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5 things to do in Somerset this weekend

PUBLISHED: 16:25 22 May 2017 | UPDATED: 16:25 22 May 2017

Burham-on-Sea will be home to the town's Food Festival and RNLI Rainbow Race (c) allou / Thinkstock

Burham-on-Sea will be home to the town's Food Festival and RNLI Rainbow Race (c) allou / Thinkstock

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The weekend is fast approaching and for those still deciding how to spend their Friday through to Sunday, we pick 5 of the best ways to spend your weekend in Somerset

1. Burnham-on-Sea Food Festival

On Saturday May 27, Burnham-on-Sea will be brimming with the best of Somerset’s food and drink providing guests with a feast for all the senses. Sprrad across five indoor venues and a massive outdoor Market with more than 120 traders, the event will include farm animals, demonstrations, workshops, buskers, street food and ride. It’s free to attend.

2. Wells Comedy Festival

Four venues welcome three days of big names and tons of comedy at Wells Comedy Festival. Don’t miss shows from the likes of Stewart Lee, Milton Jones, Joe Lycett, Bridget Christie, James Acaster, Sara Pascoe, Richard Herring and Angelos & Barry.

3. RNLI Rainbow Race, Burnham-on-Sea

Burnham-on-Sea RNLI volunteers are bringing the Rainbow Race back to the beach for a second year – only this time the event will be bigger and better and with more paint throwing! On Saturday May 27, every entrant will get a T-shirt, a medal and their own bag of paint, included in the entrance fee. Tickets: £12 adult, £6 child or £30 for a family of four.

4. National Gardens Scheme Open Days, various locations

Over the weekend, gardens across the country will be opening their gates for the National Gardens Scheme’s 90th anniversary and Somerset is no exception. Check out our guide on where to visit in the county here.

5. Oatley English Wine Week, near Cannington

Open from Saturday May 27 to Sunday June 4, Oatley Vineyard will be celebrating English Wine Week by opening its vineyards and countryside to the public. Taste the wines, walk the vines and relax (with a picnic if you fancy). Wine can be bought be the glass, bottle or case.

For more information about any of the events listed above; how to get there, how to book tickets and prices, please follow the links in the event name.

We update 5 things to do in Somerset at the weekend every Monday. If you are in need of inspiration, bookmark this page for events from Friday through to Sunday.

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