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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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Friday 1 March - Monday 30 September

Open for private viewings in aid of Somerset Wildlife Trust, by prior arrangement between March and September.

Hillcrest is a 5-acre garden with so many special places within it that everyone can find a perfect spot to sit and contemplate. It has incredible far reaching views overlooking the Somerset Levels.  There is a very large wild flower meadow leading down to an enormous wildlife pond full of dragonflies. There are bee hives to visit too with a bee expert on hand to answer any questions you may have about these essential visitors to our gardens.  

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Monday 1 April - Monday 30 September

Opening for private groups by prior arrangement in aid of Somerset Wildlife Trust between April and September.

Broomclose, a stunning Arts and Craft house, has a garden divided into idyllic pockets, from the Camelia Walk to the vegetable garden.

As there is a milder eco-climate here you will find unusual sub tropical trees and plants.  It has been described as “bee heaven” by local beekeepers due to the huge array of bee friendly plants.

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Monday 20 May

Mark Ward, Somerset's Brilliant Coast Project Manager, will be joined by Nigel Phillips, Somerset Wildlife Trust's Coastal Ambassador and Kevin O'Connell, EDF marine biologist for Hinkley C, to lead a survey of the rocky shore below the Hinkley C site.

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Wednesday 22 May

This event is now fully booked. Sorry for any disappointment. Please keep looking at our events page for similar events in the future. 

A wander around Westhay Moor with Kevin Anderson, Avalon Marshes Visitor Experience Officer, to see what wildlife can be found. We'll be looking for summer arrivals such as Hobby, Swifts and various warblers.

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Marcus Pearson, Environment and Sustainability Manager at Hinkley Point C will take us on a guided coach tour of the Hinkley Point C construction site, followed by a presentation.

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Saturday 25 May

Major fundraiser for SWT. Wide variety of plants for sale as well as cakes and preserves.

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A guided walk around this SWT woodland reserve looking at flora and fauna along the way.

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Tuesday 28 May - Sunday 23 June

Join us and the Wassail Theatre Company for a unique and magical outdoor theatre experience on Westhay Moor National Nature Reserve, part of the Somerset Levels & Moors.

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Tuesday 28 May

A visit to Ham Wall/Shapwick Heath. A chance to see Bittern, Great White Egrets, Marsh Harriers, Hobbies, Cuckoos.

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Friday 31 May - Sunday 2 June

Join us again this year alongside other conservation organisations in celebrating Somerset's natural enviroment; its enduring and stunning landscapes and seascapes, its vibrant green spaces and inspiring natural places, and all the rick and diverse wildlife that lives in this wonderful county.

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