Quantock August Events

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Open all month

Time to Bee Friendly Trail at Hestercombe Gardens.  Family friendly Summer activities 21st July – 3rd September. More information.

Wildflower Field at Stogumber. Post Code TA4 4JF what3words: ///occupy.months.outgrown. The wonderful wildlfower field at Stogumber is open once again, with all donations going to two local Stogumber charities. More information  

‘Become a Young Explorer’ & Story Time at Coleridge Cottage, Nether Stowey.  Hosted by The National Trust.  Children’s trail with reward at the end available throughout the month, and story time Wednesday’s at 12.30pm for younger visits (3-7 years). More information

Stowey Sunflowers & Maize Maze. Just off A39 near The Cottage Inn, Keenthorne. £5 entry, under 3’s free.  Enjoy finding your way through the ‘Maize Maze’ to find the sunflowers where you can pick some of your own to take home (it is worth taking secateurs or similar). More information


Kilve Beach Family Day, Fossil Walks & Rockpooling, Wed 2nd August, 10am-3.45pm.  Hosted By Quantock Hills AONB.  A guided walk led by geologists from Geckoella looking at the geology and rock formations along the beautiful Kilve beach. More information & booking

Fossil Walks with Geckoella. 3rd, 15th, 16th & 22nd August from Watchet Visitors Centre. £8pp adults, £5 children under 14. Booking required. 01984 632101 or [email protected]

Temple of Harmony & Mill Wood, Halswell Park, Goathurst. Sundays 2-5pm. Hosted by Halswell Park Estate. The Temple of Harmony is an 18th century folly standing in the corner of Mill Wood, a 19 acre pleasure garden created for Sir Charles Kemeys Tynte on the Halswell Park Estate. Please note this does not include entry to Halswell House and grounds. More information & booking.

Woodland Adventure Days.  Hosted by the Woodland Play Centre, Crowcombe Heathfield.  Selection of dates in August for 8-14 year olds without parents to have a day of adventure in the woods, 10am-4pm.  More information & booking.

One Fyne Night 2023 – 5k or 10k Trail Run. 7pm Sat 19th August. Fyne Court, Broomfield. Hosted by Channel Events. Utilising the beautiful Fyne Court Estate to deliver an evening 5km course, 2 laps are completed for the 10km option. More information & booking

Woodland Family Day, 10.30-1pm Tue 22nd August. Hosted by the Woodland Play Centre, Crowcombe Heathfield.  Enjoy a woodland adventure as a family with plenty of fun activities, aimed at under 8’s.  More information & booking.

Hound of the Baskervilles Outdoor Theatre. 5pm Sat 26th August, Fyne Court.  Hosted by The National Trust. A thrilling performance of the classic Sherlock Holmes tale in the grounds of Fyne Court. More information & booking.

Free Family Activity Day at Hawkridge Reservoir. 11am-3pm, Tue 23rd Aug. Hosted by Wessex Water. A day of fun games, activities, and outdoor learning with Wessex Water’s education advisers. Learn about how tap water is treated and delivered to your home while also exploring the mix of wildlife found at Hawkridge. More information

Fairfield House, Stogursey Guided Tours, 2-4pm Mon 28th Aug-Thu 31st Aug.  Guided tours will show the main hallway and three principal rooms of the house and give the main known history of the family across almost 30 generations.  Visitors are welcome to enjoy the gardens at the end of the tour.  £7pp under 12’s free, proceeds to local charities.  More information

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, 4pm Sat 26th August at Alfoxton Park. Samuel Taylor Colerdige’s most famous poem, ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’, was first read at Alfoxton Park by Coleridge to his friends and contemporaries the Wordsworths, 200 years ago. Witness the Ancient Mariner and his story brought to life in Singhamanas’ powerful rendition, at the birthplace of Romantic poetry. More information & booking