Things to Do in Somerset

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…

Somerset Schools’ War Against Waste

Somerset Schools’ War Against Waste

Somerset Schools are embracing the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” message thanks to the Schools Against Waste project. Started in 2018, the project is a partnership between environmental education charity Carymoor Environmental Trust and Somerset Waste Partnership and aims to raise awareness of the waste problem and encourage ways that schools can make a difference through practicing… 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…

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…

October Half Term Family Fun at The Bishop’s Palace

October Half Term Family Fun at The Bishop’s Palace

If you’re looking for some Half Term family fun, then head down to The Bishop’s Palace in Wells this holiday for some autumnal-themed entertainment. Beginning on Saturday 26th October* there will be a new Half Term Trail for children to collect from the Ticket Office which will run until 3rd November. The trail is designed… Read More…

COMMON SALT seasons Somerset Libraries

COMMON SALT seasons Somerset Libraries

Common Salt – a ‘show and tell’ performance around a table – begins a national tour this autumn with a chance to see it at three Somerset Libraries – Wells, Frome and Yeovil from this month. Common Salt explores the colonial, geographical history of England and India taking an expansive and emotional time-travel, from the… Read More…

A Family Day Out at Wells Food Festival

A Family Day Out at Wells Food Festival

Sunday 13th October, 10.30am-4.30pm. Free Entry. Give your taste buds a treat at this year’s Wells Food Festival, a free-to-enter, foodie, fun day out for all the family. Visitors can graze their way around the Artisan Market which stretches from the Market Place into the Recreation Ground, showcasing the finest produce the region has to… Read More…

Medieval Falconry Day at The Bishop’s Palace

Medieval Falconry Day at The Bishop’s Palace

Medieval Falconry Day at The Bishop’s Palace 14th September 2019 10am-4pm The Bishop’s Palace in Wells is holding a Medieval Falconry Day on Saturday 14th September. The experts at falconry company Raptor Care have trained their birds with skills that have been used since Medieval times.  Display leader Tony will be bringing a selection of… Read More…

Rare Plant Fair at The Bishop’s Palace

Rare Plant Fair at The Bishop’s Palace

Rare Plant Fair at The Bishop’s Palace Sunday 8th September 10am-4:30pm Are you a keen gardener or horticultural enthusiast? If so, you’ll want to head down to The Bishop’s Palace in Wells on Sunday 8th September for the perfect opportunity to find rare and unusual plants from a selection of top nurseries from all over… Read More…

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