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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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An exhibition of Visionary Shamanic Art

Sunday 29th July 2018

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 7 days
Description: An exhibition of visionary shamanic art and tools by shamanic practitioners Kerry Manning-Dedman and Mark Dedman
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The Heritage Exmoor Pony Festival Wild Pony Whispering Exmoor Pony Walk

Wednesday 1st August 2018

Location: Holt Ball, Luccombe
Duration: N/A
Description: Join some of the Exmoor pony characters from Dawn Westcott's books for a glorious meandering walk from Holt Ball to Webber's Post and back. Fundraising for the Exmoor Pony Project. For details email dawnwestcott@hotmail.com
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Family Butterfly Trail

Wednesday 1st August 2018 1210

Location: Heddon Valley, Near Parracombe, Barnstaple, Devon
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Heddon Valley is home to hundreds of beautiful butterflies, attracting some of the rarest species in Britain. In celebration of these unique residents we have created a fun family trail through the valley, with butterfly clues to find along the way. You might even spot some of the real things! Pick up your trail from the National Trust shop.
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Treemendous Tree Trail

Wednesday 1st August 2018 1210

Location: Arlington Court Grounds
Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Pick up a trail booklet from reception and start exploring the grounds at Arlington Court to find some of our terrific trees. Have a go at bark rubbing and see if you can identify all of the trees to claim to your prize!
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Family ranger day

Wednesday 1st August 2018 1211

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 4 hours
Description: A chance to get outdoors, maybe get mucky, have fun with the family, pick up some new skills and learn about the work the rangers do. Free event, see note about admissions below. As this is an outdoor event, in extreme weather event may be cancelled, check social media on the day before setting out. Normal admission prices apply or become a National Trust member and gain free admission and parking at National Trust properties. Find out more via the website or telephone 01271 850296.
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Lear

Wednesday 1st August 2018 1207

Location: Valley of Rocks, Lynton
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Pleasure Dome Theatre Company return to Exmoor's The Valley of Rocks with Shakespeare's greatest play LEAR in a bold new production. Come and exeprience theatre in the wild! Running time: 2 hours with interval. Shows run Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30. Sunday Matinees at 3:00. No shows Monday Arrive early to enjoy a picnic and settle in. Tickets can be bought in advance or on the door. For more details see website: https://www.pleasuredometheatrecompany.com/faq
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Creative family crafts

Thursday 2nd August 2018 1211

Location: Arlington Court, Education Room
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Have some fun with all the family and have a go at creating something crafty to take home. Bring your imagination and we'll provide the materials. All events are free unless otherwise stated; normal admission prices apply or become a National Trust member and gain free admission to Arlington and other National Trust properties as well as free parking in National Trust car parks. For more information about any of these events phone 01271 850296, email arlingtoncourt@nationaltrust.org.uk or visit the website.
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The Exmoor Pony Centre: August Activity Afternoon

Thursday 2nd August 2018 12:00 pm

Location: The Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Join the Exmoor ponies for hands-on fun and activities including rides, grooming, crafts and trails. Meet our friendly team of Exmoor ponies and enjoy home-made refreshments in our Green Room. Minimum age for rides 4yrs, weight limit 12st.
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Historic Town Tour of Dulverton

Thursday 2nd August 2018 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. No need to book. £3.00 per person. Meet at Dulverton Heritage Centre http://www.dulvertonheritagecentre.org.uk/
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Family deer and nightjar twilight walk with supper

Thursday 2nd August 2018 06:00 pm

Location: Please meet at Webber's Post car park. We recommend using grid reference SS903438.
Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join Deer Ranger, Charles, for supper and a family friendly chat about Exmoor's deer and nightjar populations, before heading out for a spot of wildlife spying in the low light dusk. Enjoy a comforting stew at Webber's Post, lovingly provided by Periwinkle Cottage tea room of Selworthy with local produce, before heading out on a tour 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.
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Minehead Country Market

Friday 3rd August 2018 1209

Location: Quaket Meeting House, 9 Bancks St, Minehead
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: 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 21st 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.
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Discover Porlock Marsh Guided Walk

Friday 3rd August 2018 10:30 am

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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Fundraising Fridays

Friday 3rd August 2018 1212

Location: Arlington Court - Education Room
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Join us for some fundraising colouring in fun as we raise money to conserve the precious silk hangings in the Boudoir here at Arlington Court.
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Annual Flower and Produce Show

Saturday 4th August 2018

Location: Dunster Tithe Barn
Duration: 1 day
Description: Annual village show with displays of flowers, fruit, vegetables, home-crafts, photography and art. Free car parking. Teas, raffle. All set within a beautifully restored medieval tithe barn in the historic village of Dunster. The Society is celebrating its 150th anniversary so this year’s show will be really special. All welcome.
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Exmoor Rail

Saturday 4th August 2018 10:00 am

Location: The Minehead Eye
Duration: 6 hours and 30 minutes
Description: This annual event offers a range of high quality working layouts of different sizes, plus demonstrations and a wide variety of traders. All displays are on the ground floor. There is a restaurant offering hot & cold food/drinks and parking is available right outside (Pay & Display), plus free parking in surrounding roads. This is a really friendly, family event and all are welcome.
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The Heritage Exmoor Pony Festival - Guided Walk & Talk Molland Moor

Saturday 4th August 2018 10:00 am

Location: White Post on Molland Moor
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Join the Molland Estate's Christina Williams for a special one hour guided walk on Molland Moor to see and hear about the long-standing herd of Exmoor ponies and the moor they live on. With refreshments.
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Brendon Open gardens w/e

Saturday 4th August 2018 12:00 pm

Location: EX356PU
Duration: 1 day and 5 hours
Description: Brendon Open gardens w/e. 5 NGS gardens opening together for charity. Lunches, teas, plants & bric-a-brac for sale.
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Cutcombe Fete and Dog Show

Saturday 4th August 2018 02:00 pm

Location: Wheddon Cross Recreation Ground
Duration: 2 hours and 15 minutes
Description: Traditional Fete with craft and produce tent, children's races, teas, burgers, and Pimms tent. Grand Draw, Jazz Band lots of stalls, and Auction of produce at 4.15 pm. Free entry and parking.
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Family Treasure Hunt

Saturday 4th August 2018 02:00 pm

Location: Ralegh's Cross Inn Car Park
Duration: 2 hours
Description: We go to Beulah Chapel, see the remains of the Ralegh's Cross Mine, Brendon Village and the Winding House. This part is accessible for push chairs. Then we go down the Incline. Plenty of fun for children along the way!
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Stogumber Village Show

Saturday 4th August 2018 02:30 pm

Location: Stogumber Village Hall, Station Road, Stogumber
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Stogumber is a picturesque and thriving village between the Quantock and Brendon Hills. The 69th Stogumber Village Show will be held in the Village Hall, Station Road on Saturday 4th August. The Show includes sections for Vegetables, Fruit, Baking and Preserves, Flowers, Flower Arrangements, Crafts, Children's writing and painting. In addition there will also be an art exhibition by Stogumber artists. The Show concludes with an auction of the produce for charity.
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Dunster Yarn Market

Sunday 5th August 2018

Location: Dunster Yarn Market
Duration: N/A
Description: Built in 1609, Dunster Yarn Market provided covered space for the selling of the woollen products that had been the bedrock of the local economy since the 13th century. Now being resurrected for its original purpose, come and see what our native Exmoor Horn sheep produce - knitting wool in 12 lovely landscape colours, cushion covers, pullovers and socks. Shearing demonstrations at 11.30, 1 and 2.30pm. Open 10 til 4.
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The Big Breakfast

Sunday 5th August 2018 08:00 am

Location: Allerford and Selworthy Community Hall, Hare Park, Allerford
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Enjoy a tasty Big Breakfast. Lots of choice, all cooked while you wait. We even provide the newspapers. From £5.
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The Exmoor Explorer

Sunday 5th August 2018 08:00 am

Location: Westermill Farm
Duration: N/A
Description: The Exmoor Explorer is a non-competitive mountain biking event of 20 or 30/35 miles, held in the beautiful Exmoor National Park in South West England. Open moorland, woodland trails, natural single track and secluded combes, the Explorer doesn’t disappoint. This iconic Exmoor cycling event was started 19 years ago by Team Zoyland and we at Channel Events are immensely proud to have taken it on from 2017.
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Porlock Country Fair 2018

Sunday 5th August 2018 11:30 am

Location: Porlock Recreation Ground, Parsons Street, Porlock
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Annual bucolic fair with stalls, attractions, refreshments, children's races, dog show, etc.
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Exmoor Pony Festival: BBQ & QUIZ NIGHT

Sunday 5th August 2018 07:00 pm

Location: Green Room, The Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Join in the fun and test your knowledge. Teams of up to 6 people, general knowledge questions for all, you do not need to be a Exmoor pony expert to take part! Barbecue with vegetarian options. An annual event filled with laughter and good company, set in the beautiful surroundings of the Exmoor Pony Centre- do come along.
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Music Holiday Week in Dunster

Sunday 5th August 2018 10:02 pm

Location: Yarn Market Hotel Dunster
Duration: 7 days
Description: A residential workshop for both choral singers and orchestra players. The choir is led by Robyn Sevastos B.Mus., A.R.C.M., and the orchestra by Mark FitzGerald A.R.C.M. If you enjoy singing or play an instrument come and join in for a week of great music making. It’s not just about music either! There are opportunities for guided walks, excursions and cream teas and a programme of evening activities. Package includes Full board accommodation, all tuition and activities.
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The Exmoor Pony Festival: Guided Walk On Dunkery

Monday 6th August 2018 10:00 am

Location: Meeting point on Dunkery to be confirmed to participants, advance booking required
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Join Exmoor Pony Society member Tricia Gibson, who has followed the three herds on Dunkery (mainly the Westwilmer and Tawbitts herds) for the past 7 years getting to know all the ponies and their daily lives. Tricia's expert skills and love of photography will give participants excellent opportunities to get the best pictures whilst looking at these ponies in this wonderful landscape. Find out more on our facebook page /ExmoorPonyFestival
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Family ranger day

Monday 6th August 2018 1211

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 4 hours
Description: A chance to get outdoors, maybe get mucky, have fun with the family, pick up some new skills and learn about the work the rangers do. Free event, see note about admissions below. As this is an outdoor event, in extreme weather event may be cancelled, check social media on the day before setting out. Normal admission prices apply or become a National Trust member and gain free admission and parking at National Trust properties. Find out more via the website or telephone 01271 850296.
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The Heritage Exmoor Pony Festival - Tippbarlake Exmoor Pony Gathering

Monday 6th August 2018 11:00 am

Location: Brendon Show Field
Duration: N/A
Description: See the magnificent herd of free-living Tippbarlake Exmoor ponies gathered from Brendon Common and Cheriton Ridge to the home farm of the Floyd family at Brendon Barton. Spectate or ride, contact Maria Floyd mariafloyd@gmail.com for details.
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Creative family crafts

Tuesday 7th August 2018 1211

Location: Arlington Court, Education Room
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Have some fun with all the family and have a go at creating something crafty to take home. Bring your imagination and we'll provide the materials. All events are free unless otherwise stated; normal admission prices apply or become a National Trust member and gain free admission to Arlington and other National Trust properties as well as free parking in National Trust car parks. For more information about any of these events phone 01271 850296, email arlingtoncourt@nationaltrust.org.uk or visit the website.
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The Exmoor Pony Festival : Meet The Ponies At Haddon Hill

Tuesday 7th August 2018 02:00 pm

Location: Haddon Hill Car Park
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Exmoor National Park Authority Ranger Richard Eales will be your guide and you can learn about the ENPAs own herds – Warren and Haddon - and their current breeding programme as well as meeting the Knightoncombe herd that are currently running with the ponies on Haddon Hill. There should be a foals around! Don’t forget to bring your camera.
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Evening Red Deer Search

Tuesday 7th August 2018 07:00 pm

Location: Ashcombe car park & toilets, Simonsbath SS774395
Duration: N/A
Description: Join an Exmoor National Park Authority Ranger for an evening deer search to try and locate the Red Deer of Exmoor. Meet Ashcombe car park, Simonsbath SS774395 / TA24 7SH - 7:00pm for 2hrs / 3 miles. Binoculars, walking boots / clothing are essential. No dogs.
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Exford Show including Exmoor Pony Breed Show

Wednesday 8th August 2018 08:00 am

Location: Exford Show Ground
Duration: 9 hours
Description: A great opportunity to see these wonderful ponies up close.
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Discover Exmoor's Dragonflies

Wednesday 8th August 2018 10:00 am

Location: Pinkery Centre for Outoor Learning, Simonsbath (SS723411).
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Join a local expert from the British Dragonfly Society to learn the principles of dragonfly identification and field survey techniques. The day will consist of an indoor session in the morning, followed by outdoor fieldwork in the afternoon.
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Around the Mid-Exe Valley

Wednesday 8th August 2018 10:30 am

Location: Winsford Village Car Park
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Join this walk of approximately 6 miles for fine views of the Exe Valley and surrounding hills between Winsford and Bridgetown including Exton. Some steep sections and potentially muddy. Please bring a picnic. No dogs, please. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear.
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Heddon Fun Day

Wednesday 8th August 2018 11:00 am

Location: Heddon Valley, Near Parracombe, Barnstaple, Devon
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Join the Rangers at Heddon Valley for some '50 Things to do before you are 11 3/4's' inspired activities. The Exmoor Rangers have lined up some fun outdoor activities that will encourage children to get out and about and enjoying nature. Donations welcomed.
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The Exmoor Pony Centre: August Activity Afternoon

Thursday 9th August 2018 12:00 pm

Location: The Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Join the Exmoor ponies for hands-on fun and activities including rides, grooming, crafts and trails. Meet our friendly team of Exmoor ponies and enjoy home-made refreshments in our Green Room. Minimum age for rides 4yrs, weight limit 12st.
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The Exmoor Pony Festival: Exmoor Pony Demonstration with Vanessa Bee and Julie Garbutt

Thursday 9th August 2018 05:00 pm

Location: The Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join Vanessa Bee of Positive Horsemanship as she takes Exmoor ponies through their paces. Learn about the breed and how effective handling and communication can improve safety for both horse and rider. Julie Garbutt from the British Horse Society will follow on with a road safety talk. There will also be an equine tack sale throughout.
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Local Seafood Celebration - A CareMoor Dining Club Evening

Thursday 9th August 2018 06:30 pm

Location: Tarr Farm Inn, Dulverton
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join us for a celebration of local seafood. Part of a series of local food events celebrating Exmoor produce, under the banner of CareMoor for Exmoor Dining Club. £40 per person (includes a£5 donation to CareMoor - helping to keep Exmoor special)
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Local Seafood Evening - A CareMoor for Exmoor Dining event

Thursday 9th August 2018 06:30 pm

Location: Tarr Farm Inn, Dulverton
Duration: N/A
Description: A popular evening at the award-winning Tarr Farm Inn - celebrating local seafood. £40 per person (includes a £5 donation to CareMoor for Exmoor - helping to keep the National Park special.) Part of a series of foodie events under the banner of CareMoor for Exmoor Dining Club. Open to all.
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Lynmouth Seaside Safari

Friday 10th August 2018 10:00 am

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join a National Park Ranger to discover the amazing wildlife that thrives and survives on our shores. Walk is over uneven and sometimes slippery rocky shore so please wear suitable shoes.
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The Exmoor Pony Festival: Fun Ride

Friday 10th August 2018 04:30 pm

Location: Mounsey Hill Gate, Winsford Hill
Duration: N/A
Description: Joanna Webber of the Dunkery stud will once again be leading our Pleasure Ride across some of Exmoor’s finest countryside – Exmoors and Honorary Exmoors welcome. The circular ride will leave at 5pm covering a distance of about 8 miles. After the ride there will be refreshments including hot pasties. Festival rosettes for all participants. Find out more at our facebook page/ ExmoorPonyFestival, please let us know if you are joining us.
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"A brief History of Music" with Greenmatthews

Saturday 11th August 2018

Location: Porlock Village Hall
Duration: N/A
Description: The show combines the vigour of the medieval period, the musical intricacy of the Renaissance, the grandeur of the Baroque and the pomp and bombast of Victoriana. Add to that the wit of Blackadder and 1066 And All That and the stage is set for a veritable musical feast! Complete with a bewildering array of instruments such as virginal, rauschpfeife and lute (and that’s just the first 100 years!) ‘A Brief History of Music‘ uses tunes, songs and humour to take you on a musical journey from which you won’t want to return!Tickets are available from Porlock Visitor Centre, and wegottickets.com
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Rag rug drop-in workshop

Saturday 11th August 2018 1211

Location: Arlington Court, Education Room
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Local artist Deborah Hastings will be showing how to make beautiful creations from recycled scraps of material. Find out the basics for free, or make one of her fun designs to take home such as a red squirrel or Jacob sheep. £3 each. Normal admission prices apply or become a National Trust member and gain free admission and parking at National Trust properties. Find out more via the website or telephone 01271 850296.
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Free Open Air Music Performance

Saturday 11th August 2018 02:00 pm

Location: Yarn Market Hotel Dunster
Duration: 1 hour
Description: An open air performance in the historic Yarn Market in Dunster, by the choir and orchestra from the Yarn Market Hotel's Music Holiday Week. All are welcome to come and listen.
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The Exmoor Pony Festival: 1818 - The Herds Foundation!

Saturday 11th August 2018 02:30 pm

Location: Simonsbath Church
Duration: N/A
Description: Join us to celebrate the Exmoor ponies and commemorate the 200th anniversary of the foundation herds. Held in Simonsbath the most likely location for the original herd dispersal sale which took place in 1818. When the Royal Forest of Exmoor was sold, and Sir Thomas Acland and other purchasers created the Foundation herds. Exhibitions, meet the ponies and watch history unfold in a dramatisation of the 1818 sale.
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Lyn Lions 2018 Raft Race

Saturday 11th August 2018 04:30 pm

Location: Lynmouth Coach Park
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A couple of hours of light heart family fun. The rafts gather at Lynmouth coach park. A parade is organized in conjunction with the programme schedule. A commentary is relayed by Tarka Radio as the parade/carnival progresses through Lynmouth towards the harbour. The rafts are then launched in the harbour and paddle out into the Lyn River and upstream to the footbridge. at this time the Lios sale flour bombs, these may be thrown at the rafts and crews. Once the rafts have assembled under the footbridge the race can start. The rafts are race down the River Lyn into the Bristol Channel a distance of approx. 500/600yds and return to footbridge. Awrds are presented for, The first raft to finish, The Best constructed raft, The best dressed raft, the highest sponsored raft/crew, and booby prize for the first to sink (No body wants this). Before the awards are presented is a display by Lynton Line Dancers. Then the crews gather outside the Memorial Hall and are present with their awards.
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Brendon Show

Sunday 12th August 2018 09:00 am

Location: Brendon Barton
Duration: N/A
Description: The Brendon & District Show (including the MEPBG Exmoor Pony Show, horse and pony classes, show jumping, gymkhana, dog show, sheep show, sheep shearing, vintage machinery, trade stands and attractions) will take place on Sunday 12 August 2018 at Brendon Barton. Contact secretary, Mrs Maria Floyd on 01598 741201 email mariafloyd@gmail.com. Information and updates on the Brendon Show Facebook page.
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The Heritage Exmoor Pony Festival - MEPBG Exmoor Pony Show at Brendon Show

Sunday 12th August 2018 09:00 am

Location: Brendon Show field, Brendon Barton, Brendon, Nr Lynton
Duration: N/A
Description: M&M and Exmoor pony classes and championships for all Exmoor ponies - pedigree and non-pedigree. One of Exmoor's longest standing horse and country shows - a fun family day out. Secretary Mrs Maria Floyd. Entries on the day. All welcome. Contact mariafloyd@gmail.com and 01598 741201 www.brendonshow.co.uk
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The Exmoor Pony Festival: Model Pony & Hobby Horse Show

Sunday 12th August 2018 02:00 pm

Location: Moorland Hall, Wheddon X
Duration: N/A
Description: This event is for everyone, any age. Fun and friendship, with a horse show for model / toy horses of any make. Home-made models and scenes especially welcome! There will also be classes for hobby horses. Refreshments available. Entry fee of £1 per class on the day. We will also be joined by Becky Benfield of Copperfox Horses to talk about making model horses. No need to book in advance - just turn up with your model ponies and hobby horses! Visit our facebook page for last years pictures facebook.com/ExmoorPonyFestival
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Historic Tour of Dulverton

Sunday 12th August 2018 03:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
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. No need to book. £3.00 per person. Meet at Dulverton Heritage Centre
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Mineral LIne Bus Trip

Tuesday 14th August 2018 09:30 am

Location: Minehead Railway Station
Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes
Description: We travel by minibus as closely as possible to the route of the old mineral line, which carried iron ore from the Brendon Hills to Watchet, and see the sites along the way. We stop for coffee at Ralegh's Cross Inn, but bring a packed lunch if you want it. An easy stroll! Return to Minehead at about 3 pm. Please book by Aug 7.
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Combe Martin Seashore Safari

Tuesday 14th August 2018 02:00 pm

Location: Combe Martin Museum
Duration: 2 hours
Description: SEASHORE SAFARI Join us for a gentle seashore safari, looking for wildlife in the beach rock-pools. Weekly in Devon school holidays, wear suitable footwear, free rock-pool guide for each family, microscope workshop often available. Find us on facebook for details.
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Evening Red Deer Search

Tuesday 14th August 2018 07:00 pm

Location: Ashcombe car park & toilets, Simonsbath
Duration: N/A
Description: Join an Exmoor National Park Authority Ranger for an evening deer search to try and locate the Red Deer of Exmoor. Meet Ashcombe car park & toilets, Simonsbath SS774395 / TA24 7SH - 7:00pm for 2hrs / 3 miles. Binoculars, walking boots / clothing are essential. No dogs.
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Wildlife Photography Workshop

Wednesday 15th August 2018

Location: Webbers Post
Duration: N/A
Description: Improve your wildlife photography with photographer Jamie Walters. Meeting at Webbers Post with the aim of seeing and photographing Exmoor ponies, red deer and moorland birds. Duration 3 to 4 hours. At least a 400 mm lens or bridge camera equivalent recommended. Contact Jamie Walters shelduck54@yahoo.com for start time and details and booking
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Alderman's Barrow & Source of Horner Water

Wednesday 15th August 2018 10:00 am

Location: Parking area by the roadside at Almsworthy Common
Duration: 3 hours
Description: An uplifting circular walk to explore a remote corner of the National Trust Holnicote Estate. From stone rows to ancient barrows, reed buntings to ravens, blanket bog to crystal clear upland streams, Exmoor ponies to red deer; there will be plenty to discover whatever your interests. 2-3 miles, please wear suitable clothing and footwear. Dogs on leads welcome.
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Hidden Dunster Guided Walk

Wednesday 15th August 2018 1211

Location: 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.
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Watersmeet Fun Day

Wednesday 15th August 2018 11:00 am

Location: Watersmeet House, Lynmouth
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Join the Rangers at Watersmeet for some '50 Things to do before you are 11 3/4's' inspired activities. The Exmoor Rangers have lined up some fun outdoor activities that will encourage children to get out and about and enjoying nature.
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Lynmouth Seaside Safari

Wednesday 15th August 2018 02:00 pm

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join a National Park Ranger to discover the amazing wildlife that thrives and survives on our shores. Walk is over uneven and sometimes slippery rocky shore so please wear suitable shoes.
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Withypool Flower Show

Wednesday 15th August 2018 02:30 pm

Location: Withypool
Duration: N/A
Description: Withypool Flower Show is held in the Village Hall. The Fete held in conjunction with the show is on the green by the beautiful river Barle. Traditional side shows and stalls, teas, raffle and children's races. Come and join us for a fun family afternoon out.
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Doone Country

Thursday 16th August 2018 10:30 am

Location: Malmesmead Car Park
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Circular walk along Badgworthy Water to the site of the deserted mediaeval settlement. Then up Tom's Hill and across Oare Common to Oare Church returning via Oare Water. Bring a picnic. 9 miles, please wear suitable clothing and footwear. Dogs welcome, unsuitable for very young children.
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The Exmoor Pony Centre: August Activity Afternoon

Thursday 16th August 2018 12:00 pm

Location: The Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Join the Exmoor ponies for hands-on fun and activities including rides, grooming, crafts and trails. Meet our friendly team of Exmoor ponies and enjoy home-made refreshments in our Green Room. Minimum age for rides 4yrs, weight limit 12st.
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Natural History Walk

Thursday 16th August 2018 1202

Location: ENHS Porlock Weir Centre - adjoining car park
Duration: 2 hours
Description: An easy paced stroll to explore and discover the natural history within the wonderful landscape around Porlock Weir.
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Lynmouth Flood Disaster Guided Walk

Thursday 16th August 2018 02:30 pm

Location: National Park Centre Lynmouth
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Immerse yourself on a historic guided walk, following the destructive path of the 1952 floodwaters through Lynmouth, with our experienced and knowledgeable guide.
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Treasure Island Outdoor Theatre

Thursday 16th August 2018 06:00 pm

Location: Arlington Court - Front Lawn
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: When Jim Hawkins discovers a treasure map amongst the possessions of the late 'Captain' Billy Bones, it hurtles him in to a cat and mouse game with dangerous pirates, taking him across the world to 'Treasure Island'. Will Jim find the treasure? Will he make it back to England? And should he trust the mysterious ship's cook, Long John Silver? With inventive staging, original songs and magical storytelling we invite audiences to enjoy this classic tale of adventure, treasure and, of course, rum, in Boxtree Production's unique and energetic way! Booking: The Plough Arts Centre box office on 01805 624624 or visit their website: www.theploughartscentre.org.uk
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Discover Bossington Guided Walk

Friday 17th August 2018 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 Lynmouth Pavilion.
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Brompton Regis Horse Show & Gymkhana

Saturday 18th August 2018 09:00 am

Location: Brompton Regis Cricket Field
Duration: 7 hours and 30 minutes
Description: A traditional show with lots for everyone! Horse show and gymkhana with jumping, showing and fancy dress classes. Very popular dog show - entries on the day. Gundog Scurry runs all day. Childrens' races. Parade of foxhounds. Refreshment tent and ice cream stall. Bouncy castle and face painting. Flower, produce, cookery and handicraft shows. Auction of pledges and raffle. Bric a brac, book and bottle stalls. Grand auction of show produce at 4.00pm to round of a great day for all the family.
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Historic North Hill Guided Walk

Saturday 18th August 2018 10:30 am

Location: Marshalling Yard Car Park, North Hill (car park on right after caravan and camping site immediately as trees end)
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Join a walk leader on North Hill for a walk on North Hill learning about and exploring sites of historical interest. Includes inclines in places, 4 miles in total, likely to take at least two hours. Please bring suitable footwear for the terrain (walking boots or trainers) and clothing for changeable weather.
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Summer Fair & Classic Car Tour of Exmoor

Sunday 19th August 2018 10:00 am

Location: Allerford and Selworthy Community Hall, Hare Park, Allerford
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Allerford Summer Fair. Stalls, games, tombola, raffle, displays, refreshments and much more. Also hosting the start and finish of The Classic Car Tour of Exmoor.
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The Heritage Exmoor Pony Festival - National Trust Exmoor Ponies Walk & Talk, Foreland, Countisbury

Sunday 19th August 2018 11:00 am

Location: Barna Barrow Car Park, Countisbury
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join National Trust Ranger Josey Field for a 2 hour walk around the stunningly beautiful Foreland Point to hear about farming for nature and the integral role played by Exmoor ponies. Terrain steep in places so please bring sturdy walking boots, appropriate clothing and water.
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Open Day at Simonsbath Sawmill

Monday 20th August 2018 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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Evening Red Deer Search

Tuesday 21st August 2018 06:30 pm

Location: Ashcombe car park & toilets, Simonsbath
Duration: N/A
Description: Join an Exmoor National Park Authority Ranger for an evening deer search to try and locate the Red Deer of Exmoor. Meet Ashcombe car park & toilets, Simonsbath SS774395 / TA24 7SH - 6:30pm for 2hrs / 3 miles. Binoculars, walking boots / clothing are essential. No dogs.
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Heddon Fun Day

Wednesday 22nd August 2018 11:00 am

Location: Heddon Valley, Near Parracombe, Barnstaple, Devon
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Join the Rangers at Heddon Valley for some '50 Things to do before you are 11 3/4's' inspired activities. The Exmoor Rangers have lined up some fun outdoor activities that will encourage children to get out and about and enjoying nature.
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Discover Exmoor's Secret Microscopic World

Wednesday 22nd August 2018 02:00 pm

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: N/A
Description: With Dr Lisa Thomas BSc (Hons) PhD CBiol MRSB FGS FHEA This is a fun two hour session, you will learn how to use a microscope and you will be able to look at some of the amazing microscopic life found here on Exmoor. Dr Thomas is an enthusiastic and friendly scientist who love to share her passion for microscopic life. Although it’s a good family activity , this workshop isn’t suitable for children under 8 years old. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential, places are limited and we expect it to be popular so please book early. Dr. Thomas is a professional scientist and independent environmental consultant. She is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher in Biology and Environmental Science at Bath Spa University. She specialises in all aspects of the aquatic environment, both freshwater and marine, with a particular interest in environmental microbiology and water quality. She lives on Exmoor and is a member of and recorder for the Exmoor Natural History Society.
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Historic Tour of Dulverton

Wednesday 22nd August 2018 03:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
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. No need to book. £3.00 per person. Meet at Dulverton Heritage Centre http://www.dulvertonheritagecentre.org.uk/
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The Exmoor Pony Centre: August Activity Afternoon

Thursday 23rd August 2018 12:00 pm

Location: The Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Join the Exmoor ponies for hands-on fun and activities including rides, grooming, crafts and trails. Meet our friendly team of Exmoor ponies and enjoy home-made refreshments in our Green Room. Minimum age for rides 4yrs, weight limit 12st.
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Combe Martin Seashore Safari

Friday 24th August 2018 11:00 am

Location: Combe Martin Museum
Duration: 2 hours
Description: SEASHORE SAFARI Join us for a gentle seashore safari, looking for wildlife in the beach rock-pools. Weekly in Devon school holidays, wear suitable footwear, free rock-pool guide for each family, microscope workshop often available. Find us on facebook for details.
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The Heritage Exmoor Pony Festival - Connecting with Exmoor Ponies Workshop

Saturday 25th August 2018

Location: Luccombe
Duration: N/A
Description: Find out more about the amazing, ancient Exmoor pony breed and how we connect and build trust with the ponies at the Exmoor Pony Project. No pony handling necessary. Please book in advance email dawnwestcott@hotmail.com / Tel 01643 862466 www.wildponywhispering.co.uk/wild-pony-whispering-workshops
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Dulverton Farmers Market

Saturday 25th August 2018 1210

Location: Lion Stables Car Park High Street
Duration: 4 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join use to sample some of Exmoors fabulous produce and crafts, held in the centre of Dulverton where you can also experience our 40 plus local shops. Additional parking avaliable at Exmoor House
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The Heritage Exmoor Pony Festival - Guided Walk and Talk with local photographer Jamie Walters

Saturday 25th August 2018 10:00 am

Location: Brockwell, Wootton Courtney
Duration: N/A
Description: Join local photographer Jamie Walters for a 2-3 mile guided wildlife walk and learn more about Exmoor's diverse wildlife including red deer, Exmoor ponies, and moorland birds. Sturdy footwear. Contact Jamie Walters shelduck54@yahoo.com for details
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Grand Book Fair

Saturday 25th August 2018 1210

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: A Grand Book Fair A traditional book sale all day at Dulverton Heritage Centre with new titles constantly being added. (Weather permitting). Why not bring along your unwanted books for recycling?
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Bulworthy Project Barbecue Cafe

Saturday 25th August 2018 1206

Location: Bulworthy Project
Duration: 3 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. 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 salad will be picked on the day here at Bulworthy Project. As well as great locally produced meat, there will be vegetarian and gluten free options. 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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Figurehead in concert @ Shammick Acoustic

Saturday 25th August 2018 07:30 pm

Location: Pack o' Cards, High Street, Combe Martin
Duration: N/A
Description: Shanty groups are always extremely popular, but rarely are they female. Our guests this time are four feisty ladies from North Cornwall with a love of shanties and maritime songs, and the traditional songs of the area. Pub singing is common in Cornwall, and it soon became obvious that these ladies were particularly keen on unaccompanied harmony singing, so they decided to get together and practice on a regular basis, not with any intention of ‘gigging’, but just to have a few songs that they could bring out at the local ‘sings’. Then they started to be asked to sing here, there and everywhere, so Figurehead was born. Mostly appearing at various events in Cornwall, including festivals at Looe, Port Eliot, Wadebridge, Crantock, Newquay and Bude, they have recently been performing further afield at Gloucester, and Fishquard in South Wales. They have also graced the stage at the World Pasty Championships at the Eden Project. We can look forward to a night of fine singing with lots of chorus songs and audience participation – and perhaps some of those Cornish pasties…
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An Exhibition of Artworks

Sunday 26th August 2018

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 7 days
Description: An exhibition of the artwork of Ruth Lowe & David Barratt (Essence Gallery), works in a variety of mediums including watercolours, graphite, photography and more.
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Terrier, Lurcher and Companion and Family Dog Show

Sunday 26th August 2018 10:30 am

Location: Melcombe Exford
Duration: N/A
Description: Finals for National Working Terrier Federation, Stonelands Championship Qualifiers, Prizes for Champion Terrier £50, Champion Lurcher £30. Gun Dog Scurry and dog Agility, and Companion Dog classes. BBQ and refreshments tent. Classes start at 2.00pm
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Spooky Night Walk

Sunday 26th August 2018 08:00 pm

Location: Arlington Court Grounds
Duration: 45 minutes
Description: Book on a tour of the grounds at night and follow a spooky tale of unusual happenings at Arlington.
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Lynmouth Fete

Sunday 26th August 2018 11:00 pm

Location: Manor Green, Lynmouth
Duration: N/A
Description: Join us for a day of fun on the Manor Green in Lynmouth. The day will include live entertainment, food and drink, plate smashing, coconut shy, loads of craft stalls plus lots more. All in aid of the Lyn Children's Party.
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Watersmeet Fun Day

Wednesday 29th August 2018 11:00 am

Location: Watersmeet House, Lynmouth
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Join the Rangers at Watersmeet for some '50 Things to do before you are 11 3/4's' inspired activities. The Exmoor Rangers have lined up some fun outdoor activities that will encourage children to get out and about and enjoying nature.
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Combe Martin Seashore Safari

Wednesday 29th August 2018 02:00 pm

Location: Combe Martin Museum
Duration: 2 hours
Description: SEASHORE SAFARI Join us for a gentle seashore safari, looking for wildlife in the beach rock-pools. Weekly in Devon school holidays, wear suitable footwear, free rock-pool guide for each family, microscope workshop often available. Find us on facebook for details.
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Selworthy and North Hill

Thursday 30th August 2018 10:30 am

Location: Selworthy Church Overflow Car Park
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Challenging walk from Selworthy up past the Iron Age hill fort of Bury Castle to Selworthy Beacon. We then walk along the South West Coast Path to Hurlestone Point returning through Bossington and Allerford. Some steep climbs and descents. Bring a picnic and then enjoy a cream tea on return to Selworthy. 7 miles, dogs and families welcome, unsuitable for very young children. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear.
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The Exmoor Pony Centre: August Activity Afternoons

Thursday 30th August 2018 12:00 pm

Location: The Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Join the Exmoor ponies for hands-on fun and activities including rides, grooming, crafts and trails. Meet our friendly team of Exmoor ponies and enjoy home-made refreshments in our Green Room. Minimum age for rides 4yrs, weight limit 12st.
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Lynmouth Seaside Safari

Thursday 30th August 2018 01:30 pm

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join a National Park Ranger to discover the amazing wildlife that thrives and survives on our shores. Walk is over uneven and sometimes slippery rocky shore so please wear suitable shoes.
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A Heritage Tour

Thursday 30th August 2018 03:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
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. No need to book. £3.00 per person. Meet at Dulverton Heritage Centre http://www.dulvertonheritagecentre.org.uk/
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Alice in Wonderland Outdoor Theatre

Friday 31st August 2018 06:00 pm

Location: Arlington Court - Front Lawn
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as they present the classic tale of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Join Alice as she stumbles into the magical world of Wonderland and meet a whole host of colourful characters. From the unforgettable White Rabbit and the madcap Mad Hatter to the terrifying Queen of Hearts, Alice’s journey couldn’t be filled with more adventure. Presented in beautiful Victorian costume and alive with song, dance and original music, this is a production to delight the entire family in some of the UK and Ireland’s most stunning open-air theatre venues. Tickets: Adult £16, Child £10, Family £46. Booking: The National Trust Central Box Office or online. See our 'What's on' page for more information. Refreshments: The tea-room will be open until the start of the performance at 6pm. Important information: The performance will take place outdoors, regardless of the weather, we all know what the British weather can be like, so please be prepared and bring suitable clothing and protection from either the sun or rain. You will also need to bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Sorry but we can't allow gazebos or tents to be put up. If you have any questions, please call 01271 850296.
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