Opera Friday & Saturday, Barnfield Theatre, Exeter Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legendary musical is given a sumptuous new production by Exeter’s Stage by Stage. 7.30pm nightly plus 2.30pm Saturday matinee. www.barnfieldtheatre.org.uk

Sidmouth Play Festival Friday & Saturday, 8pm, Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth Hobson's Choice by Harold Brighouse. Tickets: Adults £17/£16, under 16s £8. Box office: 01395 514 413 . www.manorpavilion.com

An Audience...

RSPB - East Devon Heath Week 2017

Event Date: 
24/07/2017 - 12:00am to 28/07/2017 - 12:00am
Venue: 
RSPB Aylesbeare Common, Exmouth Road, Aylesbeare, Devon, EX5 2JS

Pond dipping and tractor ride at Aylesbeare Common

Monday 24 July: 10am-11.30am; Noon-1.30 pm; 2pm-3.30pm

Friday 28 July: 11am-12.30pm.

Child £3 (must be accompanied by adult). No charge for adult accompanying child.

Venn Ottery nature reserve's Open Day - Monday 24 July

Time: 2pm-4pm

Price: Free, donations welcomed.

Heath and Quarry walks - Thursday 27 July

Time: 10am-noon; 2pm-4 pm Price: Free, donations welcomed.

Darties at Dawn - Friday 28 July

Time: 6.30am-9am

Price: Adult member £8, non-member...

AVDCS family explorer day at Bruckland Lakes

Event Date: 
18/08/2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Venue: 
Bruckland Farm Reserve, Musbury, Nr Axminster, EX13 8ST

An afternoon of outdoor fun!

Join the Axe Vale and District Conservation Society and the East Devon Education Ranger for an afternoon of outdoor fun!

Explore this site near to Axminster!

Find out about the wildlife that lives there and get creative with natural crafts.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

More info: http://eastdevon.gov.uk/countryside/countryside-events/august-2017/avdcs...

A Marvelous day on the Maer

Event Date: 
04/08/2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Venue: 
The Maer, Maer Road, Exmouth, EX8 2DB

Come along to the Maer Local Nature Reserve and get creative!

A day packed with crafts and wildlife activities by the seaside with the Countryside rangers, Clinton Devon Estates, RSPB and more!

Small charge/ donations for some activities.

More info: http://eastdevon.gov.uk/countryside/countryside-events/august-2017/a-mar...

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 04/06/2017 - 5:25pm

Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (7-9 April).

THEATRE

La Traviata Friday & Saturday, Northcott Theatre, Exeter Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose present their critically acclaimed new English version of La Traviata. Set in Atlantic City, USA, during the 1920s prohibition era of speakeasies and bootlegging, this is the story of Violetta, a so-called ‘fallen woman’ who sacrifices here own happiness for the sake of her lover’s family and future. https://exeternorthcott.co.uk

The 38th Exmouth Amateur Festival of One Act Plays...

Easter egg hunt at 'The Lookout', RSPB Bowling Green nature reserve

Event Date: 
14/04/2017 - 11:00am to 17/04/2017 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
RSPB Bowling Green Marsh, Bowling Green Rd, Topsham EX3 0BG

Friday 14 April to Monday 17 April 11 am-1 pm; 2 pm-4 pm Price: £1.50 per Child - bring an adult for free

Keep the children entertained during the Easter break. Hop along to 'The Lookout' at our revamped hide at Bowling Green for an Easter Egg Hunt.

The Easter Bunny has hidden clues around our Bowling Green Marsh nature reserve and we need your help to answer all his questions and - you could win some Easter chocolate!

To join in with the spring madness just visit 'The Lookout' for a handy clue sheet and off you go! Once the conundrum has been solved, every child...

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