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A few clues for entrants to our competition!

Here are a few things you can do during your stay at Huxtable Farm……………..Feed the hens and collect their eggs, identify bats at dusk, enjoy the beautiful colours of the leaves in the woodland whilst taking a bracing walk around

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‘Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness…………..

  With the apple trees bowed under the weight of all the fruit at the moment, you may wonder what to do with them all.  After all, there’s only so many pies and crumbles you can eat.  Well the picturesque

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Get pressing those apples!

The annual Cider and Apple Festival at Killerton House is fast approaching! Guests at Hele Payne Farm particularly enjoy collecting the apples on the farm and taking them to be pressed. They can then bring the resulting apple juice home

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Step back in time and watch the heavy horses………..next time!

On the weekend of 12th & 13th August Jonathan and Fiona Waterer kindly hosted a Working Heavy Horse event at Higher Bidacott Farm in North Devon.   The event was held in aid of the Addington Fund and Chittlehampton Church. Many

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The history of Hot Penny day……

Honiton Hot Pennies Ceremony dates back to the 13th Century, when Honiton was granted a Royal Charter, the ceremony remained unbroken for several hundred years, and to this day has always taken place on the first Tuesday after July 19th.

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The Red Arrows AND the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight!

Not only have Sidmouth Town Council secured a booking for another spectacular aerial display by the Red Arrows in Sidmouth this year, but they are delighted to be able to host the historic Memorial Flight (BBMF) consisting of Spitfire and

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Do you fancy a night at the theatre? Try the Manor Pavilion at Sidmouth……..

This beautiful and very popular theatre is situated in the heart of Sidmouth. It seats 277 with raised seating and is open all year round, covering all aspects of entertainment at affordable prices.  Visitors can enjoy plays, musicals, comedies, concerts,

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Sidmouth Literary Festival  23rd-25th June

The programme for the 2017 Sidmouth Literary Festival is now available to collect from Winstone’s bookshop or various outlets around East Devon.  Alternatively you can have a look at the Events page at http://sidmouthlitfest.co.uk/ for full listings.  The line up includes Sophie

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The story of a castle as told for children and then for the adults!

Entertain your children over Easter: The story of Lawrence Castle (Children’s Workshop) Have you spotted the big white castle from the viewpoint on the Discovery Trail at Haldon Forest?  Why not learn a little bit about its colourful history and

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A productive day of making Seville orange and lemon marmalade!

It’s that time of year again, when I set to making lots of pots of delicious marmalade for the guests to enjoy during their stay. Liz www.churchapproach.co.uk Here’s a recipe from the BBC Good Food Guide: Ingredients 4 Seville orange

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