May half term events in North Devon

Join us for some fun in the sun this bank holiday weekend at some of North Devon's most beautiful locations; explore smuggler’s paradise Mortehoe on our tractor and trailer rides or hunt for clues and get closer to nature with family friendly trails around the coast and countryside. There’s also a rare chance to see the inside of Bucks Mills Cabin and its fragile treasures at our open weekend.

High Brown Fritillary
High Brown Fritillary in the sun on a plant
High Brown Fritillary

Heddon Valley Family Butterfly Trail

To celebrate Heddon Valley’s beautiful butterflies we have created a fun family trail through the woods. Collect your trail map (£1 from the Heddon Valley shop) and follow the wooden butterfly clues along the river, through the beautiful woodland and towards the sea looking out for Orange Tips, Red Admirals, and Peacock butterflies along the way.

Red Campion growing wild
NTIL 1056230 Red Campion Heddon Valley
Red Campion growing wild

Heddon Valley & Watersmeet Wildflower Trails


Discover the magic of Exmoor's wildflowers this summer with this beautiful trail around the rivers at Watersmeet and the woodlands of Heddon Valley. Pick up your free trail map from the Heddon Valley or Watersmeet shop.

Take a ride in our all weather tractor and trailer
Tractor Trailer at Mortehoe, North Devon
Take a ride in our all weather tractor and trailer

Tractor & Trailer Rides to Morte Point and Bull Point


Explore the North Devon coast the easy way on our all-weather trailer and hear more about the wildlife and wrecking history of this breathtaking coastline. You might even spot some seals and birds of prey. Booking advisable (book through Mortehoe Museum 01271 870028 or Woolacombe Tourist Information Centre 01271 870553). Adult £6, child £3.

Artist's Cabin at Bucks Mills, North Devon
Artists' Cabin at Bucks Mills, North Devon
Artist's Cabin at Bucks Mills, North Devon

Bucks Mills Cabin Open Weekend


Perched above the sea in the ancient fishing hamlet of Bucks Mills, the Cabin was the studio and summer residence of painters Judith Ackland and Mary Stella Edwards from the 1920s until Judith's death in 1971. The interior and its contents have remained preserved, almost as the women left them, for over 40 years. Due to the delicate state of the cabin and its collection, we are only able to have a very limited number of open days a year, including on the weekend of June 2-3 . Why not come along and see this artists’ private escape for yourself?