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Schools out for summer in Devon – Six FREE nature activities for children

  • As schools break for summer the RSPB invites families to enjoy their FREE summer Wild Challenge activities to help children connect to Devon's nature and have fun.
  • By completing the RSPB’s Wild Challenges children can achieve Bronze, Silver and Gold awards, and help give nature a home along the way, whilst having fun outdoors.

Rosalind Allen, RSPB Education...

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Have you received your free school meal holiday vouchers?

School holidays can be difficult for some families, with added costs of food for example – especially now with rising food and energy prices, and reduced income due to childcare.

With the end of term fast approaching, we've sent supermarket vouchers worth £90 per child to low-income families, whose children currently receive free school meals, to help them buy food over the school...

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Rediscover The Donkey Sanctuary this summer

The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth has something to keep the whole family entertained this summer, including a summer trail and a new natural play area.

The new play area, located in the heart of the sanctuary, brings children of all ages, social groups and abilities together to use their imaginations, explore and have fun.

Set among a landscaped area, surrounded by native...

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Feeding your baby can be hard

This week is National Breastfeeding Week, and this year the government's UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is focussing on the part everyone has to play in helping parents to breastfeed.

Partners, families and friends and even the general public are vital in providing support to those who are breastfeeding, especially if things get difficult.

Remember, it can take a while to...

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10 great Devon beaches to visit this summer

If you’re coming to Devon this summer and hope to visit a couple of beaches, Visit Devon have pulled together some great ones that need to be on your list, especially if you want to go paddling or swimming while you’re here. Of course, with two coastlines and a host of award-winning beaches, the list of beaches to visit is exhaustive here in Devon and it was a struggle narrowing down it to...

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Staying healthy over the Jubilee weekend

As the country prepares to celebrate the historic Platinum Jubilee, the NHS in Devon is reminding people where to get help if they need it and to ensure they have enough prescription medication for the double bank holiday.

The NHS expects to experience similar extra pressures to those typically seen over the long bank holiday at Easter, with many GP practices closed on the public holidays and...

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Enjoy an action-packed adventure this May at Verdant Leisure’s beautiful North Devon Park from just £314*

This May, couples and families can soak up the gorgeous Devon sun with a staycation at Golden Coast Leisure Park, an action-packed park that you will want to visit time and time again! This beautiful park is full of facilities for the whole family, from just £314*.

For couples and families wanting to explore beautiful North Devon, Golden Coast Leisure Park is the perfect base from...

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Further chance to join The ‘Let’s Talk Teenagers’ webinars

Parents of teenage children will now have a second chance to attend a trailblazing series of webinars piloted earlier this year.

The ‘Let’s Talk Teenagers’ webinars were set up to help parents and carers understand and support their teenagers to navigate the challenges of today’s world.

The first sessions were sold out and with demand so high a second series has now been planned to...

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Roarsome family fun making its debut at Northernhay Gardens

Coming to Exeter next month, Dinosaurs in the Park is an interactive experience that promises to be a hit with dino fans of all ages.

The immersive dinosaur-themed event will be held at various locations across the UK during the year, but is making its debut at Northernhay Gardens from Thursday 26th May until Sunday 12th June.

Created by the organisers of successful...

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Free holiday time activities and meals this Easter

Hundreds of children across Devon began an action-packed Easter holiday this week, as part of our Holiday Activities and Food programme.

School holidays can be difficult for some families, with the added cost of extra food and reduced incomes. So, the government has provided funding for us to coordinate free activities and healthy meals with local providers for children in Devon aged...