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Here are some half term activities in the Honiton area.

Honiton 55+ Centre reopens its doors

Re opening after the centres closure last year, Honiton 55+ Centre is hosting an Open Day on Saturday 12th September.

Based at St Michael's Community Centre, Orchard Way, Honiton 55+ Centre will open its doors between 10am and 1pm, offering a variety of attractions such as music, stalls and food to suit the whole family.

To find out more about the event contact the Centre on:01404 43545and speak to Jean or Caroline.

The Deer Park Country House Hotel
Pizzas In THe Park At The Deer Park Country House Hotel
Pizzas In The Park in aid of Devon Blood Bikes

Held on Thursday 3rd September 2015

Kindly volunteering to host our event is The Deer Park Country House Hotel, near Honiton.

This showcase event is being held in order to raise awareness and much needed funding for our chosen charity, Devon Blood Bikes, AKA Devon Freewheelers. Unseen heroes, these guys get absolutely no government funding, and they don't receive any payment from the NHS either! Because of this they are completely self funding with much of the money coming from kind donations and fundraising events such as our 'Pizzas In The Park'.

To find out more about Devon Blood Bikes see their website http://bloodbikes.org

This year, our ambition at East Devon IT, is to raise sufffient funds in order for Devon Blood Bikes to purchase a new emergency response motorcycle, a much required new addition to the fleet.

More About The Evening

A rare opportunity to visit the beautiful private stretch of the River Otter at The Deer Park Country House Hotel, you will discover a hive of wildlife activity and recently Devon's first Beaver population. With the opportunity to meet with The Deer Park's Estate Manager, Oli Forster, you will also have access to the rivers and the restoration of the Georgian Walled Garden.

The Deer Park's new Executive Chef Any Storey will also be there, giving you the opportunity to learn about charcuterie and the parks award winning meats and double rosette food. There will be a wood fired cooking demonstration and you will be able to feast of an award winning range of wood fired pizzas.

The Event Itinerary is as follows:

18.00 Arrival drinks at the clay oven

18.15 River Tour - Oli Forster, The Estate Manager, to going to provide a tour of the beautiful River Otter including Kingfisher Nests, Otters and a Beaver Hunt. Learn about The River Project, involving river husbandry, bank protection, environmental sustainability, habitats and river authorities.

Go on the Walled Garden Tour featuring The Cider Tree, where fresh cider is pumped from the side of a tree. You can also check out the:

  • Chickens
  • Honey
  • Pigs
  • New Orchard Project
  • Walled Garden Project

There will be the opportunity to learn about fruit growing, salads and greenhouses, tip and advice. As well as pick some produce!

19.30 Pizzas In The Park

Experience a cooking demonstration on The Deer Park's wood fired Bushman clay oven.

19.45Deer Park's amazing pizzas. With 4 varieties of wood fired pizzas and dessert pizzas, there is plenty of opportunity to relax, enjoy the beautiful scenery and carry out some social and networking.

20.15The raffle auction of prizes will be held.

20.45An optional Tree House and Summer House tour.


The Deer Park Country House Hotel will also open a bar so that drinks can be purchased.

The cost to attend this event is only £10.00 per person with all proceeds going to Devon Blood Bikes.

Please Email me at martin@eastdevon.it or call 01395 493000 if you would like to attend. If you wish to invite partners, friends, colleagues or clients please let me know their name(s), when you book.

Event Address

The Deer Park Country House Hotel,
Buckerell Village,
EX14 3PG

I Hope you can join us, this promises to be a really enjoyable evening.