Easter Trail 2020
4 April @ 10:00 am - 19 April @ 4:00 pm
The Easter Trail 2020 fun at the Palace starts on Saturday 4th April when the Palace Easter Trail, will be in place.
Find your way around the Palace Gardens using the baby-animal-themed clues and if you’re successful, claim your prize from the Visitor Reception on the way out.
The trail will run until the end of the school holidays on Sunday 19th April.
We’ve got so much for families to do at The Bishop’s Palace – whatever the weather, you can always have a great day out with the kids in the centre of Wells, Somerset.
The Dragon’s Lair – Legend has it that in the 13th century, Somerset was terrorised by a frightful dragon who liked to eat milkmaids and other unsuspecting villagers. Bishop Jocelyn – who built The Bishop’s Palace – bravely ventured out to kill the dragon. After a mighty battle, as the dragon breathed its dying breath, it cast an eternal curse on the villagers – that if they ever forgot about it, the creature would return every 50 years….
Let your imagination run wild at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells. Cross the Drawbridge to receive the ancient story map and use your wits to lead you through the Palace Gardens to experience The Dragon’s Lair!
This interactive discovery area is designed around the themes and stories of the Palace. Taking inspiration from Dragon’s Wings, Well Pools & Water, Trees and History, this outdoor natural activity space will exercise both minds and bodies with a pole jungle, tree pods, a waterwheel and sluice gates.
The only question is – Dare you enter The Dragon’s Lair?
Other Family Activities – Little ones love to explore our 14 acres of gardens, trying to spot the swans and their cygnets – if you’re lucky, you might even see them ringing the bell for their food! We’ve got waterfalls and springs to see and a lovely pond for a spot of pond dipping in the Community Garden. There are trees to climb and places to hide for a fantastic game of hide and seek in our Arboretum and we’ve got children’s trails to take you through our gardens! Head inside the Palace for a spot of dressing up, a giant stained-glass jigsaw and some dragon-spotting.