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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.


    Night-time Wildlife Safari Walk

    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.


    Shoresearch Training

    Sunday 27 October

    Training in how to carry out The Wildlife Trust’s ShoreSearch citizen science project. It will enable you to assist with ecological surveys of Somerset shores with the aid of Somerset Wildlife Trust staff and other local experts. 


    Glow Worm Walk

    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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    FULLY BOOKED - Family Seashore Safari

    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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    Lower Shore Explore

    Saturday 3 August

    Mark Ward, Somerset's Brilliant Coast Project Manager, will lead an exploration of the lower reaches of the rocky ledges at Helwell Bay, Watchet, where a low Spring tide will reveal seashore creatures that are not usually seen.

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    FULLY BOOKED - Insects of Berrow Dunes

    Saturday 10 August

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

    In the International Year of the Fly what better way of celebrating these and other creep-crawlies than by coming along to an Insect Safari at Berrow Dunes.

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    Sea Watch Training

    Sunday 11 August

    Training in how to carry out coastal watches for dolphins and porpoises from Vanessa Lloyd of the Sea Watch Foundation.


    Bats Galore

    Tuesday 27 August

    A walk around the Bishops Palace Moat in Wells with local bat expert Dave Cottle and members of the Somerset Bat Group.

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    Kelp Forest Foray

    Saturday 31 August

    An exploration of the diverse communities that can be found on the lower areas of the amazing boulder shore at Gore Point, near Porlock Weir led by Mark Ward, Somerset's Brilliant Coast Project Manager and Nigel Phillips, Somerset Wildlife Trust's Coastal Ambassador.


    Somerset's Brilliant Coast: Turning the Tide

    Sunday 1 September

    This conference is open to anyone with an interest in Somerset's Brilliant Coast. A day of inspirational talks and discussions.

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