Day Out

Dunsford Show and Horse Show 2016

Event Date: 
02/07/2016 - 12:00pm to 5:30pm
Just before Steps Bridge on the B3212 Exeter to Moretonhampstead Road

This years Dunsford Show is a great country family event.

Entertainment includes Dog and Duck herding, Somerset Red Arrows Majorettes, demonstrations from Dunsford Taekwando, and Dunsford Primary School with music from the Lympstone Training Band and Samba Roc.

The Horse Show begins at 9.30am with a variety of classes. Please visit the website or facebook page for details.

There will also be a Dog Show, terrier racing, Kyrton Archers, a variety of stalls, BBQ, beer tent, cream teas, bouncy castle,and a fantastic prize draw. £6 per family or £2.50 per adult and 50p...

Your guide to What's On this weekend

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


This Land Friday & Saturday, Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter How far down do you own the land you stand on? Bea and Joseph are re-kindling their love. But, with the arrival of a fracking company ready to dig, the village where they live is falling apart. Through the lives of a young couple, This Land tells a story of community, belonging and the ground beneath our feet. What does the place where you live mean to you? What happens when someone else comes along and stakes their claim? Tickets: £10 (£8...

Exeter Cathedral Spring Fair

Event Date: 
10/03/2016 - 10:30am to 4:00pm
Exeter Cathedral

Come and join us for a day of Spring time shopping set within the beautiful medieval Nave of the Cathedral.

A great array of stalls selling a broad range of gifts and goodies will be there for your browsing and enjoyment. Get some friends together and make a day of it! Specialists from Bonhams (who are kindly sponsoring the event) will be on hand throughout the day offering a free valuation service, so bring along your pictures and other objects.

Bonhams Ticket information Tickets, which include entry to the Cathedral for the day, are priced at £7.50 per person or £10 to...

Curious About Exeter

Event Date: 
30/06/2016 - 9:00am to 31/12/2017 - 6:00pm
Exeter City Centre, starting from Northenhay Gardens

Are you curious about Exeter? Looking for an 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 unique and compelling city!

You’ll get everything – detailed directions, maps, clues (with answers in the back!), and salty stories about Exeter's history.

Enjoy being curious!

Student Life #9

You arrive at the University of Exeter and there’s one trip everyone wants to make as soon as possible – a day out in Exmouth. However, trust me when I say that there’s a better beach to visit.

Yes, okay, one of the main reasons I chose Exeter was so I would be in closer proximity to the sea. I’d lived eighteen long years of my life in landlocked Birmingham and had been teased by family holidays and my time spent in Bangor, Northern Ireland, to live closer to the waves. They’re just so peaceful and pretty and… You get the idea.

Whether your find the sea as magical as I do,...

Be a Chorister for a day

Event Date: 
28/11/2015 - 9:00am
Exeter Cathedral

Saturday 28th November 2015

Following previous successful Chorister Open Days, Exeter Cathedral is hosting a similar opportunity for children on Saturday 28th November 2015. This is open to boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 9 who enjoy singing. It is a great chance for young people to be encouraged and coached by professional musicians in an inspirational setting.

The children will have a great time with the current choristers, rehearsing and then singing with them in the Cathedral. In addition they will have a special opportunity to take part in the annual...

Epic Egyptians

Event Date: 
31/10/2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Exeter Cathedral

Saturday 31st October, 10.00-12.00

Come along to explore the fascinating and gruesome parts of history.Travel back in time to a different period of history every week with themed crafts, costumes, and horrible history facts!

This week our theme is EPIC EGYPTIANS. What made the Egyptians so epic? Come and find out! Find out about the gruesome process of mummification and make your own mummy. Plus have a go at making a cartouche and writing in hieroglyphs

Suitable for ages 6-12 (children can be left and collected at the end of the session).

Booking information...

The weekend starts here! What's on

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 09/10/2015 - 10:09pm

Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (11-13 September)


The Quiet Compere Saturday, 7pm, Exeter Phoenix A feast of words, this national poetry tour hosted by Sarah Dixon sees ten poets perform for ten minutes each. Tickets £4.

Open air theatre: Into the Light Friday & Saturday, 7.45pm, Buckfast Abbey Into the Light is a thought-provoking and beautifully written piece that will be performed at Buckfast Abbey from 7th -12th September by Unleashed Theatre Company. Based on St John’s Gospel, it...

Fun all at Hospiscare fete in Exeter

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Sun, 08/30/2015 - 10:03am

Support your local hospice by coming along to our Hospiscare Fete on Saturday September 5, 1pm to 5pm, on the lawn outside Wonford Hospital in Dryden Road, Exeter.

We've got a BBQ, afternoon tea, bouncy castle, face painting, crafts, toys, books, gifts and lots of games and a display of birds of prey.

Our Hospiscare complementary therapy team will be giving massages.

Glynis Atherton, Hospiscare chief executive, said: "It’s wonderful to see the ward staff coming together to put on this event.

"They have brought everyone together and shown real passion and...

Break up the working week with an afternoon of racing

Event Date: 
12/08/2015 - 12:15pm
Newton Abbot Racecourse

Countdown to the weekend and enjoy a thrilling afternoon of summer jumps racing at Newton Abbot Racecourse on Wednesday 12th August.

Racing starts at 14:10 and gates open at 12:10. The last race will be at 17:20.

The Family Enclosure will be open, providing garden games and inflatables for children to enjoy while parents can enjoy a great view of the track from the centre of the course.

Tickets can be bought online until 17:00 on Tuesday 11th August. There will also be tickets available to buy at the gates on the day.

Tickets are priced at £18 for the...