Things to Do in Somerset

Christmas at the Palace

Christmas at the Palace

Christmas at the Palace,  9th – 23rd December 2017,  10am-4pm This December, The Bishop’s Palace in Wells will be sharing the magic and joy of the season by hosting “Christmas at the Palace”. The site will be decking its halls with Christmas finery – each of the medieval rooms in the Palace will be decorated with a… Read More…

Grand Christmas Light Switch On at Puxton Park

Grand Christmas Light Switch On at Puxton Park

On the 2nd December, Puxton Park is holding their first ever Grand Christmas Lights Switch On event. The star of the show will be the 40ft Christmas tree adorned with thousands of lights and traditional decorations. This tree is going to be one of the largest in the South West and its giant star topper will… Read More…

The Bishop’s Palace Christmas Artisan Markets

The Bishop’s Palace Christmas Artisan Markets

Following the phenomenal success of last year’s event, The Bishop’s Palace in Wells will once again be helping you to get your Christmas shopping started in style with their inspirational Christmas Artisan Markets. Taking place from Friday 10th-Sunday 12th November, 10am-4pm, with a range of over 30 stalls of local, handmade crafts and products to browse,… Read More…

Christmas Lights Switch On

Christmas Lights Switch On

On the 2nd December, Puxton Park is holding their first ever Grand Christmas Lights Switch On event. The star of the show will be the 40ft Christmas tree adorned with thousands of lights and traditional decorations. This tree is going to be one of the largest in the South West and its giant star topper will… Read More…

Somerset Rural Life Museum Announces Autumn Programme

Somerset Rural Life Museum Announces Autumn Programme

Somerset Rural Life Museum Announces Autumn Programme – Following a £2.4 million redevelopment, Somerset Rural Life Museum re-opened earlier this year with a fresh new look and a line-up of wonderful events offering real-life experiences inspired by rural traditions. The autumn programme has been announced and includes seasonal celebrations, workshops, courses, talks and exhibitions. The… Read More…

CINDERELLA ON TRACK TO BREAK BOX OFFICE RECORDS

CINDERELLA ON TRACK TO BREAK BOX OFFICE RECORDS

CINDERELLA ON TRACK TO BREAK BOX OFFICE RECORDS The Octagon Theatre’s 2017/18 Christmas pantomime ‘Cinderella’, presented by Evolution Productions, looks set to break Box Office records – the fifth consecutive year that the annual pantomime will have done this. Last year’s production of ‘Peter Pan’ saw record-breaking attendance of 29,000 people and sales for 2017/18… Read More…

Jump aboard a magic carpet with Aladdin

Jump aboard a magic carpet with Aladdin

Jump aboard a high-flying magical carpet headed for Old Peking and make tickets for this year’s spectacular Bristol Hippodrome pantomime Aladdin one of your three wishes. Starring comedy legend Joe Pasquale as Wishee Washee, recording and musical theatre star Marti Pellow as Abanazar and Emmerdale and Coronation Street’s Hayley Tamaddon as Princess Jasmine, Aladdin is… Read More…

It’s Carnival time!

It’s Carnival time!

It’s Carnival time! Carnivals are the highlight of the year and one of the most exciting  and fun displays of amateur entertainment anywhere in the world. There are various organised carnivals every year, some with over a hundred brilliantly lit and decorated floats – ‘carts’, we call them – and exotically dressed performers from the… Read More…

Halloween Fright Fest With Creepy Critters & Crocodiles

Halloween Fright Fest With Creepy Critters & Crocodiles

PUXTON Park tourist attraction is preparing to unleash creepy critters for its Fright Fest. The animal adventure park, in Weston-super-Mare, has conjured up spellbinding activities for its half-term Halloween celebrations (October 23-27). Youngsters can attend spooky discos (October 23) and get up close to snakes, tarantulas, scorpions, lizards, giant African snails, hissing cockroaches, and turtles… Read More…

Spooky Spell Halloween Trail at Hestercombe

Spooky Spell Halloween Trail at Hestercombe

Spooky Spell Halloween Trail at Hestercombe Vist us this October half-term and follow our Spooky Spells Halloween trail around the autumnal gardens. The trail begins in our wizarding bookshop, at the entrance to the Georgian Landscape Garden.  Behind the old, creaking door, you’ll find books stacked from floor to ceiling filled with spells and incantations.  There might… Read More…

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