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Events Around Minehead

Today to Sun 19 Aug, closest first.    

More details - Exmoor Rail
Exmoor Rail has become one of Somerset’s premier model railway shows, now held in a modern, bright and disabled friendly venue, which is adjacent to Minehead station, right on the seafront. There will be a selection of high quality working layouts, coming from across southern England!
The Minehead Eye, Mart Road, Minehead, Somerset, TA24:5BJ
Sat 4 Aug

More details - Exmoor Rail - The show next to the station
This annual model railway show offers a superb selection of high quality working layouts, plus demonstrations, Societies and wide trade support. There will be hot & cold food/drinks available all day. There is parking right outside the venue (Pay & Display), plus free parking in surrounding roads.
The Minehead Eye, Mart Road, Minehead, Somerset
Sat 4 Aug

More details - Dunster Castle - A trail of tales - family trail
Step back in time to meet the inhabitants of Dunster Castle and discover their stories on this family trail. A trail of tales takes you from the modern day to the Viking invasion. Follow the trail around the site to solve the questions and learn more about Dunster’s gory past. Booking Not Needed.
Dunster Castle, Dunster, near Minehead,
Today to Fri 31 Aug

More details - Dunster Castle - Victorian Falconry
Period Victorian dog and hawk demonstrations. Visit the Victorian Hawk House where a variety of hawks, owls and falcons can be seen at roost, chat to the period-costumed falconers and meet Bella the working dog. Every display is different and some require help from lucky hand-picked volunteers. Booking Not Needed.
Dunster Castle, Dunster, near Minehead,
Tue 24 Jul to Fri 27 Jul

More details - Dunster Castle - Victorian Explorers with Exmoor Zoo
Get up close to a variety of animals, big bugs and creepy crawlies and learn all about the Victorian age of exploration. Get up close to a variety of animals, big bugs and creepy crawlies and learn all about the Victorian age of exploration. Booking Not Needed.
Dunster Castle, Dunster, near Minehead,
Wed 25 Jul, Thu 26 Jul, Thu 2 Aug, Wed 8 Aug, Thu 9 Aug, Wed 15 Aug, Thu 16 Aug, Wed 22 Aug, Thu 23 Aug, Wed 29 Aug, Thu 30 Aug

More details - Dunster Castle - The Tempest - Outdoor Theatre
This summer The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, in their fourteenth successful year, are touring Shakespeare’s spellbinding masterpiece The Tempest - a play of soaring poetry, high comedy and tender love.
Dunster Castle, Dunster, near Minehead,
Wed 1 Aug

More details - Dunster Castle - World War I assault course
Right you ’orrible lot! Your King and country needs you! Come and be put through your paces on our military assault course. Right you ’orrible lot! Your King and country needs you! And there is a place in the line for all of you. So stand up straight, be proud and join the line today!
Dunster Castle, Dunster, near Minehead,
Thu 9 Aug, Fri 10 Aug

More details - Dunster Castle - Civil War Weekend
Join the Taunton Garrison for a weekend of rolling skirmishes, weaponry displays and musket displays. With live demonstrations throughout the day you can see what life was like defending the castle during the Civil War. Booking Not Needed. Phone: 01643 821314. Dogs on leads welcome.
Dunster Castle, Dunster, near Minehead,
Sat 11 Aug and Sun 12 Aug

More details - Dunster Castle - Hamlet - Outdoor Theatre
Bringing a fresh and vibrant approach to Britain’s greatest playwright, the Three Inch Fools theatre troupe blend wit, originality and plenty of live music-making in their performance of Hamlet.
Dunster Castle, Dunster, near Minehead,
Sat 18 Aug

More details - Holnicote Estate - Family deer and nightjar twilight walk with supper
Join Deer Ranger, Charles, for supper and a family friendly chat about Exmoor’s deer and nightjar populations, before heading out for a spot of wildlife spying in the low light dusk.
Holnicote Estate, Selworthy, Minehead
Thu 2 Aug

More details - Bellfest
A three day event of live music and local ales and ciders. This is our 6th Bellfest. Starting off as a one day music festival, it has now evolved into a three day extravaganza of music of all different genres, from folk, to rock to pop. Running on Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th August 2018.
The Bell Inn, 3 Market Street, Watchet
Fri 3 Aug

More details - Brompton Regis Horse Show & Gymkhana 2018
Brompton Regis Horse Show & Gymkhana BR-Show-2017.jpg Date: 18th Aug 2018 9:00am-4:30pm A traditional show with lots for everyone! Horse show and gymkhana with jumping, showing and fancy dress classes. Very popular dog show - entries on the day. Gundog Scurry runs all day. Childrens’ races.
Brompton Regis Cricket Field
Sat 18 Aug

More details - Elworthy Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
1 acre plantsman’s garden in tranquil setting. Island beds, scented plants, clematis, unusual perennials and ornamental trees and shrubs to provide yr-round interest. In spring, pulmonarias, hellebores and more than 300 varieties of snowdrops.
Elworthy Cottage, Taunton
Sun 12 Aug

More details - Court House - Open Garden for NGS
Lovely 5 acre garden, trees, shrubs (many rare and tender), herbaceous and 3 acre woodland garden with spring interest and late summer borders. Traditional kitchen garden (chemical free). Views to sea and Quantocks.
Court House, East Quantoxhead
Today

More details - Brendon Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Stunning part of Exmoor National Park. All gardens have views. Excellent walking along river between Brendon & Rockford. Brendon Hse: C18 in idyllic village location. Established front garden, evolving kitchen garden, greenhouse. Emphasis on recycling and gardening in harmony with wildlife.
Brendon Gardens, Lynton
Sat 4 Aug and Sun 5 Aug

More details - The Old Vicarage - Open Garden for NGS
Croquet lawn leads to multi-level garden overlooking 3 large ponds with winding paths, climbing roses and overviews. Brook with waterfall flows through garden past fascinating summerhouse built by owner. Benched deck overhangs first pond.
The Old Vicarage, South Molton
Sat 11 Aug and Sun 12 Aug

More details - Watersmeet - Pop-up dining experience with Seadog Foods
Join the award winning Seadog Foods at Kipscombe Farm for a very special dining experience. For 3 weeks only the award winning Seadog Foods will be offering a very special foodie experience at the beautiful Kipscombe Farm on Exmoor.
Watersmeet, Watersmeet House, Watersmeet Road, Lynmouth
Thu 9 Aug to Sun 12 Aug, Thu 16 Aug to Sun 19 Aug, Thu 23 Aug to Sun 26 Aug

More details - Watersmeet - Watersmeet Fun Day
Join the Rangers for a fun day of ’50 Things’ activities at Watersmeet. Join the Rangers for some ’50 Things to do before you are 11 3/4’s’ inspired activities.
Watersmeet, Watersmeet House, Watersmeet Road, Lynmouth
Wed 15 Aug, Wed 29 Aug

More details - Castle Tour
Explore St Donat’s hidden delights on your guided tour through the castle and its exquisitely manicured Tudor gardens. Meet your Guide at St Donat’s Arts Centre shortly before starting your tour at 2pm.
St Donats Castle St Donat’s, Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan
Tue 24 Jul, Fri 10 Aug, Sun 12 Aug

More details - Llantwit Major Flower & Vegetable Show
Llantwit Major Horticultural Society’s Flower & Vegetable Show will be held in the Main Hall of the Llantwit Major Leisure Centre, Ham Lane East, Llantwit Major CF61 1TQ. Come along and enjoy all the horticultural stalls - flowers, vegetables, floral arrangements, baking, brewing and preserves.
Llantwit Major/Llanilltud Fawr Vale of Glamorgan
Sat 18 Aug

More details - Venn Cross Engine House - Open Garden for NGS
Former GWR goods yard. 4 acres of formal and less formal gardens of interest to gardeners and railway buffs alike. An acre of orchid rich wild flower meadow. Areas of mass-planted candelabra primulas start the summer with many large sweeping herbaceous borders bursting into colour as the season progresses.
Venn Cross Engine House, Taunton
Today

More details - Llantwit Garden - Open Garden for NGS
This is a Japanese garden with a Zen gate, Torri gate and Japanese lanterns featuring a large collection of Japanese style trees, which incl an English elm, oak, larch etc., a pagoda and 3 water features which incl the great Amazon waterfall along with large Buddha’s head and new pond.
Llantwit Garden, Llantwit Major
Sun 5 Aug

More details - Coleridge Cottage - Poetry Reading
Sit back, relax, and listen to some poetry in the place where Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote ’Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ and ’Kubla Khan’.
Coleridge Cottage, 35 Lime Street, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater,
Mon 23 Jul

More details - Coleridge Cottage - I Spy: CSI 'Coleridge Spy Investigation'
It is the late 1700s and there have been some strange things going on in Nether Stowey. Your help is needed to investigate. It is the late 1700s and there have been some strange things going on in Nether Stowey and rumours of spying are rife.
Coleridge Cottage, 35 Lime Street, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater,
Wed 25 Jul to Sun 2 Sep

More details - Coleridge Cottage - Family Story Time
Have you heard the tale of Sailor Sam' Or the story of the mice who lived in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s house' These 15 minute storytelling sessions are perfect for children aged 4-7 (and the young at heart!
Coleridge Cottage, 35 Lime Street, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater,
Thu 26 Jul

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