Somerset Wildlife Trust

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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.


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.

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Come and explore Tauntons Canal and the Children's Wood and find out more about the wonderful wildlife that lives there.

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Come and discover all about the bats who treat Taunton and Longrun Meadow as their home.

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Saturday 29 June

Join Les Cloutman and Victoria Hillman for an interactive Wildlife Photography day at the glorious Chancellor’s Farm.

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Come and have a go at fishing (catch and release) and learn more about the different species of fish which live in the River Tone.

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Come and do your bit for the environment by helping keep the River Tone and Longrun Meadow clear of rubbish. Why not make an afternoon of it and bring a picnic?

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Sunday 30 June

Come along for a fun filled wildplay session in Netherclay Community Woodland in Taunton.

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Come and help us discover all of the wonderful creatures that are living in Longrun Meadow.

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