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Oct, 2017

Model boats on the Mill Pond

Thu, 26th Oct at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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We’ll be sailing some beautiful model boats on the Mill Pond and they’ll be some small radio-controlled ones for you to have a go with too. No need to book – just come on down to the Mill Pond when you arrive at Hestercombe. 50p per child. Normal admission applies. 10am – 4pm
Nov, 2017

Christmas Market

Fri, 17th Nov to Sun, 19th Nov
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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Come and discover our annual Christmas market in the heart of Somerset, featuring over 60 festive stalls bursting with beautiful gifts, delicious treats and unusual hand-crafted items. A huge Christmas tree brimming with baubles will provide the backdrop for choirs performing carols in the Courtyard and we’ll have entertainment to keep the little ones busy (weekend only). In the Stables Café and Bampfylde Hall, we will be selling festive food and drink – wonderfully-crumbly mince pies, indulgent Yule log and mugs…
Dec, 2017

Festive Skating

Sat, 2nd Dec, 2017 to Sun, 7th Jan, 2018
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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Get your skates on… Come and have a go on the undercover skate rink at Hestercombe this Christmas (it’s artificial so you won’t get too chilly!). Housed in a magical winter marquee, you can skate whatever the weather and enjoy some festive refreshments rink side too. Skating at Hestercombe is popular, so booking a time slot is a good idea as spaces fill up quickly on busy days. See below for details of opening times and prices. Make a day of it……

Wreath making workshops

Sun, 3rd Dec at 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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“Deck the Halls…” Join florist Jan Waters from JW Blooms for a workshop to make a beautiful Christmas wreath to hang on your door at home.  Using lots of lovely fresh foliage, Jan will share her expert tips to help you create a wonderful wreath to bring the festive spirit into your home.  Enjoy tea or coffee and a mince pie whilst you work. We are running four wreath making workshops: Sunday 3rd December: 10am – 12.30pm  & 2 – 4.30pm …

Folksy Theatre presents ‘The Snow Queen’

Mon, 18th Dec at 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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Enjoy a story of bravery and friendship brought to life in Folksy’s uniquely engaging style. Filled with live music and puppetry, it’s a great Christmas treat for all the family. A little girl named Gerda crosses forests, mountains and hills to reach the Snow Kingdom and rescue her friend Kai from The Snow Queen. Tickets Adults: £13.50; Children: £8 Concessions: £10 Family: £38 (2 adults and 2 children) The Snow Queen is being performed on two dates – Sunday 17…

Christmas Concert

Thu, 21st Dec at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Taunton Concert Band will perform a set of our favourite Christmas music with their symphonic wind band in the Bampfylde Hall.  Feel festive as you enjoy a mix of traditional carols as well as modern seasonal tunes. Adults: £12; Children: £6 Mince pies and mulled wine (not included in ticket price) will be served from 6.30pm. Or call our Visitor Reception on 01823 413923