Exmoor Dark Skies Festival Returns for 2021!

The popular Exmoor Dark Skies Festival returns for it’s 5th Year in 2021. With a variety of festival events for families and adults taking place all over Exmoor, why not book yourself some dark skies friendly accommodation and make a holiday of it!

The festival takes place from Friday 22nd October to Sunday 7th November – there is so much to experience and explore for all the family! From dusk safaris, stargazing walks and talks, dark skies owl experiences, night hikes and farmhouse suppers, dark skies art exhibition and planetarium sessions and astronomy talks.

New for 2021 is the Exmoor Coaster open top bus dark skies adventure! Join astronomer Jo Richardson on board the Exmoor Coaster from Minehead-Lynmouth-Minehead for an evening of astro facts and star gazing fun. The event takes place on Thursday 4th November. Details to follow, if you’d like to register your interest in securing a limited ticket, please email hello@advenutresbybus.co.uk

For full event listings, which are being added to all the time, please see the Exmoor National Park website: Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2021.

There is a list of accommodation businesses and stargazing experience providers who have been accredited as Exmoor Dark Sky Friendly businesses. They have all received training and are able to help you make the most of our dark skies during your stay. See here for listings and links to providers.


Photo by: Laurence Liddy @LaurenceLiddy – winner in Exmoor At Night Photo Competition 2020

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