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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

Monday 13th 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

Monday 13th 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

Monday 13th 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

Monday 13th 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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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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Creative family crafts

Tuesday 14th 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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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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Family ranger day

Wednesday 15th 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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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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Creative family crafts

Thursday 16th 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 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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Minehead Country Market

Friday 17th 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 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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Fundraising Fridays

Friday 17th 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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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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Rag rug drop-in workshop

Saturday 18th 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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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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