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Theatre & Cinema

Love Riot

19th-19th June 2024

Venue: Badock Gardens,

Address: Holsworthy

Website: www.miracletheatre.co.uk

Reimagining of Hannah Cowley's play The Belle's Strategem for ages 7+ from Miracle Theatre

Theatre & Cinema

Madagascar the Musical

19th-23rd June 2024

Venue: Queen's theatre

Website: www.queenstheatre-barnstaple.com

Musical stage production based on the Dreamworks animated motion picture

Theatre & Cinema

Sing-Along Cinema: Encanto

23rd-23rd June 2024

Venue: Home Park Stadium

Website: www.homeparkstadium.com

Sing-a-long performance of the much loved Disney film

Theatre & Cinema

Love Riot

28th-28th June 2024

Venue: Goren Farm

Address: Stockland

Website: www.miracletheatre.co.uk

Reimagining of Hannah Cowley's play The Belle's Strategem for ages 7+ from Miracle Theatre

Theatre & Cinema

Love Riot

29th-29th June 2024

Venue: Tiverton CAT

Website: www.miracletheatre.co.uk

Reimagining of Hannah Cowley's play The Belle's Strategem for ages 7+ from Miracle Theatre

Theatre & Cinema

Around the World (A Journey Through Musical Theatre)

30th-30th June 2024

Venue: Exeter Northcott

Website: www.exeternorthcott.co.uk

Celebration of musicals set in different countries from Theatretrain Exeter

Theatre & Cinema

As You Like It

6th-7th July 2024

Venue: Torre Abbey

Website: www.torreabbey.org.uk

Performance of Shakespeare's classic comedy from The Dukes Theatre Company

Theatre & Cinema

School of Razz

6th-6th July 2024

Venue: Pavilions Teignmouth

Website: www.pavilionsteignmouth.org.uk

Summer showcase where local drama school students age 6 to 18 perform a mix of dance, drama and singing

Theatre & Cinema

Sing-Along Cinema: The Greatest Showman

7th-7th July 2024

Venue: Home Park Stadium

Website: www.homeparkstadium.com

Sing-alng screening of the classic musical film

Theatre & Cinema

TOADS presents 42 Street

10th-13th July 2024

Venue: Princess Theatre

Address: Torquay

Website: www.atgtickets.com/venues/princess-theatre

Performance of the classic theatre show from TOADS

Theatre & Cinema

Stepping Out - The Musical

11th-13th July 2024

Venue: Plymouth Theatre Company

Website: www.plymouththeatrecompany.com

Heartwarming, toe-tapping new musical following the familiar story of the lives, lives and laughs of a group of people attending a weekly tap class

Theatre & Cinema

A Winter's Tale

13th-13th July 2024

Venue: Poltimore House and Grounds

Website: www.poltimore.org

Open air performance of Shakespeare's classic tale with ensemble performances, live music and puppetry for all ages

Theatre & Cinema

Open Air Theatre - 'Little Women'

17th-17th July 2024

Venue: Clovelly

Website: www.clovelly.co.uk

Outdoor performance of the classic story - see website for details

Theatre & Cinema

Nativity! The Musical

1st-9th December 2024

Venue: Barnfield Theatre

Address: Exeter

Website: www.exeternorthcott.co.uk

Stage production featuring all your favourite songs from the film series

Theatre & Cinema

Dear Santa

13th-24th December 2024

Venue: Barnfield Theatre

Website: www.exeternorthcott.co.uk

Festive show based around Rod Campbell's book with BSL interpreted and relaxed performances on selected dates

Theatre & Cinema

Jack and the Beanstalk

30th-31st December 2024

Venue: Barnfield Theatre

Address: Exeter

Website: www.exeternorthcott.co.uk

Pantomime performance from Wonder Pantomimes

Theatre & Cinema

Protest

5th-9th March 2024

Venue: Theatre Royal Plymouth

Website: https://theatreroyal.com/whats-on/protest/

For ages 7+. Running is Alice’s happy place – you might even say it’s in her DNA. She’s the best runner at her school but is struggling to prove her worth. Jade is slowly coming to realise that...

A Picture of Health: Exeter's Medical History

Venue: Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery (RAMM)

Address: Queen Street, Exeter

Website: www.rammmuseum.org.uk

Exhibition focusing on the stories and experiences of real people associated with Exeter’s medical past to engage audiences of all ages. See elsewhere in What’s On for family friendly half term activities

Autumn Apple Trail

Venue: Lydford Gorge

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/devon/lydford-gorge

Follow the trail around the orchard to get stuck into some apple activities

Autumn Spotter Trail

Venue: Knightshayes

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/devon/knightshayes

Pick up an Autumn Spotter Trail and go on an adventure around the gardens and parkland. See if you can find all of the colours on the colour wheel and match the leaves you find on the Autumn leaves guide....

Autumnfest celebrations at Arlington Court

Venue: Arlington Court and the National Carriage Museum

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/devon/devon/arlington-court-and-the-national-trust-carriage-museum

Discover displays around the grounds, visitor reception, tea rooms and gardens, as they celebrate the autumn colour. Family crafting and activities

BEAR HUNT SCULPTURE TRAIL

Venue: Various locations in North Devon

Website: www.chsw.org.uk/event/bear-hunt-sculpture-trail

Find 25 5 foot bears painted by a local artist around Bideford, Barnstaple, Great Torrington and Ilfracombe. Use the Bear Hunt app or download the trail map and make a donation to support Children's Hospice...

Outdoor Events

Big Schools' Birdwatch

Address: Everywhere

Website: www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/ for-teachers/schools-birdwatch/

Count birds in your school grounds and submit results online. See the website for helpful ID resources

CHINESE ZODIAC TRAIL

Venue: Torquay Museum

Address: 529 Babbacombe Road, Torquay,

Website: www.torquaymuseum.org.uk

Find all the Zodiac animals around the Museum

Coat of Arms Explore and Find Trail

Venue: Exeter Cathedral

Website: https://www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk/whats-on/events/coat-of-arms-explore-and-find-trail/

The Coat of Arms Explore and Find Trail is an exciting new children’s activity arriving at Exeter Cathedral in time for the Easter holidays.  Coats of Arms have been used since Medieval times...

Easter

Easter Activities at World of Country Life

Time: 1080624:00

Venue: World of Country Life

Address: West Down Lane, Sandy Bay, Exmouth

Website: https://www.worldofcountrylife.co.uk/event/easter-holiday-family-fun/

Special Easter arts and craft sessions, Easter Egg Trail as well as their programme of daily activities and play areas

Theatre & Cinema

Fantazy

Venue: Babbacombe Theatre

Website: www.babbacombe-theatre.com

Variety show with comedy, illusion, vocalists and dance

Outdoor Events

Follow the Sensory Trail at Seaton Wetlands

Venue: Seaton Wetlands

Website: https://eastdevon.gov.uk/wildeastdevon/wild-east-devon-events/february-2023/follow-the-sensory-trail-at-seaton-wetlands/

New sensory trail - follow the trail and each board highlights an activity to help you connect to nature

Guess Who Adoption Donkey Trail

Venue: The Donkey Sanctuary

Address: Slade House Farm, Sidmouth

Website: www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/events

Put your knowledge about the Sanctuary's adoption to the test in their new summer trail combining fun, exercise and brainpower - £5 per trail. Open daily until 9am, general admission and parking is free....

Hide and Sheep AR trail

Venue: Powderham Castle,

Address: Kenton, Nr Exeter

Website: www.powderham.co.uk

Explore this historic Estate with an Augmented Reality Trail. See the website for details on how to access the app before arrival

Hollywood Rome Trail

Venue: Torquay Museum

Website: 530 Babbacombe Road, Torquay

Explore the Hollywood Rome: Reel Life in the Ancient World exhibition and fill out the trail sheet. Also take part in an activity sheet called My Favourite Roman.

I Am The Seed That Grew The Tree Exhibition

Venue: Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum

Address: Arlington, Nr Barnstaple

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/arlington-court-and-the-national-trust-carriage-museum

Outdoor exhibition with nature scenes and poems for every month of the year

Indoor Activities

INCREDIBLE INSTRUMENTS TRAIL

Venue: Torquay Museum

Address: Torquay Museum, 529 Babbacombe Road, Torquay, TQ1 1HG.

Website: www.torquaymuseum.org/events

Explore the Made To Be Played: A Festival of Musical Instruments exhibition and answer the questions on your trail sheet and get a prize on completion.

Mail Trail 2023

Venue: Various locations across Exmouth

Website: www.hospiscare.co.uk/events/mail-trail-2023

Find over 40 decorated postboxes with maps available in aid of Hospiscare

Orchard Fortnight

Venue: Killerton

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/devon/killerton

Learn how the Killerton team manage a traditional orchard to reverse the decline in nature, follow an orchard trail, pick your own apples and play games. Demonstrations of apple pressing

Paddington TM The Story of A Bear

Venue: Torre Abbey

Address: The King's Drive, Torquay

Website: www.torre-abbey.org.uk

Touring exhibition from the British Library with books, documents, film clips and original artwork and more associated events to be announced

Read to a Dog

Session to encourage children and teenagers to read - book onto a session with Rafa who has been assessed and is registered with Pets as Therapy.

Easter

Rediscover Church - Family Easter Trail - Cranbrook

Venue: Younghayes Centre

Address: Cranbrook

Website: https://www.rediscoverchurch.com/cranbrook-eastertrail

Organised by Rediscover Church and starting and ending at the Younghayes Centre.  Free to take part but booking essential.

Remedies, Reasons and Resilience

Venue: Torre Abbey

Website: www.torre-abbey.org.uk/whats-on

Exhibition exploring what wellbeing means to individuals

Spirit of Sanctuary Winter Trail

Venue: The Donkey Sanctuary

Address: Slade House Farm, Sidmouth

Website: www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/events

Discover the true spirit of the sanctuary in their wonderful winter trail. Find your donkey spirit word this winter. This entertaining family activity combines fun, exercise and brainpower and is just...

Spring Wildlife Hunt

Venue: The Donkey Sanctuary

Address: Slade House Farm, Sidmouth

Website: www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk

Spot the wildlife that has thrived thanks to the stewardship of the land, aided by the donkeys. Seek out some of the many species by finding the wildlife boards located around the sanctuary and matching...

Outdoor Events

Stories of Sanctuary Spirit Trail

Venue: The Donkey Sanctuary

Address: The Donkey Sanctuary, Slade House Farm, Sidmouth,

Website: www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk

Uncover the spirit of the sanctuary in their wonderful winter trail. Reveal your donkey spirit word this winter. This entertaining family activity combines fun, exercise and brainpower and is just £5...

Sublime Symmetry: The Mathematics Behind De Morgan's Ceramic Designs

Venue: Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM)

Address: Queen Street, Exeter

Website: www.rammuseum.org.uk

Exhibition investigating the use of mathematical principles in William De Morgan's beautiful ceramic designs

Superhero Insect Trail

Venue: Torquay Museum

Website: 531 Babbacombe Road, Torquay

Wherever you find them, insects are carrying out vital jobs that make healthy ecosystems and help us by pollinating our food and cleaning up our environment. Follow the Superhero trail of these incredible...

THIRSTY FOR FASHION EXHIBITION

Venue: Killerton

Address: Broadclyst

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/devon/killerton

Exhibition exploring circular fashion from the 18th Century to the present day highlighting the techniques used to repair and reuse clothing throughout history

Vineyard Nature Trail

Venue: Sandridge Barton,

Address: Stoke Gabriel

Website: www.sandridgebarton.com

Family friendly nature trail set on the edge of the River Dart

Winter Fun at Woodlands

Venue: Woodlands

Address: Woodlands, Blackawton, Totnes,

Website: www.woodlandspark.com

Indoor areas and selected rides open

Winter Sculpture Exhbition

Venue: RHS Rosemoor

Website: www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/rosemoor

Return of the annual exhibition with sculptures situated round the grounds

Outdoor Events

ZOG ACTIVITY TRAIL

Venue: Haldon Forest Park

Address: Bullers Hill, nr Exeter

Website: www.forestryengland.uk/haldon-forest-park

Brand new family activity trail and free app. See website for details

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