Full breakdown of half-term fun
Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth, half-term week.
Among the charity's half-term events is a spring holiday hunt on February 15, from 10am to 4pm. Have fun finding 10 hidden wooden flowers. £1 per entry. On February 20 is the spring creation station from 10am to 4pm. Have your face painted or plant your own mini spring garden, £3 for one activity or £5 for both.
Animate with Shaun the Sheep, Eden Project, Cornwall, February 16 to 24.
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Take part in model making workshops with Aardman experts, learn how to animate and view Shaun the Sheep screenings. Plus enjoy Eden's ice rink.
Multi Activity Pick and Mix Days, Haven Banks Outdoor Centre, Exeter, half-term week.
Enjoy an adventurous half-term break by climbing, sailing, kayaking, raft building and much more.
House of Marbles, Bovey Tracey, open daily.
For free half-term fun visit the working glass and fun factory set in a historic pottery. See its marble runs and try out its new play garden.
Bugs and Slugs Trail, Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton, near Exeter, February 16 to 24, 11am to 4pm.
See if you can find the special bugs and slugs hidden around the Castle Drogo garden. Normal admission applies, plus £1.50 per trail.
Bird Box Making, Escot, Ottery St Mary, February 19 to 20, 10.30am to 4pm.
Learn more about native birds and get creative making your own wooden bird box to take home with the guidance of our Escot Nature Rangers. Members £5 per box, non-members £5.
Dora the Explorer, Crealy, Exeter, February 19.
Meet Dora the Explorer at Crealy at intervals throughout the day. Crealy will be open daily during half term from February 16 to 24, and will be running 'Explorer's Week'.
Red Squirrel Day, Escot, Ottery St Mark, February 21, 10am to 5pm.
Enjoy a variety of great activities for the whole family including face painting, storytelling, games and the great nut hunt. Free entry for children.
Events and activities
Exeter City Football Courses, half-term week, various venues and times.
ECFC community charity is extending its range of popular children's football roadshows with four different events in Exeter, and other areas. Details: 01392 255611 or visit www.exetercityfitctrust.org.uk
Exetreme Imagination Festival, various venues, February 16 to 24.
An Exeter-based festival offering a wealth of literature-based events for young people. The diverse range includes author events, performances, exhibitions, films, story-telling and writing workshops and the Family Forum Festival. Visit www.artsandcultureexeter.co.uk
TeamXtreme Workshops and Exhibitions, Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World, Haldon Forest, various dates.
As part of the Exetreme Imagination Festival, "box tales" workshops are being held on February 19 and 22, from 1pm to 4pm, for ages 11 to 18. The CCANW gallery will host a teen-friendly writing space from February 16 to March 3. Visit www.ccanw.co.uk
Animated Exeter, February 18 to 23, various venues.
From traditional stop motion and drawn animation to CGI visual effects and games development, Animated Exeter – the largest public animation festival in the UK – has it all. Visit www.animatedexeter.co.uk
Animation and Printmaking Workshop, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton, February 19, 11am to 4pm.
Explore animation and printmaking guided by Josh Gaunt and Double Elephant Print Workshop. Drop-in workshop with suggested donation of £2 a child. Also a Meet the Animators demonstration on February 21 from 10am to 4pm. Admission free.
Tudor Games, St Nicholas Priory, The Mint, Exeter, February 20 to 22, 10.30am to 12.30pm, and 1.30pm to 3.30pm.
Never played shovegroat? Then this is your chance to learn some great medieval and Tudor board games.
Theatre and Shows
Memories of Childhood, New Theatre, Exeter, February 19 to 23.
An exploration of childhood is being staged in association with Riptide Journal and told through playful physicality, music, dance and imagery. Suitable for ages 12 and above. Tickets £8 adults, £6 u16s. Call 01392 277189.
Freddy Dare and the Ginger Robber, Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter, February 19 to March 9.
A family show telling the story of an 11-year-old boy using film, theatre, songs and dance, which promises laughs as well as packing an emotional punch. Call 01392 434169.
Frankenstein, Exeter Phoenix, February 20, 2.30pm and 7.30pm.
This silly but tender story of unrequited love, confused monsters and science gone mad promises to hit the spot. Tickets £10 or £6 concessions. Call 01392 667080.
Kids Variety Show, Exmouth Pavilion, February 20, 1pm.
Presented to you by Fame Factory Spotlight, expect fun, magic, puppets, balloon modelling, prizes and more. Tickets £6 adults, children £5 and families £4.50 each. Call 01395 222477.
Really Wild Encounters, Clyst Hydon Village Hall, near Exeter, February 20, 10am to 12.30pm.
Meet and learn about some of the animals that share the planet with us in a interactive and educational show. Adults £1, children aged two and above £3.50, under-twos free. Call 01884 277898.
Madagascar Live, Westpoint, Exeter, February 21 to 24, various times.
The first arena tour of DreamWorks Madagascar is coming to Exeter, brought vividly to life by imaginative sets and costumes, action-packed adventure and spectacular new songs. Tickets £20 to £50. Call 08444 99 99 55.
Daniel's Demons, Barnfield Theatre, Exeter, February 22 and 23.
Everyone has their demons, but not everyone's are called Graham and Trevor. Daniel's Demons is the story of a loving, accepting family with an alternative view of normality. Tickets £6. Shows at 7.30pm with a Saturday matinee at 4pm. Call 01392 271808.
Glorious Food, Exeter Northcott Theatre, February 23.
A workshop for young writers aged eight to 11. Bring your imagination and design magical menus. The workshop will include some tasty treats. Tickets £2. Call 01392 493493.
Animation premiere: Exetreme Imagination, February 19, 11am to 4pm.
Watch the premiere of bite-sized films scripted, acted and directed by young people and their families and filmed at St Nicholas Priory, Exeter. Also, try on Tudor costume and throw Shakespearean insults at each other. Free drop-in.
Flickbook Animation, February 20, 10.30am to 12.30pm, and 1.30pm to 3.30pm.
Make simple animations and pop up pictures just with paper. £2.
Flower Power, February 21, 10.30am to 12.30pm, and 1.30p, to 3.30pm.
Be inspired by RAMM's Petal Power exhibition to make your own patterns. £2. RAMM, 01392 265858.