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Grassroots rugby back with a bang at Exeter Chiefs

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 09/20/2021 - 8:25pm

RUGBY is back with a bang in England after months of frustration caused by the Covid pandemic, meaning it was an opportunity for junior festivals to take centre stage this weekend as the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup returned at Exeter Chiefs.

Crediton Rugby Club hosted an exciting Under-11 and Under-12 grassroots developmental festival on Sunday as youngsters finally got the opportunity to lace up their boots again, with a myriad of teams from the West Country and surrounding areas locking horns.

This successful series of nationwide events, now running for nearly two...

Go batty at The Donkey Sanctuary this summer 

The Donkey Sanctuary Sidmouth will host East Devon’s new travelling creative space – the Creative Cabin on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 August, offering visitors free hands-on activities and the chance to learn all about one of the UK's rarest bats - the grey long-eared-bat.

Activities at the 'Completely Batty' event include making flying bat models and bat masks, as well as putting together wildflower ‘seed bombs’, to create wildflower gardens at home.

Visitors will also be able to join a Bat Discovery trail around the sanctuary with the charity’s Ecology and Conservation...

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

Mouff makes brushing your teeth cool for kids

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 

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

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.

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