Activity Circle in the Tree field

There are a lot of things brewing down on the farm at the moment, and this list is just a sample of what activities are planned for Friday evening and Saturday.  Check in regularly or follow us on Facebook to get exciting news from the Goren team as the festival story unfolds.


Paths through the meadows

Set in the middle of 70 acres of wild flower meadows, this festival is different from most, with the meadows forming an active part of the event. Footpaths are cut throughout the farm with information boards dotted around the fields for guests to explore. We are pleased that several conservation charities are giving their time and expertise to be on hand to lead guided walks around the environment throughout the weekend.


Big Bug Hunt


If you have a particular conservation skill you wish to share please get in touch.

Take a tour of the orchards and learn about the arts of traditional cider making and bee-keeping,


During the evening we are planning Moth Trapping, Bat walks and  Star Gazing Live with Simon Ould, and Storytelling around the Lime tree with Clive Piggott.

If you have a musical instrument please bring it along as we will be having a jamming session at sunset. 

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Look out for the Swings Swamp, go Bird-spotting & Moth Trapping with Kim Leaver, Butterfly Counting, Badger Tracking… Check Tree Id’s as you walk around the meadows and explore the stream.  Top tip:  Don’t forget to bring wellies!







There will be many activities, demos & workshops, and a wealth of opportunities to do cool stuff, some free, some for a small fee.



  • Archery
  • Fizz Pop Science show
  • Circus Berzercus skills workshops and performance, with Ben the Juggler
  • Forest skills/whittling
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  • Henna Tattoos
  • Craft area
  • Hay jumping
  • Yoga
  • Moth trapping
  • Bug hunts
  • Storytelling
  • Wildflower recognition
  • Space Odyssey 3D dome
  • Pottery
  • Make leaf flags
  • Create your own personalised copper pendant

 And many more activities to discover in the dedicated areas:

Toddler Zone, Nature Zone, Music Stage, Performance Corner, Craft area.

 Charities Represented and Supported by Goren Festival include, RSPB, Devon Wildlife Trust, Bumble Bee Conservation Trust, East Devon Beekeepers, Devon Moth Group, Blackdown Hills Natural Futures team, The Devon County Ecologist, as well as local independent conservation experts.  These will all be located in the Nature Zone where you can sign up for guided walks or just visit one of the stalls with lots of hands-on things to see, do and make.