Spring is around the corner, which means brighter days, beautiful pink blossom adorned on trees and Easter celebrations with friends and family. Now is the perfect time to plan your springtime adventures and we’re here to give you some inspiration on some upcoming events around Somerset.
For any nature lovers or gardening fanatics, this fare is the best place to experience (and purchase!) some beautiful, unique plants. Rare plants are usually found in remote nurseries that may be hard to travel to, so this is the perfect chance to marvel at what they have on offer, with all plants nurtured by specialist growers who are happy to offer advice. The fare is also held in The Bishop’s Palace, with 14 acres of stunning, tranquil gardens it’s a delight to visit with friends and family.
The Bishop’s Palace, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2PD
Sunday, 20th March 2022
Dunster castle is a wonderful place to visit with children this spring. The terraced garden displays varieties of Mediterranean and subtropical plants, while the tranquil riverside wooded garden below, with its natural play area, leads to the historic working watermill. There are panoramic views over the Bristol Channel and surrounding countryside from the castle and grounds. The ‘Easter adventures’ nature trail is returning this year, where there is lots of fun to be had with your family as you discover tropical plants, cosy dens and learn about the bats that live in the castle. You will of course have a chocolate reward waiting for you when you complete the trail!
Dunster, Minehead TA24 6NY
Saturday 9th April 2022
This is a fantastic way to celebrate International Women’s Day in March, get some friends together and join others in trying an array of new activities! The In It Together project will be holding the ‘Taunton Taster Activity Day!’ for local women to come and try a variety of taster sessions. Activities range from Zumba, to exercise classes in the parkroom, to different activities on the outdoor space opposite The Weir Cafe. There will also be a special celebratory parkrun at 9:00am to celebrate International Women’s Day.
C.O.A.C.H, French Weir Park, Taunton, TA1 1AW
Saturday 5th March 2022
Make this Easter magical for your little ones by visiting The East Somerset Railway, where there will be story time sessions with Peter Rabbit, led by a narrator on the platform. You can also ride the steam train, have a look around the museum and workshop, and pick up a souvenir in the shop to remember the day. There is also lots of outdoor space with a play park and freshly refurbished Station Café, so perfect if you want to relax with coffee and cake or bring a picnic to share with friends and family.
Cranmore Railway Station, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4QP
20 Apr 2022
The Yeo Valley Organic Gardens is a wonderful place to visit for a springtime walk, with six and a half acres of gardens, its aim is to demonstrate that it is possible to garden 100% organically and still retain a strong sense of design, colour, and fun. In spring the woodland is filled with snowdrops, wood anemones, primroses and bluebells with hundreds of tulips giving colour throughout the garden. It’s the perfect spot to have a relaxed stroll and catch up with a friend.
Yeo Valley Organic Garden, Holt Farms, Bath Road, BS40 7SQ
27 Apr – 30 Sep 2022
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