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5 things to do in Somerset this weekend

PUBLISHED: 15:53 24 April 2017 | UPDATED: 15:53 24 April 2017

The Royal Air Fleet Museum, Yeovil will be home to the Top Gun Experience this weekend (c) Imran's photography / Shutterstock

The Royal Air Fleet Museum, Yeovil will be home to the Top Gun Experience this weekend (c) Imran's photography / Shutterstock


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. Top Gun Experience, Royal Navy Fleet Air Museum

Sit amongst the fighter jets and feel the need for speed on Saturday April 29 where you can watch Top Gun on the deck of the Aircraft Carrier Experience. Book tickets here.

2. Yarlington Fringe 2017

From Friday April 28 to Sunday April 30 expect a barn dance, beer festival, giant puppets, drumming duck race, Langport Mummers and a whole host of music, food and refreshments at this year’s free community event. All events are free but funded by your support of the food and beer tents.

3. Classic Cars, Downside Abbey, near Bath

Downside Abbey, a Benedictine monastery 12 miles south of Bath, will play host to a Concours d’Elegance. The gathering of more than 100 vintage, classic and interesting vehicles is now in its fourth year, making its return to the elegant Stratton-on-the-Fosse site. To register a car for the event call 01761 235194).

4. Picnic in the Park, Ston Easton Park, near Wells

Explore Ston Easton’s glorious grounds and feast upon delicious homemade picnic food at the May Day Picnic in the Park. Hampers crammed full of sweet and savoury treats can be collected from reception on arrival, along with blankets, leaving guest to enjoy this retro pleasure among 36-acres of idyllic private parkland. For more beautiful places in Somerset to enjoy a picnic, take a look at our guide here.

5. North Somerset Show

Livestock is at the heart of this year’s agricultural show with the British Isles Shearing Competitions Association’s first competition of the season and an exciting equestrian programme. Money raised through entrance to the show will support a Countryside Day in July when 2,600 primary school children from North Somerset and Bristol will learn about agriculture,

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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