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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. 
Family Fun, Kids Events
Father Christmas at Hestercombe Gardens
  • Saturday 4th December, 10:00am - Until Friday 24th December, 7:00pm
Visit Hestercombe this Christmas to enjoy a magical Father Christmas experience, where every child can meet the man in red and receive their own special gift. View event
Wind in the Willows Sculpture Trail
  • Monday 6th December - Until Saturday 8th January
Wind in the Willows Sculpture Trail at Coates English Willow View event
Winter Wonderland
1st - 23rd December Everyday 3pm-6:30pm Wrap up warm and wonder around our enchanted grounds. Guided by Santa’s Chief Elf, make your way to meet Santa himself in his Festive Woodland Grotto. This is... View event
West Somerset Railway's Winter Lights
At Bishops Lydeard Station, the magic begins. A seat aboard an illuminated train awaits, ready to take you on an unforgettable winter journey. Travel along our enchanted track, through woodlands and countryside... View event
Beauty & The Beast Panto
The wonderful Reamba Productions return for another pantomime extravaganza! Beauty and the Beast will be packed full of stunning scenery, sensational costumes, magical songs, lots of family fun and amazing... View event
Santa Express
Back for 2021, our ever-popular Santa Express service from Bishops Lydeard is now available to book! Make memories to treasure for a lifetime on our family favourite - the Santa Express. Step aboard our... View event
GreenMatthews’ Midwinter Revels
  • Sunday 12th December 7:30pm until 9:00pm
Following on from ‘A Christmas Carol: In Concert’ and ‘A Brief History of Christmas,’ GreenMatthews present their latest festive show. Spanning several centuries, GreenMatthews’ ‘Midwinter Revels’ is a... View event
Family Activity Day at Wimbleball Lake - Water and Willow Wreaths
  • Sunday 19th December 10:00am until 4:30pm
Get that festive feeling and do something different in the build up to Christmas! Join our Environment and Engagement Rangers at Wimbleball Lake on Sunday 19 December for one of our small group "Water,... View event
Santa Special Train Rides
  • Sunday 19th December 12:00pm until 3:00pm
We're finally going to be running at Vivary, this is the second of two Santa Specials, running 12:00 - 15:00 on Dec 12th and 19th. No booking necessary, just turn up ☺️ Rather than our normal 50p per... View event
Dick Whittington
Packed solidly with comedy, excitement, and adventure, the children will love to cheer their hero DICK WHITTINGTON and boo the evil CAPTAIN BLOOD. They will roar with laughter at the antics of IDLE JACK,... View event