Posts categorised as Site News

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


Fri 4th August

Guitar Vocals

Sat 5th August

Comedy Magic

Sun 6th August

Live Music Duo

Tue 8th August

Vocal Entertainer

Fri 11th August

Update Modern Vocals

Sat 12th August

Female Vocalist

Sun 13th August

Male Vocals

Tue 15th August

Female Vocals

Fri 18th August


Sat 19th August

Comedy Impressionist

Sun 20th August

Madcap Comedy

Tue 22nd August

Guitar Vocals

Fri 25th August

Tribute to Katy Perry

Sat 26th August

Tribute to Madonna

Sun 27th August

Tribute to Adele

Tue 29th August

Female Vocals

What’s on in August

28 July 2017

Summer of Fun at Puxton Park

Summer of Fun at Puxton Park

Puxton Park has an action packed summer ready for you.

Arts and Crafts every Monday. Every Monday our talented team will run craft sessions between 11-4 pm

Disco Steve every Tuesday. Disco Steve brings bubbles, games magic, dancing and competitions to Puxton every Tuesday 11-12 and 1-2 pm (except August 1st)

Disco Queen every Wednesday. For dance routines, dressing up and boogying on down, join the Disco Queen every Wednesday 11-12 and 1-2 pm

Nutty Noah every Thursday. Grab a seat and hold onto your pants!! Nutty Noah brings a mixture of magic, music and comedy to Puxton every Thursday (except 24th August). Shows at 11.30 and 2 pm.

Animal Antix. A chance to meet our animals up close, make toys for them and see how our animal team lovingly care for them. Shows at 11 and 3 pm and times throughout the day.

No need to book in advance, just come in and see us!

Scott May’s Daredevil Stunt Show

Scott May’s Daredevil Stunt Show is a fast moving, action packed show with monster truck destruction, Europe’s only monster ride-truck, the human cannonball, car-crushing action from Thundertrax, a tank/monster truck hybrid, motorcycle, quad and all-terrain buggy jumps, amazing fire stunts, two-wheel driving displays with cars, buggies and quads and much, much more.


Glastonbury Abbey: King Arthur Workshop

Glastonbury Abbey: King Arthur Workshop

King Arthur themed interactive family drama workshop with Kay and Bill Wych, members of our Living History Team – Travel back in time for a King Arthur themed interactive family drama workshop. Great fun for the whole family, enjoy discovering the past in unique style. An opportunity to discover the legend of the famous King Arthur from a new angle. Normal admission applies.


Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset

From:   1 Aug 2017 To 1 Aug 2017
From:   8 Aug 2017 To 8 Aug 2017
From:   15 Aug 2017 To 15 Aug 2017
From:   22 Aug 2017 To 22 Aug 2017
From:   29 Aug 2017 To 29 Aug 2017

 Summer Activities at the Fleet Air Arm Museum

Summer Activities at the Fleet Air Arm Museum

Make and Take Activities – Make a camouflage helicopter, Dazzle paint an aircraft carrier or design an aeroplane fridge magnet. Available weekdays from 1st – 25th August at 2pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Mini Beast Safari at Ham Wall

Mini Beast Safari at Ham Wall

Mini Beast Safari at Ham Wall,  RSPB Summer Holiday Club

Tuesday 1, 8 and 29 August 11 am to 12.30 pm and 2 pm to 3.30 pm

RSPB members £2 per child Non RSPB members £3 per child

Come on a morning bug hunt to find out what is lurking in the undergrowth and explore the hidden world of everything that crawls, slithers and buzzes. Butterflies, beetles, worms and snails – who knows what we will find?

No booking required

Car park charges apply for non RSPB Members

Meet at the RSPB Welcome Building in the Ham Wall car park (postcode BA6 9SX)

Family Fun Friday – ‘Wacky Weather’ at The Bishops Palace

Family Fun Friday – ‘Wacky Weather’ at The Bishops Palace Wells

Get creative with weather-based crafts this Family Fun Friday. Activities will include making Rainbows, Wind Socks and Wall Hanging. Grab your time slot ticket upon arrival and then head over to the Stable Yard Room to join in the fun.

Included in admission

4 August 10.30 – 3.00.

 Nature by Canoe at Ham Wall

Nature by Canoe at Ham Wall

Join a qualified instructor and an expert wildlife guide on this unique opportunity to experience this amazing nature reserve by canoe! No experience needed.

Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 August

One hour tours between 10am and  3pm

RSPB members £13; Non RSPB members £15         RSPB child members £8; Non RSPB child £10

RSPB Nature Reserve Ham Wall
Ashcott Road

Tel: 01458 860494

For more details of how to book visit and look at our what’s on section of the webpage.

Bubble Rush 2017

Bubble Rush 2017

5 August 11.00 – 16.00

Bubble Rush at APEX Park in Burnham-on-Sea is family-friendly 5k course with four coloured foam stations along the route. Bubble Rush events raise much-needed funds for local hospices. It’s a great way for friends, families and colleagues to enjoy a foamy day out and help Weston Hospicecare.

You will receive a free Bubble Rush white t-shirt for you to wear as you run, hop, dance, crawl or walk around the course. Bubblers (participants) are set off in waves of 150 to tackle the run and a huge amount of bubbles.

Before you start our MC’s will get you in the mood and the atmosphere will be buzzing! There will also be the opportunity to purchase plenty of colourful merchandise at the bubble village.

Wave Times:
Blue wave 12pm – registrations open at 11am
Green wave 1pm – registrations open at 12pm

PLEASE NOTE: Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult (aged 18 and over) who is also taking part in the event.

Sooty Meet & Greet at Brean Leisure Park

Sooty Meet & Greet at Brean Leisure Park

9 August 2017

Come along to Brean Leisure Park and meet CITV’s Richard Cadell and Sooty. This is your chance to have your photo taken with the legendary character of television and stage Sooty!


Sooty Shows
11am – Park welcome from Sooty
2pm – Sooty stage show
4pm – Mascot meet and greet (photo oppurunities)

Entry is FREE and held at the Sooty TV Studio at Brean Theme Park.

The High Dive Show at Crealy Great Adventure Park

The High Dive Show at Crealy Great Adventure Park

14 Aug 2017 – 19 Aug 2017

Experience our all-new High Dive Show this summer, an event direct from the USA that is set to wow the crowds. Watch in awe as the troupe perform intricate and tricky dives from high above the small pool below.

The High Dive Show will take place three times daily (11.30am, 1.30pm, & 3pm) every Monday – Saturday throughout the summer holidays.

This event will be included within your admission cost and will be free for members.

Family Fun Friday – ‘Dastardly Dragons’ at The Bishops Palace

Family Fun Friday – ‘Dastardly Dragons’ at The Bishops Palace

18 August  10.30am to 3pmIf you’re looking to keep little ones entertained then head along to this week’s Family Fun Friday.  We’re making crafty pieces based on ‘Dastardly Dragons’ in the Stable Yard Room. Don’t forget to follow the trail to The Dragon’s Lair afterwards if you want to play outside too!

Included in admission – just collect a time slot ticket from the Shop upon arrival.

Family Fun Friday – ‘Crazy Castles’ at The Bishops Palace

Family Fun Friday – ‘Crazy Castles’ at The Bishops Palace

25 August 10.30 – 3.00

It’s the final Family Fun Friday of the school holidays, so get set for your Bank Holiday Weekend with our ‘Crazy Castles’ craft activities in the Stable Yard Room!

This week, we’ll be making crazy castles, models and a Bishop’s Palace mobile, so make sure you stop by and collect a time slot ticket from the Shop on arrival.

Included in admission.

Kidsfest! at Animal Farm Adventure Park

Kidsfest! at Animal Farm Adventure Park

26 – 28 August 09.00 – 19.00

Kidsfest is back again! After a fabulous event weekend, we are ready to welcome you again to Kidsfest August! Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th & Bank Holiday Monday 28th August!

Packed with entertainment, music, crafts, disco, performers & more!

Tickets online now FLASH SALE just £11! Also 3 day tickets £22! WHILE STOCKS LAST!



What’s on in July

27 June 2017

Farmers Markets

Saturday 1st Axbridge 9.00 – 1.00
Wednesday 5th Wells 9.00 – 2.30
Friday 7th Bridgwater 9.00 – 2.00
Saturday 8th Brent Knoll Parish Hall 10.00 – 12.00
Wednesday 12th Wells 9.00 – 2.00
Friday 14th Bridgwater 9.00 – 2.00
Saturday 15th Cheddar 9.00 – 1.00
Wednesday 19th Wells 9.00 – 2.00
Friday 21st Bridgwater 9.00 – 2.00
Wednesday 26th Wells 9.00 – 2.00
Friday 28th Bridgwater 9.00 – 2.00
  Burnham 9.00 – 1.00


Sunday 1st


Picnic in the Park, Manor Gardens, Burnham

RNLI & 999 Emergency Services Day Weston-super-Mare

The Beach Lawns will have displays and demonstrations of their work with a visit by the Great Western Air Ambulance.  There will also be a market with stalls for the children and crafts


Saturday 8th Kids Fest Grand Pier Weston-super-Mare

Giant Dinosaur, Bouncy Castle, Craft Area & Hand Wall, Face Painting, Balloon Modelling, Giant Games, Dinosaur Appearance, Unlimited Rides, Dinosaur Trail.


RNAS Yeovilton Air Day

Over five hours of flying displays, formation display teams and aerobatics.   Airshow favourites: The Red Arrows, Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster and the Swiss Air Force national display team.  See aircraft on the ground, meet the pilots and sit in the cockpit, engineering fairs, defence technology exhibitions, Service displays, trade stalls and arena displays. For the thrill seekers, simulators, fairground rides and helicopter flights.


Sunday 9th North Somerset Model Show Weston Helicopter Museum

See a world in miniature.  Everything from classic cars to Daleks and wartime vehicles to superheroes and there will be plenty of helicopters and aeroplanes too!  Some helicopter cockpits will be open and there will be helicopter flights along the coastline and to see Weston-super-Mare in miniature!

Sunday 16th Cream Tea in the Garden Burnham Hospital

Come and join us at the hospital from 2pm on Sunday 16th July. Cream Teas, Bottle Stall, Cake Stall, Table Top Sale, “Make & Take” craft making, Face Painting, Raffle.


Friday 21st Somerset Gin Festival, Westlands Festival

Friday Evening Session: 6pm – 11pm

Our first ever Gin Festival will be serving up over 100 different gins plus live music and masterclasses from industry experts!

Age restriction: Persons under the age of 18 years will not be permitted ticketed entry to the festival.


Saturday 22nd

Sunday 23rd

Backalong Avalon

Saturday – Theatrical Combat Workshop with a Sword Play School on the beach from 2.00.

Sunday the fayre on the Esplanade starts at 12.00 with the arrival of the Queen and her Court and the King and his Knights at 2.00.

Location: Burnham beach and Esplanade to the right of the Pavilion.


Saturday 29th

Sunday 30th

Isleport Steam & Vintage Working Show

The Isleport Steam & Vintage Working Show with vintage steam, agricultural and other nostalgic vehicles no longer in daily use in our fields or on our roads. This year the show has Tractor Pulling.


How to Spend April in Somerset

30 March 2017

We’ve well and truly sprung into Spring and with the days lasting that little bit longer, there’s even more for you to do and see this April. We’ve scoured the local events and have found the top things to do for the month!


1st April – Hunt down some Cadbury Easter eggs with a twist… follow the story of Peter Pan and Captain Hook and try not to get eaten by the crocodile or captured by pirates at Dunster Castle!

Easter-Egg-Hunt Dunster Castle

1st April – Get a taste of Somerset history at the Axbridge market in the 400 year old market square in the centre of the ancient town.

axbridge market

2nd April – Learn about the amazing world of flight and handle owls and other birds of prey with a bubble show for extra entertainment at The Helicopter Museum.

Birds of Prey

7th, 14th, 21st and 28th April – watch 2016 Premier League champions and league cup winners Somerset Rebels at Somerset Speedway

Somerset Speedway

15th April – With the very best views from the Grand Pier and optional upgrades to include a three course meal, experience this amazing spectacular fireworks display set out to sea.

Somerset Spectacular Pier Fireworks at Sea

15th April – Get the whole family together for a Gruffalo themed day out including an appearance from the Gruffalo himself, a woodland themed Easter Egg hunt, face painting, helter skelter and more at Minehead Railway Station.

Gruffalo themed day out

23rd April – You can’t go to the seaside without having fish and chips so why not hop on and enjoy a fish and chip lunch aboard a steam train excursion from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead and back.

Fish and Chip Special Somerset Railway

28th April – Indulge in some local produce and bag yourself a bargain at Burnham-on-Sea Farmers’ Market in the centre of this quaint seaside town.

Burnham on Sea Farmers Market

29th April – Step back in time with Taunton Garrison at the Living History Camp and experience what life was like during the Civil War with battle re-enactments and weapons demonstrations through the day at Dunster Castle.

Dunster Castle Civil War Weekend

30th April – An event for all dog lovers and an opportunity to raise money for Happy Landings Animal Shelter, the Festival of Dogs is a free event with a dog show, agility performance and a range of activities and stalls!

Festival of Dogs



Boathouse Bulletin: April

06 March 2017

We’re back! Another season begins at Lakeside and we’re kicking off 2017 with a fantastic line-up for you at The Boathouse, including performances from hot new music, comedy and magic acts…

 We’re thrilled to welcome back SAMMY SHEPHERD on Saturday 1st April shortly followed by the return of KELLY SURETTI and MATT SUMMER the following week. We also have exciting new performances from vocal duo LA2 on Saturday 15th and Madcap Mayhem returns with MATT EDWARDS on Sunday 16th for some comedic magic tricks.

MUSIC BINGO will also be returning this season with our first evening on Friday 21st where you can sing along to win!

Don’t miss out on new acts performing live music from KARL MORGAN, FACE 2 FACE and exciting stunts from international magician and illusionist OLLIE COLLINS at the end of the month.

karma delacyLA2








We have an array of performances in April that are sure to delight and some new faces to The Boathouse too – be sure you head down to check out our latest evening entertainment at Lakeside in April.


Sat 1st April

Male Vocalist

Fri 7th April

Female Vocalist

Sat 8th April

Vocal Entertainer

Tues 11th April

Guitar Vocalist

Fri 14th April

Upbeat Modern Vocals

Sat 15th April

Vocal Duo

Sun 16th April

Madcap Mayhem

Fri 21st April

Sing Along and Win!

Sat 22nd April

Vocal Performer

Fri 28th April

Guitar Vocals

Sat 29th April

Live Music Duo

Sun 30th April

Magic and Illusions