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August events

Robin Hood

Join utter legends Robin, Marian and the Merry Men in Sherwood Forest for a hilariously adventurous take on the... See more >
Midelney Manor TA10 0LU
Fri 2 Aug

Magic At The Museum

Special Holiday Activity Day for families at the museum with different activities every week. Watch a live magic..... See more >
The Helicopter Museum, Locking Moor Road, Weston-super-Mare BS24 8PP
Wed 7 Aug, Wed 14 Aug, Wed 21 Aug, Wed 28 Aug

Johnny Cash Revisited

Johnny Cash Revisited is a two-hour, live concert performance set between 1969 and 1971 and based on the hugely popular... See more >
The Princess Theatre Princess St TA8 1EH
Fri 9 Aug

The Old Vicarage, Ruishton - Open Garden for NGS

The Old Vicarage, Ruishton - Open Garden for NGS Traces of the old garden are still in evidence with plenty of new beds incorporated. A terrace overlooks compact formal..... See more >
The Old Vicarage, Ruishton, Taunton TA3 5LL
Sat 10 Aug and Sun 11 Aug

Stoberry Garden - Open Garden for NGS

Stoberry Garden - Open Garden for NGS With breathtaking views over Wells Cathedral, this 5 acre family garden is planted sympathetically within its landscape... See more >
Stoberry Garden, Wells BA5 3LD
Sat 17 Aug and Sun 18 Aug

Sweet Caroline

Direct from London’s Adelphi Theatre. . . get ready for that night out you have been dreaming of! One special..... See more >
The Playhouse 126-130 High Street Weston -super-Mare BS23 1HP
Sun 18 Aug

World Helicopter Day

Come and celebrate as part of this International event with Exclusive cockpit access to the Russian Hind, iconic Huey... See more >
The Helicopter Museum, Locking Moor Road, Weston-super-Mare BS24 8PP
Sun 18 Aug

The Mid Somerset Show

A traditional one day agricultural show in Shepton Mallet held on the 3rd Sunday of August every year... See more >
The Mid Somerset Showground Cannards Grave Road Shepton Mallet BA4 4GF
Sun 18 Aug

West End Magic

Hosted by multi-award-winning member of the Magic Circle Oliver Tabor, West End Magic presents a mystical line-up of... See more >
Taunton Brewhouse, Coal Orchard, Taunton TA1 1JL
Sat 24 Aug

Westbrook House - Open Garden for NGS

Westbrook House - Open Garden for NGS Layout and planting began in 2003 by a garden designer and a painter. 4 acres comprising 3 distinct gardens around..... See more >
Westbrook House, West Bradley BA6 8LS
Sat 24 Aug

Outfield Festival 2024

One day family friendly music festival including main stage, kids area and silent disco. This year featuring Rhythm..... See more >
Midsomer Norton Cricket Club Withies Lane Midsomer Norton BA3 2JE
Sun 25 Aug

Elworthy Cottage - Open Garden for NGS

Elworthy Cottage - Open Garden for NGS 1 acre plantsman's garden in tranquil setting. Island beds, scented plants, clematis, unusual perennials and..... See more >
Elworthy Cottage, Taunton TA4 3PX
Mon 26 Aug

Moscow Drug Club - world jazz and folk

Transcendent Troubadours of world jazz and folk A curious musical place where elements of Berlin Cabaret, Latin... See more >
Cedars Hall, 15 The Liberty, Wells BA5 2ST
Sat 31 Aug

Things to do around Somerset

Somerset, one of the most beautiful counties in England, offers a plethora of activities for a memorable day out. Whether you're interested in history, nature, or family-friendly adventures, Somerset has something to satisfy every taste. Here are some fantastic options:

1. Bath for the Day:
- Explore the stunning city of Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the historic Roman Baths, admire the Georgian architecture, and take a dip in the Thermae Bath Spa. Don't miss the vibrant markets, rooftop bars, and scenic River Avon views.

2. Glastonbury:
- Beyond the famous festival, Glastonbury is an iconic spiritual town. Climb up to Glastonbury Tor, believed to be the Isle of Avalon and King Arthur's burial site. Explore the quirky shops, dine in old pubs, and soak in the mystical atmosphere.

3. Taunton Shopping Day:
- Discover the charming town of Taunton. Enjoy a hot chocolate at Mr Miles Tea and Coffee, shop in the pretty centre, and perhaps indulge in afternoon tea. Combine it with a morning visit to Burnham-on-Sea Beach for a perfect day out.

4. Relax on Burnham-on-Sea Beach:
- Head to Burnham-on-Sea, one of Somerset's popular seaside resorts. Walk along the sandy shores, admire the red and white lighthouse, and take a stroll on the pier. It's a great spot for a relaxing day by the sea.

5. The Grand National Bath Festival:
- If your visit coincides with the festival, immerse yourself in music, arts, and cultural events. The festival celebrates Bath's vibrant creative scene and attracts visitors from all around.

6. Visit The City of Wells:
- Explore the smallest city in England, Wells. Admire the stunning Wells Cathedral, stroll through the Bishop's Palace Gardens, and explore the charming streets. Don't miss the historic Vicars' Close, the oldest residential street in Europe.

7. Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare:
- Take a trip to Weston-super-Mare and visit the Grand Pier. Enjoy arcade games, fairground rides, and stunning views of the Bristol Channel. It's a classic British seaside experience.

8. Cheddar Village and Cheddar Gorge:
- Explore the picturesque village of Cheddar and venture into the dramatic Cheddar Gorge. Walk along the cliffs, visit the caves, and learn about the area's fascinating history. Don't forget to try some authentic Cheddar cheese.

9. Exmoor National Park:
- If you're a nature lover, head to Exmoor National Park. Enjoy scenic drives, hike along the rugged coastline, and spot wildlife in this stunning natural reserve.

10. Free Things to Do in Somerset:
- For budget-friendly options, consider visiting iconic landmarks, enjoying breathtaking views, and exploring the beautiful coastline. Check out the 33 free things to do in Somerset for more ideas.

Remember to check opening hours and any booking requirements for these attractions. Whether you're interested in history, relaxation, or outdoor adventures, Somerset promises a fantastic day out!