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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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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.  

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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.


Thursday 18 July

Stroll through the back lanes of Westbury sub Mendip after dark with expert Peter Bright.

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Friday 19 July

John Bebbington will be setting up moth traps again in a field at Curry Rivel to see what's about.

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Saturday 20 July - Sunday 21 July

Sharpen your nocturnal senses on a wildlife-rich, night-time ramble across the Mendip landscape with nature and astronomy expert and broadcaster Chris Sperring MBE.


Tuesday 23 July

The Glow Worm walk will meet in the centre of Somerton before driving a short distance to see these invertebrates just to the south of the town.

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Thursday 25 July - Saturday 27 July

Somerset Wildlife Trust are going to Farm Fest 2019! Farm Fest is a genre-defying melting pot of music, arts, party and people, set to a beautiful Somerset vista. Always independent, it’s good music, good causes and good times. For everyone.

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Saturday 27 July

Are you interested in learning how to make the most of your compost heap? Come along and learn all about how to make really good quality compost in your own garden. 

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Tuesday 30 July

This event is now FULLY BOOKED. Please check back for similar events in the future. Apologies for any disappointment.


A family seashore safari where children and families can discover and find out more about the fantastic creatures hiding in the rocky shores along Brean beach.

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Wednesday 31 July

A family seashore safari where children and families can discover and find out more about the fantastic creatures hiding in the rock pools of Minehead.

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