Artisan Market baked up a storm

bake off winnerwebSeaton Artisan Market went “baking” mad at one of its last markets with a Bake Off contest that offered preschoolers to adults the chance to win some great prizes. Despite the windy weather, many people entered and scooped the top prizes which included a stay at award winning Bay Tree House B&B, a hamper from Paul’s Bakery, vouchers from Pebbles Café, books from Owl & Pyramid, a Heart FM Tour, and a Genesis Vintage Interior gift pack.

The panel of judges included expert baker Becky Simms from Paul’s Bakery, Chef Pete from Pebbles Café, online specialist food retailer Julia Arrigo from Dotcomartisan, Seaton Town Development Team’s Nadia, and James Sedgwick, Trade Lead Manager at Seaton Tesco’s. Organiser Karin Frewin commented, “We were delighted that people braved the windy conditions to enter, especially those who carried their Mary Berry creations down Fore Street. The level of entries was impressive.”

Preschool Best decorated biscuit category was won by Alex Flynn, Manha Nawal walked away with the KS1 Best decorated cupcake prize, while Ella Cheffey won the Key Stage 2A prize. The Featherstone family scored a hat trick winning the Best Sausage Roll and Best Mince pie for Key Stage 2 and 3B categories, and Lydia Featherstone being awarded overall winner of the Adult Category with her stunning Mary berry Classic Christmas Cake.

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New Orienteering Courses launch in Seaton

It’s wet and windy but there’s plenty of reason to get out and about in Seaton no matter how young, old or fit you are! Brand new orienteering courses are up and running thanks to a joint initiative between Seaton Town Development Team and East Devon’s Countryside Team.

Two new orienteering courses have been developed that take in the town centre and Seaton Wetlands. The Town Centre course, which starts at Seaton TIC, offers four routes of differing lengths including Brontosaurus, Velociraptor, Stegosaurus and T-Rex, while the Wetlands route explores the beautiful Seaton Wetlands utilising existing paths and boardwalks and avoiding any sensitive habitats. It does not matter how fit you are as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace.
In what has been a very strong partnership between the STDT and EDDC Countryside Team, both working with Striving for Adventure, a range of courses which anyone can use, from beginner to the more serious has been created. The orienteering courses can be downloaded free or picked up at the Seaton TIC.

Orienteering is an exciting outdoor activity that involves walking or running whilst using a map and compass. The aim is to navigate between a set of control points and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time.



Seaton Artisan 2016 Markets

Seaton Artisan MarketOnce Christmas is over, Seaton Artisan Market will be taking a well earned rest over the winter. We’ll be back again in March for the Grizzly weekend march 12 with some exciting new traders and gorgeous new arts n crafts for everyone.

Seaton Artisan Victorian Fayre

Seaton Victorian Christmas Fayre Seaton will be stepping back in time with Victorian Melodeon players, Penny Farthing rides, carols from Seaton Primary School Choir, dancing Chimney Sweeps, traditional circus juggling skills and Victorian street food, as well as readings of a Christmas Tale at the Owl & Pyramid bookshop. Shoppers in Victorian clothes can enter the best dressed Victorian contest and win some great prizes. more info at

Seaton Artisan Christmas Market

Saturday 5th Dec, at 10am, Seaton Artisan Christmas Market starts. With beautiful hand-crafted Christmas gifts and products from high quality traders including hand-made clothing and accessories, artisan glass work, wood carving, jewellery, hand-made fudge and more, it’s a great place to get some Xmas shopping done.

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ready, set, BAKE!! Seaton Artisan Bake off is coming

On Saturday 5th Dec, at 10am, Seaton Artisan Christmas Market starts.

This year the first Xmas Artisan Bake off contest will be running.
Prizes for all age groups from pre-school to adult are up for grabs. Entry forms are available from the Town Council offices or so get baking and bring your entry to the market on the day before 11am. More info at

Download the entry form here

Christmas Lights and late night Shopping in Seaton

Whatever you like at Christmas, Seaton Town Council and Town Development Team have festive treats galore lined up for everyone this year.

The fun starts Dec 4th with the annual Lights Ceremony and Late Night shopping, with a host of town centre shops will open their doors this year. Seaton Primary School’s choir kick off the event from 4pm with carols at Windsor Gardens, followed by Seaton Majorettes and a procession to the Town Square where Seaton’s Mayor, Councillor Tony Woodman will turn on the brand new Christmas lights just after 6pm. Axe Valley Community Choir will herald in the arrival of Santa alongside horse and carriage rides,  Xmas grottos, fun at the library, a pet Xmas at Animal Botanical, festive food from cafes, restaurants, pubs and Seaton Eats as well as a fun snow disco at the Square .