Browsing: What’s on in Sidmouth

Visitors to The Donkey Sanctuary, at Sidmouth, over the holidays will have a chance to win an Easter egg if they take part in a new spring trail. Drizzle the donkey is challenging visitors to the sanctuary to explore and discover some of the wildlife at the site, following clues on a trail sheet in a bid to spot animals and plants. Drizzle’s Green Guardians Easter Trail is £5 to enter. Entry to The Donkey Sanctuary is free. A spokesman for the animal charity said: “The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth makes the perfect free family day out this Easter while the…

A mega round-up of news from across East Devon – including community stories and photos from Exmouth, Seaton, Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Exeter, Cranbrook, Axminster, Honiton, Ottery St Mary, plus crime, business, farming, what’s on.  Honiton Affordable homes have been announced for Honiton after 90 were sold by a developer to Sovereign Network Group (SNG). SNG bought the homes in a deal with housing developer Baker Estates on the 291-home site at the Hayne Lane area of the town. The properties are a mixture of one and two-bedroom flats, plus two and three-bedroom houses. Of the new homes, SNG has made…

Sidmouth air show has been shelved for 2024 after it was revealed the Red Arrows could not take part. In recent years crowds in their thousands have flocked to Sidmouth seafront to watch the Red Arrows and free aerial entertainment laid on by the town council as part of the annual Regatta celebrations. But this year the August Regatta celebrations are taking a fresh twist – and the Sidmouth air show a break – after it was announced the Red Arrows are already booked to perform overseas. Sidmouth Town Council said the ‘difficult decision’ to pull the 2024 airshow had…

Read a round-up of news from across East Devon – including stories from Exmouth, Sidmouth, Honiton, East Budleigh, Seaton and Woodbury. East Devon The district council has announced a three-year extension with its waste and recycling contractor, SUEZ. East Devon District Council said the extended contract would mean SUEZ ‘will work with the district to continue to put residents at the forefront of innovative recycling and waste services, with plans to introduce several electric recycling collection vehicles, continued initiatives to make it easier to recycle more, and provide residents with an excellent service’. The extension, until 2026, will mark a 20-year…

Sidmouth promises to be full of festive cheer this weekend when one of the town’s oldest residents kick-starts celebrations at the grand Christmas light switch-on. Sidmouth resident Olive Flynn, aged 97, has been named as the festive VIP invited to flick the switch and launch the town’s festive season. The town’s Christmas light switch-on has been announced for Saturday, November 18, with the festive fun starting at around 3.30pm. Councillor Chris Lockyear, Chair of the town council, said: “It is entirely fitting that all parts of our community are recognised to lead our light switch-on. “Last year we had the…

Sidmouth Air Show 2023 will return to the town on Friday, August 25 and organisers have released full details of the popular event – what time it starts, where you can park and watch. The annual regatta air show 2023, starts at 5pm. The Red Arrows are due to fly over Sidmouth seafront at around 6.30pm. What to see, Friday, August 25: Afternoon: Sidmouth Giants on the Esplanade – 12-foot high processional figures A Red Arrows merchandise pod and food village at The Ham 4pm: A seafront (Clifton end) cyclepast from the Red Arrows on bikes 4.30pm: A seafront (Port…

Broadcaster and television presenter Jeremy Vine will be in Sidmouth on Saturday (August 19) hosting the Last Night of the Proms event in Connaught Gardens. Tickets, costing £7.50, are still available for Sidmouth Town Band’s summer evening event, at the town beauty spot overlooking the sea. As well as Jeremy Vine hosting the event, opera singer soloist Marie Elliott has been billed to perform. The concert starts at 7.30pm and the lawned area of the gardens is open from 6pm. Limited tickets are still available for the event, although the organisers are warning they are ‘running out fast’. A spokesman…

Sidmouth is gearing up to host the 69th annual folk festival with performances by The Fisherman’s Friends, Barbara Dickinson, Lindisfarne, Cara Dillon and Seth Lakeman among the recently-announced line-up. The week-long event, returning for the 69th consecutive year, runs from August 4 to 11 and features 100s of live performances across a host of indoor and outside venues. Special pre-festival headline shows, on Thursday, August 3, have been revealed as The Fisherman’s Friends and on Friday, August 4, Barbara Dickson, with Nick Holland. And a children’s festival and youth music sessions, for youngsters aged 12-17, takes place in the town. A spokeswoman for…

Top entertainment The Red Arrows and a host of aerial acrobatics have been confirmed as the Sidmouth Airshow 2023 line-up is revealed. Sidmouth Air Show 2023 – what time it starts, where to park and watch Sidmouth Town Council confirmed the RAF aerobatic team the Red Arrows will headline this year’s airshow on Friday, August 25, as part of the town’s regatta weekend. The family fun off the seafront is expected to start at around 5pm. Extra parking will be available as 1000s of visitors are expected to flock to Sidmouth for the aerial entertainment. And a water safety zone…

Wildlife bingo and a free botany walk will be held The Donkey Sanctuary as part of the first ever biodiversity festival, beginning in Sidmouth today (Monday, June 5, until Sunday, June 11). The animal sanctuary’s ecology and conservation team will host a botany walk on Thursday, June 8, from 10am until noon, and wildlife bingo on Sunday, June 11, from 10.30am until 12.30pm. Tickets are free and can be booked online. The Sidmouth Biodiversity Festival, organised by the Sid Valley Biodiversity Group, features a week of wildlife-themed talks, guided walks and children’s activities. The sanctuary’s botany walk, on June 8,…

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