Children’s Entertainment

Children’s Entertainment 2019

We provide fantastic and varied children’s entertainment at Stowford throughout the year – have a look through the different shows and dates below, or see them in our welcome pack when you arrive.

Children may not be left, a parent or guardian (over 16) must remain with the child.

Exmoor Zoo

Exmoor zooDo your children love animals? Exmoor Zoo’s Team provide a fun, educational and entertaining visit giving you a chance to get up close and personal with some familiar and not so familiar animal friends. Who will you be meeting? The sessions vary and are never the same twice. From small and crawly, long and scaly or soft and furry you will find something of interest for everyone. See the 2019 dates below:

Barn BarFriday 31st May10:00am
Barn BarFriday 26th July10:00am
Barn BarFriday 2nd August10:00am
Barn BarFriday 9th August10:00am
Barn BarFriday 16th August10:00am
Barn BarFriday 23rd August10:00am
Barn BarFriday 30th August10:00am

Sheepdog Display

Mist the sheepdogCome and see television star ‘Mist’the sheepdog rounding up ducks! You might have watched the tales of ‘Mist’ the sheepdog on Channel Five. Mist not only lives in North Devon, but she’ll be giving displays at Stowford this summer. With the help of her kennel-mates Jake, Fern and their owner David Kennard, Mist will be proving how she’s more than just a sheepdog, as she tests her skills in herding a flock of ducks. So come along and meet a canine star! Displays will take place in the Play Field behind the swimming pool at 7.00pm *Weather dependent.

Play FieldTuesday 23rd July7:00pm
Play FieldTuesday 30th July7:00pm
Play FieldTuesday 6th August7:00pm
Play FieldTuesday 13th August7:00pm
Play FieldTuesday 20th August7:00pm
Play FieldTuesday 27th August7:00pm

North Devon Falconry

Falconry displayWatch hawks fly past within inches of you and falcons dive at incredible speeds. There is always plenty of audience participation. Displays will take place in the Front Meadow near the start of the Woodland Walk at 7.00pm  *Weather dependent.

Front MeadowSaturday 25th May7:00pm
Front MeadowSunday 28th July7:00pm
Front MeadowSunday 4th August7:00pm
Front MeadowSunday 11th August7:00pm
Front MeadowSunday 18th August7:00pm
Front MeadowSunday 25th August7:00pm


Captain Coconut

Captain Coconut has been involved in Children’s entertainment for many years. He has appeared on numerous television programs including CBBC, Dick and Dom in Da Bungalow and has worked for many famous celebrities over the years. His fun packed bubble show has amazed audiences in the UK and all around the world.

Barn BarFriday 19th April10:00am
Barn BarMonday 27th May10:00am
Barn BarMonday 22nd July10:00am
Barn BarMonday 29th July10:00am
Barn BarMonday 5th August10:00am
Barn BarMonday 12th August10:00am
Barn BarMonday 19th August10:00am
Barn BarMonday 26th August10:00am


Boo Boo the Clown

BooBoo the clown*New for 2019*  Boo Boo the dancing clown! Get ready for a bouncy show full of silly games, dancing and magic for all ages.

Barn BarSunday 21st April5:00pm
Barn BarSunday 26th May5:00pm
Barn BarSaturday 20th July5:00pm
Barn BarSunday 21st July5:00pm
Barn BarSunday 28th July5:00pm
Barn BarSunday 4th August5:00pm
Barn BarSunday 11th August5:00pm
Barn BarSunday 18th August5:00pm
Barn BarSunday 25th August5:00pm

Circus Workshop

higher beings circus workshopHave a go at a variety of fun circus skills including juggling, diabolo, stilt walking, peddle go, hula hoop, unicycling, plate spinning and tub stilts for the younger children. With help and instruction from friendly experienced tutors.

Barn BarSaturday 20th April5:00pm
Barn BarSaturday 25th May5:00pm
Barn BarSaturday 20th July5:00pm
Barn BarSaturday 27th July5:00pm
Barn BarSaturday 3rd August5:00pm
Barn BarSaturday 10th August5:00pm
Barn BarSaturday 17th August5:00pm
Barn BarSaturday 24th August5:00pm


For the very best in children’s entertainment, come and see Merlin’s unique and funny show, great fun for children and parents alike! (Merlin was featured on Britain’s Got Talent 2009)

Barn BarWednesday 29th May
Barn BarWednesday 24th July10:00am
Barn BarWednesday 31st July10:00am
Barn BarWednesday 7th August10:00am
Barn BarWednesday 14th August10:00am
Barn BarWednesday 21st August10:00am
Barn BarWednesday 28th August10:00am
Barn BarWednesday 28th October

Dave Hendy

Dave Hendy brings us his highly entertaining mixture of Magic, Games, Puppets and Balloon Modelling. Come and join us –  it’s great fun for young and old.

Barn BarTuesday 28th May5:00pm
Barn BarTuesday 23rd July5:00pm
Barn BarTuesday 30th July5:00pm
Barn BarTuesday 6th August5:00pm
Barn BarTuesday 13th August5:00pm
Barn BarTuesday 20th August5:00pm
Barn BarTuesday 27th August5:00pm

Pirate Party

Pirate partyJoin in this fun packed adventure with the Stowford Pirates and prepare to get slimed….arghhhhh!

Barn BarThursday 30th May5:00pm
Barn BarThursday 25th July5:00pm
Barn BarThursday 1st August5:00pm
Barn BarThursday 8th August5:00pm
Barn BarThursday 15th August5:00pm
Barn BarThursday 22nd August5:00pm
Barn BarThursday 29th August5:00pm
Barn BarSaturday 26th October5:00pm


Lets Play UK

Outdoor fun including trampolines, inflatables, bouncy castles and soft play. *Weather dependent **charge applies


Soft Play

Our indoor Soft Play area is completely free to enter. Available in the Barn Bar at certain times during the season, it is suitable for under 8’s year olds.


Games Room

Penny fallsNext door to the swimming pool we have a games room with a number of arcade games, air hockey, pool tables and more.