Things to Do in Somerset

The Bishop’s Palace Summer Family Activities

The Bishop’s Palace Summer Family Activities

The Bishop’s Palace & Gardens in Wells, Somerset has announced its revised Summer Family Activity programme to keep families entertained during the school holidays. Due to the current pandemic, the Palace has had to cancel its hugely popular packed public events programme, but has this week released its plans to help families to enjoy the… Read More…

Free summer of tennis for Wells’ key workers

Free summer of tennis for Wells’ key workers

Key workers can now enjoy a summer of tennis for free thanks to an offer from Wells Tennis Club, Somerset. Starting on Monday 22nd June the club is inviting key workers to join the club at no cost for three months. The offer comes as the LTA, the national governing body for tennis in the UK,… Read More…

Somerset Libraries Presents!

Somerset Libraries Presents!

Staff from libraries across Somerset have been busy creating dozens of great videos for children of all ages to enjoy each week online. These include regular story times, health and wellbeing videos, top tips on cooking and gardening and of course some useful book reviews. There have already been thousands of views for the different… Read More…

The Bishop’s Palace Re-Opens Gardens to the Public

The Bishop’s Palace Re-Opens Gardens to the Public

Following the updated government advice on 23rd May (“Coronavirus – guidance on accessing green spaces safely”), The Bishop’s Palace Gardens will open to the public for the first time in over two months at 12pm on Sunday 24th May. The first day, Sunday 24th May, will be reserved for Members only, in order to limit… Read More…

Let’s break out the bunting for VE Day

Let’s break out the bunting for VE Day

Somerset residents are being encouraged to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) Day and remember all those who helped to secure peace in Europe. Friday 8 May marks the milestone anniversary of the day the guns fell silent in Europe ending six years of conflict. Sadly, national and local plans to mark… Read More…

Have fun at home with Somerset libraries

Have fun at home with Somerset libraries

Hundreds of Somerset families are getting involved in a brand-new library offer – run entirely through social media! Library staff are continuing to provide a fun-filled events and activities programme using digital platforms whilst library buildings are temporarily closed. Video story times are attracting thousands of viewers and there are activities to suit all ages,… Read More…

Respect our Rights of Way and keep your distance

Respect our Rights of Way and keep your distance

Somerset’s public Rights of Way network remains open during the Coronavirus emergency. The County Council is asking everyone to follow the rules on social distancing and use their local routes rather than travelling out into the countryside unnecessarily. We are very fortunate here in Somerset that we have many beautiful places where we can get… Read More…

“No Contact” Day Out on Offer at The Bishop’s Palace

“No Contact” Day Out on Offer at The Bishop’s Palace

The Bishop’s Palace in Wells has announced that it is now offering a fully “No Contact” experience at its famous attraction. In response to concerns about Coronavirus and the transmission of germs, Palace Staff have made some enhancements to the site in order to enable visitors to enjoy the 14 acres of stunning gardens without… Read More…

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