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

Authored by News Desk

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?

Authored by Mary

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

Authored by Mary

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

Authored by Mary

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

Authored by Sarah Parker

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

Authored by News Desk

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...

Got the itch? Almost a third of Plymouth residents feel they’re more adventurous than their partner

Authored by News Desk

Holidaying solo looks set to increase for those from Plymouth, as 31% consider themselves bolder than their partner. Over half (56%) described themselves as adventurous, with 21% believing they’d actually become more so as they’d gotten older.

According to the Adventure Report by comfort-insurance.co.uk, award-winning insurer for campervans, motorhomes and caravans, when it comes to...

Get Creative - Spooky Halloween Fun Factory!

Join us at Devon Guild this half term and Get Creative for 2 free fun days of drop in Halloween activities. Use materials provided to design a creepy conveyor belt of witches, wizards and ghosties for our spooky factory.

10.30am–12.30 & 1.30–4.00pm daily. Free, drop-in. Main gallery. Under 12 yrs supervised please.

Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9AF www.crafts.org.uk 01626 832223

Revealed: A Third of UK Tourists Suffer with Items Stolen on Holiday

Authored by MFoster

a recent study conducted by luxury travel company, eShores, shows that a third of UK tourists have had their belongings stolen while on holiday.

The study asked 1250 holidaymakers information about which destination they have had belongings stolen, what items they’ve had stolen, and the value of their loss. This gave shocking insights into the scale of theft while on holiday, with 58%...

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