What's On

1st January 2020

Quince Honey Farm & Adenture Park

Quince Honey Farm is open all year round with daily activities, a fantastic indoor playhive adventure park, delicious food and great shopping. We look forward to seeing you soon!  

3rd January 2020

Barnstaple Farmers Market - Pannier Market. EVERY TUESDAY AND FRIDAY

Open every Tuesday and Friday
Enjoy the charm and friendly atmosphere of one of Britain's largest indoor markets. There's something for everyone.
Largely unchanged in over 150 years, Barnstaple's historic Pannier Market has a wide range of stalls, with everything from fresh local produce, flowers and crafts, to prints and pictures, fashion and much more. Ideally located on the bustling High Street, the market is a must-see attraction for all visitors to the town.
Barnstaple Real Food Market takes place every 2nd Sunday of each month. This Farmers and Street Food Market showcases local producers, with entertainment from local bands and musicians. A great opportunity to grab lunch on the go, enjoy a great fresh coffee, or just to soak up the atmosphere. 

4th January 2020

Woolacombe Dunes Park Run - EVERY SATURDAY!

Woolacombe Dunes Parkrun is a weekly running/walking 5km event run entirely by volunteers, EVERY SATURDAY at 9am (run starts at 9 so get there before for the briefing)

All welcome, but you do need to sign up on the parkrun website beforehand and print off your barcode to bring along on the day. Sign up is free and the event is free


You don't have to run, you can walk! You'll never be last as one volunteer tail walks and will be the last person to cross the line!

Kids under 11 need to be accompanied by an adult and stay within arms-reach of that adult

Dogs are welcome, though one dog per runner on a short lead.

You will receive your time later in the day by either text or email depending on your preferences (If you don't bring a bar code you won't get a time)

It's a run/walk, it is not a race!

7th January 2020

Ilfracombe Farmers Market - FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH.

Local produce such as jams and chutneys, cakes and breads, artisan cheeses, sausages, pies, fresh vegetables, cards, crafts, soaps. Meet the producers, have a cup of tea and a cake and listen to live local music.
Open 10.00am to 12.30pm. 

1st February 2020

Exmoor Zoo 2020!

There is so much to see and do at Exmoor Zoo over February Half Term! Our daily and monthly activity schedules are below;
11.00am - Singing dog feed & talk - Singing dog enclosure.
11.15am - Meet the alpacas - Alpaca enclosure.
11.30am - Tortoise feed & talk - Tortoise enclosure.
12.00am - Bug handling - Encounter zone.
12.30pm - Wallaby feed & petting - Wallaby enclosure.
1.00pm - Spider phobia - Encounter zone.
1.30pm - Cheetah feed & talk - Cheetah enclosure.
2.00pm - Snakes alive - Encounter zone.
2.30pm - Furry & zoo baby encounters - Encounter zone.
3.00pm - Meet the hogs - Hog enclosure.
3.30pm - Meerkat feed & talk - Meerkat enclosure.
3.45pm - Pelican feed & talk - Lakeside.
4.00pm - Exmoor beast feed & talk (not Saturdays) - Exmoor beast enclosure.
4.30pm - Martens feed & talk - Martens enclosure.
Chalkboard talks:
12.00pm - Wolf talk & feed.
1.00pm - Hunting dog talk & feed. 

15th February 2020

Lambing Live February Half Term - The Big Sheep! Sat 15th to Sun 23rd February.

Join us for February Half Term at the BIG Sheep and meet the first lambs of the season. You might even be lucky enough to see one being born! Come along to the BIG Sheep’s award winning family attraction in Bideford, North Devon and be entertained by Devon’s friendliest ‘flock’ and enjoy a fun-filled family day out. Enjoy our rides and timetable of live shows throughout the week all for an ultra low price especially for February half term!

Attractions available during February half term: 6 live shows (Timetable), Sheep Show at 11am, Milking Show at 12pm, Bottle Feeding Lambs at 12:30pm, Woolly’s Magic Show at 1pm, Shearing Show at 2pm, Sheep Show at 2:30pm, Sheep Racing at 3:50pm, 4 rides
Twister, Train, Carousel, Piggy Tractor, Animals, Meet the baby lambs being born, Meet the expectant mums in the undercover barn,
Feed and get magical animal interactions with our flock, Cuddle some of our smaller animals in pets corner at 3pm, Indoor attractions
Indoor Playground, Animal Barn, Archery Tag, Outdoor Attractions; Jumping Pillows, Pedal Go Karts, Mini Quads*, Tractor Driving School*. *Some rides and attractions cannot be used by all ages, so carry a nominal cost. 

15th February 2020

The Mily Way - February Half Term!

If you’re looking for things to do in North Devon, the Milky Way has it all;  rollercoasters, massive undercover adventure play areas, bird of prey display and even a mission into outer space! Visit The Milky Way Adventure Park - it's a fun thing to do in North Devon for the whole family, whatever the weather!
We also have Little Stars, our innovative play space for children aged 0-6 years, www.littlestarsplay.co.uk
HONEST PRICING - One price covers everything and you can ride as many times as you like!
A small charge is made for archery tuition as there is a limited capacity and individual coaching must be given.
Readmission vouchers available. 

15th February 2020

Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum - Brilliant Bird Trail!

Get outdoors this February half term with a new bird trail at Arlington Court.
Booking not needed Admission applies
10:30 - 16:00
Find out more about the birds that live at Arlington on a trail through the estate and claim your prize. £1 per trail, includes a bird themed prize. No booking required. 

15th February 2020

National Trust - Watersmeet - Open for February Half Term!

 National Trust at Watersmeet, treat yourself to a cream tea in idyllic surroundings this February half-term. 10:30am - 16:00pm.
Watersmeet is set in a dramatic river gorge with ancient woodlands, tea garden and shop in stunning surroundings

15th February 2020

National Trust - Heddon Valley - Open for February Half-Term!

Heddon Valley is a very special location with Towering cliffs, coves and a wooded valley within Exmoor National Park. NT shop is open from 10:30am - 16:00pm.

20th February 2020

Coastwise North Devon Spring Talks

Event Details
Date: February 20, 2020 9:45 am – 11:45 am

The Climate and Ecological Emergency & what we can do about it, by Mark Ward, Somerset Climate Action Network, Barnstaple Library.
New Members Welcome, come along and try a session for £5 or £30 for a 10 session term.
For more information see www.coastwisenorthdevon.org.uk or contact Membership Secretary – 01271 861251 

25th February 2020

Lentsherd at Clovelly.

Event Details
Date: February 25, 2020
Lentsherd (pronounced ‘Lanshard’) is an old Clovelly Shrove Tuesday custom. Historically the aim is to chase bad spirits away and drive the devil into the sea before Lent. This has been going on for centuries.
At dusk children set off Down-a-Long, dragging their clattering tin cans. When they reach the harbour, the children’s cans are tied together thrown into the Harbour (later retrieved). Children taking part will receive a free pancake to decorate with toppings.
Free entry after 4:30 pm 

27th February 2020

Coastwise North Devon Spring Talks.

Event Details
Date: February 27, 2020 9:45 am – 11:45 am

Microscopic Life in our Seas: the plankton, by Dave Conway, MBA
Barnstaple Library.
New Members Welcome, come along and try a session for £5 or £30 for a 10 session term.
For more information see www.coastwisenorthdevon.org.uk or contact Membership Secretary – 01271 861251 

10th April 2020

Cadbury Easter Trail - Woolacombe. 10th - 13th April 2020.

Cadbury Easter Trail, Woolacombe. What have the bunnies been hiding in the Woolacombe Sand Dunes?! This trail takes you on adventure around Woolacombe Warren to find the clues and pick up your Cadbury chocolate prize. Pick up your trail map from Woolacombe TIC. £2.50 per child.

Collect your trail map before 3pm to ensure you back to the TIC before closing time at 5pm to claim your prize! 

18th April 2020

Mind, Body & Soul Festival - The Big Sheep!

North Devon’s fourth Mind Body and Soul Festival will take place at The BIG Sheep on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th April. With all the pressures of modern life it’s so easy to feel stressed…. but what exactly is stress? Stress is a modern, widely used buzzword that’s used to describe the pressure of modern day, leaving people unable to cope. This festival is like no other and promises to leave visitors feeling relaxed, pampered and give them all the tools they will need to lead happier and more fulfilled lives.
We may live in a world that has more appliances and technology to make for a more comfortable life than previous generations – but does that mean we have better and more fulfilling lifestyles? In today’s busy world where more of us have to work in demanding jobs as well as raising a family we have very little time left over for ourselves and when we do find time, we feel guilty about enjoying some ‘me’ time and this undoubtedly plays havoc with our well-being. The Mind, Body & Soul Festival will give visitors an opportunity to come along to find out ways in which to nourish their mind, body and soul. 

16th May 2020

Pigstock Festival - The Big Sheep.

In 2020, Pigstock is back! Kick start your summer of 2020 with North Devon’s friendliest family festival! We are back and bigger than ever with so much more than just music and cheaper than ever before! So what can you look forward to?
A one-day festival extravaganza, we’ve got LOADS going on to entertain the kids – small… and big! With lots happening at the main Pigstock site opposite to The BIG Sheep and in the park itself. With the kids happy you can eat great food, drink and make the most of our biggest main stage line up yet!
Headline acts throughout the day on the main stage (Midday – 10.30pm)
announcement coming soon!
Free kids entertainment all day
announcement coming soon!
Food village bursting with gastronomic deliciousness from around the world.
Free entry to The BIG Sheep Family Attraction 11am – 4pm
Main bar packed with local ciders+ ales, lagers + spirits.
Dedicated buses from around the region.
Free festival parking! 

27th May 2020

The Forces March - Ilfracombe Seafront. 27th - 31st March 2020.

Starting from Ilfracombe Seafront the Forces March is one of the UK's adventures and is held every year in aid of The Veterans Charity. The event follows the route of a legendary and arduous WW2 training march from Ilfracombe in North Devon, through Exmoor, rural Somerset, over the Quantock Hills, across the Somerset Levels and then finally across Salisbury Plain to the finish at Bulford - a total of 134 miles - Each stage will be at least 26.2 miles in length – that's five full marathons in five days! Runners – Walkers - Hand Cyclists - Teams & Individuals all take part.
The Forces March is a unique, life-changing event which is now in it's 9th year. More than 650 people have participated in the event, raising in excess of £425,000 for the support of Veterans facing hardship and distress.
Open to runners and walkers, Military and Civilians, teams and individuals, The Forces March is not a race - it's an adventure! The event attracts people from all backgrounds and abilities who are inspired by the cause, the scenery and the challenge. Many return year after year having enjoyed the truly unique event and an incredible bond which forms between those taking part. All funds raised will go to The Veterans Charity
Please support the marchers as they pass.. 

19th July 2020

Dogs Trust Ilfracombe Fun Day.

Join Dogs Trust Ilfracombe for its annual Dogs Trust Fun Day!
Activities include a fun dog show, doggy activities, family games, talks and demonstrations, refreshments, craft and trade stalls - plus much more!
Some indoor facilities, so fun whatever the weather!
Entry is £2 per adult, £1 per child (5-16) with under 5s and dogs free. Parking is also free. 

1st August 2020

Clovelly Maritime & Lifeboat Boat Weekend - Sat 1st and 2nd August 2020.

5th August 2020

North Devon Show - Umberleigh