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26th Jul, 5pm, Hartland Abbey Outdoor Summer Theatre: The Lost World

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (7yrs+), plus Family Arts Afternoon (2 – 4.30pm) Hartland Abbey. Prices £13/11/9 and Arts Afternoon £2.50. Set against the backdrop of this wonderful historic house, the 2017 productions promise to keep theatregoers of all ages and tastes well rewarded with some fantastic productions from different travelling theatre companies. It is a perfect reason to get together with family and friends, bring rugs or picnic chairs and enjoy a night under the stars!

27th Jul, 7pm, Hartland Abbey Outdoor Summer Theatre: Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare, Hartland Abbey. Prices £13/11/9. Set against the backdrop of this wonderful historic house, the 2017 productions promise to keep theatregoers of all ages and tastes well rewarded with some fantastic productions from different travelling theatre companies. It is a perfect reason to get together with family and friends, bring rugs or picnic chairs and enjoy a night under the stars!

31st Jul, Woolsery Agricultural Show, Woolsery

Summer in North Devon would not be complete without a visit to this ever popular show. Classes include crafts, cattle and sheep, together with horse and pony competitions. There will be a Dairy Marquee with displays such as yoghurt and ice cream making and the chance for children to "milk a cow" along with competitions. You'll find bustling trade stalls offering locally made crafts and food with fairground rides and a bouncy castle for the children.

2nd Aug, 5pm, Hartland Abbey Outdoor Summer Theatre: Billionaire Boy

by David Walliams, plus Family Arts Afternoon (2 – 4.30pm) Hartland Abbey. Prices £13/11/9 and Arts Afternoon £2.50. Set against the backdrop of this wonderful historic house, the 2017 productions promise to keep theatregoers of all ages and tastes well rewarded with some fantastic productions from different travelling theatre companies. It is a perfect reason to get together with family and friends, bring rugs or picnic chairs and enjoy a night under the stars!

5th Aug to 6th Aug, Lifeboat Weekend in aid of the R.N.L.I, Clovelly

Held in aid of the RNLI, this popular event is a celebration of the Clovelly lifeboat and its volunteer crew. The Lifeboat House will be open to visitors and there'll be operational displays by the Clovelly lifeboat. It's a fun-packed weekend with games, competitions, entertainments, food and drink, music and other family fun in and around the harbour. Normal admission charges apply. See http://www.clovelly.co.uk/news-and-events

11th Aug, 5pm, Hartland Abbey Outdoor Summer Theatre: The Emperor's New Clothes

by Hans Christian Anderson, plus Drama Workshop 6-11yrs (3 – 4.30pm) Hartland Abbey. Prices £13/11/9 and Workshop £5. Set against the backdrop of this wonderful historic house, the 2017 productions promise to keep theatregoers of all ages and tastes well rewarded with some fantastic productions from different travelling theatre companies. It is a perfect reason to get together with family and friends, bring rugs or picnic chairs and enjoy a night under the stars!

23th Aug, 7pm, Hartland Abbey Outdoor Summer Theatre: The Mikado by Gilbert and Sullivan, Hartland Abbey.

Prices £15/13/9. Set against the backdrop of this wonderful historic house, the 2017 productions promise to keep theatregoers of all ages and tastes well rewarded with some fantastic productions from different travelling theatre companies. It is a perfect reason to get together with family and friends, bring rugs or picnic chairs and enjoy a night under the stars! Many people make a longer day out visiting the fascinating house with its beautiful gardens and a leisurely lunch or tea in the Old Kitchens Tea Rooms before the performance begins.

28th Aug, 5pm, Hartland Abbey Outdoor Summer Theatre: The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare, Hartland Abbey.

 Prices £13/11/9. Set against the backdrop of this wonderful historic house, the 2017 productions promise to keep theatregoers of all ages and tastes well rewarded with some fantastic productions from different travelling theatre companies. It is a perfect reason to get together with family and friends, bring rugs or picnic chairs and enjoy a night under the stars! Many people make a longer day out visiting the fascinating house with its beautiful gardens and a leisurely lunch or tea in the Old Kitchens Tea Rooms before the performance begins.

3rd Sep, Lobster and Crab Feast 10th Anniversary, Clovelly.

Clovelly celebrates its famous lobsters and crabs sustainably caught by its fishermen with a great day out for all the family. Choose from a variety of crab and lobster dishes cooked on the quay or book a table at the Red Lion Harbour Restaurant and dine on delicious lobster and seafood platters. There'll be live folk music, chef cookery demonstrations, a prize draw for a magnum of champagne, local food and craft stalls, including plenty of freshly cooked lobsters and crabs, and beer tasting.

28th Oct, Apple Day – Harvest Fayre Clovelly.

It is Apple Season – so we are holding our second Apple Day with lots of lovely apple crafts and activities. On arrival at Clovelly you will see apple pressing by Gatcombe valley Juices outside the Visitor Centre, so please do bring a bag of apples, watch them being pressed and taste the fresh juice or if you wish, you can bring more for pasteurisation and bottling for which there will be a charge (£1.90 per 75 cl bottle). On entry to Clovelly (free for children under 7 years old), you will find the Apple crafts and activities in the Visitor Centre from 12:00-16:00.

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