Spotlight Events in Taunton and Bridgwater
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Taunton's rich military and religious history makes it popular with tourists. Explore your hometown by visiting our site to learn what's on Taunton, from indoor cycling classes to the Sunday Carvery at Taunton and Pickeridge. Hestercombe Gardens often hosts fun events suitable for folks of all ages, and you can always find a good antique or boot sale in the area at least once a month. 

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Taunton and Bridgwater Events
 International Garden Photographer of the Year: Images of a Green Planet
Hestercombe is pleased to welcome the International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibition 2019. View event
Stay and Play
Suitable from birth to pre-school. Tots get to enjoy our purpose built sensory room with soft play, bubble tubes and projections. Messy and creative play, role play, ride-ons, crawl throughs and a wide... View event
The Met Opera: Turandot
  • Monday 14th October 5:55pm until 9:30pm
Franco Zeffirelli’s spectacular production returns to cinemas with powerhouse soprano Christine Goerke taking on the titular role of the sharp Princess, sworn never to be possessed by a man. View event
Anything But Ordinary Social Club
Anything But Ordinary Social Club Every Monday, 6pm - 9pm (Except Bank Holidays) £2.50 per person, carers and support workers go free All 18+ welcome View event
Shared Reading at Bridgwater Library
A weekly group that gets together to share a love of books and reading. View event
Dunster Castle Express 2019
How better to visit magnificent Dunster Castle than by a leisurely ride through the beautiful West Somerset countryside, hauled by a vintage steam engine? View event
The Rosie Skirt Workshop
Taking body measurements, choosing the right size, slight pattern altering, how to lay a pattern out and what the information on the pattern means. Cutting a calico toil and making a toil to fit and if... View event
Billy Connolly: The Sex Life of Bandages (screening)
  • Wednesday 16th October 7:30pm until 9:45pm
Hailed as the UK’s most influential comedian of all time, legendary Scot Billy Connolly is coming to cinemas with this brilliant show from his final stand-up tour. View event
Carole - The Music of Carole King
  • Wednesday 16th October, 7:30pm
Carole King is the most successful and admired female songwriter in the history of pop music with 118 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and recognised as the most successful ever female songwriter on the UK... View event
Taunton Farmers Market
  • Thursday 17th October - Until Friday 18th October + More Dates
Farmers Market held every Thursday in the centre of town View event
Chard Antiques, Vintage, Collectables & Craft Market
Chard Antiques, Vintage, Collectables & Craft Market @ the Guildhall View event
Anything But Ordinary Integrated Disco
Integrated Disco, all abilities welcome, 18+. Carers and Support Workers go free. View event
NT Live: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Thursday 17th October 7:00pm until 9:30pm
A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives... View event
The Great Somerset Masked Ball
  • Friday 18th October 7:00pm until 11:59pm
Black Tie & Mask event on 18 October 2019. Welcome drinks at 7pm View event
Murder at Monster Mansion ~ Murder Mystery Evening
  • Friday 18th October, 7:00pm
Brought to you by After Dark Entertainment It’s time for the most spooky, ooky and kooky engagement party you’ve ever experienced, as the residents of monster mansion prepare to welcome a new son in law... View event
Trouser Making Workshop
This workshop will include: Taking body measurements, choosing the right size, slight pattern altering, how to lay a pattern out and what the information on the pattern means. Cutting a calico toil and... View event
Chard Saturday Street Market
Chard Outdoor Saturday Street Market @ Fore Street Chard View event
Halloween Trail: The Curious Case of Mildred Hester
  • Saturday 19th October, 10:00am - Until Sunday 3rd November, 4:00pm
Investigate the mysterious disappearance of Lady Mildred Hester this October half-term at Hestercombe. View event
Hestercombe Halloween Trail
  • Saturday 19th October, 10:00am - Until Sunday 3rd November, 4:00pm
Investigate the mysterious disappearance of Lady Mildred Hester this October half-term at Hestercombe. View event
Taunton Titans RFC vs Westcliff - Away
  • Saturday 19th October 3:00pm until 6:00pm
Taunton RFC is one of Somerset's most successful sports clubs and currently plays in National League 2 South. The club has a great community atmosphere and a vibrant programme of events throughout the... View event
Purple Zeppelin
  • Saturday 19th October 7:30pm until 9:50pm
As featured in the BBC TV documentary “The Joy of the Guitar Riff”, Purple Zeppelin are proud to pay tribute to Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin. View event
The Scarecrows Wedding
  • Sunday 20th October 12:30pm until 1:30pm
This epic love story promises wit, drama and wedding bells! Packed with live music and laughter, this is one hour’s magic that you and your children will never forget! View event
In Celebration of the Renovation of the Fr Willis Organ,
  • Sunday 20th October 3:00pm until 3:00pm
Celebration Recital - James Lancelot (Former Director of Music & Organist, Durham Cathedral) View event
“Why is our Organ Essential?
  • Sunday 20th October 5:00pm until 5:00pm
Worship@5 featuring the Organ, including the dedication after the complete renovation. View event
Halloween Half Term
  • Wednesday 23rd October, 12:00pm - Until Thursday 31st October, 4:00pm
As the days get shorter and the nights get darker, all sorts of things come out of the wood work for Halloween half term at Forde Abbey. View event
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