A greatest showman of an evening at Exmouth’s Queen’s Drive Space

If you are visiting the region this summer and are struggling for things to do with the kids – look no further than Exmouth – the new Queen’s Drive Space is chock full of fantastic food and drink outlets, a spacious and sandy playground, lots of things to see and do, and of course it’s right by the beach. Winner! Most Thursday afternoons during the holidays there are circus...

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Powderham Castle – “The Home of Devon”

Powderham Castle – “The Home of Devon”

Well that’s it for another school year. Mia and Felix are now officially on holibobs. To kick off the summer holiday we have looked through Primary Times and Devon Life and each listed our top things we would like to do this vacation: they include wild swimming and generally discovering Dartmoor, surfing in North Devon, going underground at Beer Quarry Caves or Kent’s Cavern (or both) and maybe a little trip to Crealy to satisfy Felix’s...

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Yarak Bird of Prey Experience

Yarak Bird of Prey Experience

Last year I had a somewhat significant birthday and was delighted to be gifted a voucher for a half-day experience at Yarak Bird of Prey which is only 15 minutes from Halsbeer Farm and Blackdown Yurts. I knew I would never be forgiven if I attended on my own without taking Mark and the children with me, so I booked for all four of us to spend an afternoon flying hawks in mid-May. Never in a million years did I expect my eight year old son to...

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Wildwood Escot

Wildwood Escot

We visited Wildwood Escot near Honiton (around 20 minutes away from Halsbeer Farm and Blackdown Yurts) on a sunny May Saturday with friends. It was really peaceful when we visited. There were other people there but it didn’t feel busy. Don’t go expecting a really polished theme park, as that’s not what it’s about. Their aim is to re-wild Britain by working towards re-introducing animals such as wolves that used to live...

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Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum and the Underground Passages

Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum and the Underground Passages

As we approach the February half term it’s always a good idea to have some wet-weather options for keeping the children entertained just in case. We tried out the city’s fantastic RAMM museum and the Underground Passages. RAMM is housed in a building that must be contemporary in age with the Natural History Museum in London. Inside it was much bigger than we were expecting – one of the first things you encounter is a huge...

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