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New Devon holiday resort will bring California to the West Country

Bookings are now being taken for the newly refurbished Clawford Lakes Resort and Spa, a stunning 80-acre holiday destination that is set to be one of the most desirable leisure locations in the UK.

Currently in development following major planning permission being secured, and set to open to its first guests in Autumn 2021, the exclusive Clawford Lakes Resort and Spa will be home to...

Britons crown Devon as top holiday destination in 2021

Britons crown Devon as top holiday destination in 2021

2021 is the year of the Staycation and Britons will be splashing £31 billion on holidaying on British shores this year

We’re all going on a summer holiday, no more working for a week, is certainly the song for this summer, as 71% of the nation is planning to take a summer holiday and 85% of these holidaymakers are holidaying on British shores. With the average Staycation costing around £769....

Tourists asked to stay away until April 12 by East Devon

East Devon District Council (EDDC) is busily preparing for the next stages in the Governments’ pandemic roadmap aimed at easing the country towards a less restrictive way of life in the coming months.

From Monday, 29 March people have been able to:

  • Meet outside in groups of up to six people and up to two households including in private gardens.
  • Use outdoor
  • ...

Summer pawliday; 1/3 of Brits won’t go on holiday without their pet

Following a recent survey that shows 85% of pet parents would rather a staycation in the UK than go abroad without their pets1, Lily’s Kitchen has offered it’s best tips on how and where to take pups away with them this year. This also follows statistics that show UK holiday searches and bookings are up by 1/3rd on this time last year2.

Leaving pets behind can be heart-breaking, with...

Is East Devon the South West’s best kept secret for holiday makers?

The South West might be Britain’s premier holiday region full of world-class tourist attractions, unique food and drink and breathtaking scenery, but with it comes overcrowded hotspots as tourists seek alternatives to cancelled overseas trips. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to lurk over just about everything we do, this autumn is the time to explore off the beaten track and see what...

Direct airport coach service returns

As the British public venture further from home and demand for post-covid travel grows, a direct airport coach service from Plymouth has been added back onto the National Express network of scheduled coach services.

The 511 service from Plymouth to Heathrow airport will run once a day each way, seven days a week, via Exteter and Salisbury.

The route has been reintroduced as...

East Devon plans to reopen key toilets across the district in line with new Government measures

Following the Prime Minister’s statement at the weekend relaxing some of the ‘lockdown’ restrictions, East Devon District Council have undertaken a review to see whether it would be possible to re-open any of its toilets across the district.

From Wednesday 13 May 2020 people in England have been able to spend more time outdoors and enjoy a wider range of activities for any length of...

Best holiday destinations in 2020

From bustling cities, to quiet coastal spots here are some of our destinations we’re looking forward to travelling to this year. Whether you’re a solo traveller or heading off en famille, prefer car journeys over trains, and planes over ferries – there’s a holiday destination waiting for your arrival in 2020.

Rabat, Morocco

Despite being the capital city of Morocco, tourists...

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Free family event: Make 3D Graffiti

10am-12.30pm & 1.30-4pm. Free, drop-in event.

Join us for a fun event this half-term holiday. You can bring the family and get creative with colours - stencil, cut and fold to make moving letters, shapes and symbols. Help craft an amazing 3D graffiti model in our gallery space! This event is part of the Masters of Invention exhibition wi with craft and design works based on street art styles, here at the Guild in Bovey Tracey.

Under 12s supervised please.

01626 832223 www.crafts.org.uk

South West is home to some of Brits' happiest places

The South West of England is home to some of Brits' ultimate “happy places”, according to a new study.

New research from SACO, The Serviced Apartment Company polled UK holidaymakers to discover the places in the UK which evoke special memories and ultimately make us “happy”.

The poll of 1,500 British adults revealed that Cornwall is our top ‘go-to’ holiday destination for...

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