Things to Do in Somerset

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…

Rare Plant Fair/Mothering Sunday at The Bishop’s Palace

Rare Plant Fair/Mothering Sunday at The Bishop’s Palace

Celebrate Mothering Sunday this year with a trip to The Bishop’s Palace in Wells. If you or your mother are keen gardeners or interested in plants, then you’ll want to head to the Palace for this great opportunity to find rare and unusual plants from a selection of top nurseries from all over the South… Read More…

Rural Life Museum Celebrates Two Iconic Somerset Events

Rural Life Museum Celebrates Two Iconic Somerset Events

Two of Somerset’s best-known institutions will be celebrated at Somerset Rural Life Museum this year. In April the museum will open an exhibition of photographs documenting 20 years of the Glastonbury Festival. In July it will highlight the work of the Royal Bath and West Society, the oldest agricultural society in the country, and the… Read More…

Somerset Businesses Join Forces to Tackle Climate Crisis

Somerset Businesses Join Forces to Tackle Climate Crisis

Puxton Park Tourist Attraction, located in Hewish, near Weston-super-Mare, makes drastic changes to help the current climate emergency. Climate change is a known issue and the UK government has a target to become ‘carbon neutral’ by 2030. In partnership with Aspen Services, Puxton Park is proud to introduce their new eco-friendly compostable food packaging in… Read More…

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