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Jul, 2019

Summer Senses Trail

Sat, 20th Jul at 10:00 am to Fri, 16th Aug at 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Summer holiday activity at hestercombe Gardens in Somerset
Explore your senses with our summer family trail at Hestercombe. Step away from technology and get back to nature as you discover the sounds, smells and sights of the summertime gardens on our sensory trail.  Listen to the rushing waters of the Great Cascade, smell the fragrant scents in our Formal Garden and even taste some honey in the shop. Normal admission applies.  There is no additional charge for the trail.

Terrific Tuesday – Circus Fun

Tue, 30th Jul at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Roll up, roll up to our first Terrific Tuesday of the summer… Circus Fun! *PLEASE NOTE: due to adverse weather conditions anticipated, the Cirque de Silk activities are likely to be moved indoors; and the craft activities will take place indoors, in the Apple Loft* Have fun trying your hand at circus skills on the Orangery Lawn and be wowed by Cirque de Silk who will perform a dazzling and daring aerialist show in the gardens. Throughout the day Cirque…

Aug, 2019

Model Boats on the Mill Pond

£1
Fri, 2nd Aug at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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One event on Fri, 23rd Aug, 2019 at 10:00 am

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Join us for model boats on the Mill Pond at Hestercombe
We’ll be sailing some beautiful model boats on the Mill Pond and there’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 Pear Pond when you arrive at Hestercombe. £1 per child.  Normal admission applies. 10am – 4pm

Folksy Theatre presents ‘Mr Magnolia’

Sun, 4th Aug at 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Live theatre in Somerset, Mr Magnolia
Mr Magnolia has many things, such as an old trumpet that goes rooty-toot, some very fat owls learning to hoot, a big purple dinosaur who’s a magnificent brute, two sisters who play the flute, and even a swimming pool. But he still only has one boot! Based on the book by Quentin Blake. Join Mr Magnolia on his wacky adventures, filled with music, puppetry and wonderful characters, this family show is one not to be missed. Bring along your picnics,…

Terrific Tuesday – ‘Really Wild’ at Hestercombe

Tue, 6th Aug at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Are you ready for a really wild day at Hestercombe? Our second Terrific Tuesday this summer is all about animals. Get up close to a variety of exotic animals and big bugs at the Really Wild Learning Show. Learn lots of amazing facts about the animals and their habitats and enjoy meeting the stars of the show – snakes, lizards, frogs and more – your children will have a truly memorable experience! There will be shows at 10.30am, 12pm &…

Terrific Tuesday – Fairytales & Fantasy

Tue, 13th Aug at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
  Get lost in a world of fairy tales and fantasy at our third Terrific Tuesday… Award winning storyteller Sarah Mooney will bring tales to life through her interactive storytelling sessions throughout the day – at 11am, 12pm & 2pm. Entering a world full of mythical creatures, flower-magic and folklore will spark imagination and leave your little ones buzzing with creativity. Have your face painted with glitter so you look like a magical creature. Head to the Orangery to make…

Naughty Gnomes Trail

Free
Sat, 17th Aug at 10:00 am to Sun, 1st Sep at 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Summer activities for children - help Gertrude the Bat track down some naughty gnomes in this fun family summer trail at Hestercombe.
Help Gertrude the Bat track down some naughty gnomes in this fun family summer trail at Hestercombe. Explore our gardens as you try and spot the 6 multi-coloured gnomes dotted around the landscape to fill in the wordsearch. As you look, learn a bit about Hestercombe’s history, as well as the rare Lesser Horseshoe bats that roost here throughout the year. Hand in your completed word search and collect a sticker! For an extra challenge, older children can try and…

Terrific Tuesday – Move it, Shake it!

Tue, 20th Aug at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Get active at our fourth Terrific Tuesday as you move it, shake it and more with a day jam-packed with activities to encourage movement and fun. Yoga teacher Katie Louise will be running sessions to introduce yoga as a form of movement and mindfulness for children. Learning about different poses (tree, cat, doormouse and dog!), they’ll leave equipped with the skills to practise more at home! There will be yoga classes throughout the day for different age groups – sign-up…

Model Boats on the Mill Pond

£1
Fri, 23rd Aug at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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One event on Fri, 23rd Aug, 2019 at 10:00 am

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Join us for model boats on the Mill Pond at Hestercombe
We’ll be sailing some beautiful model boats on the Mill Pond and there’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 Pear Pond when you arrive at Hestercombe. £1 per child.  Normal admission applies. 10am – 4pm

Terrific Tuesday – Hestercombe Adventurers

Tue, 27th Aug at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Calling all adventurers for our last Terrific Tuesday. We think adventure matters. That kids need it. And that the world needs adventurous kids… Let your little ones try their hand at the ancient sport of Archery with BBland Outdoor Pursuits. Great for the development of hand-eye coordination skills and perfect for igniting the adventurer within! Nurture your inner adventurer with our comando bandana making workshop.  You’ll learn the names of the different plants and flowers at Hestercombe and harness their camo-power to create…