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Today to Fri 18 May, by distance, closest first.    

More details - Gorwell House - Open Garden for NGS
Created mostly since 1979, this 4 acre garden overlooking the Taw estuary has a benign microclimate which allows many rare and tender plants to grow and thrive, both in the open and in walled garden. Several strategically placed follies complement the enclosures and vistas within the garden.
Gorwell House, Barnstaple
Sun 29 Apr, Sun 13 May

More details - The Blockheads
BIO: Starting out as the band behind Ian Dury, the Blockheads are a legendary outfit that has grown in stature from the early days of the Stiff tour in 1977, right up to the present day.
The Factory, Petroc Brannams Campus, Oakwood Close, Roundswell, Barnstaple, Devon
Sat 5 May

More details - East Woodlands Farmhouse - Open Garden for NGS
Newly reopening in 2018, East Woodlands is a beautifully designed garden full of rooms packed with plants, shrubs and trees. Enjoy the spectacular bamboos, flowing grasses, colourful roses and giant phormiums all set in an acre looking out over the North Devon countryside.
East Woodlands Farmhouse, Barnstaple
Sat 12 May and Sun 13 May

More details - Chiggypig
Chiggypig are back on The Palladium Stage for the first time this year!! Classic PUNK!! “Chiggypig” are a 4 piece band paying homage to the most explosive, controversial, and inspiring era in rock music the punk rock era from the late 70,s
Lower Gunstone Bideford
Sat 21 Apr

More details - The Simmertones - Authentic Ska + The Raggamuffins
The Simmertones are making their debut at The Palladium, Bringing their amazing authentic ska vibes to The Palladium stage + The Raggamuffins supporting The Simmertones have been together since 2007 and have quickly become festival favourites in their native South West UK, building a strong following across the
Lower Gunstone Bideford
Fri 27 Apr

More details - Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion play in North Devon
Zoë Schwarz’ dynamic and commanding vocal delivery is both eclectic and suave at the same time; just like a chameleon, one part Janis Joplin, one Billie Holiday, and one Nina Simone”.......
The Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, Bideford
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Ilfracombe Film Festival
The inaugural Ilfracombe Film Festival presents ’The Big Film Weekend’ at the Embassy Cinema on the High Street. This is an exciting event for Ilfracombe which at one time in its history possessed no less than nine cinemas in the town.
Embassy Cinema High Street Ilfracombe
Today to Sun 22 Apr

More details - Ilfracombe Art Trail
Open house event of artists, of all disciplines, displaying their work in their own homes, art galleries, shops, cafes, restaurants etc around the town.
Ilfracombe
Sat 5 May to Mon 7 May

More details - May Day Parade & Jack in the Green Celebration
PARADE: Muster from 11.00am at The Pier car park 11.30am Parade starts at the Pier Tavern The route is along The Quay, St James Place, Ropery Road, Broad Street, Fore Street, High Street, Northfield Road and along Wilder Road to the Clapping Circle next to Wildersmouth Beach/Capstone.
Ilfracombe
Sun 6 May

More details - The Scrumpy Run
The Scrumpy Run is organised by the Vintage Motor Cycle Club - Devon Section when some 40 or so riders set off at 11am following a suggested route over Exmoor to a lunch time stop before returning to Ilfracombe for the presentation of prizes.
Ilfracombe Sea Front
Sun 13 May

More details - Harriet Live In Torrington
HARRIET - a UK singer songwriter discovered on the Graham Norton show, who brought tears to Gaby Roslin’s eyes, was chosen by Denise Van Outen as ‘An Artist To Introduce’ and whom global singer, Rumer commented ‘sounds a lot like Karen Carpenter’.
The Plough Arts Centre 9-11 Fore St, Great Torrington, Torrington
Fri 4 May

More details - Arts and Crafts Fayre
Talented artists, crafters and artisans from across Mid and North Devon and Exmoor, coming together under one roof for an eclectic specialist market.
South Molton Pannier Market, 5 Broad Street, South Molton
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Wedding Fayre and Table Top sale
Showcasing local wedding businesses and offering a tabletop sale for wedding goods.
South Molton Town Hall and Pannier Market, 5 Broad Street, South Molton
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Spring Food Festival
All the best local foods and drinks from across Exmoor, North and Mid Devon, all under one roof.
South Molton Pannier Market, 5 Broad Street, South Molton
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Heddon Valley - Wildflower Trail
Test your wildflower knowledge with this beautiful woodland trail for adults. Discover the magic of Exmoor’s wildflowers this spring with this beautiful trail around the woodlands of Heddon Valley. Pick up your trail map from the National Trust shop. Booking Not Needed. Phone: 01598763402. Dogs on leads welcome.
Heddon Valley, Parracombe, Barnstaple
Today to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Buckland Brewer Plant Sale
Plants for bedding, plants for eating! Plants for tubs, and a few shrubs Plants for your pleasure Will be for our treasure So we’ll welcome you, One and all That’s from the Church, Chapel And the Hall Coffee and teas etc. available across the road in the Chapel
The Village Green, Buckland Brewer, Bideford
Sat 12 May and Sun 13 May

More details - Buckand Brewer
SAFARI LUNCH Sunday 13th May
The Village, Buckland Brewer, BIdeford
Sun 13 May

More details - Higher Cherubeer - Open Garden for NGS
1½ acre country garden with gravelled courtyard, raised beds and alpine house, lawns, large herbaceous border, shady woodland beds, potager style kitchen garden with large greenhouse. Winter openings for National Collection of Cyclamen species, hellebores and over 400 snowdrop varieties.
Higher Cherubeer, Winkleigh
Sun 13 May

Kitty Pigfish - Award-winning Cartoonist-Caricaturist-Portrait Artist - Open Studio Days/Live Demos More details - Kitty Pigfish - Award-winning Cartoonist-Caricaturist-Portrait Artist - Open Studio Days/Live Demos
Award-winning Cartoonist - Portrait Artist - and - Caricaturist - ’Kitty Pigfish’ (LK Merlynda Robinson (LLAM) - Opens her Studio-Gallery to Visitors on Mondays & Fridays.
Kitty Pigfish Cartoons Studio & Gallery, St Anne’s Cottage, Bucks Mills, Bideford
Today, Mon 23 Apr, Fri 27 Apr, Fri 4 May, Mon 7 May, Fri 11 May, Mon 14 May, Fri 18 May, Mon 21 May, Fri 25 May, Mon 28 May, Fri 1 Jun, Mon 4 Jun, Fri 8 Jun, Mon 11 Jun, Fri 15 Jun, Mon 18 Jun
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More details - Watersmeet - Wildflower Trail
Test your wildflower knowledge with this beautiful woodland trail for grown ups. Discover the magic of Exmoor’s wildflowers this spring with this beautiful trail around the woodlands of Watersmeet. Pick up your trail map from the National Trust shop. Booking Not Needed. Phone: 01598763402. Dogs on leads welcome.
Watersmeet, Watersmeet House, Watersmeet Road, Lynmouth
Today to Sun 3 Jun

More details - The Old Vicarage - Open Garden for NGS
Croquet lawn leads to multi-level garden overlooking 3 large ponds with winding paths, climbing roses and overviews. Brook with waterfall flows through garden past fascinating summerhouse built by owner. Benched deck overhangs first pond.
The Old Vicarage, South Molton
Sat 12 May and Sun 13 May

More details - Books galore! Huge sale in aid of HomeStart West Somerset.
Our annual book sale is a huge event selling donated books - fiction, non fiction, vintage and children’s books. Volunteers are trained by HomeStart West Somerset - a local branch of the National Charity concentrating on befriending local families - to visit and support.
Avenue Methodist Church Hall, Minehead
Sat 21 Apr

More details - Greencombe - Open Garden for NGS
An organic woodland garden of international renown, Greencombe stretches along a sheltered hillside and offers outstanding views over Porlock Bay. Moss covered paths meander through a collection of ornamental plants that flourish beneath a canopy of oaks, hollies, conifers and chestnuts.
Greencombe, Porlock
Wed 2 May, Wed 16 May, Wed 30 May

More details - Andrew's Corner - Open Garden for NGS
Well established, wildlife friendly, well labelled plantsman’s garden in stunning high moorland setting.
Andrew’s Corner, Belstone
Mon 7 May, Sun 3 Jun

More details - Finch Foundry - Classic cars
We’re welcoming classic cars of all ages and descriptions to Finch Foundry to be displayed against the striking backdrop of Dartmoor. If you’re interested in taking part, please get in touch. Booking Not Needed.
Finch Foundry, Sticklepath, Okehampton,
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Open Gardens Penrose House
A newly landscaped town garden with herbaceous plants, shrubs, mature trees, climbing roses and Clematis. There are container and basket plants and vegetable plants for sale. On street parking Refreshments include teas, coffees and cake No wheelchair access No dogs allowed
Park Road, Crediton
Sun 13 May

More details - Knightshayes Court - Golf, gardens and guides: Joyce, Lady Amory's story
Joyce, Lady Amory, the last member of the family to live at Knightshayes, left a tremendous legacy. Join us to discover the trail she blazed in women’s golf in the 1920’s and her role in creating the stunning infamous garden here.
Knightshayes Court, Bolham, Tiverton,
Today to Tue 1 May

More details - Knightshayes Court - Golf, gardens and guides: Joyce, Lady Amory's story
Joyce, Lady Amory, the last member of the family to live at Knightshayes, left a tremendous legacy. Join us to discover the trail she blazed in women’s golf in the 1920’s and her role in creating the stunning infamous garden here.
Knightshayes Court, Bolham, Tiverton,
Wed 2 May to Thu 31 May

More details - Dunster Castle - A trail of tales - family trail
Step back in time to meet the inhabitants of Dunster Castle and discover their stories on this family trail. A trail of tales takes you from the modern day to the Viking invasion. Follow the trail around the site to solve the questions and learn more about Dunster’s gory past. Booking Not Needed.
Dunster Castle, Dunster, near Minehead,
Today to Sun 29 Apr

More details - Dunster Castle - A trail of tales - family trail
Step back in time to meet the inhabitants of Dunster Castle and discover their stories on this family trail. A trail of tales takes you from the modern day to the Viking invasion. Follow the trail around the site to solve the questions and learn more about Dunster’s gory past. Booking Not Needed.
Dunster Castle, Dunster, near Minehead,
Mon 30 Apr to Thu 31 May

More details - Dunster Castle - Civil War Weekend
Join the Taunton Garrison for a weekend of rolling skirmishes, weaponry displays and musket displays. With live demonstrations throughout the day you can see what life was like defending the castle during the Civil War. Booking Not Needed. Phone: 01643 821314. Dogs on leads welcome.
Dunster Castle, Dunster, near Minehead,
Sat 5 May and Sun 6 May

More details - Dunster Castle - Dunster Castle Uncovered
Go behind the ropes on this special tour. Take a peek behind closed doors and discover parts of the Castle you won’t have seen before on this 45 minute tour. Tours are running throughout the day and are not pre-bookable. Booking Not Needed.
Dunster Castle, Dunster, near Minehead,
Sat 5 May, Sun 6 May, Sat 12 May, Sun 13 May, Sat 19 May, Sun 20 May, Sat 26 May, Sun 27 May

More details - Chevithorne Barton - Open Garden for NGS
Visit us during this exciting time of development. Newly planted areas complement walled garden, summer borders and woodland of rare trees and shrubs. In spring, garden features a large collection of magnolias, camellias, and rhododendrons.
Chevithorne Barton, Tiverton
Sun 6 May

More details - Castle Drogo - Photography workshop
Join local photographer John Howells in the Castle Drogo garden or by the river Teign to find new aspects, landscapes and wildlife. He will help with understanding your camera whilst also teaching new composition ideas. Each workshop has a different seasonal focus. 37 per person (includes coffee and lunch).
Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton, near Exeter,
Tue 1 May

More details - Castle Drogo - May holiday fun
Discover more about Drogo as you follow the free spotter sheet around the garden and grounds. (Normal admission applies). Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.
Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton, near Exeter,
Sat 5 May to Mon 7 May

More details - Castle Drogo - Wild Tribe-moth and bat walk
Join the Wild Tribe at Fingle Bridge Meadows for this night walk to spot moths and bats that live in the Teign Gorge. Booking Essential. Phone: 01647433306. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton, near Exeter,
Sun 6 May

More details - Castle Drogo - Hard hat tours
Don your hard hats and join the Castle Drogo project manager for a very special behind the scenes tour of the building project to save Castle Drogo. Places are limited so booking is essential on 01647 433306. 7.50 per person. (Normal admission applies).
Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton, near Exeter,
Tue 8 May

More details - The Chagford Singers: Open Rehearsal Invitation
Our Musical Director, Tim Pithers, is opening the doors to anyone who wishes to observe how a choir works or is thinking of joining us. Sit and observe or join in with the classical choral pieces and well-known musical selections. A warm welcome and a workout of lungs and brain.
Endecott House, High Street, Chagford
Wed 9 May

More details - Sherlock's Excellent Adventure
Sherlock’s Excellent Adventure A Farcical Parody by james Barry Performed by Thorverton Amateur Dramatic Society Directed by Sheena Hunter-Hedges
Thorverton Memorial Hall, Silver Street
Today and Sat 21 Apr

More details - Lydford Gorge - Wild kitchen - FULLY BOOKED
Forage for wild garlic and other seasonal snacks in the gorge, and then cook up a tasty lunch over the camp fire using your foraged ingredients. Join the ranger team to get an insight into some of the edible treats that grow in the gorge.
Lydford Gorge, Lydford, near Tavistock,
Sat 21 Apr

More details - Lydford Gorge - Spring flower walk
Join us for a guided walk to identify the spring wild flowers that abound in the gorge, the walk will visit the Whitelady waterfall and finish in the Waterfall tea-room. Identification guides will be available to consult in the Waterfall tea-room at the end of the walk. Booking Essential. Phone: 01822 820320.
Lydford Gorge, Lydford, near Tavistock,
Sat 12 May

More details - Practical pottery, throwing and ceramics days
We’ve opened our ceramics and pottery studio here at Ashbrook, for those who wish to get to know clay and try their hand at throwing or hand building.
Waterrow, Taunton
Sun 22 Apr to Wed 9 May, Fri 11 May to Fri 8 Jun

More details - Moretonhampstead Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
2 large gardens close to moorland town. One in a wooded valley, the other higher up with magnificent views of Dartmoor. Dogs on leads welcome. Plant sale, teas are a must. Both have mature orchards and yr round vegetable gardens.
Moretonhampstead Gardens, Moretonhampstead
Fri 18 May to Sun 20 May

More details - The Arundell Art Week
On Thursday 3rd May, a selection of acclaimed sporting artists from around the U.K. will be showcasing their country pursuit inspired pieces, local Devon landscapes and stunning photography at the famous Arundell Arms Hotel in Lifton, Devon.
Arundell Arms Hotel, 1 Fore Street, Lifton
Thu 3 May to Thu 10 May

More details - Owen Money's Jukebox Heroes II
Following the Jukebox Heroes’ very successful tour in 2016, Owen Money takes Jukebox Heroes II on the road in 2018. We have a brand new line up of fantastic tribute acts, some great music from the 60’s with the Travelling Wrinklies, plus comedy from Owen.
Grand Pavilion Theatre The Esplanade, Porthcawl
Today

More details - Milkshake! Live
Starring Milkshake! favourites; Bob the Builder, Little Princess, Noddy, Fireman Sam, Shimmer & Shine, Pip from Pip Ahoy!, Winnie and Wilbur, Wissper, Milkshake’s very own Milkshake! Monkey and two Milkshake!
Grand Pavilion Theatre The Esplanade, Porthcawl
Sat 21 Apr

More details - Holbrook Garden - Open Garden for NGS
2 acre s-facing garden on heavy clay, 35 yrs in the making. Diverse habitats and inspired by nature. Wet garden, stone garden, pink garden and woodland glades. Perfumes, songbirds and nests are everywhere in spring.
Holbrook Garden, Sampford Peverell
Today, Sat 21 Apr, Fri 27 Apr, Sat 28 Apr

More details - Slade - Open Garden for NGS
Hidden away Slade garden is an unexpected jewel to discover next to the sea with views overlooking the Bristol Channel. The garden tumbles down a valley protected by a belt of woodland. In front of the house are delightful formal areas a rose and clematis pergola and herbaceous borders.
Slade, Southerndown
Sat 21 Apr and Sun 22 Apr

More details - Slade   Open Garden for The National Garden Scheme
Hidden away in a wonderful position Slade garden is an unexpected jewel to discover next right next to the sea with views overlooking the Bristol Channel. The garden tumbles down a secluded valley from the house at the top, protected by a long belt of woodland.
slade farm Southerndown
Sat 21 Apr and Sun 22 Apr

More details - Estate Tour
Talk given by Estate Manager Iain Wylie, discussing bio diversity and conservation followed by a cream tea
Bovey Castle, Dartmoor National Park, North Bovey
Tue 8 May