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Christmas Countdown


With just 4 more sleeps until the big day all the little people are very excited. The rest of us are busy wrapping presents and hastily writing cards that we have forgotten.

Exeter like any other city in the country is filled with shoppers getting their last few presents or those annoying people that manage to do the whole lot in one day!!

I found this lovely old picture and thought it would be nice to share it with you all.

Happy Christmas to you all.

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Happy Christmas








We at Team removals would like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers old and new a very Happy Christmas and a very prosperous New Year.

We have had a very busy year here and our lads have worked hard to ensure our high standard of customer service. We understand what a stressful experience moving can be and take pride in our team working to make sure your move runs as smoothly as possible.
We hope that everyone we have already moved this year is looking forward to Christmas in their new home and we look forward to moving many more in 2017.

We are closed between Christmas and New year but our answer phone and email messages will be checked daily.

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Where’s Santa in Devon? 2016


With just 16 more sleeps until Christmas, we thought it might be helpful to give you a list of places Santa can be found before the big day.

Ongoing until Christmas Eve

The Santa Experience

Various Venues across Devon

Until 24 December. Enjoy a truly unforgettable visit to your home from Mother and Father Christmas. With songs and tales from the North Pole. Prices from just £60. Enhanced DBS cleared. Book early to avoid disappointment – call 01395 233874.

Daily until 24 December

Santa’s Igloo Grotto

Barnstaple, Green Lanes Shopping Centre, EX31 1UL

See Santa in his magical frozen igloo grotto. Father Christmas will be looking forward to meeting lots of children and will be assisted by his ever helpful elves. Each child will be gifted a present. For details call 01271 322278

20, 26 and 27 November; 3, 4 10, 11, 17, 18, 19 to 22 December

House of Marbles Christmas Grotto

Near Bovey Tracey, House of Marbles, TQ13 9DS

Each year Father Christmas visits his themed grotto at the House of Marbles. Grotto entry costs just £6.50 per child and includes a free balloon, badge and gift. Visit from 10am – 3pm. Visit

20, 26, 27 November & 1 to 24 December

Santa’s Magical Kingdom

Ottery St Mary, Otter Nurseries, EX11 1LZ

Take a magical journey through a charming, interactive grotto experience. Tickets in advance only and cost £8.99 per child. See

27 November, 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24 December

Christmas Nativity Plays at Pennywell

Buckfastleigh, Pennywell Farm, TQ11 0LT

Watch a magical Nativity performance. Afterwards children will be able to visit Father Christmas and receive a gift in his festive grotto. A warm festive welcome then awaits in Henny Penny’s Café. Call 01364 642023 or visit

27 November, 3, 4 December

Breakfast with Santa

Buckfastleigh, Pennywell Farm, TQ11 0LT

Enjoy a hearty breakfast before watching the magical Nativity performance. Afterwards visit Father Christmas and receive a gift. Call 01364 642023 or visit

3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16 to 24 December

The Polar Express™ on Seaton Tramway

Seaton Tramway, EX12 2NQ

Families will enjoy the magical tram ride to Santa’s home at the North Pole in one of the specially decorated single deck tramcars, a delicious treat, and speak to Santa. Visit or call 01297 20375

During weekends 3 & 4; 10 & 11; 17 & 18; Daily on 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 December

Santa’s Interactive Storytime

Exeter, Crealy, EX5 1DR

Visit Santa in his warm and cosy grotto for Santa’s Interactive Storytime. Hear magical tales of his festive adventures. All who visit Santa in his grotto will be given a special treat. For details visit or call 01395 233200

4, 10, 11, and from 17 to 24 December

Santa by Steam

South Devon Railway, TQ11 0DZ

Santa Claus will be stepping aboard his specially decorated grotto trains from Buckfastleigh to Totnes this December. Advance booking is essential. Ring 01364 644370 or, to check availability, visit

4, 10, 11, 17 – 24 December

Santa’s Grotto at The BIG Sheep

Bideford, The BIG Sheep, EX39 5AP

Go to Santa’s welcoming log cabin where he will be waiting along with his elves to distribute the magic of Christmas. Presents will be given to all the children who’ve been good. Visit:

10, 11, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24 December

Santa in the Caves

Kents Cavern, Torquay, TQ1 2JF

Join Santa and the gang for another magical Christmas adventure underground. Watch the pantomime show around the caverns with interactive festive fun. Every child aged 2-12 will receive a gift from Santa. Go to or call 01803 215136

On selected dates throughout December.

Visit Santa at the World of Country Life

Exmouth, Sandy Bay, World of Country Life, EX8 5BY

Jump on Santa’s Christmas Deer Train and go for a ride to hand-feed the herd of red deer before visiting the Victorian Christmas Street. Go to Santa’s cottage workshop for Christmas arts and crafts. Call 01395 274533


11 and 18 December

Father Christmas visits Coleton Fishacre

Kingswear, Coleton Fishacre, TQ6 0EQ

Father Christmas will be making an appearance at Coleton Fishacre again this Christmas. Meet Father Christmas in his grotto, and collect your present from him. Call 01803 842382

Until 23 December

Father Christmas visits Knighthayes

Tiverton, Knighthayes, EX16 7RQ

Visit Father Christmas and do some craft with one of his elves in his busy workshop. See the house decorated for a traditional Victorian Christmas, write a letter to the North Pole and stretch your legs with a winter walk. Call 01884 254665

From 10 December
Also 11 December

Living Coasts’ Festive Weekend

Torquay, Living Coasts, TQ1 2BG

Follow a Christmas trail that will lead children to Santa. Meet Spiderman and Batman, plus Anna and Elsa from Frozen. Watch Santa’s elves feed the penguins and enjoy some festive face painting. Call 0844 474 3366 or go to

From 10 December
Also 11, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 December

Santa at The Milky Way

Clovelly, The Milky Way, EX39 5RY

Enjoy a fun-filled festive day – with a visit from Father Christmas, gingerbread decorating and crafts. Father Christmas and his elves will be in their grotto where children will receive a free gift. Visit

From 10 December

Also on 10, 11, 17 and 18 December

Father Christmas visits Castle Drogo

Near Drewsteignton, Castle Drogo, EX6 6PB

Father Christmas will be paying a special visit to Castle Drogo, children can follow the trail through the garden to find him and receive a festive gift (£2.50). For details ring 01647 434111

From 10 December
And 17 December
Father Christmas at Bernaville Nurseries
Near Exeter, Cowley, Bernaville Nurseries, EX5 5EU

And Saturday 17 December. Visit Father Christmas in his house and receive a present. Plus make reindeer food, enjoy Christmas colouring, write a letter to Santa and complete an “Elf Trail”. Booking essential. Call 01392 851326 or visit in store to make your booking.

Sunday 11 December
Also 17, 18, 19 and 20 December.

Meet Father Christmas

Barnstaple, Arlington Court, EX31 4LP

Visit the festive grotto in the stables at the carriage museum to meet the traditional green Father Christmas. All good girls and boys will receive a present. Plus enjoy the festive decorations. Call 01271 850296

From 17 December
Also 18 to 24 December

Meet Santa at Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoo, TQ4 7EU

Meet Santa in his new cabin and receive a great present. Watch the animals receive their Christmas presents. Hop aboard the Christmas train to take the snowball throwing challenge. Pre-booking is essential. Visit or call 0844 474 2222

From 18 December
Also Monday 19 December

Breakfasts with Santa

Bideford, The BIG Sheep, EX39 5AP

Breakfast with Santa includes a hot breakfast and an exclusive meeting with Santa between 9:30am and 10.30am before a full day out at the BIG Sheep until 5pm. Each child will receive a festive sack. Cost: £10. Booking essential. Visit:

From 19 December
Until 23 December

An Audience with Olde Father Christmas
Yelverton, Buckland Abbey, PL20 6EY

Rediscover the Christmas magic as Olde Father Christmas invites you into the Great Hall for tales of Christmas past. Call 01822 853607

Saturday 24 – Christmas Eve
Breakfast with Father Christmas

Newton Abbot, Prickly Ball Farm, TQ12 6BZ

Celebrate this Christmas Eve over breakfast with Father Christmas. Join in with the animal activities and enjoy breakfast at your leisure. Then visit Father Christmas in his grotto where all the children will receive a special gift. Booking essential. Call 01626 362319 or visit

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A Cold Snap..


Well it has certainly been chilly here this last week with temperatures as low as -5. We are doing our best to keep our lads warm with long moves to the Midlands and Cumbria and then plenty of local moves with everyone seeming to want to move before Christmas.. We are doing our best to accommodate everyone we can and starting to wonder if we could possibly have a white Christmas this year?


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