Your guide to half term family fun

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 02/19/2015 - 11:08am

Wondering how you're going to keep the kids amused during the half term holiday? We've come up with a few suggestions here:

Friday 20 February

Felting Workshop Exeter Cathedral Make a countryside scene or design your own shapes and outlines for your felt square. Your finished product could be used as a wall hanging or cut up to create a broach, finger puppet or maybe a pencil case. Limited spaces, booking only. £4 for the full session (payable on arrival). Ages 6-plus. 10.30am-12.30pm. Call 01392 413174 or email

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Happy 30th Birthday, Culm Valley Sports Centre

Event Date: 
07/02/2015 - 11:15am to 13/02/2015 - 9:00pm
Culm Valley Sports Centre

Culm Valley Sports Centre is 30 years old in February and a week of celebrations begin on Saturday 7 Feb with the official opening of the newly refurbished fitness studio.

Staff at Culm Valley Sports Centre are planning a whole week of fun from 7 to 13 February. They’re looking forward to showcasing their new gym equipment, refurbished Centre and range of activities and classes on offer to customers old and new. Come along and join in the celebrations!

The week starts on Saturday 7 Feb with the official opening of the refurbished fitness studio with invited guests, followed...

This Girl Can in Exeter

Authored by Kerrie Clifford
Posted: Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:15pm

With the launch of the high profile national campaign This Girl Can, Exeter based South West Athletics is echoing this call to action by encouraging more women and girls into athletics and into coaching.

Director of Coaching Sonya Ellis has long been an advocate for more women coaches in sport and already has a number of athletes going through athletics coaching awards.

In addition, SW Athletics has taken on an apprentice assistant coach, Angela Lynn, who is a mother of two and has already successfully completed her coaching assistant’s award and is part way through her...

Western Event Hire shelters cross country volunteers

Authored by Kerrie Clifford
Posted: Wed, 01/21/2015 - 9:06am

Early January saw record levels of runners in the England Athletics South West Cross Country championships held in the beautiful grounds of Bicton College in East Devon.

This event brings together the top athletes from across the region for a high level competition. Sponsored by Western Event Hire and South West Athletics CIC this event has grown in scale and entry levels over the last few years since being organised by South West Athletics Academy.

Western Event Hire supported the many volunteer officials that help to make these events such a major success by providing...

Rock Solid Race

Event Date: 
21/03/2015 - 9:00am to 22/03/2015 - 5:00pm
Escot Park

The original RockSolid Race is back on 21st and 22nd March 2015, with over 5000 Rockers and 1000 Rock Stars taking on this mud fuelled adventure at Escot Park - making it one of the biggest Obstacle Race events the UK has to offer.

Up for the challenge? Sign up at

A Little Man's Holiday

Event Date: 
25/01/2015 - 2:00pm
Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

‘A Little Man’s Holiday’ takes the audience on a magical journey from the Little Man’s dull city dwellings to the high seas on a swashbuckling adventure for all the family. With PaddleBoat’s distinctive audience interaction, audience will be fully immersed as Little Man battles jellyfish, pirates and sharks on his voyage across freezing waters.

Even the smallest of objects on stage can tell a story, as we narrate Little Man’s epic trip from his office to deserted tropical islands. Through the use of puppetry, music and mime, we present larger-than-life characters and invite you...

Half term family trail

Event Date: 
14/02/2015 - 10:30am to 22/02/2015 - 5:30pm
A La Ronde, Exmouth

See if you can solve all the cool clues in our brrr-illiant snow themed family trail and win a prize.

£1.50 per child, normal admission applies

Half term fun at Knighshayes Court

Event Date: 
14/02/2015 - 10:00am to 22/02/2015 - 5:00pm
Knightshayes Court, Tiverton

Run off some of that excess energy by visiting Knightshayes this half-term.

Grab a trail from reception and discover the gardens.

Go on a hunt for one of the geocaches, explore the house and meet Knightshayes’ chickens in the kitchen garden.

There's loads to keep them busy this February.


Christmas Sportshall Indoor Athletics

Event Date: 
07/12/2014 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Clifton Hill Sports Centre, EX1 2DJ

The December Sportshall indoor athletics event is taking place on: 7th December 2014 from 2.30 - 4.00pm Clifton Hill Sports Centre. As a special Christmas grift we are offering the session for £5 per child or £8 for two children. Booking can be made online at or pay on the day Great fun for 4-14 year olds. Come and try throwing, running, jumping relays and lots more. No previous experience necessary. More information at

Devon’s Crealy sweeps the board in Primary Times Star Awards 2014

Authored by Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park
Posted: Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:43am

Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park has been awarded the overall winner of the annual Primary Times Reader Star Awards. The hugely popular all weather family attraction won a large percentage of votes with readers impressed with the range of facilities, variety of children’s activities and overall appeal of the Park which ticked all the right boxes for families.

The anticipated and much coveted Family Attraction category was also awarded to Devon’s Crealy Adventure Park. In addition to this, another hotly-contested category of the Halloween Event also went to the Park, with readers...