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Celebrity chef Michael Caines launches new website inviting holidaymakers to enjoy a Devon staycation

Authored by Mary

Holidaymakers looking to spend a summer staycation in Devon will soon find all the information they need at the click of a mouse.

Celebrity chef Michael Caines MBE is spearheading a new initiative which he hopes will encourage those who would usually be planning a foreign break to look closer to home.

His new website, Destination Devon, will feature guides, reviews, tips,...

Devon is in a good position to welcome back visitors

Authored by Mary

Devon is in a good position to start welcoming back visitors from July 4th in line with the Government’s target providing the low trend in Covid-19 cases continues.

John Hart, Leader of Devon County Council, one of England’s 11 Beacon Councils who will be leading the future local management of Covid-19 in partnership with the Government, said: “All the evidence from our Public Health...

Your holiday is on us, Devon park tells crisis heroes

Authored by Mary

Seventy-five nights of happy holidays have been handed to NHS workers by Devon's Ladram Bay Holiday Park as a "thank you" for their dedication and bravery.

The family business said it wanted to give away a free night's stay for every one of the past 75 years it has been welcoming guests to its seaside park in Budleigh Salterton.

It means that when the park is allowed to re-...

Stay away from Devon says county council

Authored by Mary

Devon County Council has sent an all-party message to holidaymakers and second home owners: Stay away from the South West during the current crisis.

And the council is calling for much tougher penalties to be imposed on people who flout the rules.

Council leader John Hart said he was planning to meet the leaders and chief executives of all Devon's district councils to...

Green is theme as Devon park celebrates new holiday year

Authored by Mary

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...

Chaotic British weather sees sales of European holidays surge - despite Brexit uncertainty

Authored by News Desk

New data released today has revealed a whopping 112% increase in sales of European city and beach holidays compared to 2019 - with Hungary being the destination with the largest increase in interest from UK holidaymakers.

Despite officially leaving the European Union on 31 January, the data shows that it has not affected Brits wanting to escape the UK for Europe's historical...

Hayes & Jarvis unveils the world’s most instagrammable bears for International Polar Bear Day

Authored by News Desk

To celebrate International Polar Bear Day today (27 February), Hayes & Jarvis has compiled some of the world's favourite bears according to Instagram posts and matched them with the perfect trip to see the furry favourite in its native environment.

Whether it's Winnie the Pooh or Rupert, a dancing grizzly bear dancing in a viral video or a childhood cuddly toy, everyone has a...

Devon tourism boost as outdoor accommodation bookings increase by 15%

Authored by News Desk

Europe’s largest outdoor accommodation provider Pitchup.com has revealed that Devon’s caravanning and camping sites saw a 15% increase in bookings in 2019, in comparison to 2018. Devon is now Pitchup.com ’s second best selling UK destination behind neighbouring Cornwall, with camping and caravanning bookings through the site bringing in more than £2.8 million to the local economy, equating to...

Future Make with Real Ideas

Kickstart your future with Future Make - Future Make, presented by Real Ideas, is a series of creative-techy-making clubs and activities for children aged 7 – 11.

What can I do at Future Make? - From flying drones and creating digital immersive experiences, to designing extreme structures and thinking up exciting new ideas, take the confidence, experience and insight you gain and start to shape your creative future.

Events at Future Make - We’ve got some great holiday club days coming up – book yourself onto a day of...

Plymouth is a couch potato city according to new research

Authored by Mike Page

New research has revealed just how sedentary Plymouthians are, with more than half (57 percent) admitting they spend MOST of their spare time on the sofa and do next to no exercise.

In fact, 43 percent of exhausted Plymouth adults said they love spending their weekends ‘just chilling’ after a hectic week and 56 percent admit they are a couch potato.

And while six in 10 say...

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