outdoors

Silverton Hunt Point to Point Steeplechase

Event Date: 
18/01/2015 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
Black Forest Lodge, Mamhead, Exeter, Devon EX6 8HR

The eagerly awaited Silverton Hunt Point to Point takes place on Sunday January 18th at Black Forest Lodge, Kenton near Exeter off the A380 starting at 12 noon with the first race.

Entrance is £10 a head, maximum £30 per car and children free.

For more information, visit www.p2phorseraces-dc.com .

Burn off Christmas calories at outdoor gym

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 12/26/2014 - 12:07pm

Broadclyst’s new £9,000 outdoor gym is ready to use! East Devon District Council has been working hard with Broadclyst Parish Council to provide residents with the free-to-use outdoor gym that they wanted.

Having an outdoor gym in Broadclyst was proposed and chosen by the local community. Earlier this year Broadclyst Parish Council and EDDC asked community groups and others to put forward their ideas as to how £11,800 of sports funding accumulated from recent local housing developments (Section 106 money) should be spent.

These ideas were then taken out to residents and...

Christmas at Killerton

Event Date: 
22/11/2014 - 11:00am to 04/01/2015 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Killerton

Discover the fairy tale story of The Nutcracker through sparkling displays and decorations around the atmospheric house tucked away in the Devonshire countryside. Let your imagination run wild and spot glittering nutcrackers, giant overflowing boxes of sweets and flower garlands undulating from high ceilings. Do not miss the last chance to glimpse our Nature of Fashion exhibition before the New Year and come and meet Father Christmas in his traditional Victorian green on selected days as he visits Killerton to experience the magic of Christmas.

Wrap up warm and get outdoors...

Met Office launches pollen maps for SW

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 08/26/2014 - 4:11pm

The Met Office, in conjunction with Public Health England (South West), have produced a series of species specific pollen maps for the south west of the UK.

The maps show the locations of six different tree and plant species - grass, alder, ash, birch, oak and pine - key allergenic plants for asthma and hay fever.

Different types of pollen are released from different plants and trees throughout the year generating hayfever and other allergies. These symptoms affect around 20% of the population and can have a serious impact on their well-being.

By looking at where...

Trail of Discovery at Gara Rock, South Devon

Event Date: 
21/09/2014 - 1:15pm to 30/09/2014 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Gara Rock, East Portlemouth, Kingsbridge, Devon TQ8 8FA

A new discovery trail devised by Gara Rock will take children and their families on a voyage of discovery when they visit the café restaurant or stay in the self-catering apartments and cottages during the summer months ahead. And owners of the unique development have teamed up with Salcombe-based clothing company Quba & Co to offer everyone who takes part in the treasure trail the chance to enter a draw and win a prize each month.

Gara Rock is perched up high on the cliff tops of the rugged south Devon coast near East Portlemouth. It is steeped in history and tales of...

Alice Through The Looking Glass

Event Date: 
28/06/2014 - 8:15pm to 19/07/2014 - 8:15pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre / Poltimore House

Cygnet Company Director Alistair Ganley

Alice crawls through the mirror into a looking glass world where she has to outwit Tweedledum and Tweedledee, and gets the rough end of Humpty Dumpty’s tongue on her journey to become Queen.

ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS Lewis Carroll’s classic sequel to Alice in Wonderland gets an imaginative treatment in this adaptation by Katherine Kingsford.

Performance Dates: Cygnet Theatre June 28th & 3rd July 7.00pm 12th July 2.00pm

Poltimore House (Open Air) July 18th 7.oopm July 19th 3.00pm

Ticket Price: £8 (£6...

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 02/16/2014 - 5:09pm

If you're wondering what's on in Exeter this weekend then you've come to the right place. Whatever the weather, don't make any plans at all until you've checked out what's on offer:

THEATRE

Strawberries in January Friday & Saturday, 7.30pm, The New Theatre, Exeter Do you ever wish love could be more like the movies? Strawberries in January is a biting heartwarming comedy about four romantically challenged singletons you stumble through contemporary Montréal in search of in search for love. Tickets: £12 on Friday (with champagne), £10 on Saturday. Box office: 01392...

Sense and Sensibility

Event Date: 
27/06/2013 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Killerton Estate, Broadclyst, Exeter

Oudoor theatre in National Trust surroundings.

Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen, adapted for the stage by Laura Turner.

Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer for an evening of Regency wonderment as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the exquisite world of eighteenth-century society. Bring a picnic along with family and friends and follow the sisters as they find their path and lose their hearts under a beautiful summer sky in their quest to find the perfect balance of sense and sensibility.

Chapterhouse Theatre Company is a...

Babe the Sheep-Pig

Event Date: 
18/05/2013 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
West Town Farm, Ide, Exeter EX2 9TG

After their sell out performance of The Twits last year Illyria returns to the farm to perform Dick King-Smith's glorious, and most appropriate, classic.

Farmer Hogget wins a piglet at the fair - and everyone knows what unfortunate fate awaits piglets on a farm. Adopted by Fly the sheepdog, Babe develops his own methods of herding sheep using politeness instead of barking orders, and even saves the flock from being stolen by sheep rustlers.

But Farmer Hogget is a hard man to please. So when Babe is entered for the county sheep dog trials he is going to need Fly's help, all...

RockSolidRace

Event Date: 
15/03/2014 - 9:30am
Venue: 
Escot Park

Are you ready to hit this seriously swampy, party filled playground? An obstacle course race like no other – it’s a cocktail of mud, sweat and team work that will push your mettle to the max! You’ve got the option of the 5k Dash or the 10k RockSolid.

The 1,200 acre estate has a few well-placed hills but by and large it’s a flat course with extreme levels of mud. Tie those trainers on tight – you won’t want to be searching around in these swamps! Take on 46 obstacles, many new for 2014; pyramids, 8-foot walls, Arabian walks, icy waters and the Lumberjack sprint. And with 5 water...

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