half term

Half term nestbox building in the RSPB Lookout Garden

Event Date: 
26/02/2022 - 10:30am
The Lookout Garden, RSPB Bowling Green Marsh and Goosemoor, Bowling Green Rd, Topsham, Exeter

Children and adults alike can get creative, building and decorating specially designed nestbox kits to make a cosy home for their local birds.

Date and times : Saturday 26 February, 10.30am-12.30pm.

Booking: bit.ly/NestBoxBuilding

Cost: RSPB members £12, Non members £14

Venue: The Lookout Garden, RSPB Bowling Green Marsh and Goosemoor, Bowling Green Rd, Topsham, Exeter EX3,

Contact: For more information visit: rspb.org.uk/bowlinggreenmarsh

Discover the leader of the pack at The Donkey Sanctuary

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 02/03/2022 - 10:52pm

This February half term, head to The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth and find out which adoption donkey has the loudest bray, the longest ears, or who is the most playful, in the Adoption Donkey Top Trumps Trail.

Follow the trail around the sanctuary to find the giant Top Trumps cards and discover which adoption donkey comes out on top in each round. This exciting family activity is a great way to explore the sanctuary, combining fun, exercise and brainpower.

Set in the heart of the rolling East Devon countryside, The Donkey Sanctuary has something to keep everyone...

Escapes for everyone at Vue as families seek fun activities this half-term

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 10/22/2021 - 10:33pm

NEW and classic family friendly blockbusters are coming to the big screen at Vue this October half term.

Meanwhile, new statistics from Vue’s Fulfilment Report have found that 7 out of 10 parents want a fun-packed schedule with their children this half-term, with 8 out of 10 looking for activities close to home.

Over a third of parents are planning a family trip to the cinema, with an array of content available for all the family during the school holidays.

When an evil genius threatens to turn all toddlers in the world into unbearable brats, there’s no choice...

Hobbycraft launch kids' half term craft workshops

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 10/11/2021 - 10:28pm

Hobbycraft has launched a series of Paint Your Own Ceramic workshops for kids of all ages and painting abilities.

The workshop will be led by one of Hobbycraft’s in-store craft experts, with all money going to its charity partner, Together for Short Lives. The charity helps every child and family living with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition get the very best care and support they can, so they can make the most of every moment together.

The 30-minute workshops are available in Hobbycraft stores across the UK between Monday 11th October and Sunday 31st October...

St Nicholas Priory launches half term challenge for the whole family

Exeter’s oldest building, St Nicholas Priory, invites families to step back into its past this February half term, with the launch of a series of fun and engaging activities for children and their families.

From Monday 15th February, families will be able to access a series of online activities which are aimed at helping children to connect with the some of the rich and inspiring stories associated with the Priory’s past. Families will then be invited to send in their completed activities which will be presented in an online exhibition as well as a live exhibition when the Priory...

SW leaders call on everyone planning a half-term break to be extra careful and to follow the rules

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 10/22/2020 - 4:24pm

“Coronavirus doesn’t take a break - please respect and protect local communities.”

This is the joint message from Council Leaders across the region for anyone thinking of coming to or travelling in and around the south west this half-term in a new social media campaign specifically targeting anyone coming into the region.

“Now is the time to be extra careful,” says Leader of Devon County Council and Chair of the Devon Local Outbreak Engagement Board, Councillor John Hart.

“People may well be considering taking a break this half term but unfortunately coronavirus...

7 fun watersports you can enjoy in Exeter this half term

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Wed, 02/05/2020 - 9:13am

If you are looking to take up watersports in Exeter, the Quay in Exeter is a great place to go.

The clocks are soon to go forward, so that means that the summer is in sight, what better way to start looking at what you could be doing in the summer to keep you cool whilst keeping fit.

There are a range of different watersports to do in Exeter from paddleboarding to rowing, so if you’re looking to sit down or stand up on the water there is an option for everyone.


Paddleboarding is a fairly new activity that has become extremely popular in...

Go Ape on the greatest adventure in Exeter this February half-term

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 01/29/2020 - 7:18pm

Go Ape Haldon is encouraging families to live life more adventurously this February half-term, opening up its Treetop Challenge to keep the whole tribe entertained.

Make the first school holiday of the year stand out from the crowd, with fun family time that brings out everyone’s inner adventure. Go Ape’s Treetop Challenge is designed to test your limits at dizzying heights on thrilling high-speed zips, free-fall swings and daring canopy-height crossings up high from the forest floor. It’s suitable for adults and families with children aged 10+ and over 1.4m tall. Prices from £20pp...

 ‘Spooktacular’ Half-Term Tricks and Treats at The Donkey Sanctuary

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 10/14/2019 - 8:37am

Have a scream this Halloween by exploring the Donkey Trick or Treat Trial and try your hand at Pumpkin Carving at The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth.

When: Saturday 19 October - Sunday 3 November (9am – 5pm)

Where: The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 0NU

What: Have a scream this Halloween and discover a packed programme of ‘spooktacular’ fun at The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth during the October half term.

Follow the trail of pumpkins around the sanctuary with the Donkey Trick or Treat Trail to discover ‘treats’ that keep the donkeys happy and healthy...

Disney on Ice

Event Date: 
23/10/2019 - 2:00pm to 27/10/2019 - 7:00pm
Westpont, Exeter

Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the celebration of the century as Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic.

Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and pals take to the ice to honour the legacy of Walt Disney and welcome audiences on a magical journey through classic and modern Disney tales. Families will join the fun in an exciting opening number that salutes Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as the original hosts of Disney On Ice.

The production will be skating into Westpoint in Exeter from the 23rd – 27th October 2019.

Priority customers can...