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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
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...

Half-term craft making days: Fearsome Feasts

Event Date: 
25/10/2018 - 10:30am to 26/10/2018 - 4:00pm
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF

This half term, join us at the Devon Guild Craft centre on 25th and 26th October for free family fun!. Become a crafty cook at our free making days with activities for all ages, based on the current exhibition, 'Plate Up'. Have fun modelling faux food for a spooky banquet… it may look good enough to eat - but don’t dare try it! Materials provided, donations welcomed. Under 12’s supervised please. Part of the Family Arts and Family Learning Festival.

10.30am-12.30 & 1.30-4pm both days.

FREE, drop-in. No need to book.

The Magic Garden returns to libraries across Devon

Authored by lemonpeel
Posted: Wed, 08/01/2018 - 12:44pm

Boo to a Goose Theatre returns to libraries and venues across Devon this summer with their interactive family show, ’The Magic Garden’. With fairies, animals and teddy bears, the performance was created specifically to meet Early Years developmental needs, and is accessible for babies and toddlers, allowing them to enter the captivating story of The Magic Garden with puppets and beautiful music.

Ranked as one of the Top 10 family days out in the UK (National Lottery Days 2017), Boo to a Goose’s unique, relaxed and multi-sensory performance style is sure to delight the whole family...

Exeter Library gets up to mischief for the Summer Reading Challenge 2018

The Summer Reading Challenge 2018 is set to get off to a mischievous start this July with the ‘Mischief Makers’. The theme of this year’s challenge is inspired by the historic Beano comics, which celebrate their 80th anniversary this year. Exeter Library celebrates the launch of the Summer Reading Challenge on Saturday 14th of July at its city centre location with a packed programme of events. On Saturday the 14th, Sciencedipity will be taking up residence in the children’s library from 9am - 12.30pm. Sciencedipity is a science themed not for profit organisation making science fun for...

Story takes centre stage in children's ballet

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 06/27/2018 - 11:19am

Review: Northern Ballet’s Ugly Duckling Northcott Theatre, Exeter

As a child's first experience of live ballet, Northern Ballet's version of Ugly Ducking delivers on every level writes Natalie Marcus.

Taking a four-year-old to a ballet could be a bit of gamble, but with Northern Ballet you are in safe hands!

This retelling of the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, Ugly Duckling was quite simply, an enchanting visual treat for children and adults from start to finish.

The show, which lasted a child-friendly 40 minutes, kept the attention of every...

Campaign launched to help prevent the number of toddlers being accidentally poisoned by making the home safer

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 06/21/2018 - 10:32pm

Trading Standards is aiming to reduce the number of incidents in which babies and toddlers (under fives) are being accidently poisoned in Devon, Somerset and Torbay.

A recent report published by Public Health England shows that accidental poisoning is on the rise in the South West, with more children aged 0-4 being rushed to A&E. The report says that from 2014 to 2018 there were 186 emergency admissions in Devon, 206 in Somerset and 36 in Torbay because of accidental poisoning. Buy Wise Be safe is a campaign by Trading Standards South West, a partnership of 15 local authority...

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:46am

Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (15-17 June):


Ugly Duckling Saturday, Exeter Northcott Ugly Duckling is lonely and fed-up, ignored by those around her who think she is too ugly to fit in. She tries to make friends with fellow ducklings as well as with frogs, cats and even a fox, but realising she is not like any of these animals, she is left sad and alone. Follow the duckling on her journey as she overcomes her troubles and realises that she was beautiful all along.Retelling the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, Ugly...

An Evening with Jacqueline Wilson

Event Date: 
24/05/2018 - 6:00pm
Exeter Corn Exchange

The award-winning and bestselling author will be discussing her career and latest book, Rose Rivers. Beautifully illustrated by Nick Sharratt, Rose Rivers is a brilliant new addition to Hetty Feather's world. There will be no book signing after the talk but there will be plenty of opportunity for children to ask questions. Copies of Rose Rivers along with other books by Jacqueline Wilson will be available to purchase from Waterstones on the day. Tickets available from Exeter Corn Exchange: £6 children, £8 adults and £19 includes entry and a copy of Rose Rivers.

*booking fees apply...

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (23-25 March).


Up 'n' Under Friday & Saturday, Exeter Northcott The Wheatsheaf Arms rugby team, the laughing stock of Castleford’s Amateur Rugby League 7-a-Side tournament have never won a game, don’t have seven players and spend more time in the pub than on the pitch. With just 5 weeks to go, our hero coach Arthur has to convince them they can beat the mighty Cobblers Arms, but first he has to work out how to communicate with them…

Jonny and the Baptists...