What better way to kick off the Summer holidays than to let you know all about the events and festivities Somerset has to offer? Packed full of food and drink, entertainment and culture, there’s something her for everyone to enjoy.
The Royal Navy International Air Day – 13th July, Yeovilton
The Royal Naval Air Station will open its doors on Saturday 13th July to over 30,000 visitors for an entire day of family fun and entertainment. From trade stalls to arena displays, helicopter flights and fairground rides we all know and love, there will be a wide range of interactive displays and other educational ground attractions. There will be a five hour flying display and you even have the chance to meet the Armed Forces personnel and if you’re extra lucky, you may even get to see the equipment they use up close.
Victorian explorers with Exmoor Zoo at Dunster Castle – 25th July to 31st August, Dunster
Learn all about the Victorian age and their exploration at Dunster Castle this Summer. Perfect if you love animals, big bugs and all sorts of creepy crawlies.
Summer at Cheddar Gorge & Caves – 20th July to 1st September, Cheddar
Only a short drive from Strawberryfield Park, ever so famous Cheddar Gorge hosts an array of exciting activities throughout the Summer including prehistoric dress up, clay thumb pot making and much more. Learn all about the caves, their history and see where Cheddar cheese was accidentally invented and is matured today. You can save up to 15% off when you book online, and this event is even included if you purchase a day ticket.
Summer Trails – 24th July to 1st September, Wells
Bishop’s Palace has an array of history and with every bishop throughout the years, meant a new legacy added to the beautiful gardens we see today. Every year, the palace holds the summer trails and every week of the holidays is different based on a theme. This not only encourages the children to explore the gardens, learn about them but also meet new friends.
Wells Theatre Festival – 11th July to 14th July, Wells
If the comedy festival wasn’t enough, Wells are hosting their annual theatre festival and we’re thrilled! Ideal for people of all ages with a love for theatre, this event is steered towards those who wish to hone their skills or learn new ones.
Terrific Tuesday – Circus Fun – 30th July, Taunton
Try your hand at circus skills, create crafts in the orangery and be entertained by Cirque de Silk who will perform a daring and brilliant aerialist show in the gardens. A different experience for the family and something new to enjoy together.
Weston Lions Club Real Ale and Cider Festival – 26th July to 28th July, Weston Super Mare
Escape the hectic Summer holidays this July with this three-day event held on the beach Lawns. This event offers the perfect excuse to sample some of Somerset’s and the South West’s finest real ales and ciders. Throughout the weekend, purchase food from a variety of outlets and stalls and on Friday and Saturday evening, dance along to live rock pop bands and on Sunday enjoy an afternoon of live jazz. There is an entry fee of £1 during the day and £3 after 5pm and all donations will go toward Cancer Research UK, Children’s Hospice South West and in partnership with Weston Mercury – Go Kids Go. Families and children are all welcome and with every adult priced drink, you get a children’s drink for free.
Somerton Music and Arts Festival – 5TH July to 14th July, Various Locations
Over eight days this July, the Somerton Music & Adults Festival returns for another year with a variety of events. To kick start the event, a concert will be held by the amazing A Capella group ‘The Sons of Pitches’ in St Michael and All Angels Church. If you’re a fan of music and the arts, you really shouldn’t miss this one! For further information, please visit their website.
Somerset Street Food Festival – 26th July to 28th July, Weston Super Mare
Roll into the weekend of delicious food and refreshing drinks by the sea in Weston-Super-Mare this Summer. Street food, Mexican, Italian, Spanish, Vegan, gluten free, vegetarian, you name it, it’s there!