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Ten things to do in Somerset over the Easter weekend - April 6-9

By This is Somerset  |  Posted: April 05, 2012

Wookey Hole Caves combine mystery with history

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For those of you lucky enough to be relishing the thought of a four-day weekend over Easter, have you thought about all the things to do in Somerset?

Even if you've got to work this weekend, there's still plenty of choices for entertainment in the day and the evening... from live comedy in Bath to great food and drink in Taunton.

If you've got a lot of free time, you could head to the County Ground and watch up to four days of cricket as Somerset CCC begin their summer season against Middlesex.

Yeovil Town are at home on Saturday, and there's the Easter Bunny 10k on Monday for those who fancy running off the calories from eating too many Easter eggs.

So, to get you started on planning your Easter weekend of activities, here's ten suggestions to help you find out what's on in Somerset...

1) Watch the cricket... Somerset CCC begin their LV= County Championship campaign against Middlesex in Taunton. Play starts today, and tickets are available for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It costs £12 per adult, and £1 for each child.

2) Have a laugh... Komedia is one of many venues to be hosting Bath Comedy Festival events this week. It runs right through to Easter Monday, and a full list of what's on can be found at the Bath Comedy Festival website.

3) Find a hidden gem... The Cheese and Grain at Frome holds its monthly antiques market on Saturday morning. It's a perfect place to find quality antiques and collectables, as well as gifts.

4) Cheer on the Glovers... Yeovil Town FC are at home against Rochdale at Huish Park on Saturday (3pm). Gary Johnson's side are getting closer and closer to securing League One survival, and a win against struggling Dale will further increase their chances.

5) Pick up a bargain... Glastonbury Town Hall hosts the popular annual Easter Craft Fair on Sunday, from 10am to 4pm. There will be a fine selection of stalls featuring handmade crafts such as woodturning, glass engraving, sewing, jewellery, photography, soft furnishings, olive oil, cards and much more. Entry is free.

6) Visit the caves... Wookey Hole will keep all the family entertained with its combination of history, mystery and fun. As well as the famous caves, there are life-size dinosaurs, adventure golf, pirates, penny arcades and much more. The Olympic Circus show, new for 2012, will also perform three times a day during the Easter holidays (1pm, 2pm and 3pm).

7) Run for an egg... The 2012 Easter Bunny 10k starts and finishes at the Nuffield Bar opposite Fleet Air Arm Museum on Easter Monday. The race starts at 11am, with all runners receiving an Easter egg. There's also a fun run that starts at 11.15am. Entries will be taken on the day.

8) Be amazed... The Octagon Theatre at Yeovil stages ShangHi by Cirque Du Ciel on Tuesday and Wednesday next week. The two-hour spectacular combines acrobatics, modern dance, original music and martial arts. Tickets range from £16 to £22.

PUB OF THE WEEK - Vivary Inn, Taunton

9) The Vivary Inn is Taunton's oldest recorded inn, and retains much of that vintage feel with its low-beamed ceilings and warm welcome. If the weather's nice, why not take your pint or home-cooked meal out into the pub's beer garden?


10) BRAZZ @ The Castle has a special Easter Sunday menu available, as well as a family fun day to keep the kids entertained. As well as a three-course meal, there will be an Easter bonnet competition, and an Easter egg hunt.

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