Step into spring with the National Trust in Devon

Across Devon, National Trust gardens are filling with colourful spring blooms, and houses are looking tip-top after their intensive winter cleans. There’s loads going on this season with guided tours, exhibitions, and Easter egg hunts. What’s more, every time you experience a National Trust day out, you help care for these special places for future generations.

Buckland Abbey

History of the Abbey through its art

Every Mon, until 18 Apr. 2-3.30pm.

Join a guided tour and discover the history of Buckland...

Future Farming events to help families pass business to next generation

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 02/27/2022 - 10:35pm

Three events aimed at advising farming families on handing down an agricultural business to the next generation are being planned in the South West.

National law firm Clarke Willmott in partnership with Lloyds Bank, chartered accountants Albert Goodman and chartered surveyors Greenslade Taylor Hunt, will hold the events in Bridgwater, Exeter and Wincanton in February and March.

The in-person events, called Farming into the Future, will cover everything family farmers need to know about succession planning with a panel of expert advisers.

Esther Woolford, partner...

Half term nestbox building in the RSPB Lookout Garden

Event Date: 
26/02/2022 - 10:30am
The Lookout Garden, RSPB Bowling Green Marsh and Goosemoor, Bowling Green Rd, Topsham, Exeter

Children and adults alike can get creative, building and decorating specially designed nestbox kits to make a cosy home for their local birds.

Date and times : Saturday 26 February, 10.30am-12.30pm.


Cost: RSPB members £12, Non members £14

Venue: The Lookout Garden, RSPB Bowling Green Marsh and Goosemoor, Bowling Green Rd, Topsham, Exeter EX3,

Contact: For more information visit:

Enjoy a big wild Halloween at RSPB Exe Estuary

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 10/05/2021 - 9:55pm

This Halloween families are invited to discover the strange things that go bump in the wild at RSPB Exe Estuary nature reserve in Devon with their spooky nature-themed activities.

The Bats at RSPB Bowling Green event on Saturday 16 October is a chance for families to discover the elusive mammals that take to the skies after dark. Led with the Devon Bat Group, visitors will learn all kinds of fascinating facts about their behaviour, ecology, and what makes bats so special. Families will use their night vision as well as sound detectors to work out exactly which species make their...

Destination - Devon! A day of drama, discussions, music and dance to mark Refugee Week

Refugee Support Devon proudly invites you to join us on Saturday 26th June , for a day of activities on the historic Quayside in Exeter, to mark Refugee Week 2021.

What? Destination - Devon! A day of drama, discussions, music and dance to mark national Refugee Week

Where? The Transit Shed, Exeter Quay, EX2 4AN

When? 11am - 5pm, Saturday, 26th June 2021

Destination - Devon! will celebrate our region's centuries-long tradition of welcoming people fleeing danger, through dramatic reenactments, talks and an exhibition in a genuine UN Refugee agency tent,...

May opening for The Donkey Sanctuary Sidmouth 

May opening for The Donkey Sanctuary Sidmouth

The Donkey Sanctuary Sidmouth will reopen to visitors on Monday 17 May, with the launch of a new family activity trail.

The new trail, 'An Adorably Curious Adventure', gives visitors the chance to explore the sanctuary and discover the A-Z of fun donkey facts, while completing trail activities along the way.

John Crouch, Visitor Engagement Manager at The Donkey Sanctuary, said: "We have all been looking forward to this day for some time, welcoming back our loyal supporters and visitors. The sanctuary always comes alive when it's open, there is always such a nice...

The Exeter MBA launches free online events to tackle today’s biggest global challenges

Some of the world’s leading thinkers for social and environmental change are to take part in an exclusive series of free online events launched by the University of Exeter Business School’s MBA programme.

The Leading Edge speaker series will see world-renowned leaders and entrepreneurs come together with students, faculty and alumni, chief executives and senior leaders to discuss the most pressing global challenges facing business – and consider how we can shape a better and more sustainable world.

The Leading Edge autumn series will feature world-renowned leaders who...

Coronavirus: Trading Standards advice for hospitality industry this Easter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 04/06/2020 - 3:18pm

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards is reminding owners of guest houses, campsites and restaurants to remain closed this Easter to help combat coronavirus.

On March 23 the Government ordered hospitality businesses to close and said that people should stay at home and only essential travel is permitted.

With very few exceptions all hotels, bed and breakfasts, hostels, holiday rentals, campsites and boarding houses should be closed for commercial use until further notice.

Additionally, all restaurants, public houses, wine bars, cafes, canteens and other...

Music, Food, Drink and Shopping: Spring begins in Topsham

This event has been POSTPONED due to Coronavirus and will now take place on Saturday 26 September 2020. -------------------------------------

Spring isn’t just about daffodils and longer days – it’s also about one of the biggest events of the year in a glorious part of Devon.

Spring Forward Saturday on Saturday March 28 is a feel-good family-friendly day of music, shopping, food and drink taking place across the Exe estuary town of Topsham.

Almost all Topsham’s 50 shops, cafés and restaurants are involved with special offers for visitors and locals - one store...

Princesshay Summer of Fun - Mini Golf & Pirates

Event Date: 
31/07/2019 - 11:00am to 02/08/2019 - 3:00pm
Princesshay Green

The Princesshay Green will become a marvelous mini golf with 9 holes of fun.

Who can be the first to finish or get round with the least amount of putts?

Open 11am to 3pm. Last entry to the mini golf at 2:30pm.

All children must be accompanied by an adult (over 18).

A maximum of 5 goes allowed on each hole per person at busy times.

Accompanying our mini golf, look out for our roaming pirates and join them on their adventures – crew members will be recruited, treasure maps will be deciphered and no doubt booty will be discovered! Keep an eye out and...