What's On

Friday, December 14, 2018

  • Events

    Torbay Royal Regatta - Torbay - Events

    One of the most popular events on the English Riviera and great fun for all the family

    Find out more

  • National Marine Aquarium

    Toddler Tuesdays - National Marine Aquarium

    Our Toddler Tuesday sessions run every Tuesday throughout the school term, allowing children between the ages of 2-4 to explore the underwater world.

    Sessions change weekly, focusing on different parts of the aquarium – including exciting activities such as stories, arts and crafts, puppet shows, treasure hunts and, on special occasions, even meeting our friendly aquarium mermaid, Marina!

    Each week we’ll be looking at a different sea theme beginning with a letter of the alphabet.

    Find out more

  • Haldon Forest Park

    Highway Rat Activity Trail at Haldon Forest - Haldon Forest Park

    The Highway Rat is the latest Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler book to be brought to life on our forest trails.

    Follow the panels, complete activities and interact with the forest as you head on a journey with The Highway Rat and all the characters from the story!

    It is aimed at younger children, but the whole family can enjoy completing activities and spotting characters.

    You can find the trail at the start of the discovery trail and it is about 1.5 miles in length.

    Join the Highway Rat on his journey through the forest with the Highway Rat Activity Pack!

    The kit contains an activity leaflet plus an extra activity sheet, a Highway Rat mask, stickers of the Highway Rat characters, a pencil and a crayon. Buy your activity pack from the rangers office for just £3.

    Find out more

  • Torquay Museum

    FATAL FLU: SPANISH FLU AND THE THREAT OF PANDEMIC - Torquay Museum

    Rapidly spreading and killing millions, the so called “Spanish Flu” of 1918 was the most deadly pandemic in human history. Fatal Flu: Spanish Flu and the Threat of Pandemic, an exciting new project run by Torquay Museum and funded by Wellcome, will explore the personal stories behind this deadly virus and showcase a new and fascinating exhibition.

    Striking like a lethal lottery there was no way to predict who would succumb to this killer virus. Although no one knows for sure it has been estimated that around 500 million people were infected by the Spanish Flu and up to 100 million people died.

    The pandemic struck in 1918 while the world was still in the grip of the biggest war it had ever known. There was great public grief about the war, and to an extent there still is in the commemorations which are held every year. The flu is thought to have killed more people than both world wars combined but it is not remembered in the same way, possibly partially due to the private nature of grief from an illness.

    Wellcome, which funds the Fatal Flu exhibition, exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive. They’re a global charitable foundation, both politically and financially independent. They support scientists and researchers, take on big problems, fuel imaginations and spark debate.

  • Dartington Crystal

    FREE Entry throughout November & December - Dartington Crystal

    Back by popular demand: FREE entry into our Visitor Centre and Factory Tour through the whole of November and December!

    Take some time to browse the Visitor Centre as you learn about the fascinating Dartington history before meandering around the Factory Tour. Here you can gain a real insight into the art of glass making as you watch the skilled craftsmen hard at work. As an all-weather attraction with lots to see and do, a trip to Dartington Crystal will tick all the boxes for the whole family.

    In addition to FREE entry, we are also running a fantastic Buy 1 Get an Extra Cast FREE on our hand casting from 1st November – 19th December. The offer provides a duplicate on the original piece only and excludes engraving and boxes. Booking is advisable to avoid disappointment on busy days. Please call 01805 626242 to book your spot.

     

  • Dartington Crystal

    Buy 1 Get an Extra Cast FREE on hand castings - Dartington Crystal

    In addition to FREE entry throughout November and December, you can also buy 1 get an extra cast FREE on our hand castings from the 1st November - 19th December.

    Please note that this offer provides a duplicate on the original piece only and excludes engraving and boxes.  Booking is advisable to avoid disappointment on busy days. Please call 01805 626242 to book your spot.

    By first taking an impression in sand we can create a glass cast of a hand. Capturing this moment in time provides a lovely memento which can also make a great gift – especially at this time of year.

    Our Factory Tour & hand casting is available Mon – Fri and the Visitor Centre, Factory Shop and Pavilion Café are open 7 days a week.

  • Affinity Devon Outlet Shopping

    Santa Saturdays - Affinity Devon Outlet Shopping

    Father Christmas is taking time out of his busy Christmas schedule to meet boys and girls at the centre on Saturday 17th November, 1st & 15th December. 

    It's FREE to meet him, and every child will receive a sweet treat to take away as a momentum. Father Christmas will be happy to pose for photos and engage with all children.

    You'll find him sat in the Big Chair in the centre of the mall.

  • Affinity Devon Outlet Shopping

    Snow Sundays - Affinity Devon Outlet Shopping

    Enter the Snow Globe and enjoy the unique experience of being transported into your own wonderland. Entry is FREE, so bring the whole family!

  • Dartington Crystal

    The Big Winter Sale - Dartington Crystal

    Grab a bargain in our winter sale, which kicks off on the 17th November! 

    Just in time for Christmas, our winter sale features fantastic offers on some beautifuly pieces of Dartington Crystal such as: 

    • Circle Ice Bucket - WAS £37.00 NOW £16.50
    • Dimple Tankard - WAS £50 NOW £20.00
    • Bar Excellence Copa Single Glass - WAS £25.00 NOW £12.50
    • Cooler Jug Ice Lip - WAS £57.50 NOW £30.00
    • Fortuna Dessert Bowl - WAS £69.00 NOW £30.00

    (All slightly imperfect - while stocks last)

    There will also be special offers on other brands such as Portmeirion, Price's Candles, Heathcote & Ivory and our selection of books and toys. 

     

  • Seaton Tramway

    The Polar Express™ Tram Ride - Seaton Tramway

    The Polar Express™ is coming to Seaton Tramway in Devon on selected dates through November & December! Families will enjoy the magical tram ride to Santa's home at the North Pole in one of the specially decorated single deck tramcars, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, a delicious treat, speak to Santa and admire the awesome lights whilst you walk around the North Pole.

    Children will also receive the first gift of Christmas from Santa himself. Upon the return journey you will be able to enjoy singing along to Christmas carols. For the grown-up kids too, this is a trip down memory lane to a traditional Christmas of old.

    A round trip lasts approximately 2 - 2½ hours. There are only a limited number of seats on our snug single deck tramcars for The Polar Express™.

    Tickets Sell out Fast, Visit www.tram.co.uk/polarexpress

Saturday, December 15, 2018

  • Events

    Torbay Royal Regatta - Torbay - Events

    One of the most popular events on the English Riviera and great fun for all the family

    Find out more

  • National Marine Aquarium

    Toddler Tuesdays - National Marine Aquarium

    Our Toddler Tuesday sessions run every Tuesday throughout the school term, allowing children between the ages of 2-4 to explore the underwater world.

    Sessions change weekly, focusing on different parts of the aquarium – including exciting activities such as stories, arts and crafts, puppet shows, treasure hunts and, on special occasions, even meeting our friendly aquarium mermaid, Marina!

    Each week we’ll be looking at a different sea theme beginning with a letter of the alphabet.

    Find out more

  • Haldon Forest Park

    Highway Rat Activity Trail at Haldon Forest - Haldon Forest Park

    The Highway Rat is the latest Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler book to be brought to life on our forest trails.

    Follow the panels, complete activities and interact with the forest as you head on a journey with The Highway Rat and all the characters from the story!

    It is aimed at younger children, but the whole family can enjoy completing activities and spotting characters.

    You can find the trail at the start of the discovery trail and it is about 1.5 miles in length.

    Join the Highway Rat on his journey through the forest with the Highway Rat Activity Pack!

    The kit contains an activity leaflet plus an extra activity sheet, a Highway Rat mask, stickers of the Highway Rat characters, a pencil and a crayon. Buy your activity pack from the rangers office for just £3.

    Find out more

  • Torquay Museum

    FATAL FLU: SPANISH FLU AND THE THREAT OF PANDEMIC - Torquay Museum

    Rapidly spreading and killing millions, the so called “Spanish Flu” of 1918 was the most deadly pandemic in human history. Fatal Flu: Spanish Flu and the Threat of Pandemic, an exciting new project run by Torquay Museum and funded by Wellcome, will explore the personal stories behind this deadly virus and showcase a new and fascinating exhibition.

    Striking like a lethal lottery there was no way to predict who would succumb to this killer virus. Although no one knows for sure it has been estimated that around 500 million people were infected by the Spanish Flu and up to 100 million people died.

    The pandemic struck in 1918 while the world was still in the grip of the biggest war it had ever known. There was great public grief about the war, and to an extent there still is in the commemorations which are held every year. The flu is thought to have killed more people than both world wars combined but it is not remembered in the same way, possibly partially due to the private nature of grief from an illness.

    Wellcome, which funds the Fatal Flu exhibition, exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive. They’re a global charitable foundation, both politically and financially independent. They support scientists and researchers, take on big problems, fuel imaginations and spark debate.

  • Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

    Christmas at Paignton Zoo - Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

    Visit Paignton Zoo this Christmas for some festive fun!

    • Meet Santa in his magical grotto and receive a fantastic present.
    • Hop aboard the Christmas train*
    • Follow the gingerbread trail and pick up a special gift from the elves as you leave (available only for children who have booked to meet Santa).
    • Indulge in festive food and drink at our Island Restaurant**

    Tickets: £9.50 per child (normal Zoo admission prices apply)

    *The train will not run in severe weather conditions.

    **Not included in £9.50 price. 

     

    For just £9.50 children will receive:

    • A Santa meet and greet with present
    • A special gift from the elves upon completion of the gingerbread trail 
    • Christmas train ride for one child and one adult

    When can I meet Santa?

    • Saturday 15th December
    • Sunday 16th December
    • Saturday 22nd December
    • Sunday 23rd December
    • Monday 24th December (morning only)

    How much does it cost?

    Children (up to 15 years): £9.50

    *Please note: This price does NOT include entry to the Zoo. Non-members must pay for day tickets upon arrival, to save time you can buy online at www.paigntonzoo.org.uk

     

    How do I book?

    BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

    Tickets are available here.

    • Tickets will be sold in 5 minute time slots to keep queuing times down.
    • Please do not arrive earlier than 10 minutes before your scheduled time.
    • A maximum of 6 children per time slot will apply.

    Please note: No refunds will be given once a booking has been received.

    Kindly sponsored by Union Square Shopping Centre

  • Dartington Crystal

    FREE Entry throughout November & December - Dartington Crystal

    Back by popular demand: FREE entry into our Visitor Centre and Factory Tour through the whole of November and December!

    Take some time to browse the Visitor Centre as you learn about the fascinating Dartington history before meandering around the Factory Tour. Here you can gain a real insight into the art of glass making as you watch the skilled craftsmen hard at work. As an all-weather attraction with lots to see and do, a trip to Dartington Crystal will tick all the boxes for the whole family.

    In addition to FREE entry, we are also running a fantastic Buy 1 Get an Extra Cast FREE on our hand casting from 1st November – 19th December. The offer provides a duplicate on the original piece only and excludes engraving and boxes. Booking is advisable to avoid disappointment on busy days. Please call 01805 626242 to book your spot.

     

  • Dartington Crystal

    Buy 1 Get an Extra Cast FREE on hand castings - Dartington Crystal

    In addition to FREE entry throughout November and December, you can also buy 1 get an extra cast FREE on our hand castings from the 1st November - 19th December.

    Please note that this offer provides a duplicate on the original piece only and excludes engraving and boxes.  Booking is advisable to avoid disappointment on busy days. Please call 01805 626242 to book your spot.

    By first taking an impression in sand we can create a glass cast of a hand. Capturing this moment in time provides a lovely memento which can also make a great gift – especially at this time of year.

    Our Factory Tour & hand casting is available Mon – Fri and the Visitor Centre, Factory Shop and Pavilion Café are open 7 days a week.

  • Affinity Devon Outlet Shopping

    Santa Saturdays - Affinity Devon Outlet Shopping

    Father Christmas is taking time out of his busy Christmas schedule to meet boys and girls at the centre on Saturday 17th November, 1st & 15th December. 

    It's FREE to meet him, and every child will receive a sweet treat to take away as a momentum. Father Christmas will be happy to pose for photos and engage with all children.

    You'll find him sat in the Big Chair in the centre of the mall.

  • Affinity Devon Outlet Shopping

    Snow Sundays - Affinity Devon Outlet Shopping

    Enter the Snow Globe and enjoy the unique experience of being transported into your own wonderland. Entry is FREE, so bring the whole family!

  • Dartington Crystal

    The Big Winter Sale - Dartington Crystal

    Grab a bargain in our winter sale, which kicks off on the 17th November! 

    Just in time for Christmas, our winter sale features fantastic offers on some beautifuly pieces of Dartington Crystal such as: 

    • Circle Ice Bucket - WAS £37.00 NOW £16.50
    • Dimple Tankard - WAS £50 NOW £20.00
    • Bar Excellence Copa Single Glass - WAS £25.00 NOW £12.50
    • Cooler Jug Ice Lip - WAS £57.50 NOW £30.00
    • Fortuna Dessert Bowl - WAS £69.00 NOW £30.00

    (All slightly imperfect - while stocks last)

    There will also be special offers on other brands such as Portmeirion, Price's Candles, Heathcote & Ivory and our selection of books and toys. 

     

  • Seaton Tramway

    The Polar Express™ Tram Ride - Seaton Tramway

    The Polar Express™ is coming to Seaton Tramway in Devon on selected dates through November & December! Families will enjoy the magical tram ride to Santa's home at the North Pole in one of the specially decorated single deck tramcars, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, a delicious treat, speak to Santa and admire the awesome lights whilst you walk around the North Pole.

    Children will also receive the first gift of Christmas from Santa himself. Upon the return journey you will be able to enjoy singing along to Christmas carols. For the grown-up kids too, this is a trip down memory lane to a traditional Christmas of old.

    A round trip lasts approximately 2 - 2½ hours. There are only a limited number of seats on our snug single deck tramcars for The Polar Express™.

    Tickets Sell out Fast, Visit www.tram.co.uk/polarexpress

Sunday, December 16, 2018

  • Events

    Torbay Royal Regatta - Torbay - Events

    One of the most popular events on the English Riviera and great fun for all the family

    Find out more

  • National Marine Aquarium

    Toddler Tuesdays - National Marine Aquarium

    Our Toddler Tuesday sessions run every Tuesday throughout the school term, allowing children between the ages of 2-4 to explore the underwater world.

    Sessions change weekly, focusing on different parts of the aquarium – including exciting activities such as stories, arts and crafts, puppet shows, treasure hunts and, on special occasions, even meeting our friendly aquarium mermaid, Marina!

    Each week we’ll be looking at a different sea theme beginning with a letter of the alphabet.

    Find out more

  • Haldon Forest Park

    Highway Rat Activity Trail at Haldon Forest - Haldon Forest Park

    The Highway Rat is the latest Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler book to be brought to life on our forest trails.

    Follow the panels, complete activities and interact with the forest as you head on a journey with The Highway Rat and all the characters from the story!

    It is aimed at younger children, but the whole family can enjoy completing activities and spotting characters.

    You can find the trail at the start of the discovery trail and it is about 1.5 miles in length.

    Join the Highway Rat on his journey through the forest with the Highway Rat Activity Pack!

    The kit contains an activity leaflet plus an extra activity sheet, a Highway Rat mask, stickers of the Highway Rat characters, a pencil and a crayon. Buy your activity pack from the rangers office for just £3.

    Find out more

  • Torquay Museum

    FATAL FLU: SPANISH FLU AND THE THREAT OF PANDEMIC - Torquay Museum

    Rapidly spreading and killing millions, the so called “Spanish Flu” of 1918 was the most deadly pandemic in human history. Fatal Flu: Spanish Flu and the Threat of Pandemic, an exciting new project run by Torquay Museum and funded by Wellcome, will explore the personal stories behind this deadly virus and showcase a new and fascinating exhibition.

    Striking like a lethal lottery there was no way to predict who would succumb to this killer virus. Although no one knows for sure it has been estimated that around 500 million people were infected by the Spanish Flu and up to 100 million people died.

    The pandemic struck in 1918 while the world was still in the grip of the biggest war it had ever known. There was great public grief about the war, and to an extent there still is in the commemorations which are held every year. The flu is thought to have killed more people than both world wars combined but it is not remembered in the same way, possibly partially due to the private nature of grief from an illness.

    Wellcome, which funds the Fatal Flu exhibition, exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive. They’re a global charitable foundation, both politically and financially independent. They support scientists and researchers, take on big problems, fuel imaginations and spark debate.

  • Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

    Christmas at Paignton Zoo - Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

    Visit Paignton Zoo this Christmas for some festive fun!

    • Meet Santa in his magical grotto and receive a fantastic present.
    • Hop aboard the Christmas train*
    • Follow the gingerbread trail and pick up a special gift from the elves as you leave (available only for children who have booked to meet Santa).
    • Indulge in festive food and drink at our Island Restaurant**

    Tickets: £9.50 per child (normal Zoo admission prices apply)

    *The train will not run in severe weather conditions.

    **Not included in £9.50 price. 

     

    For just £9.50 children will receive:

    • A Santa meet and greet with present
    • A special gift from the elves upon completion of the gingerbread trail 
    • Christmas train ride for one child and one adult

    When can I meet Santa?

    • Saturday 15th December
    • Sunday 16th December
    • Saturday 22nd December
    • Sunday 23rd December
    • Monday 24th December (morning only)

    How much does it cost?

    Children (up to 15 years): £9.50

    *Please note: This price does NOT include entry to the Zoo. Non-members must pay for day tickets upon arrival, to save time you can buy online at www.paigntonzoo.org.uk

     

    How do I book?

    BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

    Tickets are available here.

    • Tickets will be sold in 5 minute time slots to keep queuing times down.
    • Please do not arrive earlier than 10 minutes before your scheduled time.
    • A maximum of 6 children per time slot will apply.

    Please note: No refunds will be given once a booking has been received.

    Kindly sponsored by Union Square Shopping Centre

  • Dartington Crystal

    FREE Entry throughout November & December - Dartington Crystal

    Back by popular demand: FREE entry into our Visitor Centre and Factory Tour through the whole of November and December!

    Take some time to browse the Visitor Centre as you learn about the fascinating Dartington history before meandering around the Factory Tour. Here you can gain a real insight into the art of glass making as you watch the skilled craftsmen hard at work. As an all-weather attraction with lots to see and do, a trip to Dartington Crystal will tick all the boxes for the whole family.

    In addition to FREE entry, we are also running a fantastic Buy 1 Get an Extra Cast FREE on our hand casting from 1st November – 19th December. The offer provides a duplicate on the original piece only and excludes engraving and boxes. Booking is advisable to avoid disappointment on busy days. Please call 01805 626242 to book your spot.

     

  • Dartington Crystal

    Buy 1 Get an Extra Cast FREE on hand castings - Dartington Crystal

    In addition to FREE entry throughout November and December, you can also buy 1 get an extra cast FREE on our hand castings from the 1st November - 19th December.

    Please note that this offer provides a duplicate on the original piece only and excludes engraving and boxes.  Booking is advisable to avoid disappointment on busy days. Please call 01805 626242 to book your spot.

    By first taking an impression in sand we can create a glass cast of a hand. Capturing this moment in time provides a lovely memento which can also make a great gift – especially at this time of year.

    Our Factory Tour & hand casting is available Mon – Fri and the Visitor Centre, Factory Shop and Pavilion Café are open 7 days a week.

  • Affinity Devon Outlet Shopping

    Snow Sundays - Affinity Devon Outlet Shopping

    Enter the Snow Globe and enjoy the unique experience of being transported into your own wonderland. Entry is FREE, so bring the whole family!

  • Dartington Crystal

    The Big Winter Sale - Dartington Crystal

    Grab a bargain in our winter sale, which kicks off on the 17th November! 

    Just in time for Christmas, our winter sale features fantastic offers on some beautifuly pieces of Dartington Crystal such as: 

    • Circle Ice Bucket - WAS £37.00 NOW £16.50
    • Dimple Tankard - WAS £50 NOW £20.00
    • Bar Excellence Copa Single Glass - WAS £25.00 NOW £12.50
    • Cooler Jug Ice Lip - WAS £57.50 NOW £30.00
    • Fortuna Dessert Bowl - WAS £69.00 NOW £30.00

    (All slightly imperfect - while stocks last)

    There will also be special offers on other brands such as Portmeirion, Price's Candles, Heathcote & Ivory and our selection of books and toys. 

     

  • Seaton Tramway

    The Polar Express™ Tram Ride - Seaton Tramway

    The Polar Express™ is coming to Seaton Tramway in Devon on selected dates through November & December! Families will enjoy the magical tram ride to Santa's home at the North Pole in one of the specially decorated single deck tramcars, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, a delicious treat, speak to Santa and admire the awesome lights whilst you walk around the North Pole.

    Children will also receive the first gift of Christmas from Santa himself. Upon the return journey you will be able to enjoy singing along to Christmas carols. For the grown-up kids too, this is a trip down memory lane to a traditional Christmas of old.

    A round trip lasts approximately 2 - 2½ hours. There are only a limited number of seats on our snug single deck tramcars for The Polar Express™.

    Tickets Sell out Fast, Visit www.tram.co.uk/polarexpress

Monday, December 17, 2018

  • Events

    Torbay Royal Regatta - Torbay - Events

    One of the most popular events on the English Riviera and great fun for all the family

    Find out more

  • National Marine Aquarium

    Toddler Tuesdays - National Marine Aquarium

    Our Toddler Tuesday sessions run every Tuesday throughout the school term, allowing children between the ages of 2-4 to explore the underwater world.

    Sessions change weekly, focusing on different parts of the aquarium – including exciting activities such as stories, arts and crafts, puppet shows, treasure hunts and, on special occasions, even meeting our friendly aquarium mermaid, Marina!

    Each week we’ll be looking at a different sea theme beginning with a letter of the alphabet.

    Find out more

  • Haldon Forest Park

    Highway Rat Activity Trail at Haldon Forest - Haldon Forest Park

    The Highway Rat is the latest Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler book to be brought to life on our forest trails.

    Follow the panels, complete activities and interact with the forest as you head on a journey with The Highway Rat and all the characters from the story!

    It is aimed at younger children, but the whole family can enjoy completing activities and spotting characters.

    You can find the trail at the start of the discovery trail and it is about 1.5 miles in length.

    Join the Highway Rat on his journey through the forest with the Highway Rat Activity Pack!

    The kit contains an activity leaflet plus an extra activity sheet, a Highway Rat mask, stickers of the Highway Rat characters, a pencil and a crayon. Buy your activity pack from the rangers office for just £3.

    Find out more

  • Torquay Museum

    FATAL FLU: SPANISH FLU AND THE THREAT OF PANDEMIC - Torquay Museum

    Rapidly spreading and killing millions, the so called “Spanish Flu” of 1918 was the most deadly pandemic in human history. Fatal Flu: Spanish Flu and the Threat of Pandemic, an exciting new project run by Torquay Museum and funded by Wellcome, will explore the personal stories behind this deadly virus and showcase a new and fascinating exhibition.

    Striking like a lethal lottery there was no way to predict who would succumb to this killer virus. Although no one knows for sure it has been estimated that around 500 million people were infected by the Spanish Flu and up to 100 million people died.

    The pandemic struck in 1918 while the world was still in the grip of the biggest war it had ever known. There was great public grief about the war, and to an extent there still is in the commemorations which are held every year. The flu is thought to have killed more people than both world wars combined but it is not remembered in the same way, possibly partially due to the private nature of grief from an illness.

    Wellcome, which funds the Fatal Flu exhibition, exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive. They’re a global charitable foundation, both politically and financially independent. They support scientists and researchers, take on big problems, fuel imaginations and spark debate.

  • Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

    Christmas at Paignton Zoo - Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

    Visit Paignton Zoo this Christmas for some festive fun!

    • Meet Santa in his magical grotto and receive a fantastic present.
    • Hop aboard the Christmas train*
    • Follow the gingerbread trail and pick up a special gift from the elves as you leave (available only for children who have booked to meet Santa).
    • Indulge in festive food and drink at our Island Restaurant**

    Tickets: £9.50 per child (normal Zoo admission prices apply)

    *The train will not run in severe weather conditions.

    **Not included in £9.50 price. 

     

    For just £9.50 children will receive:

    • A Santa meet and greet with present
    • A special gift from the elves upon completion of the gingerbread trail 
    • Christmas train ride for one child and one adult

    When can I meet Santa?

    • Saturday 15th December
    • Sunday 16th December
    • Saturday 22nd December
    • Sunday 23rd December
    • Monday 24th December (morning only)

    How much does it cost?

    Children (up to 15 years): £9.50

    *Please note: This price does NOT include entry to the Zoo. Non-members must pay for day tickets upon arrival, to save time you can buy online at www.paigntonzoo.org.uk

     

    How do I book?

    BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

    Tickets are available here.

    • Tickets will be sold in 5 minute time slots to keep queuing times down.
    • Please do not arrive earlier than 10 minutes before your scheduled time.
    • A maximum of 6 children per time slot will apply.

    Please note: No refunds will be given once a booking has been received.

    Kindly sponsored by Union Square Shopping Centre

  • Dartington Crystal

    FREE Entry throughout November & December - Dartington Crystal

    Back by popular demand: FREE entry into our Visitor Centre and Factory Tour through the whole of November and December!

    Take some time to browse the Visitor Centre as you learn about the fascinating Dartington history before meandering around the Factory Tour. Here you can gain a real insight into the art of glass making as you watch the skilled craftsmen hard at work. As an all-weather attraction with lots to see and do, a trip to Dartington Crystal will tick all the boxes for the whole family.

    In addition to FREE entry, we are also running a fantastic Buy 1 Get an Extra Cast FREE on our hand casting from 1st November – 19th December. The offer provides a duplicate on the original piece only and excludes engraving and boxes. Booking is advisable to avoid disappointment on busy days. Please call 01805 626242 to book your spot.

     

  • Dartington Crystal

    Buy 1 Get an Extra Cast FREE on hand castings - Dartington Crystal

    In addition to FREE entry throughout November and December, you can also buy 1 get an extra cast FREE on our hand castings from the 1st November - 19th December.

    Please note that this offer provides a duplicate on the original piece only and excludes engraving and boxes.  Booking is advisable to avoid disappointment on busy days. Please call 01805 626242 to book your spot.

    By first taking an impression in sand we can create a glass cast of a hand. Capturing this moment in time provides a lovely memento which can also make a great gift – especially at this time of year.

    Our Factory Tour & hand casting is available Mon – Fri and the Visitor Centre, Factory Shop and Pavilion Café are open 7 days a week.

  • Affinity Devon Outlet Shopping

    Snow Sundays - Affinity Devon Outlet Shopping

    Enter the Snow Globe and enjoy the unique experience of being transported into your own wonderland. Entry is FREE, so bring the whole family!

  • Dartington Crystal

    The Big Winter Sale - Dartington Crystal

    Grab a bargain in our winter sale, which kicks off on the 17th November! 

    Just in time for Christmas, our winter sale features fantastic offers on some beautifuly pieces of Dartington Crystal such as: 

    • Circle Ice Bucket - WAS £37.00 NOW £16.50
    • Dimple Tankard - WAS £50 NOW £20.00
    • Bar Excellence Copa Single Glass - WAS £25.00 NOW £12.50
    • Cooler Jug Ice Lip - WAS £57.50 NOW £30.00
    • Fortuna Dessert Bowl - WAS £69.00 NOW £30.00

    (All slightly imperfect - while stocks last)

    There will also be special offers on other brands such as Portmeirion, Price's Candles, Heathcote & Ivory and our selection of books and toys. 

     

  • Seaton Tramway

    The Polar Express™ Tram Ride - Seaton Tramway

    The Polar Express™ is coming to Seaton Tramway in Devon on selected dates through November & December! Families will enjoy the magical tram ride to Santa's home at the North Pole in one of the specially decorated single deck tramcars, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, a delicious treat, speak to Santa and admire the awesome lights whilst you walk around the North Pole.

    Children will also receive the first gift of Christmas from Santa himself. Upon the return journey you will be able to enjoy singing along to Christmas carols. For the grown-up kids too, this is a trip down memory lane to a traditional Christmas of old.

    A round trip lasts approximately 2 - 2½ hours. There are only a limited number of seats on our snug single deck tramcars for The Polar Express™.

    Tickets Sell out Fast, Visit www.tram.co.uk/polarexpress

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

  • Events

    Torbay Royal Regatta - Torbay - Events

    One of the most popular events on the English Riviera and great fun for all the family

    Find out more

  • National Marine Aquarium

    Toddler Tuesdays - National Marine Aquarium

    Our Toddler Tuesday sessions run every Tuesday throughout the school term, allowing children between the ages of 2-4 to explore the underwater world.

    Sessions change weekly, focusing on different parts of the aquarium – including exciting activities such as stories, arts and crafts, puppet shows, treasure hunts and, on special occasions, even meeting our friendly aquarium mermaid, Marina!

    Each week we’ll be looking at a different sea theme beginning with a letter of the alphabet.

    Find out more

  • Haldon Forest Park

    Highway Rat Activity Trail at Haldon Forest - Haldon Forest Park

    The Highway Rat is the latest Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler book to be brought to life on our forest trails.

    Follow the panels, complete activities and interact with the forest as you head on a journey with The Highway Rat and all the characters from the story!

    It is aimed at younger children, but the whole family can enjoy completing activities and spotting characters.

    You can find the trail at the start of the discovery trail and it is about 1.5 miles in length.

    Join the Highway Rat on his journey through the forest with the Highway Rat Activity Pack!

    The kit contains an activity leaflet plus an extra activity sheet, a Highway Rat mask, stickers of the Highway Rat characters, a pencil and a crayon. Buy your activity pack from the rangers office for just £3.

    Find out more

  • Torquay Museum

    FATAL FLU: SPANISH FLU AND THE THREAT OF PANDEMIC - Torquay Museum

    Rapidly spreading and killing millions, the so called “Spanish Flu” of 1918 was the most deadly pandemic in human history. Fatal Flu: Spanish Flu and the Threat of Pandemic, an exciting new project run by Torquay Museum and funded by Wellcome, will explore the personal stories behind this deadly virus and showcase a new and fascinating exhibition.

    Striking like a lethal lottery there was no way to predict who would succumb to this killer virus. Although no one knows for sure it has been estimated that around 500 million people were infected by the Spanish Flu and up to 100 million people died.

    The pandemic struck in 1918 while the world was still in the grip of the biggest war it had ever known. There was great public grief about the war, and to an extent there still is in the commemorations which are held every year. The flu is thought to have killed more people than both world wars combined but it is not remembered in the same way, possibly partially due to the private nature of grief from an illness.

    Wellcome, which funds the Fatal Flu exhibition, exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive. They’re a global charitable foundation, both politically and financially independent. They support scientists and researchers, take on big problems, fuel imaginations and spark debate.

  • Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

    Christmas at Paignton Zoo - Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

    Visit Paignton Zoo this Christmas for some festive fun!

    • Meet Santa in his magical grotto and receive a fantastic present.
    • Hop aboard the Christmas train*
    • Follow the gingerbread trail and pick up a special gift from the elves as you leave (available only for children who have booked to meet Santa).
    • Indulge in festive food and drink at our Island Restaurant**

    Tickets: £9.50 per child (normal Zoo admission prices apply)

    *The train will not run in severe weather conditions.

    **Not included in £9.50 price. 

     

    For just £9.50 children will receive:

    • A Santa meet and greet with present
    • A special gift from the elves upon completion of the gingerbread trail 
    • Christmas train ride for one child and one adult

    When can I meet Santa?

    • Saturday 15th December
    • Sunday 16th December
    • Saturday 22nd December
    • Sunday 23rd December
    • Monday 24th December (morning only)

    How much does it cost?

    Children (up to 15 years): £9.50

    *Please note: This price does NOT include entry to the Zoo. Non-members must pay for day tickets upon arrival, to save time you can buy online at www.paigntonzoo.org.uk

     

    How do I book?

    BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

    Tickets are available here.

    • Tickets will be sold in 5 minute time slots to keep queuing times down.
    • Please do not arrive earlier than 10 minutes before your scheduled time.
    • A maximum of 6 children per time slot will apply.

    Please note: No refunds will be given once a booking has been received.

    Kindly sponsored by Union Square Shopping Centre

  • Dartington Crystal

    FREE Entry throughout November & December - Dartington Crystal

    Back by popular demand: FREE entry into our Visitor Centre and Factory Tour through the whole of November and December!

    Take some time to browse the Visitor Centre as you learn about the fascinating Dartington history before meandering around the Factory Tour. Here you can gain a real insight into the art of glass making as you watch the skilled craftsmen hard at work. As an all-weather attraction with lots to see and do, a trip to Dartington Crystal will tick all the boxes for the whole family.

    In addition to FREE entry, we are also running a fantastic Buy 1 Get an Extra Cast FREE on our hand casting from 1st November – 19th December. The offer provides a duplicate on the original piece only and excludes engraving and boxes. Booking is advisable to avoid disappointment on busy days. Please call 01805 626242 to book your spot.

     

  • Dartington Crystal

    Buy 1 Get an Extra Cast FREE on hand castings - Dartington Crystal

    In addition to FREE entry throughout November and December, you can also buy 1 get an extra cast FREE on our hand castings from the 1st November - 19th December.

    Please note that this offer provides a duplicate on the original piece only and excludes engraving and boxes.  Booking is advisable to avoid disappointment on busy days. Please call 01805 626242 to book your spot.

    By first taking an impression in sand we can create a glass cast of a hand. Capturing this moment in time provides a lovely memento which can also make a great gift – especially at this time of year.

    Our Factory Tour & hand casting is available Mon – Fri and the Visitor Centre, Factory Shop and Pavilion Café are open 7 days a week.

  • Affinity Devon Outlet Shopping

    Snow Sundays - Affinity Devon Outlet Shopping

    Enter the Snow Globe and enjoy the unique experience of being transported into your own wonderland. Entry is FREE, so bring the whole family!

  • Dartington Crystal

    The Big Winter Sale - Dartington Crystal

    Grab a bargain in our winter sale, which kicks off on the 17th November! 

    Just in time for Christmas, our winter sale features fantastic offers on some beautifuly pieces of Dartington Crystal such as: 

    • Circle Ice Bucket - WAS £37.00 NOW £16.50
    • Dimple Tankard - WAS £50 NOW £20.00
    • Bar Excellence Copa Single Glass - WAS £25.00 NOW £12.50
    • Cooler Jug Ice Lip - WAS £57.50 NOW £30.00
    • Fortuna Dessert Bowl - WAS £69.00 NOW £30.00

    (All slightly imperfect - while stocks last)

    There will also be special offers on other brands such as Portmeirion, Price's Candles, Heathcote & Ivory and our selection of books and toys. 

     

  • Seaton Tramway

    The Polar Express™ Tram Ride - Seaton Tramway

    The Polar Express™ is coming to Seaton Tramway in Devon on selected dates through November & December! Families will enjoy the magical tram ride to Santa's home at the North Pole in one of the specially decorated single deck tramcars, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, a delicious treat, speak to Santa and admire the awesome lights whilst you walk around the North Pole.

    Children will also receive the first gift of Christmas from Santa himself. Upon the return journey you will be able to enjoy singing along to Christmas carols. For the grown-up kids too, this is a trip down memory lane to a traditional Christmas of old.

    A round trip lasts approximately 2 - 2½ hours. There are only a limited number of seats on our snug single deck tramcars for The Polar Express™.

    Tickets Sell out Fast, Visit www.tram.co.uk/polarexpress

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

  • Events

    Torbay Royal Regatta - Torbay - Events

    One of the most popular events on the English Riviera and great fun for all the family

    Find out more

  • National Marine Aquarium

    Toddler Tuesdays - National Marine Aquarium

    Our Toddler Tuesday sessions run every Tuesday throughout the school term, allowing children between the ages of 2-4 to explore the underwater world.

    Sessions change weekly, focusing on different parts of the aquarium – including exciting activities such as stories, arts and crafts, puppet shows, treasure hunts and, on special occasions, even meeting our friendly aquarium mermaid, Marina!

    Each week we’ll be looking at a different sea theme beginning with a letter of the alphabet.

    Find out more

  • Haldon Forest Park

    Highway Rat Activity Trail at Haldon Forest - Haldon Forest Park

    The Highway Rat is the latest Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler book to be brought to life on our forest trails.

    Follow the panels, complete activities and interact with the forest as you head on a journey with The Highway Rat and all the characters from the story!

    It is aimed at younger children, but the whole family can enjoy completing activities and spotting characters.

    You can find the trail at the start of the discovery trail and it is about 1.5 miles in length.

    Join the Highway Rat on his journey through the forest with the Highway Rat Activity Pack!

    The kit contains an activity leaflet plus an extra activity sheet, a Highway Rat mask, stickers of the Highway Rat characters, a pencil and a crayon. Buy your activity pack from the rangers office for just £3.

    Find out more

  • Torquay Museum

    FATAL FLU: SPANISH FLU AND THE THREAT OF PANDEMIC - Torquay Museum

    Rapidly spreading and killing millions, the so called “Spanish Flu” of 1918 was the most deadly pandemic in human history. Fatal Flu: Spanish Flu and the Threat of Pandemic, an exciting new project run by Torquay Museum and funded by Wellcome, will explore the personal stories behind this deadly virus and showcase a new and fascinating exhibition.

    Striking like a lethal lottery there was no way to predict who would succumb to this killer virus. Although no one knows for sure it has been estimated that around 500 million people were infected by the Spanish Flu and up to 100 million people died.

    The pandemic struck in 1918 while the world was still in the grip of the biggest war it had ever known. There was great public grief about the war, and to an extent there still is in the commemorations which are held every year. The flu is thought to have killed more people than both world wars combined but it is not remembered in the same way, possibly partially due to the private nature of grief from an illness.

    Wellcome, which funds the Fatal Flu exhibition, exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive. They’re a global charitable foundation, both politically and financially independent. They support scientists and researchers, take on big problems, fuel imaginations and spark debate.

  • Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

    Christmas at Paignton Zoo - Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

    Visit Paignton Zoo this Christmas for some festive fun!

    • Meet Santa in his magical grotto and receive a fantastic present.
    • Hop aboard the Christmas train*
    • Follow the gingerbread trail and pick up a special gift from the elves as you leave (available only for children who have booked to meet Santa).
    • Indulge in festive food and drink at our Island Restaurant**

    Tickets: £9.50 per child (normal Zoo admission prices apply)

    *The train will not run in severe weather conditions.

    **Not included in £9.50 price. 

     

    For just £9.50 children will receive:

    • A Santa meet and greet with present
    • A special gift from the elves upon completion of the gingerbread trail 
    • Christmas train ride for one child and one adult

    When can I meet Santa?

    • Saturday 15th December
    • Sunday 16th December
    • Saturday 22nd December
    • Sunday 23rd December
    • Monday 24th December (morning only)

    How much does it cost?

    Children (up to 15 years): £9.50

    *Please note: This price does NOT include entry to the Zoo. Non-members must pay for day tickets upon arrival, to save time you can buy online at www.paigntonzoo.org.uk

     

    How do I book?

    BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

    Tickets are available here.

    • Tickets will be sold in 5 minute time slots to keep queuing times down.
    • Please do not arrive earlier than 10 minutes before your scheduled time.
    • A maximum of 6 children per time slot will apply.

    Please note: No refunds will be given once a booking has been received.

    Kindly sponsored by Union Square Shopping Centre

  • Dartington Crystal

    FREE Entry throughout November & December - Dartington Crystal

    Back by popular demand: FREE entry into our Visitor Centre and Factory Tour through the whole of November and December!

    Take some time to browse the Visitor Centre as you learn about the fascinating Dartington history before meandering around the Factory Tour. Here you can gain a real insight into the art of glass making as you watch the skilled craftsmen hard at work. As an all-weather attraction with lots to see and do, a trip to Dartington Crystal will tick all the boxes for the whole family.

    In addition to FREE entry, we are also running a fantastic Buy 1 Get an Extra Cast FREE on our hand casting from 1st November – 19th December. The offer provides a duplicate on the original piece only and excludes engraving and boxes. Booking is advisable to avoid disappointment on busy days. Please call 01805 626242 to book your spot.

     

  • Dartington Crystal

    Buy 1 Get an Extra Cast FREE on hand castings - Dartington Crystal

    In addition to FREE entry throughout November and December, you can also buy 1 get an extra cast FREE on our hand castings from the 1st November - 19th December.

    Please note that this offer provides a duplicate on the original piece only and excludes engraving and boxes.  Booking is advisable to avoid disappointment on busy days. Please call 01805 626242 to book your spot.

    By first taking an impression in sand we can create a glass cast of a hand. Capturing this moment in time provides a lovely memento which can also make a great gift – especially at this time of year.

    Our Factory Tour & hand casting is available Mon – Fri and the Visitor Centre, Factory Shop and Pavilion Café are open 7 days a week.

  • Affinity Devon Outlet Shopping

    Snow Sundays - Affinity Devon Outlet Shopping

    Enter the Snow Globe and enjoy the unique experience of being transported into your own wonderland. Entry is FREE, so bring the whole family!

  • Dartington Crystal

    The Big Winter Sale - Dartington Crystal

    Grab a bargain in our winter sale, which kicks off on the 17th November! 

    Just in time for Christmas, our winter sale features fantastic offers on some beautifuly pieces of Dartington Crystal such as: 

    • Circle Ice Bucket - WAS £37.00 NOW £16.50
    • Dimple Tankard - WAS £50 NOW £20.00
    • Bar Excellence Copa Single Glass - WAS £25.00 NOW £12.50
    • Cooler Jug Ice Lip - WAS £57.50 NOW £30.00
    • Fortuna Dessert Bowl - WAS £69.00 NOW £30.00

    (All slightly imperfect - while stocks last)

    There will also be special offers on other brands such as Portmeirion, Price's Candles, Heathcote & Ivory and our selection of books and toys. 

     

  • Seaton Tramway

    The Polar Express™ Tram Ride - Seaton Tramway

    The Polar Express™ is coming to Seaton Tramway in Devon on selected dates through November & December! Families will enjoy the magical tram ride to Santa's home at the North Pole in one of the specially decorated single deck tramcars, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, a delicious treat, speak to Santa and admire the awesome lights whilst you walk around the North Pole.

    Children will also receive the first gift of Christmas from Santa himself. Upon the return journey you will be able to enjoy singing along to Christmas carols. For the grown-up kids too, this is a trip down memory lane to a traditional Christmas of old.

    A round trip lasts approximately 2 - 2½ hours. There are only a limited number of seats on our snug single deck tramcars for The Polar Express™.

    Tickets Sell out Fast, Visit www.tram.co.uk/polarexpress

Thursday, December 20, 2018

  • Events

    Torbay Royal Regatta - Torbay - Events

    One of the most popular events on the English Riviera and great fun for all the family

    Find out more

  • National Marine Aquarium

    Toddler Tuesdays - National Marine Aquarium

    Our Toddler Tuesday sessions run every Tuesday throughout the school term, allowing children between the ages of 2-4 to explore the underwater world.

    Sessions change weekly, focusing on different parts of the aquarium – including exciting activities such as stories, arts and crafts, puppet shows, treasure hunts and, on special occasions, even meeting our friendly aquarium mermaid, Marina!

    Each week we’ll be looking at a different sea theme beginning with a letter of the alphabet.

    Find out more

  • Haldon Forest Park

    Highway Rat Activity Trail at Haldon Forest - Haldon Forest Park

    The Highway Rat is the latest Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler book to be brought to life on our forest trails.

    Follow the panels, complete activities and interact with the forest as you head on a journey with The Highway Rat and all the characters from the story!

    It is aimed at younger children, but the whole family can enjoy completing activities and spotting characters.

    You can find the trail at the start of the discovery trail and it is about 1.5 miles in length.

    Join the Highway Rat on his journey through the forest with the Highway Rat Activity Pack!

    The kit contains an activity leaflet plus an extra activity sheet, a Highway Rat mask, stickers of the Highway Rat characters, a pencil and a crayon. Buy your activity pack from the rangers office for just £3.

    Find out more

  • Torquay Museum

    FATAL FLU: SPANISH FLU AND THE THREAT OF PANDEMIC - Torquay Museum

    Rapidly spreading and killing millions, the so called “Spanish Flu” of 1918 was the most deadly pandemic in human history. Fatal Flu: Spanish Flu and the Threat of Pandemic, an exciting new project run by Torquay Museum and funded by Wellcome, will explore the personal stories behind this deadly virus and showcase a new and fascinating exhibition.

    Striking like a lethal lottery there was no way to predict who would succumb to this killer virus. Although no one knows for sure it has been estimated that around 500 million people were infected by the Spanish Flu and up to 100 million people died.

    The pandemic struck in 1918 while the world was still in the grip of the biggest war it had ever known. There was great public grief about the war, and to an extent there still is in the commemorations which are held every year. The flu is thought to have killed more people than both world wars combined but it is not remembered in the same way, possibly partially due to the private nature of grief from an illness.

    Wellcome, which funds the Fatal Flu exhibition, exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive. They’re a global charitable foundation, both politically and financially independent. They support scientists and researchers, take on big problems, fuel imaginations and spark debate.

  • Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

    Christmas at Paignton Zoo - Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

    Visit Paignton Zoo this Christmas for some festive fun!

    • Meet Santa in his magical grotto and receive a fantastic present.
    • Hop aboard the Christmas train*
    • Follow the gingerbread trail and pick up a special gift from the elves as you leave (available only for children who have booked to meet Santa).
    • Indulge in festive food and drink at our Island Restaurant**

    Tickets: £9.50 per child (normal Zoo admission prices apply)

    *The train will not run in severe weather conditions.

    **Not included in £9.50 price. 

     

    For just £9.50 children will receive:

    • A Santa meet and greet with present
    • A special gift from the elves upon completion of the gingerbread trail 
    • Christmas train ride for one child and one adult

    When can I meet Santa?

    • Saturday 15th December
    • Sunday 16th December
    • Saturday 22nd December
    • Sunday 23rd December
    • Monday 24th December (morning only)

    How much does it cost?

    Children (up to 15 years): £9.50

    *Please note: This price does NOT include entry to the Zoo. Non-members must pay for day tickets upon arrival, to save time you can buy online at www.paigntonzoo.org.uk

     

    How do I book?

    BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

    Tickets are available here.

    • Tickets will be sold in 5 minute time slots to keep queuing times down.
    • Please do not arrive earlier than 10 minutes before your scheduled time.
    • A maximum of 6 children per time slot will apply.

    Please note: No refunds will be given once a booking has been received.

    Kindly sponsored by Union Square Shopping Centre

  • Living Coasts Zoo and Aquarium

    Breakfast with Santa - Living Coasts Zoo and Aquarium

    Experience the magic of Christmas at Living Coasts by sitting down to breakfast with Santa.

    For this exclusive NEW event you’ll get the opportunity to:

    • Meet Santa at breakfast time where you’ll get to decorate and enjoy your very own pancakes. 
    • Receive a special present from Santa himself. 
    • Help to make some presents for the penguins
    • Say hello to our happy elf who will then deliver your presents to our playful penguins

    Dates:

    Thursday 20th – Sunday 23rd December 2018

    Time:

    9.00 am – 10.30 am

    Tickets:

    £15.00 per child

    Adults are free of charge but please note that only 2 adults per child will be able to attend the event.  

    Price includes:

    • Breakfast pancakes and fruit juice per child
    • One present per child
    • Santa meet and greet and to help make presents for the penguins

    Terms and Conditions:

    This event takes place in the Terrace Cafe. Entry to Living Coasts is NOT included. 

    If you are not an Annual Pass holder and wish to visit Living Coasts after the Breakfast with Santa event then you will need to purchase day tickets at the main entrance. Half price entry* will be offered to those who booked onto the event and do not hold an annual pass. To gain half price entry please show your 'Breakfast with Santa' confirmation email, this offer is only valid on the day you attended the Breakfast with Santa event.

    Booking is essential – book online here  

    *Half price entry is only available for children who have booked Breakfast with Santa along with 2 adults per child. Any extra people will need to pay the normal admission prices.

     

    Kindly sponsored by Union Square Shopping Centre.

  • Dartington Crystal

    FREE Entry throughout November & December - Dartington Crystal

    Back by popular demand: FREE entry into our Visitor Centre and Factory Tour through the whole of November and December!

    Take some time to browse the Visitor Centre as you learn about the fascinating Dartington history before meandering around the Factory Tour. Here you can gain a real insight into the art of glass making as you watch the skilled craftsmen hard at work. As an all-weather attraction with lots to see and do, a trip to Dartington Crystal will tick all the boxes for the whole family.

    In addition to FREE entry, we are also running a fantastic Buy 1 Get an Extra Cast FREE on our hand casting from 1st November – 19th December. The offer provides a duplicate on the original piece only and excludes engraving and boxes. Booking is advisable to avoid disappointment on busy days. Please call 01805 626242 to book your spot.

     

  • Affinity Devon Outlet Shopping

    Snow Sundays - Affinity Devon Outlet Shopping

    Enter the Snow Globe and enjoy the unique experience of being transported into your own wonderland. Entry is FREE, so bring the whole family!

  • Dartington Crystal

    The Big Winter Sale - Dartington Crystal

    Grab a bargain in our winter sale, which kicks off on the 17th November! 

    Just in time for Christmas, our winter sale features fantastic offers on some beautifuly pieces of Dartington Crystal such as: 

    • Circle Ice Bucket - WAS £37.00 NOW £16.50
    • Dimple Tankard - WAS £50 NOW £20.00
    • Bar Excellence Copa Single Glass - WAS £25.00 NOW £12.50
    • Cooler Jug Ice Lip - WAS £57.50 NOW £30.00
    • Fortuna Dessert Bowl - WAS £69.00 NOW £30.00

    (All slightly imperfect - while stocks last)

    There will also be special offers on other brands such as Portmeirion, Price's Candles, Heathcote & Ivory and our selection of books and toys. 

     

  • Seaton Tramway

    The Polar Express™ Tram Ride - Seaton Tramway

    The Polar Express™ is coming to Seaton Tramway in Devon on selected dates through November & December! Families will enjoy the magical tram ride to Santa's home at the North Pole in one of the specially decorated single deck tramcars, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, a delicious treat, speak to Santa and admire the awesome lights whilst you walk around the North Pole.

    Children will also receive the first gift of Christmas from Santa himself. Upon the return journey you will be able to enjoy singing along to Christmas carols. For the grown-up kids too, this is a trip down memory lane to a traditional Christmas of old.

    A round trip lasts approximately 2 - 2½ hours. There are only a limited number of seats on our snug single deck tramcars for The Polar Express™.

    Tickets Sell out Fast, Visit www.tram.co.uk/polarexpress

Friday, December 21, 2018

  • Events

    Torbay Royal Regatta - Torbay - Events

    One of the most popular events on the English Riviera and great fun for all the family

    Find out more

  • National Marine Aquarium

    Toddler Tuesdays - National Marine Aquarium

    Our Toddler Tuesday sessions run every Tuesday throughout the school term, allowing children between the ages of 2-4 to explore the underwater world.

    Sessions change weekly, focusing on different parts of the aquarium – including exciting activities such as stories, arts and crafts, puppet shows, treasure hunts and, on special occasions, even meeting our friendly aquarium mermaid, Marina!

    Each week we’ll be looking at a different sea theme beginning with a letter of the alphabet.

    Find out more

  • Haldon Forest Park

    Highway Rat Activity Trail at Haldon Forest - Haldon Forest Park

    The Highway Rat is the latest Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler book to be brought to life on our forest trails.

    Follow the panels, complete activities and interact with the forest as you head on a journey with The Highway Rat and all the characters from the story!

    It is aimed at younger children, but the whole family can enjoy completing activities and spotting characters.

    You can find the trail at the start of the discovery trail and it is about 1.5 miles in length.

    Join the Highway Rat on his journey through the forest with the Highway Rat Activity Pack!

    The kit contains an activity leaflet plus an extra activity sheet, a Highway Rat mask, stickers of the Highway Rat characters, a pencil and a crayon. Buy your activity pack from the rangers office for just £3.

    Find out more

  • Torquay Museum

    FATAL FLU: SPANISH FLU AND THE THREAT OF PANDEMIC - Torquay Museum

    Rapidly spreading and killing millions, the so called “Spanish Flu” of 1918 was the most deadly pandemic in human history. Fatal Flu: Spanish Flu and the Threat of Pandemic, an exciting new project run by Torquay Museum and funded by Wellcome, will explore the personal stories behind this deadly virus and showcase a new and fascinating exhibition.

    Striking like a lethal lottery there was no way to predict who would succumb to this killer virus. Although no one knows for sure it has been estimated that around 500 million people were infected by the Spanish Flu and up to 100 million people died.

    The pandemic struck in 1918 while the world was still in the grip of the biggest war it had ever known. There was great public grief about the war, and to an extent there still is in the commemorations which are held every year. The flu is thought to have killed more people than both world wars combined but it is not remembered in the same way, possibly partially due to the private nature of grief from an illness.

    Wellcome, which funds the Fatal Flu exhibition, exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive. They’re a global charitable foundation, both politically and financially independent. They support scientists and researchers, take on big problems, fuel imaginations and spark debate.

  • Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

    Christmas at Paignton Zoo - Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

    Visit Paignton Zoo this Christmas for some festive fun!

    • Meet Santa in his magical grotto and receive a fantastic present.
    • Hop aboard the Christmas train*
    • Follow the gingerbread trail and pick up a special gift from the elves as you leave (available only for children who have booked to meet Santa).
    • Indulge in festive food and drink at our Island Restaurant**

    Tickets: £9.50 per child (normal Zoo admission prices apply)

    *The train will not run in severe weather conditions.

    **Not included in £9.50 price. 

     

    For just £9.50 children will receive:

    • A Santa meet and greet with present
    • A special gift from the elves upon completion of the gingerbread trail 
    • Christmas train ride for one child and one adult

    When can I meet Santa?

    • Saturday 15th December
    • Sunday 16th December
    • Saturday 22nd December
    • Sunday 23rd December
    • Monday 24th December (morning only)

    How much does it cost?

    Children (up to 15 years): £9.50

    *Please note: This price does NOT include entry to the Zoo. Non-members must pay for day tickets upon arrival, to save time you can buy online at www.paigntonzoo.org.uk

     

    How do I book?

    BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

    Tickets are available here.

    • Tickets will be sold in 5 minute time slots to keep queuing times down.
    • Please do not arrive earlier than 10 minutes before your scheduled time.
    • A maximum of 6 children per time slot will apply.

    Please note: No refunds will be given once a booking has been received.

    Kindly sponsored by Union Square Shopping Centre

  • Living Coasts Zoo and Aquarium

    Breakfast with Santa - Living Coasts Zoo and Aquarium

    Experience the magic of Christmas at Living Coasts by sitting down to breakfast with Santa.

    For this exclusive NEW event you’ll get the opportunity to:

    • Meet Santa at breakfast time where you’ll get to decorate and enjoy your very own pancakes. 
    • Receive a special present from Santa himself. 
    • Help to make some presents for the penguins
    • Say hello to our happy elf who will then deliver your presents to our playful penguins

    Dates:

    Thursday 20th – Sunday 23rd December 2018

    Time:

    9.00 am – 10.30 am

    Tickets:

    £15.00 per child

    Adults are free of charge but please note that only 2 adults per child will be able to attend the event.  

    Price includes:

    • Breakfast pancakes and fruit juice per child
    • One present per child
    • Santa meet and greet and to help make presents for the penguins

    Terms and Conditions:

    This event takes place in the Terrace Cafe. Entry to Living Coasts is NOT included. 

    If you are not an Annual Pass holder and wish to visit Living Coasts after the Breakfast with Santa event then you will need to purchase day tickets at the main entrance. Half price entry* will be offered to those who booked onto the event and do not hold an annual pass. To gain half price entry please show your 'Breakfast with Santa' confirmation email, this offer is only valid on the day you attended the Breakfast with Santa event.

    Booking is essential – book online here  

    *Half price entry is only available for children who have booked Breakfast with Santa along with 2 adults per child. Any extra people will need to pay the normal admission prices.

     

    Kindly sponsored by Union Square Shopping Centre.

  • Dartington Crystal

    FREE Entry throughout November & December - Dartington Crystal

    Back by popular demand: FREE entry into our Visitor Centre and Factory Tour through the whole of November and December!

    Take some time to browse the Visitor Centre as you learn about the fascinating Dartington history before meandering around the Factory Tour. Here you can gain a real insight into the art of glass making as you watch the skilled craftsmen hard at work. As an all-weather attraction with lots to see and do, a trip to Dartington Crystal will tick all the boxes for the whole family.

    In addition to FREE entry, we are also running a fantastic Buy 1 Get an Extra Cast FREE on our hand casting from 1st November – 19th December. The offer provides a duplicate on the original piece only and excludes engraving and boxes. Booking is advisable to avoid disappointment on busy days. Please call 01805 626242 to book your spot.

     

  • Affinity Devon Outlet Shopping

    Snow Sundays - Affinity Devon Outlet Shopping

    Enter the Snow Globe and enjoy the unique experience of being transported into your own wonderland. Entry is FREE, so bring the whole family!

  • Dartington Crystal

    The Big Winter Sale - Dartington Crystal

    Grab a bargain in our winter sale, which kicks off on the 17th November! 

    Just in time for Christmas, our winter sale features fantastic offers on some beautifuly pieces of Dartington Crystal such as: 

    • Circle Ice Bucket - WAS £37.00 NOW £16.50
    • Dimple Tankard - WAS £50 NOW £20.00
    • Bar Excellence Copa Single Glass - WAS £25.00 NOW £12.50
    • Cooler Jug Ice Lip - WAS £57.50 NOW £30.00
    • Fortuna Dessert Bowl - WAS £69.00 NOW £30.00

    (All slightly imperfect - while stocks last)

    There will also be special offers on other brands such as Portmeirion, Price's Candles, Heathcote & Ivory and our selection of books and toys. 

     

  • Seaton Tramway

    The Polar Express™ Tram Ride - Seaton Tramway

    The Polar Express™ is coming to Seaton Tramway in Devon on selected dates through November & December! Families will enjoy the magical tram ride to Santa's home at the North Pole in one of the specially decorated single deck tramcars, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, a delicious treat, speak to Santa and admire the awesome lights whilst you walk around the North Pole.

    Children will also receive the first gift of Christmas from Santa himself. Upon the return journey you will be able to enjoy singing along to Christmas carols. For the grown-up kids too, this is a trip down memory lane to a traditional Christmas of old.

    A round trip lasts approximately 2 - 2½ hours. There are only a limited number of seats on our snug single deck tramcars for The Polar Express™.

    Tickets Sell out Fast, Visit www.tram.co.uk/polarexpress

Saturday, December 22, 2018

  • Events

    Torbay Royal Regatta - Torbay - Events

    One of the most popular events on the English Riviera and great fun for all the family

    Find out more

  • National Marine Aquarium

    Toddler Tuesdays - National Marine Aquarium

    Our Toddler Tuesday sessions run every Tuesday throughout the school term, allowing children between the ages of 2-4 to explore the underwater world.

    Sessions change weekly, focusing on different parts of the aquarium – including exciting activities such as stories, arts and crafts, puppet shows, treasure hunts and, on special occasions, even meeting our friendly aquarium mermaid, Marina!

    Each week we’ll be looking at a different sea theme beginning with a letter of the alphabet.

    Find out more

  • Events

    BREAKFAST & LUNCH WITH SANTA AT BYGONES - Events

    Breakfast 10am, 22nd, 23rd, 24th December 2017

    Lunch 1pm, 22nd, 23rd, (24th- 11.45 Brunch) December 2017

    Enjoy breakfast or lunch, visit the toy workshop where children will meet Father Christmas and receive a gift!

    Adult £9.50, Kids £9.50. Annual ticket holders receive 10% off bookings up to December 1st (subject to availability).

    Booking essential- bookings now being taken! Phone 01803 326108.

    Find out more

  • Haldon Forest Park

    Highway Rat Activity Trail at Haldon Forest - Haldon Forest Park

    The Highway Rat is the latest Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler book to be brought to life on our forest trails.

    Follow the panels, complete activities and interact with the forest as you head on a journey with The Highway Rat and all the characters from the story!

    It is aimed at younger children, but the whole family can enjoy completing activities and spotting characters.

    You can find the trail at the start of the discovery trail and it is about 1.5 miles in length.

    Join the Highway Rat on his journey through the forest with the Highway Rat Activity Pack!

    The kit contains an activity leaflet plus an extra activity sheet, a Highway Rat mask, stickers of the Highway Rat characters, a pencil and a crayon. Buy your activity pack from the rangers office for just £3.

    Find out more

  • Torquay Museum

    FATAL FLU: SPANISH FLU AND THE THREAT OF PANDEMIC - Torquay Museum

    Rapidly spreading and killing millions, the so called “Spanish Flu” of 1918 was the most deadly pandemic in human history. Fatal Flu: Spanish Flu and the Threat of Pandemic, an exciting new project run by Torquay Museum and funded by Wellcome, will explore the personal stories behind this deadly virus and showcase a new and fascinating exhibition.

    Striking like a lethal lottery there was no way to predict who would succumb to this killer virus. Although no one knows for sure it has been estimated that around 500 million people were infected by the Spanish Flu and up to 100 million people died.

    The pandemic struck in 1918 while the world was still in the grip of the biggest war it had ever known. There was great public grief about the war, and to an extent there still is in the commemorations which are held every year. The flu is thought to have killed more people than both world wars combined but it is not remembered in the same way, possibly partially due to the private nature of grief from an illness.

    Wellcome, which funds the Fatal Flu exhibition, exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive. They’re a global charitable foundation, both politically and financially independent. They support scientists and researchers, take on big problems, fuel imaginations and spark debate.

  • Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

    Christmas at Paignton Zoo - Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

    Visit Paignton Zoo this Christmas for some festive fun!

    • Meet Santa in his magical grotto and receive a fantastic present.
    • Hop aboard the Christmas train*
    • Follow the gingerbread trail and pick up a special gift from the elves as you leave (available only for children who have booked to meet Santa).
    • Indulge in festive food and drink at our Island Restaurant**

    Tickets: £9.50 per child (normal Zoo admission prices apply)

    *The train will not run in severe weather conditions.

    **Not included in £9.50 price. 

     

    For just £9.50 children will receive:

    • A Santa meet and greet with present
    • A special gift from the elves upon completion of the gingerbread trail 
    • Christmas train ride for one child and one adult

    When can I meet Santa?

    • Saturday 15th December
    • Sunday 16th December
    • Saturday 22nd December
    • Sunday 23rd December
    • Monday 24th December (morning only)

    How much does it cost?

    Children (up to 15 years): £9.50

    *Please note: This price does NOT include entry to the Zoo. Non-members must pay for day tickets upon arrival, to save time you can buy online at www.paigntonzoo.org.uk

     

    How do I book?

    BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

    Tickets are available here.

    • Tickets will be sold in 5 minute time slots to keep queuing times down.
    • Please do not arrive earlier than 10 minutes before your scheduled time.
    • A maximum of 6 children per time slot will apply.

    Please note: No refunds will be given once a booking has been received.

    Kindly sponsored by Union Square Shopping Centre

  • Living Coasts Zoo and Aquarium

    Breakfast with Santa - Living Coasts Zoo and Aquarium

    Experience the magic of Christmas at Living Coasts by sitting down to breakfast with Santa.

    For this exclusive NEW event you’ll get the opportunity to:

    • Meet Santa at breakfast time where you’ll get to decorate and enjoy your very own pancakes. 
    • Receive a special present from Santa himself. 
    • Help to make some presents for the penguins
    • Say hello to our happy elf who will then deliver your presents to our playful penguins

    Dates:

    Thursday 20th – Sunday 23rd December 2018

    Time:

    9.00 am – 10.30 am

    Tickets:

    £15.00 per child

    Adults are free of charge but please note that only 2 adults per child will be able to attend the event.  

    Price includes:

    • Breakfast pancakes and fruit juice per child
    • One present per child
    • Santa meet and greet and to help make presents for the penguins

    Terms and Conditions:

    This event takes place in the Terrace Cafe. Entry to Living Coasts is NOT included. 

    If you are not an Annual Pass holder and wish to visit Living Coasts after the Breakfast with Santa event then you will need to purchase day tickets at the main entrance. Half price entry* will be offered to those who booked onto the event and do not hold an annual pass. To gain half price entry please show your 'Breakfast with Santa' confirmation email, this offer is only valid on the day you attended the Breakfast with Santa event.

    Booking is essential – book online here  

    *Half price entry is only available for children who have booked Breakfast with Santa along with 2 adults per child. Any extra people will need to pay the normal admission prices.

     

    Kindly sponsored by Union Square Shopping Centre.

  • Affinity Devon Outlet Shopping

    Snow Sundays - Affinity Devon Outlet Shopping

    Enter the Snow Globe and enjoy the unique experience of being transported into your own wonderland. Entry is FREE, so bring the whole family!

  • Dartington Crystal

    The Big Winter Sale - Dartington Crystal

    Grab a bargain in our winter sale, which kicks off on the 17th November! 

    Just in time for Christmas, our winter sale features fantastic offers on some beautifuly pieces of Dartington Crystal such as: 

    • Circle Ice Bucket - WAS £37.00 NOW £16.50
    • Dimple Tankard - WAS £50 NOW £20.00
    • Bar Excellence Copa Single Glass - WAS £25.00 NOW £12.50
    • Cooler Jug Ice Lip - WAS £57.50 NOW £30.00
    • Fortuna Dessert Bowl - WAS £69.00 NOW £30.00

    (All slightly imperfect - while stocks last)

    There will also be special offers on other brands such as Portmeirion, Price's Candles, Heathcote & Ivory and our selection of books and toys. 

     

  • Seaton Tramway

    The Polar Express™ Tram Ride - Seaton Tramway

    The Polar Express™ is coming to Seaton Tramway in Devon on selected dates through November & December! Families will enjoy the magical tram ride to Santa's home at the North Pole in one of the specially decorated single deck tramcars, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, a delicious treat, speak to Santa and admire the awesome lights whilst you walk around the North Pole.

    Children will also receive the first gift of Christmas from Santa himself. Upon the return journey you will be able to enjoy singing along to Christmas carols. For the grown-up kids too, this is a trip down memory lane to a traditional Christmas of old.

    A round trip lasts approximately 2 - 2½ hours. There are only a limited number of seats on our snug single deck tramcars for The Polar Express™.

    Tickets Sell out Fast, Visit www.tram.co.uk/polarexpress

Sunday, December 23, 2018

  • Events

    Torbay Royal Regatta - Torbay - Events

    One of the most popular events on the English Riviera and great fun for all the family

    Find out more

  • National Marine Aquarium

    Toddler Tuesdays - National Marine Aquarium

    Our Toddler Tuesday sessions run every Tuesday throughout the school term, allowing children between the ages of 2-4 to explore the underwater world.

    Sessions change weekly, focusing on different parts of the aquarium – including exciting activities such as stories, arts and crafts, puppet shows, treasure hunts and, on special occasions, even meeting our friendly aquarium mermaid, Marina!

    Each week we’ll be looking at a different sea theme beginning with a letter of the alphabet.

    Find out more

  • Events

    BREAKFAST & LUNCH WITH SANTA AT BYGONES - Events

    Breakfast 10am, 22nd, 23rd, 24th December 2017

    Lunch 1pm, 22nd, 23rd, (24th- 11.45 Brunch) December 2017

    Enjoy breakfast or lunch, visit the toy workshop where children will meet Father Christmas and receive a gift!

    Adult £9.50, Kids £9.50. Annual ticket holders receive 10% off bookings up to December 1st (subject to availability).

    Booking essential- bookings now being taken! Phone 01803 326108.

    Find out more

  • Haldon Forest Park

    Highway Rat Activity Trail at Haldon Forest - Haldon Forest Park

    The Highway Rat is the latest Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler book to be brought to life on our forest trails.

    Follow the panels, complete activities and interact with the forest as you head on a journey with The Highway Rat and all the characters from the story!

    It is aimed at younger children, but the whole family can enjoy completing activities and spotting characters.

    You can find the trail at the start of the discovery trail and it is about 1.5 miles in length.

    Join the Highway Rat on his journey through the forest with the Highway Rat Activity Pack!

    The kit contains an activity leaflet plus an extra activity sheet, a Highway Rat mask, stickers of the Highway Rat characters, a pencil and a crayon. Buy your activity pack from the rangers office for just £3.

    Find out more

  • Torquay Museum

    FATAL FLU: SPANISH FLU AND THE THREAT OF PANDEMIC - Torquay Museum

    Rapidly spreading and killing millions, the so called “Spanish Flu” of 1918 was the most deadly pandemic in human history. Fatal Flu: Spanish Flu and the Threat of Pandemic, an exciting new project run by Torquay Museum and funded by Wellcome, will explore the personal stories behind this deadly virus and showcase a new and fascinating exhibition.

    Striking like a lethal lottery there was no way to predict who would succumb to this killer virus. Although no one knows for sure it has been estimated that around 500 million people were infected by the Spanish Flu and up to 100 million people died.

    The pandemic struck in 1918 while the world was still in the grip of the biggest war it had ever known. There was great public grief about the war, and to an extent there still is in the commemorations which are held every year. The flu is thought to have killed more people than both world wars combined but it is not remembered in the same way, possibly partially due to the private nature of grief from an illness.

    Wellcome, which funds the Fatal Flu exhibition, exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive. They’re a global charitable foundation, both politically and financially independent. They support scientists and researchers, take on big problems, fuel imaginations and spark debate.

  • Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

    Christmas at Paignton Zoo - Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

    Visit Paignton Zoo this Christmas for some festive fun!

    • Meet Santa in his magical grotto and receive a fantastic present.
    • Hop aboard the Christmas train*
    • Follow the gingerbread trail and pick up a special gift from the elves as you leave (available only for children who have booked to meet Santa).
    • Indulge in festive food and drink at our Island Restaurant**

    Tickets: £9.50 per child (normal Zoo admission prices apply)

    *The train will not run in severe weather conditions.

    **Not included in £9.50 price. 

     

    For just £9.50 children will receive:

    • A Santa meet and greet with present
    • A special gift from the elves upon completion of the gingerbread trail 
    • Christmas train ride for one child and one adult

    When can I meet Santa?

    • Saturday 15th December
    • Sunday 16th December
    • Saturday 22nd December
    • Sunday 23rd December
    • Monday 24th December (morning only)

    How much does it cost?

    Children (up to 15 years): £9.50

    *Please note: This price does NOT include entry to the Zoo. Non-members must pay for day tickets upon arrival, to save time you can buy online at www.paigntonzoo.org.uk

     

    How do I book?

    BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

    Tickets are available here.

    • Tickets will be sold in 5 minute time slots to keep queuing times down.
    • Please do not arrive earlier than 10 minutes before your scheduled time.
    • A maximum of 6 children per time slot will apply.

    Please note: No refunds will be given once a booking has been received.

    Kindly sponsored by Union Square Shopping Centre

  • Living Coasts Zoo and Aquarium

    Breakfast with Santa - Living Coasts Zoo and Aquarium

    Experience the magic of Christmas at Living Coasts by sitting down to breakfast with Santa.

    For this exclusive NEW event you’ll get the opportunity to:

    • Meet Santa at breakfast time where you’ll get to decorate and enjoy your very own pancakes. 
    • Receive a special present from Santa himself. 
    • Help to make some presents for the penguins
    • Say hello to our happy elf who will then deliver your presents to our playful penguins

    Dates:

    Thursday 20th – Sunday 23rd December 2018

    Time:

    9.00 am – 10.30 am

    Tickets:

    £15.00 per child

    Adults are free of charge but please note that only 2 adults per child will be able to attend the event.  

    Price includes:

    • Breakfast pancakes and fruit juice per child
    • One present per child
    • Santa meet and greet and to help make presents for the penguins

    Terms and Conditions:

    This event takes place in the Terrace Cafe. Entry to Living Coasts is NOT included. 

    If you are not an Annual Pass holder and wish to visit Living Coasts after the Breakfast with Santa event then you will need to purchase day tickets at the main entrance. Half price entry* will be offered to those who booked onto the event and do not hold an annual pass. To gain half price entry please show your 'Breakfast with Santa' confirmation email, this offer is only valid on the day you attended the Breakfast with Santa event.

    Booking is essential – book online here  

    *Half price entry is only available for children who have booked Breakfast with Santa along with 2 adults per child. Any extra people will need to pay the normal admission prices.

     

    Kindly sponsored by Union Square Shopping Centre.

  • Affinity Devon Outlet Shopping

    Snow Sundays - Affinity Devon Outlet Shopping

    Enter the Snow Globe and enjoy the unique experience of being transported into your own wonderland. Entry is FREE, so bring the whole family!

  • Dartington Crystal

    The Big Winter Sale - Dartington Crystal

    Grab a bargain in our winter sale, which kicks off on the 17th November! 

    Just in time for Christmas, our winter sale features fantastic offers on some beautifuly pieces of Dartington Crystal such as: 

    • Circle Ice Bucket - WAS £37.00 NOW £16.50
    • Dimple Tankard - WAS £50 NOW £20.00
    • Bar Excellence Copa Single Glass - WAS £25.00 NOW £12.50
    • Cooler Jug Ice Lip - WAS £57.50 NOW £30.00
    • Fortuna Dessert Bowl - WAS £69.00 NOW £30.00

    (All slightly imperfect - while stocks last)

    There will also be special offers on other brands such as Portmeirion, Price's Candles, Heathcote & Ivory and our selection of books and toys. 

     

  • Seaton Tramway

    The Polar Express™ Tram Ride - Seaton Tramway

    The Polar Express™ is coming to Seaton Tramway in Devon on selected dates through November & December! Families will enjoy the magical tram ride to Santa's home at the North Pole in one of the specially decorated single deck tramcars, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, a delicious treat, speak to Santa and admire the awesome lights whilst you walk around the North Pole.

    Children will also receive the first gift of Christmas from Santa himself. Upon the return journey you will be able to enjoy singing along to Christmas carols. For the grown-up kids too, this is a trip down memory lane to a traditional Christmas of old.

    A round trip lasts approximately 2 - 2½ hours. There are only a limited number of seats on our snug single deck tramcars for The Polar Express™.

    Tickets Sell out Fast, Visit www.tram.co.uk/polarexpress

Monday, December 24, 2018

  • Events

    Torbay Royal Regatta - Torbay - Events

    One of the most popular events on the English Riviera and great fun for all the family

    Find out more

  • National Marine Aquarium

    Toddler Tuesdays - National Marine Aquarium

    Our Toddler Tuesday sessions run every Tuesday throughout the school term, allowing children between the ages of 2-4 to explore the underwater world.

    Sessions change weekly, focusing on different parts of the aquarium – including exciting activities such as stories, arts and crafts, puppet shows, treasure hunts and, on special occasions, even meeting our friendly aquarium mermaid, Marina!

    Each week we’ll be looking at a different sea theme beginning with a letter of the alphabet.

    Find out more

  • Events

    BREAKFAST & LUNCH WITH SANTA AT BYGONES - Events

    Breakfast 10am, 22nd, 23rd, 24th December 2017

    Lunch 1pm, 22nd, 23rd, (24th- 11.45 Brunch) December 2017

    Enjoy breakfast or lunch, visit the toy workshop where children will meet Father Christmas and receive a gift!

    Adult £9.50, Kids £9.50. Annual ticket holders receive 10% off bookings up to December 1st (subject to availability).

    Booking essential- bookings now being taken! Phone 01803 326108.

    Find out more

  • Haldon Forest Park

    Highway Rat Activity Trail at Haldon Forest - Haldon Forest Park

    The Highway Rat is the latest Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler book to be brought to life on our forest trails.

    Follow the panels, complete activities and interact with the forest as you head on a journey with The Highway Rat and all the characters from the story!

    It is aimed at younger children, but the whole family can enjoy completing activities and spotting characters.

    You can find the trail at the start of the discovery trail and it is about 1.5 miles in length.

    Join the Highway Rat on his journey through the forest with the Highway Rat Activity Pack!

    The kit contains an activity leaflet plus an extra activity sheet, a Highway Rat mask, stickers of the Highway Rat characters, a pencil and a crayon. Buy your activity pack from the rangers office for just £3.

    Find out more

  • Torquay Museum

    FATAL FLU: SPANISH FLU AND THE THREAT OF PANDEMIC - Torquay Museum

    Rapidly spreading and killing millions, the so called “Spanish Flu” of 1918 was the most deadly pandemic in human history. Fatal Flu: Spanish Flu and the Threat of Pandemic, an exciting new project run by Torquay Museum and funded by Wellcome, will explore the personal stories behind this deadly virus and showcase a new and fascinating exhibition.

    Striking like a lethal lottery there was no way to predict who would succumb to this killer virus. Although no one knows for sure it has been estimated that around 500 million people were infected by the Spanish Flu and up to 100 million people died.

    The pandemic struck in 1918 while the world was still in the grip of the biggest war it had ever known. There was great public grief about the war, and to an extent there still is in the commemorations which are held every year. The flu is thought to have killed more people than both world wars combined but it is not remembered in the same way, possibly partially due to the private nature of grief from an illness.

    Wellcome, which funds the Fatal Flu exhibition, exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive. They’re a global charitable foundation, both politically and financially independent. They support scientists and researchers, take on big problems, fuel imaginations and spark debate.

  • Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

    Christmas at Paignton Zoo - Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

    Visit Paignton Zoo this Christmas for some festive fun!

    • Meet Santa in his magical grotto and receive a fantastic present.
    • Hop aboard the Christmas train*
    • Follow the gingerbread trail and pick up a special gift from the elves as you leave (available only for children who have booked to meet Santa).
    • Indulge in festive food and drink at our Island Restaurant**

    Tickets: £9.50 per child (normal Zoo admission prices apply)

    *The train will not run in severe weather conditions.

    **Not included in £9.50 price. 

     

    For just £9.50 children will receive:

    • A Santa meet and greet with present
    • A special gift from the elves upon completion of the gingerbread trail 
    • Christmas train ride for one child and one adult

    When can I meet Santa?

    • Saturday 15th December
    • Sunday 16th December
    • Saturday 22nd December
    • Sunday 23rd December
    • Monday 24th December (morning only)

    How much does it cost?

    Children (up to 15 years): £9.50

    *Please note: This price does NOT include entry to the Zoo. Non-members must pay for day tickets upon arrival, to save time you can buy online at www.paigntonzoo.org.uk

     

    How do I book?

    BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

    Tickets are available here.

    • Tickets will be sold in 5 minute time slots to keep queuing times down.
    • Please do not arrive earlier than 10 minutes before your scheduled time.
    • A maximum of 6 children per time slot will apply.

    Please note: No refunds will be given once a booking has been received.

    Kindly sponsored by Union Square Shopping Centre

  • Dartington Crystal

    The Big Winter Sale - Dartington Crystal

    Grab a bargain in our winter sale, which kicks off on the 17th November! 

    Just in time for Christmas, our winter sale features fantastic offers on some beautifuly pieces of Dartington Crystal such as: 

    • Circle Ice Bucket - WAS £37.00 NOW £16.50
    • Dimple Tankard - WAS £50 NOW £20.00
    • Bar Excellence Copa Single Glass - WAS £25.00 NOW £12.50
    • Cooler Jug Ice Lip - WAS £57.50 NOW £30.00
    • Fortuna Dessert Bowl - WAS £69.00 NOW £30.00

    (All slightly imperfect - while stocks last)

    There will also be special offers on other brands such as Portmeirion, Price's Candles, Heathcote & Ivory and our selection of books and toys. 

     

  • Seaton Tramway

    The Polar Express™ Tram Ride - Seaton Tramway

    The Polar Express™ is coming to Seaton Tramway in Devon on selected dates through November & December! Families will enjoy the magical tram ride to Santa's home at the North Pole in one of the specially decorated single deck tramcars, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, a delicious treat, speak to Santa and admire the awesome lights whilst you walk around the North Pole.

    Children will also receive the first gift of Christmas from Santa himself. Upon the return journey you will be able to enjoy singing along to Christmas carols. For the grown-up kids too, this is a trip down memory lane to a traditional Christmas of old.

    A round trip lasts approximately 2 - 2½ hours. There are only a limited number of seats on our snug single deck tramcars for The Polar Express™.

    Tickets Sell out Fast, Visit www.tram.co.uk/polarexpress

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

  • Events

    Torbay Royal Regatta - Torbay - Events

    One of the most popular events on the English Riviera and great fun for all the family

    Find out more

  • National Marine Aquarium

    Toddler Tuesdays - National Marine Aquarium

    Our Toddler Tuesday sessions run every Tuesday throughout the school term, allowing children between the ages of 2-4 to explore the underwater world.

    Sessions change weekly, focusing on different parts of the aquarium – including exciting activities such as stories, arts and crafts, puppet shows, treasure hunts and, on special occasions, even meeting our friendly aquarium mermaid, Marina!

    Each week we’ll be looking at a different sea theme beginning with a letter of the alphabet.

    Find out more

  • Haldon Forest Park

    Highway Rat Activity Trail at Haldon Forest - Haldon Forest Park

    The Highway Rat is the latest Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler book to be brought to life on our forest trails.

    Follow the panels, complete activities and interact with the forest as you head on a journey with The Highway Rat and all the characters from the story!

    It is aimed at younger children, but the whole family can enjoy completing activities and spotting characters.

    You can find the trail at the start of the discovery trail and it is about 1.5 miles in length.

    Join the Highway Rat on his journey through the forest with the Highway Rat Activity Pack!

    The kit contains an activity leaflet plus an extra activity sheet, a Highway Rat mask, stickers of the Highway Rat characters, a pencil and a crayon. Buy your activity pack from the rangers office for just £3.

    Find out more

  • Torquay Museum

    FATAL FLU: SPANISH FLU AND THE THREAT OF PANDEMIC - Torquay Museum

    Rapidly spreading and killing millions, the so called “Spanish Flu” of 1918 was the most deadly pandemic in human history. Fatal Flu: Spanish Flu and the Threat of Pandemic, an exciting new project run by Torquay Museum and funded by Wellcome, will explore the personal stories behind this deadly virus and showcase a new and fascinating exhibition.

    Striking like a lethal lottery there was no way to predict who would succumb to this killer virus. Although no one knows for sure it has been estimated that around 500 million people were infected by the Spanish Flu and up to 100 million people died.

    The pandemic struck in 1918 while the world was still in the grip of the biggest war it had ever known. There was great public grief about the war, and to an extent there still is in the commemorations which are held every year. The flu is thought to have killed more people than both world wars combined but it is not remembered in the same way, possibly partially due to the private nature of grief from an illness.

    Wellcome, which funds the Fatal Flu exhibition, exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive. They’re a global charitable foundation, both politically and financially independent. They support scientists and researchers, take on big problems, fuel imaginations and spark debate.

  • Dartington Crystal

    The Big Winter Sale - Dartington Crystal

    Grab a bargain in our winter sale, which kicks off on the 17th November! 

    Just in time for Christmas, our winter sale features fantastic offers on some beautifuly pieces of Dartington Crystal such as: 

    • Circle Ice Bucket - WAS £37.00 NOW £16.50
    • Dimple Tankard - WAS £50 NOW £20.00
    • Bar Excellence Copa Single Glass - WAS £25.00 NOW £12.50
    • Cooler Jug Ice Lip - WAS £57.50 NOW £30.00
    • Fortuna Dessert Bowl - WAS £69.00 NOW £30.00

    (All slightly imperfect - while stocks last)

    There will also be special offers on other brands such as Portmeirion, Price's Candles, Heathcote & Ivory and our selection of books and toys. 

     

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

  • Events

    Torbay Royal Regatta - Torbay - Events

    One of the most popular events on the English Riviera and great fun for all the family

    Find out more

  • National Marine Aquarium

    Toddler Tuesdays - National Marine Aquarium

    Our Toddler Tuesday sessions run every Tuesday throughout the school term, allowing children between the ages of 2-4 to explore the underwater world.

    Sessions change weekly, focusing on different parts of the aquarium – including exciting activities such as stories, arts and crafts, puppet shows, treasure hunts and, on special occasions, even meeting our friendly aquarium mermaid, Marina!

    Each week we’ll be looking at a different sea theme beginning with a letter of the alphabet.

    Find out more

  • Haldon Forest Park

    Highway Rat Activity Trail at Haldon Forest - Haldon Forest Park

    The Highway Rat is the latest Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler book to be brought to life on our forest trails.

    Follow the panels, complete activities and interact with the forest as you head on a journey with The Highway Rat and all the characters from the story!

    It is aimed at younger children, but the whole family can enjoy completing activities and spotting characters.

    You can find the trail at the start of the discovery trail and it is about 1.5 miles in length.

    Join the Highway Rat on his journey through the forest with the Highway Rat Activity Pack!

    The kit contains an activity leaflet plus an extra activity sheet, a Highway Rat mask, stickers of the Highway Rat characters, a pencil and a crayon. Buy your activity pack from the rangers office for just £3.

    Find out more

  • Torquay Museum

    FATAL FLU: SPANISH FLU AND THE THREAT OF PANDEMIC - Torquay Museum

    Rapidly spreading and killing millions, the so called “Spanish Flu” of 1918 was the most deadly pandemic in human history. Fatal Flu: Spanish Flu and the Threat of Pandemic, an exciting new project run by Torquay Museum and funded by Wellcome, will explore the personal stories behind this deadly virus and showcase a new and fascinating exhibition.

    Striking like a lethal lottery there was no way to predict who would succumb to this killer virus. Although no one knows for sure it has been estimated that around 500 million people were infected by the Spanish Flu and up to 100 million people died.

    The pandemic struck in 1918 while the world was still in the grip of the biggest war it had ever known. There was great public grief about the war, and to an extent there still is in the commemorations which are held every year. The flu is thought to have killed more people than both world wars combined but it is not remembered in the same way, possibly partially due to the private nature of grief from an illness.

    Wellcome, which funds the Fatal Flu exhibition, exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive. They’re a global charitable foundation, both politically and financially independent. They support scientists and researchers, take on big problems, fuel imaginations and spark debate.

  • Dartington Crystal

    The Big Winter Sale - Dartington Crystal

    Grab a bargain in our winter sale, which kicks off on the 17th November! 

    Just in time for Christmas, our winter sale features fantastic offers on some beautifuly pieces of Dartington Crystal such as: 

    • Circle Ice Bucket - WAS £37.00 NOW £16.50
    • Dimple Tankard - WAS £50 NOW £20.00
    • Bar Excellence Copa Single Glass - WAS £25.00 NOW £12.50
    • Cooler Jug Ice Lip - WAS £57.50 NOW £30.00
    • Fortuna Dessert Bowl - WAS £69.00 NOW £30.00

    (All slightly imperfect - while stocks last)

    There will also be special offers on other brands such as Portmeirion, Price's Candles, Heathcote & Ivory and our selection of books and toys. 

     

Thursday, December 27, 2018

  • Events

    Torbay Royal Regatta - Torbay - Events

    One of the most popular events on the English Riviera and great fun for all the family

    Find out more

  • National Marine Aquarium

    Toddler Tuesdays - National Marine Aquarium

    Our Toddler Tuesday sessions run every Tuesday throughout the school term, allowing children between the ages of 2-4 to explore the underwater world.

    Sessions change weekly, focusing on different parts of the aquarium – including exciting activities such as stories, arts and crafts, puppet shows, treasure hunts and, on special occasions, even meeting our friendly aquarium mermaid, Marina!

    Each week we’ll be looking at a different sea theme beginning with a letter of the alphabet.

    Find out more

  • Haldon Forest Park

    Highway Rat Activity Trail at Haldon Forest - Haldon Forest Park

    The Highway Rat is the latest Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler book to be brought to life on our forest trails.

    Follow the panels, complete activities and interact with the forest as you head on a journey with The Highway Rat and all the characters from the story!

    It is aimed at younger children, but the whole family can enjoy completing activities and spotting characters.

    You can find the trail at the start of the discovery trail and it is about 1.5 miles in length.

    Join the Highway Rat on his journey through the forest with the Highway Rat Activity Pack!

    The kit contains an activity leaflet plus an extra activity sheet, a Highway Rat mask, stickers of the Highway Rat characters, a pencil and a crayon. Buy your activity pack from the rangers office for just £3.

    Find out more

  • Torquay Museum

    FATAL FLU: SPANISH FLU AND THE THREAT OF PANDEMIC - Torquay Museum

    Rapidly spreading and killing millions, the so called “Spanish Flu” of 1918 was the most deadly pandemic in human history. Fatal Flu: Spanish Flu and the Threat of Pandemic, an exciting new project run by Torquay Museum and funded by Wellcome, will explore the personal stories behind this deadly virus and showcase a new and fascinating exhibition.

    Striking like a lethal lottery there was no way to predict who would succumb to this killer virus. Although no one knows for sure it has been estimated that around 500 million people were infected by the Spanish Flu and up to 100 million people died.

    The pandemic struck in 1918 while the world was still in the grip of the biggest war it had ever known. There was great public grief about the war, and to an extent there still is in the commemorations which are held every year. The flu is thought to have killed more people than both world wars combined but it is not remembered in the same way, possibly partially due to the private nature of grief from an illness.

    Wellcome, which funds the Fatal Flu exhibition, exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive. They’re a global charitable foundation, both politically and financially independent. They support scientists and researchers, take on big problems, fuel imaginations and spark debate.

  • Dartington Crystal

    The Big Winter Sale - Dartington Crystal

    Grab a bargain in our winter sale, which kicks off on the 17th November! 

    Just in time for Christmas, our winter sale features fantastic offers on some beautifuly pieces of Dartington Crystal such as: 

    • Circle Ice Bucket - WAS £37.00 NOW £16.50
    • Dimple Tankard - WAS £50 NOW £20.00
    • Bar Excellence Copa Single Glass - WAS £25.00 NOW £12.50
    • Cooler Jug Ice Lip - WAS £57.50 NOW £30.00
    • Fortuna Dessert Bowl - WAS £69.00 NOW £30.00

    (All slightly imperfect - while stocks last)

    There will also be special offers on other brands such as Portmeirion, Price's Candles, Heathcote & Ivory and our selection of books and toys.