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27
Jun
Psychic Suppers

Psychic Suppers

  We'll be holding Psychic Supper's in collaboration with the English Psychic Company. After enjoying a two course homemade supper in the BIG Sheep’s Shepherd’s Restaurant, guests will receive their own personal...

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05
Sep
Friday Treats

Friday Treats

Every Friday Throughout September The summer holidays may have come to an end but that doesn’t mean that the fun has to stop! Enjoy Friday half-price entry and free afternoon cake and biscuits at Escot from 2pm onwards. ...

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24
Sep
Photography Day

Photography Day

Keen on photography? Come along and spend a day with a professional wildlife photographer learning how to take great wildlife images. You will benefit from up-close encounters with red squirrels, otters and birds of prey to help...

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26
Sep
BIG Coffee Morning for McMillan at The BIG Sheep, Bideford

BIG Coffee Morning for McMillan at The BIG Sheep, Bideford

The ‘World’s BIGGEST Coffee Morning’ organized by McMillan Cancer Care has become a popular annual event in North Devon and this year The BIG Sheep Family Attraction in Bideford will be hosting a coffee morning...

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26
Sep
An Evening at Fawlty Towers

An Evening at Fawlty Towers

In association with Moonstone Theatre Company, Seaton Tramway, the unique heritage tramway and tourist attraction, presents a unique and interactive comedy, dining experience and an opportunity to meet Basil, Sybil, Polly and...

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27
Sep
Pony Care Day - Miniature Pony Centre

Pony Care Day - Miniature Pony Centre

 A perfect day designed for pony-mad children aged 7 to 12, who do not have a pony of their own. The children will be taught basic pony care, including feeding, grooming, and mucking out. There is also the opportunity to meet...

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27
Sep
Birds of Prey Display at Devon's Crealy!

Birds of Prey Display at Devon's Crealy!

 Visit us this weekend and meet some of the world’s most spectacular Birds of Prey in a unique and personal way. Shows will take place on the green area behind the carousel in between the Vortex and the lake and...

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28
Sep
The BIG Sheep Cream Tea Challenge

The BIG Sheep Cream Tea Challenge

Calling all local Cafe’s, Bakeries and Deli’s in North Devon. Do you produce the best scone in North Devon then we would like you to enter our brand new competition to find the best Scone in North Devon. Simply drop...

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01
Oct
Choctober

Choctober

Hunt for clues in glorious Escot with chocolate prizes and a certificate for every child taking part. On arrival at the park, collect your clue sheet from the entrance kiosk and start hunting! During half term from the 25th...

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03
Oct
Exeter Canal Cruise

Exeter Canal Cruise

Sail the oldest shipping canal in Europe and you'll see views over beautiful wetlands, towns and villages Starting at Exmouth you sail up the Exe Estuary, which is famous for its wildlife and scenery, passing Dawlish Warren...

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04
Oct
Living history - harvest

Living history - harvest

11am-3.30pm Help our Victorian characters celebrate the season with a look at autumn traditions and a harvest display.

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04
Oct
Autumn garden celebration

Autumn garden celebration

10.30am-4pm Visit our gardens to see the colourful autumn changes and what's been harvested from the walled garden. Meet one of the gardeners and discover the jobs they carry out at this time of year.  Plus enjoy a special...

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05
Oct
Illuminated gardens

Illuminated gardens

4.30-7.30pm Enjoy a special evening at Arlington exploring the subtly lit gardens. See lanterns hanging from the trees and floating on the pond. Join our rangers for den building and toasting marshmallows on the camp fire. ...

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06
Oct
Wool week

Wool week

A display of knitted leaves made during our Fading of the Light exhibition, plus contribute your own leaf. Learn more about our Jacob sheep and the cost of producing wool.

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11
Oct
Family Dog Show - Miniature Pony Centre

Family Dog Show - Miniature Pony Centre

We will be holding a family dog show at 12pm. The dog show will be held in our willow garden, with rosette's and prizes for the winners. Please note dogs will not be admited to the Centre, and will be restricted to the show field.

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11
Oct
Fabulous Funghi

Fabulous Funghi

Enjoy a morning foraging for mushrooms and learn about the different funghi to be found in the woods with our local funghi expert. Then relax and enjoy a delicious home-cooked lunch in the Coach House Restaurant. Meet at...

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11
Oct
Morning deer walks

Morning deer walks

Saturday and Sunday  11, 12, 18 & 19 October, 8.30-10.30am Join one of our rangers for a morning stroll. See if you can spot the Red Derr who live on the estate, or just enjoy the colours of autumn. Adult £4, Child...

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11
Oct
Bonkers for Conkers

Bonkers for Conkers

Are you bonkers about conkers and think you have what it takes to become Devon’s first ever Conker Champion? If so, register now to take part in the 2014 Devon Conker Championships which is being held at the BIG Sheep in...

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13
Oct
Open doors

Open doors

11am-4.30pm A special chance to see behind closed doors and explore some hidden gems of the Arlington collection. For this week only some of our normally closed doors and drawers will be open for viewing.  

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18
Oct
GIANT Veggie Competition

GIANT Veggie Competition

Try your hand at gardening this year and enter our GIANT Veggie Competition - we will be on the look out for Vegetables of all shapes and size for our competition.   If you would like to enter please email...

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18
Oct
Killerton cider and apple festival

Killerton cider and apple festival

10am - 5pm Family ticket: £5 Adult ticket: £2 Child ticket: £1 National Trust members and under 5s go free Killerton cider and apple festival provides entertainment for the whole family in celebration of...

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19
Oct
Bird Hide on Wheels

Bird Hide on Wheels

Bird Watching with Ian Waite. The tram departs from Seaton Terminus at 9am and will return at 11am. Price: £12.95 Pre-booking essential - Tel: 01297 20375 or visit our website.  

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25
Oct
Halloween Fun by Day Festival at The BIG Sheep, Bideford

Halloween Fun by Day Festival at The BIG Sheep, Bideford

FUN BY DAY & SCARY BY NIGHT" HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL The South West's BIGGEST and BEST Halloween Festival. Halloween at The BIG Sheep promises to be the best yet! Enjoy the happy, fun side of Halloween at the "Fun by...

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25
Oct
Halloscream Week

Halloscream Week

Loud screams will be heard from the Phantom Maze as Captain Skeleton and his beastly crew sail in to Devon's largest Family Theme Park for the biggest Halloscream week yet. The whole of Woodlands is buzzing as Halloween takes over...

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25
Oct
Halloween at Devon's Crealy!

Halloween at Devon's Crealy!

Calling all courageous explorers, the time has come to discover the Crealy Great Mystery! Seek and you shall find the legendary Land of the Witches, are you brave enough to meet a real…live…WITCH? There are...

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25
Oct
Fungal Foray

Fungal Foray

Join in our ramble across Primley Park to discover more about the amazing world of fungi. Meet fungus expert Christian Taylor who will teach you how to identify, examine all kinds of fungus – you will even get to cook what...

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25
Oct
Pumpkins, Witches and Wizards

Pumpkins, Witches and Wizards

Down at the Greenwood Centre this half term you’ll find Hagatha our resident witch who is making a brew for the grossest Yucky Dip in Devon ready for Escot Fright Nights. Come along and help stir the cauldron if you can bear...

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25
Oct
BOO!! HALLOWEEN FUN!

BOO!! HALLOWEEN FUN!

There's lots to do this October Half Term at Kents Cavern with cave tours, the Witch's Hat joke trail, spooky dig and the Underground Pumpkin hunt. No need to book - just turn up. Cave tours from 10:30 every 20/25 mins. Last...

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26
Oct
Living on the hedge

Living on the hedge

11am-3.30pm As part of Devon Hedge week, join us for a celebration of everything to do with hedges. See demonstrations of a hedge being created, buy products which can be picked or made from hedgerows including tasty jams, and...

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26
Oct
Halloween party at Quince Honey Farm

Halloween party at Quince Honey Farm

Come along to our Halloween party at Quince honey Farm. Sunday 26th October 2014. 10am -4pm. Lots of spooky games and prizes to be won, plus a fancy dress competition! Meet Bizzy the witch in our ghostly play hive! Live...

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27
Oct
Autumn Half Term Week at Pecorama, Beer

Autumn Half Term Week at Pecorama, Beer

Ride the Beer Heights Frights Ghost Train for Hallowe'en if you dare! Daily Children's entertainment. Spooky treat from the Garden Room Restaurant for children in Hallowee'en Fancy Dress Normal entry ticket prices apply.

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27
Oct
Tram of Terror

Tram of Terror

Travel on the tram of terror during the half term break. The tram will depart from Seaton. Travel with our gruesome tram drivers to Colyton Station where there will be spooky entertainment. Ticket price – Tram ride, Spooky...

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27
Oct
Electric Shock 'O Horrors Zombie Fest

Electric Shock 'O Horrors Zombie Fest

Experience the dark side of Seaton Tramway, returning for 2014 is our extreme fright night celebration of all things gory aboard the Electric Tram of Terror. Meet Melchior Rattenbury the lunatic butcher, be prepared to be...

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27
Oct
Jollyween at Pennywell Farm

Jollyween at Pennywell Farm

Jollyween, treats with no tricks, pumpkin carving and traditional family entertainment with Dan the Hat, Nutty Noah and Ben Cornish. FREE pumpkins for every child to carve and take home, mask making, apple bobbing and much, much...

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27
Oct
Moshi Monsters at Devon's Crealy

Moshi Monsters at Devon's Crealy

Katsuma & Poppet have taken a short break from their latest mission on the streets of Monstro City to visit the Park on Monday 27th October and will be appearing.

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28
Oct
Hallowe'en crafts

Hallowe'en crafts

12 noon - 4pm Bring along your imagination and create some spooky Hallowe'en crafts: 28 October - Make a bat or spider 29 October - Make an owl picture 30 October - Make a Hallowe'en table mat £1 per craft

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29
Oct
Bat Box Making

Bat Box Making

Make your own bat box with the help of Escot’s Nature Rangers! Receive an information sheet about native bats and how to care for your bat box when you take it home with you at the end of the day. 10.30am - 4pm. £5 per...

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29
Oct
Haunted house tours

Haunted house tours

7pm & 8pm Experience Arlington Court at night on a torch-lit tour of the house. Hear tales of the people who have lived and died here and the experiences of paranormal investigators who have stayed the night. £5 per...

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30
Oct
Halloween Scary by Night Evening Party at the BIG Sheep, Bideford

Halloween Scary by Night Evening Party at the BIG Sheep, Bideford

Ghoulish ghosts, haunted hayrides, wicked witches, scary skeletons. You’ll not find a scarier Halloween Festival in the South West.  

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31
Oct
Fancy Dress Competition - Miniature Pony Centre

Fancy Dress Competition - Miniature Pony Centre

 Make sure you pick out your best Scary outfit and enter the Miniature Pony Centre Scary Fancy Dress Competition. All entries will be judged at 2.45pm by one of our Children's Entertainers. Prizes will be awarded to the...

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31
Oct
Halloween Scary by Night Evening Party at the BIG Sheep, Bideford

Halloween Scary by Night Evening Party at the BIG Sheep, Bideford

When the sun goes down and the stars come out, the ghouls, goblins, witches, vampires and werewolves come out to play in the forbidden forest.

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31
Oct
Fright Nights

Fright Nights

It’s thrilling…It’s chilling...It’s scary...You’ll scream…It’s monsterously good fun...! Booking and fancy dress is essential! •Campfires and scary tales, ghostly walks in the maze. •Toasted marshmallows,...

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31
Oct
Scooby-Doo at Devon's Crealy

Scooby-Doo at Devon's Crealy

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! The loveable Great Dane is coming to Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park on Halloween, where he will be delighting fans, young and old.

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31
Oct
Haunted Hallowe'en walk

Haunted Hallowe'en walk

6pm & 7pm Dare to brave Arlington by night. Book on to a guided walk of the estate (approx. 2 miles), hear spooky stories and meet some of the strange characters along the way. £5 per person. Booking essential on 01271...

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31
Oct
HALLOWEEN GHOST NIGHT

HALLOWEEN GHOST NIGHT

Not for the fainthearted...! Dress up ... a ghostly evening out set in the dimly lit caves as characters appear from the dark of the caves. This ghost tour of the caves is sure to make you jump. You will be walking...

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01
Nov
Bonfire & Fireworks dsiplay

Bonfire & Fireworks dsiplay

Don't miss our explosive firework display on Saturday 1st November. Why not end the half term with a bang! On Saturday 2nd November the Park will be open with Dare Devil activities also available throughout the day. Entry...

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01
Nov
Halloween Scary by Night Evening Party at The BIG Sheep, Bideford

Halloween Scary by Night Evening Party at The BIG Sheep, Bideford

Ghoulish ghosts, haunted hayrides, wicked witches, scary skeletons. You’ll not find a scarier Halloween Festival in the South West.  

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02
Nov
Firework Finale Show

Firework Finale Show

Join us for our famous End of Season Finale! Experience a firecracker in this BOO-TIFUL display in the sky on the 2nd November 2014! Fireworks begin at 5.30pm but why not take some family time and enjoy the thrills and spills of...

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05
Nov
Bonfire Night Firework Cruise

Bonfire Night Firework Cruise

Sail the River Exe and view the displays taking place Departs Exmouth @ 7pm (return 9pm) Adults £6 Children £4 Advanced Booking Essential 01395 279693

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05
Nov
Guy Fawke's Fireworks Party at The BIG Sheep, Bideford

Guy Fawke's Fireworks Party at The BIG Sheep, Bideford

Wrap up warm and come and join us for a cracking Guy Fawkes Party. Make your own guy and bring him along for our judges to decide which is North Devon’s best Guy. If you have the best guy you can light our enormous bonfire...

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10
Nov
SHAKESPEARE'S "AS YOU LIKE IT"

SHAKESPEARE'S "AS YOU LIKE IT"

Butterfly Theatre are back underground with another Shakespeare classic "As You Like It" Monday 10th to Saturday 15th November 2014 A man loves a woman, who loves a man (who is a woman), who loves a man, who flirts with a...

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15
Nov
Christmas fair

Christmas fair

10.3am-4pm Start your Christmas shopping early. Over 40 local stall holders will be selling all manner of items including jams, chutneys, jewellery, textile items, home furnishings, scarves, quilts, toys, cards, decoration, wood...

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16
Nov
Clovelly Herring Festival

Clovelly Herring Festival

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Clovelly was once a major centre for herring fishing. This popular festival is held in support of sustainable fishing by traditional methods and to celebrate the herring, the Silver Darlings of the sea. ...

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22
Nov
Make an advent calendar (children's craft)

Make an advent calendar (children's craft)

12-4pm Start preparing for Christmas by making your very own advent calendar at Arlington. £1 per calendar.

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29
Nov
Santa Arrives at Pennywell

Santa Arrives at Pennywell

 Take this oppurtunity to see Santa and his elves arrive Pennywell Style ready for the festive season, You will get the chance to see Santa in his grotto, take part in a magical Nativity play and and enjoy refreshements in...

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01
Dec
Christmas at Pennywell Farm

Christmas at Pennywell Farm

Picture the scene. Christmas lights and trees in an authentic manger setting with all the live animals looking on, warm and dry in their winter home. Rekindle the true spirit of Christmas and put the arrival of the baby Jesus at...

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06
Dec
BIG Sheep Christmas Farmers Market, Bideford

BIG Sheep Christmas Farmers Market, Bideford

Psychologists say, “Shopping locally keeps you happy” With a selection of locally produced cheeses, free range turkeys, Christmas cakes, seasonal delicacies, smoked salmon, chutneys and a range of sumptuous foods...

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06
Dec
Breakfast with Santa and Nativity Play

Breakfast with Santa and Nativity Play

 Book the 9.45am performance today and enjoy breakfast with Santa before your Nativity Play. The play is in the barn with all the Pennywell animals looking on, safe and dry in their winter home. This will be followed by...

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06
Dec
Wreath making

Wreath making

10am-1pm & 1.30pm-4.30pm Enjoy a session learning the art of wreath making using natural foliage grown on the Arlington estate. Learn how to get the perfect shape and make your wreath look bushy and full, plus get tips on how...

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07
Dec
Christmas Lights in aid of the R.N.L.I.

Christmas Lights in aid of the R.N.L.I.

Starting about 3:30 p.m. Christmas is a magical time at Clovelly. A local brass band leads the procession down to the harbour and accompanies Christmas carols sung by the Torridge Male Voice Choir. A hog roast, punch...

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07
Dec
Breakfast with Santa and Nativity Play

Breakfast with Santa and Nativity Play

 Book the 9.45am performance today and enjoy breakfast with Santa before your Nativity Play. The play is in the barn with all the Pennywell animals looking on, safe and dry in their winter home. This will be followed by...

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07
Dec
Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

Act Two 2011 Axmouth Children's Theatre proudly present the timeless enchanting classic "Anne of Green Gables", adapted by Malcolm Henty and directed by Beth Wood. A special performance at Colyton Station , Colyton Sunday 7th...

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07
Dec
SANTA IN THE CAVES

SANTA IN THE CAVES

Meet Santa in his underground grotto Santa returns to Kents Cavern again this year! And he's joined by some very unexpected and magical friends.... Who will answer your knock and open the door this year? Will it be Mrs. Santa?...

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13
Dec
BIG Sheep Christmas Farmers Market, Bideford

BIG Sheep Christmas Farmers Market, Bideford

Psychologists say, “Shopping locally keeps you happy” With a selection of locally produced cheeses, free range turkeys, Christmas cakes, seasonal delicacies, smoked salmon, chutneys and a range of sumptuous foods...

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13
Dec
Christmas at Pennywell

Christmas at Pennywell

 There will be christmas lights and trees in an authentic manger scene, with live animals looking on. Rekindle the tru spirit of Christmas and put the arrival of baby Jesus at the heart of Christmas. Pennywell farm will be...

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13
Dec
Christmas at Pennywell Farm

Christmas at Pennywell Farm

Picture the scene. Christmas lights and trees in an authentic manger setting with all the live animals looking on, warm and dry in their winter home. Rekindle the true spirit of Christmas and put the arrival of the baby Jesus at...

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13
Dec
Living history - Victorian Christmas

Living history - Victorian Christmas

11am-3.30pm Meet the Victorian staff getting the house and gardens ready and learn how many modern traditions date back to the nineteenth century. Try your hand at making festive decorations.  

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13
Dec
Winter garden celebration

Winter garden celebration

11am-4pm Visit our gardens to see them beginning their winter slumber. Meet our garden team and learn about the jobs they carry out at this time of year and how different plants are protected for the winter. Plus see how various...

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13
Dec
Meet Father Christmas

Meet Father Christmas

Saturday & Sunday 13, 14, 20 & 21 December, 12-3pm Come to our festive grotto and meet our traditional green Father Christmas. Enjoy the festive decorations and be inspired to make your own. Entry price + £4 to meet...

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14
Dec
Visit Santa By Tram

Visit Santa By Tram

Prices Include: *Return tram ride from Seaton to Colyton* *A visit to Santa's Grotto and a special present for all children* *Festive Entertainment* Fares:  Adult £10 Child (3-15yrs) £10  Child...

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14
Dec
Christmas at Pennywell

Christmas at Pennywell

 There will be christmas lights and trees in an authentic manger scene, with live animals looking on. Rekindle the true spirit of Christmas and put the arrival of baby Jesus at the heart of Christmas. Pennywell farm will be...

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20
Dec
Christmas at Pennywell Farm

Christmas at Pennywell Farm

Picture the scene. Christmas lights and trees in an authentic manger setting with all the live animals looking on, warm and dry in their winter home. Rekindle the true spirit of Christmas and put the arrival of the baby Jesus at...

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20
Dec
Christmas at Pennywell Farm

Christmas at Pennywell Farm

Picture the scene. Christmas lights and trees in an authentic manger setting with all the live animals looking on, warm and dry in their winter home. Rekindle the true spirit of Christmas and put the arrival of the baby Jesus at...

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21
Dec
Visit Santa By Tram

Visit Santa By Tram

Prices Include: *Return tram ride from Seaton to Colyton* *A visit to Santa's Grotto and a special present for all children* *Festive Entertainment* Fares: Adult £10  Child (3-15yrs) £10 Child (under 3)...

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21
Dec
Christmas at Pennywell Farm

Christmas at Pennywell Farm

Picture the scene. Christmas lights and trees in an authentic manger setting with all the live animals looking on, warm and dry in their winter home. Rekindle the true spirit of Christmas and put the arrival of the baby Jesus at...

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22
Dec
Christmas at Pennywell Farm

Christmas at Pennywell Farm

Picture the scene. Christmas lights and trees in an authentic manger setting with all the live animals looking on, warm and dry in their winter home. Rekindle the true spirit of Christmas and put the arrival of the baby Jesus at...

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23
Dec
Christmas at Pennywell Farm

Christmas at Pennywell Farm

Picture the scene. Christmas lights and trees in an authentic manger setting with all the live animals looking on, warm and dry in their winter home. Rekindle the true spirit of Christmas and put the arrival of the baby Jesus at...

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24
Dec
Christmas at Pennywell Farm

Christmas at Pennywell Farm

 Picture the scene - a magical manger setting with all the live animals, Christmas trees and lights. Hear the wonderful story of the Nativity and see it brought to life. After the performance children can meet Santa and his...

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25
Dec
Christmas Day Swim River Cruise

Christmas Day Swim River Cruise

Join us at 10.45am on Christmas Day to enjoy a glass of hot mulled wine and a warm mince pie.  Then from the comfort of a covered and heated boat watch as hundreds of festive friends and family rush down the beach and into...

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28
Dec
Christmas Opening

Christmas Opening

See our timetable for opertaing times.

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31
Dec
New Year's Eve walk

New Year's Eve walk

11am-1pm Enjoy a guided walk through the winter estate and say goodbye to 2014. Kick start your good intentions for the New Year and work off some of your Christmas excesses. Dogs on leads welcome. £1 suggested donation per...

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01
Jan
New's Year Day Opening

New's Year Day Opening

Join us for a FREE glass of bubbly for adults and a soft drink for children. See our timetable for opertaing times.

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