family fun

Extra tickets released for top name evening concerts at 
A Celebration of Sidmouth Folk Festival

More tickets have just been released for top name concerts at A Celebration of Sidmouth Folk Festival – a whole week of music and merriment that will swing into action from July 30 to August 6 in the East Devon seaside town.

The first batch of tickets sold out within days for open air evening shows by Seth Lakeman plus Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage, Eliza Carthy Trio plus Jack Rutter, Talisk plus James Delarre, Jackie Oates and John Spiers plus Granny’s Attic, Jez Lowe plus Miranda Sykes and Hannah Martin, Banter plus Tim Edey , and festival patrons Show of Hands .


Devon business transformed into riot of colour!

A SPECTACULAR riot of colour will transform Devon’s The Bear Trail when it holds a fantastic family fundraising event later this month to celebrate its second birthday.

The muddy obstacle course, which is based between Exeter and Cullompton, is holding ‘The Colour Bomb’ event on Sunday, July 22 - and it promises to be a party atmosphere. The Bear Trail will transform into the ultimate colour explosion where participants will find 27 obstacles to climb, slip, slide, run, skip, zip, tumble and swing in, under, over or through. Not forgetting the (optional) mud to wallow in!


Holiday Fun at The Beacon

More than 300 children and adults enjoyed four family fun days at The Beacon Community Centre during August.

The project was supported by Isca Church with a large team of volunteers helping run the events alongside other local volunteers.

Richard Cummings, community centre manager said:“We recognise that partnership is critical to our success so we worked closely with a number of local organisations and businesses to make it a really exciting and varied programme. I’d like to thank, Folk2Folk, Saladmaster, Love Local Food, FabLab Devon, Exeter Library, Active Devon and...

Behind the scenes tour and children's entertainment at Newton Abbot Racecourse Family Day

With the school holidays fast-approaching, Newton Abbot Racecourse will be celebrating the start of summer with an extra-special treat for racing lovers at their Family Fun Raceday on Sunday 23 July.

Alongside seven thrilling summer jumps races to entertain racing fans, the racecourse will be offering a rare chance to see behind the scenes on a raceday with their free behind the scenes tour.

Those lucky enough to secure a place on the free tour will be able to: visit the weighing room and learn more about what happens pre and post racing from the Clerk of the Scales, walk...

Gandy Street Summer Fete

Event Date: 
25/06/2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Gandy Street, Exeter

Summer Festival on Gandy Street

As the days get longer and lighter and spring turns to summer, the Gandy Street Traders will be bringing the summer holidays to Exeter with a spectacular family Summer Cider and Real Ale Festival.

On Sunday June 25th the cobbles of Gandy Street will be swamped with street entertainers, barbeques, musicians and crazy games as everyone gets into the swing of summer.

Visitors are invited to come along and try the ales and ciders, check out the offers from all the fabulous independent boutiques and businesses, enter the Fancy Dress...

Break Away at Ladram Bay

I had always been a little dubious about holiday parks, imagining them to be over-crowded, noisy, with the accommodation being basic and disappointing but, I have to say that after a stay at Ladram Bay Holiday Park, I am converted!

They are a great place to stay with children and ensure there is something to do whatever the weather. The other great thing is that you feel safe not to have your eyes on your children every second. Living just outside Exeter too, it seemed a little strange to be staying away so close to home. However, this was the beauty of the location - no queues on...

Cathedral Timeline Family Fun

Event Date: 
19/08/2016 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Exeter Cathedral

Friday 19th August, 11.00-15.00 (Cathedral) The site of Exeter Cathedral has a lot of history to it! It was once part of a Roman fortress, then there was a Saxon minster, a Norman Cathedral, and most recently a Gothic Cathedral! Find out the different parts ofExeter’s history by visiting our giant timeline in the Cathedral. Try on costumes from that particular era, and make a Roman, Saxon, Norman and Medieval craft to take home with you. Doodle on our big timeline with pictures of what you know about that time in history. £3 per adult, children FREE. Suitable for children aged 5+, no...

Exon Domesday Family Fun

Event Date: 
15/08/2016 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Exeter Cathedral (Chapter House)

Monday 15th August, 12.00-15.00 (Chapter House) It’s been 950 years since the Battle of Hastings and the Normans invaded England! Here at Exeter Cathedral we have an incredibly precious artefact that comes from this time: The Exon Domesday Manuscript. Meet the Library & Archives team to find out more and take part in our wide range of Norman themed activities. With shield painting, helmet making, manuscript writing, castle building, and displays from the Library & Archives, there is something for everyone to enjoy. £2.50 per children to include all activities. Suitable for all...

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Killerton

Event Date: 
19/03/2016 - 11:00am to 11/04/2016 - 4:00pm
Killerton House, National Trust, Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon EX5 3LE

Follow the special Easter trail around the blossoming garden and parkland. On your way around, explore winding paths to find the Bear's Hut, Ice House and the Chapel. Claim your Cadbury chocoloate prize at the end.

£2.50 per trail plus normal admission fees.

Half Term: Cathedral Family Tour

Event Date: 
16/02/2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Exeter Cathedral

Monday 15th February 2016 (10.00-11.00 or 14.00-15.00) Tuesday 16th February 2016 (10.00-11.00 or 14.00-15.00)

Come and explore the Cathedral as a family this half-term.

Join our child-friendly tour full of stories, amazing facts, and spooky tales. Find out more about this wonderful building, and discover how and why it was built.

Along the way, see if you can spot: a mermaid, a green man, an elephant, a boy sticking his tongue out, and a clock that may have inspired the nursery rhyme ‘Hickory Dickory Dock’. Afterwards, why not get dressed up and take a Medieval...