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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 1st December 2017

Location: Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
Duration: 3 days
Description: Stay in Dunster for this very special weekend where Dunster steps back in time, the streets are closed to traffic, the village lit by candlelight with shops open late, a candlelit parade, street entertainers, carol singing, brass bands, morris dancers and much more! Christmas is in the air! 2 or 3 night breaks available.
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Full Moon and Stars and Candlelight Break

Thursday 30th November 2017

Location: Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
Duration: 5 days
Description: A 4 night Dinner Bed and Breakfast package to see the Super Full Moon and enjoy a walk on Exmoor under the stars. Includes moon walk on Thursday and Sunday. On Friday and Saturday enjoy the evening festivities of Dunster by Candlelight, where the village closes its street to traffic and steps back in time. The shops are open late and there is entertainment throughout the village.
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Minehead Country Market

Friday 1st December 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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Christmas Craft Fair

Saturday 2nd December 2017 10:00 am

Location: Allerford & Selworthy Community Hall
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Christmas Craft Fair. Stalls and refreshments.
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Dulverton by Starlight

Sunday 3rd December 2017

Location: Dulverton
Duration: N/A
Description: See the town sparkle in a celebration of winter in Dulverton. Local craft market, shops open all day, Father Christmas, carols, Christmas trees, fireworks. Something for all the family
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Christmas Craft Fair

Sunday 3rd December 2017 10:00 am

Location: Allerford & Selworthy Community Hall
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Christmas Craft Fair. Stalls and refreshments.
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Ruins in the Woods

Thursday 7th December 2017 12:45 am

Location: Chargot Woods Car Park
Duration: 12 hours
Description: A 1 hour stroll to look at Langham Engine house and the history of iron mining in this area. Then a walk down the steep miners' track looking at features connected with mining. We may also visit Burrow Farm Engine House or Kennisham Hill .
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Sea Glass Jewellery Making Workshop

Thursday 7th December 2017 1202

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A Workshop to make fantastic Sea Glass Jewellery. Subject to weather and Tides you will go beachcombing on Lynmouth beach to find some sea glass. (Sea Glass is provided if conditions do not allow this). then return to the Pavilion to make some beautiful jewellery with the help of Helen and Debbie from Treasures of Exmoor and Exmoor Arts. Suitable for all abilities, there are simple designs for children to try and may other designs for adults. Lots of help is given and all materials are provided. This is a very popular and fun workshop, you will go home with a lovely memento of Exmoor to keep or give as a gift.
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Festive visit to the castle break

Friday 8th December 2017

Location: Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
Duration: 3 days
Description: A 2 night Dinner Bed and Breakfast break to include a festive Christmas lights illuminated gardens evening visit to Dunster Castle, admission to the grounds and a tour of Dunster working water mill.
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Stained Glass Workshop

Friday 8th December 2017 1210

Location: LYNMOUTH PAVILION
Duration: 2 hours
Description: ***Please note. October event has been changed to Friday 20th*** Stained Glass Making Workshop - Make a Light Catcher for your window. Choose from a selection of designs - Dragon Fly, Sailing boat, Fish (too many choices to list) and Lani from Glorious Glass will help you make a beautiful light catcher in a fun filled workshop. All materials are provided (no glass cutting required) this is suitable for all adults over 14 years - sorry no children due to hot soldering irons. November and December workshops have the choice of Christmas designs, which can hang in your window or on your Christmas tree.
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A Victorian Christmas Evening

Friday 8th December 2017 07:30 pm

Location: Porlock Village Hall
Duration: 3 hours
Description: An evening of traditional and local Christmas carols and prose. Refreshments
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Lynton & Barnstaple Railway - Santa Specials

Saturday 9th December 2017 10:30 am

Location: Woody Bay Station, Martinhoe Cross, Parracombe, BARNSTAPLE
Duration: 15 days, 5 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Our very popular Santa Specials operate over the weekends of December 9 &10 , 16 & 17, and from 22 through to 24 December. Please see seperate leaflet or go to our website for more details. Book early and get a discount.
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Porlock Late Night Shopping and Santa Competition

Saturday 9th December 2017 06:00 pm

Location: Porlock High Street
Duration: 3 hours
Description: 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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'Mistletoe and Holly Bears': Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham in concert @ Shammick Acoustic

Saturday 9th December 2017 08:00 pm

Location: Pack o' Cards, High Street, Combe Martin
Duration: 3 hours
Description: A Christmas special from this popular and entertaining duo, who sing mainly English traditional and traditionally-influenced modern songs. Sylvia hails originally from South Yorkshire, and Keith from Derbyshire, so both are steeped in the traditions of the whole area. They have wide-ranging repertoires, strong voices and uncannily compatible and complementary styles of delivery, they produce a striking a cappella sound. Between them, they also play all kinds of concertina – English, Anglo and duet – playing lively dance tunes, as well as accompanying some of their songs. So one can look forward to a myriad of musical and lyrical offerings ranging from songs, dialect stories, tunes and other delights full of harmony, revelry and ribald humour, and plenty of opportunities for audience participation. Just the way to wind into the Christmas season! With free mulled wine, sausage rolls and mince pies.
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Lynmouth Christmas Fair

Sunday 10th December 2017 10:00 am

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 6 hours
Description: With a variety of stalls, both inside the National Park Centre at the Pavilion and outside in the town. Free Children’s Crafts and other attractions. Fun for all!
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Watercolour Painting Workshop

Thursday 14th December 2017 1202

Location: LYNMOUTH PAVILION
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Watercolour Painting with Chris Howe (Exmoor Arts) Learn to paint in Watercolour in a friendly happy environment. Chris teaches in a calm and thoughtful way, which enables even complete beginners to take hope a painting they are proud of! Suitable for all abilities, these classes have been enjoyed by everyone from experienced artists to people who have never held a brush before - Everyone is welcome. All materials are provided
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Festive visit to the castle break

Friday 15th December 2017

Location: Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
Duration: 3 days
Description: A 2 night Dinner Bed and Breakfast break to include a festive Christmas lights illuminated gardens evening visit to Dunster Castle, admission to the castle and grounds and a tour of Dunster working water mill.
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Lynmouth in Lights Christmas Festival

Friday 15th December 2017 04:00 pm

Location: Lynmouth
Duration: 1 day
Description: Lynmouth in Lights Christmas Festival Friday 15th & Saturday 16th December 2017 4pm until late. Late night shopping for gifts. Children's Christmas puzzle trail. Best dressed teddy / soft toy competition. Cookie decorating. Children's Christmas candle decorating. Popcorn, candyfloss and Christmas carols by the Lyntones on the Saturday night. Come and join us for some festive cheer!
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Lynmouth in Lights

Friday 15th December 2017 04:00 pm

Location: Lynmouth
Duration: 2 days
Description: Lynmouth in Lights Christmas Festival Friday 15th & Saturday 16th December 2017 4pm until late. Come and join us for some festive cheer! Late night shopping for gifts. Children's Christmas puzzle trail. Best dressed teddy / soft toy competition. Cookie decorating. Children's Christmas candle decorating. Popcorn, candyfloss and Christmas carols by the Lyntones on the Saturday night. Come and join us for some festive cheer!
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Lynmouth in Lights

Friday 15th December 2017 04:00 pm

Location: Lynmouth
Duration: 1 day
Description: Lynmouth in Lights Christmas Festival Friday 15th & Saturday 16th December 2017 4pm until late.Come and join us for some festive cheer! Late night shopping for gifts. Children's Christmas puzzle trail. Best dressed teddy / soft toy competition. Cookie decorating. Children's Christmas candle decorating. Popcorn, candyfloss and Christmas carols by the Lyntones on the Saturday night. Come and join us for some festive cheer!
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Lynmouth in Lights

Friday 15th December 2017 04:00 pm

Location: Lynmouth
Duration: 1 day
Description: Lynmouth in Lights Christmas Festival Friday 15th & Saturday 16th December 2017 4pm until late. Late night shopping for gifts. Children's Christmas puzzle trail. Best dressed teddy / soft toy competition. Cookie decorating. Children's Christmas candle decorating. Popcorn, candyfloss and Christmas carols by the Lyntones on the Saturday night. Come and join us for some festive cheer!
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Watersmeet Walk

Saturday 16th December 2017 11:00 am

Location: Hillsford Bridge NT car park
Duration: N/A
Description: A walk led by two members of North Devon Ramblers Group. Please bring a packed lunch,hot and cold drink and suitable clothing and footwear. We shall be walking via Summerhouse Hill and Watersmeet. No unaccompanied children under 18 please. Dogs on a lead and under control @all times.
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Midwinter Carols Night

Sunday 17th December 2017 07:30 pm

Location: Castle Inn, High Street, Combe Martin
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Strictly participatory! Words (and music if required) provided. Bring your voices and/or instruments.
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Open Day at Simonsbath Sawmill

Monday 18th December 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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Lynton & Barnstaple Railway - Mince Pie Specials

Friday 29th December 2017 10:30 am

Location: Woody Bay Station, Martinhoe Cross, Parracombe, BARNSTAPLE
Duration: 3 days, 5 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Why not come and have a winter ride on one of our Mince Pie Specials. No need to book - just turn up and enjoy a complimentary Mince Pie .
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New Year Jazz with the John Shillito Band

Saturday 30th December 2017

Location: Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
Duration: 4 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, for 3 nights Dinner Bed and Breakfast and entertainment each evening.
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