Give Back: Be a beekeeper for the day

Give Back: Be a beekeeper for the day


1. Give Back: Be a beekeeper for the day

Tucked away in the North Devonshire countryside is Quince Honey Farm, where budding beekeepers and nature lovers can turn their hand to this all-important sustainable craft.

Beekeeper tending to beehive

On a 1-day taster, you’ll get an insight into bees and beekeeping, before taking a look at the inner workings of the hive and tending to the bees themselves. There’s plenty of honey to taste, too, and you’ll be treated to a freshly prepared lunch to keep you fuelled for your eco-friendly day on the farm. If you happen to miss out on a spot on the full-day course, the farm also hosts daily 30-minute beekeeping taster sessions. 

Quince Honey Farm

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2. Make friends with a donkey


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Sidmouth’s Donkey Sanctuary supports working donkeys around the world. And on a Donkey Experience Day at their charity headquarters, you can groom, muck out and care for these gentle giants.

The Donkey Sanctuary

3. Uncover Exeter’s Underground Passages


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Dating back to the 14th century and stretching 425 metres across the city, Exeter’s medieval passages are brimming with stories of war, plague and sieges. They’re also the only ones in Britain open to the public.

Exeter's Underground Passages

4. Join an absinthe masterclass

Doctor Ink’s Curiosities is a quirky cocktail parlour in Exeter, specialising in Victorian recipes. At their absinthe workshop, you can knock back five tastings, a cocktail and a cheese and charcuterie board.

Doctor Ink's Curiosities
12 Nov 2019(last updated)