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Things to do over half term

11 October 2017

Halloween Spooktacular at Cheddar Gorge & Caves

Halloween Spooktacular at Cheddar Gorge & Caves

The ghosts of Gough’s Cave have come out to play…

This year Cheddar Gorge & Caves has teamed up with the world-famous, Natural Theatre Company so you can meet a gaggle of ghouls, gossiping amongst the shadows in Gough’s Cave. Stumble across creepy and cheeky characters from the cave’s fascinating history.

21 – 29 October 2017

11.00am -3.00pm

Fright Nights – selected dates.

https://www.cheddargorge.co.uk/whats-on/halloween-spooktacular

Pumpkin Fest at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm

Pumpkin Fest at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm

We’re super pumped to invite you to Noah’s Ark for our first Pumpkin Fest this autumn Half Term. From the 21st – 28th October.

https://www.noahsarkzoofarm.co.uk/events/pumpkin-fest

 

Spooky Pumpkin Trail at Dunster Castle

Spooky Pumpkin Trail at Dunster Castle

Wander the gardens and solve the clues to complete the spooky trail. If you make it back you can claim your prize.

21 – 29 October, 10.00am – 4.00pm.

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunster-castle

Halloween at Crealy Great Adventure Park

Halloween at Crealy Great Adventure Park

Halloween is one of our favourite times of the year at Crealy and we can’t wait to welcome you for our most spooktacular event yet!  We will also be handing out over 30,000 free pumpkins to every child throughout the half term week and will be holding our annual pumpkin carving competition live on stage with great prizes to be won. What’s more, our Show Team will be performing their all-new Halloween Show live on stage for your entertainment.

21 – 29 October   10.00am – 5.30pm

https://www.crealy.co.uk/events/halloween-at-crealy

Dino Day at The Museum of Somerset

Dino Day at The Museum of Somerset

Dinosaur activities and craft, meet the expert, stories and dressing up

22 October

10.00 am – 5.00 pm

https://museumofsomerset.org.uk/

October Half Term Creepy Critters week at Puxton Park

October Half Term Creepy Critters week at Puxton Park

Running from 23-27 October Puxton Park is putting on a fright fest of creepy critters throughout the week.

Tuesday – The Creepy Crawly Show (www.thecreepycrawlyshow.co.uk) 2.00-3.00pm and 3.30-4.30pm
Wednesday – Crocodiles of the World (www.crocodilesoftheworld.co.uk) 12.00-12.45pm, 1.00-1.45pm,   2.00-2.45pm, 3-3.45pm

Thursday – Slithering Snakes from our Animal Team – 11.30am, 3.30pm
Friday – Beautiful bugs from our Animal Team – 11.30am, 3.30pm

https://www.puxton.co.uk/events

 

 

Things to do in October

27 September 2017

Farmers Markets

Local markets are a great way to buy local, fresh, seasonal food and drink – it’s a great way to meet the producer and find out more about the products you are buying.

Axbridge 7th October 9.00 – 1.00

Bridgwater every Friday 9.00 – 2.00

Burnham-on-Sea 27th October 9.00 – 1.00

Taunton every Thursday 9.00 – 3.00

Wells every Wednesday 9.00 – 2.00

Weston-super-Mare 14th October 9.00 – 12.30

Somerset villages: 9 of the prettiest to visit.

With historical pubs, quaint tearooms, iconic landmarks and thatched cottages, Somerset is home to some of the country’s most beautiful villages. Click on the link below to see nine of the prettiest to explore in the county.

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http://www.somerset-life.co.uk/out-about/places/somerset-villages-9-of-the-prettiest-to-visit-1-5009593

Country and Western Festival in Brean

Country & Western Festival in Brean

Friday 29th September to Thursday 5th October.

http://www.visitsomerset.co.uk/whats-on/country-and-western-festival-in-brean-p2196883

Eye-opener tour and tea at National Trust Fyne Court

Eye-opener tour and tea at National Trust Fyne Court

4th October and 18th October 2.00 – 4.00.

Please wear shoes suitable for walking and be prepared for inclement weather.  The walk may be uneven and hilly in parts, there are steep steps leading to the library.

Booking Essential – £10 per person, to include an afternoon tea in the library.
Fyne Court, Broomfield, Nr Bridgwater, TA5 2EQ

01823 451587

Avon Gorge Cruises and City Dock Tours

 Avon Gorge Cruises with Bristol Packet Boat Trips

For more information and October dates click on the link below.

http://www.bristolpacket.co.uk/october.html

 

Some Old Favourites for September

31 August 2017

Farmers Markets

Axbridge, Saturday 2 September, Market Square 9am – 1pm
Wells, every Wednesday, Market Place 9am – 2.30pm
Taunton, every Thursday, High Street 9am – 3pm
Bridgwater, Every Friday, Fore St, 9am – 2pm
Weston-super-Mare, Saturday 9 September
Burnham-on Sea, Friday 29 September, High Street 9am – 1pm

Markets & Car Boots

Brean Leisure Park, every Saturday and Sunday – open air market
Brean Leisure Park, every Tuesday – car boot
Brean Warren Farm, every Wednesday – open air market
Burnham-on-Sea Speedway Stadium, Thursday – car boot

 

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College Rd, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3HA

Open daily 9.00 – 5.00

www.bristolzoo.org.uk/

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Tyntesfield is a Victorian Gothic Revival house and estate near Wraxall, North Somerset, England. The house is a Grade I listed building named after the Tynte baronets, who had owned estates in the area since about 1500.

Wraxall, Tyntesfield, Bristol BS48 1NX

Open daily 10.00 – 6.00

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/tyntesfield

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Temples, lakes and formal beds, joint work of design greats Gertrude Jekyll and Sir Edward Lutyens.

Hestercombe, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton TA2 8LG

Open daily 10.00 – 6.00

https://www.hestercombe.com/

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Wells with the cathedral, bishop’s palace, Vicar’s Close and weekly market.

www.wellssomerset.com/

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Glastonbury, known for its ancient and medieval sites, is rich in myth and mysticism. Glastonbury Tor is linked to Arthurian legend and overlooks the Somerset Levels. Said to be King Arthur’s burial place, Glastonbury Abbey is a ruined monastery dating to the 7th century.

https://www.glastonbury.co.uk/

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Over 90 famous name stores offering up to 60% off, so you’ll find a fantastic range of men’s, women’s and children’s fashions and footwear plus gifts.

https://www.clarksvillage.co.uk

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Clevedon Pier was built in the Victorian hey-day to receive paddle steamer passengers from Devon and Wales.

http://clevedonpier.co.uk/

Garden Centres

Sanders Garden Centre
Bristol Road
Brent Knoll
Burnham-on-Sea Somerset TA9 4HJ

Open:
Garden Centre:
Monday to Saturday – 9.00 to 6.00
Sunday – 10.30 to 4.30

Restaurant:
Monday to Saturday – 9.00 to 5.00
Sunday – 10.00 to 4.00

https://www.wyevalegardencentres.co.uk/stores/sanders-2176/

Hutton Garden Centre
6 Banwell Rd, Hutton, Weston-super-Mare BS24 9UB

Open:
Monday to Saturday 9.00 – 5.30
Sunday 10.30 – 4.30
http://www.huttongardencentre.co.uk/

Banwell Garden Centre
Castle Hill, Banwell BS29 6NX

Open:
Monday to Friday 8.30 – 5.30
Saturday 9.00 – 5.30
Sunday 10.00 – 4.30

http://banwellgardencentre.co.uk/

Cheddar Garden Centre
Draycott Rd, Cheddar BS27 3RU

Open:
Garden Centre:
Monday to Saturday – 9.00 to 6.00
Sunday – 10.30 to 4.30

Restaurant:
Monday to Saturday – 9.00 to 5.00
Sunday – 10.00 to 4.00

https://www.wyevalegardencentres.co.uk/stores/cheddar-2249/

Cadbury Garden Centre
Smallway, Congresbury BS49 5AA

Open:
Garden Centre:
Monday to Saturday – 9.00 to 6.00
Sunday – 10.30 to 4.30

Restaurant:
Monday to Saturday – 9.00 to 5.00
Sunday – 10.00 to 4.00

https://www.wyevalegardencentres.co.uk/stores/cadbury-2254/

Monkton Elm Garden Centre
Monkton Heathfield, Taunton TA2 8QN

Open:

Monday to Saturday 9.00 – 5.30
Sunday 10.15 – 4.15

http://www.monktonelmgardencentre.co.uk/

 

Boathouse Bulletin: September

30 August 2017

The weather might be on the down turn, but we’re keeping the entertainment hot at the Boathouse the September!

We’re welcoming back a whole host of old friends this September, including the fantastic cabaret headliner LYNN SWEET who’s kickstarting the month with her repertoire of iconic numbers.

Also returning to the Boathouse are Michael Buble and Robbie Williams Tribute artist MAX HUTTON, female vocalist SAMMY JO and comedian ALLAN ROBERTS to name just a few!

We close off the month by introducing a new face to Lakeside, SAM SOUTHALL, who’ll be here to entertain you for the first time – I hope you’ll all make him welcome!

Boathouse Bulletin September

With a wide range of shows at the Boathouse this Autumn season, we’re sure there’s something you’ll love! Be sure you head down to check out our latest evening entertainment at Lakeside this September.

Fri 1st September

LYNN SWEET
Female Vocals

Sat 2nd September

MAX HUTTON
Male Vocals

Fri 8th September

RHOD LEWIS
Guitar Vocalist

Sat 9th September

CAZ KRELLE
Female Vocals

Fri 15th September

MUSIC BINGO
Sing Along and Win

Sat 16th September

ALLAN ROBERTS
Comedian

Fri 22nd September

SAMMY JO
Female Vocalist

Sat 23rd September

TRENA MARIE
Famale Vocals

Fri 29th September

SARAH YEO 
Guitar Vocals

Sat 30th September

SAM SOUTHALL
Male Vocals

Boathouse Bulletin: August

01 August 2017

We’re excited to announce our stellar Boathouse line up for August. We’re welcoming back a whole host of old friends and some new faces for this jam-packed summer holiday extravaganza!

We kick off this month by welcoming the amazing voice of KAY SAVANNAH – voted the best voice of Birmingham 2016 Kay is not one to miss!

We’re also pleased to be welcoming back lots of old friends to the Boathouse, including the rocking BEAVER, the sensational KELLY SURETTI and the madcap mayhem master himself, Britain’s Got Talent Finalist MATT EDWARDS!

And make sure you don’t miss our August Bank Holiday special where we’ll have three nights of fantastic tribute acts to entertain you! Featuring tributes to Adele, Katy Perry and Madonna!

Boathouse Bulletin August

With a wide range of shows at the Boathouse this summer season, we’re sure there’s something you’ll love! Be sure you head down to check out our latest evening entertainment at Lakeside this August.

Tue 1st August

KAY SAVANNAH
Vocalist

Fri 4th August

BEAVER
Guitar Vocals

Sat 5th August

RICHIE AUSTIN
Comedy Magic

Sun 6th August

VOODOO
Live Music Duo

Tue 8th August

PAUL BIRCH
Vocal Entertainer

Fri 11th August

MARCUS T
Update Modern Vocals

Sat 12th August

NATALIE MARIE
Female Vocalist

Sun 13th August

KARL MORGAN
Male Vocals

Tue 15th August

KELLY SURETTI
Female Vocals

Fri 18th August

JASON HOWARD
Vocals

Sat 19th August

PAUL BURLING
Comedy Impressionist

Sun 20th August

MATT EDWARDS
Madcap Comedy

Tue 22nd August

MAT ROBERTS
Guitar Vocals

Fri 25th August

KAT BLAY
Tribute to Katy Perry

Sat 26th August

TASHA LEAPER
Tribute to Madonna

Sun 27th August

LUCY WINTER
Tribute to Adele

Tue 29th August

CARLA
Female Vocals