Somerset Wildlife Trust

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Practical Events

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.


Saturday 19 May

Major fund-raiser for SWT. Wide variety of plants for sale as well as cakes and preserves. Please donate good quality, labelled plants & homemade produce. Offers of help appreciated.

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Come and help your local wildlife by clearning the park of plastics and other litter. Wear old clothes, everyone welcome

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Come and make a Bee Hotel and a "pop-up" meadow and discover more about the essential role that wildlife plays in our food and flowers

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Fundraising event to support the Somerset Wildlife Trust through the sale of cream teas and plant sales. Come and join us for a pleasant afternoon in a Somerton garden.

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Come and cycle around the lanes and back streets of Taunton, discover the green areas and quiet places of the County Town. 

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Come and discover the bats that live near the centre of Taunton and make it their home.

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Sunday 20 May

This Naturally Healthy Month join us for a walk around Quants nature reserve in the beautiful Blackdowns and discover its amazing wildlife, history and landscape.



This Naturally Healthy Month, do something active, while helping wildlife at the same time. Help us do practical conservation work to create the habitat needed for wildlife and join us to clear scrub and thistles that have grown back on Dundon Hill. 

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Come and cycle around the lanes and back streets of Taunton, discover the green areas and quiet places of the County Town. 

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Come and explore Longrun Meadow and find out about the wildflowers and bees that grow and live there. Suitable for all ages

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Tuesday 22 May

Join us for a family friendly wildlife walk around Longrun Meadow with us and SUSTRANS - a UK sustainable transport charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle.

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Discover the wildlife and plants of Whatcombe Fields whilst helping to compile a list of the species that the Fields support, to help shape ongoing management. Joint event with SOS Frome.

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Thursday 24 May

A lively and entertaining fundraising evening that will literally open your ears to the fascinating world of birdsong, brought to you by well-known Tweet of the Day authors Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss.

For more information about the event, please click here

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Saturday 26 May

Hillcrest has stunning gardens and a beautiful meadow created and looked after by passionate wildlife gardeners. It is an essential wildlife haven that attracts and protects the local species that in turn gives so much joy to everyone that visits!

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Sunday 27 May

This Naturally Healthy Month, unwind and enjoy being present in the moment by learning the art of mindfullness. Come and enjoy a mindfulness session in Longrun Meadow. Take part in gentle mindful movements and spend time being mindful of the nature around you.



Hillcrest is a beautiful garden created by it’s passionate wildlife gardeners. It is an essential haven that attracts and protects the local wildlife that in turn gives so much joy to everyone that visits!

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Tuesday 29 May

This Naturally Healthy Month join us at the coast to meet colourful crabs, amazing anemones and other critters living in Helwell Bay’s rockpools. All equipment will be provided and experts will be on hand to help you identify what you find. 

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During Naturally Healthy Month find out about the abundance of natural plants growing in the wayside and hedgerows; which can be used to aid well-being and treat many everyday ailments. 

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Wednesday 30 May

Join us for some practical conservation work and outdoor fun this Natrally Healthy Month. Come along and do infrastructure repair and maintenance around the farm well as dry stone walling repair along the boundary of the hay meadows.

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Tuesday 5 June

Set on a working farm, the meadows are an unusual mixture of lime-rich, neutral and acidic areas which support a wide range of species including many less common plants such as Fragrant Orchid and Meadow Saffron, as well as the more familiar Bluebell, Harebell, Betony, Greater and Lesser Knapweed.


Wednesday 6 June

Come along to the inspiring Henley Hill Farm to see Wildflower and Grass rich meadows and pastures with incredible views. The meadow has been studied by experts from Somerset Wildlife Trust who could not believe just how  many species of flora and fauna they found. Beautiful!

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Friday 8 June

For the past 25 years Henry & Richard Lang have managed their 1,000 acre farm with wildlife in mind. Traditionally managed hedges, ponds, orchards, wildflower meadows, seeds for wildbirds, flowers for pollinators.


Saturday 9 June

Help get the thistles at Whatcombe Fields under control – many hands make light work! Come along for half an hour, half a day or however long you want – it’s great exercise and very rewarding. Gloves and motivational biscuits will be provided on this joint event with SOS Frome.

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A perfect Summer activity! The West Mendip Watch club will be putting on their wellies and heading to Brean to explore the rock pools of Somerset’s beautiful coast.

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Wednesday 13 June

A gentle walk from St Mary’s Church, Charlton Mackrell to Green Down to fnd summer migrants along the way. Binoculars recommended and a telescope will be brought. The walk starts and ends on a minor road without footpath and there is a steep section leading to the reserve.

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