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May 2019

Tottington Hall comes to Montacute House

23 May @ 11:00 am - 1 November @ 4:00 pm

Aardman took inspiration from Montacute House and re-imagined it as Tottington Hall, which features in the award-winning Wallace & Gromit film, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Members of Aardman's artisitc design team visited Montacute House whilst they were in pre-production for the film. During these visits many pictures and measurements were taken of the house interior, as well as panoramic views of the parkland.  These became the basis of the film's setting, Tottington Hall. Aardman is celebrating the 30th anniversary…

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July 2019

Are we there yet?

15 July @ 9:30 am - 8 September @ 5:30 pm
Haynes Motor Museum, Sparkford
Yeovil, BA22 7LH
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‘Are We There Yet?’ is a nostalgic journey following the route holidaymakers have taken along the A303 heading west to the sun for seaside holidays. Charting the 1930s fashion for motor touring to the day-trippers of the 1960s, the exhibition is inspired by the family favourite ‘I-Spy On The Road’ book. We are bringing together vibrant artwork from Shell, hardy vehicles used by the patrolmen of the AA and RAC and the ever memorable Ford Cortina Mk1 in our celebration…

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Stone Age Summer

20 July @ 10:00 am - 1 September @ 5:00 pm

Stone Age Summer - experience the Stone Age in our prehistoric landscape. Walk in the footsteps of your ancestors and discover where Cheddar Man,Britain’s oldest, most complete skeleton was discovered in Gough’s Cave. Really get into the cave man spirit; digging through sand trays to discover ancient artefacts, making your very own clay thumb pots and trying your hand at brass rubbing - creating etchings of extinct creatures such as the wondrous woolly mammoth. And that's not all! Grab a…

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Peter Rabbit Meet and Greet Day

26 July @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
West Somerset Railway, The Railway Station
Minehead, Somerset TA24 5BG United Kingdom
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Join us at the West Somerset Railway for Peter Rabbit Meet and Greet Day Come and see Peter Rabbit™ on Friday 26th July 2019 at Minehead Railway Station. Peter Rabbit will be making personal appearances at intervals between 10am and 4pm. Entertainment on the day will include: · Enjoy a steam train ride to Minehead Station from any of our stations along the line. · Vintage bus ride trips round Minehead and sea front from Minehead Station (donations gratefully received). ·…

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Terrific Tuesdays

30 July @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until 27th August 2019

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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Every week during the school summer holidays, from 30th July, come along to Terrific Tuesdays at Hestercombe, near Taunton. Enjoy fun-filled days of crafts, art, garden trails, sports and other outdoor activities. There will be a different theme each week so your little ones can try something new each Tuesday. From meeting creepy crawlies to having a go at archery, Terrific Tuesdays are all about adventure and discovery. These are the themes for each week: 30th July – Circus Fun 6th…

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Summer Crafty Cats Sessions

30 July @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Tuesday, repeating until 20th August 2019

The Bishops Palace Wells, BA5 2PD United Kingdom + Google Map

Our first Crafty Cats session of the summer holidays is on Tuesday 30th July.  The theme is ‘Take to the Air’. Children will have the chance to create a mini hot air balloons and swans using everyday materials.   Woodland Wonders on 6th August to make woodland animal masks, alongside other tree and woodland-themed activities. Undercroft of the Palace building - 10:30am - 3pm included in admission. Drop-in event.   Join us for Crafty Cats on 13th August, when we’ll…

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August 2019

Family Festival 2019

2 August @ 11:00 am - 4 August @ 6:00 pm
Paddington Farm, Maidencroft Lane
Glastonbury, BA6 8JW
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Family Festival 2019 - A relaxing weekend of performance, music and workshops at Paddington Farm, co-hosted by Children’s World and Paddington Farm Trust. Including performances by Noisy Oyster - an internationally acclaimed puppet show company and winner of Best Street Performance at the World Puppet Carnival - and Professor Eek and his Disappointing Clown Company - "Based around the chaos of Professor Queen-Bee and Professor EEK, expect anarchy, guerrilla clowning and mayhem as they are joined by other clowns to create…

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Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves!’ outdoor family theatre

2 August @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lacock National Trust, Lacock, near Chippenham
Wiltshire, SN15 2LG
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Illyria return with one of their most popular shows, adapted from the One Thousand and One Nights - Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves!’ outdoor family theatre Bring along a rug and a picnic and settle in for an evening of theatre beneath the stars. Gates open at 6pm for picnics, the performance starts at 7pm. Packed with cliff-hangers, larger-than-life characters and laughs galore, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves! sees Ali Baba stumble across a magical cave when he…

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‘Midsummer Mayhem’ Family Fun Day

4 August @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Bishops Palace Wells, BA5 2PD United Kingdom + Google Map

Come along to one of the highlights of the summer at the Palace: our “Midsummer Mayhem” Family Fun Day. This year, there will be an Alice in Wonderland theme, with a Wonderland-themed bouncy castle, plenty of inflatable fun, crazy croquet (featuring flamingo-handled mallets), face painting and lots of games and crafts. Bring a picnic or take advantage of the new menu in The Bishop’s Table with a range of hot and cold lunch options to keep all the family happy.…

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Folksy Theatre presents ‘Mr Magnolia’

4 August @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Hestercombe, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Taunton TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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Mr Magnolia has many things, such as an old trumpet that goes rooty-toot, some very fat owls learning to hoot, a big purple dinosaur who’s a magnificent brute, two sisters who play the flute, and even a swimming pool. But he still only has one boot! Based on the book by Quentin Blake. Join Mr Magnolia on his wacky adventures, filled with music, puppetry and wonderful characters, this family show is one not to be missed. Bring along your picnics,…

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