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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 - Montacute House - 'Elizabeth of Bohemia: the Winter Queen'
New for the Long Gallery 2018 open season. for 2018 the National Portrait Gallery’s special exhibition will be ’Elizabeth of Bohemia : the Winter Queen’ and will feature contemporary portraits of this fascinating woman and those connected to her. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Montacute House, Montacute
Today to Fri 31 Aug

More details - Summer Sci-fi Exhibition
Lots of full size characters, and memorabilia from Sc-fi, including Dr Who, Startrek, Star Wars, Thunderbirds, other Gerry Anderson programmes and much more. Summer fun for kids and nostalgia for adults. Lunches & teas in our conservatory café.
Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum, 1 South St, Montacute
Today, Wed 25 Jul to Sun 29 Jul

More details - Hangeridge Farmhouse - Open Garden for NGS
Rural fields and mature trees surround this 1 acre informal garden offering views of the Blackdown and Quantock Hills. Magnificent hostas and heathers, colourful flower beds, cascading wisteria and roses and a trickling stream.
Hangeridge Farmhouse, Wellington

More details - Benter Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Two contrasting gardens in beautiful, rural setting. The garden at Fire Engine House is mature and established, with lawns, generous borders and narrow, enticing paths; through a garden door and tumble-down bothy is a small orchard and arboretum.
Benter Gardens, Radstock

More details - Hestercombe Summer Family Trail: Gertrude’s Garden
Over 100 years ago, it was the task of plantswoman Gertrude Jekyll to fill Hestercombe’s Formal Garden with a dazzling display of plants, climbers and shrubs. Follow in her footsteps as you work your way around this summer trail by filling your trail sheet with the flowers you find.
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset
Today to Fri 10 Aug

More details - Hackett arrives at Kilver Court Designer Village!
We’re excited to be welcoming Hackett to Kilver Court. You won’t want to miss this new brand with up to 70% off jackets, trousers, chinos, polos, shirts and accessories
Kilver Court Designer Village, Kilver Street, Shepton Mallet Somerset
Today to Fri 31 Aug

More details - Prior Park Landscape Garden - Summer holiday snail trail
Have Prior Park as your playground this summer. Follow the willow snail and insect trail around the garden, plus on Tuesdays there’s the opportunity to get stuck into some pond dipping, or wild woodwork (Tuesday events booking advised). Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.
Prior Park Landscape Garden, Ralph Allen Drive, Bath,
Today to Sun 2 Sep

More details - Artists Painting Holiday
An artists workshop based in Dunster. Tuition is by experienced and qualified tutor Lynda Appleby who will take you out each day to locations to collect resources to create paintings later in the studio. The package includes 7 nights Dinner Bed and Breakfast, picnic lunches, all tuition and transport to the locations.
The Yarn Market Hotel, High Street, Dunster

More details - Paul Smith Summer Pop Up
The Paul Smith summer pop-up opens Sunday 1 July at Kilver Court Designer Village! This pop-up store offers an exclusive women’s ready-to-wear collection and soon we will welcome one of the largest collections of men’s and women’s Paul Smith shoes in the South West, all with up to 60% off!
Kilver Court Designer Village, Kilver Street, Shepton Mallet Somerset
Today to Thu 30 Aug

More details - Fernhill - Open Garden for NGS
In approx 2 acres, a delightful garden to stir your senses, with a myriad of unusual plants and features. Intriguing almost hidden paths leading through English roses and banks of hydrangeas. Scenic views stretching up to the Blackdowns and its famous monument. Truly a Hide and Seek garden ..... for all ages.
Fernhill, Wellington
Today, Sun 19 Aug

More details - Boweys - Open Garden for NGS
Mature cottage garden, fascinating stonework, water and topiary with imaginative planting completed after 22years, weeds welcome occasionally. Garden and buildings designed for wildlife as much as for the owners. Summerhouse finalised, gazebo enclosed. About 500 nest boxes for Insects, birds and bats.
Boweys, Kingston St Mary
Today, Mon 23 Jul

More details - Old Orchard - Open Garden for NGS
¼ acre cottage style garden in centre of village. Planted to complement the cottage with over 100 clematis viticella interplanted with a range of shrubs, herbaceous perennials, annuals and bulbs. The planting gives all yr colour and interest on all 4 sides of cottage.
Old Orchard, Bridgwater

More details - Discovering Dragonflies - Grand Launch Event
The Discovering Dragonflies project, generously funded by the National Lottery, will have its grand launch on Sunday 22nd July at Ferne Animal Sanctuary near Chard.
Ferne Animal Sanctuary, Wambrook, Chard

More details - Hurds Hill Langport Open garden in aid of St Margarets Hospice
Stunning Regency Country House set on a hill with far reaching views of the Somerset Levels, the 3 acre garden features large herbaceous borders, a newly planted mixed fruit orchard, and extensive grounds.
Hurds Hill Westover Langport Somerset

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

More details - Folksy Theatre Presents ‘The Princess and the Giant’
Princess Sophie is fed up. She’s EXHAUSTED and it’s all because the grumpy old giant can’t sleep – his stomps and stamps keep everyone awake ALL night. But Princess Sophie is a resourceful sort of girl and, as she reads her favourite book of fairy tales, she wonders if she might just have the answer.
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset

More details - Tintinhull Garden - Silent Space at Tintinhull Garden
Take the time to enjoy the beauty surrounding you at Tintinhull Garden, without the interruption of modern life distractions. Silent Space is an initiative encouraging people to connect with nature and their surroundings.
Tintinhull Garden, Farm Street, Tintinhull, Yeovil,
Mon 23 Jul, Wed 25 Jul, Mon 30 Jul, Wed 1 Aug, Mon 6 Aug, Wed 8 Aug, Mon 13 Aug, Wed 15 Aug, Mon 20 Aug, Wed 22 Aug, Mon 27 Aug, Wed 29 Aug

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Mon 23 Jul, Wed 25 Jul, Thu 26 Jul, Mon 30 Jul, Wed 1 Aug, Thu 2 Aug, Mon 6 Aug, Wed 8 Aug, Thu 9 Aug, Mon 13 Aug, Wed 15 Aug, Thu 16 Aug, Mon 20 Aug, Wed 22 Aug, Thu 23 Aug, Mon 27 Aug, Wed 29 Aug, Thu 30 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 - The Princess and The Giant
Folksy Theatre present an open-air production filled with music, puppetry and wonderful characters, this family show is one not to be missed! Bring picnics, blankets and folding chairs.
Ammerdown Gardens, Ammerdown House, Radstock
Tue 24 Jul

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 - Discovery Days
Is your family up to the challenge of taking on some of the Haynes Discovery Missions? Working together you will need to employ all of your detective skills. With each mission your first task will be to identify an object or objects contained within a mystery bags.
Haynes International Motor Museum, Castle Cary Road, Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset,
Tue 24 Jul, Wed 25 Jul, Tue 31 Jul, Wed 1 Aug, Tue 7 Aug, Wed 8 Aug, Tue 14 Aug, Wed 15 Aug, Tue 21 Aug, Wed 22 Aug, Tue 28 Aug, Wed 29 Aug

More details - Prior Park Landscape Garden - Garden tours
Wander through historic Prior Park on this free and informative guided tour. This year, as we celebrate 25 years of the National Trust looking after Prior Park, our guided tours will touch on restoration projects from the last 25 years. Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.
Prior Park Landscape Garden, Ralph Allen Drive, Bath,
Tue 24 Jul, Thu 26 Jul, Tue 31 Jul, Thu 2 Aug, Tue 7 Aug, Thu 9 Aug, Tue 14 Aug, Thu 16 Aug, Tue 21 Aug, Thu 23 Aug, Tue 28 Aug, Thu 30 Aug

More details - An Exhibition of Film, Photography and Installation
Through film, photography and installation, Bristol artist Sarah Crew, invites you to take flight in this playful exhibition, as she challenges our notions of space, time and place.
LT Gallery, 1 Orchard Street, Weston-Super-Mare
Tue 24 Jul, Thu 26 Jul to Sat 28 Jul, Tue 31 Jul

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