Children's Activities

The Rotary Club of Okehampton will once again be running its annual series of Primary Schools Quiz events during February. This popular competition has been run by the Rotary Club for many years and encourages teams from all the primary schools in th more

16 Jan 2018 13:25 Community News

This summer, all eyes will be on Russia for the FIFA World Cup, but for children in the Lydford area, there's a focus on football a little closer to home. Lydford Foxes is a new and growing youth football club, with a support team determined to go fr more

16 Jan 2018 12:53 Outdoor & Active

Lots to see and masses to do, both on and off the water Just five minutes off the A30, between Launceston and Okehampton, you will find the spectacular Roadford Lake. Surrounded by countryside and nestled amongst the beautiful surroundings of the Wo more

9 Jan 2018 11:15 Community News

The annual Christmas flower garland has been hung, the choirs have started to sing and the chefs are busy cooking festive lunches in the restaurants. Christmas is in full swing at Cotehele, the National Trust place near Saltash. The gardeners worked more

13 Dec 2017 13:07 Community News

Step back in time and experience a Christmas Elizabethan style! With cooking in the kitchen, festive dancing in the great hall and the traditional Lord of Misrule causing mischief – it is a Christmas not to be missed. Under a canopy of stars created more

13 Dec 2017 13:04 Community News

‘We are actually learning — but not having to write anything!’ At Lifton Community Primary School we pride ourselves on the outdoor learning opportunities that we provide for our children. They allow the children to work in an environment away from more


Over the last year our sporting teams have had some fantastic achievements and we are particularly proud that St Andrew’s qualified to represent West Devon in the county finals in tag rugby, hockey, indoor athletics and cricket. The children have als more


Our first event was back in April and was a Make Your Own Bow & Arrow session on the moors. We expected 20 children might attend, we hoped for 30, what we got was 70 children, plus accompanying adults! For two glorious hours, the moor was packed wit more

22 Aug 2017 10:18 What's On

Many studies show that children are spending less and less time outside. In this issue we have a few ideas for local trails, challenges and activities to encourage your children to get out and enjoy everything Dartmoor and our locality has to offer. more

22 Aug 2017 10:17 Outdoor & Active

The Carnival takes place on the 3rd Saturday of October every year. The Children's procession takes place at 3:15pm and the main procession at 7:15pm. This years Queen will be Lauren Saunders and the Prince and Princess will be Joshua Penna and... more

Community News

We are blessed to have three National Trust properties on our doorstep (we know there are more but we wanted to focus on three) and there is no excuse in the world to think there is nothing to do on the weekend . So we thought we would look... more

Outdoor & Active

Here are just a few suggestions of where to take the kids this weekend. Living in Devon does mean that there are hundred of places to go, Beaches, Moorland walks etc... But here are five of our favourites, without having to spend hours in the car! more

Community News

The idea for ‘ forest Fun’ grew out of a love of nature, and long experience of helping children learn more about the natural world. We felt there was a real need for an activity for younger children that encouraged them to get outdoors, get... more

19 Jul 2016 14:34 Education

In May over 60,000 Year 6 children (age 10 to 11) took the new SATS exams. In total each child had a minimum of 3 hours and 10 minutes of silent examination time, with some randomly selected schools taking part in an additional 1 hour and... more


Two local organisations, Collytown Therapy Ponies and Gulworthy Primary School are harnessing the benefits that animals can have on children. more


After seeing my normally ‘bouncy’ son turn to a calm ‘pig whisperer’ at Pennywell Farm and others stopping and standing transfixed whilst lambs were being born at Mat Cole’s, Lambing Live, I began to think about the effect animals had on children... more


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