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Wednesday, 08 February 2012
Half Term Fun at Buckland Abbey, Garden & Estate
There is so much to see and do at Buckland Abbey, Garden & Estate; whether you want to take part in one of the events, or simply enjoy a walk or visit to the Abbey, there really is something for everyone. Come along and join in with one of the many drop in craft workshops for children. Join local artist Claire Packer and have a go at tile painting (11 & 16 February), learn the art of felt making (12 & 18 February), make your own concertina book (13 February) or try your hand at silk painting (15 February). Why not try textile printing and design your own t-shirt? (17 February, bring your own t- shirt). ? Get out and explore the estate with a guided walk through the woodland (14 February) led by Buckland’s estate team; try out the new letterbox trail or take a leisurely stroll around the gardens. With a new garden, a range of estate walks and a variety of activities throughout the school holidays, there’s plenty to see and do this February at Buckland Abbey, Garden & Estate. There are many more exciting events going on at Buckland throughout the year, so be sure to pick up an events leaflets, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/buckland or telephone 01822 853607 for more details. The Abbey, Garden, Restaurant, Shop and Craft Workshop are open daily between 11 and 19 February and on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 24 February and 4 March 11:00-4:30. From 9 March we are open daily 10:30 – 5:30 until 4th November.
Following its huge popularity in 2011, Tree Surfers will be running regular Mountain Bike workshops throughout the year. The first workshop is on Thursday 16th February during the half term break and is open to everyone over 12 years old, bikes and helmets are provided. The session will start at Tree Surfers and then make use of the Tamar Trails running through the Tavistock Woodland Estate. The mountain bike instructors at Tree Surfers are aiming to improve confidence in off road biking and encourage riders to build their technical skills. This is a great activity for the family to do together. Other activities available at Tree Surfers this half term include the amazing tree top high ropes course, the Tree Jump, Archery sessions and bike hire. With the Tamar Trails developing all the time, this is a great opportunity to get out and explore them by foot or by bike, they are free to use. When you have finished exploring pop into the Beech cafe at Tree Surfers for a cup of tea.
Glow along to Living Coasts Torquay’s coastal zoo is glowing in the dark this half term. A new event entitled Glow is shining a light on the mysterious world of bioluminescence. Living Coasts senior presenter Chloe Garland explained: “Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organism. Also known as living light, it’s a natural phenomenon – all sorts of species do it, from fireflies (Lampyridae) to cookie cutter sharks (Isistius brasiliensis). Come to Living Coasts to find out which species make their own light, how and why!” There will be extra activities and games throughout half term week, including a trail with prizes to be won, plus face painting, bubble machines, a bioluminescence DVD and group activities. There’s a new glowing underwater world in the under fives play area and children can create their very own glowing species. For more information go to www.livingcoasts.org.uk or ring 0844 474 3366.
Two Beautiful hotels… one stunning location!
The Two Bridges’ unique, riverside location at the very heart of Dartmoor with sweeping lawns down to The River Dart provides a wonderful Moorland setting. www.twobridges.co.uk The Bedford Hotel, elegance at the very heart of Tavistock; formerly home to The Duke of Bedford, has a grand and welcoming ambience. www.bedford-hotel.co.uk Each Hotel takes great pride in tailoring all of the Wedding Reception arrangements to your own individual requirements. Your day is important to us and we enjoy working with you to make it an unforgettable occasion.
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