What’s on at RAMM during August

This month visitors to Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum can see the city’s new currency before its launch in September, enjoy a wide selection of family activities; choose from a range of tours and see five exhibitions.


Life and Death in Ancient Egypt: Tour Saturday 1 August, 11.30am to 3pm, £2.50, drop in Join one of our 30-minute time ticketed tours of our Egyptian Collection. Learn about the background to the collection and visit the Tomb of Shep en-Mut. Tours leave every 30 minutes from the ground floor geology corridor. Each tour is limited...

A wild Devon summer for all the family

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 07/27/2015 - 11:09am

Devon Wildlife Trust has teamed up with South West Water to offer a range of wildlife events for all ages this summer. The events have both water and wildlife themes and will include rockpool rambles on the coast, and pond-dipping, bug-hunting and wildlife walks at stunning nature reserves.

Many of the activities will be based at Wembury Marine Centre and beach, near Plymouth, where a freshwater stream surrounded by banks of wildflowers flows into the sea on one of Devon’s most wildlife-rich shorelines. Mike Elsey, Major Supporters Fundraiser for DWT said: “building on the success...

Kids eat free at Cafe Rouge

Authored by jacobseal
Posted: Fri, 07/17/2015 - 6:40am

Keeping kids happy in the school holidays can be a struggle, but Café Rouge is just about to make things a whole lot easier for mums and dads with the launch of its fresh new children’s menu on 21 July.

Summer kicks off with an offer for children to eat free between 22 July and 31 July* (T&C’s apply), and after 31 July Café Rouge is launching three courses and a drink for just £6.95. Using only the finest ingredients served in a stylish and relaxed environment, Café Rouge’s carefully designed menu has been created to tickle even the pickiest youngsters’ taste buds.


Buckfast Festival defies the weather

Authored by Stacy Hill
Posted: Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:58am

The first day of the Buckfast Abbey Storytelling Festival was a great success with schools despite the torrential rain, which threatened to make it a wash-out.

The day started off well but just as the schools were about to do their first sessions with the host of well-known storytellers, who had come to the Abbey for this unique event, the skies just opened.

Many paths were flooded and the storytelling tent of Footprints Theatre Company from Nottingham let in so much water that they had to abandon it and retreat to an inside space.

Despite this, however, the schools...

Kids get to take control of Exeter cinema

ODEON – Europe’s largest cinema chain – has announced it is offering children in Exeter the chance take control of their local cinema, ODEON Exeter, for the day. Its only criteria is that they must be between 6 and 12 years old and know how to have fun like the banana-loving Minions.

From today until the launch of Minions on Friday June 26th, mini movie fans can visit the ODEON website and write their own ‘Mini-Manifesto’ of rules that they would implement if they were master of their cinema. The lucky winner will have the opportunity to see their demands brought to life at their...

Age UK Exeter Summer Fete

Event Date: 
04/07/2015 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
St Thomas Pleasure Ground, Exeter

Our upcoming fundraising Summer Fete is due to take place on sat 4th July in St Thomas Pleasure Grounds:

Our annual fundraising Summer Fete is going to be even bigger and better this year with live music, entertainment, children's activities, delicious cakes, craft and plant stalls.

There will also be a bouncy castle & toddler play area, food & drink plus a beer tent, classic bikes, face painting, badge making and games.

A great value day out for all the family and you will be supporting your local Age UK to provide support and services for older people...

Big Fish Little Fish South West Launch!

Event Date: 
19/07/2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter

We are thrilled to be bringing the award winning family event 'Big Fish Little Fish' from London all the way to the South West!

Our massive launch party with a 'Rumble in the Jungle' theme will be at the Phoenix, Exeter on July 19th. Very much a family rave rather than a kiddie disco, you can expect:

* Awesome guest DJs * Licensed bar * Dedicated and supervised craft area with animal-themed crafts * Play area with tents, tunnels and inflatables * Giant colouring-in mural * Babies-only safe space with soft mats, sofas and ball-pool. * Parachute dance *...

The Worried Walrus

Event Date: 
26/05/2015 - 11:00am
Exeter Phoenix


Its time for the Annual Animal Beauty Contest!

This years contestants include Terry the Tree Frog, Randy the Panda, Mary-Rose the beautiful flamingo and a brand-new, first time competitor – Wendy the Walrus!

Wendy has had her bath, exfoliated her skin and polished her tusks but what happens when the other animals boo her off stage?

Join Wendy on her magical journey to the bottom of ocean where she makes some unlikely new friends who help her to re-think what real beauty is.

Performed alongside live original music...

Youngsters set to take over Met Office

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 05/13/2015 - 11:41am

Youngsters are set to camp out at the Met Office this weekend to learn about the science behind weather.

Met Office Science Camps provide a unique opportunity for 11-13 year old students to take part in demonstrations and hands-on activities led by Met Office staff, while camping overnight at Met Office headquarters in Exeter.

The activities cover a wide range of topics which explain how we understand, measure and forecast the weather and climate.

The Met Office Science Camps take place over a number of weekends throughout the spring and summer terms. They are part...

Half Term at the Cathedral: Knights and Dragons

Event Date: 
29/05/2015 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Exeter Cathedral

Friday 29th May, 10.30-12.30 (Pearson Education Centre)

Knights & Dragons Crafts (Drop-In) Suitable for ages 4 - 11

Come on a quest and take part in our knight and dragon activities! Make a fire-breathing dragon and your own edible knight! Find out about heraldry and create your own coat of arms to take home with you. Try our badge machine to make a knights and dragon badge. £1 per activity