Elsie & Fleur

Coming West for the holiday period and looking for something to keep your little ones occupied? We have compiled a guide to some of best activities taking place in the West this month. We’ll do the same for August too! 

Teddy Bears’ Picnic
Where: Bagehot Town Garden in Langport, Somerset
When: Wednesday, July 9 from 12noon until 2pm
Admission: £1 

People can bring their teddy bears along with them with blankets and their picnics and enjoy lots of bear-related games. Click here to find out more.

Museum Minnows
Where: National Maritime Museum, Cornwall
When: Friday, July 18 from 1.30pm until 2.30pm
Admission: Free with museum entrance ticket

Creative play, stories and craft activities for under-fives. Click here to find out more. 


Family Day
Where: Kilve Court, Somerset
When: Saturday, July 19 from 10am until 4pm
Admission: Adults £2, children £1 or children under four-years-old free

There will be exhibits and activities including grass sledging, willow weaving and climbing. Families can also take along a picnic to enjoy in the grounds. The activities, tea or coffee, cakes and soft drinks are included in the entry price. Click here to find out more.

Nature Discovery Day 
Where: RSPB Garston Wood Nature Reserve, Dorset
When: Saturday, July 20 from 10am until 3pm.
Admission: Free.

There will be guided talks every hour and there will also be a chance to build an insect home during the day using materials collected in the wood. Click here to find out more. 

Family Films on the Big Screen
Where: The Piazza on Armada Way in Plymouth, Devon
When: Thursday, July 24 and Thursday, July 31 at 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Admission: Free

The films will be shown on the big screen, which is outdoors in the city centre. Frozen will be shown on July 24 and dinosaur fans will be able to see Walking with Dinosaurs on July 31. Click here to find out more.

Fairy Friday
Where: Hestercombe Gardens, Somerset
When: Friday, July 25 from 10am until 3pm
Admission: Free with garden entrance ticket

Children will be able to decorate a fairy biscuit, join the fairy tea party or the goblin after-party, listen to fairy tales and spooky stories and follow a fairy trail around the gardens. Click here to find out more.

Written by Capella Rew — June 30, 2014

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