Ice Age Beasts at RAMM - free family drop-in

Event Date: 
09/03/2013 - 10:00am
Courtyard and Down to Earth Gallery, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter

Mammoths, hippopotamuses and sabre-toothed cats in Devon? It must be the Ice Age.

Experts from RAMM spill the beans on Ice Age beasts in this fun activity session for families. Make mammoths and touch real Ice Age fossils and archaeology.

Free drop in, 10.30am-3.30pm.

Key advice for a memorable family skiing trip

Authored by JAMIII
Posted: Wed, 01/30/2013 - 7:58am

How many sports can claim to be to be for all the family? Skiing is one of the best of them! Not only because we are all together (children, parents, grandparents) but also because when we play, we discover so much that we create some of the best memories ever.

Memories that are so strong that, when the time will come, our children will bring their own children to the mountains to share with them the incredible experience of the snow world.

Some of you already know, some of you don’t. Some of you are maybe anxious to bring your little ones to the cold and to the snow. Some...

Spooky Tours & More at Powderham Castle

Event Date: 
28/10/2012 - 11:00am to 01/11/2012 - 4:00pm
Powderham Castle

Take a thrilling tour with our housekeeper or butler through the Castle rooms followed by a spooky session with the Castle's Mad Scientist.

Spooky Tours run at 12.00, 1.30, 3.00 and must be booked in advance on 01626 890243.

Regular tours available throughout the day too for the fainthearted. Follow the Pumpkin Trail around the grounds to win a prize. Other attractions open as usual.

Normal admission applies: Adult £10.50, Senior £9.50, Child £8.50 Powderham Castle, Kenton, Exeter EX6 8JQ

Why can't we have it all?

Authored by Lucie Simic
Posted: Thu, 10/11/2012 - 4:18pm

I read another depressing article in the Daily Mail Online about how women ‘can’t have it all’ when it comes to career and motherhood. I find this kind of article the worst, probably worse than seeing the streams of airbrushed models strewn across the pages of glossy magazines, beacaue I know that is unrealistic…I am old enough and wise enough to know what ‘real’ women’s bodies look like, but there is nothing more crushing, or more negative to portray, than telling women they simply can’t ‘have it all’.

Firstly, what is ‘having it all’?? This itself is confusing, because one of the...

Quirk Theatre & Exeter Phoenix: The Emperor's Perfume

Event Date: 
12/12/2012 - 12:30pm to 05/01/2013 - 4:30am
Exeter Phoenix

Wed 12 Dec - 1:00pm, until Sat 5 Jan, £6.50 / £9.50 (£6.50) / £6

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This Year's Show

The famous parfumier of the town of Sniffniff creates the best scent in the land. One day the emperor, hearing of his smelly skills, demands that he create a new perfume, a perfume never smelt before, a perfume fit for a king, or else there will be trouble. The parfumier now needs your help to create the perfect pong.Together with his assistant, he needs to mix some special ingredients, and work...

Fun for all at West Town Farm Apple & Pumpkin Day

Event Date: 
21/10/2012 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
West Town Farm, Ide

The nights are drawing in, the days getting cooler, the seasons are changing and it's time for the last farm event of the year - Apple & Pumpkin Day!

Come along with your family for a delightful autumnal event:

  • Carve pumpkins grown on the farm in preparation for Halloween.
  • Help us bring in the apples and press them into delicious sweet juice.
  • Clamber on the straw bale den.
  • Explore the farm trails on foot or by tractor trailer.
  • Feed the pigs.
  • Cook over a campfire.
  • Get crafty and creative, plus
  • ...

Michelmores family expert has words of wisdom for couples

Authored by skein
Posted: Mon, 09/24/2012 - 1:45pm

Weddings can be expensive. Only recently I saw a blog from a bride-to-be in distress who'd been up all night decorating invitations by hand in an attempt to save money. Her mission, to stick to a wedding budget of under £5,000. Similarly, a divorce can also be expensive. Unlike a wedding, you don't have two families pulling together to make the dream come true, nor the emotional and financial support of your other half (or a honeymoon at the end of it). Weddings take time to plan, which usually gives you time to save. There are often presents. At a recent wedding I attended, the...