As we head towards the end of August, we are keeping our fingers crossed for good weather. There are still three weeks left of the school holidays which is plenty of time to get your camp on! At this time of year there is always lots going on in the area. If you are planning a visit soon, have a look at our recommendations below to keep you entertained whilst you are here.
Cider & Cheese!
Somerset is synonymous with cider and cheese so what better place to hold a cider and cheese festival! With live musicians, over 60 different ciders to try and local cheeses, the Cider and Cheese Festival is being held over the weekend of 16th/17th August in nearby Yeovil. For ticketing information - visit the Westlands, Yeovil website
Music, Music, Music...
Yeovil is also the location for the upcoming Somerset Tribute Festival - held over the weekend of 24th and 25th August at the Yeovil Showground, the festival will bring together some of the UK's best tribute acts channeling artists like Pink, Twenty One Pilots, The Who, AC/DC, Dire Straits, UB40, Killers and more. More information and tickets available by visiting the festival listing on Discover South Somerset.
The weekend of 16th 18th August also sees the return of the Whirl-y-Fayre Nr. Langport for the seventh year. The site has great views of the down the valley of Avalon toward the Tor and is the perfect place to spend some time listening to great music and comedy as well as the other performance art. There are kids activities available over the weekend as well as workshops and a healing garden. Voted by Green Parent Magazine as the best family festival - it sounds like a great way to spend a weekend.
Trains and nostalgia!
If you prefer something a little bit more nostalgic, head along to the East Somerset Railway over the weekend of the 24th and 25th August for 'The Way We Were' weekend. A festival which looks back at rural life surrounding a country station in the 1930s to 1950s. With vintage bus trips, children's games, vintage clothing, music from the ear and of course, glorious steam trains it sounds like the perfect way to spend some time. More information and timetables are available on the East Somerset Railway website.
We hope to see you soon!