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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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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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Drop-in family crafts

Tuesday 1st August 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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Portrait and Caricature Artist working

Tuesday 1st August 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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Family ranger day

Wednesday 2nd August 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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Heddon Valley Fun Day

Wednesday 2nd August 2017 11:00 am

Location: Heddon Valley National Trust shop, Heddon Valley, near Parracombe
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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Meet the gardener: a seasonal garden tour

Wednesday 2nd August 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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August Activity Afternoon

Thursday 3rd August 2017 12:00 pm

Location: Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Every Thursday in August, join us for summer fun and games. Pony Rides, grooming and children's activities. Home-made refreshments in the Green Room. Find out more about the wonderful iconic Exmoor pony. Under cover in the event of wet weather. Minimum age for riding 4yrs, weight limit 12st.
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Drop-in family crafts

Thursday 3rd August 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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Heritage Tour through Dulverton

Thursday 3rd August 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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Family Deer and Nightjar twilight walk

Thursday 3rd August 2017 06:30 pm

Location: Webebrs Post
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Meet ranger Charles at Webbers Post car park, near the highest point on Exmoor. As dusk rolls in, it's time to keep your eyes peeled for red deer and their newborns roaming in the sunset, as you make your way up Dunkery Hill. As it gets darker, help Charles listenout for the mysterious call of the nightjar. Suitable for littler legs, but lots of walking and standing still involved.
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Minehead Country Market

Friday 4th August 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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Combe Martin Seashore Safari

Friday 4th August 2017 10:00 am

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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St. Dubricius Flower Festival

Friday 4th August 2017 10:00 am

Location: St. Dubricius' Church, High St. Porlock
Duration: 4 days and 6 hours
Description: Our ancient church is filled with beautiful displays of flowers. Refreshments are available all day in church. There will be a children's activity [the church mouse trail] Adults anjoy this too! There will be a variety of live music. On Sunday morning, the church will be used for services, at which all are welcome, but the Festival will continue in the afternoon.
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Discover Porlock Marsh Guided Walk

Friday 4th August 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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Ponies on Winsford HIll

Friday 4th August 2017 11:00 am

Location: Public car park above Tarr Steps. Grid Ref SS872323
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Join a member of the Exmoor Society on this 5-6 ml walk (appx 4 hrs) through woodland up to the moors at Winsford Hill. A good chance of seeing Exmoor Ponies (though not guaranteed!) but extensive views throughout in all directions. Some reasonably steep ascents and descents. Dogs on leads welcome. Please bring a picnic. Refreshments available at Tarr Steps. Very occasionally walk details may change, so please check www.exmoorsociety.com in advance.
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Exmoor Rail

Saturday 5th August 2017 10:00 am

Location: The Minehead Eye, Mart Road, Minehead,
Duration: 6 hours and 30 minutes
Description: This is the only annual model railway show in West Somerset, which is held adjacent to Minehead station, right on the seafront. There will be a selection of high quality working layouts, plus demonstrations and a wide range of traders. Hot & cold food/drinks will be available all day. Parking is available right outside the venue (Pay & Display) plus free parking in surrounding streets. This is a really friendly family event and all are welcome.
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Walk on Dunkery

Saturday 5th August 2017 10:00 am

Location: Dunkery
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Exmoor Pony Society member Tricia Gibson 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 providing the Society and the herd owners with vital information regarding the stallions and mares and each year's foals. Tricia's love of photography has also provided many photographs of the interaction between stallions, mares and foals providing our facebook followers with many intimate moments.Contact Tricia by email tricia.gibson(at)talk21.com to book your place.
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Family Butterfly Trail

Saturday 5th August 2017 10:30 am

Location: Heddon Valley National Trust shop, Heddon Valley, near Parracombe
Duration: 15 days and 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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Brendon Open Gardens w/e

Saturday 5th August 2017 12:00 pm

Location: EX35 6PU
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Brendon Open Gardens w/e Aug 5/6th 12-5pm. 3 NGS gardens open.Lunches, teas, plants & bric a brac
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Cutcombe Fete & Dog Show

Saturday 5th August 2017 02:00 pm

Location: Wheddon Cross Playing Field on A396
Duration: N/A
Description: Saturday, August 5th 2 p.m. CUTCOMBE FETE & DOG SHOW Wheddon Cross Playing Field on A396 Flower and Produce Show, Exmoor Ponies Traditional Stalls, Cream Teas DARK TOWN STRUTTERS JAZZ BAND Children's Games and lots more Auction of Produce from 4.15p.m. Dog Show from 2.15 p.m. PARKING AND ENTRY FREE
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Annual Flower & Produce Show

Saturday 5th August 2017 02:15 pm

Location: Dunster Tithe Barn
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Annual Flower & Produce Show of exhibits from Dunster residents and allotmenteers. Includes Flowers, Fruit, Vegetables, Floral Art, Cookery, Photography, Arts & Crafts and entries from local schoolchildren. Raffle, Refreshments, Trophy presentation.
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BBQ & Quiz

Saturday 5th August 2017 07:00 pm

Location: Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Come and test your general knowledge about all things Exmoor and enjoy a fantastic BBQ. There is also an opportunity to meet and talk to some of the owners of the Exmoor ponies you see roaming on the commons. Numbers limited to 50 so please book early.
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The Comedy of Errors

Saturday 5th August 2017 07:00 pm

Location: Knackershole Barn
Duration: 1 day and 2 hours
Description: By William Shakespeare Directed by Poppy Burton-Morgan Design by Jean Chan Music by Matt Devereaux “I to the world am like a drop of water That in the ocean seeks another drop” 1901. The Circus of Ephesus. Those caught visiting from nearby Syracuse will be fed to the lions. Antipholus of Syracuse and his trusty fool Dromio brave the journey, each in search of their missing twin. They disguise themselves as circus artists – inadvertently donning the clothes of their missing counterparts and comedy and mayhem ensue… Marrying a colourful circus-infused physicality with Shakespeare’s linguistic acrobatics and live music, this is a fast paced and joyous new outdoor staging of Shakespeare’s farce of mistaken identity. This is an outdoor event with no formal seating so please bring chairs, blankets, cushions and picnic mats. No glass permitted on site. The consumption of alcohol is permitted, but only if purchased from the licensed bar on the theatre site.
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Big Breakfast

Sunday 6th August 2017 08:00 am

Location: Allerford & Selworthy Community Hall
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Enjoy a full English breakfast cooked while you wait. Wide choice. From £5 for 6 items.
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Porlock Country Fair

Sunday 6th August 2017 11:00 am

Location: Porlock Recreation Ground, Parsons Street
Duration: 6 hours and 30 minutes
Description: A traditional Country Fair with stalls, games, displays, Children's races, a dog show, music, refreshments and so much more! A great day out for all the family.
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Brendon Open Gardens w/e

Sunday 6th August 2017 12:00 pm

Location: EX35 6PU
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Brendon Open Gardens w/e Aug 5/6th 12-5pm. 3 NGS gardens open.Lunches, teas, plants & bric a brac
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John Crush - Portraits and Caricatures

Sunday 6th August 2017 12:00 pm

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Talented local artist John Crush will be in the centre, drawing caricatures and portraits to order. Why not have your picture drawn, or that of a loved one or even your pet? £12.00 for Caricatures and £20 for portraits John will, be happy to talk to you about commissioning a more detailed picture too
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Outdoor theatre: Wind in the willlows

Sunday 6th August 2017 06:00 pm

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Box Tree Productions adaptation of Wind in the Willows. Run in conjunction with The Plough Arts Centre, box office: 01805 624624.
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Barle Valley Wildlife Safari

Monday 7th August 2017 09:30 am

Location: Wheddon Cross
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Would you like to learn more about Exmoor? Well then join Exmoor Wildlife Safaris and the Exmoor Pony Festival to experience real Exmoor: the Exmoor Ponies, Red Deer, Birdlife, and the Flora and Fauna. Hear about the intriguing Local Legends and marvel at the beautiful scenery. So Join us as we go up onto the moor with Exmoor Wildlife Safaris for a morning or afternoon Exmoor pony specific safari. An Exmoor pony expert will be on board to tell you all you need to know about this fantastic breed, and no doubt there will be lots of other great sightings en route! We meet in the car park by the Rest and Be Thankful at 0930 for the morning safari and 1330 for the afternoon safari - please contact Daphne at Exmoor Wildlife Safaris to book your seat in the Lucky Landy! email exmoorwildlifesafaris@gmail.com If you can’t make the 7th or 14th then do contact Daphne and we will do our best to provide a pony expert on your safari.
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Family ranger day

Monday 7th August 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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Lorna Doone - A Short Guided Walk

Monday 7th August 2017 01:30 pm

Location: Malmsmead car park Grid Ref. SS 7916 4780
Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join a member of the Exmoor Society for this 4.5 ml/7 km walk visiting sites associated with Lorna Doone - along Badgworthy Water, past the Waterslide, up Lank Combe and returning via Malmsmead Hill and Post Lane to Malmsmead. Toilets & refreshments at Malmsmead. Dogs on leads welcome. Please wear suitable weatherproof clothing and boots. Very occasionally walk details may change so please check www.exmoorsociety.com in advance.
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Combe Martin Carnival Sandcastle Competition

Monday 7th August 2017 02:00 pm

Location: On Combe Martin Beach
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Build the best sandcastle!
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Combe Martin Carnival Sandcastle Competition

Monday 7th August 2017 02:00 pm

Location: On Combe Martin Beach
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Build the best sandcastle!
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Seaside Safari

Monday 7th August 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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Dunkery By Moonlight

Monday 7th August 2017 07:45 pm

Location: Webbers Post
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Be guided by a National Park Ranger up the steep track to the highest point on Exmoor, Dunkery Beacon. As the sun sets and the full moon rises, we may well see red deer moving through the gathering darkness. Alternatively, we will find our way up through mist, listening to the wild night sounds in which Exmoor excels.
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Mineral Line Ralegh Cross Long Walk

Tuesday 8th August 2017 09:45 am

Location: Ralegh Cross Inn
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Explore the engineering connected with iron mining and its setting in the Brendon Hills. We visit Beulah Chapel, Brendon village and the Winding House. Then we go all the way down the Incline to Comberow, through the woods to Leighland Chapel, circling back via a picturesque waterfall. Bring a packed lunch. About 7 miles. Steep. Walking boots are essential.
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Discover Exmoor’s Dragonflies

Tuesday 8th August 2017 10:00 am

Location: Pinkery Outdoor Education Centre, Simonsbath
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. Please bring lunch, waterproof boots and outdoor clothing.
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Combe Martin Carnival Pile-A-Pebble Competition

Tuesday 8th August 2017 02:00 pm

Location: On Combe Martin beach
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Build the tallest pile of pebbles
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Walk Across Haddon Hill

Tuesday 8th August 2017 02:00 pm

Location: Haddon Hill car park
Duration: N/A
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 Deer Search

Tuesday 8th August 2017 1207

Location: Ashcombe Car Park - Simonsbath
Duration: 2 hours
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 - 7:00pm for 2hrs / 3 miles. Binoculars, walking boots / clothing are essential. No dogs.
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The Importance of Being Earnest

Tuesday 8th August 2017 1207

Location: The Valley of the Rocks
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Pleasure Dome Theatre return to The Valley of the Rocks this summer with a wild Exmoor re-imagining of Oscar Wilde's comedy of manners: The Importance of Being Earnest. After last years triumph with their critically acclaimed Macbeth, they have turned their focus to this most English of comedies. This production will have some promenade elements so wrap up warm and expect physical theatre, music and imaginative costumes as this story weaves through the most stunning landscape Britain has to offer. Feel free to bring a picnic to eat before or in the interval. Sunday matinees at 14:00. No shows on Mondays. Safety Notice: The Valley of Rocks is a wild environment so care should be taken to walk on designated footpaths and to not wander away from the performance areas. Audience members attend entirely at their own risk and Pleasure Dome Theatre Company can accept no liability for any injury, howsoever incurred.
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Exford Horse And Pony Show

Wednesday 9th August 2017 08:30 am

Location: EXFORD SHOW FIELD, ROOME HILL ROAD, EXFORD
Duration: 8 hours and 30 minutes
Description: A traditional horse and pony show. Exmoor Pony Annual breed show; sheep show for local breeds of Exmoor Horn and Devon Closewool; classes for mares, foals and youngstock; childrens classes; show-jumping; Inter hunt challenge. Large craft and local produce marquee, many trade stands. Full catering. Dog show and horn competition.
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EPS Breed Show

Wednesday 9th August 2017 09:00 am

Location: Exford Showground
Duration: N/A
Description: The Exmoor Pony Society's annual Breed Show is an opportunity for moorland and in-ground breeders to showcase their ponies. Throughout the day, stallions, mares and youngstock will compete for historic trophies and, perhaps, become the Supreme Champion (Best of Breed) or qualify for the Horse of the Year Show. Established in 1921, the Exmoor Pony Society was set up to hold the studbook and conserve one of Britain's rare native breeds and try ensure that these wonderful ponies that have been a part of the Exmoor landscape for so many years remain running free on a number of commons within the Exmoor National Park. Besides being a great family day out, it also provides an opportunity to see the ponies up close, learn about their history and the welfare and management of the herds direct from the breeders and owners.
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Watersmeet Fun Day

Wednesday 9th August 2017 11:00 am

Location: Watersmeet house & tea-garden, Watersmeet Road, 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 9th August 2017 01:00 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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Horner Woods and Water - A Guided Walk

Thursday 10th August 2017 10:30 am

Location: NT car park, Horner Grid Ref 898456
Duration: 4 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join a member of the Exmoor Society to explore the woods of Horner and Horner Water. Some steep climbs, through the woods to Webber's Post and up to Cloutsham Ball, and a descent, on this 7 mile challenging walk with some shallow stream crossings. Please bring a picnic. Very occasionally walk details may change so please check the website www.exmoorsociety.com in advance.
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August Activity Afternoon

Thursday 10th August 2017 12:00 pm

Location: Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Every Thursday in August, join us for summer fun and games. Pony Rides, grooming and children's activities. Home-made refreshments in the Green Room. Find out more about the wonderful iconic Exmoor pony. Under cover in the event of wet weather. Minimum age for riding 4yrs, weight limit 12st.
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Combe Martin Carnival Scavenger Hunt

Thursday 10th August 2017 02:00 pm

Location: on Combe Martin Beach
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Find 25 items or pieces of information from around Combe Martin beach... before anyone else does!
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Film Night

Thursday 10th August 2017 07:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Town Hall
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Step back in time! Dr Sue Baker, author of ‘Survival of the Fittest’ and the soon to be released 'The Exmoor Pony Chronicles' will be on hand to recount a host of fascinating stories as she provides you with the opportunity to see footage from films and television programmes that have featured Exmoor ponies over the years. These wonderful ponies have been captivating television viewers for decades! Refreshments will be available.
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Dinner and Stargazing

Friday 11th August 2017 12:00 pm

Location: The Luttrell Arms Hotel.
Duration: N/A
Description: A night with the stars! Dinner and stargazing in Europe's Dark Sky Reserve. Enjoy a 3 course dinner in our award winning Psalter's Restaurant followed by a guided tour of the galaxy and the stunning meteor shower. Our very own professional astronomer will be in attendance.
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Rag rug drop-in workshop

Saturday 12th August 2017 1211

Location: Arlington Court
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.
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Harbour Fest

Saturday 12th August 2017 10:00 pm

Location: Minehead Harbour
Duration: 18 hours
Description: Come and join in two fun-filled days at Minehead harbour. Watch the Raft Race on Sunday and enjoy the music in the local pubs. There will also be street entertainment; kayak racing; raft racing; live bands; art, craft & charity stalls; children's entertainment (Saturday); hog roast; local food. The Minehead RNLI Raft Race is now part of the Minehead Harbour Fest. A weekend of music, fun on the water and all based around Minehead Harbour. Channel Adventure: Join us for free taster sessions at Minehead Harbour, including Kayaking, Paddleboarding and much more! Sessions are free, however any donations to RNLI will be gratefully received. Minimum age 8 years old.
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95th Annual Brendon & District Show

Sunday 13th August 2017 10:00 am

Location: Brendon Barton Farm
Duration: N/A
Description: A great day out for all the family at one of Exmoor's longest-standing traditional Horse & Country show. Horse& Pony classes,Gymkhana,Show-Jumping,MEPBG Exmoor Pony Show, with un-handled ponies shown in pens, Exmoor Horn Sheep Classes, sheep shearing display,Stag Horns competition, dogshow, Lurcher racing, dog agility, Vintage Machinery competition,Parade of Hounds, Ferret racing, Trade Stands Licensed Bar & Refreshments. All in aid of local charities.
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Dulverton's Heritage Walk

Sunday 13th August 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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Barle Valley Wildlife Safari

Monday 14th August 2017 09:30 am

Location: Wheddon Cross
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Would you like to learn more about Exmoor? Well then join Exmoor Wildlife Safaris and the Exmoor Pony Festival to experience real Exmoor: the Exmoor Ponies, Red Deer, Birdlife, and the Flora and Fauna. Hear about the intriguing Local Legends and marvel at the beautiful scenery. So Join us as we go up onto the moor with Exmoor Wildlife Safaris for a morning or afternoon Exmoor pony specific safari. An Exmoor pony expert will be on board to tell you all you need to know about this fantastic breed, and no doubt there will be lots of other great sightings en route! We meet in the car park by the Rest and Be Thankful at 0930 for the morning safari and 1330 for the afternoon safari - please contact Daphne at Exmoor Wildlife Safaris to book your seat in the Lucky Landy! email exmoorwildlifesafaris@gmail.com If you can’t make the 7th or 14th then do contact Daphne and we will do our best to provide a pony expert on your safari.
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Seaside Safari

Monday 14th August 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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Walk on Dunkery

Tuesday 15th August 2017 04:09 am

Location: Dunkery
Duration: 11 hours and 51 minutes
Description: Exmoor Pony Society member Tricia Gibson 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 providing the Society and the herd owners with vital information regarding the stallions and mares and each year's foals. Tricia's love of photography has also provided many photographs of the interaction between stallions, mares and foals providing our facebook followers with many intimate moments.Contact Tricia by email tricia.gibson(at)talk21.com to book your place.
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Wildlife of the Doone Valley & Moorland Guided Walk

Tuesday 15th August 2017 10:30 am

Location: Malmsmead car park Grid Ref. SS 79184 47816
Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join a member of the Exmoor Society looking at insects, wild flowers and lichens of the woodland and moorland. This 5-6ml walk takes us along the Doone Valley, Badgworthy Water and onto Brendon Common before returning back to Malmsmead. Older/fit children very welcome. Dogs on leads please. Bring a picnic and wear weatherproof clothing and boots. Toilets at Malmsmead. Very occasionally walk details may change so please check www.exmoorsociety.com in advance.
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Heddon Valley Fun Day

Wednesday 16th August 2017 11:00 am

Location: Heddon Valley National Trust shop, Heddon Valley, near Parracombe
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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Hidden Dunster Guided Walk

Wednesday 16th August 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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Withypool Flower Show and Fete

Wednesday 16th August 2017 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 sideshows and stalls, teas, raffle and children's races. Come and join us for a family fun afternoon out.
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August Activity Afternoon

Thursday 17th August 2017 12:00 pm

Location: Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Every Thursday in August, join us for summer fun and games. Pony Rides, grooming and children's activities. Home-made refreshments in the Green Room. Find out more about the wonderful iconic Exmoor pony. Under cover in the event of wet weather. Minimum age for riding 4yrs, weight limit 12st.
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Natural History Walk

Thursday 17th August 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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Lynmouth Flood Walk

Thursday 17th August 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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Hidden Landscape of Culbone Wood - A Guided Walk

Friday 18th August 2017 10:00 am

Location: Car park, Worthy Toll Road lower lodge (fee). Grid Ref. SS 858481
Duration: N/A
Description: Join a member of the Exmoor Society and National Parks Woodands Conservation Officer on this 3ml/5km circular walk to discover the layers of history and landscape of these fascinating coastal woods, walking from Ashley Combe to Culbone Church. Please bring a picnic and wear weatherproof clothing and boots. Dogs on leads welcome. Very occasionally walk details may change so please check www.exmoorsociety.com in advance.
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Discover Bossington Guided Walk

Friday 18th August 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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The Wimbleball Family Campout (Event now Fully Booked)

Friday 18th August 2017 04:00 pm

Location: Wimbleball Lake
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. THIS EVENT ID NOW FULLY BOOKED
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Brompton Regis Village Show, Horse Show & Gymkhana

Saturday 19th August 2017 10:00 am

Location: Brompton Regis Cricket Ground
Duration: 7 hours
Description: Enjoy a day in the beautiful West Somerset countryside at the annual Brompton Regis Village Show and Gymkhana now in its 63rd year. It remains a traditional village show and provides a fantastic day out for local families and visitors alike. The Horse Show (from 9.00am) will be a full day event with riders and horses competing in 35 different classes in Showing, Show Jumping, Fancy Dress and the Gymkhana, including special classes for Exmoor ponies, Britain’s oldest breed of native pony. The Dog Show (1.00pm), for which entries are taken on the day, goes from strength to strength, and is much enjoyed by participants and spectators alike, with pedigree as well as family dog fun classes. There will also be Cookery, Flower, Handicraft, Vegetable and Egg Shows where you can admire the many exhibits (show tent open from noon). There are bargains galore to be had at the Local Produce, Plants, Bric a Brac and Book Stalls (from 10.00am). You can also try your luck in the Show Raffle, at the Bottle Stall or make bids for some attractive pledges at the Auction of Pledges. There will also be a Parade of the West Somerset Foxhounds in the afternoon and some Vintage Tractors on display. For children there is plenty to occupy them. There will be Face Painting, they can have a go on the Bouncy Castle or Coconut Shy or enjoy the Play Area. A Refreshments Tent will be open throughout where you will be able to enjoy a great range of freshly made sandwiches and cakes, tea & coffee and fantastic hot food from the BBQ. At the end of the day there will be a Grand Auction of exhibits from the Show Tents followed by the announcement of raffle and auction winners.
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Combe Martin Seashore Safari

Saturday 19th August 2017 10:00 am

Location: Combe Martin Museum
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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Brendon Open Gardens w/e

Saturday 19th August 2017 12:00 pm

Location: EX35 6PU
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Brendon Open Gardens w/e Aug 19 & 20. 12-5pm. 3 NGS gardens open. Lunches, teas, plants and bric a brac
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Summer Fair including start & finish of The Classic Car Tour of Exmoor

Sunday 20th August 2017 10:00 am

Location: Allerford and Selworthy Community Hall, Hare Park, Allerford
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Allerford Summer Fair including the start and finish for the Classic Car Tour of Exmoor. Stalls, games and hot and cold refreshments. To book a pitch to sell goods contact 01643 862831
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Brendon Open Gardens w/e

Sunday 20th August 2017 12:00 pm

Location: EX35 6PU
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Brendon Open Gardens w/e Aug 19 & 20. 12-5pm. 3 NGS gardens open. Lunches, teas, plants and bric a brac
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Open Day at Simonsbath Sawmill

Monday 21st August 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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Seaside Safari

Monday 21st August 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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Evening Deer Search

Tuesday 22nd August 2017 07:00 pm

Location: Ashcombe Carpark, Simonsbath, Exmoor
Duration: 2 hours
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 - 6:30pm for 2hrs / 3 miles. Binoculars, walking boots / clothing are essential. No dogs.
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Watersmeet Fun Day

Wednesday 23rd August 2017 11:00 am

Location: Watersmeet house & tea-garden, Watersmeet Road, 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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A Historical Tour through Dulverton

Wednesday 23rd August 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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Round Dunkery - A Guided Walk

Thursday 24th August 2017 10:30 am

Location: Webber's Post Grid Ref. 902438
Duration: 4 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join a member of the Exmoor Society for a walk over Dunkery Beacon, from Webber's Post along Dicky's Path, with possible sightings of deer. A challenging 6 mile walk over rough paths in places, a steep climb and a rough descent. Please wear suitable boots and weatherproof clothing. Bring binoculars if you have them and a picnic. Very occasionally walk details may change so please check the website www.exmoorsociety.com in advance.
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August Activity Afternoon

Thursday 24th August 2017 12:00 pm

Location: Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Every Thursday in August, join us for summer fun and games. Pony Rides, grooming and children's activities. Home-made refreshments in the Green Room. Find out more about the wonderful iconic Exmoor pony. Under cover in the event of wet weather. Minimum age for riding 4yrs, weight limit 12st.
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Combe Martin Seashore Safari

Thursday 24th August 2017 02:00 pm

Location: Combe Martin Museum
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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Evening Deer Search

Friday 25th August 2017 07:00 pm

Location: Ashcombe Carpark, Simonsbath, Exmoor
Duration: 2 hours
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 - 7:00pm for 2hrs / 3 miles. Binoculars, walking boots / clothing are essential. No dogs.
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Book Sale

Saturday 26th August 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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Treborough Horse Trials (2)

Saturday 26th August 2017 09:00 am

Location: Treborough Hill
Duration: 1 day and 9 hours
Description: Welcome to Treborough Hill, a multi-sport venue on the edge of Exmoor. Whether you are interested in equestrianism, we provide an outstanding setting to enjoy your sport. Set against the spectacular backdrop of Exmoor National Park, we provide a natural venue for sport and outdoor events. Our cross country course runs over turf that remains good in all weathers, and offers a range of fences from 70cm to 110cm. There is a mixture of permanent and portable fences including ditches, banks, drops and a water complex. Our course is suitable for both the novice and experienced rider. Follow us at www.facebook.com/treboroughhill
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Exford Flower & Produce show.

Saturday 26th August 2017 02:00 pm

Location: Exford Village Green
Duration: N/A
Description: Marquee with stalls and activities on the Village Green.
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Bulworthy Project Barbecue Café Evening

Saturday 26th August 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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Lorna Doone - A Short Guided Walk

Monday 28th August 2017 01:30 pm

Location: Malmsmead car park Grid Ref. SS 7916 4780
Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join a member of the Exmoor Society for this 4.5 ml/7 km walk visiting sites associated with Lorna Doone - along Badgworthy Water, past the Waterslide, up Lank Combe and returning via Malmsmead Hill and Post Lane to Malmsmead. Toilets & refreshments at Malmsmead. Dogs on leads welcome. Please wear suitable weatherproof clothing and boots. Very occasionally walk details may change so please check www.exmoorsociety.com in advance.
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Lorna Doone

Tuesday 29th August 2017 1207

Location: EX35 6JH
Duration: 2 hours
Description: The second show in their 2017 season will be R.D. Blackmore's romance of Exmoor: Lorna Doone. With a mixed cast of professional and amateur talent Pleasure Dome Theatre will bring this timeless tale of love and jealousy back into the environment that inspired it. Wrap up warm and come share a love story to last the ages steeped in the history of Exmoor. Feel free to bring a picnic to eat before or in the interval. Safety Notice: The Valley of Rocks is a wild environment so care should be taken to walk on designated footpaths and to not wander away from the performance areas. It is strongly recommended that you bring a torch. Audience members attend entirely at their own risk and Pleasure Dome Theatre Company can accept no liability for any injury, howsoever incurred.
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August Activity Afternoon

Thursday 31st August 2017 12:00 pm

Location: Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Every Thursday in August, join us for summer fun and games. Pony Rides, grooming and children's activities. Home-made refreshments in the Green Room. Find out more about the wonderful iconic Exmoor pony. Under cover in the event of wet weather. Minimum age for riding 4yrs, weight limit 12st.
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Exploring Dulvertons Historic Past

Thursday 31st August 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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