Allerford Village Open Day

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Allerford Village Open Day – A spring celebration Saturday the 11th April from 10am-4pm

The community of Allerford are delighted to announce the upcoming Allerford Open Day on Saturday, 11th April, a spring celebration of all that’s on offer in this picturesque West Somerset and Exmoor village.

As part of the open day West Country Blacksmiths will be opening the doors of the National Trust forge to welcome visitors in the experience traditional blacksmithing. The blacksmiths will be working away on the traditional coal forge making a range of items throughout the day.

Allerford Packhorse Bridge

Allerford Packhorse Bridge

We welcome you to join us and the village for and be part of our celebration. Please see further detail below, and a copy of a feature published in the local paper to help promote the event.

We look forward to welcoming you.

The community of Allerford are delighted to announce the upcoming Allerford Open Day on Saturday, 11th April, a spring celebration of all that’s on offer in

Allerford Village Post Office

Allerford Village Post Office

this picturesque West Somerset and Exmoor village.

They welcome you and all the family to spend the day with them. Allerford is a beautiful village positioned between Minehead and Porlock, which is just a stones throw from the A39 and is part of the National Trust’s Holnicote Estate.

Displays and attractions include:

  • Free entry to the West Somerset Rural Life Museum, housing thousands of
    Piles MIll

    Piles Mill

    Exmoor artifacts and an extensive photographic archive of the area from the early 1800s to the late 1950s

  • Traditional blacksmiths display at Allerford Forge by West Country Blacksmiths
  • Cross Lane House opens its door for tours of the recently refurbished, late medieval hotel and restaurant as well as free cookery and floristry master classes, refreshment and light lunches and craft
    Allerford Forge coal forge

    Blacksmiths tong hanging infront of the Traditional Coal Forge at Allerford Forge, the home of West Country Blacksmiths

    stalls

  • Special exhibition of carving at Piles Mill
  • Games and children’s play area, light lunches, craft stalls and a display by Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre at Allerford Village Hall
  • Car boot sale at the Allerford playing fields — sellers welcome from 9 am, £5 per car (weather depending)
  • Special exhibition and demonstrations by guest craftsman including Exmoor
    Crosslane House Hotel

    Crosslane House Hotel

    antler creations and Matthew Crabb, chainsaw artist

  • Displays from the National Trust

Why not bring the whole family and make a day of it. With well maintained and signposted walks through the ancient woodlands and the famous Packhorse Bridge, perfect for paddling. The village has something for everyone.

Matthew Crabb Chainsaw Artists Owl's

Matthew Crabb Chainsaw Artists Owl’s

 

Free parking is available throughout the village at Piles Mill, Cross lane House, the central village car park and at the village hall.