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Bristol’s Get Growing Garden Trail 2022

Bristol’s Get Growing Garden Trail 2022

• 30 fruit and vegetable gardens open their doors to the public for a harvest-themed Trail. • Sites participating for the first time this year include Alive Wellspring Settlement Community Gardening Group, Filton Community Garden, Hartcliffe City Farm and Market Gardens, Herbalists without Borders, Hillfields Community Garden, Inns Court Gardens, Street Goat, and The Edible… Read More…

Taunton Prep School swimmers attempt Channel swim record

Taunton Prep School swimmers attempt Channel swim record

 A group of daring children from Taunton Prep School in Somerset are attempting to become the youngest ever relay team to swim the English Channel.  The youngsters, all aged around 12, have been training for months for the challenge, which will see them swim 21 miles from Dover to Cap Gris Nez this summer.  The… Read More…

Kids go free this summer at Westonbirt Arboretum!

Kids go free this summer at Westonbirt Arboretum!

Westonbirt, The National Arboretum is helping families save money during the summer holidays, with free admission for children aged 0-18 years from 23rd July – 4th September. There are plenty of exciting things for families to do at Westonbirt Arboretum this summer. All the activities are a fantastic way to encourage young people to enjoy… Read More…

Free school meals vouchers for summer holidays

Free school meals vouchers for summer holidays

This summer, families in Bath and North East Somerset who are eligible for free school meals will be provided with vouchers worth £90 per child to help prevent holiday hunger. From 12:00 on Wednesday (July 20), families will receive an email from Bath & North East Somerset Council offering supermarket vouchers worth £15 per child… Read More…

New contract to support children who can’t attend school due to health needs

New contract to support children who can’t attend school due to health needs

Students across Bath and North East Somerset who cannot attend school due to health needs will be able to access specialist, educational support thanks to a new contract agreed by the council. The Partnership Trust will manage the B&NES Hospital Educational Reintegration Service (HERS) from September. Specialist staff within HERS help prevent students with health… Read More…

Bristol Avon RiverBlitz Citizen Science Event

Bristol Avon RiverBlitz Citizen Science Event

Many of our beautiful and beloved waterways are in a poor condition as a result of human influence and the impacts we have inflicted upon our rivers and streams. We are very lucky to have the magnificent Bristol Avon right here on our doorstep. It’s a haven for many different types of amazing local wildlife,… Read More…

The UK’s first vegan kids’ festival is coming!

The UK’s first vegan kids’ festival is coming!

The UK’s first vegan festival aimed at children is coming to Dorset this July! The Vegan Kids’ Festival is bringing together vegan children and their families from all over the UK and beyond, there are even families travelling from as far as Germany and Switzerland for the 3 day events. The event welcomes vegan-curious kids… Read More…

Hazelbrook SEN pool opened by Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset, Mrs Annie Maw.

Hazelbrook SEN pool opened by Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset, Mrs Annie Maw.

The £1.8m facility at the Hazelbrook campus at Selworthy School was funded by Somerset County Council and opened by the Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset, Mrs Annie Maw. Selworthy School is a special school for young people aged 4-19 years with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities). The Hazelbrook campus finished construction in 2019 and has around… Read More…

Council relaunches the Discovery Card programme

Council relaunches the Discovery Card programme

Bath and North East Somerset Council has relaunched the Discovery Card programme.   The Discovery Card gives residents of Bath and North East Somerset free access to Council owned Heritage Sites, including the Roman Baths, Fashion Museum, Parade Gardens and Victoria Art Gallery, as well discounts with participating local attractions and businesses. Residents who have… Read More…

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