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What's on North Devon July/August 2014
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Central Cinema, Barnstaple.
The Plough Arts Centre, Torrington.
Lynton Cinema, Lynton.
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Posted on 12 Feb 2011 by Phil/Anne
What's On North Devon'14

Devon Railway Centre's TEDDY BEAR SPECIAL

TEDDY BEARS GALORE! Bring your bear to meet the huge gathering of bears who attend this event at the Devon Railway Centre every year! Become a teddy detective for the day and explore the teddy trail. Meet Brunel, our...

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05
Jul
Michael Ahearne Art Exhibition

Michael Ahearne Art Exhibition

 A inspiring exhibition of original oils, acrylic paintings and affordable limited edition prints in the Station Gallery between 10.30am and 4.30pm daily.

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05
Jul
Michael Buble Tribute Show

Michael Buble Tribute Show

It's show time at Colyton Station, 7.30pm - 10.30pm! Join us for a great night out at Seaton Tramway, dance on the platform or sit back, relax and listen to some favourites "Haven't Met you Yet", "Cry me a River" and "Hollywood"....

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06
Jul
Jurassic Coast Cruise

Jurassic Coast Cruise

Departs Exmouth Marina at 2pm Exmouth is a Gateway town to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site. In league with other natural sites such as the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef, the site exposes over 250 million years...

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06
Jul
Peco Open Garden Day for Charity

Peco Open Garden Day for Charity

Free entry to the Gardens and Model Railway Exhibition.  Charges apply only for train rides and Crazy Golf.   Donations welcome to our nominated charity of the year Devon Air Ambulance.

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06
Jul
See Fireman Sam

See Fireman Sam

Come and see Fireman Sam on Sunday 6th July at The BIG Sheep Family Attraction. Fireman Sam will be making personal appearances at intervals between 11am and 3:30pm. Don't forget to bring your camera. Park admission is FREE...

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07
Jul
Exeter Canal Cruise

Exeter Canal Cruise

Sail the oldest shipping canal in Europe and you'll see views over beautiful wetlands, towns and villages Starting at Exmouth you sail up the Exe Estuary, which is famous for its wildlife and scenery, passing Dawlish Warren...

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08
Jul
Round Robin Boat & Train from Exmouth

Round Robin Boat & Train from Exmouth

The departure points are Exmouth Marina at 2.30pm or Topsham at 3.45pm but please check each time for changes. Explore the River Exe and surounding area by boat and by train in one day. This trip involves a...

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08
Jul
Jurassic Coast Cruise

Jurassic Coast Cruise

Departs Exmouth Marina at 11am Exmouth is a Gateway town to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site. In league with other natural sites such as the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef, the site exposes over 250 million years...

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09
Jul
Round Robin Boat & Train from Exmouth

Round Robin Boat & Train from Exmouth

The departure points are Exmouth Marina at 2.30pm or Topsham at 3.45pm but please check each time for changes. Explore the River Exe and surounding area by boat and by train in one day. This trip involves a...

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09
Jul
Jurassic Coast Cruise

Jurassic Coast Cruise

Departs Exmouth Marina at 2pm Exmouth is a Gateway town to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site. In league with other natural sites such as the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef, the site exposes over 250 million years...

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11
Jul
Purple Day at The BIG Sheep

Purple Day at The BIG Sheep

The BIG Sheep flock will be donning their purple clothes, wigs and anything else purple to help raise money for Barnstaple's Chemotherapy Appeal. Visit us on Friday 11th July wearing purple and we'll donate £1 of your entry...

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12
Jul
Jurassic Coast Cruise

Jurassic Coast Cruise

Departs Exmouth Marina at 2.30pm Exmouth is a Gateway town to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site. In league with other natural sites such as the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef, the site exposes over 250 million...

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13
Jul
Scream for Ice Cream at The BIG Sheep, Bideford

Scream for Ice Cream at The BIG Sheep, Bideford

  The BIG Sheep will be hosting an ice cream “Taster” day on Sunday 13th July and will be inviting visitors to indulge in lots of luscious ice cream and vote for their favourite flavour! Tasting will take place...

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14
Jul
Early Leaners Week at Pecorama, Beer

Early Leaners Week at Pecorama, Beer

Children's entertainment daily at 12 noon featuring a fun packed and informative show from Gary The Clown.  An intensive train service on the Beer Heights Light Railway for Bargain Ticket Holders.

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15
Jul
Round Robin Boat & Train from Exmouth

Round Robin Boat & Train from Exmouth

The departure points are Exmouth Marina at 10am or Topsham at 11.15am but please check each time for changes. Explore the River Exe and surounding area by boat and by train in one day. This trip involves a...

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15
Jul
Jurassic Coast Cruise

Jurassic Coast Cruise

Departs Exmouth Marina at 11am Exmouth is a Gateway town to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site. In league with other natural sites such as the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef, the site exposes over 250 million years...

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16
Jul
Round Robin Boat & Train from Exmouth

Round Robin Boat & Train from Exmouth

The departure points are Exmouth Marina at 10am or Topsham at 11.15am but please check each time for changes. Explore the River Exe and surounding area by boat and by train in one day. This trip involves a...

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18
Jul
Round Robin Boat & Train from Exmouth

Round Robin Boat & Train from Exmouth

The departure points are Exmouth Marina at 11am or Topsham at 12.15pm but please check each time for changes. Explore the River Exe and surounding area by boat and by train in one day. This trip involves a...

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18
Jul
Jurassic Coast Cruise

Jurassic Coast Cruise

Departs Exmouth Marina at 10.45am Exmouth is a Gateway town to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site. In league with other natural sites such as the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef, the site exposes over 250 million...

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19
Jul
Round Robin Boat & Train from Exmouth

Round Robin Boat & Train from Exmouth

The departure points are Exmouth Marina at 11am or Topsham at 12.15pm but please check each time for changes. Explore the River Exe and surounding area by boat and by train in one day. This trip involves a...

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19
Jul
Butterfly Hunt

Butterfly Hunt

Escot is a haven for wildlife and during the summer there are lots of butterflies. We have devised a special Butterfly Trail with clues for you to follow to see how many different butterflies you can find around the park. £1...

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20
Jul
Clovelly Maritime Festival in aid of the North Devon Hospice

Clovelly Maritime Festival in aid of the North Devon Hospice

Starting at 10 a.m., the day will be full of fun and cram-packed with a programme of all sorts of activities and entertainment for all ages. There'll be lively music, cookery demonstrations, crafty creations and family...

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20
Jul
Woolsery Agricultural Show (in aid of various charities)

Woolsery Agricultural Show (in aid of various charities)

Summer in North Devon would not be complete without a visit to this ever popular show held at Clovelly Court. Classes include crafts, cattle and sheep, together with horse & pony competitions. You'll find bustling trade and...

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20
Jul
Round Robin Boat & Train from Exmouth

Round Robin Boat & Train from Exmouth

The departure points are Exmouth Marina at 11am or Topsham at 12.15pm but please check each time for changes. Explore the River Exe and surounding area by boat and by train in one day. This trip involves a...

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20
Jul
Jurassic Coast Cruise

Jurassic Coast Cruise

Departs Exmouth Marina at 2pm Exmouth is a Gateway town to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site. In league with other natural sites such as the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef, the site exposes over 250 million years...

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21
Jul
Exeter Canal Cruise

Exeter Canal Cruise

Sail the oldest shipping canal in Europe and you'll see views over beautiful wetlands, towns and villages Starting at Exmouth you sail up the Exe Estuary, which is famous for its wildlife and scenery, passing Dawlish Warren...

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22
Jul
Round Robin Boat & Train from Exmouth

Round Robin Boat & Train from Exmouth

The departure points are Exmouth Marina at 2.30pm or Topsham at 3.45pm but please check each time for changes. Explore the River Exe and surounding area by boat and by train in one day. This trip involves a...

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22
Jul
Day Trip to Sidmouth

Day Trip to Sidmouth

Departs Exmouth Marina at 11am Sail along the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site to land in the historic town of Sidmouth, at the heart of 'The Great Unconformity' and home to the unique Sidmouth Folk Festival. Sidmouth is a...

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22
Jul
Bay Cruises from Sidmouth

Bay Cruises from Sidmouth

Departing Sidmouth at 12.45pm, 1.45pm & 2.45pm  

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23
Jul
Round Robin Boat & Train from Exmouth

Round Robin Boat & Train from Exmouth

The departure points are Exmouth Marina at 2.30pm or Topsham at 3.45pm but please check each time for changes. Explore the River Exe and surounding area by boat and by train in one day. This trip involves a...

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23
Jul
Jurassic Coast Cruise

Jurassic Coast Cruise

Departs Exmouth Marina at 11.30am Exmouth is a Gateway town to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site. In league with other natural sites such as the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef, the site exposes over 250 million...

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25
Jul
Jurassic Coast Cruise

Jurassic Coast Cruise

Departs Exmouth Marina at 2.15pm Exmouth is a Gateway town to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site. In league with other natural sites such as the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef, the site exposes over 250 million...

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25
Jul
Water Wars

Water Wars

Every Friday Water Wars in the Maze from 4 - 5pm! Pistols at sundown! Every Friday pistols will be drawn at 4pm in the maze where Escot Water Wars will commence! Anyone in the maze from 4 - 5pm is fair game so if you can’t...

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25
Jul
Summer Holiday Fun at Pennywell

Summer Holiday Fun at Pennywell

Treat the family to the very best this summer and join us at Pennywell for a day to remember! Arrive from 10am to enjoy a non stop day of animal action, activities, shows, displays and rides. The best value in Devon. Entertainers...

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26
Jul
Jurassic Day Explorer

Jurassic Day Explorer

Leave the car behind and explore England's only Natural World Heritage Site known as the Jurassic Coast. Sailing from Exmouth Marina at 10am the first part of your journey will take in a panoramic view of the oldest sections...

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26
Jul
Seaton Bay Cruises

Seaton Bay Cruises

Departing Seaton at 12.45pm & 2pm

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26
Jul
Living History Week

Living History Week

Edcott, Escot's Anglo-Saxon village, is a living history site that enables visitors to experience the day-to-day life of our ancestors. This year we have the addition of a building project in progress using traditional tools...

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27
Jul
Jurassic Coast Cruise

Jurassic Coast Cruise

Departs Exmouth Marina at 2.30pm Exmouth is a Gateway town to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site. In league with other natural sites such as the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef, the site exposes over 250 million...

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27
Jul
Bird Hide on Wheels

Bird Hide on Wheels

Bird Watching with Ian Waite. Tram departs from Seaton Terminus at 6pm and will return at 8pm. Price £12.95 Pre-booking essential 01297 20375

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27
Jul
Messing About on the River

Messing About on the River

us for an unforgettable day by the river that is great fun for the whole family. Make and race a mini-raft, pan for gold! River dipping, build a beaver dam. Crime Scene Investigates: alien invaders! Try fly casting, barefoot...

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28
Jul
Escot Story Walks

Escot Story Walks

Every Monday from the 28th July to the 25th August Nature and Escot's beautiful landscape are the inspiration for our guided story walks. The tales told by our storyteller will fire your imagination and entertain the whole...

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29
Jul
Kit Construction Days at Pecorama, Beer

Kit Construction Days at Pecorama, Beer

Tuesdays only. Every Tuesday between the 29th July and 26th August there is a wonderful opportunity for you to learn about building kits from the well-known modelling experts Gordon and Maggie Gravett. Gordon, famous for his...

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30
Jul
Round Robin Boat & Train from Exmouth

Round Robin Boat & Train from Exmouth

The departure points are Exmouth Marina at 10am or Topsham at 11.15am but please check each time for changes. Explore the River Exe and surounding area by boat and by train in one day. This trip involves a...

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30
Jul
Jurassic Coast Cruise

Jurassic Coast Cruise

Departs Exmouth Marina at 10.45am Exmouth is a Gateway town to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site. In league with other natural sites such as the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef, the site exposes over 250 million...

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30
Jul
Buy an Ice-cream and Support a Charity - Miniature Pony Centre

Buy an Ice-cream and Support a Charity - Miniature Pony Centre

The Miniature Pony Centre have adopted the Dartmoor Heritage Pony Trust as 'Charity of the Year' To support the Dartmoor Ponies the Centre will be donating 50p for every ice-cream bought on 30th July 2014.

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30
Jul
Swamp Walk

Swamp Walk

Every Wednesday throughout the Summer Holidays The Swamp Walk is a 100-metre meander through the mire...It's cold, smelly and seriously manky - almost a metre deep in places. You finish off with a wash in the pond and a hosing...

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31
Jul
Robert Crisp Art Exhibition

Robert Crisp Art Exhibition

Local Artist Robert Crisp displays his stunning work in the Station Gallery between 10.30am and 4.30pm daily.

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01
Aug
Jurassic Coast Cruise

Jurassic Coast Cruise

Departs Exmouth Marina at 11am Exmouth is a Gateway town to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site. In league with other natural sites such as the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef, the site exposes over 250 million years...

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01
Aug
Round Robin Boat & Train from Exmouth

Round Robin Boat & Train from Exmouth

The departure points are Exmouth Marina at 10am or Topsham at 11.15am but please check each time for changes. Explore the River Exe and surounding area by boat and by train in one day. This trip involves a...

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01
Aug
Pirate Day at the Tramway with the "Seaton Pearl"

Pirate Day at the Tramway with the "Seaton Pearl"

The “Seaton Pearl” sets sail again today on her voyage following the Axe Estuary to Colyton Station. Shiver me Timbers all aboard for a swashbuckling time.  

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02
Aug
Lifeboat Weekend (in aid of the RNLI)

Lifeboat Weekend (in aid of the RNLI)

Held in aid of the RNLI, it is a popular celebration of the Clovelly Lifeboat, Spirit of Clovelly. The Lifeboat House will be open both days to the public. On Saturday there'll be a sponsored swim from Bucks Mill to Clovelly. On...

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02
Aug
Round Robin Boat & Train from Exmouth

Round Robin Boat & Train from Exmouth

The departure points are Exmouth Marina at 11am or Topsham at 12.15pm but please check each time for changes. Explore the River Exe and surounding area by boat and by train in one day. This trip involves a...

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02
Aug
Jurassic Coast Cruise

Jurassic Coast Cruise

Departs Exmouth Marina at 10.45am Exmouth is a Gateway town to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site. In league with other natural sites such as the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef, the site exposes over 250 million...

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03
Aug
Round Robin Boat & Train from Exmouth

Round Robin Boat & Train from Exmouth

The departure points are Exmouth Marina at 11am or Topsham at 12.15pm but please check each time for changes. Explore the River Exe and surounding area by boat and by train in one day. This trip involves a...

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03
Aug
Bay Cruises from Sidmouth

Bay Cruises from Sidmouth

Departing Sidmouth at 11am & 12noon  

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03
Aug
Dinosaur Train

Dinosaur Train

Visitors will get to meet Buddy, the loveable and curious T-Rex, Laura the Gigantosaurus, Quincy the Quetzalcoatlus, Carla the Shark, Ned the Brachiosaurus and Mr Conductor, the Troodon, and celebrate the fascination that...

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04
Aug
Round Robin Boat & Train from Exmouth

Round Robin Boat & Train from Exmouth

The departure points are Exmouth Marina at 11am or Topsham at 12.15pm but please check each time for changes. Explore the River Exe and surounding area by boat and by train in one day. This trip involves a...

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05
Aug
Theatre on the Lawn George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl adapted by David Wood

Theatre on the Lawn George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl adapted by David Wood

It's the first day of half-term, Grandma has written to say she is coming to stay, and George is going to have to give up his bedroom for her. It wouldn't be so bad if Grandma were a nice Grandma. But George's Grandma is horrible....

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05
Aug
Bird Feeder Making

Bird Feeder Making

Make your own bird feeder with Escot’s Nature Rangers! Receive an information sheet about what birds to keep your eyes open for in your garden and learn about wild birds and how to care for them. 10.30am 4pm. £4 per...

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09
Aug
DEVON RAILWAY CENTRE'S STEAM GALA

DEVON RAILWAY CENTRE'S STEAM GALA

STEAM WEEKEND WITH VISITING LOCOMOTIVES ON OUR NARROW GAUGE RAILWAY. ...

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10
Aug
Dinosaur Train

Dinosaur Train

Visitors will get to meet Buddy, the loveable and curious T-Rex, Laura the Gigantosaurus, Quincy the Quetzalcoatlus, Carla the Shark, Ned the Brachiosaurus and Mr Conductor, the Troodon, and celebrate the fascination that...

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12
Aug
Pink Parachute Summer Action - Circus Skills

Pink Parachute Summer Action - Circus Skills

Join us under the Pink Parachute for a special circus skills and arts and crafts activity. In no time at all you could be plate spinning, a dab hand at diabolos, juggling and make a clowny wig too! This event also runs on the...

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13
Aug
Bird Hide on Wheels

Bird Hide on Wheels

Bird Watching with Ian Waite. The tram departs from Seaton Terminus at 6pm and will return at 8pm. Price: £12.95 Pre-booking essential - Tel: 01297 20375 or visit our website.  

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15
Aug
Beautiful Days

Beautiful Days

Beautiful Days is the Levellers festival which takes place at Escot Park in the heart of Devon. 2014 will be the twelth Beautiful Days festival! A family music festival with five stages, site art, a huge children's area in the...

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15
Aug
Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig

Peppa enjoyed Woodlands so much last year that she's back for more! If you'd like to meet Peppa Pig all you need to do is come along and check what times she'll be meeting her friends (information available to the gate). There...

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16
Aug
Bird Hide on Wheels

Bird Hide on Wheels

Bird Watching with Donald Campbell. The tram departs from Seaton Terminus at 6pm and will return at 8pm. Price: £12.95 Pre-booking essential - Tel: 01297 20375 or visit our website.  

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17
Aug
Dinosaur Train

Dinosaur Train

Visitors will get to meet Buddy, the loveable and curious T-Rex, Laura the Gigantosaurus, Quincy the Quetzalcoatlus, Carla the Shark, Ned the Brachiosaurus and Mr Conductor, the Troodon, and celebrate the fascination that...

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17
Aug
Teddy Bears Picnic at Pecorama, Beer

Teddy Bears Picnic at Pecorama, Beer

 Special treat from the Garden Room Restaurant for children bringing along their teddies Best dressed Teddy Competition Teddy Mac stories from Author Margaret Edmonds Teddy Mac Special on the Beer Heights...

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17
Aug
Teddy Bears Picnic at Pecorama, Beer

Teddy Bears Picnic at Pecorama, Beer

 Special treat from the Garden Room Restaurant for children bringing along their teddies Best dressed Teddy Competition Teddy Mac stories from Author Margaret Edmonds Teddy Mac Special on the Beer Heights...

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18
Aug
Peco Loco Week at Pecorama, Beer

Peco Loco Week at Pecorama, Beer

The busiest week of the year for the Beer Heights Light Railway with an intensive train service operated by the entire Peco fleet, assisted by guest locomotives.

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19
Aug
Pink Parachute Summer Action - Circus Skills

Pink Parachute Summer Action - Circus Skills

Join us under the Pink Parachute for a special circus skills and arts and crafts activity. In no time at all you could be plate spinning, a dab hand at diabolos, juggling and make a clowny wig too! This event also runs on the...

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23
Aug
Dawlish Air Display Cruise

Dawlish Air Display Cruise

Watch fantastic air displays from right under the flight path! See the acrobatics of the planes as they dive, twist and turn, demonstrating the amazing skill of the pilots and ability of the planes Saturday 23rd August -...

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23
Aug
Bank Holiday Railway Gala at Pecorama, Beer

Bank Holiday Railway Gala at Pecorama, Beer

Guest loco's and the entire Peco fleet in operation, including demonstration goods trains and a shuttle service to the Beer Mine Branch.  Radio controlled live steam SM-32 loco's on the Model Railway Exhibition's outdoor...

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23
Aug
The Neil Diamond Tribute Show

The Neil Diamond Tribute Show

"Neil Diamond Tribute Show" at Colyton Station 7.30pm - 10.30pm. For the third year running, and back by popular demand, we'll be "forever in blue jeans" with this Neil Diamond Tribute act. Join us at Colyton Station...

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24
Aug
See Peppa Pig at The BIG Sheep, Bideford

See Peppa Pig at The BIG Sheep, Bideford

See PEPPA PIG ! Everyone's favourite cheeky little piggy, Peppa Pig, will be visiting The BIG Sheep in Bideford on Sunday 24th August and Monday 25th August to come and see her North Devon fans! Peppa Pig will be making...

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24
Aug
Dinosaur Train

Dinosaur Train

Visitors will get to meet Buddy, the loveable and curious T-Rex, Laura the Gigantosaurus, Quincy the Quetzalcoatlus, Carla the Shark, Ned the Brachiosaurus and Mr Conductor, the Troodon, and celebrate the fascination that...

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25
Aug
Dinosaur Train

Dinosaur Train

Visitors will get to meet Buddy, the loveable and curious T-Rex, Laura the Gigantosaurus, Quincy the Quetzalcoatlus, Carla the Shark, Ned the Brachiosaurus and Mr Conductor, the Troodon, and celebrate the fascination that...

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27
Aug
Robin Hood Bushes, Bows and Arrows Adventure

Robin Hood Bushes, Bows and Arrows Adventure

Become Robin Hood for the day and join his band of merry men (and girls and boys) to track down the evil Sheriff of Nottingham and steal his treasure! Great fun and archery too! This is a fun, active, action-packed event for...

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27
Aug
Theatre on the Lawn - Robin Hood adapted by Oliver Gray

Theatre on the Lawn - Robin Hood adapted by Oliver Gray

On the day of his marriage to Marian Fitzwater, Robert Fitzooth, Earl of Huntingdon, is betrayed by his closest friend the Sheriff of Nottingham and arrested for disrupting the peace. But he evades capture and hides out in...

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30
Aug
Bird Hide on Wheels

Bird Hide on Wheels

Bird Watching with Donald Campbell. The tram departs from Seaton Terminus at 6pm and will return at 8pm. Price: £12.95 Pre-booking essential - Tel: 01297 20375 or visit our website.  

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30
Aug
Big Treetop Adventure

Big Treetop Adventure

How cool is this Treetop Adventure. Get a birds eye view of Escot by learning how to climb one of the biggest trees in the park using ropes and then ride a zip wire down! Under the watchful eye and expertise of The Great BIG...

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31
Aug
Dinosaur Train

Dinosaur Train

Visitors will get to meet Buddy, the loveable and curious T-Rex, Laura the Gigantosaurus, Quincy the Quetzalcoatlus, Carla the Shark, Ned the Brachiosaurus and Mr Conductor, the Troodon, and celebrate the fascination that...

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31
Aug
Country Fair

Country Fair

DWCA (Devon Wildfowling Conservation Association) Country Fair Take part in various activities on the day, such as, clay pigeon shooting, dog scurries and archery! Visit a huge variety of traditional country stalls...

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07
Sep
Lobster & Crab Feast in aid of The National Lobster Hatchery

Lobster & Crab Feast in aid of The National Lobster Hatchery

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We pay tribute to Clovelly's famous lobsters and crabs with a day of live folk music, quay kitchens, beer tasting, local food stalls, prize draw, arts and crafts stalls. For the children there's face...

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08
Sep
Axminster Photographic Group Exhibition

Axminster Photographic Group Exhibition

 The Exhibition will be open daily between the 8th and 20th of September - 10.30am - 4.30pm with the exception of Monday the 8th and Tuesday the 9th when it will be closed.  

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10
Sep
Bird Hide on Wheels

Bird Hide on Wheels

Bird Watching with Ian Waite. The tram departs from Seaton Terminus at 5pm and will return at 7pm. Price: £12.95 Pre-booking essential - Tel: 01297 20375 or visit our website.  

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13
Sep
Dance Yourself Fit

Dance Yourself Fit

  Dance yourself fit with a whole host of Dancing Techniques from Anthony Chasamba

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18
Sep
Exeter Canal Cruise

Exeter Canal Cruise

Sail the oldest shipping canal in Europe and you'll see views over beautiful wetlands, towns and villages Starting at Exmouth you sail up the Exe Estuary, which is famous for its wildlife and scenery, passing Dawlish Warren...

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20
Sep
North Devon's Emergency Day

North Devon's Emergency Day

Come along and watch teams from North Devon’s Fire Brigade, Ambulance Service, Police Service, Coastguards, RNLI, Air & Sea Rescue and RMB Chivenor battle it out in a Tug of War Challenge to see which team will win...

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20
Sep
Novice Pony Show - Miniature Pony Centre

Novice Pony Show - Miniature Pony Centre

 The Miniature Pony Centre will be sponsoring this novice pony show. There will be in-hand and ridden classes. Rosettes will be awarded 1st to 4th place.

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20
Sep
EVERYTHING GOES at the DEVON RAILWAY CENTRE

EVERYTHING GOES at the DEVON RAILWAY CENTRE

Experience the sights and sounds of yesteryear as the Devon Railway Centre brings steam and diesel engines to life! See a variety of locos in action during the day. Ride behind Double Header specials and enjoy exploring the...

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20
Sep
Bioblitz at Primley Park

Bioblitz at Primley Park

Are you passionate about local plants and wildlife? Do you understand the importance of biodiversity? Then we need your help! Join us in our ‘BioBlitz’ as we attempt to find as many native species as possible! This FREE...

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21
Sep
Bird Hide on Wheels

Bird Hide on Wheels

Bird Watching with Donald Campbell. The tram departs from Seaton Terminus at 9am and will return at 11am. Price: £12.95 Pre-booking essential - Tel: 01297 20375 or visit our website.  

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21
Sep
The BIG North Devon Wedding Fair

The BIG North Devon Wedding Fair

Join us for our FIRST ever Wedding Fair - we'll have a whole host of local wedding suppliers all under one roof to help you plan your BIG day!

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26
Sep
BIG Coffee Morning for McMillan at The BIG Sheep, Bideford

BIG Coffee Morning for McMillan at The BIG Sheep, Bideford

The ‘World’s BIGGEST Coffee Morning’ organized by McMillan Cancer Care has become a popular annual event in North Devon and this year The BIG Sheep Family Attraction in Bideford will be hosting a coffee morning...

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27
Sep
Pony Care Day - Miniature Pony Centre

Pony Care Day - Miniature Pony Centre

 A perfect day designed for pony-mad children aged 7 to 12, who do not have a pony of their own. The children will be taught basic pony care, including feeding, grooming, and mucking out. There is also the opportunity to meet...

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28
Sep
The BIG Sheep Cream Tea Challenge

The BIG Sheep Cream Tea Challenge

Calling all local Cafe’s, Bakeries and Deli’s in North Devon. Do you produce the best scone in North Devon then we would like you to enter our brand new competition to find the best Scone in North Devon. Simply drop...

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03
Oct
Exeter Canal Cruise

Exeter Canal Cruise

Sail the oldest shipping canal in Europe and you'll see views over beautiful wetlands, towns and villages Starting at Exmouth you sail up the Exe Estuary, which is famous for its wildlife and scenery, passing Dawlish Warren...

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11
Oct
Family Dog Show - Miniature Pony Centre

Family Dog Show - Miniature Pony Centre

We will be holding a family dog show at 12pm. The dog show will be held in our willow garden, with rosette's and prizes for the winners. Please note dogs will not be admited to the Centre, and will be restricted to the show field.

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11
Oct
Bonkers for Conkers

Bonkers for Conkers

Are you bonkers about conkers and think you have what it takes to become Devon’s first ever Conker Champion? If so, register now to take part in the 2014 Devon Conker Championships which is being held at the BIG Sheep in...

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18
Oct
GIANT Veggie Competition

GIANT Veggie Competition

Try your hand at gardening this year and enter our GIANT Veggie Competition - we will be on the look out for Vegetables of all shapes and size for our competition.   If you would like to enter please email...

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19
Oct
Bird Hide on Wheels

Bird Hide on Wheels

Bird Watching with Ian Waite. The tram departs from Seaton Terminus at 9am and will return at 11am. Price: £12.95 Pre-booking essential - Tel: 01297 20375 or visit our website.  

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25
Oct
Halloween Fun by Day Festival at The BIG Sheep, Bideford

Halloween Fun by Day Festival at The BIG Sheep, Bideford

FUN BY DAY & SCARY BY NIGHT" HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL The South West's BIGGEST and BEST Halloween Festival. Halloween at The BIG Sheep promises to be the best yet! Enjoy the happy, fun side of Halloween at the "Fun by...

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25
Oct
Halloscream Week

Halloscream Week

Loud screams will be heard from the Phantom Maze as Captain Skeleton and his beastly crew sail in to Devon's largest Family Theme Park for the biggest Halloscream week yet. The whole of Woodlands is buzzing as Halloween takes over...

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27
Oct
Autumn Half Term Week at Pecorama, Beer

Autumn Half Term Week at Pecorama, Beer

Ride the Beer Heights Frights Ghost Train for Hallowe'en if you dare! Daily Children's entertainment. Spooky treat from the Garden Room Restaurant for children in Hallowee'en Fancy Dress Normal entry ticket prices apply.

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27
Oct
Tram of Terror

Tram of Terror

Travel on the tram of terror during the half term break. The tram will depart from Seaton. Travel with our gruesome tram drivers to Colyton Station where there will be spooky entertainment. Ticket price Tram ride, Spooky...

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27
Oct
Electric Shock 'O Horrors Zombie Fest

Electric Shock 'O Horrors Zombie Fest

Experience the dark side of Seaton Tramway, returning for 2014 is our extreme fright night celebration of all things gory aboard the Electric Tram of Terror. Meet Melchior Rattenbury the lunatic butcher, be prepared to be...

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27
Oct
Jollyween at Pennywell Farm

Jollyween at Pennywell Farm

Jollyween, treats with no tricks, pumpkin carving and traditional family entertainment with Dan the Hat, Nutty Noah and Ben Cornish. FREE pumpkins for every child to carve and take home, mask making, apple bobbing and much, much...

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30
Oct
Halloween Scary by Night Evening Party at the BIG Sheep, Bideford

Halloween Scary by Night Evening Party at the BIG Sheep, Bideford

Ghoulish ghosts, haunted hayrides, wicked witches, scary skeletons. You’ll not find a scarier Halloween Festival in the South West.  

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31
Oct
Fancy Dress Competition - Miniature Pony Centre

Fancy Dress Competition - Miniature Pony Centre

 Make sure you pick out your best Scary outfit and enter the Miniature Pony Centre Scary Fancy Dress Competition. All entries will be judged at 2.45pm by one of our Children's Entertainers. Prizes will be awarded to the...

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31
Oct
Halloween Scary by Night Evening Party at the BIG Sheep, Bideford

Halloween Scary by Night Evening Party at the BIG Sheep, Bideford

When the sun goes down and the stars come out, the ghouls, goblins, witches, vampires and werewolves come out to play in the forbidden forest.

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01
Nov
Bonfire & Fireworks dsiplay

Bonfire & Fireworks dsiplay

Don't miss our explosive firework display on Saturday 1st November. Why not end the half term with a bang! On Saturday 2nd November the Park will be open with Dare Devil activities also available throughout the day. Entry...

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01
Nov
Halloween Scary by Night Evening Party at The BIG Sheep, Bideford

Halloween Scary by Night Evening Party at The BIG Sheep, Bideford

Ghoulish ghosts, haunted hayrides, wicked witches, scary skeletons. You’ll not find a scarier Halloween Festival in the South West.  

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05
Nov
Bonfire Night Firework Cruise

Bonfire Night Firework Cruise

Sail the River Exe and view the displays taking place Departs Exmouth @ 7pm (return 9pm) Adults £6 Children £4 Advanced Booking Essential 01395 279693

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05
Nov
Guy Fawke's Fireworks Party at The BIG Sheep, Bideford

Guy Fawke's Fireworks Party at The BIG Sheep, Bideford

Wrap up warm and come and join us for a cracking Guy Fawkes Party. Make your own guy and bring him along for our judges to decide which is North Devon’s best Guy. If you have the best guy you can light our enormous bonfire...

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16
Nov
Clovelly Herring Festival

Clovelly Herring Festival

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Clovelly was once a major centre for herring fishing. This popular festival is held in support of sustainable fishing by traditional methods and to celebrate the herring, the Silver Darlings of the sea. ...

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29
Nov
Santa Arrives at Pennywell

Santa Arrives at Pennywell

 Take this oppurtunity to see Santa and his elves arrive Pennywell Style ready for the festive season, You will get the chance to see Santa in his grotto, take part in a magical Nativity play and and enjoy refreshements in...

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01
Dec
Christmas at Pennywell Farm

Christmas at Pennywell Farm

Picture the scene. Christmas lights and trees in an authentic manger setting with all the live animals looking on, warm and dry in their winter home. Rekindle the true spirit of Christmas and put the arrival of the baby Jesus at...

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06
Dec
BIG Sheep Christmas Farmers Market, Bideford

BIG Sheep Christmas Farmers Market, Bideford

Psychologists say, “Shopping locally keeps you happy” With a selection of locally produced cheeses, free range turkeys, Christmas cakes, seasonal delicacies, smoked salmon, chutneys and a range of sumptuous foods...

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07
Dec
Christmas Lights in aid of the R.N.L.I.

Christmas Lights in aid of the R.N.L.I.

Starting about 3:30 p.m. Christmas is a magical time at Clovelly. A local brass band leads the procession down to the harbour and accompanies Christmas carols sung by the Torridge Male Voice Choir. A hog roast, punch...

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13
Dec
BIG Sheep Christmas Farmers Market, Bideford

BIG Sheep Christmas Farmers Market, Bideford

Psychologists say, “Shopping locally keeps you happy” With a selection of locally produced cheeses, free range turkeys, Christmas cakes, seasonal delicacies, smoked salmon, chutneys and a range of sumptuous foods...

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13
Dec
Christmas at Pennywell

Christmas at Pennywell

 There will be christmas lights and trees in an authentic manger scene, with live animals looking on. Rekindle the tru spirit of Christmas and put the arrival of baby Jesus at the heart of Christmas. Pennywell farm will be...

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14
Dec
Visit Santa By Tram

Visit Santa By Tram

Prices Include: *Return tram ride from Seaton to Colyton* *A visit to Santa's Grotto and a special present for all children* *Festive Entertainment* Fares:  Adult £10 Child (3-15yrs) £10  Child...

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21
Dec
Visit Santa By Tram

Visit Santa By Tram

Prices Include: *Return tram ride from Seaton to Colyton* *A visit to Santa's Grotto and a special present for all children* *Festive Entertainment* Fares: Adult £10  Child (3-15yrs) £10 Child (under 3)...

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25
Dec
Christmas Day Swim River Cruise

Christmas Day Swim River Cruise

Join us at 10.45am on Christmas Day to enjoy a glass of hot mulled wine and a warm mince pie.  Then from the comfort of a covered and heated boat watch as hundreds of festive friends and family rush down the beach and into...

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28
Dec
Christmas Opening

Christmas Opening

See our timetable for opertaing times.

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01
Jan
New's Year Day Opening

New's Year Day Opening

Join us for a FREE glass of bubbly for adults and a soft drink for children. See our timetable for opertaing times.

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Posted on 11 Jan 2010 by Phil/Anne
What's On RHS Rosemoor February/March 2014

There's always something new and inspiring going on at RHS Garden Rosemoor, whatever your interest or level of ability. Here are just some of our forthcoming events for your diary - or you can download Rosemoor's full 2014 events guide.

Comments welcome!
Have you visited our Journeys into Middle-Earth Exhibition? We'd love to know your thoughts - please take a few moments to answer our short survey.

Journeys into Middle-Earth exhibition

An exhibition of original illustrations by Canadian artist Ted Nasmith from JRR Tolkien's books, as well as a collection of Tolkien memorabilia, a themed trail, garden sculptures and a Middle-Earth dwelling.

More about Journeys into Middle-Earth

Members' evenings - 10 and 24 July

Don't miss our special members' evenings on selected dates in July, when the garden remains open until 9pm. Relax in the formal gardens to the sounds of live music on flute (10 July) and harp (24 July).
 

Great Garden Quest - 26 July - 31 August

Create your own family adventure this summer with our Great Garden Quest, sponsored by Witan Investment Trust! Take our quest, befriend the dragon and learn lots of exciting new skills along the way.....

More about the Great Garden Quest

Vintage Weekend - 26 - 27 July

Join us for a special weekend featuring an antiques and collectables fair, vintage vehicles, fairground organ and more. Apply to exhibit a classic car during Vintage Weekend (70kB pdf)

More about Vintage Weekend

Local produce show - 16 August

A row of chardEnter your home-grown produce (there are categories for adults and children), with Gift Shop vouchers as prizes.

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Posted on 10 Jan 2010 by Phil/Anne
The North Devon Country Show 2014

North Devon Show 2014
Aug 6 (Wed),
Umberleigh

Our principal agriculture and countryside event held at Umberleigh Barton Farm, Umberleigh EX37 9DX.
www.northdevonshow.com


Welcome to the North Devon Show Official Website

Wednesday 6th August
Umberleigh Barton Farm on the A377
Umberleigh EX37 9DX
Hurry! Only a few days left to submit your horticulture and baking entries.

GATES OPEN AT 08.00 - SHOW OPENS AT 08.30 - SHOW CLOSES AT 18.00

Rosettes

This is North Devon's premier Agricultural spectacle. The annual event is a celebration of North Devon's agricultural roots.
A host of livestock classes occupy the arenas throughout the day with Alpacas, Cattle, Horses, Sheep, Show Jumping and Open Dog Show.
Attractions, displays, demonstrations and trade stands for all.
The show site is a completely level area of approximately 50 acres with an adjacent car parking area of 42 acres with good access on to the A377.

Grand parade of livestock

Hunt and hounds

Posted on 10 Jan 2010 by Phil/Anne
What's On in Appledore 2013

             Appledore from the River Torridge                         Sunset view from Pebble Ridge,                 The Torridge towards Bideford                            Tarka Morrismen       

                                                                                                          Westward Ho!                                                                                                      on Appledore Quay     

 

Home | Travel Info | Local Weather/Tide Times | Events | Things to do | Shops & Galleries | Restaurants/Cafes/Pubs  

Local Views | Accommodation | Places of Worship | Village News | Twinned Towns | Useful Contacts | Links

 

Things to do - Places to Visit - Local Attractions

Of course, favourite pastimes for all the family is crabbing from the Quay at Appledore and eating
Hocking's Bronze Medal Winning Dairy Cream Ices
Scrumptious ice-cream from a small long-established Appledore family business. Buy it from the van which is usually parked near to the Churchfields Car Park in Appledore - and various other locations for miles around! Once tried you'll be back for more! 

... but you may also enjoy the options listed below ...
** For information on the Appledore Visual Arts Festival, Appledore Book Festival and the Flower Festival - please go to Events **

In Appledore

Appledore / Instow Ferry
Of course you won't want to leave Appledore once you're here ... but you might fancy a little trip on the Ferry across to Instow!
Sailing times are roughly 2 hours either side of high tide but view the
Timetable link for more details. 

Appledore Lifeboat Station
Appledore RNLI Lifeboat Station, Jubilee Road, Appledore
Tel: +44 (0)1237 473969
website:
www.appledorelifeboat.org.uk/
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Appledore Lifeboat station is home two two lifeboats. These are an ILB (Inshore LifeBoat) of the Atlantic 75 class and an ALB (All weather LifeBoat) of the Tyne class.
North Devon Maritime Museum
Odun Road, Appledore, Bideford,
Tel: +44 (0)1237 422064  
Open Easter Saturday - end October
Monday - Friday: 10.30am - 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 1.30pm - 5pm
Adults - £2.00 Senior citizens - £1.50 Children - 50p

Appledore is home to the North Devon Maritime Museum, where each room depicts a different aspect of life at sea. 
Appledore Sails
Rock House,1 the Quay, Appledore, Devon, EX39 1QS
Tel: +44 (0)1237 423163 or 0780 271 3435
Come sailing with Appledore Sails. You can charter a 31 foot skippered yacht, with a skipper, just for yourselves for a short trip over Bideford Bar, for a day, weekend or longer. Or take a two to three hour pleasure boat or sailing trip or even a pleasurable sailing trip - around the picturesque Torridge Taw Estuary, on an Appledore made traditional lug sail boat.
Website:
www.appledoresails.co.uk
email:
mailto:info@appledoresails.co.uk

Appledore Leisure Cruise or Fishing Trips
Tel: +44 (0)7866 314260
Come aboard "Fender" my 18ft open boat. A family boat for many years, which now caters for small groups for either a few hours out cruising the river Torridge on a leisure trip or a fishing trip with everything supplied right down to the hook!

As an active crew member of the RNLI for over 20 years you're in safe hands with all life jackets provided. I can organise trips to suit just you or you, your family and friends. I look forward to welcoming you onboard soon.

  Appledore Pleasure/Fishing Cruises
Tel: +44 (0)1237 476191
The Cheeky Monkey - A 20ft locally built traditional wooden boat licensed and insured for ten passengers. She is safe and stable operating in the normally calm Torridge Estuary, therefore, no need to have concerns if you are not a good sailor.

The pleasure cruise commences at Appledore and proceeds up the River Torridge for 7-8 miles. The Estuary is steeped in history with many points of interest.

Appledore Pilot Gig Club
Provides a racing Pilot Gig for the people of Appledore encouraging young local people to get involved in the internationally fast growing sport of Pilot Gig racing.

Appledore Sub Aqua Club
Established in 1971 by a small group of workers from the Appledore Shipbuilding yard in North Devon, ASAC has grown steadily over the years to now include a membership total of 55. Age ranges between 16 and 65 ensure a variety of experience and knowledge.

Skern Lodge
Outdoor Activity Centre in Appledore
Tel: +44 (0)1237 475992
Get wet - climb high - stay low, whatever you want, you can do it!
Skern Lodge will give you a day or stay to remember, where adults and children alike will find fun, challenge, inspiration and laughter. Enjoy an outdoor activity programme to meet all of your needs, suitable for groups, individuals, families, friends and hen and stag parties.

Appledore Guided Walks
Tel: +44 (0)1237 424949
by local historian David Carter. The Apple-Tours have provded popular with visitors and locals alike for a number of years. These 90-minute guided walks delve deeply into the history of this historic maritime and shipbuilding village. Find out about the life of people here, what they did, why the women ran the village, and what conditions were like in times past. Walks generally run from mid-June to mid-September, every Monday and Wednesday starting 4.30pm from Docton Court Gallery in Myrtle Street, Appledore. £4.00 adults - Free for children - no need to book, just turn up.

Instow walks also available (ferry fare not included). Both walks can take place at other times for groups of 6 or more, by private arrangement.





Posted on 10 Jan 2010 by Phil/Anne

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