Cadhay House Historic East Devon Stately Home An interesting manor house with plenty of history, Cadhay House in East Devon is open to the public in Friday afternoons in the summer months. The rest of the time it is available to hire for the week – perfect for a big family gathering or party. Having seen the leaflets it was another place that has been on my list to visit for a couple of years. So I grabbed the chance before the season ended. With the children back at school I thought this might be a nice trip out for my...Read More
Author: Clare Mackenney
Goren Festival Family Music Festival “A small un-commercialised music festival, with a laid back atmosphere. Perfect for families with younger children where everyone can relax and unwind surrounded by beautiful countryside.” As the nights draw in again, I am looking back wistfully at the lovely weekend we spent at Goren Festival which take place in East Devon during early July. So – what can you expect at Goren Festival? Starting at the begining – like most festivals you can’t park very close, so be prepared to make a couple of trips with your gear if you are camping. Fortunately...Read More
River Cottage Spring Fair and Summer Festival Earlier this year we were lucky enough to be invited along to the River Cottage Spring Fair. The Summer Festival is on over the August Bank Holiday Weekend and there’s still time to buy tickets. The Summer Festival is a larger version of the Spring fair, spread over two days with the addition of music and camping. I thought it was time to share our experience and photos from earlier this year as there is still time to buy tickets for the Festival. What to Expect Set in beautiful East Devon countryside, the...Read More
A Mini Adventure on Dartmoor following Moor Otter Trail Dartmoor makes me slightly nervous. It’s quite big, a bit bleak and a little scary when the fog descends. I remember being in the Cadets, hiking across the vast open expanse of moorland near Okehampton, trying to map read and getting wet feet! I’ve been back a number of times during a pre-children rock climbing phase, but I don’t really know my way around many areas. I see other people’s pictures and posts of gurgling rivers, pretty bridges and beautiful views and think I really need to be a bit...Read More
Family Canoeing in Devon and Cornwall with Tamar Trails Watersports are something I loved in my 20’s but these days I’m more of a land lover. However when the opportunity to take the family canoeing in Devon and Cornwall with Tamar Trails came up, it seemed too good a chance to miss. Canoeing takes place in large stable boats with a single paddle. It’s a far cry from being sealed into a kayak on Lake Windermere and being forced to capsize! No, this is all about staying dry and keeping your sandwiches out of the puddles in the bottom...Read More
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Bournemouth Air Festival
Bournemouth Air FestivalBournemouth Air Festival is a great FREE family friendly Bournemouth.
More than just an Air Show…A Festival!
The Air Festival is back for the 10th year and promises to have more action than ever – on the ground, at sea and in the air.
Includes displays by the Red Arrows
Very Vintage Sunday. From vintage aircraft in the skies and cars on the ground to skiffle, swing and lindy hop it will be family fun for everyone.
Displays and attractions from the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force and Royal Marines
The festival takes place between August 31st and September 3rd.
August 31 (Thursday) 1:00 pm - September 3 (Sunday) 10:00 pm
Bridport Hat Festival One of the
Bridport Hat Festival
One of the more unusual events in the South West – Bridport Hat Festival is a great event where the good folk of Bridport and beyond wear their best or most unusual hat.
More details of the event to follow – last year included the Best Hatted Dogs’ Competition at Millennium Green where there is music all day – with seated refreshments and a beautifully relaxed atmosphere.
After the show there is music at various locations around the town.
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Bucky Doo Square, Bridport
Chardstock Street Fair Chardstock Street Fair is has all the fun and activities of a traditional country village fair set along the main street of Chardstock in East Devon https://www.facebook.com/chardstockstreetfayre/
Chardstock Street Fair
Chardstock Street Fair is has all the fun and activities of a traditional country village fair set along the main street of Chardstock in East Devon
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Otterhead Lakes Open Day Enjoy guided
Otterhead Lakes Open Day
Enjoy guided walks, tea and cake on the Otterhead Lakes Open Day
The two large lakes are the remains of the landscaped gardens of Otterhead House. A lovely place for a walk with some easy well maintained paths and woodland walks.
Guided walks at 11am and 2pm (please check times with the orgainser as one publication states 10am and another 11am)
More details here https://e-voice.org.uk/otterheadestate/
You can see my blog post from earlier in the year http://www.flipflopsorwellies.co.uk/otterhead-lakes/
(Saturday) 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Otterhead, Somerset, TA3 7EF
Festival of Literature and Landscape Bringing
Festival of Literature and Landscape
Bringing together writers, broadcasters, poets, travel and garden specialists and even crime writers there will be workshops, film shows, debates and chances to meet authors.
Also childrens’ film making and other activities.
Coffee, cakes and great food.
One day tickets or weekend passes from www.shutefest.org.uk
Events at St Michael’s Church and Shute Primary School
All the details on www.shutefest.org.uk
22 (Friday) 10:00 am - 24 (Sunday) 6:00 pm
Shute, Haddon Road, Shute
Town Mill Arts Open and
September 30 (Saturday) 10:30 am - October 8 (Sunday) 4:30 pm
The Town Mill, Mill Lane
Lyme Regis DT7 3PU
Colyford Goose Fayre Colyford Goose Fayre
Colyford Goose Fayre
Colyford Goose Fayre is a traditional fayre dating back to medieval times. It is much more than just your average village fete!
A large number of villagers and friends dress in medieval costume and form a procession starting at the Elms at 2pm.
The fayre always tries to maintain it’s medieval setting. Goods are sold under tents and various produce is available – honey, pancakes, ram-roast, pottery, leather – and of course beer, tea and cakes.
Numerous medieval style skills are on show with metalwork, bodging, thatching and archery as well as children’s entertainment in the quintain and the greasy pole.
Among the entertainers there are mummers, strolling players, dancers and, the highlight of the afternoon, the mummers play.
The fair field is next to Springfield in Colyford, EX24 6QJ
More details on the village’s website www.colyfordvillage.co.ukwww.colyfordvillage.co.uk
(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 5:00 am
Springfields, Colyton, Ex24 6RD
Springfields, Colyton, Ex24 6RD