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5 things to do in Somerset this weekend

PUBLISHED: 14:23 18 June 2018

Dogs, their owners and dog lovers are all welcome at DogFest at Ashton Court, Bristol (c) alexei_tm / Getty Images

Dogs, their owners and dog lovers are all welcome at DogFest at Ashton Court, Bristol (c) alexei_tm / Getty Images

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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. Car-nival, Downside Abbey near Bath

Downside Abbey, a Benedictine monastery situated twelve miles south of Bath, will host this popular classic car show on Sunday June 24. As well as a gathering of vintage and classic vehicles, there will also be a cricket tournament with a star coach, live music, competitions, bouncy castle and face-painting, as well as a range of food. There is free parking for all visitors and free tours of Abbey. Book tickets here.

2. English Country Garden Festival, Bishop’s Palace & Gardens

The Bishop’s Palace & Gardens in Wells hosts this popular festival for garden lovers and is now in its fourth year. From June 22 – 24, the 14-acre grounds of the Palace will feature guided tours, live music, expert speakers, BBQ food, skills sessions and crafts and more than 40 stalls, including a fabulous range of nurseries selling unusual and popular plants. Book tickets here.

3. Top of the Gorge festival, Cheddar Gorge

Top of the Gorge festival takes place in a pop-up site above Cheddar Gorge for a weekend (June 22-24) of adventure and entertainment amid the Mendip Hills in stunning surroundings. This brand new festival will give you a chance to challenge yourself with some outdoor action, relax with live music and try local food, all atop the UK’s largest gorge. Tickets are available from the National Trust website.

4. Weston Air Festival

The free event on June 23 and 24 is a mix of aerobatic displays and armed forces celebrations. There will be trade stands and activities to entertain the whole family. Click here to see the Weston Air Festival’s full event programme.

5. DogFest, Ashton Court in Bristol

Hosted by Supervert Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, Dogfest on June 23 -24 offers dogs, their owners, and dog-lovers an action-packed, fun-filled weekend. With even more ‘have-a-go’ activities for your dog, this year’s superb line-up includes the frenetic dog sport of Flyball; agility, training and obedience sessions, watery hilarity with dog diving and the ever popular, fun dog competitions. Book tickets here.

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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