Things to do in Somerset this Spring

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There are snowdrops popping up all around town so we’re fairly certain that spring is right around the corner.

Here are some of our favourite things to do in Somerset this springtime.

Search for Bluebells
There is nothing more synonymous with spring than a carpet of gorgeous bluebells and here are some of the best places to spot them.
Thurlbear Wood, Taunton
RSPB Swell Wood, between Taunton and Langport
Brockholes, South West Coast Path, Exmoor

Wild Swimming
Get back to nature with a spot of wild swimming this spring. Known for its health benefits and a chance to appreciate the local surroundings, some popular spots are.
French Weir Park, Taunton
River Parrett, Langport
National Trust, Sand Point, Kewstoke

Easter Chicks?
They may not be able to guarantee any Easter chicks but at Swell Wood RSPB Nature Reserve you can discover nesting grey herons and little egrets, nuthatches and woodpeckers among this ancient woodland and abandoned oak plantation.

Three wildlife trails take you through woodland and through a wildflower meadow. The Woodland Trail takes you past the lofty grey heron nests, giving an intimate view into the treetop canopy. Swell Wood is home to the largest colony of breeding grey herons in south-west England, with more than 100 pairs nesting in the trees between March and June. 

A shrub layer of hazel provides habitat for the nocturnal and elusive hazel dormouse and the old trees provide homes in cracks and crevices for many species of bat. 

There is so much to explore and discover, it’s a wonderful place to enjoy a day out with the whole family.

County Cricket Season
Prepare yourself for a spectacular season of top flight cricket at the Cooper Associates County Ground. 

With the 2024 Fixtures now announced, don’t forget to pre book your tickets and hospitality and get ready to enjoy all the action.

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