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Time running out for early bird discount

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Only 9 days remain to take advantage of the early bird booking discount for Exmoor National Park’s events during the Dark Skies Festival which takes place during half term from 19 to 29 October. The festival celebrates Exmoor’s status as Europe’s first International Dark Sky Reserve and includes sessions in a mobile planetarium, a family astro-party at Wimbleball Lake, astronomy and astrophotography talks, and guided night walks under the stars.

Katrina Munro from Exmoor National Park, who is coordinating the festival said “There has been a good level of interest already and we anticipate that bookings will increase substantially over the next few weeks. Events such as the Perseid meteor shower in August were really popular with visitors coming to Exmoor specifically to enjoy the spectacle and take photographs. The annual Orionid meteor shower will peak on Saturday 21 October during our Dark Skies Festival, the perfect time to come and appreciate all that Exmoor has to offer.”

Details of the 27 events taking place during the ten day festival can be found on the National Park’s website www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/darkskiesfestival where bookings can also be made. Use the code EARLYBIRD on bookings for the National Park’s events made before 15 September to save 10% on the event price.

There’s also a 24-page printed programme available from National Park Centres in Dulverton, Dunster and Lynmouth.  Photo of Perseid Shower at Wistlandpound taken by Keith Trueman.

Published: 5 September 2017

Contact the press office:

Clare O-Connor
T: 01398 322244
E: CKOConnor@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk