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
Museum of Somerset Exhibition: From Spinning Tops to Spacehoppers
  • Saturday 28th July, 10:00am - Until Saturday 13th October, 5:00pm
For a spot of nostalgia visit our FREE exhibition about growing up in Somerset with photographs, toys and games from the last 150 years. See a selection of games and toys, from classics like dominoes and... View event
Limelight Theatre Company - Summer Musical
  • Monday 13th August, 9:30am - Until Saturday 18th August, 12:00pm
For children aged 7 -17 who have an interest in music, drama and dance. Rehearsals from 13th - 18th August 2018 and performance on Saturday morning. View event
Discover the Hidden Secrets of Hestercombe Garden
  • Monday 13th August, 10:00am - Until Sunday 26th August, 4:00pm
Hestercombes new interactive tour enables you to hear the gardens full story, from concept to creation, while personally being guided around by Head Gardener Claire Greenslade and Founder and Chief Executive,... View event
Chard Museum & Heritage Centre
Chard Museum first set-up in 1970 to exhibit the many interesting events & people what originate from Chard The pioneer of powered flight John Stringfellow. See his plane that flew in 1848 Home of James... View event
Taunton Market
Weekly Friday and Saturday markets organised by TIME for UK Ltd Supporting independent business & Local Talent from all sources within Taunton Deane. Specialist markets held throughout the year View event
Summer Retro Cinema:  Top Gun
  • Friday 17th August 7:30pm until 9:20pm
Join us this summer for a special screening of Tony Scott’s 80’s classic, starring tom Cruise & Val Kilmer. View event
Chard Saturday Street Market
Chard Outdoor Saturday Street Market @ Fore Street Chard View event
Somerset West Lottery
Your chance to win up to £25000 in the only weekly lottery that supports charities and good causes in Taunton and West Somerset For every £1 ticket bought, 60p will support a good cause, 50p to the cause... View event
An evening of Music and Magic
  • Saturday 18th August 7:00pm until 10:00pm
A summer event not to forget, supporting a worthwhile cause! View event
The Bookshop
  • Saturday 18th August 7:30pm until 9:30pm
Imagine living in a cultural void. Imagine opening a place of cultural stimulation within that void. Cue the angry townsfolk and a community in crisis.... View event
Somerset Cricket Club v Essex
  • Sunday 19th August, 11:00am
Enjoy the cricket match at Taunton's finest, the Cooper Associates County Ground (Somerset County Cricket Ground) Specsavers County Championship Division One 2018 View event
Right Side of the Turf at Vivary Park
  • Sunday 19th August, 3:00pm
Enjoy the free concerts performed by local and regional bands from the Vivary Park bandstand. With music ranging from popular brass band classics to jazz and samba, bring a blanket or deckchair and perhaps... View event
Brand new league kicks off at Taunton Vale in July View event
Compass Wellbeing Health and Beauty
Introduicng our resident therapist Krissy from the Inner Way who works out of the Compass Wellbeing Harmony Room on Mondays. Krissy offers a range of holistic therapies seeking to provide healing and relaxation... View event
Splish Splash at Compass Wellbeing
Splish Splash is the affordable alternative to structured swimming lessons for babies and toddlers. Enjoy the warm waters of our hydropool for 1 to 1 parent led water confidence sessions for you and your... View event
Stay and Play at Compass Wellbeing
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
Compass Wellbeing Health and Beauty
Introducing resident therapist Tara from The Charlton Beauty Room available at Compass Wellbeing every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Tara offers a range of health and beauty treatments designed for... View event
Terrific Tuesday - Brilliant Bugs
  • Tuesday 21st August 10:00am until 3:00pm
The fourth Terrific Tuesday of the summer holidays at Hestercombe is all about brilliant bugs. View event
Mary Shelley
  • Tuesday 21st August 7:30pm until 9:40pm
The author of Frankenstein leads a life that is equally as fascinating as her own works of fiction. This film explores the life and love of this renowned author. View event
Chard Antiques, Vintage, Collectables & Craft Market
Chard Antiques, Vintage, Collectables & Craft Market @ the Guildhall View event
Taunton Farmers' Market
For the last four years, Taunton Farmers’ Market has won Gold in Taste of the West Best Farmers’ Market category, a testament to how hard our producers work, year round, to bring you the very best in local... View event
Summer Retro Cinema:  Blade Runner
  • Friday 24th August 7:30pm until 9:30pm
Join us this summer for a special screening of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi masterpiece Blade Runner (1982), starring Harrison Ford & Rutger Hauer. Suitable for ages 15 and above View event
Chard Rock - Music Rock Festival
  • Saturday 25th August 11:00am until 11:00pm
2018 hosts the first rock festival in Chard, Somerset. 25th August. View event
Summer Retro Cinema:  The Greates Showman Sing-A-long
  • Saturday 25th August 7:30pm until 9:20pm
PT Barnum (Hugh Jackman) brings the circus to town in this thrilling sing-a-long spectacular! View event
CINEMA:  The Greatest Showman Sing-A-Long
  • Saturday 25th August 7:30pm until 9:20pm
PT Barnum (Hugh Jackman) brings the circus to town in this thrilling sing-a-long spectacular! View event
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