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Summer Holiday Days Out & Activities - 17/07/2007 09:20:39



24 July 2007 - Music-making the Nick Crump Way!
Stourhead Learning Centre & Garden
Using all sorts of materials, Nick shows how to make different instruments and play them ending with a short performance! Bring lunch. Cakes, drinks & materials provided. Booking essential. For unaccompanied children aged 7+. Child: �16
Tel: 01747 842012


27 July 2007 - 29 July 2007 - WOMAD Festival
Charlton Park Estate, Malmesbury
Set in a picturesque rural landscape, the festival features seven stages and workshop areas, including a children�s village, many new activities and festival features.

28 July 2007 - Paint the Garden
Bristol Cross, Stourhead
An opportunity for all ages to paint the inspiring scenery in the garden, with all art materials provided and two professional artists to help! Family event; no unaccompanied children. 12pm - 4pm Minimum donation �1 per family/group
Tel: 01747 841152

30 July 2007 - 02 September 2007  - Medieval Knights Trail for Children
Farleigh Hungerford Castle
The Queen has asked you to invite the English Heritage Knights and Squires to a banquet. Can you find them and deliver this invitation in time! 10am - 5pm. �3.50/�2.60/�1.80
Tel: 01225 754026

01 August 2007 - Butterfly Bonanza
Stourhead Learning Centre/Whitesheet Hill
Something for all the family! Join expert Raymond Wheeler for an introduction to butterflies before flying kites and studying insect life on Whitesheet Hill. 1.30 - 4.30pm Aged 5+ only, no unaccompanied children. Family (2+2): �10 Booking essential
Tel: 01747 842012


02 August 2007 - The Hound of the Baskervilles
ECOS at Merlin Theatre, Frome
The original and greatest literary detective of them all, Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Doctor Watson, tackle the most baffling case of their careers..... Illyria promises a night of chills and chuckles in equal measure! 7pm. Tickets: �9/�6 from
Tel: 01373 465949
www.merlintheatre. co.uk


02 August 2007 - Wildlife Walk
Stourhead Visitor Reception
A night time safari discovering the secrets of Stourhead's wildlife as badgers, owls, bats, deer and foxes come out to forage and feed. 8.30pm. Adult:�7.50, Child:�5
Tel: 01747 841152


03 August 2007 - Fun on the Farm!
Stourhead Learning Centre & Coldcot Farm
Walk to the farm to meet the farmer and his wife and the animals. Watch sausage-making and finish with a sausage BBQ! 1.30 - 4.30pm For unaccompanied children aged 7+. �8 includes refreshments.
Tel: 01747 842012

04 August 2007 - Nunney Street Fayre
Nunney Village, near Frome
A lively street Fair with over 100 stalls, crafts, entertainers and live music. 10am - 5.30pm. For details contact Mrs LeStrange
Tel: 01373 836322


05 August 2007 - Band Showcase
Cheese and Grain, Frome
Platform for young bands organised by Justice Promotions. �4/�5.
Tel: 01373 455420

05 August 2007 - Frome Guided Walk
Frome Town
A guided walk around Frome with a local historian. On the first Sunday of May, June & August. In July during the festival & September during Heritage Open Days. The walks are free but donations towards Frome Museum are gratefully accepted. Start: 2.30pm from the Round Tower, Bridge St. adjcent to the Market Yard carpark.
Tel: 01373 467271

05 August 2007 - Live Action Days
Haynes Motor Museum
A fun filled day, including museum exhibit parade, sensational drifting and rally demonstrations, children's activities and dream car rides.
Tel: 01963 440804

08 August 2007 - The Taming of the Shrew
ECOS at Merlin Theatre, Frome
Falling in love has never been harder! Miracle Theatre takes a fresh look at the complexities of male/female relationships and gives Shakespeare's quirky romantic comedy a 21st century make-over.
Tel: 01373 462795
www.merlintheatre. co.uk

08 August 2007 - In and Out!
Stourhead House/Garden
Learn about the portraits in the house and choose your favourite to draw, and then its outside to find out about the architecture of the house and paint a picture. 1.30 - 4.30pm For children aged 7+ �6
Tel: 01747 841152


10 August 2007 - 12 August 2007 - Musical Extravaganza Concerts
Glastonbury Abbey
Three concerts in Glastonbury Abbey. Aug 10: Van Morrison & Corinne Bailey Rae. Aug 11: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & fireworks. Aug 12: Ray Davies & Paulo Nutini.


11 August 2007 - Victoria Hospital Fete
Victoria Park, Frome
The Friends of Frome Victoria Hospital's Grand Fete entertainments, stalls, games, refreshments, and lots more. A fun day out for all the family. Victoria Park, Frome, 2 - 5pm.For further information please contact
Tel: 01373 836412


14 August 2007 - Scintillating Silks!
Stourhead Learning Centre & Garden
Taking the garden and lakes as inspiration, create your own silk painting. 1.30 - 4.30pm. For unaccompanied children aged 5+. �6 includes refreshments & materials.
Tel: 01747 842012

15 August 2007 - 19 August 2007 - Day Out with Thomas
East Somerset Railway, Cranmore
Bring the family to meet their favourite blue steam engine! Meet Sir Topham Hat, the Fat Controller, as he tries to keep everyone in order! Enjoy unlimited rides behing 'Thomas' and his friends. Rover tickets Adult: �7.50 Conc: �6.50. Child (2-16 yrs): �5.50. Family(2+ 2) �23 NOT FRIDAY 17TH AUGUST.
Tel: 01749 880417

17 August 2007 - An awfully BIG adventure!
Stourhead Learning Centre & Estate
Join expert Raymond Wheeler on an expedition to discover nature on the Estate, from dragonflies & moths to birds & wildflowers. Then make a model of your favourite discovery. Bring lunch, other refreshments provided. 10.30am - 3.30pm. For unaccompanied children 7+. �16
Tel: 01747 842012

17 August 2007 - 19 August 2007 - Buckland Beer Festival
The Bell, Buckland Dinham
Bigger & better than last year with more beers & ciders. Friday: Rock revival evening, Saturday: Rock, pop, modern & blues, Sunday: Family day with a pirate theme. Weekend camping available. Commemorative half pint glass with entrance fee. Tickets: �5 - �12 from
Tel: 01373 462956

18 August 2007 - Shakespeare on the Lawn
Stourhead House
'As you Like It' alfresco! The Festival Players with their colourful and spirited production of Shakespeare's romantic comedy. Gates: 6pm for picnics. Bring rugs & lowbacked chairs. Performance: 7.30pm. Adult:�12.50, Child:�9. On the door: Adult:�15, Child:�11 subject to availability.
Tel: 01747 841152


18 August 2007 - 19 August 2007 - Medieval Life at Farleigh
Farleigh Hungerford Castle
Step back in time to the early days of the castle as the Hungerford family takes residence in the 1370s. Enjoy medieval combat demonstrations, craft, cookery and medical displays or take part in have-a-go archery! 11am - 5pm �4.50/�3.50/�2.30
Tel: 01225 754026

19 August 2007 - Live Action Days
Haynes Motor Museum
A fun filled day, including museum exhibit parade, sensational drifting and rally demonstrations, children's activities and dream car rides
Tel: 01963 440804

19 August 2007 - Shepton Show
Shepton Mallet
Entertainments ring with countryside activities all day. Animal shows, arts, crafts, food hall, flower show and lots more. 8am - 6pm. Free entry. Car Park �7 (off Cannards Grave Road)
Tel: 01749 870124

21 August 2007 - Strike a Pose!
Stourhead Learning Centre & Garden
Learn about the paintings and sculptures at Stourhead and then make a life-size version of yourself! 1.30 - 4.30pm. For unaccompanied children 5+. �6 includes refreshments & materials.
Tel: 01747 842012

23 August 2007 - I Spy!
Stourhead Learning Centre & Estate
Searching for creepy crawlies in the water and on land. 1.30 - 4pm. For unaccompanied children 5+. �6 includes refreshments.
Tel: 01747 842012

25 August 2007 - Flower Show
Selwood School, Frome
Frome Selwood Horticultural Society's annual flower show.From 1pm. For more information
Tel: 01373 455277

25 August 2007 - 27 August 2007 - Mendip Ramblers Walking Festival
Parishes of Coleford & Holcombe
4 walks each day ranging from 3 - 12 miles centered on the parishes of Coleford & Holcombe. Free to take part, but maybe small charge for refreshments. Dogs allowed under owner's control. Walks start & finish at the British Legion in Coleford (Grid Ref: ST686494). For further information see website or tel: 01749 346023 or
Tel: 01749 840349


25 August 2007 - 26 August 2007 - Pink Floyd Festival
Cheese and Grain, Frome
Neptune Pink Floyd present a Bank Holiday weekend convention for Floyd fans across the UK. Saturday bands include Us Not Them & Dark Side. On Sunday, Breathe & Us and Them take the stage following an afternoon of smaller events. �11/�13
Tel: 01373 455420

25 August 2007 - 08 September 2007 - Eeles Pottery Exhibition
Stourhead Learning Centre
A selling exhibition of stoneware porcelain and Raku by the famous Eeles family. 10.30am - 4.30pm
Tel: 01747 842012

25 August 2007 - 27 August 2007 - The Way We Were
East Somerset Railway, Cranmore
The annual vintage vehicle rally set 'somewhere' in England during wartime Britain! Civilian, military & agricultural vehicles on display. 1940's music, demonstrations & craft tents.
Tel: 01749 880417

26 August 2007 - Giant Flea Market
Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet
A cornucopia for browsers and collectors with 100's of stalls both inside and out selling bric-a-brac, books and much, much more. For information
Tel: 01278 784912

27 August 2007 - Corsley Show
Corsley Showfield signposted off A362
The annual Corsley Show with Horticultural Show, Horse & Dog Shows, Fun Fair, trade and craft stalls and much more. An interesting day out for all the family. 9.15am. For further information contact the show secretary
Tel: 01373 832371

27 August 2007 - Ammerdown House Open Garden
Ammerdown Centre
Opening of the beautiful gardens at Ammerdown House,designed by Edwin Lutyens with a number of lovely features, including an Italian Garden and an Orangery. Morning coffee, light lunches and afternoon teas available. 11am - 5pm. Adult:�4, Senior Cit: �3. Child free unless special entertainment for them. All funds raised go to charity.

27 August 2007 - Italian Job Stunt Show
Haynes Motor Museum
Back by popular demand, watch Russ Swift perform his world famous mini stunt show. See two wheel driving, car dance routines, donuts and handbrake parking.
Tel: 01963 440804

29 August 2007 - 02 September 2007 - The Great Dorset Steam Fair
Nr Blandford, Dorset
Steam at the Fair on a mammoth 600 acre showground. Vintage vehicles, trade stands and autojumble, fairground, music stages and more. Widely recognised as the leading event of its kind in the world. For further information
Tel: 01258 860361


Enigma Pottery
15 Vicarage Street
BA11 1PX  
Tel: 01373 452079 email:
[email protected]

Children and Grandparents Pottery Club
Tuesdays 31st July to 28th August - 2pm to 3pm

Pre-School Pottery Club
Wednesdays 1st to 29th August - 9.30 to 10am and 10.30 to 11am

Parent and Child (any age) Pottery Club
Wednesdays 1st to 29th August - 2pm to 3pm

Junior Pottery Club (aged 8+)
Thursdays 2nd to 30th August - 2pm to 3pm
booking essential - �6 per session per person - 10% discount for full 5 weeks


The Sports Centre offers a wide range of holiday activities including swimming, indoor bowls, squash, gym etc. Open all day during the holidays. For details contact 01373 465446 or www.avalonleisure.com/Frome.


13 August 2007 - 17 August 2007 - Hockey Summer Camp
Frome Leisure Centre
Be coached by Level 2 & 3 credited hockey coaches. Learn new playing & umpiring skills. Small sided games & match play. For age 8 - 15yrs. 9.30am - 3.30pm. �13 per day, �55 per week. email: [email protected] or
Tel: 01749 830181


Junction 21 is an indoor soft play centre for children of all ages with a caf�. Open Mon - Fri 9.30am - 6pm, Sat - Sun 10am - 5pm. 01373 453670.


Victoria Park offers Bowls, Tennis, Putting, Skateboard ramps and a Childrens� Playground. There is also a Children�s Playground at Welshmill Road. There is another skatepark beside the Cheese and Grain hall.


The Millennium Green
is a semi wild open space for local wildlife. There are walks and a picnic area.




Frome Youth & Community Centre, Vallis Road are offering three days of summer activities. Tel 01373 463398


July 27th - Football Coaching - Circus Skills - DJ Workshop - Internet Cafe - Arts & Crafts


August 3rd - Football Coaching - Breakdancing Workshop - E-Music Workshop - Internet Cafe - Arts & Crafts


August 10th - Football Coaching - Breakdancing Workshop - Graffiti Workshop - Internet Cafe - Arts & Crafts


The days are for 13 -19 years and run from 10am - 4pm


Cost �1 entry




20 August 2007 - 24 August 2007
Marina Sossi's Youth Theatre Summer School

A week of Theatre and Perfomance for young people (12-18 yrs old) lead by Marina Sossi.

The group will work intensively to create their own original performance to share at the end of the week. The course aims to develop theatre skills through drama games, improvisation, voice, movement and script writing. No auditions or previous experience is needed, just enthusiasm and energy.

Cost: �60)
A limited number of free and assisted places are available contact Nell Farrally in confidence on 01373 461360


Frome RFC Rugby Skills Days

Frome Rugby Club

Gypsy Lane 


25th - 27th July 

�5 per session 10.00am - 1.00pm / 1.30pm - 4.00pm

�10 per day �25 for all 3 days 

contact Paul Lovatt 454343/ 0775 1253475




WSM Summer Sport Camp

Frome Community College

Bath Road



30th July � 3rd Aug and 13th Aug � 17th July

9.30am � 4pm

Age: 9.30am � 4pm

�75 pw/�17 per day � scholarships available

contact : Damian Hodge 01225 851630

email [email protected]