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Just a few of the many activities (below) happening near us in May and June, with more to be added soon:
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8. Yeovil Blues Festival 2014
9. The Dart Music Festival
11. Teignmouth Folk Festival 2014
13. The Exmouth Shantymen Cruise
14. Picnic at the Park
15. Ape and Cake – Paignton Zoo
16. Father's Day at the BIG Sheep - SW Classic Car Day
17. Fathers Day at Pennywell
Just 10 Miles from our lodges
Open Sat & Sun 2pm to 6pm
Easter to end of September
Adults £3 Children £2
Made famous by the book War Horse by Michael Morpurgo. Parsonage Farm has been farmed by the same family for nearly 100 years. It was once also home to Rev. John ‘Jack’ Russell, first breeder of the terriers to which he gives his name.
This beautiful hidden part of Devon boasts stunning scenery of rolling hills and valleys with Dartmoor as its magnificent backdrop.
Come and explore War Horse Valley – its farming history, our farm trail, its people and its Wartime stories, traditional Devonshire Cream Teas and cakes and of course the place where the story of Joey and Albert was born.
RHS Garden Rosemoor. The original garden, created by Lady Anne Berry, is a true plantsman's garden. The whole of Rosemoor is surrounded by woodland, and the acidic soil and valley-bottom location proffer their own challenges, as despite a generally mild climated, the garden is subject to frosts from October through to May. Highly ornamental gardens with shrubs, roses, perennials and bulbs were established during the first ten years of the gardens' life, and now the emphasis has shifted to more extensive, long-term projects. For example, the surrounding woodlands have been purchased and are being carefully managed to reintroduce native trees and wild flowers - and of course encourage wildlife.
Normal Garden Admission Treat yourself over the Bank Holiday Weekend with a visit to Rosemoor's Craft and Design Fair where you can browse amongst stalls of beautiful and unusual hand crafted items for home and garden. This three-day fair showcases a wealth of West Country creative talent and includes handcrafted ceramics, jewellery, clothing, handbags and glasswork, among many other hand made products. Today 11am until 4pm in the Lecture Hall is the Travel Show held by Penny Furseman Travel. Come along to the Travel Show to discover your ideal holiday. River Cruises , African Safaris, Worldwide RHS Garden tours, Cultural or Cooking holidays to mention but a few. Something for everyone to enjoy! Exclusive discounts available on the day. Also we have the fully electric BMW i3 which has won both World Car Design of the Year and World Green Car of the Year, on display from Westerly BMW.
Normal Garden Admission. Plant Heritage Members Free This popular Plant Fair has grown in size and interest since it was first held at Rosemoor over a decade ago. There will be a wide variety of rare and unusual trees, shrubs and perennials from local nurseries for sale under the Plant Heritage banner. A must for all keen gardeners and collectors.
May 24, 2014 to May 26, 2014
Enjoy a range of tasty local brews created with passion by small North Devon brewers at the Red Lion or New Inn. You're bound to find a tipple to suit your palate and there'll also be some live musical entertainment too, so come along and raise a glass. There will also be a selection of Devon wines, by the glass, at very special prices.
Normal admission charges apply So do come along and enjoy this fun-packed day out, held in aid of the North Devon Hospice.
Standard admission charges to Clovelly include all entertainment.
17th May - £40
A one day course based on Dartmoor, probably at Hound Tor depending on the weather. If you’ve never climbed before but always fancied the challenge, or have climbed indoors but not outside, then this is the day for you.
Harnesses and helmets are supplied by the organisers, and they will have a selection of rock climbing shoes to try as well.
You’ll do lots of climbing, some bouldering and look at some essential technical skills such as belaying, tying on etc. Hound tor is a great spot for this, lots of little climbs both easy and hard and the bouldering is superb.
Growing year on year in terms of the number of its rides and attractions, and this year is no different with the Opening of 5 new rides and ‘The Lost World of Atlantis', a brand new heated indoor children’s play area full of fun and adventure at Devon’s number one visitor attraction. We pride ourselves on the unique experience, which we offer our adventurers, and we are sure you will enjoy our new additions to the Park this coming May Half Term in Devon as the Brand New Ride, Dino Jeeps Roar into Crealy. Why not pay a visit and have a family fun day out with a difference!
We have a fantastic collection, which includes an impressive selection of big cats, bears, wolves, meerkats, tapir and much more.
We have a great restaurant serving cooked meals and we can cater for all kinds of events up to 200 people including weddings.
Director, Benjamin Mee wrote a book about taking over the zoo called, We Bought a Zoo. It is now the subject of a major Hollywood movie of the same name starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johannson released in the UK on 16th March 2012.
For all lovers of nature and the great outdoors, Escot is a unique experience and offers a great family day out. Set in 220 acres of stunning private parkland in the heart of East Devon, Escot is a refreshingly uncommercial award-winning visitor attraction that you will want to return to again and again. Marvel at the falconry displays and stunning birds of prey. Meet rare red squirrels in our new walk-through enclosure, negotiate the fantasy woodland and the knee-trembling forest drop slide if you dare! Lose yourself in the world-class Beech Hedge Maze and follow the clues in our intriguing letterboxing trail.
Devon Bird of Prey Centre has teamed up with ESCOT to thrill visitors with interactive falconry displays and bird handling sessions.
With over 20 years of experience Karen and Julie are still passionate about birds and this comes across in their displays which showcase the natural abilities of the birds and wows visitors with demonstrations of the power and talent of these amazing creatures as they swoop through the crowds, flying just over their heads!
The birds at Escot include a Golden Eagle, Owls, Falcons and Hawks though the birds will change so if you are hoping to see a particular bird it is best to check with Escot first.
Displays take place at 11.30am and 3.30pm, weather permitting.
Visitors may also book Falconry experience sessions lasting from one hour to half a day to include bird handling and flying. For more information contact 01404 822188.
Our cheeky family of otters give Escot visitors hours of fun. We support the conservation and protection of otters in the wild and to raise money for this cause (and to have some fun) we have devised a fun family otter trail for you to match otter facts to the right otter with a prize for all completed clue sheets!
£1 per clue sheet.
Release the spirit of adventure in your children and let them discover and explore the natural world around them.
FREE ENTRY for all children to Escot! Plus come and check-out Yurt Village and all that happens at Camp Wild. We’ll have storytelling...
Join us for a fabulous fairy and wizard tea party with games, face-painting, a magic show, fairy tales and of course tea on the lawn with FREE CAKE for all fairies and wizards.
Free cake for all children dressed as a fairy or wizard. Limited to one serving per participating child.
Members: Free. Escot entry fee applies to non-members. There is a charge for food.
Westland Conference and Leisure Complex, Westbourne Close, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 2DD.
Saturday 10th May 14
ticket info: early bird £24
Lineup includes: Wilko Johnson, Simon Townshend, Stevie Nimmo, The Spellkasters, Albany Down, Federal Charm, Mark Pontin Group
A three day event held from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th May 2014 in the port and town of Dartmouth, at the mouth of the River Dart, in South Devon. The festival offers an eclectic mix of orchestral, rock, choral, blues, opera, folk, and jazz performances at a variety of indoor and outdoor venues including two churches, the bandstand in the Park, outside the castle, and various hotels, pubs, and restaurants, throughout the weekend.
Adam Dyer, Albert Jones, Annika Skoogh, Beatbelt, Becky Brine, Big Foot, Black Friday, Brnc Volunteer Band, Brothers Groove, Chaz Thorogood, Chris Thomas, Christian Garrick Quartet, Company B, Craig Milverton Trio, Dart Festival Chorus, Dartmouth Orchestra Society, Dartmouth Town Ringers, De Fuego, Denis Kigongo, Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra, Devon Youth Wind Orchestra, Devonly Voices, Esperanto, Fabulous 59 Ford, First Raitt Band, Fluke With Michael Bryan Harris, Gary Quinn, Gaz Brookfield, Hot Club Of Stonehouse, Ian Curror, Jade Gall, Jake Friese Green, Jamming Station, Jay Tamkin, Jess Vincent, Ji Liu, Jim Mullen, Jo Harman, Jonathan Watts, Jumping Out, Kezia, Kola, Lily & Meg, Louis Carr, Mama Tokus, Marcus Bonfanti, Martha Tilston, Martin Dale Quartet, Meet On The Ledge, Music With Mummy, Nauti Bouys, Neil Burns Trio, Nino, On A Wire, Phil King, Phil Watson Accordionist with Pete Johnson Double Bass, Philip Henry & Hannah Martin, Polly Ortuso, Sam Fearon, Sax Appeal, Slapface & The Hoagies, Slim Semora, Swing Machine Jazz Orchestra, Terence Waldstadt, The Blues Brothers Collective, The Book Shop, The Dirty Aces, The Flavel Flutes, The Gimi Hendrix Experience, The Hard Ground, Land Of The Giants, The Mike Jones Quartet, The Normals, The Organisation, The Simmer Tones, Thomas Ford & The Die Hards, Torbay Folk Choir, Troy Faid, Vicky Hadland, Vince Lee & Becca Langsford, Vocal Works Gospel Choir, Winter Mountain, Wren Music, and Yard Arm. The Dart Music Festival's motto is Music for All. Since it's inception in 1998, the Festival has attracted thousands of visitors and has become one of the stars in Dartmouth's calendar, appealing to old and young alike. There are many events from individual, group, and local school performances, to storytelling, dance displays and workshops.
Croyde Bay, Croyde, Devon, EX33 1NZ.
Friday 20th June until Sunday 22nd June 14
Ticket info: tier 1 £50
Clean Bandit, Hudson Taylor, Natty, Nina Nesbitt, Winter Mountain, Pete Murray, King Charles, Mason Jennings, Robin Auld, Chloe Howl, Josh Record, Saunton Road, Luke Sital-Singh, Jack Savoretti, Katy Thorn, Ruarri Joseph, Cosmo Jarvis, Sunset Sons, Wille and The Bandits, Amber Run, Polly Money, Sam Fender
BUY TICKETS http://goldcoastoceanfest.co.uk/boxoffice/
Various venues, Teignmouth, Devon, TQ14 8BD.
Friday 20th June until Sunday 22nd June 14
Ticket info: early bird £60 weekend with camping
Lineup includes: Barron Brady, City of Plymouth Pipe Band, Flash Co, Gavin Davenport, Halfway Harmony, Martyn Wyndham-Read, Old Gaffers, Paul Downes, The Old Dance School, Vin Garbutt
Newton Abbot Racecourse, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 3AF.
Saturday 31st May 14
Ticket info: From £22
Enjoy an evening of entertainment with the original Buoy Band! This event is organised as part of the Exmouth Festival Departing from Exmouth Docks at 7pm (return 10pm approx)
Tickets £10 - 01395 222144 Advanced.
Picnic at the Park Sunday 1st June 10am - 4pm
£6.00 PER CAR FOR GUESTS OUTSIDE OF THESE AREAS
Bring along a picnic, sit on the lawns and listen to live music. The Bird Whisperer will exhibit his beautiful birds of prey. Fun dog show Clayzer - trying your hand at shooting the clays. Dare Devil Activities available at reduced rates. Special offer on our Seasonal Membership when you buy on the day.
Wednesday 4th June
Join us for an exclusive opportunity to eat cake with the apes at Paignton Zoo! Go behind the scenes and learn about our primates with the chance to quiz keepers about what really makes apes tick! Enjoy presentations and a guided tour of the orang-utan, gorilla and gibbon enclosures. All of this plus a delicious slice of cake and soft drink for only £15! This fundraising event is in support of our vital animal conservation work which aims to make a significant and lasting contribution to the continued survival of apes and their habitats. All proceeds will go towards our conservation work as we are a registered charity. Booking for this event is essential. The evening will start at 7.00 pm and last until 9.00 pm (approx.) Event: Ape and Cake Evening Date: 4th June 2014 Time: 7.00 pm until 9.00 pm approx. Tickets: £15.00, (£13.00 for annual members). Location: Paignton Zoo This event is also being held on Wednesday 10th September. For tickets please telephone: 0844 474 2222
Dad's visit for FREE when accompanied by 1 full paying child under 16 on Fathers Day. - See more at: http://www.thebigsheep.co.uk/events/details/fathers-day#sthash.1tUOL6zP.dpuf
The BIG Sheep will be hosting The North Devon Sports and Classic Car Club and Shoot Out Club's SW Classic Car Day, dad’s will be able to get up close and personal with a magnificent range of classic cars, tractors and motorbikes.
Treat Dad to a fantastic Fathers Day present this year at The BIG Sheep. There’s laser shooting, an onsite brewery and a climbing wall. A perfect day for Dad and the kids. You can prove to everyone that Dad’s just as big a kid as the little ones!
The BIG Sheep is the perfect place for Dad to recapture his youth and enjoy his special day. His day could consist of a morning’s battle at the outdoor combat games called Battlefield Live, a refreshing pint of real ale from the BIG Sheep brewery over lunch and then an afternoon of whizzing down the slides and monkeying around on the gladiator rings
Sunday 15th June 2014 - Monday 16th June 2014
A FREE pasty and pint awaits every dad visiting Pennywell on Fathers Day! Treat dad to a great day out - take him on the Red Rocket and Tractor and Trailer rides, watch a falconry display and enjoy a boys day out (mums and sisters welcome!)