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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
Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories
  • Saturday 17th March, 10:00am - Until Saturday 7th July, 5:30pm
Discover the life and works of one of Britain’s best-loved storytellers and the author of the inspirational hit of stage and screen War Horse at this new family exhibition. Opens 17 March to 7 July View event
Half-Term Family Trail: Sounds of Spring
  • Saturday 26th May - Until Sunday 3rd June
Find out which of our feathered friends you can hear singing early on a spring morning and match them to their song with this fun trail at Hestercombe Gardens. View event
Half-Term Craft Workshop: Make a Bird Mobile
  • Tuesday 29th May 10:15am until 3:15pm
Join us in the Apple Loft at Hestercombe Gardens and make your own bird mobile to take home. View event
Charcoal Burning Day
  • Wednesday 30th May 10:00am until 5:00pm
Join the Hestercombe Gardens estates team up in the woods, where they'll be making charcoal. You can toast marshmallows and have a go at drawing with it. View event
IncludesU Lego Loopy
  • Wednesday 30th May 10:00am until 12:30pm
Compass Wellbeing firmly believes in inclusion & integration. Families with children of all ages & abilities are welcome. Sessions are fully accessible & suitable for children with additional needs.... View event
IncludesU Nerf Games
  • Thursday 31st May 10:00am until 12:30pm
Compass Wellbeing firmly believes in inclusion & integration. Families with children of all ages & abilities are welcome. Sessions are fully accessible & suitable for children with additional needs.... View event
Family Prize Bingo
Family Prize Bingo at Compass Wellbeing, which can be found just up the road from Taunton Pool and the TDBC Council offices, Ample FREE onsite parking. Eyes down at 7pm 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
Summer Family Trail at Hestercombe Gardens: Gertrude’s Garden
  • Saturday 21st July - Until Friday 10th August
Follow in the great gardener Gertrude Jekyll's footsteps as you make your way around Hestercombe's summer holiday trail, finding the clues to help you design your own garden as you go. View event
Folksy Theatre Presents ‘The Princess and the Giant’ at Hestercombe Gardens
  • Sunday 22nd July 5:30pm until 7:00pm
Filled with music, puppetry and wonderful characters, this family show at Hestercombe Gardens is one not to be missed! View event