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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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Perfect Harmony Singing Weekend

Friday 30th June 2017

Location: Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
Duration: 3 days
Description: Enjoy a weekend singing in harmony led by Ian Chesworth covering a wide-ranging repertoire including world music, gospel, musical theatre etc. Music reading is not needed as pieces will be taught by ear. Ian has worked alongside Gareth Malone on the tv series The Choir and also leads the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic "Super Sing" series. A residential package is available to include all meals and singing. Non residential places are also available for singing only.
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Running Wild Photo Exhibition

Saturday 27th May 2017 10:00 am

Location: Dunster Visitor Center
Duration: 97 days and 7 hours
Description: THE EXHIBITION:The initial idea behind the Running Wild exhibition was a desire to create pictures of the wild Exmoor ponies that would challenge the traditional imagery seen of these iconic animals. The curator, photographer Nina Dodd brought together nine Exmoor-based photographers and asked them to create images of the ponies over a period of six months in 2016-17. The result is an engaging collection of images, presented in a multiple of genres and post-processing styles. A show of taking on a traditional topic and running wild with it. PHOTOGRAPHERS:Geoff BaylisPhotographer, Picture framerwww.gbphotosandframing.co.ukAlex DoddCreative Media studentalexdoddfilms@gmail.comNina DoddPhotographerwww.ninadodd.comGaynor GoughPhotographerwww.photographybygmg.weebly.comLaura GrantArtist, Photographerwww.grantcreativearts.comPaula KirbyPhotographerwww.pkpicsphotography.co.ukJack MccauslandVisual Media studentwww.jackmccausland.co.ukStuart WarstatPhotographerwww.stuartwarstatphotography.co.ukDawn Westcottwww.wildponywhispering.co.uk
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Art at Arlington

Saturday 1st July 2017 1211

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Two local artists will be exhibiting their work at Arlington. Deborah Hastings works with recycled fabrics to create beautiful textile pieces, whilst Diane Bailey uses nature as inspiration to create striking paintings.
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Barbrook Church Flower Festival!

Saturday 1st July 2017 11:00 am

Location: BARBROOK
Duration: 3 days and 6 hours
Description: FLOWER FESTIVAL IN ST. BARTHOLOMEWS BARBROOK
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Portrait and Caricature Artist working

Tuesday 4th July 2017 1212

Location: Lynmouth NPC
Duration: N/A
Description: Talented local artist John Crush will be in the National Park Centre at Lynmouth Pavilion. John will be drawing Caricatures (£12.00) and portraits (£20.00) for people. you can have your own picture drawn or a loved one - or even your pet! John will also be happy to talk to people about commissions for more complicated and detailed portraits
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Lynmouth Boat Trip

Tuesday 4th July 2017 03:15 pm

Location: Lynmouth Harbour
Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Description: Look for rare nesting sea birds along Exmoor's dramatic coastline west of Lynmouth, with commentary from an Exmoor National Park Ranger.
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Beautiful Butterflies

Wednesday 5th July 2017 11:00 am

Location: Heddon Valley National Trust shop, Heddon Valley, near Parracombe
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join an Exmoor Ranger and butterfly expert Jenny Plackett on this hunt for some of the beautiful and rare butterflies who thrive in the Heddon Valley. A Fritillary-focused walk, where we hope to see some of the UK's rarest butterflies, including the High Brown Fritillary.
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Discovering the Flowers of the Barle Valley

Wednesday 5th July 2017 02:00 pm

Location: Ashcombe car park, Simonsbath Grid ref.774 394
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Join a member of the Exmoor Society for this 1.5 hour/1-2 mile leisurely stroll discovering the wildflowers of an Exmoor river valley in the species-rich meadows of Simonsbath in summertime. Very occasionally walk details may change so please check the website www.exmoorsociety.com in advance
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Meet the gardener: a seasonal garden tour

Wednesday 5th July 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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A Circular Walk around Dunkery

Thursday 6th July 2017 10:30 am

Location: Rest & Be Thankful Inn, Wheddon Cross Grid Ref. 923387
Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join a member of the Exmoor Society for this 7.5 ml walk through the woods and heather moorland skirting around Dunkery Beacon. Please bring a picnic. Very occasionally walk details may change so please check www.exmoorsociety.com in advance.
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Conservation in action

Thursday 6th July 2017 1201

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Discover how the team care for the items in the collections, from miniature model ships, to stuffed birds and grand state coaches. See the tools used and learn the techniques they’ve mastered and find out tips on how to care for your own precious belongings.
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Lynmouth Flood Walk

Thursday 6th July 2017 02:30 pm

Location: National Park Centre Lynmouth
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Join a Heritage Walk Leader on a Flood Walk of Lynmouth, hear about the Great Flood of 1952 and how it has shaped the village until the present day.
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Summer Jazz House Party with the John Shillito Band

Friday 7th July 2017

Location: Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
Duration: 4 days
Description: A residential 3 night Dinner Bed and Breakfast break with fantastic entertainment each evening from West Country band John Shillito’s Jazz Band who play traditional jazz in the New Orleans and Dixieland styles. A different programme of great music each evening after dinner until late. Residential package from £260.00 per person.
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Minehead Country Market

Friday 7th July 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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Discover Porlock Marsh Guided Walk

Friday 7th July 2017 1210

Location: Porlock Visitor Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join a Heritage Walk Leader on a walk to discover the history and formation of the Porlock Bay landscape and how this has affected the village and the surrounding area.
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The Simonsbath Family Campout

Friday 7th July 2017 04:00 pm

Location: Ashcombe Carpark
Duration: 1 day and 19 hours
Description: Join the adventure! Come along and camp in some of the most amazing locations on Exmoor. Set your camp, cook your dinner and enjoy our communal campfire, storytelling, and a night walk. Ideal for first time campers. Camping available for one or two nights, please see website for more details.
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Mineral Line Bus Trip

Saturday 8th July 2017 10:00 am

Location: Watchet Railway Station Bus Stop
Duration: 5 hours
Description: This trip will give you an overview of past 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 July 1 2017 on 01398 323841.
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Carhampton Village Fete

Saturday 8th July 2017 01:30 pm

Location: Carhampton Recreation Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Traditional village fete including vintage vehicles, tractor and engine display. Handicraft and art exhibition, Have a go Archery, skittles, plants, produce, book stall and bric-a-brac. Croquet, childrens activities and games. Refreshments, cream teas and BBQ available all afternoon. Fun and entertainment for all the family.
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Scott MTB Marathon Series

Sunday 9th July 2017 10:00 am

Location: The Tom Stewart Field, Ellicombe, Minehead,
Duration: N/A
Description: Back on the calender for it's second year, this round is again set to raise the bar on what the series has to offer with some of the best and most varied natural riding in the UK. With route options of 70 (Full), 50 (Half) and 25 (Mini) Km this is one not to be missed. Event includes:- Event village (with caterers, bar and entertainment) - Trade stands and demo bikes - Camping from Friday evening to Monday night - Showers and toilets - Fully route marked courses - Pasta party - Bike wash - Live entertainment - Medical support - Finishers T-shirts - Finisher times - Feed stations - Mechanical assistance - Sweeper vehicle - Event photography
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Dulverton Heritage Tour

Sunday 9th July 2017 03:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Why not join us on a guided walk exploring the history of Dulverton. Discover some secret places and hear tales of old from local guides.
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Discover the Wildflowers of Exmoor

Tuesday 11th July 2017 10:00 am

Location: Simonsbath Sawmill, Simonsbath
Duration: 5 hours
Description: A day for beginners looking at how to identify common wildflowers to be found in grassland, riverside and hedgerows. Please bring a packed lunch and suitable outdoor clothing. Tea and coffee provided. Please park at Ashcombe car park (SS774394) and walk down to the Sawmill.
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Combe Martin Seashore Safari

Tuesday 11th July 2017 01:30 pm

Location: Combe Martin Museum EX34 0DH
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Visit our beach for a seashore rock pool ramble, sometimes followed by microscope workshop. Wear appropriate footwear, Equipment and seashore guide provided. Parents to supervise children. Can last up to 2 hours, but flexible for younger families! See 7th April entry for picture. Find out more on our facebook page: “Combe Martin Museum Seashore Safaris”
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Hidden Dunster Guided Walk

Wednesday 12th July 2017 11:00 am

Location: Dunster National Park Centre
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: A guided walk around this historic village exploring some of the hidden aspects of its fascinating history. Starts at 11am from the National Park Centre Dunster Duration: 1.5hrs Booking advisable
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Man Vs Moor

Saturday 15th July 2017 10:00 am

Location: Pinkery Exploration Centre
Duration: 5 hours
Description: 10 kilometre aggressive trial running event with a difference. Based within the remote Chains Barrow area of Exmoor National Park the event takes you on a moorland adventure. Remote trails to run, boggy valley heads to cross, rough open moorland to make your way through, swim across a high moorland pond and head underground before making your way to the finish line!! It's tough but it will be worth it. Have you got what it takes?
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Porlock Summer Show

Saturday 15th July 2017 02:00 pm

Location: Porlock Village Hall
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: There are floral classes including roses, Sweet Peas, hydrangeas and herbaceous perennials and other classes including vegetables, fruit, decorative, handicrafts and photographs. There are even special classes just for children so this really is a show for everyone. There are also plant sales, a book stall, a raffle and homemade refreshments. What a great way to spend the afternoon, whatever the weather!
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Painting Holiday in Exmoor

Sunday 16th July 2017

Location: Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
Duration: 6 days
Description: Artists workshop based in Dunster, with tuition by Lynda Appleby. You will be taken out each day to locations to collect resources to create paintings later in the studio. The course is limited to 12 attendees. The package includes 5 nights Dinner Bed and Breakfast, picnic lunches, all tuition and transport to the locations.
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Open Day at Simonsbath Sawmill

Monday 17th July 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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Lynmouth Boat Trip

Tuesday 18th July 2017 01:15 pm

Location: Lynmouth Harbour
Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Description: Look for rare nesting sea birds along Exmoor's dramatic coastline west of Lynmouth, with commentary from an Exmoor National Park Ranger.
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A historic tour of Dulverton

Wednesday 19th July 2017 03:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Why not join us on a guided walk exploring the history of Dulverton. Discover some secret places and hear tales of old from local guides.
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Heather on North Hill - A Guided walk

Thursday 20th July 2017 10:30 am

Location: Car park by Burgundy Chapel Combe Grid Ref 948476
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Join a member of the Exmoor Society on this moderate 7 mile walk along the Rugged Coast Path to the top of Hurlestone Combe returning along the South West Coast path over Selworthy Beacon. Please bring a picnic.
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Natural History Walk

Thursday 20th July 2017 1202

Location: ENHS Porlock Weir Centre - adjoining car park
Duration: 2 hours
Description: An easy pace stroll to explore the natural history within the wonderful and varied landscape around Porlock Weir. Starts at ENHS Porlock Weir Centre adjoining the car park. 2 - 4 pm on the third Thursday of each month May - September inclusive. Donations welcome.
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Afternoon Cream Tea

Thursday 20th July 2017 03:30 pm

Location: Kingford House, Longmead, Lynton
Duration: N/A
Description: Afternoon Cream Tea
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Deer and Nightjar guided walk

Thursday 20th July 2017 06:30 pm

Location: Webbers Post
Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Description: You will meet Charles Harding at Webbers Post car park, near the highest point on Exmoor. As night falls you will begin your Exmoor adventure. This is time to keep your eyes peeled for red deer and their newborns roaming in the sunset, as you make your way up Dunkery Hill. You'll make your return as the dark closes in, listening out for the enigmatic churring of the nightjar. Suitable for adults and children 12+
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Devon Cruisers Wheels Weekender 2017

Friday 21st July 2017 1210

Location: Riverside Park, Marsh Lane, North Molton Road, South Molton, Exmoor, North Devon
Duration: N/A
Description: Great day out or come for the weekend! - Show Saturday and Show & Shine Sunday - Classics, Hot Rods, Utility, Custom, Bikes - All Welcome! - Live Music - Great Food - Trophies - Exhibitors - Stalls & Traders - https://www.facebook.com/Devon.Cruisers - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1255990157780045&set=gm.259141481171580&type=3&theater
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Discover Bossington Guided Walk

Friday 21st July 2017 10:30 am

Location: Bossington car park
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join a Heritage Walk Leader on a walk to discover the beauty of Bossington. Booking essential via Porlock Visitors Centre.
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Live and Acoustic Music Festival

Friday 21st July 2017 04:00 pm

Location: Dunster
Duration: N/A
Description: Live and Acoustic Music Festival returns to The Luttrell Arms Hotel, Dunster on 21st -23rd July 2017. Starts 4pm Friday 21st until 5pm Sunday 23rd July 2017
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Big Cream Tea

Sunday 23rd July 2017 01:30 pm

Location: Allerford & Selworthy Community Hall
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Cream teas at Allerford Hall
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Family ranger day

Monday 24th July 2017 1211

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 4 hours
Description: A chance to get outdoors, maybe get mucky and pick up some new skills along the way. Join our rangers on a fun day in the outdoors for families. Learn about the work they do and try your hand at picking up some skills, such as den building, pizza making, hunting for bugs and more.
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Drop-in family crafts

Tuesday 25th July 2017 1212

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Bring your imagination and drop in for some creative crafting. There will be different crafts taking place each day such as hand puppet decorating, making tablemats, fridge magnets and summer bunting.
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Dunster country Fair

Wednesday 26th July 2017 10:00 am

Location: Dunster lawns Nr Minehead
Duration: 8 hours
Description: Country Fair Shetland Pony Grand national. Rockwood Dog Display 3sixty Mountainbike display team Hawkeye Falconry Equestrian Events. Exmoor Pony society show. Dog show - Minehead and District Canine society Show. Gundog and fundog scurry. Hound show. Trade Stands Funfair. Craft Tent Ferret Racing Local food Luncheon Marquee and much much more
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Family ranger day

Wednesday 26th July 2017 1211

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 4 hours
Description: A chance to get outdoors, maybe get mucky and pick up some new skills along the way. Join our rangers on a fun day in the outdoors for families. Learn about the work they do and try your hand at picking up some skills, such as den building, pizza making, hunting for bugs and more.
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Drop-in family crafts

Thursday 27th July 2017 1212

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Bring your imagination and drop in for some creative crafting. There will be different crafts taking place each day such as hand puppet decorating, making tablemats, fridge magnets and summer bunting.
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Combe Martin Seashore Safari

Thursday 27th July 2017 02:30 pm

Location: Combe Martin Museum EX34 0DH
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Visit our beach for a seashore rock pool ramble, sometimes followed by microscope workshop. Wear appropriate footwear, Equipment and seashore guide provided. Parents to supervise children. Can last up to 2 hours, but flexible for younger families! See 7th April entry for picture. Find out more on our facebook page: “Combe Martin Museum Seashore Safaris”
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A Historic Tour of Dulverton

Thursday 27th July 2017 03:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Why not join us on a guided walk exploring the history of Dulverton. Discover some secret places and hear tales of old from local guides.
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Outdoor Theatre: Northanger Abbey

Thursday 27th July 2017 06:00 pm

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Heartbreak productions adaptation of Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey. Run in conjunction with The Plough Arts Centre, box office: 01805 624624.
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Book Sale

Saturday 29th July 2017

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Mega Book Sale (weather permitting) in aid of Model Railway and Heritage Centre Funds
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From Withypool to Tarr Steps - A Step Back in Time

Saturday 29th July 2017 10:30 am

Location: Withypool car park Grid Ref. 842353
Duration: N/A
Description: Join a member of the Exmoor Society following a lovely stretch of the River Barle along the waymarked path to Tarr Steps, crossing the clapper bridge ancient monument and climbing slowly to the open moorland of Withypool Hill, passing two prehistoric sites before descending back to Withypool. Refreshments and toilets at Withypool and Tarr Steps or bring a picnic. 9.5 miles. Please wear weatherproof clothing and boots. Very occasionally walk details may change so please check the website www.exmoorsociety.com in advance.
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Mineral Line Family Treasure Hunt

Saturday 29th July 2017 02:00 pm

Location: Ralegh Cross Inn
Duration: 2 hours
Description: We visit Beulah Chapel, the Winding House and old Brendon Village. This part is accessible for push chairs. Then we explore further, going down part of the Incline and returning to the Chapel. The Treasure Hunt gives plenty of fun for children.
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Bulworthy Project Barbecue Café Evening

Saturday 29th July 2017 1206

Location: Bulworthy Project
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Bulworthy Project Barbecue Café Evenings are a great social event for all the family. No need to book. Admission is free. You just pay for food and drinks as you order. We will source the highest quality local ingredients to cook over Devon's finest charcoal. The salad will be picked on the day here at Bulworthy Project and as always there will be vegetarian and gluten free options. We will of course have some local cider and ale, white wine from Yearlstone Vinyard and some great organic red as well as a selection of soft drinks. The campfire will be going and although we hope for a lovely warm evening, but we do have a marquee so that everyone can stay warm and dry whatever the weather. We're looking forward to getting the barbecues fired up for another evening of great food and great company in the woods. You are welcome to explore the woods whilst you are here and there will be further entertainment that will be organised closer to the date. For full details see: www.bulworthyproject.org.uk/barbecuecafe.html
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Big Butterfly Family Volunteering Day

Sunday 30th July 2017 10:00 am

Location: Piles Mill
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Our rangers need as much help as they can counting all the butterflies on Holnicote. They will teach you what colours and wings to look out for to spot different types of butterflies. Then, spend some time as a family in your own spot on the estate and see how many you can count. Who can count the most? Who can spot the brightest? Who can spot the rarest? Your findings will help us continue to manage butterfly populations, and supports Butterfly Conservation's Big Butterfly Count.
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Porlock Horse Show

Sunday 30th July 2017 10:00 am

Location: West Luccombe Farm
Duration: 7 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Features: Horse & pony showing, jumping, gymkhana. Staghorn Show, Exmoor Horn Sheep Show, numerous dog shows and racing. Bar & refreshments. All in aid of local charities. See website for further details.
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Minehead Toy & Train Sale

Sunday 30th July 2017 10:30 am

Location: The Minehead Eye, Mart Road, Minehead,
Duration: 4 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Big event for collectors of toys & trains, old and new, and to suit all pockets. 65 tables packed by top traders from all over the UK. Plenty of nearby parking, level and easy access and an excellent café within the venue. Stall-holders will be buying, selling and swapping on the day.
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Exmoor Pony Centre's Birthday Bash

Sunday 30th July 2017 11:00 am

Location: Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Join the Exmoor ponies in celebrating 11 years of the Exmoor Pony Centre. Fun, games and cakes!. Pony rides, grooming and children's crafts. Homemade refreshments in the Green Room. Under cover in the event of wet weather. Minimum age for rides 4 yrs, weight limit 12st.
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Seaside Safari

Monday 31st July 2017 02:00 pm

Location: Lynmouth
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join a National Park Ranger to find out “who is eating who?” in the rockpools and “what is hiding where?” Meet at Lynmouth Pavilion.
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