Children’s Entertainment

Children’s Entertainment

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 2018 dates below:

Barn BarFriday 1st June10:00am
Barn BarFriday 20th July10:00am
Barn BarFriday 27th July10:00am
Barn BarFriday 3rd August10:00am
Barn BarFriday 3rd August10:00am
Barn BarFriday 10th August10:00am
Barn BarFriday 17th August10:00am
Barn BarFriday 24th August10:00am
Barn BarFriday 31st 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 FieldSunday 27th May7:00pm
Play FieldTuesday 24th July7:00pm
Play FieldTuesday 31st July7:00pm
Play FieldTuesday 7th August7:00pm
Play FieldTuesday 14th August7:00pm
Play FieldTuesday 21st August7:00pm
Play FieldSaturday 25th 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 26th May7:00pm
Front MeadowSunday 22nd July7:00pm
Front MeadowSunday 29th July7:00pm
Front MeadowSunday 5th August7:00pm
Front MeadowSunday 12th August7:00pm
Front MeadowSunday 19th August7:00pm
Front MeadowSunday 26th 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 30th March5:00pm
Barn BarMonday 28th May10:00am
Barn BarMonday 16th July10:00am
Barn BarMonday 23rd July10:00am
Barn BarMonday 30th July10:00am
Barn BarMonday 6th August10:00am
Barn BarMonday 13th August10:00am
Barn BarMonday 20th August10:00am
Barn BarMonday 27th August10:00am


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 31st March5:00pm
Barn BarSaturday 26th May5:00pm
Barn BarSaturday 14th July5:00pm
Barn BarSaturday 21st July5:00pm
Barn BarSaturday 28th July5:00pm
Barn BarSaturday 4th August5:00pm
Barn BarSaturday 11th August5:00pm
Barn BarSaturday 18th August5:00pm
Barn BarSaturday 25th 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 30th May
Barn BarWednesday 18th July10:00am
Barn BarWednesday 25th July10:00am
Barn BarWednesday 1st August10:00am
Barn BarWednesday 8th August10:00am
Barn BarWednesday 15th August10:00am
Barn BarWednesday 22nd August10:00am
Barn BarWednesday 29th August10:00am
Barn BarWednesday 24th 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 17th July5:00pm
Barn BarTuesday 24th July5:00pm
Barn BarTuesday 31st July5:00pm
Barn BarTuesday 7th August5:00pm
Barn BarTuesday 14th August5:00pm
Barn BarTuesday 21st August5:00pm
Barn BarTuesday 28th August5:00pm

Pirate Party

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

Barn BarThursday 31st May5:00pm
Barn BarThursday 19th July5:00pm
Barn BarThursday 26th July5:00pm
Barn BarThursday 2nd August5:00pm
Barn BarThursday 9th August5:00pm
Barn BarThursday 16th August5:00pm
Barn BarThursday 23rd August5:00pm
Barn BarThursday 30th August5:00pm
Barn BarFriday 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.