Kidzone adds new outdoor facilities to welcome more preschoolers at Westbank

The thriving preschool within Westbank Community Health and Care’s centre at Exminster has added new outdoor play facilities with a view to welcoming more 2- to 4-year-olds from the local area.

The ‘Kidzone’ at Farmhouse Rise in Exminster already offered a large, bright room with an amazing view over the Exminster marshes towards Woodbury, providing high quality, individually tailored...

Christmas at the Castle is BACK, with the special gift of a sign-language grotto.

Powderham Castle, a historic gem nestled in the heart of South Devon, is set to transport visitors to a winter wonderland with the return of its highly-anticipated Christmas at the Castle event, which this year sees the introduction of a BSL Christmas grotto.

As part of this magical celebration, Powderham Castle invites visitors to experience the historic grounds in a whole new light...

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...

Fall into autumn with the National Trust in Devon 

Across Devon, National Trust places are full of warmth as the trees slowly turn to red, orange and gold, enjoy crisp walks with family and friends and steaming cups of hot chocolate. There’s lots on offer this season, from spooky Halloween trails to apple weekends and

What’s more, every time you experience a National Trust day out, you help care for these special places for future...

Dogs Trust poll reveals owners' concerns: Four in ten say this winter will be even tougher than last years

A poll carried out for Dogs Trust by YouGov shows that four in ten (40%) of the UK’s dog owners fear it will be even harder to give their dogs all they need this coming winter than it was last year.

Following a record number of enquiries* from owners about giving up their dogs last year, Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest canine charity, set out to discover whether this winter will be...

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...

£300,000 on Devon park's new fun zone? That's child's play!

Top Devon park Beverley Holidays has splashed £300k on a new seaside-themed play park designed to provide lashings of fun and fitness for youngsters.

Opened this Easter, the Paignton holiday park says its new Land Ahoy Adventure Island and mini-golf course has proved a big hit with smaller guests.

On offer are a selection of playful challenges for all ages which will help...

Local health and well-being charity appoints new Business Development Manager to grow services for Devon residents

An award-winning, local charity, which promotes and improves the well-being of communities and individuals across Devon, has expanded its leadership team with the appointment of a new Business Development Manager.

Chris Bloye recently joined Westbank Community Health and Care in Exminster, bringing extensive experience in the commercial sector. Chris is responsible for driving growth...

South Hams birth rate drop: 44.1% decrease over the last decade, the 3rd greatest nationwide

New ONS data, collated by Fertility Family , has revealed that South Hams has seen one of the greatest falls in birth rates in England over the last 10 years.

The fertility rate in the area has plummeted by 44.1% between 2011 and 2020, dropping from 2.09 to 1.45 children per woman. In 2020 the overall fertility rate in England was 1.59 children per woman, this puts South Hams 8.8%...

Aldi donates 14,546 meals to Devon's charities over the summer school holidays

Local charities in Devon helped Aldi donate 14,546 meals to people in need over the summer school holidays.

The supermarket paired up its stores with local charities, community groups and foodbanks to donate surplus food, with the majority of meals going to causes supporting families and children.

The donation is part of Aldi’s commitment to donate 10 million meals across...