Getting back to me: a one-day farm retreat for 10 -16 year olds

Event Date: 
20/08/2019 - 9:30am to 3:30pm
Farrantshayes Farm, Talaton, Devon, EX15 2NQ

Do you know a 10-16 year old who could do with a break from being so caught up in what other people think, social media, those feelings of worry and anxiety in their life?

This one-day farm retreat is a chance to get away from phones, get back to nature, explore our own headspace and have some fun! Eight places are available and this lovely farm retreat experience is offered at £55 per person, with an Early Bird discount of 20% (£44) for the day. Exeter city centre is only 30 minutes away and a great place for adults to have retail therapy between drop off and pick up!


Free footwear check for Healthy Feet Month

Authored by Reporters
Posted: Tue, 04/23/2019 - 11:57am

KEEN and amateur walkers from Devon are being invited to take advantage of a free footwear fitting service being offered as part of a national Healthy Feet Month (April 2019).

Taunton Leisure, which is on Fore Street in Exeter, is supporting the April event, which is run by the College of Podiatry, by offering complimentary boot fittings daily during normal opening hours.

Store Manager, Nick Baron, who is a keen climber, explained: “Healthy Feet Month highlights the importance of correctly fitted shoes for all activities and hobbies, so we can all put our best foot forward...

Ludwell Community Orchard tree planting

Event Date: 
13/01/2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Community Orchard, Ludwell Valley Park

All welcome to relaxed, friendly morning, planting fruit and nut trees in the community orchard in Ludwell Valley Park.

Come to help or just to see what we are up to.

Hot drinks and cakes - free for volunteers, for donation to others.

Visit www.ludwelllife.org.uk/events or https://www.facebook.com/LudwellLife/ for more information

Big Screen in the Park

Event Date: 
06/08/2018 - 7:00pm to 12/08/2018 - 7:00pm
Northernhay Gardens, Exeter

Roll up, roll up! Big Screen In The Park is coming to town for seven nights of outdoor cinema this summer.

The city’s largest outdoor cinema event returns to Northernhay Gardens from Monday 6th to Sunday 12th August.

Visitors to the annual event can expect al fresco films, bars, picnics and on-site entertainment. This is a unique opportunity to experience the magic of the movies on a huge 10m screen, with the illuminated Cathedral city as a stunning backdrop.


Edward Scissorhands (12), Monday 6 Aug

This haunting and darkly sweet...

Getting Back to Nature for the Ultimate Stress Buster

Authored by DevonPRNews
Posted: Mon, 05/14/2018 - 3:39pm

The positive and restorative powers that the great outdoors can have on physical and mental health are well known, and as the West Country weather finally takes a turn for the better, it is a perfect time to venture outside, get back to nature and embrace the multitude of benefits it brings.

For most adults in today’s world, the demands on their time, plus often sedentary jobs, and rise in use of technology in all facets of life, has combined to increase feelings of pressure, exhaustion and feeling ‘wired’, while decreasing the time spent outdoors, getting active, or being able to...

Reasons to get outside this winter

Authored by DevonPRNews
Posted: Tue, 02/13/2018 - 9:30am

Despite the arrival of the new year and, with it, a flurry of new year’s resolutions, winter is a time when it can be tempting to let good habits slide - often in favour of hibernating in front of the TV with a giant box of chocolates. But with the decreased exposure to sunlight that comes with shorter, darker days, Vitamin D levels are at an all-time low in winter, often leaving you feeling lethargic, low and sapped of energy. Getting some fresh air is more important than ever now, and for more reasons than you might think.

Mark Simpson, Managing Director at much-loved Ashburton...

Local support ensures Jolly Good Jaunt could be the jolliest yet!

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:51pm

The Jolly Good Jaunt on Sunday 29th October will again give walkers the opportunity to take part and raise vital funds for local charity Hospiscare.

The continued success of the Jolly Good Jaunt owes much to the generous support of local businesses and groups including the Deer Park County House Hotel for the splendid venue, the Honiton Agricultural Association for the use of their showground, Denhay Farms, Devon Hog Roast & Tesco`s Honiton for the delicious lunch. Go Outdoors in Exeter are kindly allowing a 10% discount to walkers who produce their registration letter....

Big Screen in the Park

Event Date: 
07/08/2017 - 10:30am to 13/08/2017 - 10:30am
Northernhay Gardens, Exeter

Exeter’s largest outdoor cinema returns to Northernhay Gardens for 2017.

This year’s Big Screen In the Park line up will treat locals and holidaymakers to cult classics, family favourites and new releases over seven summer evenings.

Mon 7 Aug – Four Weddings And A Funeral Tue 8 Aug – Monsters, Inc. Wed 9 Aug – Psycho Thu 10 Aug – Hunt For The Wilderpeople Fri 11 Aug – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Sat 12 Aug – La La Land Sun 13 Aug – Donnie Darko

Visitors are welcome bring blankets and picnics, but can also upgrade to a deck chair or prebook a feast for two, with a...

La La Land highlight of Exeter's Big Screen in the Park

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 06/20/2017 - 5:35am

The official ticket launch for one of Exeter’s most anticipated summer events kicked off in Princesshay with a surprise flashmob of lindy hop dancers.

In fitting with one of this year’s film highlights, multiple Oscar-winning blockbuster La La Land, this dance celebration in the sunshine aptly marked Exeter Phoenix’s launch of Big Screen 2017 tickets going on sale. Crowds of Saturday shoppers gathered to watch as members of the South West Lindyhoppers dressed in yellow appeared from nowhere and strutted their stuff to the song ‘T'aint What You Do (It's The Way That Cha Do It)’ by...

EDDC Education Rangers prepare for busiest summer yet

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:54pm

2017 is set to be the busiest summer season yet for East Devon's two Education Rangers, with more than 60 groups already booked for a day’s outdoor learning experience, enjoying East Devon’s outstanding environment.

Alongside working with school groups, the rangers will also be working with cubs, scout, brownie and rainbow groups and running events such as Fun in the Stream, night walks, bug hunts and rockpooling for local families and visitors.

The Reed Base classroom at Seaton Wetlands and the varied habitat throughout the reserve - which includes a wildlife garden, reed...