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Curious About Exeter - quirky heritage walks for the Curious!

Event Date: 
10/01/2020 - 10:30am to 31/12/2020 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter City Centre, Starting from: Northenhay Gardens, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RY

Have fun discovering Exeter with two, quirky, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt.

Are you curious about Exeter? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined make Exeter a fascinating place to explore!

With detailed directions, maps, clues, and interesting snippets about the history of Exeter and the people that have shaped it, whether you’...

Avoid flu – book your child’s vaccination appointment

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 12/30/2019 - 5:15pm

Amid warnings that new cases of flu could peak over the busy Christmas period, the parents of a nine-year-old boy from Devon who died from the illness in January last year, are calling on parents to vaccinate their children.

The request follows the release of data from Public Health England (PHE), showing that GP consultations across the country for Influenza-like illness have risen in the last few weeks.

In Devon, community clinics are being scheduled for school age children, who missed their initial school appointment for a nasal flu spray. Parents who would like to book...

Share the joy of Christmas with elderly neighbours and family members

Share the joy of Christmas with elderly neighbours and family members

Authored by Reporters
Posted: Thu, 12/19/2019 - 11:32am

DEVONIANS are being encouraged by a care provider in the county to spread some festive cheer this Christmas by keeping an eye on any elderly and vulnerable relatives or neighbours (December 2019).

Christmas can be bleak for anyone living alone and Guardian Homecare, which provides care in the Torbay and Exeter areas, is asking people to check on loved ones and those who live nearby.

Catherine Porter, Manager for the care provider, said: “Christmas is all about spending time with friends and family, but there are some people out there, our service users included, that do not...

Christmas Winter Wonderland at Kiddi Caru Day Nursery in Sowton, Exeter

Event Date: 
03/12/2019 - 2:30pm to 6:00pm
Venue: 
Emperor Way, Exeter Business Park, Exeter, EX1 3QS

Santa will be a little busy on Christmas Eve, so why not come and meet him at our magical Christmas Winter Wonderland at Kiddi Caru Day Nursery and Preschool in Sowton, Exeter on Tuesday 3rd December from 2:30pm - 6pm. Bring the whole family for FREE to join in with our seasonal fun to get you in the Christmas spirit, meet Santa and receive your free Christmas gift. Any kind donations on the day will be gratefully received for Home-Start UK, our chosen charity who support families across the UK. **Don’t forget to ask about the special offers we will be running for all new families that...

Christmas Winter Wonderland at Kiddi Caru Day Nursery in Matford Green, Exeter

Event Date: 
06/12/2019 - 2:00pm to 6:30pm
Venue: 
Yeoford Way, Matford Green Business Park, Exeter, EX2 8AL

Santa will be a little busy on Christmas Eve, so why not come and meet him at our magical Christmas Winter Wonderland at Kiddi Caru Day Nursery and Preschool in Matford Green, Exeter on Thursday 5th December from 2pm - 6:30pm. Bring the whole family for FREE to join in with our seasonal fun to get you in the Christmas spirit, meet Santa and receive your free Christmas gift. Any kind donations on the day will be gratefully received for Home-Start UK, our chosen charity who support families across the UK. **Don’t forget to ask about the special offers we will be running for all new families...

guided bird watching cruise

Festive Special River Cruise

Event Date: 
16/11/2019 - 11:00am to 02/12/2020 - 11:00am
Venue: 
Stuart Line Cruises

Take time out of the busy festive season to sit back, relax and enjoy Christmas in Devon on the calm and sheltered waters of the River Exe. Our festively decorated boats have covered and heated lower decks, with cosy blankets, plenty of fresh air and great views on our upper outside deck. You will have a warm welcome with a glass of proper homemade mulled wine and a tasty warmed minced pie to enjoy whilst you sit back and take a breather from the busy Christmas season.

Sailing through December and January – all the way through the Christmas and New Year period – with live,...

Two adults and two children run through trees in the dark

Shaun the Sheep is on the run this Halloween at Haldon Forest Park

Authored by Haldon Forest Park
Posted: Thu, 10/10/2019 - 12:34pm

Join Haldon Forest Park this Halloween for a Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Run !

To celebrate Aardman’s new film A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, in cinemas 18 October, Shaun the Sheep welcomes all the family to enjoy this spooktacular 3km glow run on 30 October.

The route through the trees is lit up with fantastic colour and characters from the film are there to guide your way... but beware the Hazmats! Runners each receive a pair of Shaun the Sheep ears to decorate with UV paint to really make you glow before you venture into the forest.

Music and chat...

Two adults and two children run through trees in the dark

Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Run

Event Date: 
30/10/2019 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
Haldon Forest Park

Join us in the forest this Halloween for a Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Run! All the family will enjoy this spooktacular Shaun the Sheep themed run where trees are lit up with fabulous colour. To make you feel part of the flock, you will receive a pair of Shaun the Sheep ears and the chance to decorate them with UV paint to really make you glow before you venture into the forest. Music and chat from the MC will keep you entertained as you get your face painted (for a small charge) or grab a photo opportunity with Shaun the Sheep, who will be there to cheer you on. Runners will spot...

Flock to the forest, an alien has landed!

Authored by Haldon Forest Park
Posted: Wed, 09/25/2019 - 4:30pm

For the very first time in history, Forestry England has confirmed that an alien has crash landed into Haldon Forest Park! Lu-La, from the Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (in UK cinemas 18 October) is an impish and adorable alien with amazing powers. She has been stranded in the forest and needs to charge her communicator so that she can get a message back home to call for rescue!

Haldon Forest Park invites families from 1 October to help Shaun the Sheep with his mission to get Lu-La home before a sinister organisation can capture her. In a race against time, children helping...

Kids filming hand made pom poms at Devon Guild

Summer Craft Clubs

Event Date: 
24/07/2019 - 10:00am to 28/08/2019 - 12:30pm
Venue: 
Devon Guild of Craftsmen

The Devon Guild craft centre in Bovey Tracey is offering free drop-in craft activities every Wednesday morning (24 July - 28 August) during the summer holidays. All sessions are 10am – 12.30 pm and there is no need to book; just pop in and join in the making fun! See below for details of our weekly making mornings:

24 July 10am – 12.30pm PomStitchTassel textiles workshop Pom-pom pencil toppers. Learn how to make a pom-pom and then create it into a weird and wonderful pencil topper.

31 July 10am – 12.30pm Michelle Greenwood Brown - mosaic workshop. Decorate a ceramic tile...

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