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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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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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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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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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Family ranger day

Monday 14th 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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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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The Importance of Being Earnest

Monday 14th 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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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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Drop-in family crafts

Tuesday 15th 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 15th 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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Evening Deer Search

Tuesday 15th 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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Family ranger day

Wednesday 16th 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 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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Drop-in family crafts

Thursday 17th 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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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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Minehead Country Market

Friday 18th 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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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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Rag rug drop-in workshop

Saturday 19th 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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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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