July Events

25 March 2010, 15:01

We have selected some of the best events in Somerset for you. Just scroll down and see what fun you can have right on your door step!


Saturday 10th - St Georges, Wembdon School Fete 12pm. Lots of stalls, Hip Hop dance display and workshop, raffle, beat the goalie, golf game, bbq and refreshments

Saturday 10th - Lynford Park Pre-School fete from 2pm till 3.30pm, with BBQ, games and more

Saturday 10th - Charity Summer Ball in aid of Breast Cancer Care and Macmillan Cancer Support, featuring the Wessex Big Band at Westlands Leisure Complex from 7.30pm. Tickets £15 each, to include buffet

Saturday 10th- Coffee Morning and Shopping Fayre at Masonic Hall, Bridgwater. There will be a sale of things like Trollbeads, Usborne books, Phoenix cards, Pampered chef, Jams and chutneys, Face paintings, Debbie's Fragrances, Stained glass jewellery/gifts, Nail Painting, Soaps and Art and canvases.

Saturday 10th - Yvonne Rigby's Creech St Michael Village Hall Summer Fete 11am-2pm. In aid of St Margarets Hospice.

Saturday 10th - Coeliac UK Tea Party - Frampton Village Hall 2pm-4pm. Chat over homemade gluten free cakes. Gluten free products also available to purchase, plant stall, craft stall, refreshments. Admission £1, children free

Saturday 10th - Sunday 11th - Mosterton Summer Show, with classic tractors cars, and more. Adults £3, children £1, evening entertainment from band "Ship of Fools", tickets £5.

Wednesday 14th - "Off the Peg" Fashion Show at Norton Fitzwarren Village Hall 7pm for 7.30pm start. Bargain run off (not seconds) clothing from high street retailers such as nextand debenhams, catwalk show followed by an opportunity to buy and take home on the night, All major credit/debit cards accepted. Percentage of proceeds go toward Norton Fitzwarren Pre-school. www.nortonfitzwarrenpreschool.t83.net

Wednesday 14th - Curry Night for Charity at the Natraj Tandoori, in East Reach, Taunton. In support of Somerset Sight, £15 per person with doors open from 7pm, dinner at 8pm. To book tickets email linda@somersetsight.org.uk

Friday 16th - Community Fun Evening at Norton Fitzwarren VC Primary School from 5pm-8pm. Attractions include a 10ft climbing wall suitable for adults and children over 5 years old, bouncy castle, barbecue, dance display, imitation troll beads for sale, a raffle with days out to be won, face painting and lots more.  Everyone is welcome.  All profit goes to Norton Fitzwarren Parent Teacher Association.

Friday 16th - Railway Runabouts Summer Fete, Kilkeeny, Station Approach, Taunton. 3.30pm-5.30pm. BBQ, Bouncy Castle and Raffle.

Friday 16th - Summer BBQ with Auction at Ruishton Primary School 

Friday 16th - Hillview carnival club "Riverbrew" at the Railway Inn, Burnham On Sea. Tickets available from club members are £3.50 or £4 on the door.

Friday 16th - Sunday 18th - Highbridge and Burnham Art Festival in the Apex Park with competitions, workshops and more for all the family

Saturday 17th - Girlguiding Yeovil Memorabilia Exhibition. To celebrate 100 Years of Guiding, we are putting on an exhibition of memorabilia at Vicarage Street Church Hall, Yeovil (bottom of Quedam) from 10 - 4pm. If you are/were a Guide, Brownie or even a Rainbow come along and see how our organisation has changed. Refreshments available.

Saturday 17th - Charity Fashion Show and second hand Clothes Sale in aid of Have A Heart Appeal. Chard Baptist Church 7.30pm-9.30pm.

Saturday 17th - Food fair and classic car display at Leigh village hall, from 10am till 4pm

Saturday 17th - Victoria Park Communtiy Centre Fun Day in Bridgwater, with bouncy castle, BBQ, table top sales and much more for the whole family. 12noon till 4pm

Saturday 17th - 1st Ilminster Cubs Fundraiser manual car wash, bouncy castle and grand raffle at The Stonemasons car park, Harts Close, Ilminster

Saturday 17th - Charity disco and raffle in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Unionist Hall in Bruton, from 7pm. Adults £3.50 and children £1.50, payable on the door. Music from the swingin 60's to the "bangin" noughties! Fancy dress is welcome!  

Saturday 17th - Haygrove Class of 1990 reunion at The Blake Arms, Bridgwater from 8pm. Find out more by emailing haygroveschoolreunion@hotmail.co.uk

Saturday 17th - Josh Evans Trust Annual Summer Ball in conjunction with North Petherton Rugby Club. Supporting children with diabetes. A 4 course meal, plus music from two live bands. Price £40 per ticket.

Saturday 17th - Green Angels at Chalice Well Trust and Gardens from 7pm. Tickets £7. A popular group, playing lively folk and jazz music.

Saturday 17th - St Margaret's Hospice Summer Ball at Somerset County Cricket Ground. Hosted by weather girl Sian Lloyd. Tickets £45, to include a drink on arrival and three course meal. Live entertainment, charity auction and disco. For tickets call 0845 345 9671 or on line at www.somerset-hospice.org.uk

Saturday 17th - Jazz on the Green at Brent Knoll Village Green. Starts 7pm, with bar and BBQ. Tickets £7.50, children £4, call 01278 760986 or 01278 760 760.

Sunday 18th - Family Fun Day at PHAFAL's. FREE entry, Charity Raffle for Childrens Hospice South West, Barbeque, Face Painting, Lucky Dip, Photographer, Artist, FREE Play in the Soft Play Centre and lots more fun. Website www.phafalsdizzybugs.webs.com

Sunday 18th - Caryford Fun Day at the leisure centre in Castle Cary with indoor paintballing, outdoor climbing wall, teas coffees and more. Caryford Leisure Centre, Maggs Lane, Castle Cary BA7 7JJ 01963 350600

Sunday 18th - Sherborne Blue Light Day, a free community event for your chance to learn more about Dorset Police and partners. Visit the website www.dorset.police.uk to find out more 

Wednesday 21st July - The Searchers perform at Strode theatre in Street, from 7.30pm. Contact the box office to book tickets!

Friday 23rd - Ben Waters Band & The Rogue Dolls at Music on the Pitch - Ivel Barbarians RFC. gates 6pm. www.musiconthepitch.co.uk 

Friday 23rd - Disco and Grand Raffle in aid of Kotukala Nursery and Lower School, The Gambia. 8pm at the British Legion Club, Taunton. £6 per ticket. Contact Cheryl on 07891 483380 or Yvonne on 07881 935618.

Friday 23rd - Bands in the Barn - Godney Farm. There will be three, brilliant local bands, followed by a DJ playing all the classic's to finish the night off. Music will be going on until 3 am, and there will be a fully stocked bar and a range of food available throughout the night, both very reasonably priced! £6 on the door. Licensed Bar Bands - Jack By The Hedge, The Last Rogues, UKID. Godney Farm, Godney, Near Wells, Somerset, BA5 1RX

Friday 23rd - Saturday 24th - 3rd Bath Summer Cider Festival with the Mangledwurzels. Tickets from the Pavilion Box Office on 01225 330304

Saturday 24th - RACE FOR LIFE MILLFIELD. Millfield School, Street BA16 0YD. 11am. 5k run.

Saturday 24th - Eric Stokes charity darts march. 7pm start. At Unionist Hall, Bruton. £5 entry all proceeds to Afghan Heroes charity.

Saturday 24th - ABBA Rival & Stress at Music on the Pitch. Ivel Barbarians RFC. Gates 6pm. www.musiconthepitch.co.uk

Saturday 24th - Bands in the Barn! There will be three, brilliant local bands, followed by a DJ playing all the classic's to finish the night off. Music will be going on until 3 am, and there will be a fully stocked bar and a range of food available throughout the night, both very reasonably priced! £6 on the door. Licensed Bar. Bands - Jack By The Hedge, The Last Rogues, UKID. Godney Farm, Godney, Near Wells, Somerset, BA5 1RX http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=131937040173266&ref=ts

Saturday 24th - Corfe Village Playground Official Re-opening. 11am onwards. Formal opening on Queen's Acre at 12.00 by John Williams Leader of Taunton Deane Council. Bring a picnic to share. Drinks will be provided. All ages welcome, fun and games for the children. Information from David Royle 421798.

Saturday 24th - Nynehead Village Fete @ Nynehead Court 2.30-8.30pm-ish. Stalls, Events, Ferret Racing, Fancy Dress competition, BBQ, Bar, Magician, Cream Teas, Raffles, Live Music.

Saturday 24th - Armed Forces Charity Day at Taunton Town Football Club, raising funds for selected Armed Forces Charities and Help for Heroes. With a football match between Taunton Town FC and the Royal Marines 1st XI, kick off 3pm. Other attractions include Sea Cadets Feild Gun Display, football skill games, Taunton RBL Motorcycle club and more. Admission £5 fro adults, £2 for OAPs and Under 16's.

Saturday 24th - Taunton and Pickeridge Golf Club are taking part in the 2010 National Golf Challenge in support for Help for Heroes.

Saturday 24th - Cheeky Monkeys Tea Part,  Taunton School Pre-Prep Hall and Garden, Staplegrove Road, Taunton
Time: 2pm-4.30pm, Admission: £3 family entry Activities: monkey treasure hunt, face painting, competitions, and refreshments and much more This is purely a fundraiser to raise money for the National Childbirth Trust.

Sunday 25th - Family Fun Day at Ivel Barbarians RFC. Live music with the Stereoironics, Fiver & Diva Lea. 12noon-6pm. www.musiconthepitch.co.uk

Sunday 25th - Breast Cancer Charity Day with the Mangledwurzels. An afternoon event to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Care Cycle Challenge. Tickets cost £10.00 in advance and £12.00 on the day; children up to 12yo get in for free. Please call Darren or Rachel for tickets on 01460 240264. Event starts at 3pm; The Mangledwurzels will be performing from 4.30pm. As well as the live music, there will be a bouncy castle, face painting, children's competitions with prizes - and a BBQ Buffet all included; as well as lots more fun and games...

Sunday 25th - The Lowland Games at Thorney, near Langport. £5 for adults, £1, children. With mud wrestling, tug'o'war, It's A Knockout and more.

Monday 26th - Young people from Chard and the surrounding areas will be Rucking, Mauling, Scrummaging and hopefully scoring a few tires again this year as Chard Rugby Football Club holds its annual Summer Rugby Camp. Led by two experienced New Zealand coaches and RFU community coach Simon Boyd, the course which runs from 26th to 30th July at the Rugby club, Essex Close, will give boys and girls from 7 years up the opportunity to try rugby for the first time or improve their skills. Cost is £125 per player. If you would like to book a place, please visit www.chardrfc.org or contact Chard Rugby Club c/o Coombe Farm on 01460 279500 or email philipsoffice@coombefarm.com Places are also available under the ‘Give it a Go’ scheme; please see your school for more information.

Wednesday 28th - Ferne Family Fun Day. Lots to see and do come rain or shine. Bouncy Castle*, Treasure Hunt, games and activities for all the family, to raise funds for the Sanctuary. £2 car parking. *Bouncy Castle if dry weather. www.ferneanimalsanctuary.org

Wednesday 28th - Dunster Country Fair. Exmoor Pony Show, Hound Show, Terrier and Lurcher Shows, Minehead and District Canine Society Show, Ferret Racing, Team events for Riding Clubs and Pony Clubs, Trade Stands, Craft Tent, Falconry Display, Parade of Hounds, Licensed Bar, Refreshments.

Thursday 29th - Digging Up The Past! Somerset Rural Life Museum 10.30 – 12.00 and 13.30 – 15.00 Age 7 to 11 £3 per child Digging up the Past! Get your hands dirty and be an archeologist! Dig, sort and identify objects.

Friday 30th - Bat Detective Walk, Fyne Court. 7.30pm-9pm. Calling all young bat detectives. Come along in fancy dress, make your own bat shapes, take part in a quiz and then venture out into the dark to see what you might find. Don’t forget your torch and wellies. £3 Children, Adults Free. Booking essential. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events

Saturday 31st - Somerset Sights Charity Shop 1st Birthday. 29c Bridge Street, Taunton. 9.30am-5pm. Hear the handbell ringers, Pet the Guide Dogs, Play the tombola, Win the birthday cake, Meet the Volunteers, Eat FREE cupcakes!

Saturday 31st - Family fun day with the Mangledwurzels at Immacolata House Care Home in Langport, raising money for Freewheelers Emergency Voluntary Service and Alzheimer's Society. With entertainments, face painting, games, and more. From 11am

Saturday 31st - Coffee morning in aid of All Saint's Church at Little Foxholes in East Coker from 10am till 12noon

Saturday 31st - Summer Fete at Fletcher House, Glastonbury Rd, Wells. 2.30pm Come and join the fun.
Stalls, competitions,Raffles home made cream teas. Street drum and trumpet corp will be playing during the afternoon.

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