Family Life

Service of remembrance for those affected by the loss of a baby to be held in Plymouth

A service of remembrance for families, couples and individuals affected by the loss of a baby, whether that be during pregnancy, at birth or in infancy is to be held on Saturday the 18th November at 11.00am at St Andrew’s Minster in Plymouth. In addition, anyone grieving never having children is also most welcome to attend.

The ‘Saying Goodbye’ services, are open to people of faith...

Don't let your pumpkin go to waste - children's Halloween events in libraries across Devon

Families looking for Halloween fun this October half term can try their hand at pumpkin carving - and eating – at a series of five family events across Devon.

Once you’ve carved your pumpkin, learn how to use the seeds and flesh to make a delicious soup and muffins, and take home a free recipe book by Hubbub .

The sessions will be led by two specialist session leaders,...

LED Open Weekend offers free exercise classes and children's activities

Free exercise classes, gym sessions, fun activities and children's events will be on offer at LED Community Leisure centres across East Devon.

The Open Weekend, from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 October, will give the chance to try the very best of activities LED centres have to offer for free.

Visitors can try out their brand new instructor-led Les Mills classes, get a great...

5 things to do in Devon with kids this Halloween

Fangs at the ready! It’s going to be a haunting Halloween down at Cofton Holidays! With a spooktacular day of events lined up for all the zomboys and ghouls who will be visiting!

Get crafty in a pumpkin carving workshop for all the family, with prizes to be won for the creepiest critters in the pumpkin show.

Become a fang-tastic vampire or ghoulish goblin with face painting...

Building Confidence: Helping Preschoolers Navigate Social Situations

As parents, caregivers, and educators, one of your primary responsibilities is to nurture and support the development of young children. Socialization is paramount Among the many skills children acquire during their formative years. The ability to interact with peers and adults is crucial not only for their immediate happiness but also for their long-term success.

In this article,...

Axminster Families Have Fun in the Field with Food and Activities

A fun event for children and their families took place in Axminster earlier this week and was organised by local food group Nourish along with Police Community Support Officer Hayley Widger.

The ‘Fun in the Field’ event on Tuesday 29 August at the Axe Valley Academy sports field was a chance for local families to be fed and enjoy some games at the end of the school holidays. There...

Residents celebrate Exmouth's new play park opening with community day

More than 100 residents enjoyed a free family fun day, organised by East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) Communities team, marking the official opening of the Crescent play area in Littleham.

Councillor Geoff Jung (EDDC’s Portfolio Holder for Coast, Country and Environment), cut the red ribbon to officially open the play area, which is part of a £283,000 investment project across the...

Looking for a new addition? See the best animals for young families here

Just when you think your family is complete, the kids ask for a dog. We’ve all been there.

While your gut instinct might immediately say no, you might be interested to learn that nearly half of Brits find more comfort in their furry friends than their partners . Adding a small, cute and friendly animal to your household could benefit everyone in lasting and unexpected ways.


LED Exmouth's indoor tennis courts to be upgraded

Work begins on Monday 7 August to upgrade Exmouth Tennis and Fitness Centre's carpeted indoor courts to cushioned acrylic surfaces.

Tess Findel-Hawkins, Exmouth Tennis and Fitness Centre's Senior Duty Manager , said: "We are pleased to announce that Exmouth Tennis & Fitness Centre will be resurfacing our 4 Indoor Carpet Courts.

"There will also be an exciting new change...

Devon Communities Encouraged to Join a Challenge and Move More this August

Active Devon launch free Active Summer Challenge for families and friends

With the holidays upon us, and longer, lighter days, now is the perfect time for adults and children to get into a summer routine of being active daily. Whether being outside in nature or moving more indoors, staying active as a family or with a group of friends can be a great way to spend time together and improve...

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