May Day, coracles, stallions and Spring Gala on Exmoor

Spring has sprung!  If you want to see in May Day with a traditional Maypole dance, tug o war and welly throwing, look no further than Simonsbath Festival.  There will also be live music and and a host of other activities to celebrate the arrival of Spring.  If you fancy getting crafty, and are not afraid of getting wet, learn the traditional skills needed to build a coracle, then test out your handiwork on the river – will it sink or swim?  View the magnificent Exmoor stallions at the annual stallion parade.  Or imagine that you have travelled back in time to the golden age of steam at the Spring Gala with Lynton & Barnstaple Railway – Steam Trains at Woody Bay Station.  Whether you are interested in fireside tales, exploring wildlife in wild places or a guided walk exploring the history of Dulverton, please take a look at the many other exciting events on the Exmoor events calendar.

Simonsbath Festival May Day Celebrations
1st May 2017 2:00pm Exford Village Green TA24 7PP
Free event.

Mini Coracle build & race!
1st May 2017 11:00am-2:00pm Orchard Workshop, Heddon Valley, near Parracombe EX31 4PY
Can you build the fastest coracle? Materials and instruction provided. A great family activity, come prepared to get wet and bring your lunch too. Booking essential. Charge: £5 adults, £2.50 children
Contact: 01598 763402

Annual Stallion Parade
3rd May 2017 10:30am-12:30pm Ralegh’s Cross TA23 0LN
This provides breeders and enthusiasts the opportunity to see the iconic Exmoor pony stallions up close and opportunity to learn how the breed which faced near extinction at the end of the Second World War can still be seen running on many of the commons within the Exmoor National Park. Free event.

Spring Gala
13th May 2017 10:00am – 14th May 2017 5:00pm Woody Bay Station EX31 4RA
Celebrate times past, real ales, marquee attractions, with our resident locos in steam!
Charge: Adult: £12 Senior: £10 [Over 65 ] Child: £3 [under – 14] Under 5’s FREE

Exmoor mare and foal, Porlock Common Copyright Nilfanion https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Exmoor_ponies_on_Porlock_Common.jpg

Exmoor mare and foal, Porlock Common Copyright Nilfanion https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Exmoor_ponies_on_Porlock_Common.jpg