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 1 June - 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.
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.
Saturday 21 September
This event is now FULLY BOOKED. Please check back for similar events in the future. Sorry for any disappointment.
Experience nature and discover wildlife in a new way - have a go at sit spotting, otter tag and fox walking bushcraft techniques to improve your peripheral vision and stealth when wildlife watching, with this immersive workshop led by Andy Butterly.
Join us for our Great British Beach Clean, Saturday 21st September from 12:30 until 14:30! We'll be doing our usual beach clean and survey, recording the litter we pick up.
Sunday 22 September
Somerset Wildlife Trust and Plastic Free Minehead & West Somerset are leading a Beach Clean at Minehead as part of the Marine Conservation Society National Beach Clean weekend.
Tuesday 24 September
Found on the north west coastal region of BC, Canada, the GBR is the largest temperate rainforest on the planet. The ancient rainforests and nutrient-rich ocean, support wildlife and ecosystems as they have been for thousands of years.
Wednesday 25 September
At our visit the geology of the local area will be explained and we will learn about what is quarried in Somerset.
Friday 27 September
Dorset based award-winning Natural History photographer Colin Varndell shows variety and breadth of wildlife that can be attracted to a garden specifically planned for wildlife. Shows how a formal garden can be attractive to wildlife as well as less formal.
Saturday 28 September
Get fit whilst helping wildlife by clearing scrub and cherry laurel that is encroaching into rare limestone grassland and woodland.
Saturday 28 September - Sunday 29 September
Somerset Wildlife Trust needs you! Come and fly like a Peregrine Falcon and raise money for us at the same time.