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Events: Doodlebugs Bump, Baby & Children’s Market

Doodlebugs Bump, Baby & Children’s Market

Saturday 5th November

2pm – 4pm

Victory Hall, Main Road, Exminster

Doodlebugs Bump, Baby & Children's Market

Pop along for some great baby and Children’s bargains with a great selection of pre-loved baby clothing, toys, accessories and books as well as local businesses like ourselves.

We’ll be taking along a lovely selection of Lamaze Toys, Funky Baby Leggings from Baby Brain Apparel, Sock-ons, Dribble-ons and more……….

The event is  supporting our local children’s charity Exminster Pre-School who will be fundraising by face painting (and no doubt tatooing!) your little ones.

A fantastic local cafe Coffee On The Corner will be open as well selling their amazing array of refreshments and cakes to take a break from browsing and buying!

Entry is FREE!

For further updates and details, visit the Doodlebugs Facebook page.

Pop along and say hello x

Lisa

www.babynotincluded.co.uk 

Family Bucket List – The Donkey Sanctuary

Family Bucket List 2016 – The Donkey Sanctuary 

The Donkey Sanctuary

It’s Daddy’s birthday tomorrow but I’ve got to work so we thought we’d have a day out today and have some fun.

The Donkey Sanctuary had their annual Summer Fair so we thought we’d head there for the day with a picnic.

It was completely heaving when we arrived.

There were loads of stalls, entertainment and activities to do as well as being able to see all the lovely donkeys.

We went with family so it was really nice being able to spend the day together.

The boys had a go at welly wanging and Isabelle had a go at a human fruit machine. I so should have recorded it as there were hands sticking out of holes holding up fruit and when the bell rang, if they were holding up the same you won.

Isabelle won a knitted donkey on the tombola which she loved, and she then made a bear on a stall which was similar to Build a Bear.

We had a huge picnic and then Isabelle presented her birthday cake that she took ages to make yesterday. It was a Choca Mocha Cake (recipe to follow).

The Donkey Sanctuary

The place was packed and there were dogs everywhere. We didn’t think to bring Charlie with us, so we know for next time we visit.

After eating and listening to music we went for a walk around to see all the donkeys.

The Donkey Sanctuary

So what do you call a cross between a donkey and a horse?

A honkey or a dorse.

Well it’s a mule actually. I didn’t even know that this was a thing until we saw two horses, and the keeper in the pen told us they were in fact mules. They don’t look very donkey like, more horsey.

All in all it was a lovely day and we’d definitely go again.

Lisa – www.babynotincluded.co.uk 

And that is another tick off the Family Bucket list 2016.

Stuff to do with the Kids in the #Southwest 2016

Stuff to do with the kids in the #Southwest 2016.

Stuff to do in the South West

This is a random pic of Isabelle who chose a pickled gherkin over an ice lolly!!

So the pressures on to make the school holidays fantastic for the kids whilst keeping your sanity.

Here are some great things that we’ve found happening over the school holidays:

Crealy – A great choice for a fun day out with indoor and outdoor play as well as loads of animals to see and pet and live shows.

Take a walk around Buckfastleigh Abbey.

Paignton Zoo – Always a great day out. We’ve been both on sunny and rainy days. The last rainy day we heard the lion proper roar which makes the hairs on your arms stand on end.

Exmoor Zoo
Home of the Exmoor Beast

The Great Big Rhino Trail
Spot the Rhino’s across Exeter and Torbay. We got the map in the Express and Echo today and can’t wait to get started.

Stick Man Trail – Haldon Forest. Grab an activity pack for £3.00 and look out for the signs. It’s about half a mile long so great for little legs.

Exeter Underground Passages
Not suitable for under 5’s and a defo no if you’re claustrophobic.

The Bear Trail – Cullompton
New exciting outdoor fun for the kids!

Woodlands Theme Park
A really good fun packed day out!

Go Ape – Haldon Forest Park
Become one of the tree people (or that what Isabelle calls them when we walk through)

Kents Cavern 
Dig for gemstones, have tribal facepainting, take part in cave painting and meet Cavog.

South West Coast Path
Enjoy some lovely coastal walks – maybe take a picnic.

Visit Tiverton Castle and explore their beautiful gardens.

Living Coasts Zoo & Aquarium – Torquay

House of Marbles – Bovey Tracey

Splashdown Water Park – Paignton

World of Country Life – Exmouth

Babbacombe Model Village – Torquay

Wildwood Escot Park – Ottery St Mary
It’s definitely worth getting an annual pass.

Pennywell Farm – They have miniature pigs!

Friday 22nd July

The BFG film Showing – Exeter Phoenix (Running until 5th August)

Landmark Summer Craft Market – The Promenade, Ilfracombe
10am – 4pm. North Devon has a treasure of local crafts people. Pop along to one of our craft markets where we will be selling locally produced arts, crafts and produced.

Lee Arts & Crafts Exhibition and Fair – Memorial Hall, Woolacombe (Google Map)
11am – 5pm. Beautiful local arts and crafts for sale with delicious refreshments including home made cakes and cream teas served throughout the fair.

Saturday 30th July 

Westcountry Brick Show – Exeter Phoenix
A one day showcase of some amazing Lego creations

The BFG Workshop – Exeter Phoenix 
Making Big Friendly Ears

Lee Arts & Crafts Exhibition and Fair – Memorial Hall, Woolacombe (Google Map)
11am – 5pm. Beautiful local arts and crafts for sale with delicious refreshments including home made cakes and cream teas served throughout the fair.

Landmark Summer Craft Market – The Promenade, Ilfracombe
10am – 4pm. North Devon has a treasure of local crafts people. Pop along to one of our craft markets where we will be selling locally produced arts, crafts and produced.

Moth and Butterfly Day – Haldon Forest 
Join the A Touch of the Wild team and moth expert, Nikki Gardener at the secret camp at Holdon Forest Park. Forest activities, games and butterfly crafts as well as face painting and marshmallows around the camp fire.

Sunday 31st July 

Teddy Mac Day – Pecorama 
Story telling and book signing throughout the day.

Lee Arts & Crafts Exhibition and Fair – Memorial Hall, Woolacombe (Google Map)
11am – 5pm. Beautiful local arts and crafts for sale with delicious refreshments including home made cakes and cream teas served throughout the fair.

Landmark Summer Craft Market – The Promenade, Ilfracombe
10am – 4pm. North Devon has a treasure of local crafts people. Pop along to one of our craft markets where we will be selling locally produced arts, crafts and produced.

Pirate Activities – Powderham Castle (running until 5th August)
Fun pirate themed activities aimed at 5 – 11 year olds.

Family Fun Day – Coldharbour Mill 11am – 1pm
Family admission £10 – Join Professor Bumble for party games, balloon animals and circus workshops.

Monday 1st August 

Fun with 2D Animation – Exeter Phoenix 
Creatures, Aliens and Robots. Suitable for 6 – 9 year olds.

Lee Arts & Crafts Exhibition and Fair – Memorial Hall, Woolacombe (Google Map)
11am – 5pm. Beautiful local arts and crafts for sale with delicious refreshments including home made cakes and cream teas served throughout the fair.

Junior Fishing Day – Exe Valley Fishery
Join the River Exe & Tributaries Association to learn the basics of fly casting with experienced instructors. Suitable for 11 – 16 year olds.

Landmark Summer Craft Market – The Promenade, Ilfracombe
10am – 4pm. North Devon has a treasure of local crafts people. Pop along to one of our craft markets where we will be selling locally produced arts, crafts and produced.

Play in a Week – Theatre Royal 
Wishes, sea monsters, music and the moon! Play in a week will explore story telling techniques in a fun and imaginative way. Using music, shadow puppetry and performing we will work as an ensemble to find interesting ways of telling a tale to show to family and friends at the end of the week. Age 7 – 10 year old running until 5th August.

Tuesday 2nd August 

Margo & Mr Whatsit – Exeter Phoenix (Running until 6th August) 
Find out what Sophia gets up to with her imaginary friend, Mr Whatsit. Suitable from age 4+.

Try it Tuesday’s – Killerton
Join in with sports with trained coaches each week. 11am – 3pm

Landmark Summer Craft Market – The Promenade, Ilfracombe
10am – 4pm. North Devon has a treasure of local crafts people. Pop along to one of our craft markets where we will be selling locally produced arts, crafts and produced.

Lee Arts & Crafts Exhibition and Fair – Memorial Hall, Woolacombe (Google Map)
11am – 5pm. Beautiful local arts and crafts for sale with delicious refreshments including home made cakes and cream teas served throughout the fair.

Crafty Castle Capers – Castle Drogo 
Join in with arts and crafts. 11am – 4pm.

Wednesday 3rd August

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – Killerton House 
Follow the Bear Trail, get your face painted and join in with interactive story telling.

Lee Arts & Crafts Exhibition and Fair – Memorial Hall, Woolacombe (Google Map)
11am – 5pm. Beautiful local arts and crafts for sale with delicious refreshments including home made cakes and cream teas served throughout the fair.

Play Day – Castle Drogo 
Join in with games on Piddledown Common. 2pm – 4pm

Landmark Summer Craft Market – The Promenade, Ilfracombe
10am – 4pm. North Devon has a treasure of local crafts people. Pop along to one of our craft markets where we will be selling locally produced arts, crafts and produced.

Mary Poppins – Theatre Royal 
Running until 3rd September.

National Playday – Phear Park, Exmouth
A free family event to celebrate children’s play. Bouncy Castle, face painting and more. 11am – 3pm

The North Devon Show – Umberleigh
Loads of things to do including climbing, monster truck show, mountain bike shows, animals and more.

Playday in the Park – Belmont Park, Exeter (Google Map).
12pm – 3pm. Celebrate National Playday at Belmont Park on Wednesday 3rd August. Arts, crafts, ploughmans and cake at the cafe, music, sensory play, stalls and a baby area.

Holiday Climbing Club – Exeter Quay Climbing Club
7 – 11 year olds 10.30am – 12pm. With no experience required, Monquays Club Is packed full of challenges, games and activities. We will teach all you need to know to have plenty of fun on our roped climbing walls.

Thursday 4th August 

Unpacked Family Theatre Festival Launch – Exeter Phoenix 
11am – Find out about what’s happening and have a bit to eat in the Cafe Bar.

Landmark Summer Craft Market – The Promenade, Ilfracombe
10am – 4pm. North Devon has a treasure of local crafts people. Pop along to one of our craft markets where we will be selling locally produced arts, crafts and produced.

Lee Arts & Crafts Exhibition and Fair – Memorial Hall, Woolacombe (Google Map)
11am – 5pm. Beautiful local arts and crafts for sale with delicious refreshments including home made cakes and cream teas served throughout the fair.

According to Arthur – Exeter Phoenix (running until 5th August)
interactive storytelling about Arthur, an odd man who lives in his attic. Suitable from 4+

Honiton Agricultural Show – Honiton Showground. 

Superhero Photo Booth – Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton 
A free event. Dress up as your favourite Superhero and have your photo taken

Holiday Climbing Club – Exeter Quay Climbing Club
7 – 11 year olds 10.30am – 12pm. With no experience required, Monquays Club Is packed full of challenges, games and activities. We will teach all you need to know to have plenty of fun on our roped climbing walls.

Lazy town Live – Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton

Pyjama Drama – The Family Garden, Exeter, EX4 1PT
Mr Hoppy’s Little Family. Several times dependent on age.

Friday 5th August 

Pyjama Drama – The Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter
Mr Hoppy’s Little Family. Several times dependent on age.

Lee Arts & Crafts Exhibition and Fair – Memorial Hall, Woolacombe (Google Map)
11am – 5pm. Beautiful local arts and crafts for sale with delicious refreshments including home made cakes and cream teas served throughout the fair.

NCS Charity Event – Exeter Quay 
A Family Friendly Mini-fete. Selling tasty, quality cakes at low prices, any bookworms can wriggle up to our brilliant book stall, children can enjoy themselves with all our fun activities and there will be competitions for all ages. It’s all for a good cause so come along!

Landmark Summer Craft Market – The Promenade, Ilfracombe
10am – 4pm. North Devon has a treasure of local crafts people. Pop along to one of our craft markets where we will be selling locally produced arts, crafts and produced.

Free Family Disco – Starcross Royal British Legion 
7.30 – 10.30pm

Torbay Steam Fair – Dartmouth Road, Churston Ferrers, Brixham , TQ5 0JT (Google Map)
The Torbay Steam Fair has built up a reputation as one of the best shows in the South West. It is a fantastic day out for visitors of all ages and great value for money. 

Saturday 6th August 

Crediton Family Fun Day – Boniface Centre, Crediton 
10am – 1pm. Lots of fun to be had for the whole family including a bouncy castle, face painting and balloons, baby print canvases, local stalls from JJ’s Children’s Wear, Crediton Sling Library, Carrie Hawkins Photography and much much more! You can also take part in the Big Latch at 10.30am to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week.

Landmark Summer Craft Market – The Promenade, Ilfracombe
10am – 4pm. North Devon has a treasure of local crafts people. Pop along to one of our craft markets where we will be selling locally produced arts, crafts and produced.

Fort Box Build Day – Newcombes Meadow, Crediton
10.30am – 6.30pm. Help build the UK’s largest cardboard box fort! 3000 boxes and counting, please bring any corrugated ones you have along and we’ll be raising money for Hospiscare as well

Torbay Steam Fair – Dartmouth Road, Churston Ferrers, Brixham , TQ5 0JT (Google Map)
The Torbay Steam Fair has built up a reputation as one of the best shows in the South West. It is a fantastic day out for visitors of all ages and great value for money.

The Thrifty Stork Pop-up – Matthews Hall, Topsham (Google Map)
9am. Woohoo! Final Summer Sale with fabulous Frugi bargains, Kite discounts, Piccalilly offers and more… up to 70% off!

Paignton Regatta – Paignton Green
Loads of entertainment and activities for all the family.

Sunday 7th August 

Wonderland Tea Party Fun – Powderham Castle (running until 12th August)
Meet the Queen of Hearts in the fun Wonderland themed activities. For ages 5 – 11 years.

Soul Festival – Double Locks, Exeter
12pm – 10pm. Live music and DJ.

Superhero Sunday – Woodlands
Go along and join in the Superhero fun.

Lee Arts & Crafts Exhibition and Fair – Memorial Hall, Woolacombe (Google Map)
11am – 5pm. Beautiful local arts and crafts for sale with delicious refreshments including home made cakes and cream teas served throughout the fair.

Landmark Summer Craft Market – The Promenade, Ilfracombe
10am – 4pm. North Devon has a treasure of local crafts people. Pop along to one of our craft markets where we will be selling locally produced arts, crafts and produced.

Paignton Regatta – Paignton Green
Loads of entertainment and activities for all the family.

Torbay Steam Fair – Dartmouth Road, Churston Ferrers, Brixham , TQ5 0JT (Google Map)
The Torbay Steam Fair has built up a reputation as one of the best shows in the South West. It is a fantastic day out for visitors of all ages and great value for money. 

Monday 8th August 

Paignton Regatta – Paignton Green
Loads of entertainment and activities for all the family.

Lee Arts & Crafts Exhibition and Fair – Memorial Hall, Woolacombe (Google Map)
11am – 5pm. Beautiful local arts and crafts for sale with delicious refreshments including home made cakes and cream teas served throughout the fair.

Landmark Summer Craft Market – The Promenade, Ilfracombe
10am – 4pm. North Devon has a treasure of local crafts people. Pop along to one of our craft markets where we will be selling locally produced arts, crafts and produced.

Tuesday 9th August 

Big Screen in the Park – Exeter Phoenix
Mary Poppins

Farmyard Show – Borough Farm, Woolacome
Can Alfie become the hero of the show as he tries to rescue Jemima, the ‘Duck in the Castle?’ With a little help from the ducks, geese, Felicity the Sheep and the Fairy pigmother, mayhem is guaranteed! Mee the dogs after the Show,and stay for a barbeque served from the Borough Farm Shepherd’s Hut. Adults £5.50, Children £3, Under 3’s free.

Landmark Summer Craft Market – The Promenade, Ilfracombe
10am – 4pm. North Devon has a treasure of local crafts people. Pop along to one of our craft markets where we will be selling locally produced arts, crafts and produced.

Lee Arts & Crafts Exhibition and Fair – Memorial Hall, Woolacombe (Google Map)
11am – 5pm. Beautiful local arts and crafts for sale with delicious refreshments including home made cakes and cream teas served throughout the fair.

Paignton Regatta – Paignton Green
Loads of entertainment and activities for all the family.

Holiday Climbing Club – Exeter Quay Climbing Club
7 – 11 year olds 10.30am – 12pm. With no experience required, Monquays Club Is packed full of challenges, games and activities. We will teach all you need to know to have plenty of fun on our roped climbing walls.

Try it Tuesday’s – Killerton
Join in with sports with trained coaches each week. 11am – 3pm

Crafty Castle Capers – Castle Drogo 
Join in with arts and crafts. 11am – 4pm.

Wednesday 10th August 

Big Screen in the Park – Exeter Phoenix 
the Jungle Book

Landmark Summer Craft Market – The Promenade, Ilfracombe
10am – 4pm. North Devon has a treasure of local crafts people. Pop along to one of our craft markets where we will be selling locally produced arts, crafts and produced.

Lee Arts & Crafts Exhibition and Fair – Memorial Hall, Woolacombe (Google Map)
11am – 5pm. Beautiful local arts and crafts for sale with delicious refreshments including home made cakes and cream teas served throughout the fair.

Paignton Regatta – Paignton Green
Loads of entertainment and activities for all the family.

Puppetry Workshop – Exeter Phoenix 
Masters of puppetry Moon On A Stick share their skills ahead of an evening performance of King Arthur and The Inglewood at the Bike Shed Theatre (part of the Unpacked Family Theatre)

Holiday Climbing Club – Exeter Quay Climbing Club
7 – 11 year olds 10.30am – 12pm. With no experience required, Monquays Club Is packed full of challenges, games and activities. We will teach all you need to know to have plenty of fun on our roped climbing walls.

Pyjama Drama – Younghayes Centre, Cranbrook 
George’s Dream Grandma. Several times dependent on age.

Thursday 11th August 

Pyjama Drama – The Family Garden, Exeter
George’s Dream Grandma. Several times dependent on age.

Landmark Summer Craft Market – The Promenade, Ilfracombe
10am – 4pm. North Devon has a treasure of local crafts people. Pop along to one of our craft markets where we will be selling locally produced arts, crafts and produced.

Lee Arts & Crafts Exhibition and Fair – Memorial Hall, Woolacombe (Google Map)
11am – 5pm. Beautiful local arts and crafts for sale with delicious refreshments including home made cakes and cream teas served throughout the fair.

Summer Picnic – Saltram National Trust 
12pm – 3pm. Bring your picnic and join in with some traditional, British summer fun, have a go on the cocunut shy, enter our sand castle competition and make a little boat!

Paignton Regatta – Paignton Green
Loads of entertainment and activities for all the family.

Holiday Climbing Club – Exeter Quay Climbing Club
7 – 11 year olds 10.30am – 12pm. With no experience required, Monquays Club Is packed full of challenges, games and activities. We will teach all you need to know to have plenty of fun on our roped climbing walls.

Friday 12th August 

Pyjama Drama – The Phoenix, Exeter
George’s Dream Grandma. Several times dependent on age.

Kids Disco & Barbecue, Twisted Oak, Ide 
5pm – 8pm. Disco and Barbecue

Landmark Summer Craft Market – The Promenade, Ilfracombe
10am – 4pm. North Devon has a treasure of local crafts people. Pop along to one of our craft markets where we will be selling locally produced arts, crafts and produced.

Paignton Regatta – Paignton Green
Loads of entertainment and activities for all the family.

Lee Arts & Crafts Exhibition and Fair – Memorial Hall, Woolacombe (Google Map)
11am – 5pm. Beautiful local arts and crafts for sale with delicious refreshments including home made cakes and cream teas served throughout the fair.

Love Summer Festival – Torquay 
Family Friendly Festival with live entertainment and music. Runs until 14th August.

Bat Walk – Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth (Google Map)
8.30pm – suitable from 8+. Join in for an evening stroll around the Sanctuary and use a bat detector to listen for bats as they fly and hunt for insects. Many species of bat use our woods, hedges and fields, and you’ll find out about these fascinating animals and how to identify their calls.

Water and Wildlife Day – Cricklepit Mill, Exeter (Google Map)
10am – 3pm. An open day with family activities in the wildlife garden and milling demonstrations in the historic mill. There will also be family activities in the garden to explore the wildlife of Cricklepit throughout the day. Go bug hunting in the meadow, get creative with natural weaving and make a flower press.

Maddie’s Fun Day – Padbrook Park Hotel Golf & Country Club, Cullompton (Google Map)
2pm – 8pm. Lots of fun to raise money for a Sensory Garden for Maddie

Saturday 13th August

Theatre in the garden – Killerton House, Broadclyst (Google Map)
6pm – 9pm. Heartbreak bring to life David Walliams top-rated book. Support Zoe as she battles to escape the leaning tower block to fulfil her dream of travelling the world. Expect a blend of dark reality and empowering comedy.

Landmark Summer Craft Market – The Promenade, Ilfracombe
10am – 4pm. North Devon has a treasure of local crafts people. Pop along to one of our craft markets where we will be selling locally produced arts, crafts and produced.

Lee Arts & Crafts Exhibition and Fair – Memorial Hall, Woolacombe (Google Map)
11am – 5pm. Beautiful local arts and crafts for sale with delicious refreshments including home made cakes and cream teas served throughout the fair.

Paignton Regatta – Paignton Green
Loads of entertainment and activities for all the family.

Tiny Tot’s Children’s Market – St James Parish Church Hall,  Mount Pleasant Road, Exeter
11am – 2pm. Go along and grab some great baby bargains. Pre-loved and local businesses.

Sunday 14th August 

Robin Hood Activities – Powderham Castle (Running until 19th August)
Join in with the Merrymen for fun activities. Suitable for ages 5 – 11 years

Paignton Regatta – Paignton Green
Loads of entertainment and activities for all the family.

Superhero Sunday – Woodlands
Go along and join in the Superhero fun.

Lee Arts & Crafts Exhibition and Fair – Memorial Hall, Woolacombe (Google Map)
11am – 5pm. Beautiful local arts and crafts for sale with delicious refreshments including home made cakes and cream teas served throughout the fair.

Landmark Summer Craft Market – The Promenade, Ilfracombe
10am – 4pm. North Devon has a treasure of local crafts people. Pop along to one of our craft markets where we will be selling locally produced arts, crafts and produced.

Summer Fair – Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth 
10am – 4pm. International food and drink, shopping village, meet and greet, trailer rides, Punch and Judy , Live Music and Entertainment and much more.

Monday 15th August 

Children’s Week – Paignton Green (Google Map)
Lots of Free activities for children.

Landmark Summer Craft Market – The Promenade, Ilfracombe
10am – 4pm. North Devon has a treasure of local crafts people. Pop along to one of our craft markets where we will be selling locally produced arts, crafts and produced.

Tuesday 16th August 

Try it Tuesday’s – Killerton
Join in with sports with trained coaches each week. 11am – 3pm

Farmyard Show – Borough Farm, Woolacome
Can Alfie become the hero of the show as he tries to rescue Jemima, the ‘Duck in the Castle?’ With a little help from the ducks, geese, Felicity the Sheep and the Fairy pigmother, mayhem is guaranteed! Mee the dogs after the Show,and stay for a barbeque served from the Borough Farm Shepherd’s Hut. Adults £5.50, Children £3, Under 3’s free.

Landmark Summer Craft Market – The Promenade, Ilfracombe
10am – 4pm. North Devon has a treasure of local crafts people. Pop along to one of our craft markets where we will be selling locally produced arts, crafts and produced.

Holiday Climbing Club – Exeter Quay Climbing Club
7 – 11 year olds 10.30am – 12pm. With no experience required, Monquays Club Is packed full of challenges, games and activities. We will teach all you need to know to have plenty of fun on our roped climbing walls.

Children’s Week – Paignton Green (Google Map)
Lots of Free activities for children.

Crafty Castle Capers – Castle Drogo 
Join in with arts and crafts. 11am – 4pm.

British Fireworks Championship – Plymouth
The world famous British Firework Championships is set to return the Plymouth for its 20th showdown in August 2016. Starts at 6.45pm

Wednesday 17th August 

Farm Open Day – Moonridge Farm, Exeter 
Starts at 10.30am. Take a stroll around the farm and feed the animals

Landmark Summer Craft Market – The Promenade, Ilfracombe
10am – 4pm. North Devon has a treasure of local crafts people. Pop along to one of our craft markets where we will be selling locally produced arts, crafts and produced.

Holiday Climbing Club – Exeter Quay Climbing Club
7 – 11 year olds 10.30am – 12pm. With no experience required, Monquays Club Is packed full of challenges, games and activities. We will teach all you need to know to have plenty of fun on our roped climbing walls.

Children’s Week – Paignton Green (Google Map)
Lots of Free activities for children.

Thursday 18th August 

Pyjama Drama – The Family Garden, Exeter
Wherefore art thou Matilda. Several times dependent on age

Landmark Summer Craft Market – The Promenade, Ilfracombe
10am – 4pm. North Devon has a treasure of local crafts people. Pop along to one of our craft markets where we will be selling locally produced arts, crafts and produced.

Children’s Week – Paignton Green (Google Map)
Lots of Free activities for children.

Holiday Climbing Club – Exeter Quay Climbing Club
7 – 11 year olds 10.30am – 12pm. With no experience required, Monquays Club Is packed full of challenges, games and activities. We will teach all you need to know to have plenty of fun on our roped climbing walls.

Friday 19th August 

Pyjama Drama – The Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter
Wherefore art thou Matilda. Several times dependent on age

Meet Peppa Pig at Woodlands (throughout the day).

Children’s Week – Paignton Green (Google Map)
Lots of Free activities for children.

Landmark Summer Craft Market – The Promenade, Ilfracombe
10am – 4pm. North Devon has a treasure of local crafts people. Pop along to one of our craft markets where we will be selling locally produced arts, crafts and produced.

The Smartest Giant in Town. Open Air Theatre – Burrow Farm Gardens, Axminster
6.30pm. Just Pack a picnic, folding chairs or a rug and bring the kids because this performance of Julia Donaldsons (Author of The Gruffalo) is not to be missed

Saturday 20th August 

Children’s Week – Paignton Green (Google Map)
Lots of Free activities for children.

Landmark Summer Craft Market – The Promenade, Ilfracombe
10am – 4pm. North Devon has a treasure of local crafts people. Pop along to one of our craft markets where we will be selling locally produced arts, crafts and produced.

Sunday 21st August 

Pirates and Mermaids – Powderham Castle (Running until 29th August)
Captain Jack and his pocketwatch crew bring the summer themes to a close before they all set sail come and see if they have managed to catch a mermaid. Suitable for ages 5 – 11 years.

Superhero Sunday – Woodlands
Go along and join in the Superhero fun.

Landmark Summer Craft Market – The Promenade, Ilfracombe
10am – 4pm. North Devon has a treasure of local crafts people. Pop along to one of our craft markets where we will be selling locally produced arts, crafts and produced.

Dog Show – Double Locks, Exeter
12pm – 3pm. Registration is on the day with all the usual categories. Live music from 1pm by an amazing band

Devon Plants for Swaps – All Saints Church, Exmouth 
2 – 5pm.  3 hours of beautiful plant swaps and leave with lots of new plants for your garden
-a chance to meet & talk with local leading horticultural specialists and experts. Watch and learn new plant baby creation methods and tips. Cream teas and more.

Monday 22nd August 

Landmark Summer Craft Market – The Promenade, Ilfracombe
10am – 4pm. North Devon has a treasure of local crafts people. Pop along to one of our craft markets where we will be selling locally produced arts, crafts and produced.

Tuesday 23rd August 

Try it Tuesday’s – Killerton
Join in with sports with trained coaches each week. 11am – 3pm

Landmark Summer Craft Market – The Promenade, Ilfracombe
10am – 4pm. North Devon has a treasure of local crafts people. Pop along to one of our craft markets where we will be selling locally produced arts, crafts and produced.

Holiday Climbing Club – Exeter Quay Climbing Club
7 – 11 year olds 10.30am – 12pm. With no experience required, Monquays Club Is packed full of challenges, games and activities. We will teach all you need to know to have plenty of fun on our roped climbing walls.

Crafty Castle Capers – Castle Drogo 
Join in with arts and crafts. 11am – 4pm.

Meet T-Rex the Walking Dinosaur – Woodlands

Farmyard Show – Borough Farm, Woolacome
Can Alfie become the hero of the show as he tries to rescue Jemima, the ‘Duck in the Castle?’ With a little help from the ducks, geese, Felicity the Sheep and the Fairy pigmother, mayhem is guaranteed! Mee the dogs after the Show,and stay for a barbeque served from the Borough Farm Shepherd’s Hut. Adults £5.50, Children £3, Under 3’s free.

Children’s Performing Arts Summer School – Stoke Cannon Village Hall (Google Map)
Fun dance, singing, drama, games and arts and crafts. 9.00 – 11.00 age 3 – 5 years and 11.30 – 1.30 age 5 – 10 years.

Wednesday 24th August 

Pyjama Drama – Younghayes Centre, Cranbrook
The Witch under the stairs. Several times dependent on age

Landmark Summer Craft Market – The Promenade, Ilfracombe
10am – 4pm. North Devon has a treasure of local crafts people. Pop along to one of our craft markets where we will be selling locally produced arts, crafts and produced.

Holiday Climbing Club – Exeter Quay Climbing Club
7 – 11 year olds 10.30am – 12pm. With no experience required, Monquays Club Is packed full of challenges, games and activities. We will teach all you need to know to have plenty of fun on our roped climbing walls.

Children’s Performing Arts Summer School – Stoke Cannon Village Hall (Google Map)
Fun dance, singing, drama, games and arts and crafts. 9.00 – 11.00 age 3 – 5 years and 11.30 – 1.30 age 5 – 10 years.

Thursday 25th August 

Pyjama Drama – The Family Garden, Exeter
The Witch under the stairs. Several times dependent on age

Landmark Summer Craft Market – The Promenade, Ilfracombe
10am – 4pm. North Devon has a treasure of local crafts people. Pop along to one of our craft markets where we will be selling locally produced arts, crafts and produced.

Holiday Climbing Club – Exeter Quay Climbing Club
7 – 11 year olds 10.30am – 12pm. With no experience required, Monquays Club Is packed full of challenges, games and activities. We will teach all you need to know to have plenty of fun on our roped climbing walls.

Children’s Performing Arts Summer School – Stoke Cannon Village Hall (Google Map)
Fun dance, singing, drama, games and arts and crafts. 9.00 – 11.00 age 3 – 5 years and 11.30 – 1.30 age 5 – 10 years.

Dartmouth Royal Regatta – Dartmouth (Google Map)
Lots of fun events for both adults and children including air shows, crab fishing, icecream eating competition and fireworks.

Friday 26th August 

Cider Festival – Double Locks, Exeter
7.15pm – 11.15pm. Live music from micha and carries on to Sunday evening
live music on Saturday at 2pm and 7pm and live music on Sunday at 2pm
sselection of sausages available on Saturday and sunday 12-6

Landmark Summer Craft Market – The Promenade, Ilfracombe
10am – 4pm. North Devon has a treasure of local crafts people. Pop along to one of our craft markets where we will be selling locally produced arts, crafts and produced.

Come and Meet Marshall from Paw Patrol – Woodlands 

Pyjama Drama –  Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter 
The Witch under the stairs. Several times dependent on age

Dartmouth Royal Regatta – Dartmouth (Google Map)
Lots of fun events for both adults and children including air shows, crab fishing, icecream eating competition and fireworks.

Saturday 27th August 

Cider Festival – Double Locks, Exeter
12pm – 11pm. Live music from micha and carries on to Sunday evening
live music on Saturday at 2pm and 7pm and live music on Sunday at 2pm
sselection of sausages available on Saturday and sunday 12-6

Landmark Summer Craft Market – The Promenade, Ilfracombe
10am – 4pm. North Devon has a treasure of local crafts people. Pop along to one of our craft markets where we will be selling locally produced arts, crafts and produced.

Exeter Street Arts Festival – Exeter City Centre 
dozens of musicians, acrobats, artists, dancers and circus acts will fill the city centre streets with colour and sound! 10am – 6pm.

Free Chinese Taster Class – Beacon Heath Children’s Centre 
For children aged 2 – 7 years. Learn Chinese through music, stories, games, role play, themed topics and crafts.

Festival Craft Market – The Grapevine, Exmouth
12 – 4pm. Made in Devon Craft Market.

The Cheeky Boys of Pop – Exmouth Pavillion
The Cheeky Boys Of Pop battle it out this afternoon, but who will win? Robbie or Olly?! Come along for an afternoon of Pop! You’ll be dancing and singing to the hits we know and love form two of the biggest acts around right now!

Dartmouth Royal Regatta – Dartmouth (Google Map)
Lots of fun events for both adults and children including air shows, crab fishing, icecream eating competition and fireworks.

Sunday 28th August 

Cider Festival – Double Locks, Exeter
11am – 6pm. Live music from micha and carries on to Sunday evening
live music on Saturday at 2pm and 7pm and live music on Sunday at 2pm
sselection of sausages available on Saturday and sunday 12-6

Superhero Sunday – Woodlands
Go along and join in the Superhero fun.

Landmark Summer Craft Market – The Promenade, Ilfracombe
10am – 4pm. North Devon has a treasure of local crafts people. Pop along to one of our craft markets where we will be selling locally produced arts, crafts and produced.

Bank Holiday Steam Day – Coldharbour Mill Museum
10am – 4pm

Cullompton Town Fair – Collumpton Community Association Fields
11am – 6pm. A day filled with entertainment, stalls, games, activities and let’s raise lots of money while having a fantastic day!

Monday 29th August 

Plymtree Horse Show & Country Fayre – Weavers Lane Cross, Plymtree (Google Map)
Loads of stuff to do including a dog show, vintage car show, Punch and Judy, BBQ, bouncy castle and more.

Landmark Summer Craft Market – The Promenade, Ilfracombe
10am – 4pm. North Devon has a treasure of local crafts people. Pop along to one of our craft markets where we will be selling locally produced arts, crafts and produced.

Tuesday 30th August 

Holiday Climbing Club – Exeter Quay Climbing Club
7 – 11 year olds 10.30am – 12pm. With no experience required, Monquays Club Is packed full of challenges, games and activities. We will teach all you need to know to have plenty of fun on our roped climbing walls.

Farmyard Show – Borough Farm, Woolacome
Can Alfie become the hero of the show as he tries to rescue Jemima, the ‘Duck in the Castle?’ With a little help from the ducks, geese, Felicity the Sheep and the Fairy pigmother, mayhem is guaranteed! Mee the dogs after the Show,and stay for a barbeque served from the Borough Farm Shepherd’s Hut. Adults £5.50, Children £3, Under 3’s free.

Landmark Summer Craft Market – The Promenade, Ilfracombe
10am – 4pm. North Devon has a treasure of local crafts people. Pop along to one of our craft markets where we will be selling locally produced arts, crafts and produced.

Crafty Castle Capers – Castle Drogo 
Join in with arts and crafts. 11am – 4pm.

Wednesday 31st August 

Holiday Climbing Club – Exeter Quay Climbing Club
7 – 11 year olds 10.30am – 12pm. With no experience required, Monquays Club Is packed full of challenges, games and activities. We will teach all you need to know to have plenty of fun on our roped climbing walls.

Landmark Summer Craft Market – The Promenade, Ilfracombe
10am – 4pm. North Devon has a treasure of local crafts people. Pop along to one of our craft markets where we will be selling locally produced arts, crafts and produced.

If you’ve found something great, please feel free to add a comment and I will endeavour to add to the post as I find more interesting things to go.

Lisa x

www.babynotincluded.co.uk 

#southwestdaysout – Dartmoor – Fingle Bridge

#southwestdaysout – Fingle Bridge, Dartmoor.

We’ve ticked off another from our Family Bucket List 2016! We went to Fingle Bridge on Dartmoor.

Since getting the dog a couple of years ago we love finding new places to walk him and thankfully Isabelle loves a good walk as long as we have the following:

Drinks
Snacks
Mud/Sand
Water

fingle_bridge

One of our fellow dog walkers recommended Fingle Bridge as a place to go with the dog and the littles. Lots of opportunity to paddle in water, lots of mud to splash and splodge in and being woodland lots of stones, twigs, acorns and other things to fill our pockets with.

We started off at the bridge noting the HUGE pub with it’s lovely setting and garden.

What to do!

The route that we took was not the easiest of walk with lots of tricky areas, huge muddy patches (thankfully we all managed to keep our shoes on our feet) and narrow rickety steps to contend with.

This was great for Isabelle who at five is slightly more fearless than we’d like her to be.

Charlie (our dog) was amazingly well behaved and loved to explore his new surroundings. We kept our beady eyes out for families with food as unfortunately at only two he’s still a total scavenger and will gatecrash, steal and run!

Strangely there were canvasses dotted around the place which kind of looked a bit odd, but Isabelle quite liked looking out for them.

The walk took us a good couple of hours with a picnic stop along the way.

Isabelle found a walking stick along the way which she held onto until we found a waterfall so she sent it on its way out to sea and wonders what country it will end up in.

It was a lovely day and we ended it by visiting the pub at the start (Fingle Bridge Inn).  We may even have to go back for the Duck Race which takes place in April/May of each year.

fingle bridge

For a full list of #southwestdaysout pop over for lots of inspirations on days out with the kids.

Lisa x

Events – Baby and Children’s Market 23.04.16

Baby and Childrens Market Exeter
Baby and Children’s Market – Saturday 23rd April 2016

We’re really happy to say that we’re going to be at the next Baby and Children’s Market on Saturday 23rd April 2016.

09.00 – 11.30am

St James High School, Summer Lane, Exeter, Devon, EX4 8NN

We’ll be bringing along the very NEW Squidge & Pip Baby Teethers which were launched at the Harrogate Nursery Fair last month.

What do you think?

As well as us there will be lots of pre-loved stalls selling all sorts from Baby Clothes, Bouncers, Prams, Toys and much more.

For more details and updates pop over the Baby and Children’s Baby Market Facebook Page.

Hope to see you there.

Lisa

www.babynotincluded.co.uk 

Family Bucket List 2016

Family Bucket List 2016

I’ve noticed that a few people have set Bucket Lists for their children for this year and I loved the idea. Living in the South West there’s loads to do which we have yet to take advantage of. Here’s a list of things we’re hoping to do this year:

A trip to Pennywell Farm – They have miniature pigs!
Fruit Picking
Crabbing
Make a Fairy Garden
Exploring Dartmoor
Fingle Bridge 
Visit Bicton Gardens
The Orange Elephant
Soft Play
Swimming
Rollerskating
Visit a Museum
Visit National Trust Properties
Killlerton House 
A barbecue on the beach
Visit the library
The Theatre
Visit the Zoo
Halden Forest Park
Escot Park
Play in the park
Collect pebbles and paint them
Outdoor cinema 11.08.16
A Festival
Visit Beaches and build sandcastles
Occombe Farm
The Miniature Pony Centre
A train ride
A Boat Trip
Learn to ride a bike without stabilisers (Isabelle) – June 2016
Decoy Country Park
Prickly Ball Farm
Stover Country Park
The Donkey Sanctuary –  The Summer Fair
Cockington Court and Country Park
Baking/Cooking
Blueberry Yoghurt Bites 

That’s me all out of ideas for now, but I will be back to add more as and when we complete.

Feel free to jump in with any ideas that you think will be fun and we’ll keep you up to date with all our Family antics. I’d love to know if you have a family bucket list. What’s on yours?

Have Fun this Summer!

Lisa x

www.babynotincluded.co.uk – Funky Summer Baby Clothes IMG_1395

Events – Baby & Children’s Market – Devon

Baby and Children's Market - Devon

 

Events: Baby & Children’s Market – Devon

Saturday 16th November

St James School, Summer Lane, Exeter, Devon, EX4 8NN

09.30 – 12 noon.

We’re going to be here this Saturday along with some other lovely local businesses and a lot of Pre-loved baby stalls. If you’re pregnant or have children under the age of 8, this is the place to grab some amazing bargains. We’ve picked up some great things for our daughter, met lots of great Mums and Dads and of course sold our wares to the lovely people of Exeter.

LOTS of stalls selling excellent quality nearly new and new baby & children’s items from birth to 8 years all under one roof! GREAT BRANDS selling at bargain prices.

Just £1 entry (children free) with 25% of the entrance fee going to SANDS charity.

FREE muffin for the first 50 visitors and FREE play for young children with Jack and Ella’s Bouncy castle Hire inflatable fun.

Come along and see how much money you can save in a family friendly environment.

For further details and updates follow Baby & Children’s Market Devon on Facebook and come and give us a nudge whilst you’re there!

www.babynotincluded.co.uk  – Funky Clothing & Accessories from Newborn to Toddler

Changes to the blog

Changes to the Blog

We thought we’d make some changes to the blog. Although the focus is very much on our family business, we thought we’d highlight any events or happenings within the Westcountry (Devon) area for families with children of all ages.

With two children of our own aged nine months and twelve years we have to be rather imaginative with activities that we choose, but with such lovely surroundings there’s always something to do.

So to kick off the new addition the focus is going to be ‘What’s on for Fathers Day’.

Events to follow……

Lisa

www.babynotincluded.co.uk