Springtime at Princesshay Exeter.

With the apparent change in seasons, hopefully there will be a change in the weather. In an attempt to welcome in Spring, Princesshay in Exeter has an event on which is looking good fun for Devon families.

The event in Princesshay begins on Friday 6th, and includes the following highlights.

  1. Street Entertainment for the whole family

Get creative and colour-in a new art installation – The Pentagon. Designed exclusively for Princesshay, this unique street-art has hand drawn cartoons and felt tips galore, all ready for colouring.

While you colour, you can enjoy the spectacle of Rainbow Stilt Dancers roaming throughout Princesshay.

  1. Style and beauty advice

Need some spring fashion inspiration? Beauty and fashion blogger Chantelle Znideric will be on hand with the latest wardrobe trends for spring. Take a break from shopping and enjoy free makeovers and advice, samples and mini treatments in the beauty area.

  1. Vintage carousel

Enjoy some nostalgic entertainment with the vintage carousel in Princesshay square. Rides cost £2 a go with 50p from each ride going to Princesshay’s charity of the year, FORCE cancer charity.

  1. Live music throughout the day

Some of Exeter’s best artists will be performing in Princesshay square – take a moment to stop and listen to some of the city’s local talent.

  1. Freebies and games 

Try the spin to win gift card game in the centre outside New Look and be in with the chance to win on-the-spot prizes.

  1. Kookybooths FREE photo booth

Grab your friends and family for a snap in the spring-inspired photo booth, with a free print for every visitor.

  1. Colourful Umbrellas

Princesshay has teamed up with In Exeter to bring the colourful umbrella installation to the city. Local shoppers and tourists can admire the bright spring coloured umbrellas in Princesshay and on Exeter High Street. Keep an eye on Princesshay’s social media for the colourful umbrella photo competition.

  1. Win a £500 gift card

Princesshay has teamed up with Heart to run a competition for two weeks from the 23rd March – 6th April.

Find the winning window in Princesshay for your chance to win, once you have found the window, you will be a step closer to winning that £500 gift card.

(A collaboration post with Princesshay)

#MySundayPhoto – Remains of Winter

“It never snows in Exeter.”
Words I’m sure I said, just a few weeks ago.

This was taken just as our second snow storm in about two weeks was thawing away.

I guess, the question is. Is it going to snow again over Easter? Or will we actually get a chance to sort out the garden?

Photalife

Exploring National Trust – Knightshayes in Devon

In an attempt to use the holiday allowance that my stress levels wish that I had used by now, I’m on holiday this week. This has given us the chance for some child-free exploring. Today we checked out the National Trust – Knightshayes property by Tiverton here in Devon.

First, and overall impression of the Knightshayes estate is how tranquil it seemed! While I’m sure it can get busy during the school holidays / Christmas time, off peak – it did feel very peaceful.

We spent the majority of the little amount of time that we had exploring the historic house at Knightshayes, sadly as time ticked away, we didn’t get a chance to explore the wider estate. But what we saw, was a lot of space for small people to run around, and I’ve seen a photo online of what looked like a great climbing frame that I’m sure that the our little person would love.

I’m not going to write a full blown review of our trip, due to our lack of exploration, but I’d like to share a few pics of the estate, after-all they say a picture is worth a thousand words.

Have you explored Knightshayes? What would you suggest we look for, when we go back with our small one?

What My Fridge Says

#MySundayPhoto – A Walk In The Snow

What a week!

It never snows in Exeter. At the end of this week we weren’t able to drive out the driveway at one point. (And my poor bike almost looked like it was getting buried at one point)

All this snow, makes choosing just one picture difficult. I liked this as it was a little different to the normal “toy photos” that I take.

I was tempted to choose a smiling little person picture – but there were so many of those to choose from!

 

Photalife

#MySundayPhoto -Exploring Killerton

The other day, we finally decided to take the leap.

With National Trust – Killerton just down the road, we figured it was about time.

We finally signed up to National Trust membership, and explored Killerton on Sunday evening .

I had forgotten how beautiful that area is, and its just down the road.

Photalife

#MySundayPhoto – A Winters Walk

We’ve managed to have a rare event this Christmas, as between the two of us we’ve been able to get a good amount of time off AT THE SAME TIME AS EACH OTHER between Christmas and New Years… Other wise known as Limbo time.

This was taken at the start of a walk along the Canal towards the Double Locks pub here in Exeter.

If you’ve had the last few days off, I hope you’ve had a good and relaxing time. If you’ve been at work, I hope you know you are awesome.

 

Photalife

#MySundayPhoto – Chickens!

Spent a bit of time today feeding, and being a bit gobsmacked at the amount of Chickens at Greendale Farm.

For the record they were all free range, and they had plenty of space… they just didn’t want to use it…

(Side note, Greendale was also visited by Santa while we were there. The only one that the LO has ever really been happy with!)

Photalife

#MySundayPhoto – Viewing Over The Exeter Christmas Market

Took advantage of some time off this week, to spend some time back at the Exeter Christmas Market.

Adventuring up a viewing tower, I was struck by the sight of the Royal Clarence Hotel (which was destroyed back in October 2016), over looking the food court section of the Exeter Market.

Photalife