Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2023 Family Activity Day

Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2023 Family Activity Day

Saturday 21st October 2023 from 10:30am to 16:00pm

Dunster Tithe Barn
Priory Green, Dunster, Somerset, TA24 6RY

Enjoy a host of FREE family-friendly activities at Tithe Barn in celebration of the Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2023. This event includes space experiments going on in the venue with astronomer Simon Holbeche. Ewen and Michalea, authors of “Alphi Saves the Night” and “Alphi Saves the Alps”, will host storytelling, crafts and sticker making.

The Space Odyssey Planetarium will be on-site showing immersive shows about space and the universe (you’ll need to reserve your space for this).

This event is free, and no booking is required. Suitable for families with younger children.

This event occurs during the Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2023.

Please note that this has already taken place on 21/10/2023


Event organiser

Exmoor National Park

Exmoor National Park is organising this event

Please contact Exmoor National Park directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.



Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • The Oval – Exmoor Character Cottages

    17 West Street, Dunster, Somerset, TA24 6SN (0.1 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Holi Moli Beach Huts – Dunster

    Dunster Beach, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 6TH (0.9 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • The Great House – Exmoor

    Timberscombe, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 7TQ (2.3 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Dunkery Beacon Country House

    Wooten Courtenay, Dunster, Somerset, TA24 8RH, South West (3.4 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Croydon Hall – Somerset

    Rodhuish, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 6QT (3.6 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Torre Cider Farm

    Washford, Somerset, Somerset, TA23 0LA (4.3 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info