Discover Lupton House - South Devon AONB Event
Sunday 5 February, 1.30pm
Lupton is a house and estate with many stories to tell! From grand families to US soldiers and school children, many people have stepped through the doors and roamed the gardens. Now in the safe hands of the Lupton Trust, the house is carefully and respectfully being restored to its former glory. Come and explore for yourself on a guided tour and discover more about the history, and future, of this magical estate. Come early and enjoy refreshments in the library from 12.30pm. Short walk in grounds.
Adults £4, child £2
Meet at Lupton House, Churston Ferrers, Brixham. TQ5 0LD
Family Ghost Tours at Dartmouth Castle
Thursday 9th Feb 6pm & 8pm
Enjoy a special ghost tour of Dartmouth Castle at night led by our historical characters. Explore every part of this atmospheric site including the Gun Battery and its maze of spooky passages. Hear tales of times gone by and bewareof any unexpected visitors who may be lurking round the corner!
Adults £15/Children £10.50. English Heritage Members £12/Children £8.40. Minimum age is 8 years for children.
Booking essential: 0870 3331183. www.english-heritage.org.uk/dartmouth
Dartmouth Farmers Market
Old Market Square 9am - 1pm
Held on the second Saturday of each month. Pop along & support your local producers and buy local, fresh top quality food & plants.
An initiative of the South Hams Agricultural Forum and supported by South Hams District Council
Nest Box Making held by Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust
Tuesday 14 February 10am -2pm
Out feathered friends will soon begin looking for safe places to build their nests – invite them into your garden by building them a nest box in our workshop. It can be fun to watch as the birds fly in and out, and see what species you can spot! Event run as part of
National Nest Box week.
Meet at Occombe Farm Education Centre,10am – 12pm
Cost: £7.50 per box
Booking is essential on 01803 606035
It's that time of year again.
Come in & feel the love, there will be Valentines themed biscuits & a glass of bubbles for the ladies when you come & bring your loved one in for breakfast!
Give a bird a home it's National Nest Box Week!
14th - 21st February 2012
this is your chance for you to encourage the birds in your garden to come home to roost!
Organised by the British Trust for Ornithology, or BTO, the week is an important one for all the brilliant birds we have in the UK, from Robins to Owls!
The idea behind the week is to get us all to put up nest boxes in our local areas, not only to protect the wildlife we already have, but to encourage even more birds to brood in our backyards!
And don't worry if, like me, you've never put up a bird box before. At the official National Nest Box Week website, there are lots of hints and tips to get you started, as well as information on how to monitor the box and see what kind of wildlife you're likely to attract!
For more details visit http://www.bto.org/nnbw/index.htm
Jupiter, Mars and the Winter Sky - held by Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust
Saturday 18 February 7pm - 9pm
Enjoy a night under the glorious winter sky with astronomer Chris Proctor.We will explore Venus, Jupiter and Mars and sights including the Great Orion Nebula and the Andromeda Galaxy, hot drink in hand.
Wrap up well, it will be cold! If cloudy we will enjoy a presentation in the visitor centre.
Meet at the Berry Head Main Car Park, 7pm - 9pm
Cost: Adults & Children £5
Booking is essential on 01803 606035
On Tuesday 21st February we will be flipping up a storm for Shrove Tuesday with our one-day only pancake menu.
It will include the traditional lemon & sugar combination and the thick American-style breakfast pancakes with maple syrup & bacon or banana, blueberries......you choose your favourite.
Oh & who can beat Ralph's Record of 8 Pancakes.....and that was before he even got to school!!!
National Marmalade Week & Marmalade Awards
We love marmalade we do....!!!
So, why not pop in and have a piece of toast on us & try our fabulous homemade marmalade. Kate's been busy bubbling up batches of the stuff...we've got our famous Christmas-style marmalade and one laced with whiskey too.