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Moving to Sidmouth - Please help

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jazzflower Sun 02-Mar-14 17:18:08

Hi, I am moving from Torquay to Sidmouth in July. I am really concerned about making such a big decision and would like to know if any parents could offer me some advice about what sort of place Sidmouth is and what it is like to live there. I have a 13 year old son and an 11 year old daughter. Is there things for them to do? What are the people like? In general am i better to stay in Torquay or move to Sidmouth?
Please help :-)

LadyFlumpalot Sun 02-Mar-14 17:25:11

My dad and my 14 year old sister live in Sidmouth and I think it's a lovely place. Very good schools. I don't know Torquay at all though so I'm afraid I can't compare.

jazzflower Thu 06-Mar-14 18:36:50

Thanks that's such a relief to hear. I am so worried that the children won't have much to do as it's quite a small town. Here in Torquay they have many places to meet friends but there is so much violence and drugs. I want my children away from this. What is there for teens in Sidmouth do you know? :-)

LadyFlumpalot Fri 07-Mar-14 17:07:21

There is a cinema, a few shops, a nice leisure centre and lots of sports clubs. I'll ask my sister. She does seem to always be darting here and there so there must be something to do! smile

LadyFlumpalot Sun 09-Mar-14 08:42:17

So, in typical teenage style my sister reports that there isn't much to do. She:

Plays hockey
Plays cricket
Does street dance
Horserides, and
Is doing the Ten Tors challenge.

Social time is spent at the shops, on the beach, in the cinema, swimming or in Exeter.

jazzflower Mon 10-Mar-14 19:09:14

Thank you :-). That's really helpful. I don't know why I'm worrying so much? It's so stressful trying to do the right thing... :-)

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