Create and Sew with Felt

Event Date: 
28/06/2016 - 10:30am to 1:00pm
Bunyip Beads, 111-113 Fore Street, Exeter, EX4 3JF

As part of our schedule of special summer craft workshops, this class will give you a chance to come in a play with felt & one of our favourite pieces of equipment: our Sizzix Big Shot.

Come and have a go with our great selection of dies (tools for cutting shapes out of felt easily) – we’ve got everything from owls to ice cream to hearts & stars. What happens next is then up to you! We’ll have all sorts of ideas and inspiration to throw at you, and all the craft equipment you need to make it happen. You could potentially make a beautiful mobile, a heart garland, a hand...

Make a Necklace and Bracelet: Charms, Tassels & Small Beads

Event Date: 
24/05/2016 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Bunyip Beads, 111-113 Fore Street, Exeter, EX4 3JF

As part of our special schedule of new summer workshops, we'll be hosting a session of jewellery making using our favourites: tiny seed beads, charms and tassels! YAY. You’ll go home with a necklace and a bracelet, and all the skills you need to make a million more of these to give to loved ones. Expect extreme tassel enthusiasm and awesome jewellery creations.

The class is a one off session, running on Tuesday 24th May, 2pm to 4.30pm, and costs £25 per person, including all your materials. We require a £10 deposit to secure your place, so give us a ring on 01392 437377 or pop in...

Broadclyst Fun Day and family dog show

Event Date: 
25/06/2016 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
Broadclyst recreation ground, EX5 3JB

2016’s Broadclyst Fun Day and Family Dog Show will take place on Saturday 25th June on the Recreation ground, Broadclyst, kicking off at 11am with an action-packed day of kids races, events, displays, stalls and the very popular Family Dog Show with 10 classes commencing at 2pm.

For the young and young at heart, Fun Day offers a plethora of activities, entertainment and stalls to delight engage and wear off some youthful excess energy (where do they get it from…?). The ever-popular kids’ races will start promptly at 11.30 so under starters’ orders: 1-2-3-Go! Entries for the Dog...

Big Fish Little Fish family rave - Steampunk Techno Special

Event Date: 
22/05/2016 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Exeter Phoenix

Family fun for the post-rave generation of parents. Helping parents be responsibly irresponsible since 2013.

Join us in May for our Techno Special “Infernal Machines” - Steampunk Theme!

DJs Signal Jammer (NoNoM DJs), plus resident Little My play (grown up) dance music on the multi-sensory dancefloor with glitter cannons, bubbles and giant parachute dance.

More fun activities upstairs in the Voodoo Lounge (to be announced).

Craft tables with giant colouring mural, themed crafts and playdoh table. Play area with tents and tunnels and baby chillout space with...

Exhibition: Stitching it up to 'Make It OK'

Exhibition runs Saturday 19 March – Sunday 8 May Launch event 6 - 8pm Friday 18 March Venue: Devon Guild of Craftsmen Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9AF

A touring exhibition including specially commissioned work by 5 artists who explore damage and repair, disease and healing, through stitch and other media.

Curator Liz Cooper launches a new touring exhibition entitled ‘What Do I Need to Do to Make it OK?’ at Devon Guild of Craftsmen this Spring. The title is taken from a talk by participating artist Dorothy Caldwell.

From Canada, Dorothy has travelled to...

Odd Socks - free puppetmaking for Easter

Event Date: 
29/03/2016 - 10:30am to 05/04/2016 - 4:00pm
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF

2 days of free sock-puppet making for kids. Tue 29 March & Tue 5 April, 2016. Main gallery. 10.30-12.30 & 1.30 - 4pm. FREE Free family drop-in workshops this Easter holiday. Transform material into unusual alien creatures. As part of our main exhibition about recycling textiles ('Make it OK'), you will create a puppet who can star in a mini movie and patch up our planet! Hand stitch, animate - and laugh! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in. No need to book. 01626 832223

Easter pop-up Drama club

Event Date: 
04/04/2016 - 1:00pm to 3:15pm
America Hall, Pinhoe, Exeter

'Imagine That' Drama club will be running a 'pop-up' Drama club for 7-16 year olds in America Hall on Monday 4th April.

For fun, games and giggles make sure you book a place.

7-11 year olds will be from 1-2pm and 12-16 year olds from 2.15-3.15pm.

Absolutely no performance experience necessary but please book in advance at or .

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s kids’ ultimate dream car!

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 02/28/2016 - 9:11pm

A roaring, flying machine powered by magic and kitted out with a swimming pool and sweets machine is how kids in Exeter have described their ultimate dream car.

Although adults may long for a car with an inbuilt touchscreen navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity and all-wheel drive, when it comes to vehicles children are a much tougher crowd to please. A recent poll commissioned by the Bentley by Me campaign asked 1,000 children across the UK aged between 6 and 12 what their dream car would be like – and the results are out of this world.

In Exeter, 43.4 per cent of...

Christmas at Killerton: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Event Date: 
21/11/2015 - 10:00am to 03/01/2016 - 4:00pm
Killerton, Broadclyst, near Exeter, EX5 3LE

The magical world of Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is brought to life at Killerton. You can see the house transformed into scenes from the classic fairy-tale. Wrapping up warm to follow the outdoor family trail, take part in activities and see if you can spot the willow reindeer under thousands of twinkling lights.The estate stays open until 6pm on Fridays and Saturdays in December so you can fall in love with Killerton at dusk. The shop will be selling beautiful gifts, Christmas trees and local produce and the cafe and restaurant will serve up delicious treats. Bring the whole family...

Fifth of SW parents feel lonely

Over a fifth (21 per cent) of parents in the South West feel lonely and isolated, regularly feeling cut off from friends and other sources of support, according to new findings released today by charity Action for Children.

The research has unearthed a shocking scale of loneliness that for nearly a quarter (22 per cent) of people in the region has become worse since becoming a parent. The importance of having a support network to rely on was also highlighted by parents the charity spoke to, with more than half (60 per cent) saying it is particularly important to have friends who...