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Today to Wed 20 Mar, closest first.    

More details - Finch Foundry - Sensory explorer trail
Are you up for exploring both Finch Foundry and Lydford Gorge with all five senses' Pick up an explorer sheet and tick off textures, sounds, sights, smells and tastes to collect a sticker at both sites and win your sensory explorer badge. Booking Not Needed. Children welcome, they must be supervised at all times.
Finch Foundry, Sticklepath, Okehampton,
Today to Sun 24 Feb

More details - Castle Drogo - February half term fun
Join in the fun at Drogo this half term by following the nature trail around the garden and grounds (1 per trail). Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.
Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton, near Exeter,
Today to Sun 24 Feb

More details - Castle Drogo - A new season at Castle Drogo
After a long winter the castle is open again for the season. Come along to see the work taking place to restore the castle back to a family home after 6 years of major building work to make the castle watertight. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton, near Exeter,
Sat 9 Mar 19

More details - Concert by The Exeter Singers & Cantabile
The Friends of St. Bridget’s Church, Bridestowe are delighted to be hosting an exceptional concert in the church on Tuesday, March 12th. The Exeter Singers, conducted by Tony Yates will be singing a glorious mix of sacred.
St. Bridget’s Church, Bridestowe, Okehampton
Tue 12 Mar 19

More details - Lydford Gorge - Sensory explorer trail
Are you up for exploring both Finch Foundry and Lydford Gorge with all five senses' Pick up an explorer sheet and tick off textures, sounds, sights, smells and tastes to collect a sticker at both sites and win your sensory explorer badge. Booking Not Needed. Children welcome, they must be supervised at all times.
Lydford Gorge, Lydford, near Tavistock,
Today to Sun 24 Feb

More details - Lydford Gorge - Bug home making
Construct a home for all sorts of creepy crawlies and tick off one of the 50 things to do before you’re 11 . Booking Advisable. Phone: 01822 820320. Children welcome, they must be supervised at all times. Dogs on leads welcome.
Lydford Gorge, Lydford, near Tavistock,
Fri 22 Feb 19

More details - Lydford Gorge - Apple pruning workshop
Join the rangers in the orchard to learn about pruning apple trees. Hands on morning in the orchard learning the art of pruning apple trees with the ranger team. Part theory, part practical. Tools provided. Booking Essential. Phone: 01822 820320. Dogs on leads welcome.
Lydford Gorge, Lydford, near Tavistock,
Sat 23 Feb 19

More details - Fantasy February (Feb half-term)
Join us for Fantasy February. Blow away the winter cobwebs with a walk in our magical woodland. Kids make a magic wand to protect our hibernating animals and help them wake up safe and sound in the spring. A fun way to learn way to learn about protecting the wildlife.
Becky Falls, Manaton, Newton Abbot
Today to Sun 24 Feb

More details - Higher Cherubeer - Open Garden for NGS
1¾ acre country garden with gravelled courtyard, raised beds and alpine house, lawns, large herbaceous border, shady woodland beds, potager style kitchen garden with large greenhouse and orchard. Winter openings for National Collection of cyclamen species, hellebores and over 400 snowdrop varieties.
Higher Cherubeer, Winkleigh
Sat 23 Feb 19

More details - Summers Place - Open Garden for NGS
Rambling rustic paths and steps (some steep) lead down a shaded woodland garden; unusual trees and shrubs (profusion of spring bulbs) and roses galore in June to ornamental orchard (berries, fruit, hip, autumn colour) with follies, sculpture, stream and ponds. Conservation as important as horticulture (wild areas).
Summers Place, Whitestone
Sun 17 Mar, Sun 7 Apr

More details - East Worlington House - Open Garden for NGS
Thousands of crocuses. In 2 acre garden, set in lovely position with views down valley to Little Dart river, these spectacular crocuses have spread over many years through the garden and into the neighbouring churchyard. Cream teas in the parish hall (in aid of its modernisation fund) next door. Dogs on leads please.
East Worlington House, Crediton
Sun 3 Mar, Sun 10 Mar

More details - Sportshall Athletics
Anyone aged 4-11 is welcome to come and have a go at a range of activities including speed jumps, turbo javelins, sparkly shot putts, nerf howlers and racing hurdles. No experience is necessary – just come along and join in the fun.
Riverside Leisure Centre, Cowick Street, Exeter
Sun 24 Feb 19

More details - DisAbility Sportshall Event
We are so pleased to have been awarded a Big Lottery Grant. This funding will help us to deliver Athletics at Exeter Arena and Indoor Sportshall Athletics in Exeter and we would love for you to join us.
Riverside Leisure Centre, Cowick Street, Exeter
Sun 24 Feb 19

More details - Exeter Vegan Market
For the best locally made vegan-friendly food and lifestyle products! Join us to sample some of the best local, independent, ethical and vegan-friendly food and lifestyle products in the South West.
Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, Exeter
Sat 16 Mar 19

More details - Bushmaster! Hunting the Snake-Hunter - An author talk by Dan Eatherley
Exeter-based author and former wildlife filmmaker Dan Eatherley talks about the story behind his book "Bushmaster: Raymond Ditmars and the Hunt for the World’s Largest Viper". "Bushmaster" is the story of one man’s obsession with an enigmatic and deadly reptile.
Devon and Exeter Institution, 7 Cathedral Close, Exeter
Fri 22 Feb 19

More details - ODFELLOWS Exeter, St Paricks Celebration with Irish Band The O'Marleys
The only place to be on St Patrics day. Irish band The O’Marleys will be playing lots of lively Irish and Scottish music at Odfellows, Exeter, Behind John Lewis Exeter. With expert fiddler Mac racing away with fast Jigs, Io on BANJO, John on guitar. In great demand a band not to be missed live.
Odfellows, 60 New North Road, Exeter.
Sat 16 Mar 19

More details - Irish Band The O'Marleys will be playing Lively Irish Music
Irish band The O’Marleys will be playing lots of lively Irish and Scottish music at the new Irish Bar The Stand Off, Behind John Lewis Exeter. With expert fiddler Mac racing away with fast Jigs, Io on BANJO, John on guitar, rated the best Irish band in the SW a band you just got to see live
The Stand Off Irish Pub, Portland House, Longbrook Street, Exeter.
Fri 22 Feb 19

More details - Irish band The O'MARLEYS play at Irish bar The Stand Off Exeter
Irish band The O’MARLEYS will be playing lots of lively Irish music at The Stand off, Exeter. Now rated the best Irish band in the SW and in great demand, they are a band not to be missed live. Check them out on YouTube. If you love Irish music, you’ll love this band.
The Stand Off, Longbrook Street, Exeter
Fri 1 Mar 19

More details - Ceilidh with Amber Fire Ceilidh Band
Amber Fire are one of Devon’s most popular ceilidh bands playing mostly weddings and private functions. Here is a rare public gig where you can dance your socks off with some great dances and lively music.
The Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter, Devon
Sat 2 Mar 19

More details - Exeter-Evening of Mediumship with International Medium Darren Brittain
This will be a great evening . Ticket only event £10. Tickets available at the centre or call 07960 013356 Darren is from the Midlands and serves many churches and centres throughout the country and overseas in Norway, Portugal, Spain, Gibraltar, Switzerland, Finland and USA.
Exeter Spritualist Centre York Road
Mon 4 Mar 19

More details - The Big Fix
Have a laptop that’s lagging or your favourite jeans developed a hole? Bring them along to The Big Fix 2019, Devons largest ever repair café and help us beat the record for most items repaired in one day. We will be fixing everything from electricals to furniture and sewing repairs – for free.
Belmont Chapel, Western Way Exeter
Sat 23 Feb 19

More details - Hospiscare Men's Walk 2019
This is a fantastic event supporting a wonderful local charity. Hospiscare cares for local people across Exeter, Mid and East Devon living with a terminal illness and offers much needed support to their friends and family.
The Double Locks Pub, Exeter
Sat 16 Mar 19

More details - Shapland & Ladell
Michael Parrott will give a talk about 2 local artists who are buried in the Higher Cemetery. John Shapland 1865-1929 painted mainly landscapes whereas Edward Ladell 1821-1886 specialised in still life paintings. This is a Friends of Higher Cemetery event, visitors welcome.
Higher Cemetery, St Marks Avenue, Exeter.
Sat 16 Mar 19

More details - Music in the Castle - Pocket Sinfonia
Pocket Sinfonia with Rosie Bowker – Flute, Eleanor Corr - Violin, Tom Isaac – Cello, & Emil Duncumb – Piano.
The James Wyatt Music Room, Powderham Castle, Kenton, Exeter.
Fri 15 Mar 19

More details - Killerton - February half term flower trail
Winter is coming to an end and the flowers are starting to bloom, how many will you spot at Killerton. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Killerton, Broadclyst, Exeter,
Today to Sun 24 Feb

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