Half-term craft making days: Fearsome Feasts

Event Date: 
25/10/2018 - 10:30am to 26/10/2018 - 4:00pm
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF

This half term, join us at the Devon Guild Craft centre on 25th and 26th October for free family fun!.

Become a crafty cook at our free making days with activities for all ages, based on the current exhibition, 'Plate Up'. Have fun modelling faux food for a spooky banquet… it may look good enough to eat - but don’t dare try it! Materials provided, donations welcomed. Under 12’s supervised please.  Part of the Family Arts and Family Learning Festival.

10.30am-12.30 & 1.30-4pm both days.

FREE, drop-in. No need to book.


Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 09/03/2018 - 5:12pm

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


Branscombe Harvest Fair 2018

Event Date: 
15/09/2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Branoc Hall (Branscombe Village Hall) & Playing Field

Come and join us in the beautiful seaside village of Branscombe for an afternoon of family fun at our 4th annual Harvest Fair!

Family dog show, craft & produce show, music & entertainment, morris dancing, punch & judy shows, traditional games, apple pressing, children's activities, WI Craft Tent, traditional craft demonstrations, a great variety of stalls, BBQ, cakes & cream teas, licensed bar… and hopefully some sunshine after last year's rain!

BHF is a fundraising event for community organisations and local charities.

The Donkey Sanctuary Summer Fair

Event Date: 
12/08/2018 - 10:00am
The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth EX10 0NU

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!

It’s a winner! Honiton Gate to Plate event receives Royal seal of approval

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 07/18/2018 - 4:38pm

Honiton’s first ever Gate to Plate event, celebrating East Devon’s finest food and craft producers, was pronounced a resounding success today (Wednesday 18 July) not only by the 6,000 visitors who attended, but also by HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, who flew in specially to meet around 60 of the district’s most innovative and creative traders.

Over 1,000 people find out "What's Behind the Big Red Wall"

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 07/18/2018 - 1:14pm

More than a thousand people attended a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see ‘What's Behind The Big Red Wall' at Exeter's Wyvern army barracks.

A series of open air summer night concerts saw BBC Radio Devon's David FitzGerald narrate three evenings of music and history documenting a century of the barracks over 100 years from 1918 to 2018 right in the heart of the city.

Award-winning folk and acoustic band Show of Hands headlined and were joined by the Salamanca Band and Bugles of The Rifles, ISCA school musicians and south Dartmoor choir The Lost Sound.

Come see, come try, come buy at Honiton Gate to Plate event

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 07/11/2018 - 1:04pm

Sixty of Devon’s finest food and craft producers will be lining the High Street of Honiton on Wednesday 18 July to showcase their wares at the first-ever Honiton Gate to Plate event.

The free-to-attend celebration of some of the county and district’s most outstanding businesses is a fantastic opportunity for people to come see, come try, come buy, as the traders will be bringing along samples of the highest quality local food and drink for people to taste.

Enchanted Princess Party

Event Date: 
04/08/2018 - 11:00am
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

An interactive live show with your favourite characters – who will you meet this time?

Meet the magical princesses and have your photo taken with your favourite characters!*


FANCY DRESS COMPETITION – Come along as your favourite prince or princess!

11am & 2pm in the Clifford Room

Tickets: children £7 / adults £5  (*additional charges apply for photographs)


Three generations take on Fizz Run in memory of big-hearted breast cancer patient

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:37pm

Places on the Hospiscare Twilight Walk, taking place on 7 July, are going fast, so walkers – and runners – are advised to sign up soon. For the first time, this year’s event includes a 5k fun run as well as the now-traditional 5 or 10 mile walking routes, to cater for women and girls of all ages and levels of fitness.

Celebrate 70 years of the NHS at NDDH family fun day

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 05/18/2018 - 9:33pm

The NHS is turning 70 this year, and to celebrate, Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is holding a family fun day at North Devon District Hospital. The event will take place on Sunday 1 July 2018 from 10am-4pm.

The day will be packed full of activities, with plenty of fun for all ages, including tours of the hospital, demonstrations, an entertainment stage with live music and dancing, food and drink from local suppliers, and kids’ activities.