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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,...

Devon adoption agencies need families for brothers and sisters who need to stay together

Just under half of children waiting for adoption are in family groups of two or more with 20 groups waiting in Devon

Latest figures show there are currently 2,020 children waiting to be adopted in England and, of those, 44% are in family groups of two or more. Groups of children wait an average of 17 months to be adopted, which is 36% longer (135 days more) than individual children. More than...

CPRE's Star Count 2021

People in Devon are being urged to take part in an annual Star Count to record our view of the night sky.

Star Count is an annual citizen science project from CPRE, the countryside charity, and the British Astronomical Association. From 6-14 February 2021 , the public are asked to look heavenwards during a clear night and count how many stars within Orion they can spot.

Results from Star Count will help make a map of where star-spotters are enjoying deep, dark skies and where people’s views are affected by light pollution. By showing on a map where light...

Circus Berlin

We are offering a fantastic discount to claim, simply call the box office on 0203 375 3970 and quote ‘JUGGLER’ This MUST be used on the phone at least 24 hours before the show. Continental Circus Berlin with an amalgamation of brilliant Circus acts, music & real youthful energy, incorporating fantastic performers from all over the world.

In an age where so much entertainment is unreal, made up of special effects, CGI and has a virtual reality, being pre-recorded, multi-tracked, digitally enhanced or in some other way electronically created - the sheer reality of a live show is...

Meet Boken, a lovable new children’s character with a difference: he’s fun, cheeky and educational

In Spring 2020 a friendly new canine face has been launched into the children’s leisure and entertainment market Worldwide. Boken is a fun-loving real-life miniature Schnauzer who lives in Spain with his mum Sara Mastriforte and dad Neil Egerton.

Starting with a few videos and a couple of short books they’d written about Boken, Sara and Neil have now created a whole world of fun,...

My Plymouth History – a city’s story in memory

Can you help shed light on the city’s past using information and images you have at home?

Throughout May, local history enthusiasts would normally be taking part in the many walks, talks, exhibitions and special events that are on offer during our annual Plymouth History Festival.

Although the physical festival is being replaced with a digital one this year due to the...

Covid-19: How it affects child contact if you are a separated parent

Specialist family lawyer Hannah Porter from The Family Law Company explains what government recommendations about social distancing mean for separated parents deciding whether contact between children and the non-resident parent should go ahead.

Associate Solicitor Hannah says, “We are all now aware of advice regarding staying at home, social distancing. and avoiding any gatherings...

Covid-19 – how it affects child contact if you’re a separated parent

Specialist family lawyer Hannah Porter from The Family Law Company explains what government recommendations about social distancing mean for separated parents deciding whether contact between children and the non-resident parent should go ahead.

Associate Solicitor Hannah says, “We are all now aware of advice regarding staying at home, social distancing. and avoiding any gatherings...

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...

Green is theme as Devon park celebrates new holiday year

Songs, dance and music helped Ladram Bay Holiday Park raise the curtains this March on its 77th year of providing quality family holidays by the sea.

Employees at the Budleigh Salterton park were given a sneak preview of the floor show lined up for this year by its in-house entertainment team.

The occasion was the park's annual conference which traditionally takes place in...

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