Although Autumn is creeping upon us, the sun has still been shining brightly over us at Dimpsey. As we begin to prepare for the darker nights, there is still a lot to look forward to in September – here is our guide to what is on!


Yandles Woodworking Show – 6th to 7th September 2019

Ever wanted to see live demonstrations of woodworking and see how craftspeople use wood to create such beautiful items? Then the Yandles Woodworking Show is a great day out for you and the family!

Yandles Hurst Works
Martock
Somerset
TA12 6JU

https://www.yandles.co.uk


Langfest – 13th to 15th September 2019

The Langfest in Langport is back with a 3 day event featuring a party day, a shopping day and a day for the family!

Various Places around Langport

www.facebook.com/LangFest19-79752993327790/


Somerset County Show Taunton – 21st to 22nd September 2019

Fun fairs, playgrounds, shopping, cooking and even equestrian displays – you can find it all here at the Somerset County Show in Taunton! A weekend packed full of fun for everyone!

Taunton Racecourse
Taunton
TA3 7BL

www.somersetcountyshow.co.uk


Yeovil Super Saturday – 28th September 2019

If the Somerset Country Show isn’t enough, then why not end September with the Yeovil Super Saturday. With even more activities to be getting involved in, entertainment and even a gardening competition – there is plenty to be getting up to!

Throughout the town centre

facebook.com/yeovilsupersaturday

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Despite the heatwave finishing, the sun is still shining with all its might in South Somerset and we have been making the most out of it by relaxing in the tub! Here is our list of what is on in South Somerset this August. 


Music by the Lakes – 10th August 2019

At the Thorney Lakes there will be an evening of live music to help you enjoy the evening. Don’t forget the picnic!

Thorney Lakes
Thorney
Langport
TA10 0DW

www.thorneylakes.co.uk


Whirl-y Fayre – 16th to 18th August 2019

Another amazing music event, the Whirl-y Fayre is here performing global music, with an after party plus much more!

Netherham Farm
TA10 9DR

www.whirl-y-fayre.co.uk


Cider & Cheese Festival – 16th to 17th August 2019

Now here is an event you can really tuck into. The Cider & Cheese Festival is a great way to try out new cheeses and over 60 types of cider! A great one for the grown ups!

Westlands Entertainment Venue
Westbourne Close
Yeovil
BA20 2DD

www.westlandsyeovil.co.uk


Skate Jams – 19th to 31st August 2019

Want to try out skating? Why not attend the Skate Jams where you can put your skating to the test with demonstrations, games and even competitions!

Somerton TA11 6HS
Crewkerne TA18 8DT
Yeovil BA21 3AR
Milborne Port DT9 5BB

www.youngsomerset.org.uk

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Long days to have fun and blissfully clear evenings to watch the world go by – just a couple of things we have really been enjoying with the Summer weather recently! Summer has only just started, however, and there is plenty to be doing this July in South Somerset.


Somerton Music & Arts Festival 2019 – 5th to 13th July 2019

The Somerton Music & Arts Festival is back, and this year is bringing more amazing musical artists, entertainment and activities for the children, as well as a quiz!

Various Venues around Somerton
TA11 7NB
Parish Rooms, Church & Recreation Ground


South West Deer Rescue Open Day – 7th July 2019

Would you like to say hello to the rescue deer at the South West Rescue Centre? This open day is will be great for the whole family!

South West Deer Rescue
Dunsham Lane
Crewkerne
TA18 8QN

http://www.discoversouthsomerset.com/events/2019/july/south-west-deer-rescue-open-day.aspx


The Royal Navy Air Day – 13th July 2019

Don’t forget to pop down to the Royal Navy Air Station on Saturday 13th July. With a FIVE hour flying display, along with meet and greets, educational services, trade stalls and a fairground – this is an event not to be missed!

RNAS
Yeovilton
Ilchester
Yeovil
BA22 8HT

https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/yeovilton-airday


Forde Abbey Summer Fair – 25th July 2019

It would not be Summer without Forde Abbey’s Summer Fair! From live music, to show dogs, a fair and a birds of prey show, this is a must on your Summer bucket list.

Forde Abbey
Chard
TA20 4LU

http://www.fordeabbey/events

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Although the family festivities are over, January brings about a whole new kind of magic to us here at Dimpsey. New beginnings, Winter truly coming into its own and of course, more events for us to attend as we start the new year.


Family Skating at Hestercombe – Until 6th January 2019

It is not too late to fulfil your winter bucket list and tick off ice skating! For a few more days, you can still watch ice skaters or even have a go yourself!

Hestercombe
Cheddon Fitzpaine
nr Taunton
Somerset
TA2 8LG

Family Skating


Festive Family Trail at Hestercombe – Until 6th January 2019

School creeping ever closer? Why not enjoy the last few days with the children this January by helping Hetty the Hedgehog get ready for a party or follow a wintry trail!

Hestercombe
Cheddon Fitzpaine
nr Taunton
Somerset
TA2 8LG

Hetty Hedgehog’s Christmas Party: Festive Family Trail


Rising Stars at The Castle Hotel – 25th to 27th January 2019

If you are a lover of music then this is the event for you. The Castalian String Quartet is coming to Taunton, ready to help you relax and push those January blues away.

Castle Green
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 1NF

https://thecastlehotel.yapsody.com/event/index/261021/rising-stars


Steve James Pop-Up Restaurants – 26th January 2019

The award-winning chef, Steve James, is coming Eastfield Farm this January, preparing delicious menus for you to feast on. The first event, starting on the 26th January, will be an Asian Fusion evening!

Eastfield Farm
Tintinhull
Yeovil
Somerset
BA22 8QW

https://www.visitsomerset.co.uk/whats-on/steve-james-pop-up-restaurants-p2593963

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The end of the year is fast approaching, and with Winter now on our doorstep, we are looking forward to the events and activities that surround this festive time. The holiday season marks the perfect time to explore your local area and Somerset is no different. With that in mind, here is our guide to What is on in south Somerset this December.


Christmas at Haynes – 1st to 23rd December 2018

For all the family, Christmas at Haynes is a great way to enjoy some Christmas fun as you work your way through the cars to find one large enough for Santa – and don’t forget to visit the Christmas Pit Stop!

Haynes International Motor Museum
Sparkford
Yeovil
Somerset
BA22 7LH

www.haynesmotormuseum.com


Festive Skating – Every open day throughout December

There is no better time to go ice skating than at Christmas and the fun doesn’t just have to stay on the ice. With a Christmas Party Trail and festive treats to be had, Hestercombe Gardens is a true delight throughout December.

Hestercombe Gardens
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton
Somerset
TA2 8LG

www.hestercombe.com


Folk: St Agnes Fountain at David Hall – 7th to 8th December 2018

Ready to relax after Christmas shopping? Then the Folk St Agnes Fountain at David Hall concert is just for you. Performing both loved and original Christmas tunes, it is a wonderful way to enjoy an evening, Christmas style!

The David Hall
Roundwell St
South Petherton
TA13 5AA 

www.thedavidhall.org.uk


Musical Christmas Show – 8th to 9th December 2018

Another amazing family event, the Musical Christmas Show – The Tin Soldier is being held at Hestercombe Gardens this year, where you can follow a toy soldier as he sets of for a beautiful ballerina.

Bampfylde Hall
Hestercombe Gardens
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton
Somerset
TA2 8LG

http://www.folksytheatre.co.uk/whats-on/4593039942


Forde Abbey Christmas Illuminated Trail – 13th to 20th December 2018

Our last Christmas must see is the Forde Abbey Christmas Illuminated Trail. Treats, mulled wine and of course lights are all on offer throughout the week in December. Bring your carolling voices as carols will also be held within the house – can you get anymore festive than that?!

Forde Abbey
Chard
TA20 4LU

www.fordeabbey.co.uk

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Snuggled up in our favourite blankets with cups of hot chocolate to keep warm, the farm at Dimpsey has been transforming through the Autumn, preparing for winter to soon fall upon us. Umbrellas are out, wellies are on and coats are at the ready as we explore through South Somerset this November. 


Hatch Charity Fireworks – 5th November 2018

There is nothing quite like enjoying the autumnal weather than spending it wrapped up outside with traditional bonfires, jacket potatoes and a fireworks display to celebrate bonfire night! 

Orchard Portman

Taunton

Somerset

TA3 7BL

http://hatchfireworks.co.uk 


Curators Floor Talk – Motoring Icons – 11th to 14th November 2018

Interested in history, or in interested in cars? This is the event for you. Join Matt Piper at the Haynes International Motor Museum to discover the history of the Beetle. 

Haynes International Motor Museum

Sparkford

YEOVIL

Somerset

BA22 7LH 

https://www.haynesmotormuseum.com 


Christmas Market at Hestercombe Gardens – 16th to 18th November 2018

December is creeping ever closer, which means that is it time to start collecting all your Christmas gifts for your loved ones. Where better to start than the Christmas Market at Hestercombe Gardens? 

Hestercombe

Cheddon Fitzpaine

Taunton

Somerset

TA2 8LG 

https://www.visitsomerset.co.uk/whats-on/christmas-market-at-hestercombe-gardens-p2553303 


Christmas Craft Fair at the Monks Yard – 24th November 2018

A firm favourite in South Somerset, the Christmas Craft Fair at Monks Yard is a “festive treasure trove” of everything handmade from pottery to jams. Friendly and warm, it is a perfect day out for the family.

The Monks Yard

Horton Cross

Ilminster

Somerset

TA19 9PT 

https://www.visitsomerset.co.uk/whats-on/christmas-craft-fair-at-the-monks-yard-p2583833 

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The transformation has begun. Scattered across the floor are crisp leaves creating a haven of bright oranges, reds and browns for wellies, both big and small. The evening chill starts to creep in and where would we be without the occasional shower of rain. Together, we have a partially complete checklist for Autumn, all we need now is the perfect autumnal bucket list to enjoy this time of year to its fullest. Here is our guide to what is on in Somerset this October.


Ilminster Carnival – 6th October 

Colour, lights and plenty of carnival vibe will be at Ilminster this weekend with their over 100 feet long float chain. A great way to spend the evening! 

http://www.ilminstercarnival.co.uk


Over the Wall Picking Apples – 13th October

Coming to The Brewhouse in Taunton this October is Over the Wall Picking Apples, ideal for all theatre lovers out there. A one man show dedicated to mental health. 

https://www.wassailtheatre.co.uk/over-the-wall-picking-apples 

The Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre

Coal Orchard, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1JL 


Chard Rotary’s Salute to Trad Jazz – 19th October

Enjoy the jazz music? Then this is the event for you. Combine traditional jazz with a light supper, tea or coffee and you have a wonderful evening ahead of you. 

https://www.visitsomerset.co.uk/whats-on/chard-rotarys-salute-to-trad-jazz-p2538763 

St. Mary’s Church

Holyrood Street

Chard

Somerset

TA20 2EA


Strange and Spooky at The Museum of Somerset – 29th October to 3rd November 

Halloween is coming ever closer to us now, which suggests that thrills, spooks and possibly even ghosts are creeping towards us. Dress up, take part in the mystery trail or even attend the Strange Tales on the 16th November for an evening tour of the museum.

Taunton Castle

Castle Green

Taunton

Somerset

TA1 4AA

https://swheritage.org.uk/museum-of-somerset/ 

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Scorching hot sunshine and bright blue skies are beginning to drift away. Autumn is slowly approaching us and, here at Dimpsey, we are beginning to look forward to being surrounded by crisp, red and brown leaves and preparing for the chill in the air. In the meantime, we have put together our list of things to do in South Somerset this September. 


Annual Fun Dog Show – 1st September 2018

In our very local Blackdown Hills, the Ferne Animal Sanctuary will be holding their annual fun dog show with craft stalls, agility courses and of course, food!

Ferne Animal Sanctuary

Wambrook

Chard

Somerset

TA20 3DH

https://www.ferneanimalsanctuary.org/events/ferne-dog-show/


End of Summer Show – 8th September 2018

If you enjoyed the Annual Fun Dog show, then you will love the End of Summer show. A horse, pony and dog show, this event is perfect for animal lovers. Supporting St Margaret’s Hospice and Alzheimer’s Research UK, this is truly a wonderful day out. 

Show Site Clapton

Crewkerne

DT8 3RF

http://www.crewkerneshow.co.uk 


Wellbeing & Superfood Festival – 16th September 2018

From healthy treats to complimentary therapies, the Wellbeing & Superfood Festival is full of delicious food to try, workshops and even entertainment!

Woodlands Castle

TAUNTON

Somerset

TA3 5LU 

https://www.visitsomerset.co.uk/whats-on/wellbeing-and-superfood-festival-2018-p2469903 


Best of Bristol Sunday Lunch at The Castle Hotel – 30th September 2018

The Best of Bristol is coming to Taunton, with Bristol’s top chef’s preparing and cooking a delightful lunch at The Castle Green. Don’t miss out! 

Castle Green

Taunton

Somerset

TA1 1NF 

https://thecastlehotel.yapsody.com/event/index/276191/the-best-of-bristol-sunday-lunch 

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Watching the stars under the night sky, days out in the sun, sipping on your favourite scrumpy… Recently, the weather has given us many opportunities to enjoy the simple things, so here is our guide to What’s on in South Somerset this August so you can love being out in the sun whilst it lasts.


Historical House Drawn Tours of Langport – Every Weekend in August 

Perfect for history lovers, the horse drawn tours of Langport makes a wonderful and interesting day out where you can learn about the history of Langport. 

Langport Main Car Park
TA10 9PG


Concerts in the West – 2nd to 4th August 

If you prefer a more relaxed evening, why not watch the PELLÉAS ENSEMBLE & FRIENDS at Yeovil, Bridport, Ilminster or Taunton this summer – an excellent way to appreciate music from the well-loved Beethoven and Mozart. 


Cider & Cheese Festival – August 17th to 18th August

It wouldn’t be Summer without celebrating Somerset’s finest Cider and Cheese. With over 6o different types of cider and cheese to try, including live entertainment, it is an ideal weekend for relishing in good food and company. 

Westlands Entertainment Venue
Westbourne Close
Yeovil
Somerset
BA20 2DD


Yesterdays Farming – 18th to 19th August

From dog shows to tractors, heavy working horses to working steam engines, step back in time with Yesterday’s Farming and don’t forget to take part in their haymaking displays and rural crafts! 

Dillington Park Estate
Dillington
Ilminster
Somerset
TA19 9DQ

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The sun has been beaming over Dimpsey recently and we have certainly been enjoying the heatwave. From long summer days sitting in our hot tub to country shows, there is plenty to do in Somerset this month and here are our favourites!


Somerton Summer Arts Festival – 6th – 15th July 2018

A whole week of entertainment, the Somerton Summer Arts Festival has been designed to encourage many genres or music, and bring the community together with art, drama and even morris dancing! 

Somerton Town Centre


Guide Dogs Family Fun Day – 14th July 2018

Fundraising for the Taunton Guide Dogs, not only does this ultimately fun dog show help the local community, but also makes a wonderful day out for all ages. 

Castle Green
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 4AD


Yeovil Show – 14-15th July

Competitions, food and drink, animals, retail therapy – The Yeovil Show has everything you can possibly want out of a day  out. The perfect way to celebrate South Somerset and everything it has to offer!

Yeovil Showground
Barwick
Yeovil
BA22 9TA


Somerset Steam & Country Show – 20th-22nd July 2018

If you enjoy country shows, don’t forget to attend the Somerset Steam and Country Show in Langport. With entertainment and funfair, as well as tractor pulling – it makes a great day out for all country and vehicle lovers!

Netherham Farm
Low Ham
Langport
TA10 9DR

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