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Indoor activities

Craft and Story Morning for Children

7th January-7th October 2017

Time: From 10.30am

Venue: Sidmouth Library

Address: High Street, Sidmouth, EX10 8LD

Website: www.sidmouthsciencefestival.org

Children will be able to enjoy a free science related activity and story-telling too.

Indoor activities

Appledore Book Festival

22nd-30th September 2017

Venue: Various Venues

Address: Appledore, EX39 1RL

Website: www.appledorebookfestival.co.uk

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.

Outdoor events

Sidmouth Illuminated Carnival

23rd-23rd September 2017

Venue: Town Centre

Address: Sidmouth, EX10

Website: www.visitsidmouth.co.uk

See Sidmouth light up with this colourful procession.

Outdoor events

South Molton Carnival

23rd-23rd September 2017

Time: From 6pm

Venue: Town Centre

Address: South Molton, EX36 3BU

Website: www.visitsouthmolton.co.uk

A traditional annual carnival complete with brightly decorated floats that will process through the streets of South Molton.

Theatre & Cinema

Ugly Duckling

23rd-23rd September 2017

Time: From 3pm

Venue: Crediton Arts Centre

Address: East Street, Crediton, EX17 3AX

Website: www.creditonartscentre.org

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....

Sports

Dragon Boat Festival

24th-24th September 2017

Venue: The Quay

Address: Exeter, EX2 4AN

Website: www.daat.org/event/dragon-boat-festival-2017

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...

Outdoor Events

Leaf through the Past Landscape Walk

24th-24th September 2017

Time: 2pm to 4pm

Venue: Shute Village

Address: Haddon Road, Shute, EX13 7QR

Website: www.shutefest.org.uk

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...

Outdoor Events

Lyn Food Fest

24th-24th September 2017

Time: 10.30am to 4.30pm

Venue: Town Hall

Address: Lynton, EX35 6HW

Website: www.lynfoodfest.co.uk

A family friendly festival that is free to attend. Find a wonderful selection of food produced around Exmoor.

Outdoor events

Mammals in the Meadow

24th-24th September 2017

Time: 9.30am to 11.30am

Venue: Mincinglake Valley Park

Address: Exeter, EX4 7DT

Website: www.devonwildlifetrust.org

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.

Outdoor events

Apple Day at Cranbrook

30th-30th September 2017

Time: 10am to 12.30pm

Venue: Cranbrook Orchard

Address: Cranbrook, Near Exeter, EX5 7BJ

Website: www.eastdevon.gov.uk

A free event where children can help the Countryside ranger gather, chop and press apples to make delicious fresh apple juice.

Outdoor events

Colyford Goose Fayre

30th-30th September 2017

Time: 2pm to 5pm

Venue: Village Green

Address: Swan Hill Road, Colyford, EX24 6QJ

Website: www.colyfordvillage.co.uk/goose

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...

Outdoor events

Little Legs Walk

30th-30th September 2017

Time: 9am to 1pm

Venue: Haldon Forest Park

Address: King's Rd, Exeter, EX6 7XR

Website: www.gro.co.uk/littlelegswalk

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.

Outdoor Events

Lynton and Barnstaple Railway Autumn Gala

30th September-1st October 2017

Time: 10.30am to 4pm

Venue: Woody Bay Station

Address: Parracombe, Lynton, EX31 4RA

Website: www.lynton-rail.co.uk

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.

Theatre & Cinema

Ugly Duckling

30th-30th September 2017

Time: From 2pm

Venue: TCAT Tiverton

Address: Bolham Road, Tiverton, EX16 6SQ

Website: www.tivertontheatre.com

Join Above Bounds Theatre Collective as they explore Hans Christian Anderson’s story using songs and shadow puppetry. Tickets £7/£5.

Outdoor Events

The Big Pick Up

1st-8th October 2017

Time: 11am to 3pm

Venue: Killerton

Address: Near Exeter, EX5 3LE

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/killerton

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...

Indoor activities

Sidmouth Science Festival

3rd-15th October 2017

Venue: Various venues

Address: Sidmouth, EX10

Website: www.sidmouthsciencefestival.org

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,...

Outdoor events

Apple Festival

7th-8th October 2017

Time: 10am to 4pm

Venue: RHS Rosemoor

Address: Great Torrington, EX38 8PH

Website: www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor

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;...

Outdoor events

Bossington Family Adventure Walk

7th-7th October 2017

Time: 11am to 1pm

Venue: Bossington Car Park

Address: Bossington, Near Minehead, TA24 8HF

Website: www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk

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.

Outdoor Events

Managing Meadows

7th-7th October 2017

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.

Outdoor events

The Zombie Trail

7th-7th October 2017

Venue: The Bear Trail

Address: Westcott, near Cullompton, EX15 1SA

Website: www.thebeartrail.co.uk/events

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.

Outdoor events

Tavistock Goose Fair

11th-11th October 2017

Time: From 9am to 10.30pm

Venue: Town Centre

Address: Tavistock, PL19

Website: www.tavistock.gov.uk

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.

Indoor activities

Fossil Friday

13th-13th October 2017

Time: 11am to 4pm

Venue: Sidmouth Museum

Address: Sidmouth, EX10 8LY

Website: www.sidmouthsciencefestival.org

Visit the museum for free on this day and enjoy the fossil exhibition and activities for the whole family.

Outdoor events

Apple Folklore, myths and legends

14th-15th October 2017

Time: 10am to 5pm

Venue: Killerton

Address: Near Exeter, EX5 3LE

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/killertonapples

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...

Outdoor events

Exmouth Carnival

14th-14th October 2017

Venue: The Strand

Address: Exmouth, EX8 2AZ

This popular illuminated carnival procession lights up the streets of Exmouth, creating a marvellous, colourful spectacle for all the family. Call 01395 597253.

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