Welcome to Family Matters

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We hope that you will find all of the information you will need here, in one place for you and your family. Family Matters will be bringing you a raft of things to do, places to visit and suggested ideas on health and wellbeing and family unity and fun too! These pages are updated daily, so keep us in your favourites!

Our local pages

Banes, Somerset, Wiltshire and Bristol will offer you news, what’s on and things to do in your immediate area whilst also showcasing events further afield too, the choice of where to spend your family day out is in your hands.


The Family Matters directory is also a useful tool for looking for businesses in your area, whether its for children’s parties or exercise classes.


Check out our competition pages too, to win amazing prizes.


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Event Highlights


Halloween Trail: The Curious Case of Mildred Hester

Halloween Trail: The Curious Case of Mildred Hester - Investigate the mysterious disappearance

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A Halloween Tale

This Halloween, get ready for some ghostly going’s on at Cheddar Gorge & Caves with the help of The Natural Theatre Company.


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Great British Autumn

Don’t hibernate this half term! From 26th October to 3rd November, Longleat will be bursting with beautiful, bright and bold

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Pumpkin Carving - October Half Term Activities

Join us at The Shires Shopping Centre for a host of Halloween inspired activities during the October half-term.


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After Dark... in the Animal Park

Feeling brave? Join us for our Halloween event, After Dark... in the Animal Park.

Jump aboard our spooky Ghost Train,

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The Christmas Artisan Markets

The Christmas Artisan Markets will return to The Bishop’s Palace once again in November this year, for the fifth year running.

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