Hands up if you are ready for the trick or treating system! Can you believe we are in October already? Christmas is now only around the corner, but October itself brings a variety of Spooktacular activities to get involved in here in North Devon.


Gilbert O’Sullivan in Concert at the Babbacombe Theatre – 18th October 2019

The 70s star is back, and what better way to continue the 70s feel of Dimmet than to go and watch Gilbert O’Sullivan in North Devon. A night of musical fun!

Babbacombe Downs Road, 
Torquay, 
Devon, 
TQ1 3LU
https://www.babbacombe-theatre.com/upcoming-shows/gilbert-osullivan-in-concert


Dartington Crystal’s October Mega Sale – 19th October 2019

If Christmas is already on your mind, then why not take a trip down to the big Crystal Mega Sale in Dartington. A range of gifts for you, your home or ideal gift ideas for your loved ones.

Linden Close, 
Torrington, 
Devon, 
EX38 7AN
https://visitdartington.co.uk/booking-and-tickets/


Foodfest, Barnstaple Pannier Market – 20th October 2019

Fall food up your street? Why not head on over to the Barnstaple Foodfest Market, where you’ll be able to try some autumnal treats and produce and enjoy really good food -including cake!

Boutport Street, 
Barnstaple, 
Devon, 
EX31 1SY
https://www.visitdevon.co.uk/northdevon/whats-on/foodfest-barnstaple-pannier-market-p2707153


Halloween Festival

Of course, it wouldn’t be an October event post without something Halloween to enjoy! The Big Sheep are doing family fun-filled days out, with spooky events and activities to get involved with.

The BIG Sheep, 
Abbotsham, 
Bideford, 
Devon, 
EX39 5AP
https://www.thebigsheep.co.uk

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The summer holidays may be over now here in North Devon and Autumn is slowly approaching. This doesn’t mean, however, that North Devon is slowing down! Here is our guide of what is on in North Devon this September to help you get through the post summer blues!


Woolacombe, Mortehoe & Lee Cream Tea Trail – Throughout September 2019

If you are a lover of the cream tea (and let’s face it, who isn’t?), then this Cream Tea Trail is perfect for you! Take a tour of the cafés in Woolacombe and test out every single cream tea – can you do them all?

Old School Room Craft Gallery, 
Lee, 
Devon, 
EX34 8LW


Harvest Celebration Weekend – 7th to 8th September 2019

The Harvest Celebration is happening this weekend, with many flower displays, exhibits and demonstrations on offer!

St Mary’s Church, 
Mortehoe, 
Devon,
EX34 7DT

http://www.coastalparishes.org.uk/


Torrington Arts, Music & Heritage Festival – 13th to 14th September 2019

The annual Torrington Arts, Music & Heritage Festival is back with even more activities and performing acts for you all to enjoy. Classical music, morris dancing, face painting – you name it, it will be there!

Great Torrington Town Square, 
Torrington, 
Devon, 
EX38 7BN

https://www.facebook.com/TorringtonFestival


Cheese Tours at Home Farm – 20th & 27th September 2019

What better way to round off September than a cheese tour? Quicke’s Cheese Factory is offering a behind the scenes experience for you and your family to enjoy! Plus… there are tasters!

Quickes Traditional Ltd, 
Home Farm, 
Newton St Cyres, 
Exeter, 
Devon, 
EX5 5AY

https://www.quickes.co.uk/pages/cheese-tours

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We are fully into the Summer Holidays swing here at Dimmet Devon, and what better way to celebrate the holidays than with plenty of things to go out and do! Here is out list of what is on in North Devon this August.


Rockpool Ramble – 12th to 31st August 2019

Do the kids enjoy getting down with nature? The Rockpool Ramble in Combesgate Beach is inviting all kids, young and old, to come rockpooling and see what you can find!

Combesgate Beach, 
The Esplanade, 
Woolacombe, 
Devon, 
EX34 7DB

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/whats-on


Traditional Tales Musicals – 13th August 2019

Prefer a little bit of silliness? Then the Traditional Tales Musicals are for you! With slapstick comedy and of course a lot of songs, the Traditional Tales are great for everyone!

Affinity Devon Outlet Shopping, 
Clovelly Road, 
Bideford, 
Devon, 
EX39 3QU


Appledore Carnival – 18th August 2019

The Appledore Carnival is back, so why not come and support this community event and perhaps even get involved yourself!

Appledore Quay, 
Appledore, 
Devon, 
EX39 1QS

https://sites.google.com/view/appledore-pirates/events/appledore-carnival-2019


Circus Workshop – 20th August 2019

What screams more fun than going to the circus? Being in the circus surely! Tight ropes, juggling, aerial hoops and spinning plates are all waiting to be tried and tested!

Affinity Devon Outlet Shopping, 
Clovelly Road, 
Bideford, 
Devon, 
EX39 3QU

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Summer is full into action here in North Devon and the sun is certainly treating us to some amazing weather. Time to grab the vests and shorts, buckets and spades and let’s dive into what you can do in North Devon this July 2019 – and don’t forget the sun cream!


Rockpool Ramble – Throughout July 2019

This July, the National Trust are inviting you to come and explore the beaches and rockpools near Woolacombe. Perfect for the family and if you are a lover of the beach!

Combesgate Beach, 
The Esplanade, 
Woolacombe, 
Devon, 
EX34 7DB

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/whats-on


All Things Morris – 13th to 14th July 2019

At Ilfracombe, the seventh All Things Morris event will be open to all! A whole weekend full of Morris dancing will be taking place around the seafront, the harbour and Fore Street for you to enjoy.

Ilfracombe Tourist Information Centre. 
Landmark Theatre, 
The Promenade, 
Ilfracombe, 
Devon, 
EX34 9BZ

https://www.visitdevon.co.uk/northdevon/whats-on/all-things-morris-p2521573


Tractor & Trailer Rides to Bull Point – 16th to 31st July 2019

Are you a fan of tractors? Well, this month you will be able to a tractor and trailer ride to Bull Point, with a guide on the local area as you enjoy an hour and a half relaxing journey!

Mortehoe Museum, 
Village Car Park, 
Mortehoe, 
Devon, 
EX34 7DT


Baggy Point Coastal Family Trail – 26th to 31st July 2019

Ideal for families, the coastal trail invites you walk along Baggy Point and find all the clues on the map!

Baggy Point, 
Croyde, 
Devon, 
EX33 1PA

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Happy Devon Day everyone! We are half way through the year and with not only the Summer to start enjoying, but also June holding this very special day for Devon, there is no doubt that there is plenty to get up to! Here is our guide to what is on this June in North Devon.


D-Day 75th Anniversary Wreath Laying Service – 6th June 2019

Why not come together to remember and celebrate the serviceman of World War 2 with this 75th anniversary Wreath Laying Service at Braunton.

Braunton Burrows (meet at Crow Point car park)
Grid Ref: SS 462 331, 
Braunton, 
Devon, 
EX33 2NX

https://www.visitdevon.co.uk/northdevon/whats-on/d-day-75th-anniversary-wreath-laying-service-p2719583


Charles Kingsley’s Bicentenary – 12th to 16th June 2019

To celebrate his bicentenary, why not get involved in a range of workshops, talks, activites and much more to remember the great Victorian writer: Charles Kingsley.

Clovelly, 
Bideford, 
England, 
EX39 5SY

https://www.visitdevon.co.uk/northdevon/whats-on/charles-kingsleys-bicentenary-p2632083


National Sandcastle Competition – 16th June 2019

Are you ready for the sun? Who isn’t! What better way to bring in the summertime than a sandcastle competition held at Westward Ho! A wonderful activity for the entire family!

Westward Ho! Beach, 
Westward Ho!, 
Devon, 
England, 
EX39 1GW

https://www.visitdevon.co.uk/northdevon/whats-on/national-sandcastle-competition-p2668843


Victorian & Steampunk Festival – 15th to 23rd June 2019

If the Charles Kingsley event sparked your interest, then why not pop along to the Victorian & Steampunk Festival this year at Ilfracombe. With parades, costumes, tea parties and competitions, there is an activity for everyone to enjoy!

Ilfracombe

https://www.visitdevon.co.uk/northdevon/whats-on/grand-victorian-and-steampunk-festival-p2521503

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The sun is in full steam ahead, and with May bringing a couple of bank holidays, in addition to great weather, it comes to no surprise that there are plenty of activities to get involved in this month. Here is our guide to what is on in May in North Devon.


The Spring Gala at Lynton Railway – 11th to 12th May 2019

The Spring Gala is at the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway this May, featuring marquee attractions for the family to enjoy, ale for the adults as well as their resident steam engines.

Woody Bay Station, Lynton, Devon, EX31 4RA

https://www.lynton-rail.co.uk/page/Special-events


The Scrumpy Run – 12th May 2019

Are you a bike lover? Then the Scrumpy Run is for you! On the 12th May, the Vintage Motor Cycle Club will be setting off at 11am over Exmoor, stopping for a lunch break then returning to Ilfracombe for the presentation of prizes.

The Seafront, EX34 9BX

http://devon-vmcc.blogspot.com/


Mad Dog Mcrea – 17th May 2019

From 6pm to 9:30pm, why not enjoy a night of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz as well as street food at the Rosemoor Live programme, featuring Mag Dog Mcrea. With songs of legends, fairies, love and adventure, it will be an amazing evening out!

RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon, EX8 8PH

https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/rosemoor/viewevent?EFID=1211&ESRC=CMS


Nordic Taster Walk Session – 22nd May 2019

If you are an active soul, then the Heddon Valley Nordic Walk will be right up your street. To celebrate National Walking Month, why not enjoy a 45 minute walking session, including a warm up stretch period before you start your whole body workout on this trek!

Heddon Valley, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4PY

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/1c30ae2e-659a-4e70-838e-5d15b40f9821/pages/details

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It seemed like on yesterday we were planning our Christmas dinner, but with April comes a lot more activities! With Easter and half term, there is no doubt you will be able to find something to do in North Devon this month. Here is our guide to What’s on in North Devon this month.


North Devon Arts Exhibition Group – Throughout April 2019

If you are an art lover, then why not indulge in local art at the North Devon Exhibition Group this April. From paintings to sculptures, whatever your taste, you’ll be able to find something for you!

White Moose,
Trinity Street, 
Barnstaple, 
North Devon, 
EX32 8HX

https://www.whitemoose.co.uk/


Easter Chick Hunt – 8th to 22nd April 2019

Perfect for families, the Easter Chick Hunt is happening in Clovelly! Grab a map and get hunting. P.S There are prizes!

Clovelly,
Bideford,
England,
EX39 5SY

https://www.clovelly.co.uk/events/easter-find-the-easter-chicks/


Easter Grotto – 11th to 24th April 2019

If a treasure hunt is not your family’s thing, then why not head towards the Easter Grotto instead held at the Milky Way – don’t forget to talk to Easter Bunny to get your egg.

The Milky Way Adventure Park,
Higher Clovelly,
Bideford,
Devon,
EX39 5RY

https://www.themilkyway.co.uk/childrens-events-north-devon


Lynton and Barnstaple Railway – 21st April 2019

The last activity on our list falls on Easter Sunday, and what better way to get out with the family that a train ride. You may even find a few extra Easter themed activities whilst you are on board.

Woody Bay Station,
Lynton,
Devon,
EX31 4RA

https://www.lynton-rail.co.uk/page/Special-events

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February Half Term is now over, but the fun isn’t stopping there. Spring is coming which means a whole lot of new activities are now on the board for you to enjoy. Here is our guide to what’s on in North Devon this March.


 Ladies Night at The Tides Inn – 1st March 2019

For all the ladies out there, The Tides Inn is holding a Ladies Night full of arts, crafts, food and bubbly!

The Tides inn, 
Beach Road, 
Woolacombe, 
Devon, 
EX34 7BP

https://www.tidesinnwoolacombe.co.uk


POP : Psychedelia and Beyond by John Hurford – 14th to 30th March 2019

If you enjoy art or local culture, then this is the event for you. The POP exhibition will showcase art by John Hurford start at mid 60s, going into the 70s – our favourite era!

White Moose Art Gallery, 
Trinity Street, 
Barnstaple, 
North Devon, 
EX32 8HX

https://www.whitemoose.co.uk


Guided Photography Walk – 16th March 2019

There is no better time than Spring to wrap up, grab the camera and take some beautiful shots of the nature around you. You can do just that with this guided photography walk.

Marine Drive, 
Woolacombe, 
Woolacombe, 
Devon, 
EX34 7

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/whats-on


Live Music at The Red Barn – The Jukes – 29th March 2019

The last of our events this month is a performance by The Jukes at The Red Barn. Performing rhythm, blues and jazz, this would make a great evening to wind down.

The Red Barn, 
Barton Road, 
Woolacombe,
Devon, 
EX34 7DF

https://www.redbarnwoolacombe.co.uk/

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It is time to bundle up! Grab your wooly hats and gloves because there is still so much to do and see, even if the snow is starting to make itself at home! Here is our guide to What’s on in North Devon this February. 


Barnstaple Library Local History Event – 2nd February 2019

Are you an eager historian? Now is the perfect time to delve into your local history at the Barnstaple Library Local History Event with the theme Big Tech – Local Ties! 

12 Tuly Sreet,
Barnstaple,
North Devon,
EX31 1EL

https://www.instagram.com/techtalesbarnstaple/ 


Saturday Science Club – 16th February 2019

If history is not your thing, then why not take the kids to the Saturday Science Club this February half term! The perfect excuse to get stuck and hands dirty (not to mention refreshments!), this activity is a must!

Barnstaple Library,
Barnstaple,
Devon,
EX31 1EL 

https://sciencedipity.co.uk/saturday-science-club/ 


Lambing Live during February Half Term at The BIG Sheep – 16th February to 24th February 2019

The Big Sheep are inviting you to join the Lambing Live session this half term. Another amazing activity for the family, you will be able to meet the youngest lambs, and perhaps even see one born! 

Abbotsham,
Bideford,
Devon,
EX39 5AP

https://www.thebigsheep.co.uk/events/lambing-live/ 


Family Volunteering with the National Trust – 21st February 2019

Love getting out? This free day out is great for the family where you can help the Ranger’s with their Gorse bash ‘n’ burn – and don’t forget the marshmallows! 

Mortehoe,
Village Car Park,
Mortehoe,
Woolacombe,
Devon,
EX34 7DT 

https://www.woolacombetourism.co.uk/whats-on/ 

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Who else is already missing the festive period? We are currently suffering from the January blues, but not to worry! To help take away your January blues this winter, there are still many activities to take part in North Devon this January, so you can start ticking off your New Year’s bucket list straight away! 


Bude Geological Walks – Wednesdays and Sundays throughout January 2019 

Calling all adventure lovers. The Bude Geological walk is perfect for anyone who loves walking, tours and of course Geology! Embark on a 2 hour adventure with Dr Roger Higgs… and don’t forget your coat!

Bude Tourist Information Centre,
The Crescent,
Bude,
Cornwall,
EX23 8LE

http://www.geoclastica.com/BudeGeoWalks


Woolacombe Dunes Park Run – Every Saturday in January

The Woolacombe Dunes Park Run is still on this year and perfect for anyone, whether you are a champion runner or trying to burn off some of those Christmas calories!

Marine Drive,
Woolacombe,
Devon,
EX34 7DN 

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/woolacombedunes/ 


Motown Tribute Evening – 12th January 2019

Love music and food? Who doesn’t! This January, why not treat yourself by attending the Motown Tribute evening where you can relax and enjoy a two course buffet! 

Highbullen Hotel,
Chittlehamholt,
Umberleigh,
North Devon,
EX37 9HD

http://www.highbullen.co.uk 


IDTA Fundraising Quizzes – 15th January 2019

Thought the festivities were over? It is not too late to finally win a quiz this winter! Why not create a team and join in on the fun with the IDTA Fundraising Quiz.

Fore Street,
Ilfracombe,
Devon,
EX34 9ED 

https://www.visitdevon.co.uk/northdevon/whats-on/idta-winter-series-of-fundraising-quizzes-p2521233 

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