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Plan your Stay in North Devon

There are all kinds of wonderful events happening all year round in Barnstaple and the surrounding area. From festivals, shows and long-standing traditions to everything in between. Here are some of the highlights of events happening in Barnstaple and North Devon to help you make the most out of your stay.  

Park Yoga in Rock Park, Barnstaple
Park Yoga in North Devon
Experience free yoga sessions suitable for all skill levels! Throughout the lively summer months, Park Yoga extends a warm invitation to locals and visitors to join in free yoga sessions at Rock Park taking place every Sunday between May - September.
North Devon Hospice Nightwalk
North Devon Hospice Nightwalk
The Brend Collection proudly serves as the headline sponsor for the North Devon Hospice Nightwalk, a vital event supporting individuals affected by life-limiting illnesses, predominantly women. This inclusive event, open to women and girls aged 11+, invites everyone to make a difference.
devon county show
Devon County Show
The Devon County Show is an eagerly anticipated annual event that captures the essence of rural life in the heart of Devon. Held each year, this cherished tradition brings together local communities, farmers, and visitors from far and wide to celebrate the region's agricultural heritage and vibrant culture.
Sheep with lamb on back
Pigstock Festival
Get ready for a day of family-friendly fun at The Big Sheep's Pigstock Festival, happening on May 18th. As North Devon's most welcoming family festival, Pigstock promises a delightful experience for all.
girl holding seaweed
Clovelly Seaweed Festival
Clovelly Seaweed Festival is held to promote seaweed for its immense health and nutritional benefits. Combining fun activities with informative demonstrations.
80th Anniversary of the D-Day landings
80th Anniversary of D-Day
In 1944, the stunning coastal landscapes between the Northam Burrows and Woolacombe in North Devon played a vital role in preparing troops for the Allied invasion of Normandy since the terrain closely resembled the French coastline they were destined for.
people at a concert
Here for the Music
Get ready to groove to the beats of the Here for the Music at The Big Sheep from 7th to 9th June. With an electrifying lineup featuring unmissable headliners.
Theatre Show, with actors bowing
Madagascar the musical
Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto the stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime.
people at a concert
GoldCoast Oceanfest
If you could bottle a beachside festival and pour it out each year against the backdrop of a sun-drenched Atlantic, then the multi-award-winning GoldCoast Oceanfest might be just the brew to choose.
children playing at a party
Kids Fest
Get ready for a day of non-stop fun and excitement at The Big Sheep's Kids Fest on June 23rd! This event is designed to be the ultimate big day out for big kids aged between 5 and 12 years old.
group of friends with beer
Cider & Country Music Festival
Get ready to kick up your heels and raise a glass at The Big Sheep's Cider and Country Music Festival, set to take place on Saturday, July 6th. This lively event promises a day filled with foot-stomping tunes and the finest cider from the heart of Devon. Headlining the festival are none other than the legendary band, The Wurzels.
boy feeding a goat
North Devon Show
The North Devon Show is set to be a spectacular celebration of our agricultural roots and vibrant community. A day filled with awe-inspiring livestock displays, thrilling equestrian performances, and the finest local produce.
group of friends with beer
North Devon Beer Festival
Held over the August Bank Holiday, the North Devon Beer Festival showcases all the best in North Devon. Expect beer, cider, gin, food and entertainment.
Country Music Event at The Barnstaple Hotel
The Autumn Devon Country Music Party
Join us for the highly anticipated 'Autumn Devon Country Music Party' at The Barnstaple Hotel, brought to you by Allways Music. Mark your calendars for Friday, 1st November, as we have an incredible lineup in store for you!
Barnstaple Hotel Christmas Dining Area
Festive Lunches
3 Courses from £27 per person | Groups of 30 or more can unlock exclusive discounts | Savour a cosy pre-Christmas lunch whether it's with friends, family, or a small office bash. A 2 course or 3 course lunch is just what you need to get into the Christmas spirit and satisfy those festive cravings ahead of the big day.
girls in party dresses with drinks
Christmas Party Nights
3 Course Meal, Coffee & Disco from £38 per person | Groups of 30 or more can unlock exclusive discounts | We have a long history of hosting amazing Christmas parties here at The Barnstaple Hotel. Choose us for your Christmas celebrations and you’ll discover why we have a reputation as one of the very best party venues in North Devon.

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