Things to Do in Somerset

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…

Vital children’s activity service launches brand new digital front door

Vital children’s activity service launches brand new digital front door

Somerset County Council’s Outdoor Centres (SSE Outdoors) provide memorable experiences to thousands of young people every year. Now, thanks to an engaging new website booking them is just a click away. Over 14,000 young people visit the four centres each year and even throughout the Covid-19 crisis Support Services for Education (SSE) Outdoors has continued… Read More…

Christmas at the Palace  5th-22nd December 2020

Christmas at the Palace 5th-22nd December 2020

Plans are well underway at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells to bring some festive cheer to the area with their ‘Christmas at the Palace’ event. With a start date of 5th December, shortly after the national lockdown ends and Mendip moves into Tier 2, Palace Staff feel strongly that they want to bring some socially-distanced… Read More…

Christmas at the Palace  5th-22nd December 2020

Christmas at the Palace 5th-22nd December 2020

Plans are well underway at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells to bring some festive cheer to the area with their ‘Christmas at the Palace’ event. With a start date of 5th December, shortly after the national lockdown ends and Mendip moves into Tier 2, Palace Staff feel strongly that they want to bring some socially-distanced… Read More…

Frome to host virtual light switch on and DIY lantern trail

Frome to host virtual light switch on and DIY lantern trail

The Christmas tree lights will be switched on by the Mayor of Frome on Sunday, November 29 and the switch on will be live streamed so everyone can enjoy from the warm comfort of their own homes. The team at Light the Night are still creating beautiful DIY lanterns – but as the parade cant… Read More…

Get Spooky… But stay Safe this Halloween

Get Spooky… But stay Safe this Halloween

Somerset’s Director of Public Health is urging families to give a new Covid-friendly twist to Halloween this year and keep safe. With cases of the virus rising throughout the county, trick or treating is a “no go” this year, but that doesn’t mean there is no spooky fun to be had! Trudi Grant, Somerset’s Director… Read More…

Santas on the Run goes Freestyle!

Santas on the Run goes Freestyle!

Children’s Hospice South West’s (CHSW) annual Santas on the Run event is back but not as you know it! Taking place over the weekend of the 11-13 December, supporters will be able to choose their distance, route and their festive dress.    CHSW’s festive fundraisers are usually held at Bristol Harbourside, RHS Rosemoor in Devon and the Eden Project in… Read More…

Somerset pupils scale musical heights with one brilliant recording

Somerset pupils scale musical heights with one brilliant recording

Not being able to get out and perform because of the coronavirus has been tough for the county’s many talented young musicians when it comes to staying focussed. But thanks to a unique online project, Somerset’s musical groups including students from 32 of the county’s schools and colleges will be performing virtually after months of… Read More…

‘Library Man’ – I’m a storyteller get me outside of here

‘Library Man’ – I’m a storyteller get me outside of here

A popular Library storytelling session is set to move to a park in Taunton now that lockdown measures are further easing. James Denslow – AKA ‘Library Man’ – has created quite a buzz on social media in recent months with his quirky Facebook story-times. Now lockdown is further easing – and the summer holidays are… Read More…

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