things to do in glastonbury and somerset 2014

Somerset is positively alive with things to do and places to visit. And most of them are right on your doorstep if you're staying at The Old Oaks campsite. There truely is something for everyone and a whole lot more besides.

Check out our day trips, tours and guided walks here.

glastonbury medieval fayre

19th & 20th April - Glastonbury Medieval Fayre - Glastonbury Abbey

creative craft show somerset

24th - 27th April - Creative Crafts Show - Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet - The show provides the perfect opportunity to gather inspiration, pick up some new materials and exchange ideas and tips to try at home. All types of crafts are catered for at the Show including paper craft, beading, ribbon craft and embroidery. There is something to suit any expert or beginner with a wonderful variety of workshops.

glastonbury road run 2014

4th May - Glastonbury Road Run - Its main event the "Round the Tor 10K" passes right by the end of The Old Oaks drive. The 10K event, one of the largest races in the county of Somerset, is a mainly rural course that undulates around the ancient and mysterious Isle of Avalon, starting and finishing within a stones throw of the alleged burial place of King Arthur within the grounds of Glastonbury Abbey. 3k, 5k and school runs also take place. Open to everyone.

rock gem and bead show somerset

3rd & 4th May - Rock, Gem & Bead Show - Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet. ROCKS, MINERALS,FOSSILS, GEMSTONES, GEM-SET jewellery, LAPIDARY, HEALING or any other facet of this wonderful and fascinating subject are all available at ROCK 'n' GEM shows. If you are a serious collector or a hobbyist, a geologist or lapidarist, a Club member or Professional, then ROCK 'n' GEM shows have something for you.

bath and west show 2014

28th May - 31st May- Royal Bath & West Show - Shepton Mallet. The country's biggest rural festival and there really is something for everyone, from food lovers to families and farmers to fashionistas! Over 600 trade stands to the National Cheese Awards and the UK’s biggest cider competition. Chance to experience canoeing, visit an art exhibition, sample some of the best British produce, see birds of prey in the or watch some of the finest animals in the country.

classic car show somerset 2014

14th & 15th June - Classic Car Show at Bath & West Showground (9.5m). Hundreds of classic cars, trade stands, huge autojumble, club displays and classic car auction. A feast of motoring nostalgia and a great day out for all the family.

royal bath and west show 2012

11th & 12th July - Glastonbury Beer Festival - Tor Rugby Club - The 4th Glastonbury Beer Festival will take place in 2014 and promises to be bigger and better than ever... currently in the planning stages and will confirm music, events, tournaments and the beer list as we have that info

orchestra in a field

10th & 20th July - Orchestival - Bath & West Showground “The energy of Glastonbury and the production values of Glyndebourne” The Telegraph. A colourful and eclectic programme offering something for everyone. Join us on a transformative musical journey for all ages and tastes to celebrate the 21st Century Orchestra. Experience the power of orchestral and operatic performance within the inspirational lakeside setting of the Bath & West Showground, surrounded by rolling hills in the heart of Somerset.

   
glastonbury symposium

25th - 27th July - Glastonbury Symposium - Glastonbury Town Hall. Investigating Signs of Our Times. An annual three-day conference of mysteries, truth and new frontiers. Crop circles - environment - liberty issues - 2014 earth mysteries - new science - metaphysics - consciousness studies - UFOs - alternative health

goddess conference glastonbury

29th July - Glastonbury Goddess Conference - Glastonbury Town Hall (& other venues around Glastonbury). Transformational Experience, which takes place over five enthralling days (or nine including Fringe events). Priestesses, Presenters & Participants journey together through Sacred Ceremony, Talks, Workshops, Performances & Sacred Drama, moving more and more deeply into the Heart of the Mysteries of the Great Mother.

taunton flower show

1st & 2nd Aug - Taunton Flower Show is the premiere event of its type in the south-west and is a firm part of summer calendar in Taunton. Held in the historic Vivary Park, the show is not only a traditional British flower show but includes attractions for the whole family. From exciting arena events to the the spectacular floral marquee, the absorbing child's play area and Chelsea-style designer gardens, the show appeals to all ages.

bristol balloon fiesta

7th - 10th Aug - Bristol Balloon Fiesta is now in its 36th year and is Europe’s largest ballooning event. It’s a spectacular, free, four days of fun. During the fiesta over 150 hot air balloons will take off from Ashton Court Estate at 6am and 6pm and light up the skies on Thursday and Saturday night with the famous nightglows.

glastonbury extravaganza

9th Aug - Glastonbury Extravaganza - Robert Plant’s Sensational Space Shifters present a show of adventure, spontaneity and passion in the grounds of Glastonbury Abbey. Ending with a spectacular fireworks display.
One of the greatest live Rock and Roll performers of all-time hits another peak with a band mixing African Trance, Psychedelia, and 21st century warped dance beats into a web of re-envisioned Led Zeppelin classics.

motorhome show bath and west

12th - 14th Sept - The Motorhome Show - Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet. As well as being an amazing exhibition of motorhomes and accessories it is also a huge gathering for all the major motorhome clubs and a fantastic weekend even for the casual motorhomer.

fishing competitions at the old oaks campsite

Thurs 9th Oct - Old Oaks Fishing Competitions. Open to guests staying on site. £6 to enter. Chance to win a 2 or 3 night break. 10am - 3pm. See more .....

glastonbury zombie walk

25th Oct - Glastonbury Zombie Walk in aid of Martha Care Charity.

bridgwater carnival somerset

1st Nov - Bridgwater Carnival - The biggest and the best of all the Somerset carnivals.

glastonbury carnival

15th Nov - Glastonbury Carnival. Glastonbury & Guy Fawkes Carnival is one of the largest illuminated carnivals in the world which does not fail to astound 30,000 spectators every year. Their applause, cheers of delight and amazement prove just how fantastic this show is. Visit once and you'll want to see it again and again.

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