Things to Do in Somerset

Cygnet Naming Competition at The Bishop’s Palace

Cygnet Naming Competition at The Bishop’s Palace

The Bishop’s Palace in Wells has launched their extremely popular annual cygnet-naming competition, following the hatching of four beautiful cygnets last week. Fans of the Palace’s 24 hour swan cam were delighted to be able to watch the appearance on the nest of the new babies, over the Bank Holiday Weekend. Palace staff captured a… Read More…

Cygnets Hatch LIVE at The Bishop’s Palace

Cygnets Hatch LIVE at The Bishop’s Palace

Much excitement on the Moat at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells this morning as the first cygnets hatched on the nest of the famous Palace swans! Two avid fans noticed movement on the nest around 9am this morning (2nd May) and notified the Palace via Facebook and email. The arrival was duly confirmed by Moira… Read More…

Somerset libraries getting ready to open

Somerset libraries getting ready to open

Somerset Libraries are getting ready to welcome customers back into library buildings again from 12 April when further restrictions are expected to lift. Shelves will be crammed with an array of brand-new book with something for everyone. Library members can borrow up to 20 books at a time, all for free! Covid secure measures will… Read More…

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… Read More…

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…

Easter Family Fun at The Bishop’s Palace

Easter Family Fun at The Bishop’s Palace

This Easter Holiday, families looking for things to do in Somerset should head over to The Bishop’s Palace in Wells. From 3rd – 18th April the Palace Easter Family Trail will run daily. Simply collect the trail upon arrival, or download it from the Palace website, and head off around the Gardens to hunt for… 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…

Libraries to reopen and launch ‘Reading Friends’ service

Libraries to reopen and launch ‘Reading Friends’ service

Somerset Libraries are delighted to announce that from Monday 8th March, almost all libraries will be reopening, offering a limited service as lockdown measures start to ease. A new ‘Reading Friends’ befriending service will also be launched for those who may feel lonely or isolated in these continuing times. Libraries will initially be open in… Read More…

Exercise and Enjoy Snowdrops at The Bishop’s Palace

Exercise and Enjoy Snowdrops at The Bishop’s Palace

Exercise and Enjoy Snowdrops at The Bishop’s Palace 30th January – 21st February 2021 10am-4pm “The Snowdrop, in purest white array, First rears her head on Candlemas day.” If you’re looking for something to enliven your daily exercise and to help you look forward to the arrival of Spring, why not walk over to The… Read More…

Record High Score for Bishop’s Palace

Record High Score for Bishop’s Palace

The Bishop’s Palace in Wells has scored an outstanding 93% in a recent assessment by Visit England as part of the national Visitor Attractions Quality Scheme. The results of the rating were released this week, following a secret visit in December by the assessor. VisitEngland offers quality accreditation to visitor attractions participating in the Visitor… Read More…

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