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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday 20 June
If you have already so kindly pledged a gift in your Will to Somerset Wildlife Trust, then we would like to thank you in person and invite you to a very special visit of Chancellors Farm Nature Reserve in Mendip.
Sunday 23 June
Open to the public in aid of Somerset Wildlife Trust
A one-acre plantsman's garden situated 600ft above sea level at the eastern end of the Brendon Hills in West Somerset. It has been developed to blend sympathetically with the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside and to encourage wildlife.
Ged Keele will lead this walk around Brent Knoll that takes in local nature reserves and provides us with views over the Bristol Channel.
Friday 28 June
Come and see the different butterflies found in Longrun Meadow and along the River Tone and find out more about how they live.
Come and discover all about the bats who treat Taunton and Longrun Meadow as their home.
Saturday 29 June
Join Les Cloutman and Victoria Hillman for an interactive Wildlife Photography day at the glorious Chancellor’s Farm.