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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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Dunster by Candlelight

Friday 2nd December 2016

Location: Yarn Market Hotel
Duration: 3 days
Description: A 2 night residential break to enjoy the spectacular festival "Dunster by Candlelight". Package includes B&B accommodation and car parking pass.
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Minehead Country Market

Friday 2nd December 2016 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 indoors in the Quaker Meeting House on Bancks Street in Minehead, the Minehead Country 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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Allerford Christmas Fayre

Saturday 3rd December 2016 10:00 am

Location: Allerford Community Hall, Hare Park, Allerford
Duration: 1 day and 6 hours
Description: Saturday 10am to 4pm. Sunday 10am to 2pm. Entry free. Stalls, raffle, guess the weight of a cake and win the cake, book stall, refreshments etc. Contact Sue Bonar on 01643 863462 to book a table to sell your Christmas goods etc - £8 for Saturday and/or £6 for Sunday (half day)
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Light Up Lynton!

Saturday 3rd December 2016 05:00 pm

Location: Lee Road Lynton
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Come along, bring a friend, listen to carol singers, enjoy a glass of mulled wine! Find unique locally made presents, crafts, presents, gifts, stocking fillers and special offers! Refreshments available in the cafes & pubs. pubs. Please support our local independent shops.
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Woolhanger Christmas Fayre

Sunday 4th December 2016 01:00 pm

Location: Woolhanger Manor, Parracombe
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Craft stalls, festive entertainment, mulled wine, hot chestnuts and mince pies. Have a lovely walk around the famous Woolhanger gardens. Stalls available, £10 per stall plus raffle prize for draw - limited numbers. Contact Kate on 01271 347213 All proceeds in support of North Devon Hospice - http://www.northdevonhospice.org.uk/event/all-events/woolhanger-christmas-fayre.ashx
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Dulverton By Starlight

Sunday 4th December 2016 02:15 pm

Location: Dulverton
Duration: 5 hours and 15 minutes
Description: Dulverton by Starlight is a magical event held every year, open to all.Every December the pretty Exmoor town of Dulverton is decorated with Christmas trees festooned with lights, and for one Sunday all of the shops are open for people to do some local Christmas shopping. Festivities take place all afternoon and into the evening.
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Star of Bethlehem

Monday 5th December 2016 07:30 pm

Location: Luttrell Arms, High St. Dunster,
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: What was the star of Bethlehem? Exmoor Stargazers is a group for everyone interested in the amazing dark skies of Exmoor National Park. We're also here to promote awareness that Exmoor is an International Dark Sky Reserve. In fact, it is the first dark sky reserve in Europe. Feel free to download and distribute the poster for this event at: http://www.exmoorstargazers.co.uk/images/exmoor_stargazers_meeting_poster_sept2016.pdf - https://www.facebook.com/ExmoorStargazers/ - http://www.exmoorstargazers.co.uk
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Quantock Winter Walk Series 5km Dead Womans Ditch

Tuesday 6th December 2016 10:00 am

Location: Dead Womans Ditch, Quantock Hills
Duration: N/A
Description: THE QUANTOCK EXPERIENCE WINTER WALK SERIES The AONB are offering a series of walks, led by our Volunteer Rangers, to give you an opportunity to get to know the Quantocks. The walks will have a range of lengths and difficulty to suit different capabilities and experience. Our Volunteer Rangers live locally and know the Quantock Hills well. They will share their knowledge about the flora and fauna, the birdlife, red deer, and archaeology. Moderate to Leisurely 5km circular walk from Dead Womans Ditch Car Park. Meet at 10:00am for 10:30. This is an 5km (3 mile) Moderate/Leisurely circular walk from Dead Womans Ditch. The walk should have great views over the Bristol Channel and along the Quantock Hills. The walk is all on good paths with one moderately steep path at the start. Walking boots and warm wind and waterproof clothing are essential. You can bring water and a snack. Leaders Don Hobson and John Crabtree.
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A Very Merry Christmas Concert

Wednesday 7th December 2016 07:00 pm

Location: Woolhanger Manor, Parracombe
Duration: N/A
Description: Start your Festive Season with ‘A Very Merry Christmas Concert’ full of Christmas cheer, Festive songs, mulled wine and mince pies, and a very special Christmas guest. A perfect Christmas evening for the whole family to enjoy. The concert is set in the beautiful music room at Woolhanger Manor overlooking the stunning surroundings of Exmoor National Park and raises money for Children’s Hospice South West. Now in its third year, the concert brings a very festive start to December. This year we are pleased to announce performances from local cappella choir, Vocal Accord, who have a fresh and dynamic sound showcasing both traditional and contemporary songs. Vocal Accord will be joined by local shanty group, Anchors Aweigh. This Motley crew will provide a very unique sound for Christmas. Both choirs are pleased to be supported by the wonderful young voices of Orchard Vale School Choir and collectively will fill the room with Christmas spirit. The evening provides entertainment, refreshments, raffle and Christmas Stalls. Doors open at 6:30pm with the concert from 7pm.
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Chris Howe Watercolour Workshop

Thursday 8th December 2016 02:00 pm

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Why not try Watercolour painting? All materials are provided along with instruction in a fun atmosphere. You will be surprised what you can achieve in one session. Take a painting of Exmoor home as a treasured memory £12.00 per per person all materials included Everyone welcome, including complete beginners
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Stained Glass Workshop

Friday 9th December 2016 10:30 am

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Stained Glass Workshop with Lani Shepherd from Glorious Glass Make a beautiful Stained Glass Christmas Decoration to hang in you window or on your tree £15.00 per Adult including all materials (No glass cutting required) suitable for all abilities
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Baroque Christmas Words & Music

Friday 9th December 2016 07:00 pm

Location: Woolhanger Manor, Parracombe
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Christmas Words and Music - Seasonal words and music, with a Raffle and Light Refreshments in aid of the Calvert Trust - Admission Free - Payment by Donation
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Santa Specials

Saturday 10th December 2016

Location: Woody Bay Station
Duration: 2 days
Description: Every child wants to see Santa at Christmas, but busy shops, long queues and hour-long waits to see Santa can quickly drain your Christmas cheer. Enjoy an exciting two-mile return journey from Woody Bay Station to Killington Lane and back by steam train. Get into the festive spirit whilst the children experience the magic of Christmas by meeting Santa and receive an individually named present. See our website for more details
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Porlock Late Night Shopping

Saturday 10th December 2016 06:00 pm

Location: Porlock High Street
Duration: 3 hours
Description: All the shops will be open late and full of festive cheer! Come and find some great present ideas, sample the delicious food and drink on offer, and enjoy the street entertainment!
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Lynmouth Christmas Fayre 2016

Sunday 11th December 2016 11:00 am

Location: NATIONAL PARK CENTRE, LYNMOUTH PAVILION LYNMOUTH
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Christmas Fayre with a variety of stalls selling local gifts, crafts and products. Free children's crafts and activities. Those wishing to visit Father Christmas will need to book in advance by phoning the Pavilion Dining Room on 01398 753484
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Christmas Ride

Sunday 11th December 2016 11:45 am

Location: Brendon Manor Stables
Duration: 2 hours and 15 minutes
Description: Join in the festivities at Brendon Manor on Sunday 11th December with the first of our Christmas Rides! Everyone is welcome on this 2 hour trek, snow isn't guaranteed, however festive fun is! Although not compulsory, fancy dress to tie in with the season is encouraged! Please book early.
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Father Christmas

Sunday 11th December 2016 12:00 pm

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Come to our festive grotto in the stables at the carriage museum and meet our traditional green Father Christmas. All good boys and girls will receive a present. Plus enjoy the festive decorations and be inspired to make your own.
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Wimbleball’s Dark Skies With Seb Jay (author of ‘Exmoor Dark Skies’)

Tuesday 13th December 2016 06:30 pm

Location: Wimblbeall Lake Activity Centre (Hill Farm)
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Highlights include: Seeing the December full moon through a telescope Learning how to find Mars in the December night sky Find star clusters thousands of light years away with a telescope See a red supergiant on the verge of collapsing into a supernova! Format: CLEAR NIGHT – We’ll gather everyone in the ACTIVITY CENTRE BARN for a short 20-minute talk to prep them on what they are looking out for in the night sky at the event with a bit of background detail. For this part I’ll bring a projector, screen etc. We’ll then head outside to the area adjacent to the activity centre overlooking the lake. It’ll likely be too bright to make use of the laser pointer, but we’ll have telescopes set up outside. Telescopes in situ for people to use. CLOUDY / WET NIGHT – Location: ACTIVITY CENTRE BARN for a longer illustrated talk on what you can see from Wimbleball Lake at this time of year, On to this we’ll add an orbits activity to demonstrate why we have a full moon that night, and I’ll also bring along a ‘build a constellation’ activity. Plus an alien hunt! Seb will also be signing and selling copies of his book, plus astronomy gift vouchers –ideal Christmas presents!
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Father Christmas

Saturday 17th December 2016 1212

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Come to our festive grotto in the stables at the carriage museum and meet our traditional green Father Christmas. All good boys and girls will receive a present. Plus enjoy the festive decorations and be inspired to make your own.
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Exmoor Needle Felting

Saturday 17th December 2016 01:00 pm

Location: LYNMOUTH PAVILION
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Needle Felting with Moorland Felts Make a lovely Exmoor Animal from locally sourced wool Kits are available to buy on the day to continue this wonderful hobby at home. this is a very popular, fun workshop so it is essential to book as places are strictly limited. We are sorry but no children under 16 years due to very sharp needles being used £12.50 per person includes all materials, instruction and light refreshments.
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Seann Walsh - One For The Road

Saturday 17th December 2016 08:00 pm

Location: Lynton Town Hall
Duration: 2 hours
Description: The Lie-in King returns with a brand-new show. Described by The Guardian as “unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation". However dishevelled he may be, the Foster's Comedy Award nominee is also one of the best comics in the country. With a keen observational mind, Seann can spot the absurdity in everything and convert it to perfectly delivered stand-up comedy. You might have seen Seann on TV, but he’s something else live – pacing the stage, working the room and reducing crowds to hysterics. Even if he’d probably rather be at home watching Sky Sports News. “Seann Walsh is young, attractive and blonde” (Broadway Baby, five years ago). This is an actual quote! Blonde!!? Go and see him because he's blonde!?? Team captain of Channel 4 and E4’s Virtually Famous and regular on ITV’s Play To The Whistle. As seen on BBC1’s Live at the Apollo, ITV’s Jonathan Ross Show and Tonight at The London Palladium, ITV 2’s Celebrity Juice, Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Alan Carr: Chatty Man, Comedy Central’s Russell Howards Stand Up Central.
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Santa Specials

Sunday 18th December 2016

Location: Woody Bay Station
Duration: 1 day
Description: Every child wants to see Santa at Christmas, but busy shops, long queues and hour-long waits to see Santa can quickly drain your Christmas cheer.Enjoy an exciting two-mile return journey from Woody Bay Station to Killington Lane and back by steam train. Get into the festive spirit whilst the children experience the magic of Christmas by meeting Santa and receive an individually named present. See our website for more details
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Santa Specials

Wednesday 21st December 2016

Location: Woody Bay Station
Duration: 4 days
Description: Every child wants to see Santa at Christmas, but busy shops, long queues and hour-long waits to see Santa can quickly drain your Christmas cheer. Enjoy an exciting two-mile return journey from Woody Bay Station to Killington Lane and back by steam train. Get into the festive spirit whilst the children experience the magic of Christmas by meeting Santa and receive an individually named present. See our website for more details
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Mince Pie Specials

Thursday 29th December 2016

Location: Woody Bay Station
Duration: 4 days
Description: Mince Pie Specials - Every passenger receives a mince pie with our compliments
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After Christmas Ramble

Thursday 29th December 2016 10:00 am

Location: Bossington Car Park
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Want to walk off that extra mince pie? Join a ranger for an invigorating ramble on the Holnicote Estate and learn about the estate, its wildlife and how we look after it. You'll wind your way across the Holnicote Estate in a challenging, 5 mile ramble. You can enjoy sweeping views across Exmoor and the Bristol channel. Bring water, a flask and a snack in your backpack. Warm and water proof clothing is essential, as is sturdy footwear with good grip. This is a reasonably challenging three hour walk along footpaths and bridleways. There are toilets at the meeting point in Bossington --- Age 12+ or young children in carriers. This isn't a walk for little legs --- Dogs on leads are welcome.
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Winter Steam Festival

Thursday 29th December 2016 09:30 pm

Location: West Somerset Railway, The Railway Station, Minehead
Duration: 20 hours
Description: Blow away the "cobwebs" post-Christmas and enjoy steam train travel on England's longest heritage railway. Hourly train service over the 20 miles of line to Bishops Lydeard
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New Year Jazz in Dunster

Friday 30th December 2016 12:00 am

Location: Yarn Market Hotel Dunster
Duration: 3 days
Description: Stomp out the old year and swing in the new with festive season hot music from the fantastic John Shillito Jazz Band who play a different programme of great music each night with jazz, jive, boogie woogie, blues and swing. Residential weekend ticket only on a Dinner Bed and Breakfast basis, to include entertainment from the band each evening.
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New Years Eve Special

Friday 30th December 2016 08:00 pm

Location: Riverside Caravan And Camping Park
Duration: 1 day and 18 hours
Description: New Years Eve Special camping on our4 star park with 5 star award winning facilities on our premium pitches for RV's, motorhomes, caravans, campervans and on our grass with or without electric for tents entertainment Morpheus entertainment Jason toft booking advisable as limited pitches and tickets available phone on 01769 579269 email relax@exmoorriverside.co.uk
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