Days out

Your essential guide to Easter family fun

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 04/09/2015 - 4:59pm

From Easter egg hunts to eggtastic activities, there's loads going on in and around Exeter to keep the family entertained this Easter...

Daily, until 12 April:

Families set to flock to Newton Abbot for popular Easter fixture

Authored by ActuateMarketing
Posted: Mon, 03/30/2015 - 9:26am

After a hugely successful season opener, Newton Abbot Racecourse is expecting bumper crowds at their second fixture of the season on Easter Saturday 4th April.

As one of the most popular fixtures of the season for families, the racecourse will again be welcoming the first 200 children through the gates with a free chocolate Easter egg to celebrate the extended weekend.

Killerton classic car day

Event Date: 
17/05/2015 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Killerton, Broadclyst, Exeter

Admire a huge variety of classic cars on display in the historic parkland. Enjoy live music, delicious food, bouncy castles and visit lots of stalls. A fun day out for all the family.

If you'd like to exhibit your classic car, drop us a line:

Normal admission fees apply. Visit

Season opener looms for Newton Abbot

Authored by ActuateMarketing
Posted: Wed, 03/18/2015 - 4:46pm

Hot on the heels of the Cheltenham Festival, jumps racing is set to return to Newton Abbot Racecourse on Wednesday 25th March as the racecourse make their final preparations for the start of the new season.

Following a five month winter break, the course is promising an improved experience for all with the unveiling of a number of developments at the course over the winter for the benefit of racegoers, owners, trainers and jockeys.

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 02/19/2015 - 4:05pm

Your guide to the best music, events and activities taking place in and around Exeter this weekend.


Silverton Hunt Point to Point Steeplechase

Event Date: 
18/01/2015 - 12:00pm
Black Forest Lodge, Mamhead, Exeter, Devon EX6 8HR

The eagerly awaited Silverton Hunt Point to Point takes place on Sunday January 18th at Black Forest Lodge, Kenton near Exeter off the A380 starting at 12 noon with the first race.

Entrance is £10 a head, maximum £30 per car and children free.

For more information, visit

Celebrate the end of the racing season

Event Date: 
10/10/2014 - 12:15pm
Newton Abbot Racecourse

Celebrate the end of a great summer of racing and join Newton Abbot Racecourse for their last fixture of the year on Friday 10th October.

The gates will open at 12:20pm and the first race will be at 2:20pm. The last race is at 5:30pm.

Tickets are available to buy online until 5pm on Thursday 9th October. Tickets are priced at £18 for the Paddock Enclosure and £12 for the Course Enclosure. Tickets will be available to buy at the gate on the day.

An afternoon of racing

Event Date: 
19/09/2014 - 12:15pm
Newton Abbot Racecourse

Visit Newton Abbot Racecourse on Friday 19th September and enjoy an afternoon at the races.

Racing starts at 2:15pm and gates open at 12:15pm.

Tickets for the afternoon can be bought online until 5pm on Thursday 18th September. There will also be the chance to buy tickets at the gates on the day.

Tickets cost £18 for the Paddock Enclosure and £12 for the Course Enclosure. Children aged 16 and under and students with a valid photographic student ID / NUS card can enjoy free entry.

Sky dive record attempt fun day

Authored by Westpoint Exeter
Posted: Wed, 09/03/2014 - 11:19am

Devon- and Cornwall-based charity, Pete’s Dragons is set to embark on its biggest fund raising event yet  - a record of 60 sky dives from 15,000 feet and falling at around 135mph -  raising money for Cornwall Search & Rescue and The Samaritans.

But to get these adrenaline junkies as far as Dunkerswell Aerodrome, they need to raise vital funds to get the campaign kick-started.  Hoping to raise the cash needed, volunteers are holding a Family Fun Day and Dog Show at Westpoint Exeter on 6th September, welcoming the public for a day of entertainment for all ages.

Westpoint Exeter reveals winning charities

Authored by Westpoint Exeter
Posted: Fri, 08/29/2014 - 4:11pm

As Westpoint Exeter celebrates its 25th year it reveals the lucky winners of its free charity event giveaway at a birthday tea party held at the venue’s Wadsworth Pavilion.