North Devon Farm Holidays

Dates of events in and around North Devon

Farmers markets at the Big Sheep Bideford every Saturday morning

Many others take place each month in local villages, ask your host for details

North Devon Theatres:

The Plough – Torrington
Queens Theatre – Barnstaple
Landmark theatre - Ilfracombe

Choose from beautiful self catering holiday cottages to warm, friendly BandB’s all in unique and picturesque locations throughout North Devon. From our beautiful blue flag beaches’ on the North Devon coast, to the foothills of Dartmoor in the south, spectacular heather covered Exmoor in the east, to Bude and Ruby Country in the west.

A visit to North Devon is a special place for all to enjoy.


WHAT’S ON FOR NOVEMBER 2018

1st Coastwise North Devon – Talk at Barnstaple Library, Valuing our Marine Environments, Dr Tara Hooper Environmental Economist from Plymouth Marine Laboratory. 9.45am – 11.45am. www.coastwisenorthdevon.co.uk. New members are welcome. Tel 01271 861251.

1st           Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park – Halloween Half Term with Batakular fun with naughty Treats, a Terrifying Tomb and Spooktakular shows. There's even a scary trail for all the family. Info line 01271 882486 www,cmdp.co.uk

2nd          SPECIAL EVENT – FLOWER FESTIVAL AT ST SABINUS CHURCH, WOOLCOMBE. With the support from Ilfracombe Flower Club, this year is a celebration of the centenary to mark the end of World War One. There will be an Art Exhibition in the Lower Room at the Church, with teas and coffees served throughout the day.  The main flower exhibition will be in the church alongside local memorabilia. For further details please contact 01271 870467 or 01271 870712. 

2nd          Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park – Halloween Half Term with Batakular fun with naughty Treats, a Terrifying Tomb and Spooktakular shows. There's even a scary trail for all the family. Info line 01271 882486 www,cmdp.co.uk

2nd          Woolacombe Village Bonfire and Fireworks. The Meadow, South Street, Woolacombe. Gates open at 6.00pm, fireworks around 7.45pm. BBQ/Hog Roast, Licensed Bar and DJ Bcat/Wedding Spinner. Adults £5, children £3, family (2+2) £12. Tickets available from Londis or Shirley's Newsagents.

2nd          The Red Barn, Woolacombe – Live music Maybe Naked from 9pm.         

2nd          Ilfracombe 'Rocks' Festival. Ilfracombe Holiday Park. This non profit festival event is made up of unsigned and independent bands/artists from around the UK and Europe. The aim is to bring fantastic music you may not normally get the chance to hear and at the same time raise money for good causes. This is one of Devon's biggest charity festivals. For more information www.ilfracomberocksfestivals.co.uk or ring 01271 867031.

3rd           SPECIAL EVENT – ST SABINUS CHURCH, WOOLACOMBE FLOWER FESTIVAL. With the support from Ilfracombe Flower Club, this year is a celebration of the centenary to mark the end of World War One. There will be an Art Exhibition in the Lower Room at the Church, with teas and coffees served throughout the day.  The main flower exhibition will be in the church alongside local memorabilia. During the evening there will be a concert in the Church, with Woolacombe School and Anchors Aweigh taking part. Tickets are £5.00 each (free for children). Tickets include a glass of wine or soft drink and will be sold on the door.  For further details please contact 01271 870467 or 01271 870712.  Everyone is welcome.

3rd           Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park – Halloween Half Term with Batakular fun with Treats, Terrifying Tomb and Spooktakular shows. There's even a scary trail for all the family. Info line 01271 882486 www,cmdp.co.uk

3rd           Woolacombe Sands Holiday Park – Halloween Breakfast Party! 10.00am – 12.00pm.
Party food, prizes, games and a lot more. Tickets £2.50 (which can be bought from the DJ Box on the Friday night from 7pm – 10pm)

3rd           The North Devon Arena, Mullacott Cross – Family Roller Disco! Lots of fun for all the family, bar/cafe, lots of classic pop hits, open to favourite requests! 7.00pm – 10.00pm £6.00 entry. Tel 01271 867080 or www.northdevonarena.com

3rd           Photography Workshop at Heddon Valley (National Trust) – pop in for some tips/chat with local photographer Mark Clinton Johnson.

3rd           The Factory, Barnstaple – Reef, with support from Broken Witt Rebels.
Tickets £22.50 www.thefactoryvenue.co.uk       

3rd           Ilfracombe 'Rocks' Festival. Ilfracombe Holiday Park. This non profit festival event is made up of unsigned and independent bands/artists from around the UK and Europe. The aim is to bring fantastic music you may not normally get the chance to hear and at the same time raise money for good causes. This is one of Devon's biggest charity festivals. For more information www.ilfracomberocksfestivals.co.uk or ring 01271 867031.

3rd           National Trust, Arlington Court – Stargazing! Join the North Devon Astronomical Society to learn more about the night sky. Booking advisable £3.50. Tel 01271 850296 or www.nationaltrust.org.uk/arlington-court.

4th           SPECIAL EVENT – ST SABINUS CHURCH, WOOLACOMBE FLOWER FESTIVAL. With the support from Ilfracombe Flower Club, this year is a celebration of the centenary to mark the end of World War One. There will be an Art Exhibition in the Lower Room at the Church, with teas and coffees served throughout the day.  The main flower exhibition will be in the church alongside local memorabilia.
For further details please contact 01271 870467 or 01271 870712. 

4th           Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park – Halloween Half Term with Batakular fun with naughty Treats, a Terrifying Tomb and Spooktakular shows. There's even a scary trail for all the family. Info line 01271 882486 www,cmdp.co.uk

4th           Artisan Market, Barnstaple. Over 90 talented artists and makers from across the South West will be gathering for one day in Barnstaple Pannier Market to showcase their wares. A huge range of wonderful jewellery, ceramics, confectionary and more. 10.00am – 4.00pm.

4th           Ilfracombe 'Rocks' Festival. Ilfracombe Holiday Park. This non profit festival event is made up of unsigned and independent bands/artists from around the UK and Europe. The aim is to bring fantastic music you may not normally get the chance to hear and at the same time raise money for good causes. This is one of Devon's biggest charity festivals. For more information www.ilfracomberocksfestivals.co.uk or ring 01271 867031.

5th           The Big Sheep, Bideford - Bonfire Fireworks Party! Doors open at 4.00pm with the junior fireworks at 6.00pm. The huge bonfire will be lit at 7.00pm followed by the main fireworks at 7.45pm. Indoor playground closes at 9.30pm. Mini Street Food Fest with everything from wood fired pizzas, to scrumpy potatoes and sweet/savoury crepes. A real party!
Tel 01237 472366 www.thebigsheep.co.uk

8th           Coastwise North Devon – Talk from Mr Paul Naylor, marine biologist, at Barnstaple Library, Competition, co-operation and colour change: the fascinating world of our shallow water fish.  9.45am – 11.45am. www.coastwisenorthdevon.co.uk. New members are welcome.
Tel 01271 861251.

9th           RHS Rosemoor – Book signing, VIP meet and greet lunch, plus a talk by Mr Adam Frost, Gardener, Landscaper and TV Presenter of BBC Gardener's World. Events starts at 10am and 1.30pm  www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor Tel 01805 626810.        

10th         World War One Celebrate and Commemorate, Ilfracombe. Events 4 Ilfracombe are pleased to announce a one off major event to mark the 100 year anniversary of the end of the First World War. The event will start with a 'Living Letters' photo on Capstone Hill. The word PEACE will be recreated as it was originally done in 1918. Everyone is welcome, just turn up by 12.15pm.
The Landmark Pavilion, from 1.00pm, will host a handicraft event for children. Then at 4.00pm the entertainment will start with Small Pond Productions, La La Voices and others. Exhibitions will be in the foyer.  Ilfracombe Museum will also be open with their Faces of War Exhibition. From 6.40pm onwards, activity at the Pavilion moves outside firstly to pay a tribute to the animals of the war followed by a spectacular sound and visual presentation 'Ilfracombe Remembers' 1914 – 1918. This wonderful event is free!

10th         North Devon Arena, Mullacott – Adult Only Roller Disco! Classic and Current pop hits, bar and cafe. Fitness and fun all rolled into one! £6.00 entry. 7.00pm – 11.00pm .
Tel 01271 867080.

10th         Photography Workshop at Heddon Valley (National Trust) – pop in for some tips/chat with local photographer Mark Clinton Johnson.

10th         PAPRIKA, Woolacombe Village Hall - The UK's leading Balkan band. A mix of gypsy, Balkan, and classical in a whirlwind performance. Adults £12.50, U16 £7.50, including supper. Doors
open 7.00pm.  Tel 01271 870510 beaford.org

10th         National Trust, Arlington Court – Astrophotography workshop. Join photographer Keith Truman for an exploration of Arlington's dark skies through the lens. No prior experience needed. Booking advisable £55.  6.00pm – 10.00pm.
Tel 01271 850296 or www.nationaltrust.org.uk/arlington-court.

11th        Remembrance Service, St Marys Church Mortehoe. 10.30am

11th         The Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe. From 10.00am gathering for a parade to Runnymede Gardens with a blessing at The War Memorial and service at Holy Trinity Church. At 7.06pm the Town Crier will call The Cry for peace at the War Memorial. This will be done at the same time all over the world starting in New Zealand.

15th         Coastwise North Devon – Members' Presentation session with Nicola Mello.
9.45am – 11.45am. www.coastwisenorthdevon.co.uk. New members are welcome.
Tel 01271 861251

15th         RHS Rosemoor, Great Torrington – See how the garden glows! With a new route and extended to The Lake for the first time. Enjoy the magical illumination of the trees, shrubs and sculptures. www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor. Tel 01805 626810

16th         RHS Rosemoor, Great Torrington – See how the garden glows! With a new route and extended to The Lake for the first time. Enjoy the magical illumination of the trees, shrubs and sculptures. www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor. Tel 01805 626810

17th         National Trust, Arlington Court – Christmas Craft Fair, start your Christmas shopping at Arlington's wonderful annual Christmas fair, with everything from local jams to home furnishings, toys and decorations. £3.00 includes entry. 10.30am – 4.00pm. Tel 01271 850296 or www.nationaltrust.org.uk/arlington-court.

17th         Photography Workshop at Heddon Valley (National Trust) – pop in for some tips/chat with local photographer Mark Clinton Johnson.

17th         RHS Rosemoor, Great Torrington – See how the garden glows! With a new route and extended to The Lake for the first time. Enjoy the magical illumination of the trees, shrubs and sculptures. www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor. Tel 01805 626810

18th         Clovelly – Herring Festival. Clovelly was once a centre for herring fishing. This popular festival celebrates sustainable fishing. Lots to see and do for the whole family from cookery demonstrations, live music, street entertainments and craft stalls. www.clovelly.co.uk

18th         The North Devon Hospice Art, Craft and Food Fair. A warm welcome to everyone at a fantastic event in aid of North Devon Hospice at Barnstaple Pannier Market. Free entry plus Barnstaple Town Council will be switching on the Christmas Lights. 9.00am – 4.00pm.

18th         National Trust, Arlington Court – Christmas Craft Fair, start your Christmas shopping at Arlington's wonderful annual Christmas fair, with everything from local jams to home furnishings, toys and decorations. £3.00 includes entry. . 10.30am – 4.00pm. Tel 01271 850296 or www.nationaltrust.org.uk/arlington-court.

18th         RHS Rosemoor, Great Torrington – See how the garden glows! With a new route and extended to The Lake for the first time. Enjoy the magical illumination of the trees, shrubs and sculptures. www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor. Tel 01805 626810

19th         RHS Rosemoor, Great Torrington – See how the garden glows! With a new route and extended to The Lake for the first time. Enjoy the magical illumination of the trees, shrubs and sculptures. www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor. Tel 01805 626810

20th         RHS Rosemoor, Great Torrington – See how the garden glows! With a new route and extended to The Lake for the first time. Enjoy the magical illumination of the trees, shrubs and sculptures. www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor. Tel 01805 626810

21st         Christmas Shopping Evening at Woolacombe TIC, 5pm-8pm. Enjoy a glass of Mulled Wine and Mince Pie, whilst having a chat and picking up some lovely Christmas Gifts … special offers for one night only … everyone welcome!

21st         RHS Rosemoor, Great Torrington – See how the garden glows! With a new route and extended to The Lake for the first time. Enjoy the magical illumination of the trees, shrubs and sculptures. www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor. Tel 01805 626810

22nd        Coastwise North Devon – Talk from Amy Cartwright, post graduate from Plymouth University, on Clean Energy from Ocean Waves.
9.45am – 11.45am. www.coastwisenorthdevon.co.uk. New members are welcome.
Tel 01271 861251

22nd        RHS Rosemoor, Great Torrington – See how the garden glows! With a new route and extended to The Lake for the first time. Enjoy the magical illumination of the trees, shrubs and sculptures. www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor. Tel 01805 626810

23rd        The Jube, Woolacombe. Raising funds for North Devon Hospice. MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW

23rd        Combe Christmas, Ilfracombe – A weekend packed with events starting with the Lighting of the Lights on Friday, 23rd. In Ropery Road Car Park on Saturday and Sunday there will be lots to do for all ages. A Christmas market is being held, with the help of the finest acoustic musicians taking the stage! Tel 01271 879096 for further information. www.visitilfracombe.co.uk

23rd        RHS Rosemoor, Great Torrington – See how the garden glows! With a new route and extended to The Lake for the first time. Enjoy the magical illumination of the trees, shrubs and sculptures. Christmas Craft Fair will also be in the Garden Room. Hosted by some of the South West's best craftspeople. 10.00am – 6.00pm www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor. Tel 01805 626810

24th         Photography Workshop at Heddon Valley (National Trust) – pop in for some tips/chat with local photographer Mark Clinton Johnson.

24th         Combe Christmas, Ilfracombe – A weekend packed with events starting with the Lighting of the Lights on Friday, 23rd. In Ropery Road Car Park on Saturday and Sunday there will be lots to do for all ages. A Christmas market is being held, with the help of the finest acoustic musicians taking the stage! Tel 01271 879096 for further information. www.visitilfracombe.co.uk

24th         National Trust, Arlington Court – Christmas at the Court.  Enjoy a Victorian Christmas at Arlington this winter – with stunning decorations in the house, an outdoor festive trail and family crafts. The Carriage Museum will also be decorated and there's a new Christmas 'Spot the Mouse' challenge for the whole family.  11.00am – 4.00pm
Tel 01271 850296 or www.nationaltrust.org.uk/arlington-court.

24th         RHS Rosemoor, Great Torrington – See how the garden glows! With a new route and extended to The Lake for the first time. Enjoy the magical illumination of the trees, shrubs and sculptures. Christmas Craft Fair will also be in the Garden Room. Hosted by some of the South West's best craftspeople. 10.00am – 6.00pm  www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor. Tel 01805 626810

25th         Combe Christmas, Ilfracombe – A weekend packed with events starting with the Lighting of the Lights on Friday, 23rd. In Ropery Road Car Park on Saturday and Sunday there will be lots to do for all ages. A Christmas market is being held, with the help of the finest acoustic musicians taking the stage! Tel 01271 879096 for further information. www.visitilfracombe.co.uk

25th         National Trust, Arlington Court – Christmas at the Court.  Enjoy a Victorian Christmas at Arlington this winter – with stunning decorations in the house, an outdoor festive trail and family crafts. The Carriage Museum will also be decorated and there's a new Christmas 'Spot the Mouse' challenge for the whole family.  11.00am – 4.00pm.
Tel 01271 850296 or www.nationaltrust.org.uk/arlington-court.

25th         Combe Crawlers Run – starting, and finishing, at Ilfracombe Academy, this event takes runners cross country, down valleys and up hills towards Combe Martin. Race starts at 11.00am, is 8.5 miles and registration on the day is £16.00.

25th         RHS Rosemoor, Great Torrington – See how the garden glows! With a new route and extended to The Lake for the first time. Enjoy the magical illumination of the trees, shrubs and sculptures. Christmas Craft Fair will also be in the Garden Room. Hosted by some of the South West's best craftspeople. 10.00am – 4.00pm  www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor. Tel 01805 626810

26th         Combe Christmas, Ilfracombe – A weekend packed with events starting with the Lighting of the Lights on Friday, 23rd. In Ropery Road Car Park on Saturday and Sunday there will be lots to do for all ages. A Christmas market is being held, with the help of the finest acoustic musicians taking the stage! Tel 01271 879096 for further information. www.visitilfracombe.co.uk

26th         RHS Rosemoor, Great Torrington – See how the garden glows! With a new route and extended to The Lake for the first time. Enjoy the magical illumination of the trees, shrubs and sculptures. www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor. Tel 01805 626810

27th         RHS Rosemoor, Great Torrington – See how the garden glows! With a new route and extended to The Lake for the first time. Enjoy the magical illumination of the trees, shrubs and sculptures. www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor. Tel 01805 626810

28th         RHS Rosemoor, Great Torrington – See how the garden glows! With a new route and extended to The Lake for the first time. Enjoy the magical illumination of the trees, shrubs and sculptures. www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor. Tel 01805 626810

29th         Coastwise North Devon – Septimus CSI – a Cornish Seal Investigation with Rob Wells and Sue Sayer from the Cornwall Seal Group.
9.45am – 11.45am. www.coastwisenorthdevon.co.uk. New members are welcome.
Tel 01271 861251

29th         Woolacombe School PTFA GIFT EVENING – At Twitchen House, Mortehoe this very popular local event, is a great place to buy local crafts and handmade gifts. The primary school presents its choir, not to mention the mega raffle! Refreshments and bar will be open. Everyone is welcome.  Free event, 6.00pm – 8.00pm.

29th         North Devon Arena, Mullacott - Corporate Christmas Events on a Budget. We know it   might    seem early for the 'C' Word, but we also know that is great to have an event to look              forward to! We understand that this year has been a difficult year for many local        businesses, we also understand the importance of making sure your staff feel valued               and        appreciated….gone are                 the days for many, who were able to 'Splash Out' on elaborate            Christmas Staff Events. We get this!  This is why we are introducing – for the first year ever,        Our "CHRISTMAS ON A BUDGET EVENTS" for just £12.00 per head, (whether you have 4 or   100 people in your team) on specific dates throughout November and December. Includes   drink on arrival, private company table, basket meal, disco with resident DJ and reasonable    priced bar. Please ring 01271 867080 for more details.

29th         RHS Rosemoor, Great Torrington – See how the garden glows! With a new route and extended to The Lake for the first time. Enjoy the magical illumination of the trees, shrubs and sculptures. www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor. Tel 01805 626810

30th         North Devon Arena, Mullacott - Corporate Christmas Events on a Budget. We know it   might    seem early for the 'C' Word, but we also know that is great to have an event to look              forward to! We understand that this year has been a difficult year for many local        businesses, we also understand the importance of making sure your staff feel valued               and        appreciated….gone are                 the days for many, who were able to 'Splash Out' on elaborate            Christmas Staff Events. We get this!  This is why we are introducing – for the first year ever,        Our "CHRISTMAS ON A BUDGET EVENTS" for just £12.00 per head, (whether you have 4 or   100 people in your team) on specific dates throughout November and December. Includes   drink on arrival, private company table, basket meal, disco with resident DJ and reasonable    priced bar. Please ring 01271 867080 for more details.

29th         RHS Rosemoor, Great Torrington – See how the garden glows! With a new route and extended to The Lake for the first time. Enjoy the magical illumination of the trees, shrubs and sculptures. www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor. Tel 01805 626810

30th       Big Sound Soul Band 'Soul Intention' will be playing the very best of 60' soul classics at Croyde Village Hall. Tickets £5 from Croyde Post Office. Doors open 8.30pm. Band 9-11.30pm.

1st           Westcountry Equine Fair – Westpoint, Clyst St Mary. Tel 01393 421500 9.00am – 5.00pm                 www.westcountryequinefaire.co.uk
1st           National Trust, Arlington Court – Christmas at the Court.  Enjoy a Victorian Christmas at Arlington this winter – with stunning decorations in the house, an outdoor festive trail and family crafts. The Carriage Museum will also be decorated and there's a new Christmas 'Spot the Mouse' challenge for the whole family.  11.00am – 4.00pm
Tel 01271 850296 or www.nationaltrust.org.uk/arlington-court.

1st           National Trust, Arlington – Rag Rug Christmas Wreath Workshop. Lean the skill of rag rug             making to create a unique and colourful decoration. You'll take home a completed wreath               ready to hang. Booking essential £20.00  10.00am – 2.00pm. Call 01271 850296
2nd          National Trust, Arlington Court – Christmas at the Court.  Enjoy a Victorian Christmas at                Arlington this winter – with stunning decorations in the house, an outdoor festive trail and      family crafts. The Carriage Museum will also be decorated and there's a new Christmas 'Spot              the Mouse' challenge for the whole family.  11.00am – 4.00pm.
Tel 01271 850296 or www.nationaltrust.org.uk/arlington-court.

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Car Parking Permits  -4 day and 7 day permits for sale – available at the TIC

All Terrain Mobility Scooter hire from Woolacombe TIC

Discounted tickets for RHS Rosemoor – book at the TIC

Lundy Winter Helicopter Service.
Monday 29 October 2018 – Wednesday 2nd January 2019
Friday 25th January 2019 – Friday 29th March 2019
www.lundyisland.co.uk

 

 

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