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New Mud Fun Run launched in Dartington for families

Authored by HarryWild
Posted: Tue, 02/13/2018 - 11:09am

Thrill-seeking families are invited to get muddy for a good cause at a brand-new event at The Shops at Dartington during their May Food Fair on Sunday 27 May.

The Mud Larks Fun Run will consist of a 3km course, run twice by those feeling truly mighty, and includes a 500-foot zipline, 40-foot abseil, running through mud, navigating tyres, taking part in a dry kayak hill climb and there’s even archery thrown in too.

All profits from the Fun Run will go to Unity in Sport, a Plymouth based organisation that encourages children of all abilities to get involved in sport. The run...

Dr Ben Garrod's So You Think You Know Dinosaurs

Event Date: 
04/03/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:45pm
Venue: 
Exeter Northcott Theatre

THE INTERACTIVE, HIT STAGE SHOW RETURNS STARRING DINO AFICIONADO DR BEN GARROD

So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs?

1hr 45m (incl. interval) Starring Ben Garrod.

So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs is the hit stage show starring dinosaur aficionado Dr Ben Garrod. Get ready to go on an exciting pre-historic adventure as Ben talks you through the deadliest predators that ever roamed the planet. Yes dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus rex, Allosaurus and Spinosaurus would have walked or swam right where you are now!

Pitting the knowledge of unwitting parents...

Hundreds of jobs on offer at Crealy Adventure Park & Resort in Devon

Authored by katiedepelet
Posted: Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:01am

Do you fancy spending your summer at a theme park? Well, Crealy Adventure Park & Resort has just the job… and the extra benefits are impressive as well.

More than 100 jobs have been announced at the Devon-based resort ahead of its Recruitment Weekend on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 February, including the opportunity to become a Rides and Attractions Operator. The s acting as an ambassador for the park, working on the rides to ensure health and safety standards are maintained, and ensuring guests are given the highest level of service throughout the day.

Other jobs...

Improve your bird identification at Seaton Wetlands

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 01/14/2018 - 10:51pm

Many opportunities to learn about birds with the Countryside team this year

Throughout the coming year, there are a number of events taking place at Seaton Wetlands to help you learn more about birds.

Events taking place at Seaton Wetlands in January include ‘What’s that bird?’ and bird ringing demonstrations.

‘What’s that bird?’ sessions take place twice a month throughout the year. During these two-hour drop-in sessions a volunteer guide is available in the bird hide to help visitors identify the birds they see. There are also binoculars available to borrow, free...

A Christmas experience like no other!

Authored by lemonpeel
Posted: Tue, 12/12/2017 - 3:28pm

This month sees Boo to a Goose Theatre return to Devon Libraries for the second time this year, with their fantastically festive children’s show ‘Christmas Past and Present’.

Interactive and engaging from start to finish, the audience are greeted on arrival with the scent of gingerbread and spices, evoking the spirit of the season.

Such multi-sensory experiences are a trademark ingredient of Boo To A Goose Theatre’s shows, and were made all the merrier by the accompanying BSL signing from Catherine Hall.

There is plenty of interactivity between cast and children...

Curious About Exeter?

Event Date: 
01/01/2018 - 9:00am to 31/12/2018 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter City Centre, starting from Northenhay Gardens

Explore, Discover & Enjoy Exeter with Curious About Exeter

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!

You’ll get everything – detailed directions, maps, clues (with answers in the back!), and interesting snippets about the history of Exeter and the people that have shaped...

Parented by Facebook, educated on YouTube, living life online?

Authored by Alexis Bowater
Posted: Sat, 12/02/2017 - 9:41pm

34 minutes to save your kids.

It's not surprising that many parents feel that family life has been almost completely replaced by social media. Children are not only immersed in the Internet - they actively use it to block out their parents. It seems that their online activities and communications have become more real and relevant to them than their own families, meaning they judge themselves not by their real-life achievements and relationships, but on how many ‘likes' they get on Facebook and how many followers on Instagram and Twitter. The personality they've created on social...

Humbug!

Event Date: 
14/12/2017 - 4:00pm to 24/12/2017 - 8:00pm
Venue: 
St Nicholas Priory, Exeter

Inspired by Charles Dickens’ classic ghost story 'A Christmas Carol', Humbug! will transport audiences back in time to the world of Ebenezer Scrooge.

Featuring live music, video projections and plenty of surprises, Humbug! is an immersive, multi-sensory Christmas experience that takes place throughout Exeter's atmospheric St Nicholas Priory.

Tickets are selling fast so book soon to avoid disappointment! https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/FDJGDI

Recommended age: 8+

Supported by Exeter City Council.

The Girl With The Iron Claws

Event Date: 
01/12/2017 - 7:00pm to 30/12/2017 - 4:30pm
Venue: 
Studio 1, Space, The Dartington Hall Trust, Totnes, Devon,  TQ9 6EL

The Wrong Crowd present The Girl with the Iron Claws

Growing up isn’t easy, especially when you’re in love with a bear.

To celebrate Christmas, award-winning local theatre company The Wrong Crowd bring their critically acclaimed, sell-out show to Dartington. The Girl with the Iron Claws is a captivating, dark fairy-tale, which shares its roots with Beauty and the Beast. Stunning puppetry, bewitching music, deft humour and a touch of snow combine to dazzling effect in this coming-of-age tale to enthral audiences young and old.

✭✭✭✭ “A fantastical world that has all...

Knightshayes appeal for local memories of Joyce, Lady Heathcoat Amory

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:10am

A project is underway at Knightshayes as part of an effort to create an archive of recorded memories from people who met and knew Joyce, Lady Heathcoat Amory. The team at Knightshayes are on a hunt to find anyone who might have known Joyce, visited her, met her, played golf with her or have any memories they’d like to share. The project will run alongside a larger project next year to celebrate Joyce and share stories about her life. As a generous and well known community figure in Tiverton, the team often hear of memories of local visitors and residents alike, but now would love to create...

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