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Phobia at Puxton Park

Phobia at Puxton Park

This October, darkness is descending on Puxton Park as they open their doors to bring your worst nightmares to life… After 3 years of planning, Puxton Park is hosting one of the most terrifying, haunted attractions in the South West. PHOBIA is an experience like no other where your deepest childhood fears re-emerge and become… Read More…

Medieval Invasion of The Bishop’s Palace

Medieval Invasion of The Bishop’s Palace

Medieval Invasion of The Bishop’s Palace 24th-26th August 2019 10am-6pm This August Bank Holiday weekend, why not bring the summer holiday to a dramatic close by joining medieval re-enactors and combat specialists Bowlore Medieval as they take over the South Lawn of The Bishop’s Palace in Wells? Their encampment will be in residence at the… Read More…

The Kid Who Would Be King with Children’s World at Glastonbury Abbey

The Kid Who Would Be King with Children’s World at Glastonbury Abbey

To finish off their summer of activities, Children’s World, in partnership with Glastonbury Abbey, will be screening The Kid Who Would Be King on Friday the 23rd August as the opening night of the abbey’s outdoor film festival. The film, about a young boy who stumbles upon the mythical sword Excalibur, features several scenes shot… Read More…

There’s still time to sign up for Summerslime specials

There’s still time to sign up for Summerslime specials

Children can dig their hands into slime as well as the more famous mud on the seafront in Weston-super-Mare later this month. Places are still available for two ‘Summerslime’ special school summer holiday events being hosted by the resort’s iconic Grand Pier. The first event takes place this Saturday, August 17, and the second is… Read More…

Work underway for smart ticketing across the West of England

Work underway for smart ticketing across the West of England

Plans to improve integrated, smart ticketing on public transport across the West of England are underway. The West of England Combined Authority is looking at how ticketing can be simplified, giving people the flexibility to move across different transport systems more easily; for example offering tickets that work on buses, trains and for cycle schemes.… Read More…

Midsummer Mayhem and Family Outdoor Theatre at The Bishop’s Palace, Wells

Midsummer Mayhem and Family Outdoor Theatre at The Bishop’s Palace, Wells

This Sunday 4th August join The Bishop’s Palace for one of the highlights of the summer with their “Midsummer Mayhem” Family Fun Day, which takes from 10am-4pm. This year’s event has an Alice in Wonderland theme, with a wonderland-themed bouncy castle, plenty of inflatable fun, crazy croquet (featuring flamingo-handled mallets), face painting and plenty of… Read More…

PlayDay returns!

PlayDay returns!

Did you know there is a national day for play in the UK? Well there is, Playday is celebrated annually on the first Wednesday in August, this year, it’s taking place on 7th August and has a theme of Play Builds Children. As well as being a day focused on play, Playday is also an… Read More…

Shake up this summer and get active

Shake up this summer and get active

Families in Somerset are being encouraged to get active over the summer holidays – and reap the wide-ranging benefits. Evidence shows that children and young people who are more active have more confidence, higher self-esteem, less anxiety and stress and better social skills – attributes that can help them deal with the challenges they face… Read More…

Beat the heat and stay safe

Beat the heat and stay safe

With hot weather forecast this week Somerset County Council is asking people to keep an eye out for themselves, and vulnerable family and friends and neighbours. The Met Office predicts high temperatures, especially midweek, with the thermometer climbing well above the summer average. Cllr. Christine Lawrence, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing at Somerset… Read More…

Summer Family Fun at The Bishop’s Palace

Summer Family Fun at The Bishop’s Palace

This summer holiday, The Bishop’s Palace in Wells is holding a huge range of family activities guaranteed to keep little ones entertained throughout the long holidays. The fun begins on 24th July, when the first of the summer trails will be in place – each week of the holidays a different trail will encourage children… Read More…

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