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We have loads of great wildlife events for adults, kids and families in Somerset. Hopefully the list below will give you lots of ideas for things to do, and give you more information about the interesting and fun activities you can take part in. Take a look at what's on below.

Trouble finding your way?

Because some of our events and things to do are held in the wilds of Somerset they include a grid reference as a meeting point - post codes are too imprecise. To see the location for the activity on a map go to Street Map and type in the grid reference (e.g. ST456437 no spaces.) If you zoom out you will first see the OS Explorer and Landranger maps which have more detail and then larger scale maps. Go to Street Map now.


National Meadows Day Celebrations

Saturday 1 July

Join us to celebrate National Meadows Day and explore the wealth of wildlife at our Bishops Meadow reserve. 

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Guided Visit to Langford Heathfield Somerset Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve

Friday 9 June

Christine and Ian Loudon will lead visiting parts of the reserve where the star species should be thousands of Heath-spotted Orchids as well as Pale Dog violets, Lousewort, Bog Pimpernel. Milkwort, Slender St John's Wort and several sedges. Possibly some early Ringlet and Marbled White butterflies.

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Wildlife Talk (tbc)

Tuesday 10 October

Illustrated Wildlife Talk. Further details to be
made available shortly on our website.

Somerset's Wildlife Gardens - Broomclose

Saturday 17 June - Sunday 18 June

Broomclose, a stunning Arts and Craft house, has a garden divided into idyllic pockets, from the Camelia Walk to the vegetable garden, described as “bee heaven” by local beekeepers due to the huge array of bee friendly plants. The garden looks over Porlock vale which is a site of specific interest.

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Bath & West Show

Tuesday 30 May - Saturday 3 June

Pop in to say hello if you're at the show this year - our Save Our Magnificent Meadows team will be in the horticulutre section with fun activities and talking all things meadows and wildlife gardening!

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Somerset's Wildlife Gardens - Ball Copse Hall

Sunday 2 July

Ball Copse Hall has one of the most breathtaking views in the county. The enormous sky stretches over the Quantock and Polden hills with Brent Knoll to the side. It is understandable as to why it was chosen as a military hospital in the war as the hope was that the views would heal everything!

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Herbal Plant Walk

Tuesday 30 May

A stroll around Monks Ford at Wookey with medical herbalist Bet Partridge looking at healing and other plants.  Should be time to look around the goat farm and buy some of their excellent cheese and other products too!

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Somerset's Wildlife Gardens - The Miller's House

Saturday 27 May

If you would like to see a beautiful wildlife pond then come to the Miller’s House. This atmospheric mill pond provided a way of life in years gone by and now it is a stunning place full of dragon flies and wild flowers.

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Meadows Fun Day

Come along for some family activities and nature trails at our beautiful Black Rock  nature reserve nestled in the Mendips.  

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Somerset's Wildlife Gardens - Model Farm

Sunday 9 July

Model Farm is a beautiful 4 acre garden that has been lovingly created in the last 7 years. Owners David and Roz planted 700 trees and a wild flower meadow as well as numerous stunning flower beds.

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