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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%...

More choice for Devon’s sun-seekers

Authored by Mary

Thomson and First Choice are today announcing increased capacity at Exeter airport for their summer 2017 flying programme.

This includes new 10 and 11 night durations to Lanzarote as well as an additional seasonal flight to Tenerife which gives greater choice and flexibility to holidaymakers flying from the South West.

The move to introduce new routes is part of the holiday...

Learn about lobster pots at Living Coasts

Authored by Paigntonzoo

There’s a special chance to learn about traditional lobster pot-making at Living Coasts on Friday April 1st. Dave French is the fifth generation of his family to make crab and lobster pots from willow. He is one of only 10 people in the world who can make pots in this way.

Clare Rugg, Operations Manager at Living Coasts, said: “It is wonderful to watch him at work – and it’s an...

Adventure travel climbs in popularity

Authored by Mary

Gone are the days that an action filled family holiday would mean packing up and heading to Eastbourne for a long weekend, as new research reveals that just 11% are opting for a caravan holiday and only 6% are planning a camping trip. Mountaineering, mountain biking and canoeing are now fast becoming the most popular activities for British families.

The rise of adventure travel has...

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