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Front cover of Mouff, the book to encourage better dental health

Mouff makes brushing your teeth cool for kids

Authored by FORCE Cancer Charity
Posted: Thu, 05/14/2020 - 9:11am

A dental nurse from Exeter has written a new children’s book with eye-catching characters to encourage kids to brush their teeth.

Shelley Poole created Mouff to make it easy for children to understand just how important it is to keep their teeth clean.

Mouff and the monsters who live among his molars deliver a colourful message about oral hygiene that appeals to youngsters.

She is especially keen to spread the word while access to dental practices is limited during the COVID-19 crisis.

“My goal overall is to change perceptions of oral health and to challenge...

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...

Stagecoach Santa bus pays special festive visit to Children’s Hospice South West 

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 12/14/2019 - 4:41pm

Stagecoach South West brought Christmas cheer to children this week when its Santa bus visited Children’s Hospice South West in North Devon.

Gary the Rabbit and the Stagecoach elves visited the charity’s Little Bridge House hospice near Barnstaple to hand out festive treats including goody bags and art and craft supplies for the sensory playroom.

Little Bridge House provides respite, palliative, end-of-life and bereavement support for nearly 200 children with life-limiting conditions and their families. Parents can take a break from being primary carers for a few days and...

Two adults and two children run through trees in the dark

Shaun the Sheep is on the run this Halloween at Haldon Forest Park

Authored by Haldon Forest Park
Posted: Thu, 10/10/2019 - 12:34pm

Join Haldon Forest Park this Halloween for a Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Run !

To celebrate Aardman’s new film A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, in cinemas 18 October, Shaun the Sheep welcomes all the family to enjoy this spooktacular 3km glow run on 30 October.

The route through the trees is lit up with fantastic colour and characters from the film are there to guide your way... but beware the Hazmats! Runners each receive a pair of Shaun the Sheep ears to decorate with UV paint to really make you glow before you venture into the forest.

Music and chat...

Two adults and two children run through trees in the dark

Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Run

Event Date: 
30/10/2019 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
Haldon Forest Park

Join us in the forest this Halloween for a Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Run! All the family will enjoy this spooktacular Shaun the Sheep themed run where trees are lit up with fabulous colour. To make you feel part of the flock, you will receive a pair of Shaun the Sheep ears and the chance to decorate them with UV paint to really make you glow before you venture into the forest. Music and chat from the MC will keep you entertained as you get your face painted (for a small charge) or grab a photo opportunity with Shaun the Sheep, who will be there to cheer you on. Runners will spot...

Tales From a Haunted Bookshop

Event Date: 
19/10/2019 - 3:00pm
Venue: 
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Brand new Halloween show comes to Exeter!

Why, hello there and welcome to the Haunted Bookshop. Come in, come in, take a seat, make yourself at home... and prepare yourself for a spooky show of terrible tales, scary stories and gruesome goings on! Meet the mysterious shopkeeper and the enigmatic Quoath but watch out for the ghosts! A weird and wonderful show for ages 8-12 and adventurous adults.

From the makers of Science Adventures and Jack’s Frosty Stories, Coppice Theatre, comes another delightful storytelling show featuring puppets, music and adventure! Suitable for...

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
Venue: 
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...

Princesshay Summer of Fun - The Circus is coming to Town!

Event Date: 
14/08/2019 - 11:00am to 16/08/2019 - 3:00pm
Venue: 
Princesshay Square

The circus is coming to town!

Join Flotsom the Fool and his team and try your hand at juggling, plate spinning, pedal-go plus much more!

Open 11am – 3pm. Children must be supervised by an adult (over 18)

Joining Flotsam will be Bonkers Balloons. See them walking about Princesshay at 11:30 and 2:00pm, plus their show at 12:30 filled with comedy, circus fun, music, magic and lots and lots of balloons.

Summer dance camp from 29th July 2019 image

Summer of Dance Program Encourages Kids to Stay Active

Authored by DanSci
Posted: Tue, 07/16/2019 - 10:34am

School holidays may be looming, but that doesn’t mean the learning stops. To help kids stay active throughout the summer, DanSci Dance Studio in Exeter will host a series of interactive dance programmes for kids aged from 18 months to 12 years

“We are very excited for Summer of Dance to begin” says Artistic Director of DanSci Dance Studio, Ava Barron Thomas “First up on the schedule is our raved about annual mixed styles dance Camp.”

Ava says “the dance camp is filled with different dance styles, music, stage craft and fun. Designed for 5-12 year old’s, camp will allow them...

Little Monsters Market Cullompton

Event Date: 
27/04/2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Venue: 
Cullompton Community Centre, Pye Corner, Cullompton EX15 1JX

Join us at our next Little Monsters Cullompton Market. Book a stall and sell your outgrown baby and children’s items.

You keep 100% of your takings!!

Come along and browse hundreds of quality, nearly new items including clothes, toys and equipment ranging from maternity through to 8 years for a fraction of their original cost. We will also be joined by local businesses providing information about children’s classes, groups and much more.

Venue Address: Cullompton Community Centre, Pye Corner, Cullompton EX15 1JX

Date of Market: Saturday 27th April 2019...

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