Magical Teatime Stories at Elsie May’s

As part of Tiverton Literary Festival, Elsie May's Café advertised a series of teatime storytelling events. When tickets became available (£7.50/child) at short notice, I couldn't resist as it sounded just up my girls' street, and we were not disappointed. Elsie May's is a family run, vintage style café situated in Tiverton, with car parking very … Continue reading Magical Teatime Stories at Elsie May’s

Wicked Wednesdays, Killerton

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/killerton/whats-on/wicked-wednesdays We love our Wicked Wednesdays at Killerton! They have become a real feature of our summer holidays over the last couple of years and my children look forward to them immensely.  As members living very near by, we visit the Killerton estate frequently, and always have a great time, but Wicked Wednesdays really add … Continue reading Wicked Wednesdays, Killerton

Children’s Craft Workshops – Bunyip Buttons and Beads

http://bunyipbeads.com/product-category/workshops/You know something is really good when you can’t help but wish you’d found out about it long before! Bunyip Buttons and Beads is one of the fabulous independent shops on Fore Street in Exeter and I had seen it before but never been in. When I saw a summer holiday workshop for children advertised, I … Continue reading Children’s Craft Workshops – Bunyip Buttons and Beads

Marvellous Beasts @ St Thomas Library

http://www.devon.gov.uk/st_thomas_library We were lucky enough to get spaces to take part in St Thomas Library’s Marvellous Beasts event, led by the fantastic ZoolabUK. The session began with an engaging story that introduced all the creatures we were about to see. The children loved the rhyming, rhythmical language and joined in where they could, Then each … Continue reading Marvellous Beasts @ St Thomas Library

A La Ronde – Writing Places and Book Worms

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/a-la-ronde/whats-onA la Ronde have a a literary festival on this week to kick start their Writing Places programme. There are so many activities on for children, a visit was a must.As well as the summer long activity and quiz trails (£1.50 each/child), there was a special story telling session and craft activities. The children happily … Continue reading A La Ronde – Writing Places and Book Worms

Clyston Mill Big Picnic

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/killerton/features/clyston-millA fantastic event for all - this annual picnic is a lovely opportunity to take an evening out and enjoy time with family and friends. Completely free to attend there was music, a magician, face painting and games.The watermill was open all evening, with free entry, and the orchard had straw bale seating and lots … Continue reading Clyston Mill Big Picnic