Boatload of activities on in Honiton as council puts spotlight on what the town has to offer

PUBLISHED: 14:00 22 May 2019 | UPDATED: 09:52 30 May 2019

The Story Boat Picture; Gail McGarva

The Story Boat Picture; Gail McGarva


East Devon district Council will be shining the spotlight on town amenities in it #inHoniton event.

Honiton Events Week. Logo EDDCHoniton Events Week. Logo EDDC

A bumper programme of events is taking place in Honiton as part of a district council initiative to promote its amenities.

Almost two dozen activities are being put on in the town from this Saturday (May 25) to next Friday.

The initiative is called '#inhoniton' and celebrates the town's parks, nature reserves, arts and community and fitness centres, which are supported by East Devon District Council.

Mark Williams, the council's chief executive said: "We are looking forward to delivering #inhoniton events week and to meeting Honiton's community."

Making charcoal. Picture: Robert DarchMaking charcoal. Picture: Robert Darch

Events taking place are:

● Saturday, May 25, 5.30pm; #inhoniton launch/garden party, Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG)

● Monday, May, 27, 9.30 - 11.30am; Nature Walk, Knapp Copse

● Monday, May, 27, 2pm - 3pm; learn how East Devon's parks are managed, East Devon Business Centre

Honiton Swimming PoolHoniton Swimming Pool

● Tuesday, May 28, 7am - 8.30pm; taster gym/exercise classes at LED Honiton Leisure Centre

● Tuesday, May 28, 10am - noon; circus skills, outside Honiton Family Church

● Tuesday, May 28, 11am - 3pm; drop-in family paper sculpture workshop, THG

● Tuesday, May 28, 11am - 2pm; BBQ masterclass, Offwell Woods

The Glen, HonitonThe Glen, Honiton

● Tuesday, May 28, 11am - 3pm; Family storytelling workshop, THG

● Wednesday, May 29, 10am - 3pm; Honiton Bottom Family Wildlife Day

● Wednesday, May 29, 10.30am - noon; Woolly Wednesday, THG

● Wednesday, May 29, 1.30 - 3pm; Early Years Creative Session, THG

● Wednesday, May 29, 2pm - 4pm; Honiton Dragons event, Beehive

● Thursday, May 30, 7am - 7pm; taster gym/exercise classes LED Honiton Leisure Centre

● Thursday May, 30, 10am - 11am; Honiton Waggy Walk, Honiton Bottom

● Thursday, May 30, 11am - 2pm; Go Wild in Honiton - nature activities at the Beehive

● Thursday, May 30, 11am - 3pm; felting workshop, THG

● Thursday, May 30, 11am - 12.30pm; Ways2Wellbeing event Honiton Leisure Centre

● Thursday, May 30, 2pm - 3pm; Wow with a windowbox, East Devon Business Centre

● Thursday, May 30, 2pm - 4pm; Tour of the Glen

● Friday, May 31, 10am - 1pm; Gittisham Hill Heritage walk

● Friday, May 31, 10.30am - 1pm; Mindfulness for Depression Course, Thelma Hulbert Gallery

● Friday, May 31, 6pm -8pm; outdoor cinema screening of Christopher Robin, Allhallows play area

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