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Plan your Stay in North Devon

Discover a multitude of captivating events taking place throughout the year in Barnstaple and its surrounding areas. Immerse yourself in a vibrant tapestry of festivals, shows, and cherished customs that fill the calendar. Whether you seek cherished traditions or exhilarating novelties.

Here are some noteworthy highlights of the events awaiting you in Barnstaple and North Devon, ensuring an unforgettable stay at The Park Hotel.

Park Hotel Seasons Brasserie Restaurant Dining Area and Bar Decorated For Christmas
Festive Dinners
2 Courses from £28 per person | Join us at Seasons Brasserie for an elegant evening out this December. Sleek stylish surroundings combine with a tasty seasonal menu, legendary service and a well-stocked bar to make a special evening out.
Country Music Festival at The Barnstaple Hotel
Spring Devon Country Music Party
Experience country music like never before at 'The Spring Devon Country Music Festival' presented by Allways Music! Join The Barnstaple Hotel from March 8th to 11th, 2024, for an unforgettable weekend of live performances.
Mother's Day at The Park Hotel
Mother's Day Sunday Lunch
Our Mother's Day lunch offers you the choice of a sumptuous 2 or 3-course meal, carefully crafted to tantalise your taste buds. Treat your mum to an exquisite dining experience in the elegant ambience of our AA Rosette Award-Winning Seasons Brasserie.
A little girl with bunny ears on her head
Easter Grotto at The Milky Way
Ever wondered where the Easter Bunny’s magic is made? Get ready for a memorable and unique Easter experience. From Thursday 28th March to Sunday 7th April, you’re invited to visit The Milky Way and journey down the rabbit hole to their Easter Bunny HQ.
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.
lamb on the back of a sheep
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
June 6th 2024 marks the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings. North Devon stands as a poignant reminder of the region's significant contribution to this historic event. 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.
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 people at a Beer Festival
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.

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