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.
Thursday 26 May
A inaugural walk to explore Dundon Beacon with the people and parish of Compton Dundon. The latest SWT parish co-operative.
Saturday 28 May
Guided walk starting at the Merry Harriers Pub to launch the new Quants Wild Walk. Joint event with the Blackdown Hills AONB to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their formation.
Sunday 29 May
Have you ever had a go at geocaching? Why not come along to a fun geocaching event at our Black Rock reserve to find out what its all about and have a go at finding the geocaches on site.
Tuesday 31 May - Friday 3 June
John Muir wild week in Taunton- CANCELLED
Come along with your children to experience the wildlife of Somerset. Find out what is in the friendly Moth traps and identify the night visitors. The reptile & amphibian group will also be on hand to give information on Somerset's inhabitants. . There will also be children's activities and puzzles.
Wednesday 1 June - Saturday 4 June
Magnificent Meadows stall will be at the Bath and West show. There will be activities for all the family and a chance to visit our newly created wildflower meadow!
Saturday 4 June
Somerset’s Avalon Marshes is a landscape full of wildlife and history. This
special event is a celebration of this magical landscape which includes
talks, films and presentations by experts and personalities.
A walk around the lanes at Upton near Long Sutton.
Join the performers from FUSE as they lead you astray with their madcap interpretation of a wildlife walk. Fear not as Route to the River Tone's Nick Tomlinson will be on hand to unravel the truth from their stories of the charismatic wildlife that lives along the river Tone.
Westbury Quarry is located on the Mendip Hills above the village of Westbury. Quarry manager Nigel Taylor has taken an active interest in the wildlife on the site, which is an SSSI. The flora includes a range of orchids and the quarry face has been the site of nesting peregrines in the past few years. Booking essential.