Devon the #PlaceToBe for walking and cycling

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 01/16/2016 - 6:39pm

A short video promoting Devon’s stunning network of walking and cycling trails to people around the world has been released.

The video kick-starts a campaign to encourage ramblers, cyclists, tourists and locals to take advantage of the county’s wonderful variety of walking and cycling trails.

It also encourages people to highlight Devon for walking and cycling this year on the #PlaceToBe Twitter feed.

The short video has been created, in collaboration with Visit Devon, and shares the fantastic walking and cycling routes Devon has to offer.

The film will be...

Curious About Exeter

Event Date: 
30/06/2016 - 9:00am to 31/12/2017 - 6:00pm
Exeter City Centre, starting from Northenhay Gardens

Are you curious about Exeter? Looking for an activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined make Exeter a unique and compelling city!

You’ll get everything – detailed directions, maps, clues (with answers in the back!), and salty stories about Exeter's history.


Enjoy being curious!

What makes Dawlish Air Show so special?

Authored by hazelwoodpark
Posted: Tue, 08/11/2015 - 1:12pm

July and August bring many families and holidaymakers to D awlish Warren .

These visitors have chosen our county as a prime destination which will allow them to relax within the UK and enjoy something special at the same time.

Devon has become an enjoyable place to discover and explore. Since the unfortunate disaster and storm which battered Dawlish (full article here ) there has been an increase of activity.

Families have made Devon their place to go to, simply because it is not just about fields and green spaces.

Thankfully, our holiday park is dog...

Try something wild this summer at Killerton

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 08/08/2015 - 2:42pm

If you need some family inspiration this summer then look no further than Killerton. The Outdoor Team has created an action packed programme of weekly events for August that will inspire and entertain all members of your family. Some of these events are a first for Killerton, and the National Trust Rangers are very excited at this new opportunity to show off the wild side of the estate.

‘Try it Tuesdays’ give taster sessions of sports and activities including rock climbing, laser clay pigeon shooting, cricket, tag rugby, archery and more. You can turn up and join in any time...

Sweet dreams under the stars at Wetlands

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 07/31/2015 - 4:51am

Enjoy a starry night (or two) with the Countryside team at Seaton Wetlands in August

Seaton Wetlands are at their spectacular best at dusk and during the early hours of the morning, so don’t miss the chance to sleep under the stars and rise and shine with East Devon District Council’s Countryside team on Friday 7 August, starting at 5pm, for a unique camping experience.

Bring your camping kit, go on a night walk, cook over a campfire, discover the moths that live at the Wetlands, listen to stories and wake up to the dawn chorus and a sunrise breakfast.

To book a...

Much Ado about Nothing

Event Date: 
09/08/2015 - 7:00pm
Manor Gardens, Exmouth

Two of East Devon’s best loved parks will be the venue for several outstanding shows this summer.

Well regarded touring theatre companies will be performing at Connaught Gardens in Sidmouth and Manor Gardens in Exmouth. Choose from Much Ado about Nothing, Hamlet or Pride and Prejudice.

This is a joint project between East Devon District Council’s StreetScene and Countryside departments bringing new events to our outstanding parks and gardens.

Prices for adults will start from £12 with concessions, child and family tickets available. For box office please contact the...

Outdoor Cinema

Event Date: 
28/08/2015 - 8:00pm to 30/08/2015 - 8:00pm
Powderham Castle

This summer The Luna Cinema is bringing open air cinema to Powderham Castle for the first time.

Come and join us for three nights of classic cinema under the stars with a selection of iconic films on the big screen. There's a limited capacity for each screening, so book early to avoid missing out on the cinematic event of the year.

Friday 28 August - "Dirty Dancing". Starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey and boasting an iconic soundtrack, it's the perfect film for open air cinema.

Saturday 29 August - "Mamma Mia". Dress up and get ready to sing along to your...

Outdoor theatre: Twelfth Night

Event Date: 
04/08/2015 - 7:00pm
Killerton House, Broadclyst, Exeter

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men are giving an action-packed production of Shakespeare’s greatest romantic comedy,’ Twelfth Night’. This is a story of love, loss, confusion with a joyous happy ending. Call 0844 249 1895 or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/killerton to book advance tickets.

Big Screen in the Park returns to Exeter

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 06/23/2015 - 8:20am

One of Exeter’s most anticipated annual events, Big Screen In The Park celebrates its fifteenth year this August.

Taking place in Northernhay Gardens from 12-16 August, this year’s expanded anniversary event will treat locals and holidaymakers to cult classics, family favourites and new releases over five summer evenings. A unique opportunity to experience the magic of the movies in the increasingly rare 35mm format on a big 10m screen, with the illuminated Cathedral city as a stunning backdrop. Guaranteeing something for everyone, the recently announced line-up includes 80’s Bill...

Cadbury Easter Egg Trail at Killerton

Event Date: 
30/03/2015 - 11:00am to 12/04/2015 - 4:00pm
Killerton, Broadclyst, Exeter

Our resident dragon Dolbury has been busy hiding dragon eggs around the outdoors. We're calling on Eggsplorers to help us find them all. Keep your eyes peeled as you run through towering trees, skip along crunchy gravel paths and stop off to sniff the spring blooms. Along the way, escape the beaten track to explore hidden gems like the bear's hut, ice house and chapel. When you've found them all and solved Dolbury's riddle, enjoy your tasty Cadbury chocolate Egghead prize.

Normal admission fees apply plus £2 per trail.