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Venue: Various Venues
Address: Appledore, EX39 1RL
This year Appledore will host its biggest festival line up yet with over 70 events including literary legends, and some fantastic workshops including a Horrid Henry drama workshop on 24 September.
Time: From 3pm
Venue: Crediton Arts Centre
Address: East Street, Crediton, EX17 3AX
Join Above Bounds Theatre Collective as they explore Hans Christian Anderson’s story using songs and shadow puppetry. There’s sure to be gasps, laughs and a few surprises along the way. Tickets £7/£5....
Venue: The Quay
Address: Exeter, EX2 4AN
Marvel at the colourful display of Dragon Boats floating on the River Exe. Each boat is powered by teams of 16 rowers, spurred on by the beats and booms of drums this promises to be a lively event for...
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Venue: Shute Village
Address: Haddon Road, Shute, EX13 7QR
Step back in time to explore the historic estate around Shute and enjoy the wildlife and history. Part of the Shute Literature and Landscape Festival 2017 taking place at St Michael’s Church and Shute...
Time: 9.30am to 11.30am
Venue: Mincinglake Valley Park
Address: Exeter, EX4 7DT
Complete the family wildlife survey to discover how many cute meadow residents you can find. Can you find the hidden small mammals? Numbers are limited so pre-booking is essential.
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Venue: Village Green
Address: Swan Hill Road, Colyford, EX24 6QJ
An annual medieval Goose Fayre which includes mummers, strolling players, musicians and dancers in medieval costume and many an ancient activity from archery to jousting. Admission: £3 and under 14’s...
Time: 9am to 1pm
Venue: Haldon Forest Park
Address: King's Rd, Exeter, EX6 7XR
A fundraising walk and fun day to raise money for The Lullaby Trust. Walk the Gruffalo Trail and take part in face painting, craft, and jump on the bouncy castle.
Time: 10.30am to 4pm
Venue: Woody Bay Station
Address: Parracombe, Lynton, EX31 4RA
See several steam engines and enjoy some of the fun attractions and activities in the marquee. Fun for all the family. Cost: Adult - £7.50; child (aged 5 -14) - £3.
Time: 11am to 3pm
Address: Near Exeter, EX5 3LE
And 8 October. Have fun picking apples in the orchard which are then used to make cider. Head over to the orchard, grab a bag or a mini-wheelbarrow and have a great family day out. Normal admission fees...
Venue: Various venues
Address: Sidmouth, EX10
A whole week of family friendly events which are educational as well as fun. Something for all abilities and all ages - most events are free. Learn about fossils, stars, energy, light, weather, brains,...
Time: 10am to 4pm
Venue: RHS Rosemoor
Address: Great Torrington, EX38 8PH
An arts, crafts, food and drink extravaganza. A great day out for all the family - with fantastic apple displays; tastings; planting and cultivation tips and talks; children’s activities and trails;...
Time: 11am to 1pm
Venue: Bossington Car Park
Address: Bossington, Near Minehead, TA24 8HF
A family-friendly circular walk suitable for willing little legs! Walk to Hurlstone point, a top spot for wildlife spotting, then follow the coast path to Bossington Beach for some seaside fun.
Time: 10.30am to 3.30pm
Venue: Pennyhayes Farm
Address: Lodge Lane, Shute Axminster, EX13 7QP
Learn about wildflower meadow management from ecologists at Pennyhayes Farm and lend a hand conserving a flower rich meadow on their farm. Booking essential. A free event. Call 01404 310012.
Venue: The Bear Trail
Address: Westcott, near Cullompton, EX15 1SA
Book in advance for your session to run, jump and climb at the family obstacle course while trying to escape the clutches of the lurking zombies. For information call 01392 881780.
Time: From 9am to 10.30pm
Venue: Town Centre
Address: Tavistock, PL19
A twelfth century fair that take place annually on the second Wednesday of October. Featuring over 200 market traders and showmen from around the country. With stalls, sideshows and a fun fair.
Time: 10am to 5pm
Address: Near Exeter, EX5 3LE
Visit the orchard to discover a family festival in amongst the apple trees. There’s an apple myths and legends theme with family activities and games followed by great live music, Killerton’s award-winning...