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April 2017Event TitleLocationContact Details
Tue 25 April
19.30 (doors and bar open an hour before)
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Through the big screen, unleash your wild side with an evening of mind-blowing journeys, high-altitude action and ocean-crossing epics. The world’s top adventurers and most intrepid film-makers are pushing life to the limits in some of the furthest-flung corners of the globe – and you’re invited along for the unforgettable ride!

Please visit the website for more details.


Octagon Theatre, YeovilContact: Box Office
Telephone: 01935 422884
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Wed 26 April
1900
Fleur Amour with Emily Broomhead

Join members of Yeovil Floral Society for an evening with Emily Broomhead, National Demonstrator and award-winning designer.

Emily will inspire and entertain you with her love of flowers in this seasonal demonstration.

All are wlcome, doors open at 1900, tickets just £10.00 (including complimentary hot drink and tray bake)


Holy Trinity Church, Lysander Road, Yeovil, BA20 2BUContact: Sue Bramble
Telephone: 01935 823293
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Thu 27 April
8am-2pm
Cartgate Market

Local Somerset Food, Drink and Crafts.  Free For more information email


Cartgate Picnic Site A303 Stoke Sub Hamdon TA14 6RAContact: Cartgate
Telephone: 01935 829333
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Fri 28 April - Mon 01 MayAbbey Hill Steam Rally

This event takes place each May day bank holiday weekend. Situated on the A37 just south of Yeovil towards Dorchester, over looking the rolling hills of Dorset. It features something for everyone. From Traction Engines to Motorcycles it's all at this fun family day out.

With over 100 trade stands you can get everything from a spark plug for the old car in your garage to that old 16 ton commercial vehicle you wanted to restore.

During the day a full entertainment program is available with ring events, live bands and singers in the refreshment marquee. In the evening the fun continues in the marquee and the fairground stays open until late. Enter the site and take a look around at some of the fun that will happen at this event.

Additional information can be found on the website including entry forms for traders and exhibitors and information about camping.

During the day a full entertainment program is available with ring events, live bands and singers in the refreshment marquee. In the evening the fun continues in the marquee and the fairground stays open until late. Our gate opens from 10:00am.


Yeovil ShowgroundTelephone: 01935 462781
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Sat 29 AprilYeovil Town Criers Competition 2017

Each year in April or May, Town Criers come from far and wide to keep up the ancient tradition of crying and to compete in the annual Yeovil Town Criers' Competition.

The Criers, who are members of the Ancient and Honourable Guild of Town Criers (AHGTC) provide a colourful spectacle by entertaining visitors throughout the day as each competitor performs their home town cry and a cry of their own choice in the Town's Open Air Entertainment Area in Middle Street - in the presence of the Mayor and Mayoress of Yeovil.

In Medieval England, Town Criers were the chief means of news communication with the people of the town since many could not read or write. Royal proclamations, local byelaws, market days and adverts were all proclaimed by a bellman or crier throughout the centuries.

Town Criers often dress elaborately, by a tradition dating to the 18th century, which includes a coloured robe, breeches, black boots and a tricorn hat. They carry a handbell to attract people's attention, as they shout the words "Oyez, Oyez, Oyez!" before making their announcements.

Trophies are presented to the winner and runners up in the competition, and awards are also given for the best dressed Crier and Escort. All competitors are awarded a certificate and presented with a memento of the event.


The Triangle, Middle Street, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 1LUTelephone: 01935 382424
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May 2017Event TitleLocationContact Details
Fri 28 April - Mon 01 MayAbbey Hill Steam Rally

This event takes place each May day bank holiday weekend. Situated on the A37 just south of Yeovil towards Dorchester, over looking the rolling hills of Dorset. It features something for everyone. From Traction Engines to Motorcycles it's all at this fun family day out.

With over 100 trade stands you can get everything from a spark plug for the old car in your garage to that old 16 ton commercial vehicle you wanted to restore.

During the day a full entertainment program is available with ring events, live bands and singers in the refreshment marquee. In the evening the fun continues in the marquee and the fairground stays open until late. Enter the site and take a look around at some of the fun that will happen at this event.

Additional information can be found on the website including entry forms for traders and exhibitors and information about camping.

During the day a full entertainment program is available with ring events, live bands and singers in the refreshment marquee. In the evening the fun continues in the marquee and the fairground stays open until late. Our gate opens from 10:00am.


Yeovil ShowgroundTelephone: 01935 462781
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Sat 13 May
11am - 4pm
ST Margarets Hospice Yeovil Summer Fair

A Family fair held at St Margarets Hospice Yeovil. There will be activities for all the family from childrens games to a BQQ raffles, and an Owl Display and handing.

Entry costs £2 per adult with children under 14 going FREE.


St Margarets Hospice Little Tarrat Lane YeovilContact: Victoria Poole
Telephone: 01935 709157
Mon 15 May - Sat 20 May
Doors open 7:15pm, show starts 7:45pm.
Private Lives

Private Lives is a superbly crafted comedy of manners. The humour lies in the situation, the cleverly drawn characters and the easy wit of the lines. It was was first performed in 1930 with Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence in the title roles and a young Laurence Olivier playing the main support. The plot is driven by the interactions between two newly married couples, Elyot and Sybil, and Amanda and Victor. The newlyweds find themselves honeymooning in the same hotel in France and sharing a terrace. The problem is that Elyot and Amanda have already been married before - to one another!

Having fallen out with their new spouses, Elyot and Amanda eventually realise that they are still in love with each and run away together to Amanda's flat in Paris. However, as the play progresses it becomes clear that, while they can't be apart, they can't live together either. Small tiffs eventually become a major brawl and by the time that Victor and Sybil arrive at the flat to collect their errant spouses the scene is set for almost any possible outcome.

TICKETS ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC FROM 24th April 2017


The Swan Theatre 138 Park Street Yeovil Somerset BA20 1QTE-mail usGo to website
Thu 18 May - Fri 19 MayCharterhouse Two Day May Auction

The Charterhouse two day May auction on the 18th & 19th includes 100’s of Beswick horses and other animals.

Please click on the attached PDF to read the full details.


Beswick horses and other animals.
Long Street SaleroomsContact: Naomi Grabham or Richard Bromell
Telephone: 01935 812277
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Sat 20 May
11:00am -3:00pm
Woodland Activity Day

Come and explore the wonderful woodlands of Yeovil Country Park.

A woodland trail, arts and craft activities, identification sessions, forest school fun and a range of other activities and information to help you discover woodlands and their wildlife and have an enyoyable day out.

Free event - no need to book just turn up.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Woodland Trust.


Yeovil Country Park Ninesprings BA20 1QZTelephone: 01935 462781
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Sat 20 May
0900-1600
Rifleman Firearms Charity Open Day

Raise money for charity whilst having fun. Air-rifle range, have a go clay pigeon shooting, trade stands, competitions, prizes, demonstrations, food and bar.


Rifleman Firearms, Bowdens Farm, Hambridge, Somerset TA10 0BPTelephone: 01935 462781
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Sun 21 May
11am - 3pm
St. Margaret's Great Somerset Colour Run 2017

St. Margaret's Great Somerset Colour Run is returning for its third year and will be even bigger and better than before at the brand new location of Wincanton Racecourse!

While participants run, walk, skip, hop or even dance their way around the 5k course, an army of volunteers will be taking aim and throwing brightly coloured powdered paint, making the kilometres race by! Once the race is over, you'll get to celebrate your achievement with a massive paint party and you'll receive a brilliant goody bag.

On the day registration will open at 11am and the run will begin at 1pm. Entry fees are £15 for adults and £10 for children.

Add a little colour to your life and book your place at this fantastic event: https://www.somerset-hospice.org.uk/Event/the-great-somerset-colour-run-2017


Wincaton RacecourseContact: Sonia Bateman
Telephone: 01823365609
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Fri 26 May
11.00am
A Talk on the Origins of Maypole Dancing & Coffee Morning

Ann Hinchliffe from the Dorset and Somerset Historical Dance groups is giving a talk on Maypole dancing traditions, old and newHer talk includes a mix of literary references from Chaucer to Dickens followed by a dancing demonstration and an opportunity to ask questions.

Ann’s talks are always very popular and informative so please put the date in your diary.

Reasonably priced refreshments always available.  Proceeds aid the purchase of new vocal/music scores and playsets which are loaned by those who love to entertain others.

Children welcome. No need to book. Lift available to the 2nd floor.


2nd Floor Yeovil Library, King George StreetContact: Sue Baker
Telephone: 07905770757
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Sat 27 May - Mon 29 MayTour of Wessex Cycling Event

The Swift Carbon Tour of Wessex is the biggest multi stage cyclosportive in the UK. The cycling cognoscenti have been making the annual pilgrimage to Somerset since 2006 to experience the challenge of riding 3 days back to back while enjoying West country hospitality, and the exceptionally fine food & drink. Expect quintessentially English countryside though the lanes and byways of the South West. Each individual stage has its own unique mix of monuments, history and challenging terrain which sets it apart from other events; add the challenge of riding three days back to back and you have truly unique event. Choose from 322 miles, 224 miles or ride an individual stage which each have a choice of two route distances.

Each stage starts and finishes at Huish Episcopi Academy which provides outstanding facilities including an open air swimming pool which is available to Tour of Wessex participants free of charge.


Huish Episcopi Academy Somerton Somerset TA11 6HSGo to website
Mon 29 May
1130 am -1700 pm
May Fayre

May Fayre with morris dancing, maypole dancing, Desert Divas, Stoke Band, Yeovil Ukeleles, Punch and Judy, drumming performance with interactive drum circle,family dog show, crafts, local brewed beers and cider.

Free admission and parking.


Stoke sub Hamdon Priory and Memorial Hall grounds.Telephone: 01935 462781
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Mon 29 May
10.00 am - 6.00 pm
Sherborne Castle Country Fair

Sherborne Castle Country Fair is a one-day rural event held in the grounds of Sherborne Castle. 

This family day-out is held to raise funds for local children’s charities and youth organisations.  It is a traditional country fair with displays and attractions, trade and craft stands and a rare and native breed animal show.  The 2017 date is Bank Holiday Monday 29th May.

Tickets on the day cost: adult £12.00, children (5-16) £4.00, family* £29.00.  Under 5's free.  *Admits 2 adults and 3 fee-paying children.
Save 15% when you purchase your tickets in advance: telephone 01749 813899. 
Car parking is free.  Dogs are welcome, on a short lead.

Alternatively, click here to go to our internet-based link to buy your tickets.

Find out more by visiting the website 


Sherborne Castle Grounds, DT9 5NRTelephone: 01749 814041
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Tue 30 May - Sun 02 July
11am
Fairy Tale Trail

Family focused.  Find the missing letter to make a word. This is a self-led trail and will take approximately one hour to complete.  There is an adventurous pushcahir route available.

Once up on a time at Ninesprings Hansel and Gretel went into the woods to find their fairy friends. They have left a trail of breadcrumbs for you to follow.

Cost £1 per sheet.


Yeovil Country Park Brunswick Street Yeovil BA20 1QZTelephone: 01935 462781
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Wed 31 May - Sat 03 June
9am - 6pm
The Royal Bath and West Show

The Royal Bath and West Show at Shepton Mallet, Somerset, is a fun day out for the whole family. From the country's finest livestock, a miniature railway and farming demonstrations for families, to the National Cheese Awards, vast food halls filled with the finest local produce and the glamour of Ladies Day, there really is something for everyone.

Advance tickets available from Yeovil and Cartagte Tourist Information Centres or online.


The Royal Bath & West of England Society, The Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QNTelephone: 01935 462781
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June 2017Event TitleLocationContact Details
Tue 30 May - Sun 02 July
11am
Fairy Tale Trail

Family focused.  Find the missing letter to make a word. This is a self-led trail and will take approximately one hour to complete.  There is an adventurous pushcahir route available.

Once up on a time at Ninesprings Hansel and Gretel went into the woods to find their fairy friends. They have left a trail of breadcrumbs for you to follow.

Cost £1 per sheet.


Yeovil Country Park Brunswick Street Yeovil BA20 1QZTelephone: 01935 462781
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Wed 31 May - Sat 03 June
9am - 6pm
The Royal Bath and West Show

The Royal Bath and West Show at Shepton Mallet, Somerset, is a fun day out for the whole family. From the country's finest livestock, a miniature railway and farming demonstrations for families, to the National Cheese Awards, vast food halls filled with the finest local produce and the glamour of Ladies Day, there really is something for everyone.

Advance tickets available from Yeovil and Cartagte Tourist Information Centres or online.


The Royal Bath & West of England Society, The Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QNTelephone: 01935 462781
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Fri 09 June - Sun 11 JuneHome Farm Music Festival

Annual three day music festival supporting charities. This year Home Farm in Chilthorne Domer will host its 12th festival in aid of raising funds for " The Piers Simon Appeal and School in a Bag".

Traders Info If you're interested in your stall having a pitch at the festival....email any enquiries to
lucas@pierssimonappeal.org


Home Farm Chilthorne Domer BA22 8RDTelephone: 01935 462781
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Fri 09 June
6pm - 7pm
Evening Photography with DSLR Camera

Join Poppy, a qualfied photographer to learn how to make the most of your camera. Poppy will teach you how to use a camera to take different types of photographs, we'll then go out and about in the park to explore and take photographs and return to the centre to edit.

Suitable for Adults and over 12s. Cost is £5 per person Max 8 people.


Yeovil Country Park Brunswick Street Yeovil BA20 1QZTelephone: 01935 462684
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Sat 17 June
5.30pm - 11pm
Devil’s Chair Concert

After its success last year The Devil’s Chair Concert is back again in Corscombe (between Yeovil and Crewkerne).

Over five hours of great rock music and real ale from the bar (plus food from the barbecue and hog roast). Music with John de Barra, a one-man rock machine. So make sure you arrive early.  Local band Kash Folding will be following on, a good band with a great drummer.

Next up is Phil Murray’s Diamond Dogz who will be preforming their ‘The Spirit of Ziggy Stardust Show’, a must for all Bowie fans.  The evening will close with Microlight; a young and highly talented indie rock band. They will play a mixture of modern cover tracks mixed in with some classic oldies from Oasis, the Who and the Stones.

You can buy advance discounted tickets for only £6.95 (including booking fee) now on the website.


Corscombe Court, Corscombe, Dorset, DT2 0NSContact: judi harrington
Telephone: 07721740819
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Sat 17 June
1pm - 5pm
Corscombe Fest

A superb family day out, the very best in the area. The Fest is a lovely traditional event, with something for everyone, including great stalls including selling local Dorset food.    

Give your young kids a great day of fun in our kid’s area that includes a massive bouncy castle and assault course.

See the great collection of Classic cars on display for the day and watch the Yeovil Ukulele group, No Mean Feet Appalachian dancers and the Enigma Morris Dancers perform.

The dogs show is always a good place to start the day. Have a POMMS on the lawn, a pint of real ale, a hog roast or a tea and a cake, visit the local food stalls and buy some local produce.

Corscombe is a beautiful unspoilt West Dorset village, just 4 miles from Beaminster, 9 Miles from Yeovil, and 7 miles from Crewkerne.


Corscombe Court, Corscombe, Dorset, DT2 0NSContact: Judi Harrington
Telephone: 07721740819
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Sun 18 June
Start time 10am
Martock 10K Race

Martock 10k is always popular, as it follows a single lap scenic journey through some lovely South Somerset countryside. Almost completely flat, making it very popular for first time runners and those seeking a personal best.

Entry fees are £12:00 for affiliated, £14 for non affiliated Race 


MartockContact: Director: Steve Elliott
Telephone: 01935 385924
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Sat 24 June
7pm - 9.15pm
YEOVIL CONCERT BAND & THE TRINITY ENTERTAINERS

A Musical Concert featuring Yeovil Concert Band & The Trinity Entertainers in aid of Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance and Yeovil Twinning Association.


Holy Trinity Church, Lysander Road, Yeovil. BA20 2BUContact: Sarah Baker
Telephone: 01935 321330
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Mon 26 June
11am -12pm
TeddyBears Picnic in the Meadows

Bring your own picnic and blanket and join in the fun.  There will be stories , craft and face painting.

Free Event just turn up no need to book


Yeovil Country Park Brunswick Street Yeovil BA20 1QZGo to website
July 2017Event TitleLocationContact Details
Tue 30 May - Sun 02 July
11am
Fairy Tale Trail

Family focused.  Find the missing letter to make a word. This is a self-led trail and will take approximately one hour to complete.  There is an adventurous pushcahir route available.

Once up on a time at Ninesprings Hansel and Gretel went into the woods to find their fairy friends. They have left a trail of breadcrumbs for you to follow.

Cost £1 per sheet.


Yeovil Country Park Brunswick Street Yeovil BA20 1QZTelephone: 01935 462781
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Sat 01 July
5pm until 1am
CokerFest 2017

The beautiful grounds at Longlands, with sprawling lawns and rising bank form a natural amphitheatre and a perfect setting for CokerFest.

Tickets cost £15 on the gate, cheaper ticket online in advance from the website.


Longlands, Longlands Lane East Coker BA22 9HNTelephone: 01935 462781
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Mon 03 JulyWoodland Storytelling for Pre School Children

Join in with games and activities as we enjoy traditional and popular stories. We go along rough and bumpy tracks
and up steep slopes, pushcahirs welcome if they car manage the terrain.

Booking required. Cost £2 per child.  All children must be accompanied by an adult - accompanying adult free


Yeovil Country Park Brunswick Street Yeovil BA20 1QZGo to website
Sat 08 July
Open 9am - 5pm
RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day

Spectacular military airshow celebrating its 70th anniversary. An action-packed family day out with thrilling flying displays and plenty of ground attractions.

For more information please visit the website.


RNAS Yeovilton Ilchester Yeovil BA22 8HTTelephone: 0330 1003654
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Sat 15 July - Sun 16 July
9am to 6pm
The Yeovil Show

EARLYBIRD TICKETS £10 per person - available online until 1st June.  

ADVANCE TICKETS £12 per person SHOW DAY TICKETS £15 per person Children 15 years of age and under - FREE OF CHARGE Car Parking - FREE OF CHARGE


Yeovil Showground Barwick Yeovil BA22 9TATelephone: 01935 462781
Sat 15 July - Sun 16 July
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Lancaster Insurance Classic and Supercars Show

The great South West charity car show at Sherborne Castle.

Now a 2-day weekend event and regarded as one of the premier classic and supercars show in the south of England. 2000 cars on display from chain driven monsters to the latest supercars.  With 30 car clubs, trade, craft and autojumble stands, and excellent food outlets, this is a day for both the enthusiast and family alike. Visit the website. 


Sherborne Castle, Dorset. DT9 5NRContact: Classics at the Castle
Telephone: 07769 114211
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Sat 29 July
10am-4pm
12th Leigh Food Fair and Vintage/Classic Car/Bike ShowTaste and buy some of the best food and drink

Taste and buy some of the best food and drink on offer from local producers.  Barbecued Hamburgers and Sausages, refreshments, icecream, beer and cider will be here!

There will be entertainment for the children.  It is a day NOT to be missed.

Proceeds will go to Leigh Village Hall, The Hub Yeovil and St Andrew's Church Leigh.

It will be opened by Sue and Graham Fudge - former owners of Thomas J Fudge's Remarkable Bakery.
Adults £2, children under 15 Free.   Sponsored by Greenslade Taylor Hunt


Leigh Village Hall, DT9 6HLContact: Elizabeth Turnbull
Telephone: 01935873846
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August 2017Event TitleLocationContact Details
Fri 04 August
10-12
Firestarters

Family focused Event.

In this session we collect our wood and then learn how to build a fire using flint and steel, bow drill and fire steels. it takes time, patience and perspiration - are you up for the challenge.  Free Event


Ham Hill Country Park Sub Hamdon TA14 6RWTelephone: 01935 462781
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Fri 18 August
10am-12noon
Grand Designs

This is the ultimate in den building. Not just twigs and sticks but layers of building, one over the other, finishing if off with a beautiful bracken roof.

It will look fantastic but can it withstand the ranger's challenge? If you can you will receive your reward of toasting marshallows on the fire.

Costs £5 per child. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult - accompanying adult free Booking required - 24 Max.


Ham Hill Country Park Stoke Sub Hamdon TA14 6RWTelephone: 01935 462781
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Wed 23 August
8-10pm
Bat Walk

We will use bat detectors to seek them out and listen to them feeding in the night skies. Bring a torch and wear some warm clothing to make it an evening to remember.

Adults £7 Child £5.  Bookings are required.


Ham Hill Country Park Stoke Sub Hamdon TA14 6RWTelephone: 01935 462781
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Thu 24 August - Mon 28 August
From 8am. Daily
Great Dorset Steam Fair

If you are looking for an excellent fun and action packed day out for all the family, you'll love the Great Dorset Steam Fair. Traditionally this English fair is held at the village of Tarrant Hinton, near Blandford Forum in the heart of the beautiful Dorset countryside.

The Great Dorset Steam Fair is a typically British event offering a unique blend of nostalgia and entertainment. Come and soak up the special festival atmosphere whether as a day visitor or taking in the full five days by camping on site. There is no other event like it anywhere in the world which is why over 200,000 visitors attend each year both from the UK and from all over the World!


Tarrant Hinton Blandford Forum Dorset DT11 8JATelephone: 01258 860361
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Fri 25 August
10-12pm
The Wild Cafe

We will take you on a journey to show you where and what to collect and then take you to our outdoor restaurant where you will try our wild food.

Costs £5 Booking required Children under 8 need accompanying adult who is free.


Ham Hill Country Park Stoke Sub Hamdon TA14 6RWTelephone: 01935 462781
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Sat 23 September - Sun 08 OctoberSomerset Art Weeks

Somerset Art Weeks is an annual countywide celebration of the variety and quality of contemporary visual art that can be found in Somerset.  Since its inception in 1994, it has become an important event in Somerset's calendar delighting art lovers from near and far.

Please click on the website for more information.


Various VenuesTelephone: 01458 253800
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October 2017Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 23 September - Sun 08 OctoberSomerset Art Weeks

Somerset Art Weeks is an annual countywide celebration of the variety and quality of contemporary visual art that can be found in Somerset.  Since its inception in 1994, it has become an important event in Somerset's calendar delighting art lovers from near and far.

Please click on the website for more information.


Various VenuesTelephone: 01458 253800
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