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June events in Somerset

A county famed for its gardens, there’s no excuses for not getting out into the Somerset sunshine on your June holiday. From Father’s Day to the Glastonbury Fringe, you’ll find events across the county to fill up your break. If you’re only staying for the weekend, pop along to the West Somerset Railway for a cream tea special or step back in time at Dunster Castle’s Civil War weekend.

June is the perfect month to pack your bags and get away from it all. As there’s no school holidays this month, most attractions are quiet meaning that you can see and do all the things that you planned. Beat the summer crowds while still enjoying the summer weather. Good weather makes for plenty of walks throughout the county; Exmoor, the Mendips and the Quantocks are all lovely to explore for a day out or over a couple of days. You might be surprised by how much the landscape changes across these Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


Take a look at our list of events in Somerset this June:

25th May to 2nd June: Kids Discovery week at Haynes Motor Museum

2nd June: The Helicopter Museum Story – 29th Anniversary lecture and tour

9th June: Glastonbury Fringe festival launch party

9th to 10th June: Civil war weekend at Dunster Castle

12th June: Handlebards perform Twelfth Night

15th and 29th June: Steam and Cream tea specials with the West Somerset Railway

17th June: Father’s Day dream drives weekend at Haynes Motor Museum

22nd to 24th June: The English Country Garden festival

23rd to 24th June: Helicopter Museum Fly in weekend

23rd to 24th June: Weston-Super-Mare Air festival and armed forces weekend


Treat your dad to a drive of his favourite motor at Haynes Motor Museum on Father’s Day. For something a little different, stay near the Quantocks and spend the weekend walking or cycling. At some points on a clear day you can see from Minehead across to Bristol if you look hard enough, a breath taking view to take in while you eat lunch or just sit and chat as a break from your energetic adventure.


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