Isca Centre Wedding Fayre

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 03/19/2013 - 10:34am

The Isca Centre will be holding their first ever wedding fayre on Sunday 7 April.

So, if you are planning a wedding, then this fayre could be the place to find inspiration. Exhibits will include wedding dresses, menswear, florists, photographers, cake/maker/decorators, entertainment, hair and make-up artists, jewellers, wedding hats, transport, room and table decorations, wedding favours and much more.

Entry is free and doors are open 10am-4pm.

The Isca Centre is in Summer Lane, Whipton, Exeter. For more information email isca@parkwood-communityleisure.co.uk

Curious Carousel - budding young scientists wanted

Event Date: 
22/03/2013 - 1:00pm
Belmont Hut, Belmont Park, Exeter

Budding scientists wanted!

To celebrate National Science and Engineering Week The Devon Carousel Project are running an afternoon of science play for under 5s and their families.

Working with the theme of "Invention and Discovery" they be exploring the wonders of the natural world through experience, experiment, movement and art. Through fun activities find out why plants are amazing…

The Carousel Project is an Exeter-based social enterprise bringing creative learning, new experiences and outdoor adventure to early years children and their families.


Tesco buys restaurant chain Giraffe for £49 million

Supermarket group Tesco has today announced that it has bought the award-winning restaurant group Giraffe.

The acquisition forms part of Tesco’s strategy to develop the space in some of its larger stores and create even more compelling retail destinations where customers can meet, eat and drink, as well as shop. The first Giraffe restaurant to open next to a Tesco store will be near London.

Giraffe, which has a restaurant in Exeter, is a leading family-friendly restaurant that offers a wide range of fresh, seasonal, quality food, comfortable interiors and friendly staff....

Michaela Strachan's Really Wild Adventures

Event Date: 
01/04/2013 - 1:30pm
Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Adapted from her own book of children's poetry, popular TV presenter Michaela Strachan will take families on a delightful journey through an alphabet jungle of animal rhymes.

From Antelopes to Zebras, from orphaned orangutans to polar bear dentistry, this is a whistle-stop interactive show full of poetry, dancing, music and lots of fascinating wildlife facts.

The show is directed by award-winning Malachi Bogdanov and Michaela will be signing copies of her book after the show.

Suitable for children ageed 3-6.

Tickets: £12, family ticket: £33 for 3 plus up to...

Stuart Line Cruises: Exeter Sunday River Cruise and Lunch

Event Date: 
31/03/2013 - 11:30am
River Exe

A special river trip for Easter Sunday departing from Exmouth.

Sail the tranquil waters of the River Exe Estuary whilst enjoying a ploughman's buffet of local produce including salads, ham, cheeses, pickles and chutney.

The boat is covered and heated so we can travel whether it's rain or shine and there is a licensed bar on board.

Tickets: £13 adults, £10 children.

Telephone 01395 279693 to secure your place. www.stuartlinecruises.co.uk

Easter Extravaganza at Crealy

Event Date: 
23/03/2013 - 9:00am to 14/04/2013 - 9:00am
Crealy, Sidmouth Road, Exeter

Visit Crealy during the Easter bank holiday weekend and each child will receive a mini pack of Haribo Bunny Mix.

Join in the Easter hunt across the park and if you find three bunnies you will be able to enter our special Easter Lucky Dip where you’ll get the chance to win a holiday, plus lots of other prizes to be won.

This year’s new attractions will be open for the first time over Easter:

Jump aboard the New Safari Express – as you set off for a Safari adventure, see how many different animals you can spot as you enjoy the new family ride.

Climb up the...

Ikea in discussions with Exeter Council over site for new store

Rumours and rumblings about the potential arrival of Swedish giant IKEA to Exeter's growing list of big name retailers have rumbled on for years - in 2001 plans to open a store failed because the City Council was unable to identify a site of sufficient size to satisfy the retail giant's needs.

However, we could well be moving a step closer to this becoming reality. It is now believed that a site near Sandy Park and opposite Tesco has been identified as of a sufficient size and therefore the preferred site following discussions with Exeter City Council.

Steve Pettyfer, IKEA...


Event Date: 
31/03/2013 - 12:00pm
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter

GEMFEST is an indoor festival in March raising money for Brain Tumour UK/The Brain Tumour Charity.

The festival will be divided into 2 sections.

The daytime is a family orientated event and will be free of charge to attend. There will be a performing arts workshops (some of which need to be prebooked), arts and crafts, storytelling, stalls, films, facepainting, games, competitions and more. Some activities have a small charge to cover costs but most of it is free. This will run from 12-5pm. The evening runs from 6pm-2am and will be tickets only.

There will be 2...

Escot Golden Easter Egg Hunt

Event Date: 
29/03/2013 - 10:00am to 01/04/2013 - 10:00am
Escot Park, Ottery St Mary

Come and celebrate Easter at Escot and take part in our Great Golden Easter Egg Hunt.

Our Escot Easter Egg Hunt takes place every day throughout the Devon Easter holidays but at Easter itself we are adding very special golden Easter eggs.

Each golden Easter egg contains a very special prize, you could win a mini-ranger day or a really wild birthday party, a year’s free Escot entry, lunch in the Coach House Restaurant and more.

Just a few golden eggs are hidden each day on the 29, 30, 31 March and 1 April. So come along to Escot and see if you can find one!


Workshop: button making with Polymer clay

Event Date: 
16/03/2013 - 10:00am
Poltimore House, Exeter

Join Jo Hunter of West Country Creative for a one day workshop making gorgeous, tailor made buttons.

The event will take place in the warm surroundings of our studio and a light lunch and afternoon tea is included in the price.

Polymer clay is a fantastic material for making buttons. In its raw state, colours can be mixed to suit and shapes can be easily textured and moulded into a huge range of shapes and sizes. Once baked, it's machine washable and lightweight, so if you are a stitcher, carder, knitter or felter - or just enjoy learning a craft, this course is for you....