Discover the
Dartmoor Story

Forged by nature, shaped by time and human spirit

Events

We have put together a programme of events and activities to help everyone Discover the Dartmoor Story and explore the landscape stories of the moor. There are activities, open days, walks and talks to suit all abilities and interests.

Take a look at our programme below

Wednesday, 11 August 2021 at 11:00 - 15:00

Wildlife Wednesday: Sting to Bling

Location: National Park Visitor Centre, Postbridge

Family Friendly

Make a beautiful bracelet or wristband from nettles- just like our Bronze Age ancestors! A recent excavation uncovered a necklace of amber and tin, bracelet with tin beads and a nettle sash. Find out more at the new exhibition.

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Tuesday, 17 August 2021 at 10:30 - 16:00

Meldon Wildlife Festival

Location: Meldon Old Quarry

Join the National Park and partners for a wild day out celebrating Dartmoor's unique and beautiful wildlife. A free fun-filled, event for all the family!

Stream dipping
Bird watching in the woods
Butterfly identification walk
Reptile tiles
Slugs and snails – no...

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Wednesday, 18 August 2021 at 11:00 - 15:00

Wildlife Wednesday: Flower Power

Location: National Park Visitor Centre, Haytor

Family Friendly

From bees to blooms, find out more about the incredible world of flowers. We'll be asking what's the point of flowers? Why do they look and smell nice?

Part of the Time for Nature Challenge

Drop in throughout the day then explore the moo...

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Wednesday, 25 August 2021 at 11:00 - 15:00

Wildlife Wednesday: Wet and Wild

Location: Deeper Marsh/Spitchwick Common- walk along the river from Newbridge Car Park

Family Friendly

Discover the wildlife that lurks within the River Dart and around its banks with activities to show that Spitchwick is much more than just a picnic spot. Look out for the Outreach Van

Part of the Time for Nature Challenge

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Wednesday, 1 September 2021 at 11:00 - 15:00

Wildlife Wednesday: Plant Investigators

Location: National Park Visitor Centre, Haytor

Family Friendly

Become a P.I. and discover the rich gold and purple moorland colours of late summer. We’ll be investigating the wild side of Haytor and searching for weird and wonderful plants.

Part of the Time for Nature Challenge

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The Dartmoor Story Forged by nature; shaped by time and human hands.