Wildlife safari

Event Date: 
29/05/2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Fire Beacon Hill, Sidmouth

A wild safari in Devon Bugs, butterflies, birds, dragonflies and possibly even some snakes!

Put on your best safari gear and come for a ramble with the Ranger to explore the heathland and learn all about the creatures who call it home.

Bring binoculars and a camera.

A free event

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Willow Sunflowers Hearts & Dragonflies

Event Date: 
20/05/2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Reed Base at Seaton Wetlands, Colyford Road, Seaton, EX12 2SP

Make willow crafts with Windrush Willow Aimed at beginners, Richard an expert from Windrush Willow will guide you through making a wide range of items.

Try making hearts, bird feeders, sunflowers, dragonflies, snails and random weave balls out of willow!

Please bring an apron, notepad and packed lunch.

Cost includes all willow materials, expert tuition and hot drinks throughout the day.

You will go home with at least 3 items.

The class takes place in the peaceful Reed Base classroom in the heart of the Seaton Wetlands Nature Reserve.

£42 per...

Spring flower walk in Cranbrook

Event Date: 
12/05/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Meet at Younghayes Community Centre, Cranbrook, EX5 7DR

Look for signs of spring Walk around the Cranbrook countryside with the Ranger looking for signs of spring!

Well behaved dogs on leads welcome.

Some off path walking. Contact the Countryside team to discuss access.

A free event.

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What's that bird?

Event Date: 
06/05/2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Tower Hide at Seaton Wetlands, Colyford Road, Seaton, EX12 2SP

Whatever your experience come along and improve your bird identification skills An informal drop-in session to improve your bird identification skills.

Whatever your level of knowledge come along and enjoy an afternoons birdwatching with the help of a knowledgeable and experienced volunteer guide.

Meet in the Tower Hide at Seaton Wetlands.

Telescopes and binoculars are available for use in the hide free of charge during the session.

A free event.

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Outdoor Meditation

Event Date: 
02/05/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Seaton wetlands, Colyford Road, Seaton, EX12 2SP

Learn to meditate outdoors Join local instructor, Katherine Bolton in the peaceful wildlife garden at Seaton Wetlands for an evening of mindfulness and meditation.

Learn basic meditation skills and take home some quick-fix tips for handling stressful or busy times.

If poor weather the class will take place in the Reed Base Classroom.

Please bring a mat/ towel to sit on and wear comfortable loose fitting clothes.

£10 per person.

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Countdown to Easter opening fixture under way

Newton Abbot’s 2018 summer jumps racing season gets off to a flying start this Easter on Saturday 31 March, when the racecourse reopens with its first fixture in an extended series of nineteen.

Always a firm favourite with families, the Easter Saturday fixture is just the beginning of what promises to be an exciting programme of racing and special events at the only summer jumps racecourse in the South West.

To celebrate the opening fixture and get in the holiday spirit, the racecourse will be giving away a free Easter egg to the first 200 children through the gates. An...

Wildlife Safari

Event Date: 
06/04/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Fire Beacon Hill, Core HIll Road, Sidmouth, EX10 0LR

A wild safari in Devon Bugs, butterflies, birds, dragonflies and possibly even some snakes!

Put on your best safari gear and come for a ramble with the Countryside Ranger to explore this beautiful heathland and the amazing creatures that live here.

Booking required, Free

Bird watching for children

Event Date: 
05/04/2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Tower Hide at Seaton Wetlands, Colyford Road, Seaton, EX12 2SP

A bird watching event especially for children Borrow our binoculars and discover the birds along the Axe estuary with an experienced volunteer guide.

Try and spot all the birds on your bird spotter sheet and take a look through a telescope for an amazing view of the birds.

Booking required for 2pm to 3pm or 3pm to 4pm, £2 per child.

AVDCS family explorer day at Trinity Hill

Event Date: 
05/04/2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Trinity Hill Local Nature Reserve, Trinity Hill Road, Axminster, NEAREST POSTCODE EX13 8TB

Come and explore the local nature reserve Join the Axe Vale and District Conservation Society with the Countryside Education Ranger for an afternoon of outdoor fun!

Explore the local nature reserve site, find out about the wildlife that lives here and get creative with natural materials!

All children must be accompanied.

Booking required, £5 per family group.

Family adventure day

Event Date: 
03/04/2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Liverton Copse, Littleham, Exmouth, Devon

Outdoor family fun A fun, hands-on day with the Education Ranger at Liverton Copse in Exmouth.

An opportunity for families to work and play together and learn outdoor skills.

Activities include: den building, fire lighting, cooking and crafts.

Children must be accompanied. Aimed at 7 to 14 years. Min age 5.

Booking required, £13 per child.