Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park announces exciting expansion plans for 2014

Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park today announces substantial investment during 2014, which will see five new rides and a themed indoor area open.

Chris Down, Managing Director and one of the family owners of Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park said: “Thanks to our guest feedback we are excited to be able to bring some fantastic new rides and attractions to Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park. As a family run business, we are looking to continue investing in the Park to ensure that the guest and member experience is exceptional.

“We’ve had a successful summer seeing a...

Half Term Family Pizza Workshop at Strada

Event Date: 
27/10/2013 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Strada, Princesshay

Chefs at Strada in Princesshay are sharing their skills and knowledge to teach families how to make pizzas at a special half term workshop on Sunday 27 October, in aid of WESC Foundation, Princesshay's nominated charity of the year.

Sami Alhuwaidi, Deputy Restaurant Manager, Strada, says, “Encouraging young people to cook and enjoy good food is important to us and we hope the families joining in will pick up new skills and have fun together.”

The hands-on workshop from 10.30am to 12.30pm will give parents and children the chance to create classic Italian style pizzas with...

Art activity family drop-in

Event Date: 
29/10/2013 - 11:00am
Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Elmfield House, Dowell Street, Honiton

THG are running a family drop-in art activity making paper lace jewellery from 11am to 4pm.

This fun half-term activity will involve making brooches, fascinators and bangles from a combination of real and paper-cut lace.

Suggested donation is £2 per child.

The event is suitable for children six years old and upwards.

Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult, as this workshop involves using sharp scissors.

Click here for details.

A bumper crop to be celebrated at the Killerton cider and apple weekend

In stark contrast to last autumn, the Killerton National Trust estate near Exeter is celebrating a bumper crop of apples at this weekend’s Killerton cider and apple festival. On Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October, months of apple picking at Killerton culminates in an annual family festival to mark National Apple Day. The orchard is festooned with bunting, stalls are scattered between the apple trees and the amazing smell of a hog roast will greet visitors at the gates. Helen Trebble, Killerton Community Access Officer said: “This weekend we invite families to grab a sack and join us in the...

Nervous new parents in the South West given vital “Safer Sleep Guide”

The Gro Company, makers of the award-winning Grobag, are taking their support for Safer Sleep education to an even wider audience by providing all new UK parents with a comprehensive guide to help them establish their safer sleep routine.

Compiled by the experts at safer baby sleep charity, The Lullaby Trust, the guide will be distributed by Bounty in the pack which mums receive just after the birth of their child. For several years The Gro Company have distributed the guide nationally through the NHS and other authorities but has now provided a dramatically increased number of...

The Bike Shed Theatre announce Christmas family show

Exeter’s Bike Shed Theatre, currently in the running for My Theatre Matters! Most Welcoming Theatre Award, is collaborating with the acclaimed, Bristol-based The Wardrobe Ensemble on a contemporary adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic tale, The Wild Swans.

A refreshing mix of comedy, physical theatre and live music, Eliza and the Wild Swans invites both children and adults alike to beat the winter winds and be transported to another universe. The story begins in a frosty town where Eliza, determined to beat the endless cycle of every-day life in a laundrette, escapes...

Saying goodbye: Exeter Cathedral service for those who have lost babies

Exeter Cathedral will host its second Saying Goodbye service this month, to help parents who have lost babies in pregnancy through miscarriage, still birth or other trauma, and in infancy.

The first such service was held last year in Exeter, and since then 22 services will have been held in other towns and cities.

Andy Clark-Coates established the services with his wife Zoe after the couple lost five children themselves. Andy said: "We have had amazing attendances at services with people who have lost babies last week and last month, sitting next to peoplewho lost 60 years...

The Big Draw – Enter the Drawing Pa-Lace!

Event Date: 
29/10/2013 - 11:00am to 30/10/2013 - 4:00pm
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF

Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 October 11am - 4pm

Two free, family, drop-in and draw events at Devon Guild this half-term. Enter a special creative space in the gallery where you can draw, design and make a Venetian-style Halloween mask and lace-based patterns for a collective wall decoration. Activities include pattern-making, papercutting, stencilling and projection-tracing, and are inspired by our current exhibition intoLACE as part of the Big Draw Campaign for Drawing 2013.

Staff supervision. Materials provided. Drop-in: free,11am-4pm. Under 12s supervised please. No need...

Apple Festival

Event Date: 
19/10/2013 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Stockleigh Pomeroy Village Hall

Come and celebrate our gorgeous English apples at an Apple Festival taking place in the quaint farming village of Stockleigh Pomeroy.

The Romans first brought the apple to the UK and thanks to them there are now over 1,200 native apples for eating, cooking, as well as for cider making and crab apples for pickling. They have enchanting names such as: Acklam Russets, Barnack Beauty, Nutmeg Pippin, Knobby Russet… and many more.

The Apple Festival will be a great day out for all the family. Activities on the day include:

Cider Tasting Come and try Devon's scrumptious...

Ahoy there... Quirk Theatre and Exeter Phoenix present a family Christmas show full of adventure

Travel to Treasure Island and search for pirates and loot in a story based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s book. It is 1953 and wartime sugar rationing has finally ended. Jess Hawkins and her gang, dreaming of gobstoppers and pineapple chunks, slip into old Mr. Jenks’ garden, just like they do every afternoon after school. Jenks has never caught them… not until today that is.

Mr Jenks is a gardener… but he is also a pirate! Threatening them with the Black Spot, he takes them on a wild adventure on the high seas meeting bloodthirsty Black Dog, mad Ben Gunn and the infamous one-legged...