In collaboration with Exmoor National Park we have got together with Bruce and Claire at the Exford Bridge Tearooms so we can cater for larger groups, stargazing parties and corporate events.
Dark Skies Discovery Hub
Join us for a set menu home cooked supper to set you up ready for a splendid evening’s stargazing in the centre of Exmoor’s Dark Skies Area. A warming 3 course dinner in the winter or Bruce’s special barbecue in the summer.
Enjoy dessert with the comfort of the woodburner whilst we start the planetarium presentation to guide you around the constellations and deep sky objects above our heads, which will be becoming visible as the sun goes down, timing depends upon the time of year.
We will head outside to use our telescopes and chat about available apps on iphone, android and tablets. You can then join us on an optional walk out into the dark Skies area, this is a nominal extra £5 per person and can be as long or short as you wish, as it is an up and back. We will sit and enjoy the night sky so do bring warm clothes if you are to enjoy the evening to the full.
Tickets are priced at £35 per adult, £15 for under 16years.( From 2023 the price will be £40 per adult, £20 under 16) Booked in advance please, on firstname.lastname@example.org
£5 for the optional walk, to pay on the night
We will run every Thursday evening at 6.00pm until the clock change in the Spring, when we start at 7.00 pm again.
This is suitable for all ages and a good option if you are less keen on walking, or the weather is not good!
Also if you are a smaller number or on your own you can join in with others for a sociable evening.
Otherwise please make contact and we can chat about any sort of starry event that you can dream up! We have 3 telescopes, a laser pointer for constellations, binoculars and loads of information about local stargazing. Endless enthusiasm plus the tearooms are fully licenced and happy to cater for your “Do”, from cream teas through barbecues to a “just desserts” evening.
Exmoor Dark skies and Farmhouse Supper
Join us for an evening of stargazing, good food and an optional night hike.
We meet in Exford and take a short walk at dusk along the river Exe to our farm house to enjoy a delicious home cooked roast dinner, made with produce from our smallholding with a choice of desserts and complimentary drinks.
We talk about the stars and planets and explain the use of apps on phone and ipad. Then head outside to learn how to use our telescopes and binoculars to delve into deeper space.
You can then opt to hike out onto the Moor into the Exmoor dark skies area to soak up our beautiful Exmoor skies, whilst testing out your new found stargazing skills!
£45 per head with all drinks and starry information. £35 under 16 years
Please bring torches, warm clothing and stout footwear
Booking essential on 01643 831 759
We can run this event for groups of 6 – 10 people.
Dark skies Festival Availability…We will be running farmhouse supper evenings throughout the Festival in October 2023.
We make up a group of up to 8 guests, so please ring in good time to book your place.