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Today to Thu 17 May, by distance, closest first.    

More details - Practical pottery, throwing and ceramics days
We’ve opened our ceramics and pottery studio here at Ashbrook, for those who wish to get to know clay and try their hand at throwing or hand building.
Waterrow, Taunton
Sun 22 Apr to Wed 9 May, Fri 11 May to Fri 8 Jun

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
Thu 3 May, Mon 28 May, Thu 31 May, Tue 5 Jun

More details - Open Garden Holcombe Court
Magnificent gardens in the grounds of Holcombe Court which is a grade 1 listed house which has been restored by Mr. Wiggins and his staff. The garden has herbaceous borders, trout ponds, Victorian rockery, woodland garden vegetable parterre within an 18th century walled garden and much more.
Holcombe Rogus, Wellington, Tiverton
Sat 5 May

More details - Open Garden Holcombe Court
Magnificent gardens in the grounds of Holcombe Court which is a grade 1 listed house which has been restored by Mr. Wiggins and his staff. The garden has herbaceous borders, trout ponds, Victorian rockery, woodland garden vegetable parterre within an 18th century walled garden and much more.
Holcombe Rogus, Wellington, Tiverton
Sun 6 May

More details - Chevithorne Barton - Open Garden for NGS
Visit us during this exciting time of development. Newly planted areas complement walled garden, summer borders and woodland of rare trees and shrubs. In spring, garden features a large collection of magnolias, camellias, and rhododendrons.
Chevithorne Barton, Tiverton
Sun 6 May

More details - The Milverton Annual Street Fair BANK HOLIDAY Monday -  7th MAY 2018
A packed May Day of fun and bustle the length of Milverton Fore Street with roads shut off and over one hundred stalls. A day of entertainment, shopping, eating, street music and children activities with most importantly the FANCY HAT COMPETITION. All comers welcome to parade their fancy hats; with prizes for best!
FORE STREET MILVERTON, (Nr. TAUNTON), TA4 1JA
Mon 7 May

More details - Aller farm Williton - Open Garden in aid of St Margarets Hospice
This sunny, south-facing garden is surrounded by stone walls and sub-divided into five separate areas. The cliff garden is a three-sided quarry with old magnolias, figs and Judas trees, plus some newer acacias. There are many unusual or tender plants to spot, including different varieties of echiums.
Aller Farm House Williton TAUNTON Somerset
Sun 6 May

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 12 May and Sun 13 May

More details - Knightshayes Court - Golf, gardens and guides: Joyce, Lady Amory's story
Joyce, Lady Amory, the last member of the family to live at Knightshayes, left a tremendous legacy. Join us to discover the trail she blazed in women’s golf in the 1920’s and her role in creating the stunning infamous garden here.
Knightshayes Court, Bolham, Tiverton,
Today to Tue 1 May

More details - Knightshayes Court - Golf, gardens and guides: Joyce, Lady Amory's story
Joyce, Lady Amory, the last member of the family to live at Knightshayes, left a tremendous legacy. Join us to discover the trail she blazed in women’s golf in the 1920’s and her role in creating the stunning infamous garden here.
Knightshayes Court, Bolham, Tiverton,
Wed 2 May to Thu 31 May

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 Sun 29 Apr

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,
Mon 30 Apr to Thu 31 May

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 5 May and Sun 6 May

More details - Dunster Castle - Dunster Castle Uncovered
Go behind the ropes on this special tour. Take a peek behind closed doors and discover parts of the Castle you won’t have seen before on this 45 minute tour. Tours are running throughout the day and are not pre-bookable. Booking Not Needed.
Dunster Castle, Dunster, near Minehead,
Sat 5 May, Sun 6 May, Sat 12 May, Sun 13 May, Sat 19 May, Sun 20 May, Sat 26 May, Sun 27 May

More details - Holbrook Garden - Open Garden for NGS
2 acre s-facing garden on heavy clay, 35 yrs in the making. Diverse habitats and inspired by nature. Wet garden, stone garden, pink garden and woodland glades. Perfumes, songbirds and nests are everywhere in spring.
Holbrook Garden, Sampford Peverell
Fri 20 Apr, Sat 21 Apr, Fri 27 Apr, Sat 28 Apr

More details - 'Colours'
Artwork created by adults and young people with learning disabilities will be on show at the ‘Colours’ exhibition in The Orangery at Nynehead Court.
Stable Arts, Nynehead Court, Nynehead
Today to Mon 23 Apr, Wed 25 Apr to Mon 30 Apr

More details - Dance/Concert: Blowzabella + Naragonia
International folk legends Blowzabella celebrate 40 years with a weekend of workshops, sessions, concerts and dances at Halsway Manor – including this evening dance/concert. Plus special guests – Naragonia (Belgium), and the Blowzabella Workshop Dance Orchestra. The band prefer to play where people can dance.
Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, nr Crowcombe
Sat 12 May

More details - Books galore! Huge sale in aid of HomeStart West Somerset.
Our annual book sale is a huge event selling donated books - fiction, non fiction, vintage and children’s books. Volunteers are trained by HomeStart West Somerset - a local branch of the National Charity concentrating on befriending local families - to visit and support.
Avenue Methodist Church Hall, Minehead
Sat 21 Apr

More details - Happy Days
Goodbye grey skies, hello blue! Happy days are here again with Richie, Potsie, Ralph Malph and the unforgettable “king of cool” ...Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli.
The Wellesley, Mantle Street, Wellington.
Wed 9 May to Sat 12 May

More details - The Uffculme Show - Country Fair
THE Culm Valley Spring Event! An annual Country Fair with large display of Classic Cars & Vintage Machinery plus Kennel Club Dog Shows, a Fun Fair with various rides, and events ongoing through the day in the Main Ring. Held on the first Bank Holiday in May.
The Showfield, Bridwell Avenue, Uffculme, near Cullompton, Devon.
Mon 7 May

More details - Little Yarford Farmhouse - Open Garden for NGS
This unusual garden embraces a C17 house (not open) overgrown with climbing plants. A wealth of aquatic plants in 3 ponds.
Little Yarford Farmhouse, Taunton
Fri 11 May, Mon 14 May

More details - Little Yarford Farmhouse - Open Garden for NGS
This unusual garden embraces a C17 house (not open) overgrown with climbing plants. A wealth of aquatic plants in 3 ponds.
Little Yarford Farmhouse, Taunton
Sat 12 May and Sun 13 May

More details - Greencombe - Open Garden for NGS
An organic woodland garden of international renown, Greencombe stretches along a sheltered hillside and offers outstanding views over Porlock Bay. Moss covered paths meander through a collection of ornamental plants that flourish beneath a canopy of oaks, hollies, conifers and chestnuts.
Greencombe, Porlock
Wed 2 May, Wed 16 May, Wed 30 May

More details - Wood Barton - Open Garden for NGS
Established 2 acre arboretum with species trees on S-facing slope. Magnolias, 2 davidia, azaleas, camellias, rhododendrons, acers; several ponds and water feature. Autumn colour. New planting of woodland trees and bluebells opp house (this part not suitable for wheelchairs but dogs are welcome here).
Wood Barton, Kentisbeare
Sun 6 May, Mon 7 May

More details - Sparrows - Open Garden for NGS
Shaded cottage garden, full of interesting and unusual shrubs and plants. 3 very old copper beeches shade a collection of ferns and woodland plants; a path leads you to the middle lawn, then to a pretty view of the foothills of the Quantocks. Sit and have a cup of tea in one of the many nooks and crannies.
Sparrows, Bridgwater
Today

More details - Kia-Ora Farm & Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Charming, peaceful 10 acre garden with lawns, lakes and ponds. Water features with swans, ducks and other wildlife. Mature trees, shrubs, rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, roses, herbaceous borders and rockeries. Nursery avenue, novelty crazy golf.
Kia-Ora Farm & Gardens, Cullompton
Sun 29 Apr, Sun 6 May, Mon 7 May, Sun 13 May, Sun 27 May, Mon 28 May

More details - Garden talk in Aid of St Margaret's Hospice
David and Pauline Wright have developed their amazing garden over 25 years, and regularly welcome groups of visitors to share their peaceful all year round garden, This beautiful garden with all year interest has a variety of evergreen and deciduous trees, large wildlife pond and stream, and ornamental Koi Pond.
St. Margaret’s Hospice Academy, Heron Drive, Taunton
Thu 10 May

More details - Poetry Readings
Sit back, relax, and listen to some poetry in the place where Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote ’Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ and ’Kubla Khan’, and be inspired to write some of your own with quill and ink in Coleridge Cottage. Readings take place at 12.30, 2.30, and 4pm.
Coleridge Cottage, 35 Lime Street Nether Stowey
Mon 23 Apr, Mon 30 Apr, Mon 7 May

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 Apr, Mon 30 Apr, Mon 7 May

More details - Romantic Women
Samuel Taylor Coleridge - behind this great man were some great women whose stories are rarely told. From Dorothy Wordsworth, “all fire and ardour”, to Sara, his hard working wife who disappeared from his poetry altogether.
Coleridge Cottage, 35 Lime Street Nether Stowey
Wed 25 Apr, Wed 9 May

More details - Coleridge Cottage - Romantic Women
Samuel Taylor Coleridge - behind this great man were some great women whose stories are rarely told. The tale of their lives and their struggles during Coleridge’s time at the Cottage are revealed through these guided tours.
Coleridge Cottage, 35 Lime Street, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater,
Wed 25 Apr, Wed 9 May

More details - Coleridge Cottage - Cottage Uncovered
Discover the unusual, lesser-known tales of Coleridge Cottage and it’s strange history in these tours of the house and garden. Samuel Taylor Coleridge may be the Cottage’s most famous resident, but there’s much more to the Cottage’s history.
Coleridge Cottage, 35 Lime Street, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater,
Tue 1 May

More details - The Cottage Uncovered
Discover the unusual, lesser-known tales of Coleridge Cottage and it’s strange history in these tours of the house and garden. Samuel Taylor Coleridge may be the Cottage’s most famous resident, but there’s much more to the Cottage’s history.
Coleridge Cottage, 35 Lime Street Nether Stowey
Tue 1 May

More details - Coleridge Cottage - Garden Tours
There’s more to Coleridge than the Cottage. Discover the stories of the poet’s garden, and how it didn’t turn out quite how he planned... Hidden behind the Cottage exterior, there is a garden and wildflower meadow.
Coleridge Cottage, 35 Lime Street, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater,
Fri 4 May, Fri 18 May

More details - Coleridge Cottage - Dress Like a Georgian Day
Do you look perfect in a petticoat, or wonderful in a wig' Come and learn about Georgian clothing from volunteers in period costume. Find out what the Georgians used to wear, with the chance to try on our new selection of 18th century costumes in the Coleridge family rooms, and chat to volunteers in period dress.
Coleridge Cottage, 35 Lime Street, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater,
Sat 5 May

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 14 May, Mon 21 May, Mon 28 May

More details - Fyne Court - Somerset festival of nature at Fyne Court
Join us for two days of wildlife events, skills sessions and walks at Fyne Court. Together with our nature and conservation partners, the National Trust in Somerset will be kick-starting a month of wildlife fun.
Fyne Court, Broomfield, Bridgwater,
Sat 5 May

More details - Lunchtime Concert
A Somerset Day Celebration Gibby Swaine, Sue Watts, The Stoggy Men and Tom Mayberry, CE of Heritage SW Our wonderful county’s history and heritage will be celebrated in a specially extended hour long concert.
St John’s Church, Park Street, Taunton
Fri 11 May

More details - Speed Dating in Taunton
Taunton Speed Dating How speed dating in Taunton works A great event to go to is Speed Dating in Taunton. How it works is our friendly professional hosts will greet you and they will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the Speed Dating evening.
Mambo, Mill Lane
Tue 1 May

More details - A Concert for Parkinsons
A varied musical concert with The Taunton Military Wives Choir, Steel the Show, a steel band from the Blackdown Hills and Quintessential from Queens College. Licensed bar and Raffle
St Mary Magdalene Church Taunton
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Train Rides on our miniature railway at Vivary Park, Taunton, Somerset
Fun for all the family. Please see our website for details and timetable. www.tauntonme.org.uk
Vivary Park, Mount St. , Taunton
Sun 6 May, Sun 20 May, Sun 27 May, Sun 3 Jun

More details - Dunkeswell Airfield Heritage Centre
Come and see the narrative, photographs, video and artefacts that tell the story of the fight against the U-Boat in the Bay of Biscay by RAF Coastal Command and the USAAF and US Navy FAW 7.
Dunkeswell Heritage Centre, Dunkeswell Airfield, Honiton
Today to Sun 22 Apr, Thu 26 Apr to Sun 29 Apr, Thu 3 May to Sun 6 May, Thu 10 May to Sun 13 May, Thu 17 May to Sun 20 May, Thu 24 May to Sun 27 May

More details - West Country Clock & Watch Fairs
The West Country Clock & Watch Fairs are run by the Bristol Branch of the British Horological Institute (BHI)....... These Fairs have over forty tables of excellent clocks, watches and other horological items for sale.......
The Holiday Inn Taunton M5 Jct 25 Deane Gate Ave, Taunton Somerset
Sun 22 Apr

More details - The Jungle Book
Immersion Theatre The Jungle Book Sun 22 April, 2pm £10 / £8 Under 16’s / £30 Family of Four Following the success of Alice in Wonderland and Rapunzel, Immersion Theatre are thrilled to bring their trademark energy to their wildest show yet, a brand new musical adaptation of The Jungle Book!
Tacchi Morris Arts Centre
Sun 22 Apr

More details - An Evening with Shane Williams
Fri 4 May, 7:30pm £24 All tickets One of the biggest names in Welsh rugby, Shane Williams in second only to David Campese in the list of all-time international try scorers.
Tacchi Morris Arts Centre
Fri 4 May

More details - A Brave Face – Vamos Theatre
A Brave Face – Vamos Theatre Weds 9 May, 7:30pm £13 / £11 Concs. / £8 Students Afghanistan: 2009. Ryan is there to see the world, learn a trade, get a life. Training’s complete, combat is a buzz. But on one particular hot and desperate tour of duty, Ryan sees things he can’t talk about, to anyone.
Tacch-Morris Arts Centre, School Road, Monkton Heathfield, Taunton
Wed 9 May

More details - The Little Mermaid – Ballet Theatre UK
The Little Mermaid – Ballet Theatre UK Fri 11 May, 7:30pm £15 / £10 Students / £ Group bookings for Schools (Buy 10 tickets, get 1 free) Join Ballet Theatre UK on this dramatic re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s all-time favourite story of The Little Mermaid, who falls in love with a human Prince and gives
Tacch-Morris Arts Centre, School Road, Monkton Heathfield, Taunton
Fri 11 May

More details - The Thrill of Love - @2k Theatre
The Thrill of Love - @2k Theatre Thurs 17 – Sat 19 May, 7:30pm A divorcee with a young child to care for, Ruth works in the kind of nightclubs where there’s more than just a drink on offer. The girls work hard, play hard and dream of a movie-star life.
Tacch-Morris Arts Centre, School Road, Monkton Heathfield, Taunton
Thu 17 May to Sat 19 May

More details - Woodlands Castle Annual Wedding Fair 2018
Woodlands Castle Wedding Fair Sunday 29th April 2018 10.30am-2.30pm FREE ENTRY FREE PARKING FREE GOODY BAG FREE COCKTAIL FREE FOOD Wander this wedding extravaganza with over 50 sensational wedding suppliers offering everything from your dream dress, flowers, rings, photographers, entertainment and romantic...
Woodlands Castle, Ruishton, Taunton, Somerset
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Upottery Airfield Nissen Hut Heritage Centre
Visit a WW2 Nissen Hut and see the narrative, photographs, video and artefacts detailing the preparations by the US forces for D-Day. This is the airfield that the ’Band of Brothers’ trained and left from.
Upottery Airfield Nissen Hut Heritage Centre Cherryhayes farm Slough Lane
Today to Sun 27 May