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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

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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

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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

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

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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.

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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.

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

Garden Centres

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

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

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

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

Monday to Saturday 9.00 – 5.30
Sunday 10.30 – 4.30

Banwell Garden Centre
Castle Hill, Banwell BS29 6NX

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

Cheddar Garden Centre
Draycott Rd, Cheddar BS27 3RU

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

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

Cadbury Garden Centre
Smallway, Congresbury BS49 5AA

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

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

Monkton Elm Garden Centre
Monkton Heathfield, Taunton TA2 8QN


Monday to Saturday 9.00 – 5.30
Sunday 10.15 – 4.15


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

Female Vocals

Sat 2nd September

Male Vocals

Fri 8th September

Guitar Vocalist

Sat 9th September

Female Vocals

Fri 15th September

Sing Along and Win

Sat 16th September


Fri 22nd September

Female Vocalist

Sat 23rd September

Famale Vocals

Fri 29th September

Guitar Vocals

Sat 30th September

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


Fri 4th August

Guitar Vocals

Sat 5th August

Comedy Magic

Sun 6th August

Live Music Duo

Tue 8th August

Vocal Entertainer

Fri 11th August

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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.