Whats on in Glastonbury and Somerset

Monthly Calendar

April 2019

Friday - Sunday 5th- 22nd April

Easter at Haynes
Join Haynes Motor Museum over the Easter holidays for lots of fun and family activities. There will be a trail around the Museum with a chocolate prize for everyone who successfully completes the questions. There will also be a chance to meet ‘Bentley Bunny’ over the Easter weekend.

6th - 22nd Saturday - Sunday April

Cadbury’s Easter Egg Hunt at Fyne Court
Bunny’s been up to his old tricks and has lost his eggs.
It is up to you and your family to solve the clues hidden around the grounds and claim your prize for helping out.

 

Saturday - Wednesday 6th - 24th April

Easter Egg trail – Somerset Rural Life Museum
Search the museum to find hidden clues in this Easter trail.
Trails £1 per child.
Open from 10am til 5pm

 

Saturday- Thursday 6th - 25th April

Dunster Castle Easter egg hunt
Bunny is back and this year he’s brought some friends along with him. Hear the tales of famous rabbits throughout literature, solve the clues and claim your Cadbury chocolate prize at the end. 10-4pm

Sunday 7th April

Frome Independent Market-
The Frome Independent is an award winning, destination street market.

Established in 2013 as a not-for-profit organisation, The Frome Independent is produced and managed in Frome, Somerset by a small team of three Frome residents, who are supported by a dedicated team of local event staff on market days.

Friday to Monday 12th - 15th April

Easter Trail at the Abbey
Follow the Easter trail around the abbey – collect letters to claim your prize.
Costs £2 plus normal admission.

This is a Glastonbury Abbey fundraising event, raising funds for the conservation and future care of Glastonbury Abbey for public benefit.

Saturday 13th April

Medieval Falconry Day
Join us at The Bishop’s Palace for a day out with a difference – our Medieval Falconry Day on Saturday 13th April.
Tony, from specialist falconry firm, Raptorcare, will entertain crowds with a day of fantastic flying displays, fascinating information and beautiful birds!

Saturday 13th April

Eat Festival – Western
Locally focused food and drink festival celebrating the great producers and makers from the surrounding countryside with demos, workshops and cook school.

As the festival date nears the website will be updated with maps, directions and timings and much more information.

Saturday and Sunday 13th and 14th April

Take a walk on the wildside at Glastonbury Abbey
Join our wildlife volunteers for a tour with a difference.
Explore the abbey’s 36 acres of stunning grounds and discover what else calls it home.

 

Friday - Monday 19th- 22nd April

Easter Trail at Ham Wall Nature reserve
Come along to Ham Wall over the Easter Bank Holiday and have a go on our Easter Egg trail exploring the reserve.
Find the clues, discover the code word and come back to claim your prize. £2 per Trail.

Saturday - Monday 20th - 22nd April

Annual Easter Fun Day
A fun family day out to raise vital funds for British Wildlife
Join us for some family fun at Secret World this Easter and discover our family trail through our beautiful countryside surroundings.

There are lots of fun activities for the kids. There is also a BBQ and many stalls to choose from.

Saturday and Sunday 20th and 21st April

Glastonbury Abbey Medieval Fayre
Glastonbury Abbey is pleased to be hosting a Medieval Fayre once more in 2019. Held over the Saturday and Sunday of the Easter weekend in 2019 the Glastonbury Abbey Medieval Fayre will be fun for the whole family.

Friday- Sunday 26th - 28th April

Wells Film Festival
Welcome to 3 days celebrating ‘Heroes’ on film.
Wells’ fourth annual Festival of Film runs from April 26-28.

 

 

May 2019

Saturday 4th May

Eat Festival – Castle Cary
Locally focused food and drink festival celebrating the great producers and makers from the surrounding countryside with demos, workshops and cook school.

As the festival date nears the website will be updated with maps, directions and timings and much more information.

Sunday 5th May

Frome Independent Market
The Frome Independent is an award winning, destination street market.

Established in 2013 as a not-for-profit organisation, The Frome Independent is produced and managed in Frome, Somerset by a small team of three Frome residents, who are supported by a dedicated team of local event staff on market days.

Saturday 4th May

Greenbank Swimming Pool opens for the summer
A great outdoor heated pool the kids will love, just 5 minutes drive from Middlewick.

Sunday 5th May

Glastonbury Road Run

Cheer on this years road runners for Glastonbury road run, running through Glastonbury high street.

Saturday 11th May

Eat Festival- Taunton
Locally focused food and drink festival celebrating the great producers and makers from the surrounding countryside with demos, workshops and cook school.

As the festival date nears the website will be updated with maps, directions and timings and much more information.

Saturday to Monday 25th to 27th May

Tour of Wessex Cycle Race
The largest multi stage cyclosportive in the UK this is a challenging 3 day ride through the stunning countryside of the South West. One day Cheddar Gorge, one day Exmoor and one day Jurassic Coast. Choose from 322 miles, 224 miles or ride an individual stage which each have a choice of two route distances.

Saturday 25th May

Glastonbury Fringe Festival 2019
2019 will be the 8th year of the Fringe Festivals annual opening event at Glastonbury Abbey. This year the lineup features:

Tankus the Henge
PORT ERIN
Noel & Webb
Break Beat Bandits

Tickets are on sale from March 1st

Wednesday to Saturday 29th -1st June May/June

Royal Bath and West Show The Royal Bath & West Show is England’s Biggest Celebration of Rural Life and England’s only 4 day Royal Show. A Celebration of Great British Agriculture, Entertainment, Food & Drink

Thursday 30th May

Victorian Day at the Somerset Rural Life Museum
A hands-on day of family fun exploring the Museum collections; see drop scones cooking on the range and have a go at putting laundry through the mangle in the Museum courtyard.

June 2019

All Month June

Swim at Greenbank outdoor pool in Street
A great outdoor heated pool the kids will love, just 5 minutes drive from Middlewick.

Sunday 2nd June

Frome Independent Market
The Frome Independent is an award winning, destination street market.

Established in 2013 as a not-for-profit organisation, The Frome Independent is produced and managed in Frome, Somerset by a small team of three Frome residents, who are supported by a dedicated team of local event staff on market days.

Saturday 8th June

Outdoor Cinema – Bohemian Rhapsody
Join us for the Bath & West Showgrounds first Outdoor Cinema!

Saturday 15th June

Somerfest
Enjoy and experience one of Somerset’s largest free outdoor arts festivals. The event is held across the centre of Taunton. A fun filled day for all the family.

Saturday and Sunday 15th and 16th June

Bath Festival of Motoring
The festival is held Walcot Rugby Ground, Bath. Featuring an eclectic display of classic and vintage cars and motorcycles, the event will be a fun-filled weekend for all the family.

Saturday - Monday 22nd-24th June

Top of the Gorge Festival – Cheddar Gorge
Welcoming campers and day visitors alike, Top of the Gorge festival is a carnival of outdoor adventure, entertainment, inspiration and fantastic local food and drink.

July 2019

All Month July

Swim at Greenbank outdoor pool in Street
A great outdoor heated pool the kids will love, just 5 minutes drive from Middlewick.

Friday - Sunday 5th - 14th July

Frome Festival
Headlining acts this year include DJ Judge Jules, with a ten-piece live band in an opening night party on the Friday 5th July; followed by major indie act The Coral, on Monday 8th, and on Friday 12th July, the chart- topping Scouting for Girls, all at the Cheese and Grain. 

Sunday 7th July

Frome Independent Market
The Frome Independent is an award winning, destination street market.

Established in 2013 as a not-for-profit organisation, The Frome Independent is produced and managed in Frome, Somerset by a small team of three Frome residents, who are supported by a dedicated team of local event staff on market days.

Saturday 13th July

RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day features over 5 hours of incredible flying displays.  Alongside the flying there will also be attractions, trade stalls and arena displays.  For thrill seekers there will be simulators, fairground rides and helicopter pleasure flights to enjoy.

Saturday 20th July

Godney Gathering The Godney Gathering is one of the best single day micro festivals in the country.  With Seven stages featuring over 50 individual stage performances.

 

Saturday 20th July

Pop Up Pub and BBQ

Our Pop Up Pub and BBQ will be back in action over the summer months staring the 20th of July. Cooking up our delicious Wick burgers (meat or veggie) alongside our Pop Up Pub selling Cider, Beer, Wines and soft drinks. Join us for good food, good drink and good fun. If it rains(which it won’t) we will move it inside.

Wednesday 24th July

Pizza Night-
All you can make and eat pizza buffet-
We make and supply all the dough and toppings for you to roll out and create your own pizza. Our pizza chef than cooks it up for you in our outdoor wood burning pizza oven.
Our pizza nights are great social events open to both the guests staying with us here at Middlewick as well as locals and visitors to Glastonbury.
Children and Dogs very welcome.
We can cater to most dietary requirements including gluten Free and Dairy Free(just let us know when you book)
£12.50 per person includes All you can Eat Pizza, Salads and Dessert Pizzas.
Children Under 12 Half Price.
Runs from 5.30pm – 8.30pm.

Saturday 27th July

Pop Up Pub and BBQ

Our Pop Up Pub and BBQ will be back in action over the summer months staring the 20th of July. Cooking up our delicious Wick burgers (meat or veggie) alongside our Pop Up Pub selling Cider, Beer, Wines and soft drinks. Join us for good food, good drink and good fun. If it rains(which it won’t) we will move it inside.

Wednesday 31st July

Pizza Night-
All you can make and eat pizza buffet-
We make and supply all the dough and toppings for you to roll out and create your own pizza. Our pizza chef than cooks it up for you in our outdoor wood burning pizza oven.
Our pizza nights are great social events open to both the guests staying with us here at Middlewick as well as locals and visitors to Glastonbury.
Children and Dogs very welcome.
We can cater to most dietary requirements including gluten Free and Dairy Free(just let us know when you book)
£12.50 per person includes All you can Eat Pizza, Salads and Dessert Pizzas.
Children Under 12 Half Price.
Runs from 5.30pm – 8.30pm.

August 2019

All Month

Swim at Greenbank outdoor pool in Street A great outdoor heated pool the kids will love, just 5 minutes drive from Middlewick.

Friday and Saturday 2nd and 3rd August

Taunton Flower Show The flower show has been held regularly since 1831.  There are over 250 different class competitions at the show which is held at Vivary Park in the centre of Taunton.  There are marching bands, dog displays, motor bike events and more that take place over the weekend event.  The show also has a children’s zone where our younger visitors can be entertained.

Saturday 3rd August

Glastonbury Extravaganza
This years Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza will take place on Saturday 3 August, 2019, when the event will return to the Abbey’s spectacular surroundings for the 23rd time.

Sunday 4th August

Frome Independent Market
The Frome Independent is an award winning, destination street market.

Established in 2013 as a not-for-profit organisation, The Frome Independent is produced and managed in Frome, Somerset by a small team of three Frome residents, who are supported by a dedicated team of local event staff on market days.

Wednesday 7th August

Pizza Night-
All you can make and eat pizza buffet-
We make and supply all the dough and toppings for you to roll out and create your own pizza. Our pizza chef than cooks it up for you in our outdoor wood burning pizza oven.
Our pizza nights are great social events open to both the guests staying with us here at Middlewick as well as locals and visitors to Glastonbury.
Children and Dogs very welcome.
We can cater to most dietary requirements including gluten Free and Dairy Free(just let us know when you book)
£12.50 per person includes All you can Eat Pizza, Salads and Dessert Pizzas.
Children Under 12 Half Price.
Runs from 5.30pm – 8.30pm.

Thursday- Sunday 8th-11th August

Bristol Balloon Fiesta Night Glow

The famous nightglow is a stunning sight with 30 ballooning teams lighting up their balloon as night falls at 9.00pm on Thursday and Saturday to a backdrop of spectacular fireworks.

Saturday 10th August

Pop Up Pub and BBQ

Our Pop Up Pub and BBQ will be back in action over the summer months staring the 20th of July. Cooking up our delicious Wick burgers (meat or veggie) alongside our Pop Up Pub selling Cider, Beer, Wines and soft drinks. Join us for good food, good drink and good fun. If it rains(which it won’t) we will move it inside.

Sunday 11th August

Outdoor cinema at the Bath and West showground
Join us for the Bath & West Showgrounds Outdoor Cinema Experience!

Film yet to be confirmed

Wednesday 14th August

Pizza Night-
All you can make and eat pizza buffet-
We make and supply all the dough and toppings for you to roll out and create your own pizza. Our pizza chef than cooks it up for you in our outdoor wood burning pizza oven.
Our pizza nights are great social events open to both the guests staying with us here at Middlewick as well as locals and visitors to Glastonbury.
Children and Dogs very welcome.
We can cater to most dietary requirements including gluten Free and Dairy Free(just let us know when you book)
£12.50 per person includes All you can Eat Pizza, Salads and Dessert Pizzas.
Children Under 12 Half Price.
Runs from 5.30pm – 8.30pm.

Saturday 17th August

Pop Up Pub and BBQ

Our Pop Up Pub and BBQ will be back in action over the summer months staring the 20th of July. Cooking up our delicious Wick burgers (meat or veggie) alongside our Pop Up Pub selling Cider, Beer, Wines and soft drinks. Join us for good food, good drink and good fun. If it rains(which it won’t) we will move it inside.

Sunday 18th August

The Mid Somerset Show is the largest ‘Free’ Admission Agricultural show in the UK.  It is a great day out for all the family. Visit the show website for more information.

Wednesday 21st August

Pizza Night-
All you can make and eat pizza buffet-
We make and supply all the dough and toppings for you to roll out and create your own pizza. Our pizza chef than cooks it up for you in our outdoor wood burning pizza oven.
Our pizza nights are great social events open to both the guests staying with us here at Middlewick as well as locals and visitors to Glastonbury.
Children and Dogs very welcome.
We can cater to most dietary requirements including gluten Free and Dairy Free(just let us know when you book)
£12.50 per person includes All you can Eat Pizza, Salads and Dessert Pizzas.
Children Under 12 Half Price.
Runs from 5.30pm – 8.30pm.

Saturday 24th August

Pop Up Pub and BBQ

Our Pop Up Pub and BBQ will be back in action over the summer months staring the 20th of July. Cooking up our delicious Wick burgers (meat or veggie) alongside our Pop Up Pub selling Cider, Beer, Wines and soft drinks. Join us for good food, good drink and good fun. If it rains(which it won’t) we will move it inside.

Wednesday 28th August

Pizza Night-
All you can make and eat pizza buffet-
We make and supply all the dough and toppings for you to roll out and create your own pizza. Our pizza chef than cooks it up for you in our outdoor wood burning pizza oven.
Our pizza nights are great social events open to both the guests staying with us here at Middlewick as well as locals and visitors to Glastonbury.
Children and Dogs very welcome.
We can cater to most dietary requirements including gluten Free and Dairy Free(just let us know when you book)
£12.50 per person includes All you can Eat Pizza, Salads and Dessert Pizzas.
Children Under 12 Half Price.
Runs from 5.30pm – 8.30pm.

Saturday 31st August

Pop Up Pub and BBQ

Our Pop Up Pub and BBQ will be back in action over the summer months staring the 20th of July. Cooking up our delicious Wick burgers (meat or veggie) alongside our Pop Up Pub selling Cider, Beer, Wines and soft drinks. Join us for good food, good drink and good fun. If it rains(which it won’t) we will move it inside.

September 2019

Sunday 1st September

Frome Independent Market
The Frome Independent is an award winning, destination street market.

Established in 2013 as a not-for-profit organisation, The Frome Independent is produced and managed in Frome, Somerset by a small team of three Frome residents, who are supported by a dedicated team of local event staff on market days.

Sunday - Sunday 1st - 8th September

Swim at Greenbank outdoor pool in Street A great outdoor heated pool the kids will love, just 5 minutes drive from Middlewick.

Saturday and Sunday 21st - 22nd September

The Wedding Showcase
The West Country’s Biggest Wedding Fayre Event with over 100 of the regions finest wedding creatives on hand to offer you inspiration and guidance as you plan your perfect day. Held at the Bath and West showground.

October 2019

Wednesday 2nd October

The Dairy Show 
The UK’s Largest Dairy Show is an Essential Date in the Dairy Industry Calendar

Sunday 6th October

Frome Independent Market
The Frome Independent is an award winning, destination street market.

Established in 2013 as a not-for-profit organisation, The Frome Independent is produced and managed in Frome, Somerset by a small team of three Frome residents, who are supported by a dedicated team of local event staff on market days.

Sunday 13th October

Giant Flea Market 
One of the most popular events held at The Showground, the Giant Flea Market offers a bounty of retro collectibles, vintage articles and unique finds.

November 2019

Saturday 2nd November

Guy Fawkes Bridgwater Carnival.   

For more information visit our blog post. Bridgwater Carnival

Sunday 3rd November

Frome Independent Market
The Frome Independent is an award winning, destination street market.

Established in 2013 as a not-for-profit organisation, The Frome Independent is produced and managed in Frome, Somerset by a small team of three Frome residents, who are supported by a dedicated team of local event staff on market days.

Monday 4th November

Burnham-on-Sea Carnival 

Part of the Guy Fawkes Carnival Series.  This one stands out for its dazzling fireworks on the beach after the parade.

Saturday 9th November

North Petherton Carnival

Part of the Somerset Carnival series.  One of the best towns to watch the event as it has great parking and easy access.

Wednesday 13th November

Shepton Mallet Carnival

Part of the Guy Fawkes Somerset Carnival Series.  Read about the origins on our blog post. Guy Fawkes Carnival

Friday 15th November

Wells City Carnival
Part of the Somerset Series of Carnivals.

Saturday 16th November

Glastonbury Illuminated Carnival The Somerset Carnivals are widely regarded as the largest illuminated processions in the UK and Europe, and here they, are right on our doorstep! And guess what? The carnivals are free! However, please do give generously to the collection floats, which benefit many local charities. – See more

Saturday 30th November

Telescope and Binocular Open Day

Knowledgeable experts from the RSPB Shop in Darts Farm Exeter will be on site to guide you through our range of binoculars, telescopes, tripods and accessories. Just drop in any time between 10 am-4 pm.

TBA November

Bath Christmas Market
Over 200 chalets spread out across the streets of Bath each year selling handmade and local Christmas gifts.  Runs until the 5th of December.

Saturday 30th November

Glastonbury Frost Fayre. A seasonal event on the High St in Glastonbury. Food, Music, and many stalls selling everything wonderful from Glastonbury and Somerset. Always fun.

December 2019

Sunday 1st December

Frome Independent Market
The Frome Independent is an award winning, destination street market.

Established in 2013 as a not-for-profit organisation, The Frome Independent is produced and managed in Frome, Somerset by a small team of three Frome residents, who are supported by a dedicated team of local event staff on market days.

Saturday From 9th December

Longleat Festival of Light
Showcasing a brand new theme, the unmissable Festival of Light will return!

Sunday 1st December

Frome Independent Market A wonderful market in Frome. Food, clothing, furniture, art and much more. 10am – 3pm.

‘We stand for the best. We stand for talent. We stand for independents. We work with independent local, seasonal and regional food and drink producers. We showcase fledgling and established contemporary designers & makers. We nurture traders of sustainable products, contemporary design products and vintage fashion, collectibles and furniture. We support Frome’s independent retailers and thinkers’.

TBA TBA December

Santa at the Abbey

Glastonbury Abbey will be transformed into a winter wonderland on two days in December with Father Christmas and his reindeer joining us for special visits.

Follow the reindeer trail to the Abbot’s Kitchen where you will meet Father Christmas. An event for children and parents alike, tell him your Christmas wishes, and enjoy seeing and feeding the Reindeer, a great photo opportunity!

TBA TBA December

 Father Christmas At The Palace  

Each weekend during Christmas at the Palace Father Christmas will take up residence in the Long Gallery, along with his wife Mother Christmas! 

January 2020

February 2020

Saturday 16th February

Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival
A Festival For The Whole Community
Join us for the 2019 Snowdrop Festival, celebrating all that is good about Shepton Mallet and this beautiful winter flower
Arts & Crafts Workshops – Exhibitions – Window Displays – Rambles & Trails – Plantings – Tea & Cake – Talks – Competitions

Saturday 16th + 23rd February

Big Wetland Duck Watch at RSPB West Sedgemoor
In the winter tens of thousands of ducks and waders visit the fields at West Sedgemoor. Along with the chance to see hunting marsh harriers, peregrine falcons and perhaps catch a glimpse of the Somerset cranes, this all makes for an unmissable experience.

Tuesday 19th February

Crafty Cats- 

Join us this half term for a fun Family Craft day at the Bishops Palace.
On Tuesday 19th February, Crafty Cats will be making all things space-related, with alien masks, constellation lanterns and flying rockets among the activities on offer.
The session will run from 10:30am-3pm and families can drop in at any time.

Saturday 16th February

Wincanton Horse Racing-
THE BETWAY KINGWELL HURDLE DAY-
Fast, furious and spectacular, since 1961 The Betway Kingwell Hurdle has thrilled and beguiled and on Saturday February 16 all roads will lead to Wincanton Racecourse for the 2019 renewal. It’s a race that attracts the best two-mile hurdlers in the business – the Lionel Messi’s of football or the Jonathan Davies of Rugby Union – and in The Betway Kingwell Hurdle they’ll be putting their Championship credentials on the line ahead of the Cheltenham Festival.

Saturday 23rd February

Telescope and Binoculars Open Day at RSPB Ham Wall- somerset – 

Time for some new optics? Head down to our Ham Wall nature reserve to meet our friendly experts for advice and to try a few optics out!
Knowledgeable experts from the RSPB Shop in Darts Farm Exeter will be on site to guide you through our range of binoculars, telescopes, tripods and accessories. Just drop in any time between 10 am-3 pm. We would love to see you!

March 2019

Friday and Saturday 1st and 2nd March

Strode Theatre – Chicago High School Edition

Performed by Strode college Students

In roaring twenties Chicago, chorus girl Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap… until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream”: fame, fortune, and acquittal.

Sunday 3rd March

Frome Independent Market- 
Join us on Sunday 3rd March for our very first market of 2019!
We are looking forward to a market packed to the rafters with talented designers, makers, artist, food producers and vintage experts but here’s a little of what we’ve been up to since December 2018.

Sunday 10th March

Giant Flea Market
Located in the Royal Bath and West showground. Entry is £4.50 for adults and free for kids. The flea market has over 250 inside and outside stalls, selling a range of items. Open 9:30 til 4pm.

Sunday 10th March

Castle Cary Vintage Market
This fantastic vintage market is hosted on the second Sunday of each month, and everything’s undercover, so you can browse and buy whatever the weather. Regardless of what you’re looking for, if it’s old and attractive, you’ll find it here!

Sunday 10th March

Afternoon Tea at Glastonbury Abbey

Afternoon tea is served at 2pm with a delicious array of sandwiches, scones and cakes.Traditional Afternoon Tea is £16 per person and with a glass of Prosecco £20.

Why not treat yourself?

Saturday 16th March

An exciting day for the ESR, as UK Railtours are visiting on ‘The Somerset Strimmer’ and arriving from the main line!

Hauled by a Class 59/2 loco, the tour will depart from London Victoria. When they reach the East Somerset Junction, the train will drive onto a piece of track that hasn’t been used for years and slowly approach Cranmore Station from the east. The tour is sold out, so why not come and join us to watch this unique event.

Saturday and Sunday 16th & 17th March

West of England Game Fair 
Bringing all the fun and excitement of field sports to the Bath & West showground in Shepton Mallet.

Sunday 17th March

Rare Plant Fair
Why not visit The Bishop’s Palace on Sunday 17th March, for this perfect opportunity to find rare and unusual plants from a selection of top nurseries from all over the South West.

Saturday and Sunday 23rd and 24th March

Steam Gala

Steam, smoke and lots of oily parts! Come and celebrate steam with an intense timetable of passenger trains, goods trains, brake van rides, driver for a tenner, miniature railway, the signal box will be open, have a look around our engine shed and workshop and our shop and cafe will be open.

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