We're good to go with safety first, say Devon holiday parks

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 06/19/2020 - 9:16pm

One of Devon's largest holiday park operators, Park Holidays UK, says bookings have "avalanched" in the run-up to the re-opening of its six major parks in the county.

The group says it is having to deal with holiday requests on a "first come, first served" basis as families get ready to enjoy their first taste of real freedom in months.

Its Devon parks – which in high season can together accommodate up to 2,000 people every night - are located in Brixham where there are two, Barnstable, Dawlish, Dawlish Warren and Paignton.

Behind-the-scenes preparations for re-...

Christmas returns to Castle Drogo after 7 years

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 12/13/2019 - 10:30am

Castle Drogo will be open for Christmas for the first time since a major conservation project began seven years ago to make the building watertight.

Although the building work now has the end in sight, there is still much work to be done to restore the castle’s grounds and interiors back into the Drewe’s family home, which is likely to continue into 2020. However, the building is now watertight, meaning that Christmas can return to the castle once again.

From Saturday 30 November until Monday 23 December, Castle Drogo will be open and decorated for Christmas, inspired by...

Cofton Holidays granted planning permission for luxury lodges collection

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Fri, 12/06/2019 - 10:21am

South Devon’s multi award-winning holiday park, Cofton Holidays, has received planning permission to build a collection of 12 luxury lodges, which are due to be completed in 2020.

Located near the pretty coastline at Dawlish Warren, construction work has started on the bespoke Copse Lodges collection and is set to be completed by next spring.

Built by Pathfinder Homes, based in Newton Abbot, the 12 cedar-clad lodges will be located in Cofton’s glorious 10-acre field above the popular camping area. With two and three bedroom lodges available to book now for breaks from May...

Coral Sea, Sharm El Sheikh

New flights from Exeter Airport to Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt

Authored by Jason Clark
Posted: Wed, 12/04/2019 - 10:18am

TUI, the world’s leading holiday company and the UK’s number one holiday provider, has announced its winter 2020 programme with the reintroduction of holidays to Sharm El Sheikh.

From the 4th November 2020, weekly TUI flights to Sharm El Sheikh will be operating on a Wednesday from Exeter airport.

Famous for the glistening red sea and amazing sandy beaches, customers can expect high quality hotels and the year round sun the region is known for. Four hotels including old favourites along the beautiful Red Sea coast are now on sale, with even more in the pipeline.


Holiday Home, holiday Letting, Winter Property Tips, Frozen Pipes

Holiday homeowners encouraged to be proactive before wintry weather takes hold

Authored by Boshers
Posted: Wed, 11/20/2019 - 10:29am
Holiday home insurance specialists Boshers are encouraging holiday let owners to take precautions to prevent water damage by burst pipes.

The advice comes as the Met Office recorded freezing temperatures across much of the UK. On Tuesday 19th November Braemar in Scotland saw the lowest temperature recorded so far this autumn, a chilly -9.9°C and parts of the UK have already seen significant snowfall. These weather conditions can cause pipes to freeze and burst causing serious damage and vacant holiday homes are particularly vulnerable if basic precautions are not taken.

Whilst most...

TUI announces biggest ever holiday programme from Exeter Airport

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Tue, 10/22/2019 - 8:44pm

TUI, the UK’s largest holiday company, has announced their biggest ever holiday programmefor its summer 2020 programme from Exeter Airport with 42,000 seats on sale.

With its commitment of offering more flexibility and choice, TUI has introduced new 10 and 11 night Antalya, Corfu and Zakynthos (Zante) holidays, with Gran Canaria flights operating again on Mondays.

Stephen Wiltshire, Operations Director at Exeter Airport, said: “We welcome this fantastic news from TUI UK which means South West travellers have even more options to depart from their local airport to these...

Kids filming hand made pom poms at Devon Guild

Summer Craft Clubs

Event Date: 
24/07/2019 - 10:00am to 28/08/2019 - 12:30pm
Devon Guild of Craftsmen

The Devon Guild craft centre in Bovey Tracey is offering free drop-in craft activities every Wednesday morning (24 July - 28 August) during the summer holidays. All sessions are 10am – 12.30 pm and there is no need to book; just pop in and join in the making fun! See below for details of our weekly making mornings:

24 July 10am – 12.30pm PomStitchTassel textiles workshop Pom-pom pencil toppers. Learn how to make a pom-pom and then create it into a weird and wonderful pencil topper.

31 July 10am – 12.30pm Michelle Greenwood Brown - mosaic workshop. Decorate a ceramic tile...

Summer dance camp from 29th July 2019 image

Summer Dance Camp 5-12 yrs 29th July- 23rd Aug 2019

Event Date: 
29/07/2019 - 10:00am to 23/08/2019 - 3:30pm
DanSci Dance Studio

Let your children enjoy a week of dancing fun this Summer Just choose your dates and book instantly online. Childcare sorted and it's fun and healthy way to make friends. £25 per day or £100 per week. £25 Discount for week long bookings!

Visit for more information and to book

Due to new facilities we are able to offer a larger selection of dance styles. Each main session will include technique and a routine. The focus is on learning something new while making friends and having fun.

You can purchase tickets for the number of days you require at £25...

Praia Da Marinha

Great places to visit in the Algarve

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Thu, 04/25/2019 - 1:48pm

The Moorish Castle Of Silves

The Silves Castle is a remainder of the period when Silves was the capital of the Algarve. The massive construction is one of the oldest castles in the Algarve that is still erect, and it should come on top of your things to see in this area of Portugal. Since 1919, the Moorish Castle of Silves has been included in the national monuments portfolio due to its historic importance. Very well preserved, this castle used to be part of the defensive system of this citadel during the Almohade period, in the 12th and 13th centuries. Just by the entrance, you'...

Curious About Exeter

Event Date: 
01/01/2019 - 10:00am to 31/12/2019 - 4:00pm
Exeter City Centre, starting from Northenhay Gardens

Explore, Discover & Enjoy Exeter with Curious About Exeter

Are you curious about Exeter? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined make Exeter a fascinating place to explore!

You’ll get everything – detailed directions, maps, clues (with answers in the back!), and interesting snippets about the history of Exeter and the people that have shaped...