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5 things to do in Devon this weekend

PUBLISHED: 14:55 20 November 2017 | UPDATED: 14:55 20 November 2017

Castle Drogo (c) aldisley, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Castle Drogo (c) aldisley, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)


The weekend is fast approaching and for those still deciding how to spend their Friday through to Sunday, we pick 5 of the best ways to spend your weekend in Devon

Ancient Egyptian Activities at Royal Albert Memorial Musuem – November 25

Head to Exeter’s largest museum and go thousands of years into the past as you learn about life and death in Ancient Egypt. There will be a mummification re-enactment, a chance to play the game of Senet and hieroglyphics scribing workshops.

Tickets for the event are £3 per child and there are three different sessions to choose from.

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Sea Symphony at Exeter Cathedral – November 25

Over 250 singers from choral societies across Devon will be coming together to perform Ralph Vaughan Williams’ groundbreaking choral symphony. They will be joined by the Exeter Symphony Orchestra to produce a show whose scale will do Vaughan Williams’ masterful work justice.

Tickets start at £10 and under-16s are free.

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Devon Day at Exeter Racecourse – November 26

Of the seven races running throughout the day, the highlight will inevitably be the Clydesdale race – in support of the Devon Air Ambulance Trust - where this giant breed of horse from Dartmoor pounds the track as their long white feathers trail behind them.

Tickets start at £10 and there will also be entertainment going on throughout the day. A pre-sale offer also gives Devon residents £2 off admission.

Crux Craft Fair at Rattery Village Hall – November 24 – 26

This is Crux’s third year and the specially-chosen makers, crafters and designers will once again be showcasing their high-quality, handmade work in this village on the southern edge of Dartmoor. The Crux café will be open throughout the fair to ensure you stay well-fed while browsing the stalls.

Entry is free and the fair runs from 4pm – 7pm on the Friday and from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Castle Drogo Behind the Scenes Tours – November 25 – 26

Go behind the scenes of the last castle to be built in England and get a view of how the National Trust maintain this Grade I listed building while it is closed for the winter. The tours are conducted on a first come first, served basis with the first tour at 11:15am and the last at 3.20pm.

The tours are free but normal admission applies to Drogo’s other attractions.

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