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May events in Somerset

May is the month we’re all hoping for great weather. May Day celebrations, school holidays and the late May Bank holiday all give you a great opportunity to escape your day to day and relax somewhere a little different. Somerset is perfect for a short break as it’s easy to get to from most major cities and there’s plenty to keep kids busy over the school holidays too. Plan a holiday in Somerset for May and visit some of these lovely events.

Romp through the hills of Somerset basking in the sunshine, find a high spot to have a picnic and look across the valleys of where you just walked. From Exmoor to the Mendips, the hills of this county offer some spectacular views across the Great British countryside. You could easily spend a day wandering along the winding paths, just remember to pack some water and plenty of snacks and you’ll be good to go.


Add one of these special events to your holiday for something different to do:

1st May: Milverton annual street fair

1st May: North Somerset show

1st May: Ston Easton Picnic in the park

6th May: Frome Book Fair

13th May: Street Somerset Day celebrations

14th May: Taunton vintage bus day

14th May: Helicopter Museum classic American car rally

19th to 28th May: The Bath Festival

27th May to 4th June: Paint a spring decoration at Barrington Court

29th May: Nature ninjas at the Bishop’s Palace

29th May to 2nd June: Kids Discovery week at Haynes Motor Museum

30th May to 1st June: Barrington Court Wildlife Days

31st May to 1st June: Family jousting at Dunster Castle


After a long day up high in the hills, retire to the your holiday cottage to relax and unwind. For spring, why not choose a holiday cottage with a hot tub? Soak achey limbs in the warm waters and bubble your troubles away.


Find a Somerset cottage to suit your holiday needs at any time of year.

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