Family Life

Things to do with the kids over the school holidays

It may feel like they only just went back to school after the Christmas holidays but that time has come around again – the kids breaking up for school. The weather forecast is looking like it might be fairly mild and dry for much of the next week in the UK, so that opens up a few more opportunities for things to do to keep the youngsters entertained.

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Claire Small



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Make your Christmas magical with Cotley Christmas Tree Farm

Authored by Attention_Media
Posted: Wed, 10/24/2018 - 8:55am

In every picture-perfect Christmas scene there is a family gathered around a green and twinkling Christmas tree where beautifully wrapped presents await underneath.

For over 16 years, families across Devon have been embarking on a journey into the idyllic Whimple countryside to visit Helen and Lester Bowker’s Cotley Christmas Tree Farm, to select their perfect Christmas tree.

Looking for Jennifer...

Authored by whitleyite
Posted: Thu, 10/18/2018 - 3:01am

Is your name Jennifer Susan Phillips, maiden name House, you lived In Wokingham from 1950 to ?? then Dennis is looking to reconnect with you

I have learnt that you married Michael Charles Phillips in 1971 at Exeter and I believe that you still live in the Area. We met in Reading and had a relationship that was far to short, at the time you had brilliant red hair that was dyed black, and you worked at London Bottle Closures.

Halloween zombie fun at one of Devon’s most popular attractions

Authored by McQueenie Mulholland
Posted: Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:08am

Prepare for Halloween horrors as bloodthirsty zombies return to one of Devon’s most popular tourist attractions.

Following the success of last year’s event, The Bear Trail, which is based between Exeter and Cullompton, is once again being turned over to hordes of creepy zombies.

Sign up now for the event, which takes place on Sunday, October 28. Tackle the trail, wade through the muddy ditches and swing out of the reach of the dangerous lurching zombies as they give chase across the trail’s obstacles – and remember, beware what lurks beneath…

Cofton Holidays to host ‘fang-tastic’ events programme during October half term

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Thu, 10/04/2018 - 4:59pm

Multi-award winning Cofton Holidays has announced a Spooktacular programme of events for little monsters this Autumn.

As Halloween creeps closer, Cofton has announced a range of activities perfect for keeping the kids entertained this half term. From Wednesday 24th to Wednesday 31st October 2018, children staying at Cofton Holidays can enjoy fang-tastic magic shows, pumpkin carving, ghostly parties and much more.

How to help a loved one when they’re arrested

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Mon, 08/20/2018 - 6:20am

The moment somebody close to you is arrested, especially if it is your child, you will feel as if your whole world has come crumbling down. You’ll likely go into a frenzy, and that’ll result in you making decisions that benefit neither you nor your loved one.

Kooth Online Counselling and Support Service available in Devon

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 08/15/2018 - 4:50pm

Kooth Online Counselling and Support Service Available in Devon Every Day and Throughout School Holidays

XenZone’s Kooth service, commissioned in Devon gives every child and young person aged 11-18 access to free online counselling and emotional wellbeing support every day and throughout summer holidays.

New support helps asylum seeking children make new lives in Devon

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 08/11/2018 - 4:35pm

The county of Devon is providing a chance to start life afresh free from fear for children who have arrived on their own in the UK having fled conflict in their native countries.

Devon has welcomed unaccompanied children seeking asylum since 2015 when under a Home Office programme up to 70 children, displaced from refugee camps outside Calais, were transferred to Devon.

Most moved quickly through the county to be reunited with relatives across the UK.  A few remained and have since settled well to life in Devon.

How to survive a long car journey without a tantrum

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 08/05/2018 - 11:41pm

Travelling with young children can be a daunting thought, especially when it’s in the car. Squabbling siblings and constant requests for toilet stops can be enough to drive parents mad or even put them off the trip all together.

There’s no need to dread travelling however, as last minute UK holiday rental provider, Snaptrip, has put together some top tips to help avoid toddler tantrums when on the road this summer.

1.       Keep them entertained

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Authored by Natasha H
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East Devon’s Countryside team to run adventurous holiday club in August

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 07/29/2018 - 7:24pm

A week of fun-filled activities will take place at Seaton Wetlands this summer

The Education Rangers from East Devon District Council’s Countryside service are running a week long summer holiday club, aimed at children aged 7 to 11 years, at Seaton Wetlands from 10am to 4pm daily from Monday 20 August to Friday 24 August.

The week will involve a range of exciting activities including natural crafts, survival skills, campfire cooking, pond dipping and bug hunting.