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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.

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Sunday 28 May - Saturday 29 July

The Wild Edge Gallery's new exhibition called 'wildest Somerset' is now open.  Works include paintings by Jim Starr (who has recently produced work featured in BBC's The Apprentice), sculptures by Ian Marlow and April Young, photography from Suzanne Easton and drawing and paintings by Erica Sharpe.

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Saturday 1 July

Join Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Magnificent Meadows team for a guided walk through the meadows at Chancellors Farm.

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

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James Riall will lead a guided walk around Westhay Moor NNR introducing people to the bumblebees of Somerset Wildlife Trust's flagship reserve.

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Folly Farm is Avon Wildlife Trust’s 250-acre nature reserve located in the Chew Valley, with views of the Mendip Hills and Chew Valley Lake. Native bluebells bloom in the ancient woodlands in spring and undisturbed wildflower meadows burst into colour in summer. 

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Join Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Magnificent Meadows team and a watercolour tutor for an arty afternoon - bring your sketchbook or paints and see if you can capture the flowers, colours, wildlife and breathtaking views across the meadows.

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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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Wednesday 5 July

Somerset Wildlife Trust are running two Family Forest School sessions in Asham Woods this summer for children living in East Mendip, with generous support from Hanson UK’s community fund. Come along to have a go at den-building, woodland crafts, wildlife spotting, campfire cooking, songs and stories.

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Saturday 8 July

Come and meet the dragonflies that call Catcott Nature Reserve home, including a guided walk and pond dipping for the kids. Find out what makes these aerial invertebrates masters of the sky. 

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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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