Rockpool ramble

Event Date: 
16/08/2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Ladram Bay beach Right hand side of bay when facing the sea Otterton EX9 7BX

Explore the world of Ladram Bay's rock pools with the Countryside Ranger

Learn where to look and what to look for.

Parking charges apply at Ladram Bay holiday park.


Outdoor Theatre: The Canterbury Tales

Event Date: 
10/08/2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Manor Gardens Exmouth, EX8 1NZ

The Pantaloons Theatre Company are back!

A cast of just five actors from the hilarious travelling theatre company The Pantaloons present every single one of Geoffrey Chaucer's timeless tales in under two hours.

Join the pilgrims for puppetry and poetry, music and magic, talking chickens and burnt bottoms!

Bring a seat and a picnic.

Gates open at 6pm.

U18's pay child price.


Bug hunt at Honiton Bottom

Event Date: 
10/08/2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Honiton Bottom Community Nature Reserve at the junction of Battishorne Way with Honiton Bottom Road EX14 2XB

Which bugs live at Honiton Bottom?

Find out what lives in the meadow and stream with the Countryside Rangers.


Rockpool ramble

Event Date: 
05/08/2016 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Exmouth seafront, left of the lifeboat station , Queens Drive, EX8 2AY

Explore the mysterious world of Exmouth's rock pools

Learn where to look and what to look for when rock pooling with the Countryside Ranger.


Exeter to host new deaf-inclusive active outdoors club

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 06/06/2016 - 8:50pm

On Wednesday 8 June, from 7-9pm, local charity Exeter Deaf Academy is inviting Deaf people and their families to a free opening of the new Active Outdoors Community Club, at Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre, on Exeter Quay.

Thanks to funding from Awards for All England, who have awarded a lottery grant of £4,655 towards this yearlong community project, the new Deaf-inclusive club will be offering taster sessions of canoeing, kayaking, archery, sailing and caving in an accessible environment.

The ethos of Exeter’s new Active Outdoors Community Club also aims to spread...

RSPB - Venn Ottery nature reserve's Open Day - an East Devon Heath Week event

Event Date: 
25/07/2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
RSPB Aylesbeare Common, Exmouth Road , Aylesbeare, Devon

Monday 25 July 2 pm-4 pm Price: Free, donations welcomed.

Booking essential

Join the RSPB and Devon Wildlife Trust for a guided walk of Venn Ottery reserve, looking for southern damselflies and other wildlife.

Please wear stout footwear advisable as the terrain can be wet. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and bring a sunhat, sunscreen and drinking water

Booking essential. Click here to book via Eventbrite.

Meet point: Venn Ottery Nature Reserve (SY 066 915)

How to get to Ven Ottery nature reserve (Note: very limited parking)


Wake up to wildlife: moths, birds & breakfast

Event Date: 
18/06/2016 - 8:00am to 10:00am
Seaton Wetlands

A morning of birds and moths with experienced experts

Join the EDDC Rangers and a group of experienced volunteers for a morning of Bird ringing and moth identification.

Finish the morning with a tasty bacon bap.

Teas and coffees also available.

Small charge for food and drink.


RSPB - Pond dipping and tractor ride at Aylesbeare Common

Event Date: 
25/07/2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
RSPB Aylesbeare Common Reserve

Monday 25 July 10 am- noon Price: Adults £2, child £1.50 (cost includes tractor ride)

Booking essential

Join us to look for the wettest inhabitants on the heath, and we’ll take you over in the tractor and trailer- much easier on the feet!

Booking essential. Click here to book.

Meet point: reserve car park at Joney’s Cross, on the A3052 (SY058898). With kind permission of Clinton Devon Estates.

How to get there: Aylesbeare is 8 miles (12.8 km) east of Exeter. Six miles (9.5 km) east from the M5 on the A3052. Travel 0.5 mile...

Your guide to What's On this weekend (13-15 May 2016)

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 05/15/2016 - 5:58pm

Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (13-15 May).


Travels with My Aunt Friday & Saturday, 7.30pm, Exeter Northcott Theatre Four actors take on over 20 characters in this hilarious mad cap dash around the world with Henry Pulling, a retired suburban bank manager with a penchant for dahlias. https://exeternorthcott.co.uk

Jonny & the Baptists: The End is Nigh Friday & Saturday, Exeter Bike Shed Theatre Last year, Jonny accidentally told his four-year-old niece climate change would end the world. To stop her crying,...

'Ghastly goatsuckers' at RSPB Aylesbeare nature reserve

Event Date: 
20/06/2016 - 8:30pm to 07/07/2016 - 9:15pm
RSPB Aylesbeare Common, Exmouth Road, Aylesbeare, Devon, EX5 2JS

Thursday 26 May to Thursday 7 July Evening walks. Selected dates only. Start times vary (see below) Price: £4 Adults, £2 Children

Booking essential

Join us for a night time walk in search of the eerie goatsucker (just one of the folklore names given to nightjars!).

We'll also be on the lookout for bats and glow worms and other things that go bump in the night!

Thursday 26 May, 8.30 pm till late Thursday 16 June, 9 pm till late Thursday 7 July, 9.15 pm till late

Booking essential. Click here to book via Eventbrite.

Meet Point: reserve car park...