Two local names with international reputations are joining forces to help a very special - but largely unknown - species. Living Coasts, Torquay’s coastal zoo and aquarium, is linking up with Valeport, the Totnes-based underwater measuring instrumentation specialists.
They say you shouldn’t play with your food – but at Living Coasts this Christmas, that’s exactly what kids are being encouraged to do.
The coastal zoo’s Breakfast with Santa event features food, presents – and penguins.
Living Coasts spokesperson Phil Knowling said: “Children get a pancake to decorate. They can choose from things like banana, strawberries, chocolate drops, cream and syrup – they can draw a snowman or a penguin or Santa Claus himself – or they can just pile it all on and eat it!”
Kitley House Hotel is celebrating winning Gold and Silver in the prestigious Devon Tourism Awards 2019. The four* hotel was delighted to win Gold as ‘Wedding Venue of the Year’ against stiff competition from other leading businesses, and also scooped Silver in the ‘Business Events Venue’ category.
Kitley House Hotel received its two sparkling Dartington Crystal trophies at the Riviera Centre in Torquay on Thursday 28th November.
We all love local. Local is about communities and families and neighbourhoods. Eating local reduces food miles. Shopping local stimulates the economy. Visiting local is great for attractions on your doorstep.
The weekend of 16th and 17th November is Locals’ Weekend at Living Coasts, when local people can visit Torquay’s coastal zoo for half price. On this occasion, local means anyone in the TQ and EX post codes. So you can live in Axminster (EX13), 48 miles from Torquay; Bude (EX23) – 74 miles away; or Lynton (EX35), a whopping 85 miles away, and still be local.
England’s Seafood Coast is hosting England’s Seafood FEAST – and Torquay’s coastal zoo has a seat at the table.
Of course, seafood is always on the menu at Living Coasts – the penguins, seals and others all love fish. Penguins eat sprats, for example, seals eat mackerel. Guests, meanwhile, can try a local delicacy – mussels.
A ladies' skittles team from Exeter narrowly missed top honours at the weekend when they were runners up in the British Skittles Championships. Two Tribes from Exeter found themselves in the finals for the first time, facing previous champions the Dolly Mixers from Totnes.
The Dolly Mixers finally triumphed by just ten pins over Two Tribes in a rollercoaster final as each team took it in turns to take the lead. Final score was 338 – 328.