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How to use our Calendar

Here you will find a range of events and walks provided by Exmoor National Park Authority and other organisations. Each organisation is responsible for their own listings, ring the contact telephone numbers provided if you require additional information. (If you are the organiser of a local event and would like to submit it to appear in the calendar click here)

Use the tick boxes to filter the type of events you are interested in or leave the boxes blank to see all events. Tick as many boxes as you like, but please note you will only see events that meet all the categories you have ticked. For example if you are looking for an event that is both "free" and "great for families" and where "dogs are welcome" - then you need to tick all those boxes and then press "update calendar". The more boxes you select - the more events will filtered out of the calendar to only leave any that meet your search criteria. You can view a week or a month at a time. Click on individual entries in the calendar for more information about the event.

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Gardens Break

Monday 27th February 2017

Location: Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
Duration: 5 days
Description: A 4 night Spring Gardens Tour break, to include visits to Exmoor and North Devon garden attractions. Package includes Dinner Bed and Breakfast, admission to the gardens but not transport.
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Spring Artists Workshop

Sunday 26th February 2017

Location: Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
Duration: 6 days
Description: An artists workshop based in Dunster, with tuition by Lynda Appleby. You will be taken out each day to different locations in the area to collect resources to create paintings later in the studio. The package is limited to 12 attendees, and includes 5 nights Dinner Bed and Breakfast, picnic lunches, all tuition and transport to the locations.
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Meet the gardener: a seasonal garden tour

Wednesday 1st March 2017 1202

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: N/A
Description: Join one of the Arlington gardeners for a look at the plant highlights for the month from the Victorian garden, kitchen garden and pleasure grounds.
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Lent Lunches

Thursday 2nd March 2017 1212

Location: St.Mary's Church Lynton
Duration: N/A
Description: Soup roll and sweet at St.Mary's Church
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Sea Glass Jewellery Making Workshop

Thursday 2nd March 2017 1202

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A workshop to make beautiful Jewellery out of the Sea Glass which can be found on Lynmouth beach. All materials including Sea Glass if it is required are provided. Subject to weather and tides you will go beachcombing with Helen and Debbie from Treasures of Exmoor and Exmoor Arts, to find some sea glass (sea glass is provided if this is not possible) . Then return to the Pavilion to make some wonderful jewellery to take home. This is one of our most popular workshops, it is suitable for all abilities. Helen and Debbie will help you make something you can give as a gift or keep as a beautiful memento of Exmoor Simple designs are available for children to try, many other designs are available for adults.
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Shappi Khorsandi - 'Oh My Country!'

Thursday 2nd March 2017 08:00 pm

Location: Town Hall, Lee Road, Lynton,
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Shappi is celebrating the fortieth anniversary of her arrival in Britain. She's reclaiming patriotism, sending a love letter to her adopted land. Please don’t come if you’re a skinhead (though naturally bald folk are welcome). - Over 16’s only - ‘She has plenty to say, and says it with pointedness and potency.’ The Guardian - Star of Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Have I Got News for You and Q.I, she is back with a brand new show for 2016. - She has whip-crack jokes and is effortlessly funny as she handles every subject with a razor sharp wit, softened only by her deliciously mischievous delivery and endless charm. - Shappi Khorsandi is also the best selling author of ‘A Beginners Guide to Acting English’ and her debut novel ‘Nina is not OK’ is published by Ebury in July 2016. Shappi was also recently elected president of the British Humanist society.
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Minehead Country Market

Friday 3rd March 2017 1209

Location: Quaker Meeting Hall, 9 Bancks Street, Minehead
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Tired of cooking for yourself? Delicious, nutritious traditional fare to take home from the market that is not in the High Street.Available every Friday morning in the Quaker Meeting House on Bancks Street in Minehead, the Minehead Country Market (formerly the Minehead W.I. Market) is in its 20th year of providing breads, cakes, honey, jams, chutneys, savouries and main dishes, along with plants, veg in season, and handcrafted items to the same standard of quality and hygiene as Country Markets across the nation. Come in and try our tasty foods, yard and farm eggs, seasonal plants and hand crafts – and have a chat to our friendly market staff.Open 9:00 – 11:30am each Friday.
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Fireside Tales for Families

Saturday 4th March 2017 1204

Location: TA24 8ET
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Taking place at 4.15-5pm on the first Saturday of January, February and March 2017, the idea is to bring the ancient craft of storytelling together with family life whilst enjoying fireside warmth and friendly company.Join me this Saturday and listen to an enchanting European folktale. Hear how a young girl meets the months of the year in person and how they help her to overcome a cruel stepmother and stepsister. Everyone is welcome though because this is a family event I insist that all adults are to be accompanied by a child please! Cost: £3 (suggested) donation per person For those of you who have never visited New Place it is a delightful house and home on the edge of Porlock village. The fire will be lighted, the cushions plumped and I look forward to welcoming you, your family and maybe your friends as well! Places are limited and seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To reserve your places please email the number of seats for adults. how many children + their ages. Directions to New Place, Bossington Lane, TA24 8ET. If coming from Porlock village go up the steep hill and take the left hand turning on the hairpin bend towards Bossington If coming from Minehead on the A39 as you get to Porlock veer right at the top of the steep hill and then take the first right hand turning on the hairpin bend into Bossington Lane. After approx 50 metres, New Place is the first drive on the left – parking is available.Please feel free to forward and share this email with colleagues, friends and family.Wishing you and all your loved ones a healthy and joyful happy new year.
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Minehead Male Voice Choir Concert

Saturday 4th March 2017 07:30 pm

Location: Porlock Village Hall
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Minehead Male Voice Choir sings a variety of choral music, and performs at a number of concerts every year. This concert is in aid of St. Dubricius' Church, Porlock. There will be refreshments after the concert.
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Discover Exmoor's Lichens

Tuesday 7th March 2017 10:30 am

Location: Malmsmead car park
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Exmoor is nationally renowned for its lichens with names such as lungwort and string-of-sausages lichens. Come and discover how to identify some of the more common varieties. This workshop is aimed at people with no previous experience of lichens. There will be a more advanced training day on the 4th April. Event run in association with Plantlife’s Heritage Lottery funded Make the Small Things Count project.
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Exmoor Watercolour Painting Workshop

Thursday 9th March 2017 1202

Location: LYNMOUTH PAVILION
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Watercolour Painting Workshop with Chris Howe (Exmoor Arts) Chris will teach you how to paint in watercolour. Whatever your experience or artistic ability you will produce a painting to feel proud of. Chris teaches in a gentle and friendly manner, the classes are full of fun and have been enjoyed by everyone from complete beginners who have never picked up a brush before to established artists wanting to try a new skill. You can take one class on it's own or come to several Everyone is welcome all materials are provided
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The Lynton-Barnstaple Railway

Thursday 9th March 2017 07:00 pm

Location: Congregational Church Hall, Dulverton
Duration: N/A
Description: Group AGM followed at 7:30 p.m. with a talk by Ian Cowling about the narrow-gauge railway operated almost entirely by volunteers some 1000 feet up on wild Exmoor and their ambitious plans.
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Stained Glass Making Workshop

Friday 10th March 2017 1210

Location: LYNMOUTH PAVILION
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Stained Glass Workshops with Lani from Glorious Glass Come and make a 'Light Catcher' to hang in your window. Many designs are available to choose from including boats, dragonflies, fish and stars (Too many to list all of them) All materials and tuition are included, NO GLASS CUTTING. Lani will teach you how to make a lovely decorative, light catcher in a fun environment. This workshop is suitable for all adults (Over 14 years old only due to the hot soldering irons) but be warned once you've made one you will want to make more!
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Allerford Village Open Day & Spring Bulb Show

Saturday 11th March 2017 10:00 am

Location: Allerford & Selworthy Community Hall
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Village open day and spring bulb show. Refreshments and light lunches. Games for the children. If you wish to have a car boot sale or a stall to sell wares, pitches will cost £5 each. Details of entry for the bulb show will be on our website. Contact for booking stalls and further information on our website or phone 01643 862831
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Barn Dance

Saturday 11th March 2017 07:30 pm

Location: Dulverton Town Hall
Duration: N/A
Description: Barn Dance at Dulverton Town Hall. Dancing to The Village Minstrels . Fancy Dress optional. Tickets £12 to include hot supper.
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Chamber Concert - The Dante String Quartet

Thursday 16th March 2017 07:30 pm

Location: Methodist Church, The Avenue, Minehead
Duration: N/A
Description: Chamber Concert - The Dante String Quartet playing: Haydn: String Quartet in E flat Op. 33, no1 "Joke", Bartók: String Quartet no. 4 Beethoven: String Quartet No.13 in B flat, Op.130
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Porlock Spring Show

Saturday 18th March 2017 02:00 pm

Location: Porlock Village Hall
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Floral classes include daffodils and other bulbs, early spring shrubs, and other seasonal flowers. There are decorative and cookery classes, classes for homemade drink, and classes especially for children. There really is plenty for visitors to see and admire! There are also plant sales, a book stall, a raffle and homemade refreshments. It is one of the earliest shows in the area and a must for anyone looking for inspiration for their home or garden!
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Lynton & Barnstaple Railway - Local Residents Sunday

Sunday 19th March 2017 10:00 am

Location: Woody Bay Station
Duration: 6 hours
Description: EX & TA postcode residents enjoy a FREE train ride (proof of residency required)
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Open Day at Simonsbath Sawmill

Monday 20th March 2017 1210

Location: Simonsbath Sawmill SS 77153915
Duration: 6 hours
Description: A chance to visit the historic, water-powered sawmill and estate workshops at Simonsbath in the heart of the National Park and to learn about the history of this remarkable village. “Drop in” tours available all day. No booking necessary but if you are coming to Simonsbath particularly to see the mill it is advisable to ring us on 01643 831202 (between 10.00 and 16.00 on the day) to check that we are open. There is usually some parking available (at your own risk) at the mill and we can make special arrangements for visitors with limited mobility if you contact us in advance. Please note that there are no public toilets at the mill. You may find it preferable to park at Ashcombe Car Park, Simonsbath – entrance between the church and the Exmoor Forest Inn - SS774394 and to walk the 500m to the mill but do take special care on this busy road!
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Mineral Line Bus Trip

Saturday 25th March 2017 09:30 am

Location: Minehead Railway Station
Duration: 5 hours
Description: This trip will give you an overview of iron mining in the Brendon Hills. The Mineral Line carried the ore to Watchet for shipment to South Wales. We travel by minibus as close as possible to the Mineral Line and see the sites along the way. Easy walking. Bring a packed lunch. Please book by March 18th 2017.
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Lynton & Barnstaple Railway - Mothers Day

Sunday 26th March 2017 10:00 am

Location: Woody Bay Station
Duration: N/A
Description: Mums travel FREE and get to drive a diesel too
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Mothering Sunday Cream Tea

Sunday 26th March 2017 03:30 pm

Location: St.Mary's Church Lynton
Duration: N/A
Description: Mothering Sunday Cream Tea
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Needle Felting Workshop

Thursday 30th March 2017 1201

Location: LYNMOUTH NPC
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Needle Felting Make a needle felt Exmoor Animal with Robyn from Moorland Felts and Exmoor Arts. Robyn will teach you how to make your choice of animal, using locally sourced wool. This workshop is huge amount of fun, it is our most popular workshop and many people who have attended find they have a new hobby to carry on with at home. Places are limited, due to popularity you are advised to book in early. All materials are provided (also tea and coffee) Everyone is welcome - but over 14 years old please due to sharp needles
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Family Nature Trail Break

Friday 31st March 2017

Location: Yarn Market Hotel Dunster
Duration: 2 days
Description: A 2 night residential break on a Dinner Bed and Breakfast basis with the option to explore some of Exmoor's wonderful nature trails. One child free with each adult, sharing a family room.
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