What's on inBarnstaple


Welcome to Barnstaple

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Barnstaple - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Barnstaple to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Barnstaple

08
SEP
Electric Swing Circus
THE FACTORY PETROC

With an explosive sound that reverberates back through time the ESC hotfoot their way through everything from rock to to electronica house big beat and rock n roll all with their own unique style of swing. A full time touring band…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07446 692751
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06
OCT
Sci Con
Sandaway Beach Holiday Park

Join John Fowler Holidays for their first ever Sci Con Weekend. With guest stars Dominic Glyn Simon Fisher Becker Ian McNeice and Matthew Dale plus a range of original props and costumes on display. Theyll be loads of daytime activities and of…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01271 866766
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21
OCT
Dreadzone
THE FACTORY PETROC

released a brand new album Dread Times in February which stormed into the Top 40 UK Official Album Charts on release the first time the band have charted in over 20 years. The album also made the Top 10 in the…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07446 692751
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22
OCT
Fairport Convention at Ilfracombe
Ilfracombe Holiday Park

Credited with originating British folk‐rock Fairport first took to the stage in 1967s summer of love. Throughout the intervening five decades and numerous changes of line‐up the bands passion for live performance has never wavered.Fairport Convention still attract critical acclaim and won…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07711 937259
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17
NOV
Alabama 3 Acoustic
THE FACTORY PETROC

Consequently Alabama 3 acoustic is brave enough to go out on the road armed only with a battered acoustic guitar and harmonica preaching Guthries word that this machine kills fascists.In homage to the classic delta blues slide players like Mississippi Fred McDowell…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07446 692751
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28
NOV
Newton Faulkner
THE FACTORY PETROC

It is hard to believe that when Newton Faulkner released Dream Catch Me he was only 22 as the song expressed a maturity that implied a much older and established artist. Instantly recognisable by his…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

02
DEC
Dub Pistols Crazy Dimonds Tour
THE FACTORY PETROC

As they gear up to celebrate 20 years of riotous marauding the Dub Pistols are prepping their seventh album Crazy Diamonds in 2017 and therell be a documentary about the band dropping at some point in the year too. And theyll be…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07446 692751
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Tourist Attractions


Dartington Crystal

Largest warehouse sale to date, up to 75 off selected items Only while stocks last No trip to Devon is complete without a visit to Dartington Crystal Factory Experience.See first hand how our crystal is hand crafted with skill and care from the blowing of…

Exmoor Zoological Park

A unique zoo, combining a relaxed and informal atmosphere with many of the birds and animals at liberty within the grounds. This is complemented by the picturesque views and maintained gardens, combining both endangered and domestic animals and birds in one location. A charming visit, with something for…

Bideford and Instow Railway

Bideford Railway Heritage Centre manages the Bideford station site and Instow signal box both of which are on the former railway line from Barnstaple to Bideford in North Devon. The railway line is now part of the popular Tarka Trail and so our two sites provide points of…

Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park

Come see; T‐Rex, Dilophosaurus, Megalosaurus, Dinosaur Museum, Apes & Monkeys, Sealions, Meerkats, WolvesParrots, Birds of Prey, Otters, Butterfly House, Beautiful Waterfall and Gardens, Earthquake Train Ride, Snow Leopard,Snakes, Dragon Lizards, Insects and Spiders, Penquins, 'Out Of This World' Light Show, and much more.Last year saw the arrival of…

Exmoor Zoo

Exmoor Zoo is a unique and unusual zoo to visit Opened in 1982 the zoo is now an ideal family venue, catering very well for the younger generation. So much change has taken place, that even a visit last year, will today see new exhibits and animals.The zoo…

Marwood Hill Gardens

20 acres of beautiful gardens and three lakes in a valley setting with Plant Centre and Garden Tea Room.The creator of the gardens was Dr James Smart VMH. who moved to Marwood in 1949. The land that is now Marwood Hill Gardens consisted then of an old broken…

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