Things to do

August events in Somerset

Holidays in Somerset have even more appeal when you get under the skin of local communities and eke out all the events going on throughout the county this August. Fun fairs and train rides, secret gardens and outdoor activities, there’s fun for all the family including the four-legged variety.

Events throughout August


Victorian Explorer Days

Dunster Castle is holding Victorian Explorer events to get up close to animals, bugs and other creepy crawlies 



A trail of Trails

Step back in time on this family trail at Dunster Castle throughout August


Image credit: The American Museum

The Bishop's Palace Dragons Lair

A new interactive discovery; dare you enter?


The American Museum in Britain (in Bath)  

An extravaganza of events and attractions, from family crafts and trails to gardens and grounds and many exhibitions and activities throughout August


1st week of August

2nd August Family Twilight Walk

An Exmoor adventure seeking red deer and the elusive nightjar

3rd t0 4th  August Taunton Flower Show

Held at Vivary Park, where they’ll also let you ride the mini railway



2nd week of August

5th to 12th August Dunster Music Week

Based at the Dunster Hotel, a series of musical happenings will be spilling out onto the streets of this ancient market town

10th to 11th August Blackdown Hills Beer and Music Festival

A weekend of entertainment accompanied by a wide selection of real ales for the grown ups


3rd week of August 


18th August Three Musteteers

An evening of entertainment from the wonderful setting of Glastonbury Abbey

 18th August Bath Textiles Fair

Situated in the American Museum, giving an insight into the world of textiles


4th week of August


19th August Mid Somerset Show

The largest free one day event in Europe! Shepton Mallet holds host to all things Somerset 

25th to 26th  August Clevedon Flower Show

The show features live music, arena events, dog shows and all things horticultural 



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