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Half Term at the Cathedral: Manuscripts

Event Date: 
27/05/2015 - 10:30am
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Wednesday 27th May, 10:30 - 12:30 (Pearson Education Centre)

How did they make ink and paint in medieval times? Come along and find out! Make your own ink and paint, then have a go at creating an illuminated medieval manuscript to take home. £5 for the workshop. Booking Essential

Booking Information: £5 per place. Please book by calling 01392 285983 / 01392 413174. Book online: www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/166636

Half Term at the Cathedral: Crafts

Event Date: 
26/05/2015 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Join us to have a go at some of our Cathedral Crafts. Draw a picture and turn it into a badge with our badge machine. Create your own ‘shrinkie’. Draw your design onto our special plastic sheets and watch them shrink when they are heated. You can take home your mini work of art as a key ring! Or choose from our one of many brasses to take a rubbing and find out the history behind them all.

This drop-in activity takes place in the Cathedral. £1 for each activity.

Admission to the Cathedral is free for under 18s within a family group.

The Cathedral admission charge...

Half Term at the Cathedral: Crafts

Event Date: 
26/05/2015 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Join us to have a go at some of our Cathedral Crafts. Draw a picture and turn it into a badge with our badge machine. Create your own ‘shrinkie’. Draw your design onto our special plastic sheets and watch them shrink when they are heated. You can take home your mini work of art as a key ring! Or choose from our one of many brasses to take a rubbing and find out the history behind them all.

This drop-in activity takes place in the Cathedral. £1 for each activity.

Admission to the Cathedral is free for under 18s within a family group.

The Cathedral admission charge...

Your essential guide to Easter family fun

From Easter egg hunts to eggtastic activities, there's loads going on in and around Exeter to keep the family entertained this Easter...

Daily, until 12 April:

Exe Egg Chase Exe Estuary Trail, Exeter A special Easter egg hunt inspired by Rugby World Cup 2015. Participants have to find small, Rugby-ball shaped chocolate eggs which are hidden at a number of businesses along the estuary trail route including, Saddles & Paddles, Toby Buckland Plant Centre, Stuart Line Cruises, Darts Farm, the Salutation Inn and Double Locks. The Rugby eggs can be found by following clues...

Re-Make & Craft! Free family drop-in days for half-term at Devon Guild

Event Date: 
31/03/2015 - 10:15am to 01/04/2015 - 5:15pm
Venue: 
Devon Guild of Craftsmen

FREE Family Drop-in days: re-make & craft (half-term) Tuesday 31 March, 10.15am - 12.30pm & 1.30 - 4pm Join Thomas Cadbury, Curator of Antiquities at RAMM, and Guild staff for the opportunity to handle prehistoric objects and investigate real Roman and Elizabethan artefacts as well as creating your own antiquities inspired by the exhibition. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

FREE Family drop-in day - join two exhibitors from Re-Making the Past exhibition at the Guild. Re-make & craft your own exciting work to take home! Shadow Play with Maps and Lichens with...

Warning over fake Frozen merchandise

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 02/10/2015 - 12:26pm

Thousands of items of counterfeit “Frozen” merchandise, including dolls and costumes, have been seized in Barnstaple and Ilfracombe by Devon and Somerset Trading Standards service.

Investigations are continuing, but the authorities have issued a warning , alerting people to the potential dangers.

“We are concerned that children could be playing with these potentially dangerous dolls or wearing costumes which are highly flammable,” says Councillor Roger Croad, Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member with responsibility for the Trading Standards service.

“We’re asking...

Children set a very wiggly challenge

Leading charity Action for Children is teaming up with The World of Eric Carle™ and encouraging children’s centres, nurseries and groups for under fives in the South West to host a Giant Wiggle on Thursday 19 March 2015 to celebrate the UK’s most read children’s book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar™. The event will bring together under-5s to wiggle along in giant caterpillar conga lines, encouraging them to help others, and opening up their imaginations through storytelling and creative activities. Brigitte Gater, UK West Director of Children's Services at Action for Children, said: “We want...

Exeter Sling Meet

Event Date: 
13/02/2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Venue: 
The Children's Garden, 80 Merrivale Road, Exeter

Come along to Sling Meet to find out just how easy babywearing is and how it can help soothe your baby or help you get your hands back.

Calling all budding young artists

Exeter Racecourse has launched its fabulous annual art competition for children aged 11 and under with the overall winner featured on the front page of its racecard on Finlake Holiday Park Family Day, Tuesday, March 31. Exeter want children to come up with vibrant designs which depict the colour and vibrancy of a day at the races, from the brightly coloured silks worn by jockeys, to smiling faces in the crowds. There are prizes to third place in each category – seven and under and eight to 11 - including vouchers from Leonard Coombe Master Saddlers and Country Life, family tickets to the...

Increase in childcare take up

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:08am

Devon has seen a significant increase in the number of two-year-olds accessing free childcare and early learning thanks to the County Council’s 2gether funding programme.

Since September, over 2,000 children have been offered a funded place at an approved childcare setting, but there are still 600 children who could be eligible for a free place this Spring term who are yet to apply. The 2gether funding was extended to children whose family receive certain benefits, have a household income under £16,190, or if the child has a disability, special educational need or if they are...

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