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Jul, 2017

Feathered Friends: Family garden trail

Sat, 22nd Jul at 10:00 am to Fri, 11th Aug at 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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Follow our family trail around the gardens and discover which birds you’ll likely to see in the trees and soaring in the skies around Hestercombe. Normal admission applies.

Terrific Tuesday – Fête Fun

Tue, 25th Jul at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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During the summer holidays, enjoy Terrific Tuesdays at Hestercombe – a day filled with crafts, trails, sports & more. With a different theme each Tuesday, you can try something new every week. Our first Terrific Tuesday of the summer has the theme of a traditional summer fête. Come and watch a sheepdog display – shows at 11.30am & 1.30pm.  See them guide a group of ducks around an obstacle course.  In between displays, you’ll be able to meet the animals.…

Folksy Theatre presents ‘Twelfth Night’

Sun, 30th Jul at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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Enjoy this popular Shakespearean comedy with mistaken identity and role reversal at its heart. Roll out a blanket and enjoy a picnic on the Orangery Lawn as you watch the play unfold – the perfect way to spend a summer’s evening. Advance tickets: Adult: £13.50; Child (3-15 years): £8; Family (2 adults and 2 children): £38 Children who are two or under go free. Or call our Visitor Reception on 01823 413923
Aug, 2017

Terrific Tuesday – Animal Antics

Tue, 1st Aug at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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During the summer holidays, enjoy Terrific Tuesdays at Hestercombe – a day filled with crafts, trails, sports & more. With a different theme each Tuesday, you can try something new every week. The second Terrific Tuesday of the summer has an animal theme. We’ll have lots of different animals visiting for the day – including alpacas, tortoises, owls, chickens, guinea pigs, a gecko and a bearded dragon.  Plus, we’ll have some animal crafts for you to make. Normal admission applies.…

Terrific Tuesday – Sports Day

Tue, 8th Aug at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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During the summer holidays, enjoy Terrific Tuesdays at Hestercombe – a day filled with crafts, trails, sports & more. With a different theme each Tuesday, you can try something new every week. Our third Terrific Tuesday of the summer holidays has a sports theme. Think traditional sports day… children can take part in fun races on the Orangery Lawn and cool down afterwards whilst making some sporty themed crafts. Adults, make sure you prepare for parents race and win the…

Model boats on the Mill Pond

Thu, 10th Aug at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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Tone Valley Model Boat Club will be sailing their beautiful boats on the Mill Pond and they’ll be bringing some small radio-controlled boats 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

Terrific Tuesday – Brilliant Bugs

Tue, 15th Aug at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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During the summer holidays, enjoy Terrific Tuesdays at Hestercombe – a day filled with crafts, trails, sports & more. With a different theme each Tuesday, you can try something new every week. The fourth Terrific Tuesday of the summer is all about brilliant bugs. Go on a bug hunt in the woods with the team from the Somerset Wildlife Trust, have your face painted and make some creepy-crawly inspired crafts. Normal admission applies.   Don’t miss our other Terrific Tuesdays…

Fire and Food

Wed, 16th Aug at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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Join us for an evening of fire and food. Our Head Gardener Claire will meet you at the Visitor Reception when you arrive and lead you up to the Charcoal Burner’s Camp, nestled deep within the Landscape Garden. Take your seat by the fireside and be inspired as our head chef Matt gives a demo all about summer food and outdoor cooking. Learn about marinades, glazes and how to use flavours from nature. Finish up with a delicious meal by…

Terrific Tuesday – Wild Art

Tue, 22nd Aug at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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During the summer holidays, enjoy Terrific Tuesdays at Hestercombe – a day filled with crafts, trails, sports & more. With a different theme each Tuesday, you can try something new every week. Our fifth Terrific Tuesday of the summer has a wild art theme. Be inspired by the beautiful summertime gardens and create your own ‘wild art’ to take home with you. Normal garden admission applies. Don’t miss our other Terrific Tuesdays during the summer holidays… Tuesday 25th July –…

Model boats on the Mill Pond

Thu, 24th Aug at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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Tone Valley Model Boat Club will be sailing their beautiful boats on the Mill Pond and they’ll be bringing some small radio-controlled boats 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