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...

Singers wanted for an alternative to a choir

Authored by Forever Young
Posted: Mon, 09/02/2013 - 10:31pm

Following their summer break, Forever Young Sing for Fun return on Monday 9 September.

We are looking for new singers who want to join an alternative to a choir.

Since January 2007, Forever Young have met on most Monday evenings, from 7-9pm, at St Sidwell’s School, York Road, Exeter. In two hours we sing around 30 songs, chosen by singers, from a list of over 500 songs. With the words projected on the wall we sing to beautiful backing music from the best singers including Abba, Adele, Pavarotti, Dusty Spingfield etc. etc. (Please visit the website for more details) http://...

Wonford Summer Music Club

Event Date: 
26/08/2013 - 10:30am to 27/08/2013 - 3:30pm
Phoenix Club, Rifford Road, Exeter EX2 6NF

Music 4 Life Summer Music is taking place in the Phoenix Youth Club in Wonford on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 August.

It is being run by Wren Music, Devon's leading community music organisation.

There will be loads of music making and singing. It will be great fun. We provide lots of instruments for you to try and join in with, or you can bring your own acoustic ones along!

Music starts at 10.30am and the day ends at 3.30pm The group is for 8 to 18 year olds...

...and it is all absolutely FREE!

Please bring a packed lunch - Drinks are provided...

British families feel the squeeze of summer holidays

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 08/21/2013 - 1:54pm

New research released by shows Britain's parents spend a staggering £9.5 billion on entertaining their kids during the six-week break. A study by the leading online gifting and experience website found that most parents spend £1,232 on keeping their children entertained during the summer holiday. Research by of 1,000 parents found that by the time kids go back to school the average family will have spent; £472 on childcare, £388 on day trips in the UK and £372 on food and drink. The survey, which also looked into the specific opinions of families in the South West...

Aving a Giraffe

Event Date: 
11/10/2013 - 7:00pm
Exeter University Great Hall

Aving a Giraffe is a unique comedy challenge, aimed at showcasing some of the region's best undiscovered comedy talent. Participants at the event will each have just two minutes to show off their skills and make you laugh, all with the added pressure of a high profile judging panel.

There will be a few surprises throughout the night and a whole lot of laughs.

For more information or to take part please contact

To buy your tickets for the fun filled evening follow this link -

Dawlish Air Show

Event Date: 
23/08/2013 - 10:00am to 24/08/2013 - 8:00pm

Each year this event attracts tens of thousands of people to watch an array of aircraft take to the sky at this award winning air show.

This year the fun runs over two days.

The Family Fun Day takes place on The Lawn in Dawlish on Friday where you will find sideshows, stalls, and ground displays offering something for everyone.

The main flying display takes place on Saturday and is scheduled to begin at 11.30am. The Red Arrows are expected to arrive over Dawlish at around midday. Also displaying will be the likes of Typhoon, Falcons, RV8tors and, towards the close...

"Fantastic Mr. Fox" - Butterscotch Sunday Film Screening

Event Date: 
28/07/2013 - 6:00pm
West Town Farm, Ide, Exeter EX2 9TG

Butterscotch Sunday presents a special farmyard film screening of Wes Anderson’s stop-motion animated ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’, featuring a story-telling trail of the farm, a local food BBQ and live music in support of The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution, taking place at West Town Farm at 6pm on Sunday July 28th.

“Boggis, Bunce, and Bean; One fat, one short, one lean.These horrible crooks,so different in looks,were nonetheless equally mean.”

If this rhyme brings back childhood memories of goose-liver doughnuts or a cantankerous badger then you may want to dig a tunnel...

28 more sleeps until Summer Holidays

Authored by Theatrebugs
Posted: Wed, 06/26/2013 - 9:05am

Countdown is officially on now Mums and Dads! Just 28 more sleeps until …. The Summer Holidays!

But don’t panic… we’ll gladly take the little ones off your hands for five fun-filled days of of acting, singing, dancing, dressing up and arts and crafts. On day five we hit the stage to put on our breathtaking performance of….

The First Ever Whale Story

(the critics have already given us 5 stars, they just know it’s going to be a cracker)

Perry Pirate parks his pirate ship on top of the Sula Sea Fairy’s house- how very silly! Luckily the tiniest fish in the...

Put fun with food on the menu this summer holiday

Authored by funkitchen221
Posted: Thu, 06/20/2013 - 10:37pm

Budding young chefs in Exeter are being given the chance to roll up their sleeves, put on their aprons and show off their culinary skills at Fun Kitchen cookery workshops.

During the summer holidays children aged between eight and fourteen, are being invited to cook up a selection of scrumptious treats and mouth-watering dishes in the Fun Kitchen at St Peter's Church of England School, Exeter. ​

To fit around parents' busy working lives, children can be can dropped off from 8.30am with an entertaining and fun-filled day of cookery activities going on until 5.30pm.


Come and celebrate Explorers' Week at Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park this half term!

Event Date: 
25/05/2013 - 10:30am to 02/06/2013 - 5:30pm
Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park

Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park is inviting intrepid youngsters to come along this half term and become a Crealy Explorer by taking part in their Explorers' Week. Using an ‘Explorers' Map’ guests can follow the trail and solve the clues around the park to win a medal and the chance to take part in a daily prize draw!

Find out what animal guards the thrilling rollercoaster Maximus or head to the top of the Vortex and see what colour the lights in Viper are! Explorers who correctly solve all of the clues will earn themselves an Explorers Medal and be in with a chance of...