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Summer holiday fun at The Donkey Sanctuary

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 07/26/2016 - 1:37pm

Come rain or shine, The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth has plenty of fun-filled events for all the family.

With free admission, free parking, daily activities throughout the holidays and a free Hopper Bus from Sidmouth, The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth is a great value option this summer. Open from 9am every day, enjoy face painting and animal-themed crafts, such as making a donkey out of modelling clay, and take the whole family on a holiday hunt around the farm.

Get outdoors and meet some of the 500 donkeys who are cared for at the Sidmouth site, including giant Poitou...

Top 20 things to do in Devon this summer

Authored by Alli Enticott
Posted: Sun, 07/24/2016 - 4:08am

Wondering how you’re going to keep the kids amused during the summer holidays? We've come up with a few suggestions here:

Knights and Dragons Let your little ones run loose at Powderham Castle’s Knights and Dragons magical trail by Pocketwatch Theatre. The event is running from 24-29 July and is aimed at children aged 5-11. Each session lasts 45-60 minutes. www.powderham.co.uk

Bird spotting Dust your wellies off and join a guided tour with the RSPB bird spotting. The tours are every Saturday, perfect for the little ones to discover different types of bird species. Entry £...

Fun Dog Show

Event Date: 
14/08/2016 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Venue: 
Poltimore House, Exeter

Our first ever fun family dog show takes place at Poltimore House on 14th August. Doors open a 10am with the first fun class starting at 11am. Lots of prizes to be won from hairiest hound to child handler class, something for everyone pooch and owners alike. Raffle and tombola, prizes for dogs and humans.

Nominal fee to enter a class, house and grounds will also be open throughout the day. Contact events@poltimore.org with any queries.

Cathedral Explorers: Secret Passageways

Event Date: 
01/08/2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

https://exeter-cathedral.cloudvenue.co.uk/cathedralexplorers Monday 1st August & Thursday 18th August Tours available each day 10.00-12.00 and 13.30-15.30 There are all sorts of hidden places in the Cathedral. Join us on an adventure to discover all the secrets of this ancient building. Discover the hidden house built into the walls of the Cathedral, and climb the spiral staircase to see an amazing floor full of secret and strange symbols. Hear about a spooky murder that took place almost 700 years ago, and find out what lies beneath the Cathedral Green. Finally, create a shrinking...

Cathedral Family Tours

Event Date: 
29/07/2016 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Friday 29th July, Thursday 11th August, Monday 22nd August. Tours available each day 10.00-11.00 and 14.00-15.00 Come and explore the Cathedral as a family this half-term. Join our child-friendly tour full of stories, amazing facts, and spooky tales. Find out more about this wonderful building, and discover how and why it was built. Along the way, see if you can spot: a mermaid, a green man, an elephant, a boy sticking his tongue out, and a clock that may have inspired the nursery rhyme ‘Hickory Dickory Dock’. Afterwards, why not get dressed up and take a Medieval family ‘selfie’ to...

Tile Painting

Event Date: 
10/08/2016 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Wednesday 10th August, 11.00-15.00 (Cathedral) The Cathedral floor is decorated with many beautiful tiles. Come and copy some of the medieval designs and paint your own tile to take home. £2 per tile. Suitable for all ages, no booking required for this drop-in activity.

Time Traveller Club - Courageous Celts

Event Date: 
09/08/2016 - 10:00am to 3:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Tuesday 9th August, 10.00-12.30 or 13.30-15.30 (Pearson Education Centre) Learn about Boudicca, one of the fiercest Queens in Britain’s history! Fight against the Romans and make a shield to defend yourself. Make a beautiful Iron Age mirror to see how you would look as a Celt. Booking information Suitable for ages 6-12, £6 per child. Children may be dropped off and left for the whole session. Booking essential – please book online or telephone 01392 285983. No booking charges apply for this event. Book online

Medieval Fayre

Event Date: 
05/08/2016 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral (Cathedral Green)

Friday 5th August, 11.00-15.00 (Cathedral Green) My Lords and Ladies! You are invited to a Medieval Fayre on the Cathedral Green! Wear your finest clothes or borrow some of our own medieval costumes. Have a go at archery and apple bobbing, or put your parents in the stocks and throw a wet sponge at them! Get crafty and have a go at making shields and crowns. FREE (some crafts £1). Suitable for all ages, no booking required for this drop-in activity.

Wacky West Front Crafts

Event Date: 
03/08/2016 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral (Cathedral Green)

Wednesday 3rd August, 11.00-15.00 (Cathedral Green) Did you know that the kings, angels and knights on the West Front of the Cathedral were originally brightly painted? Re-design the West Front with paint and glitter, or make a king, angel or knight statue. FREE (some crafts £1). Suitable for all ages, no booking required for this drop-in activity.

Time Traveller Club: Brilliant Bronze Age

Event Date: 
02/08/2016 - 10:00am to 4:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral (Peasron Education Centre)

Tuesday 2nd August, 10.00-12.30 or 13.30-15.30 (Pearson Education Centre) Find out about the people who lived in the Bronze Age! Make an axe to defend yourself against enemies, or make a copy of some of the treasures found in Bronze Age graves. Discover who the Beaker people were and create a replica pot out of clay to take home. Booking information Suitable for ages 6-12, £6 per child. Children may be dropped off and left for the whole session. Booking essential – please book online or telephone 01392 285983. No booking charges apply for this event. Book online

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