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December 2018Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sun 02 December - Sun 23 DecemberSanta Specials

Santa Specials at Yeovil Railway Centre 2nd,9th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd December.

The Santa Specials at the Yeovil Railway Centre are an enjoyable experience for everyone from ages 1 to 100. You start your visit with a train ride behind one of our steam locomotives, we have a
choice of a heritage carriage or a brake van (with a real coal fire) to ride in. Our track is about 1/3rd mile long, so the train ride is full of fun for the children but not long enough for them to get bored.

Visitors then make their way to the ex GWR Transfer Shed, where Santa will be ready in his grotto. The cafe is also located inside the Transfer Shed, and your ticket entitles you to free tea, coffee or squash and a mince pie for the adults and biscuit for the children, just show the tickets at the cafe counter.

We should have one or more model railway layouts running, and from the balcony in the Transfer Shed snow and bubble machines provide a truly exciting experience for the little ones. A selection of items from our shop will be available from tables in the Transfer Shed. Visits to view our full range of shop items are possible by asking one of the volunteers at the shop tables.

Trains run from 11am to 3pm (at 11am, 11.20am, 11.40am, 12noon, 2pm, 2.20pm, 2.40pm, and 3pm).  Prices per person (adult or child) are £10.00 if pre-booked at least 24 hours in advance (£9.50 per person for groups of 8 or more) and £12.00 per person for bookings received less than 24
hours in advance or on day (only if space is available

Yeovil Railway CentreTelephone: 01935 462781
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Thu 13 December - Fri 14 December
Christmas Concert under Concorde

The concert features several classics and some festive numbers for the occasion.

Tickets will cost £15 to include Mulled Wine and Mince Pie on arrival.

Refreshments and Bar will be available. You can book on-lineif you visit the website.

Fleet Air Arm Museum RNAS Yeovilton Ilchester BA22 8HTContact: Yeovil Tourist Information Centre
Telephone: 01935 462781
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Fri 14 December - Sat 15 DecemberPart 2 Charterhouse Collector’s Auction

A large collection of model trains have been entered into today's auction and are expected to sell for thousands of pounds.

To read the full article please click on the attached PDF.

Two wristwatches, Cousteau Omega or Bond Rolex made famous by Jacques Cousteau and James Bond, are in today's Charterhouse auction.

To read the full article please can you click on the attached PDF.

Hornby and Bachmann Model Trains
Omega Seamaster - Rolex Submariner
Charterhouse Long Street Sherborne Dorset DT9 3BSContact: George Holtby
Telephone: 01935 812277
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Fri 14 DecemberCharterhouse Collector’s Auction

A group of medals, dating from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century, which were bought with some tools in a box at a car boot sale for £10 are estimated to sell for £1,000 in the Charterhouse collector’s auction this December.  

To read the full article please click on the attached PDF.

A Spanish guitar, nearly 200 years old, has been donated to a Dorset charity and is estimated to sell for thousands of pounds when it goes under the Charterhouse hammer in today's sale.

To read the full article please click on the attached PDF.

Corgi die-cast motors, collected by the owner in the 1960’s and always treasured by him then, they were played with carefully and always put back in their boxes after use.

To read the full article please click on the attached PDF.

Boot Sale Bargains
Donated Spanish Guitar
Cars Big and Small
Charterhouse Long Street Sherborne Dorset DT9 3BSContact: Richard Bromell
Telephone: 01935 812277
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Sat 15 December
Carols on the Hill

Free event - all welcome.

rince of Wales Ham Hill, Stoke Sub Hamdon TA14 6RWContact: Yeovil Tourist Information Centre 01935 462781
Telephone: 01935 329904
Sun 16 December
10am - 4pm
The Park, Chilton Christmas Market

Festive Christmas Market at Chilton House

The Park, Chilton is hosting its inaugural Christmas Market this December offering a fantastic opportunity to purchase unique gifts and artisan food & drink from a variety of skilled makers and craftspeople from the South West. Showcasing skills from glassblowing, silversmithing and hand-sewing to handmade lavender and cosmetic products, it’s a chance to buy special last-minute gifts and food and drink not available on the average high street.

You can buy great products for your dining and entertaining too. Artisan-made Christmas puddings, panettone, cheese and chutneys will be on offer as well as locally distilled vodka, liqueurs and ales.  There’s even on opportunity to give your nails the festive touch!

So please come along, there is something for everyone. We would love to see you. Entry is FREE and there’s ample free parking. Doors open 10am.

The Park, Chilton Cantelo, Yeovil BA22 8BGContact: Tammy Cooney
Telephone: 01935850555
Sun 23 December
Westlands Christmas Family Disco

A new event for Westlands to bring all the families out for the festive season.  Come and join us in the middle of the festive season for a fantastic party that's suitable for all ages.

Family focused. Tickets cost £3.

Westlands Entertainment Venue Westborne Close Yeovil BA20 2DDGo to website
Wed 26 December
From 1030 am
Boxing Day Racing

Christmas holidays were made for a day at the races and all roads lead to Wincanton Racecourse on Boxing Day when the county celebrates one of its finest traditions.

Pre-booked premier tickets are £25 (on the day £30); Grandstand £18 (on the day).

Wincanton Racecourse BA9 8BJTelephone: 01963 435840
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January 2019Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 05 January
Philip Unwin: Brunel’s Ships

Blackmore Vale and Yeovil NT Association presents a talk by Philip Unwin: "Brunel's Ships".

Philip's talk covers Brunel's three ships, the Great Western, Great Britain and Great Eastern. After dealing relatively briefly with the first two ships, he covers in more detail the construction and life of Brunel's leviathan, the SS Great Eastern, and her management and mismanagement.

Entry costs £3.00 / £5.00 (includes tea and biscuits).

Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA Category:Telephone: 01935 462781
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Sat 26 January
Asian fusion- Pop up restaurant

Throughout 2019 we will be holding pop up restaurants at Eastfield Farm just on the out skirts of Tintinhull. Steve James, award winning personal chef, will be hosting the evenings and creating delicious menus for you to feast on. All evenings will be bring your own drinks.

The first of these evenings will be an Asian Fusion evening.

The menu will be as follows:-


Lotus root crisp topped with yee sang, tea stained quail egg and deep fried ginger
Chicken karaage with teriyaki mayo


Miso chicken wings
Sesame noodle salad
Pork belly (yakitori style)


Sweet soy braised beef cheek
Chicken katsu
Rice with umeboshi furikake seasoning
Pickled cucumber and radish salad


Panna cotta with yuzu jelly black sesame ice cream and matcha tulle
Raspberry lychee and rose tart

(Please let us know of any dietary requirements).  The price is £48pp and must be purchased in advance.

Eastfield Farm, Tintinhull BA228QWContact: Steve James
Telephone: 07909651557
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February 2019Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 02 February
7 pm to late
Charity Gin & More festival
Dance the night away with "Daytona" whilst raising money for School in a Bag and St Margaret's Hospice Yeovil.
£15 a ticket includes a souvenir gin glass, 5 drinks tokens, nibbles. Extra tokens can be purchased on the night for £3.
Ticket sells are open now - email me if you need anymore information.

The Quicksilver Mail, Yeovil, BA20 2RGContact: Anna Shutler
Telephone: 07805970676
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Fri 15 February
7:00pm to 1:00am
The Mayor’s Charity Valentine Ball

Please support my chosen charity’s, The Children’s Ward at YDH and Yeovil Freewheelers.

This is my annual Black Tie Ball, (normally in November), we have chosen Valentines as everyone like to spoil their partner.

Tickets available from or phone 01935 382424

Ticket price is £45. Only 250 tickets available 

Westland Leisure ComplexContact: Yeovil’s Mayor
Telephone: 01935 382424
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Sat 16 February
Bugfest comes to Yeovil

Bugfest will be taking over the whole of the Church to bring its ever popular community event further into town.

There will be the chance to meet ten thousand creepy crawlies from all over the world, many of which can be taken home as new pets, there will be entertainments laid on during the day, we will have Nick Wadham's Wild and Deadly Show, we will have TV phobia buster Ed Francis talking about his work and the origins of spider fears and more, there will be bird of prey demonstrations and talks from Mick's Owls, you will be able to talk to representatives from various conservation organisations such as Somerset Wildlife Trust, RSPB, and more - it will definitely be an action packed day, and one where you can have fun as well as have a positive impact on the community around you.

Entry Costs are:- Over 12 Yrs £5, under 12: £4, under four years old free.

Yeovil Community Church, Addlewell Lane, Yeovil Somerset, BA20 1QTTelephone: 01935 462781
March 2019Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sun 31 March
Yeovil Half Marathon

The A-plan Insurance Yeovil Half Marathon will start and finish in Yeovil Town Centre.

Closed roads around the town centre before heading along the entire length of Yeovil Country Park. The route then leaves the town on the western side to Montacute House, before returning on quiet country roads to the Town Centre finish in the Quedam Shopping Centre.

South Street Yeovil BA20 1SHContact: Steve Elliott
Telephone: 01935 315470
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May 2019Event TitleLocationContact Details
Mon 27 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 2019 date is Bank Holiday Monday 27th May.

Tickets on the day cost: adult £12.50, child (5-16) £4.00, family* £30.00.  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, New Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 5NRContact: Katie Bradley-Hudson, Show Secretary
Telephone: 01749 814041
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