Days out

May opening for The Donkey Sanctuary Sidmouth

May opening for The Donkey Sanctuary Sidmouth

The Donkey Sanctuary Sidmouth will reopen to visitors on Monday 17 May, with the launch of a new family activity trail.

The new trail, 'An Adorably Curious Adventure', gives visitors the chance to explore the sanctuary and discover the A-Z of fun donkey facts, while completing trail activities along the way.

John Crouch, Visitor Engagement Manager at The Donkey Sanctuary,...

Charity zoos: business as usual

The three South West zoos run by regional conservation charity Wild Planet Trust have a defiant message for coronavirus: “It’s business as usual”.

Staff and volunteers are prepared for the impact of coronavirus, but at this time the charity zoos remain open. Zoo spokesperson Phil Knowling said: “We’re monitoring the situation closely and will naturally continue to follow the advice of...

Order yourself a cup of conservation

The charity zoo has its very own branded blend – Zoorabica. It’s the first time the charity has offered its own named coffee. The new beverage is supplied by Coffeeworks, based in Exeter, an independent company with over 20 years’ experience.

Paignton Zoo Group Catering Manager Jennifer Proctor, who helped choose the final blend, said: “We have gone for this new blend because of taste...

Racegoer feedback leads winter developments at Newton Abbot ahead of season opener

The finishing touches to Newton Abbot Racecourse’s extensive winter re-development programme are being made ahead of the start of the new season at Newton Abbot on Easter Saturday 20 April.

Listening closely to feedback from racegoers over recent years has led the focus of the annual re-development programme.

One of the biggest areas to be developed is the Course Enclosure...

Carnival! comes to the West End

The West End is hosting its first summer carnival on Saturday 4 August celebrating Plymouth’s unique independent quarter.

Organised by the Plymouth City Centre Company and run in association with Plymouth Market, the free event will see local businesses getting involved to promote the West End and give shoppers a flavour of the amazing range of products and services it has to offer....

Carnival! comes to the West End

Visit Plymouth's West End on Saturday 4th August for Carnival!

A free event, Carnival is open to everyone. Join us for live music on stage, a walking circus with sword swallower, fire breathers and more plus great tasters from local restaurants and offers from local businesses.

Running from 10am - 4pm, it's a great day out for the family this summer holiday.

Racing and fashion combine for Ladies' Day at Newton Abbot Racecourse

Horseracing enthusiasts and fashion fans are set to unite at Newton Abbot Racecourse on Tuesday 26 June for the social pinnacle of the racing season – Ladies’ Day.

The ever-popular fixture will see the two worlds combine for an action-packed evening to remember, filled with top summer jumps racing and some added glitz and glamour thrown in for good measure.

New for this year is...

Course improvements set to make racedays an even better experience for racing fans

Leading up to the start of this year’s summer jumps season on Easter Saturday, the team at Newton Abbot Racecourse have been hard at work implementing a number of important new improvements and changes.

Over the winter break the racecourse has invested tens of thousands of pounds in improvements both on and off the track, to better the total experience at Newton Abbot Racecourse for...

Season Finale - Friday 12 October

Join us in celebrating another memorable jumps season at Newton Abbot with our Season Finale on Friday 12 October.

Tickets are available online now at priced at £19 for the Paddock Enclosure and £12 for the Course Enclosure. Tickets are available online until 17.00 the day before your selected fixture and will also be available at the gates on the day.

*New for 2018* - Be sure to visit our website to find out more about our Early Bird Booking Offers saving you 20% on Paddock Admission on five selected fixtures when you book a month in advance....

Student Day - Monday 1 October

Join us for our penultimate fixture of the year – Student Day. What a way to start the new term with friends! Students with a valid photographic student ID or NUS card go free to ALL fixtures at Newton Abbot Racecourse.

Not only for students – join us for what’s sure to be another promising afternoon of jumps racing here in the South West.

Tickets are available online now at priced at £19 for the Paddock Enclosure and £12 for the Course Enclosure. Tickets are available online until 17.00 the day before your selected fixture and will also be...