Monthly Archives: March 2021

Swan Eggs Laid and Swan Cam Now Live at The Bishop’s Palace

Swan Eggs Laid and Swan Cam Now Live at The Bishop’s Palace

Egg-citing news at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells, where the famous Swans of Wells have laid eggs in their nest.

The pair, named Grace and Gabriel, became more popular than ever last year, when thousands of locked-down viewers tuned in daily to the Palace’s 24 hour Swan Cam to catch a glimpse of the swans and their cygnets.

Last year, Grace decided to make her nest on an island in the middle of the Palace Moat, right next to a public footbridge. Luckily, as the Gardens were closed due to lockdown, she was not disturbed in this location, but this year, Palace Staff were keen to encourage her to return to the safer location alongside the Moat, by the Palace’s Office door. The Palace Gardeners left some tempting foliage near this location, and the clever birds decided to construct their nest in the preferred spot.

The extremely popular Swan Cam has now gone live on the Palace website. With infra-red capability, the Swan Cam runs 24 hours a day and is trained on the nest.

Grace is thought to have laid at least six eggs in her nest and is settling down to incubate them over the next few weeks. The incubation period usually lasts for around 5 weeks and fans of Swan Cam can compete to be the first to spot a cygnet emerging.

There is still one of last year’s cygnets on the moat, but it’s likely that he will be on his way soon.  Dad, Gabriel, is certainly giving him a hard time and using what could be termed as very strong persuasion to encourage him to leave.

To watch Swan Cam, viewers should head to the home page of The Bishop’s Palace website, www.bishopspalace.org.uk, and scroll down to the “Latest Videos” section at the bottom.

Children’s World May Day Festive Special!

Children’s World May Day Festive Special!

Children’s World is excited to announce their Mayday Festive Special on May 1st at Paddington Farm, Glastonbury! The Children’s World’s December Festive Special was a huge success and Glastonbury Town Council has generously funded this follow-up community event, full of brilliant performances and seasonal craft!   This May 1st, the cabaret area will include puppetry… Read More…

Kinder offers free activities for parents to enjoy with their kids this long weekend!

Kinder offers free activities for parents to enjoy with their kids this long weekend!

Kinder Surprise has teamed up with some of the nation’s top entertainers and leading play experts, including TV, Radio Presenter and Diversity star, Jordan Banjo, and award-winning children’s illustrator, Draw with Rob, to create the ultimate celebration of play – just in time for Easter. The free activities and workshops have been created as part of the… Read More…

Free school meals vouchers for Easter

Free school meals vouchers for Easter

Families whose children are eligible for free school meals will be provided with supermarket vouchers worth £40 to cover the upcoming Easter school holidays by Bath & North East Somerset Council. From tomorrow (March 26) eligible families who received vouchers from the council’s free school meals scheme during the February holidays will automatically receive an… Read More…

Thousands of children set to benefit from Easter holiday activities programme

Thousands of children set to benefit from Easter holiday activities programme

Somerset County Council has joined with Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP) to organise a programme of activities for the Easter holidays, aimed at countering the triple inequalities facing Somerset’s most disadvantaged young people – holiday hunger, physical inactivity, and social isolation. More than 2,000 young people aged 5 – 16 years will have access… Read More…

‘Up the beak, twice a week.’

‘Up the beak, twice a week.’

Residents in Bath and North East Somerset are being encouraged to get into the habit of having a rapid Covid-19 test. Over the coming weeks, lockdown restrictions are expected to be loosened across England in line with the Government’s Roadmap. Changes will include the return of organised sport, as well as groups of six people or… Read More…

Desk exercises for those with a serious case of office chair posture

Desk exercises for those with a serious case of office chair posture

For the office workers among you, whether you’ve been working from home for the past few months or have been at your usual desk, no doubt you’re aware of the bad posture that comes from sitting at a desk all day. Hunched shoulders, a bit of back pain, a tight neck… All these things can… Read More…

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