Somerset News

Toy Library Brings Joy, Learning and Choice to Children and their Parents

Toy Library Brings Joy, Learning and Choice to Children and their Parents

In these days of environmental awareness it can be a particular challenge for families trying to balance low-plastic use with tight budgets and the need to keep the children entertained. Frome Toy Library, a well-loved, non-profit community service, based in the market town of Frome, has been busy taking this challenge on as they move into… Read More…

Santa books his dates at the Grand Pier

Santa books his dates at the Grand Pier

Santa will once again be booking into the Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare to meet local children in the run-up to Christmas – and he will have an extra-special gift for them, too. Every youngster who visits Santa in his new grotto at the seafront attraction will be presented with a book, Santa And His Missing… Read More…

Pupils get early sight of ancient Somerton settlement

Pupils get early sight of ancient Somerton settlement

Children in Somerton have been given a sneak peek at an ancient settlement unearthed on the site of the town’s new school. Four classes from King Ina Academy Junior School were shown around the site of the new Somerton school by archaeologists excavating ahead of construction on Council-owned land off Northfields. Initial works have uncovered… Read More…

Local university students put the fun into fundraising

Local university students put the fun into fundraising

A group of business students from the University of Bath are holding a large variety performance called Flair to raise essential funds for leading children’s charity Save the Children. The event will showcase some sensational music, dance, comedy and magic, with appearances by both some highly talented university students and some special guests from the local area,… Read More…

Updates from this year’s Zombie Walk

Updates from this year’s Zombie Walk

  This year’s Glastonbury Walk was a great success! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and also raised £266.68 for Children’s World’s work locally, supporting inclusion for ALL children through drama, performance, film-making and FUN! Thank you so much to everyone that turned up, dressed up and gave to our bucket collection. Our most generous crowd to-date donated £523.68… Read More…

The Bishop’s Palace Christmas Artisan Markets are back!

The Bishop’s Palace Christmas Artisan Markets are back!

The Christmas Artisan Markets will return to The Bishop’s Palace in Wells once again in November this year, for the fifth year running. This hugely popular event will take place from 1st-3rd November 10am-4pm, and visitors can head along to the medieval site to get their Christmas shopping started with a bang. There will be… Read More…

Yeovil Literary Festival 2019

Yeovil Literary Festival 2019

Well-known literary figures, comedians, celebrities and local authors will descend on Somerset in November as the County Council’s library helps host the Yeovil’s Literary Festival. Yeovil Library, working in partnership with The Octagon Theatre, Waterstones Yeovil and Yeovil Community Arts Association is set to be part of the seventh annual Yeovil Literary Festival. The 2019… Read More…

Pupils and staff at village school toast £300k upgrade

Pupils and staff at village school toast £300k upgrade

Children and staff have been celebrating the completion of a new £300,000 extension and IT upgrade at their Somerset school. Thanks to a Somerset County Council-funded project, Milborne Port School has seen its roll increase from 180 to 210, with pupils now able to enjoy a state-of-the-art learning space. At the same time, the school,… Read More…

Need an antenatal or baby massage class? Look no further!

Need an antenatal or baby massage class? Look no further!

New directory launched to help parents find pregnancy, birth and baby support and services in Frome. A local group of pregnancy and baby practitioners in Frome have collaborated to create a new guide to the wide range pregnancy, postnatal and parenting services available in the area. Eleanor Hayes, who coordinates Frome’s Pregnancy, Birth and Baby… Read More…

The Bishop’s Palace shortlisted for Tourism Award

The Bishop’s Palace shortlisted for Tourism Award

The Bishop’s Palace in Wells is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted in two categories at the prestigious Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards. The Palace has been chosen in the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category, alongside tourism giants The Roman Baths and Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, and The Bishop’s Table… Read More…

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