Day Out

Stuart Line Cruises

Sail with Santa

Event Date: 
05/12/2020 - 11:00am to 23/12/2020 - 3:15pm
River Exe, Exeter

The family's festive favourite for over 20 years - our famously spectacular 'Sail with Santa' cruises are a fabulously joyful way to kick-start Christmas! It's 'HO, HO, HO!' and 'ALL ABOARD!' as we set sail on the calm-assured waters of the River Exe for a magical and enchanting Christmas extravaganza! Entertainment, refreshments and a hand-picked present for every child included.

Dates and times:

Saturday 5th December, 11:00, 12:00, 13:30, 14:30 & 15:30

Sunday 6th December, 11:00, 12:00, 13:30, 14:30 & 15:30

Saturday 12th December, 11:00, 12:00, 13:...

The Donkey Sanctuary Summer Fair promises to be a grand ‘bray’ out

Held at The Donkey Sanctuary’s beautiful site near Sidmouth, the Summer Fair on Sunday 12 August, is by far the sanctuary’s biggest event of the year. Promising a fun day out for the whole family, the Summer Fair features a packed programme of events including live music, trailer rides, Punch and Judy, archery, go-karting, traditional family games and bouncy castles. Plus, the chance to meet the resident donkeys! Delicious refreshments will be available throughout the day and when it’s time for some retail therapy, the shopping village will provide something for everyone from its craft and...

The Hospiscare Men’s Walk: Back for 2018

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Sat, 01/06/2018 - 6:55pm

Put your best foot forward! Don’t delay and sign up for the Men’s Walk 2018 – that’s the message from Hospiscare. The 2017 event was a sell-out success, so would-be walkers are being urged to sign up as soon as possible so as not to miss out on a place on next year’s walk.

The walk, which will take place on Saturday, 17 March in Exeter, will follow a new 7-mile route starting and ending at the Double Locks canal-side pub. To keep spirits high there will be live entertainment and refreshments along the way.

Following the walk, participants will enjoy a pint and a pasty and...

Curious About Exeter?

Event Date: 
01/01/2018 - 9:00am to 31/12/2018 - 5:00pm
Exeter City Centre, starting from Northenhay Gardens

Explore, Discover & Enjoy Exeter with Curious About Exeter

Are you curious about Exeter? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined make Exeter a fascinating place to explore!

You’ll get everything – detailed directions, maps, clues (with answers in the back!), and interesting snippets about the history of Exeter and the people that have shaped...

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

Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (23-25 September)


Made in Dagenham Friday & Saturday, Barnfield Theatre, Exeter Essex 1968. Like millions of other working women, each morning Rita O’Grady is just trying to get her husband out of bed, get the kids off to school and get to work at the factory on time. But life is about to change forever when it’s announced that the girls in the stitching room of Ford’s Dagenham car plant will have their pay grade dropped to ‘unskilled’. Quickly drawing on a strength she never knew she had, Rita...

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

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 09/01/2017 - 12:14pm

Your guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (1-3 September).


Rime Friday & Saturday, Nothcott Theatre, Exeter Exeter Northcott Theatre’s Young Company re-launches with this re-imagining of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Following a week long residency exploring the themes of Coleridge’s classic work, the young actors combine the original text with physical theatre techniques to present a version of the poem which speaks to them as 21st Century teenagers.

Not Our Turn Saturday,...

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Your guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (16-18 June):


The Railway Children Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Northcott Theatre, Exeter E. Nesbit’s classic novel The Railway Children is brought thrillingly to life in a stunning new stage production. When their father mysteriously disappears with two strangers one evening, the lives of Roberta, Peter and Phyllis are turned upside down. Forced to leave the comforts of their privileged London life in exchange for a simple existence in the depths of the Yorkshire countryside, this fractured family soon...

Friday Feeling Racing

Event Date: 
16/06/2017 - 12:15pm
Newton Abbot Racecourse

The weekend starts here!

Join us for an afternoon of Summer Jumps racing in the beautiful South West. NEW for 2017: Check out our two new Fizz Friday ticket packages at just £30pp which includes Paddock entry, fizz or a refreshing drink, a tasty treat and a racecard.

These packages are only available via our online ticket store until 5pm on Thursday 15 June.

Alternatively, Paddock Enclosure tickets are on sale now priced at £19 per person or £12 for Course Enclosure tickets. Children aged 16 and under, plus students with a valid photographic ID go FREE.


Celebrating 40 glorious years of Dartmoor Folk Festival

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:47pm

THERE will be a celebratory feel when the 40th anniversary Dartmoor Folk Festival takes place in the foothills of Dartmoor at South Zeal, near Okehampton, from Friday to Sunday, August 11, 12 and 13.

It was 40 years ago that the festival was founded by the late Bob Cann, who lived in the parish of South Zeal. He had the dream of a folk event on his doorstep that would help to revive and preserve the music, song and dance traditions of Dartmoor.

Thanks to the efforts of Bob Cann, his family and friends, and lately his descendants and a strong committee, with the support of...

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Your guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (2-4 June):


Death of a Salesman Friday & Saturday, Exeter Northcott Willy Loman is not as young as he once was, and boy is he feeling it. After half a lifetime on the road, this once successful travelling salesman is unable to keep up in a changing workplace; he’s on the brink of unemployment, and he and his wife have got bills to pay. When his drop out son Biff moves home again, Willy decides to give success one last shot. Can he prove to everyone he’s got what it takes?