17 Jan 2019

It’s official Exmoor is the No 1 UK destination for 2019, according to Timeout, and its on our doorstep. In fact as I write this I am looking out at the edge of the moor. Apart from the stunning countryside, abundant nature, moorland with nature reserves, ancient burial grounds,…

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01 Jan 2019
Revellers enjoying the Wassail

If you are in Somerset this January and a cheery crowd shout out “waes hael” be sure  to reply with equal vigour “drinc hael”. A few words of old English that are still part of traditional Wassailing an ancient custom that involves drinking cider, singing to the trees in the…

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21 Dec 2018
Christmas ornament house on tree

A few great experience gift ideas for this Christmas Fishing at Mill Meadow Canoeing, coasteering, forest skills with Somerset Adventures Pampering from The Green Pamper Company A visit and tour at Sheppy’s Cider A day at Taunton Races Take in a match at Somerset County Cricket Pony trekking on…

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09 Nov 2018

Love it or not the Christmas is on its way like an unstoppable steam train (check out West Somerset Railway) and Mill Meadow offers plenty of opportunities get into the best of the seasonal spirit: Rural Living Christmas Show – 17th& 18thNovember 2018  Minutes from Mill Meadow, this very…

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24 Oct 2018

3.11.18 Staplegrove Bonfire & Fireworks 2018 Taunton’s Largest Bonfire & Fireworks Spectacle. Gates open at 18:00, bonfire lit at 19:00, fireworks at 19:30. Hot Food, Drinks, Entertainment, Flashing Novelties, Sparkler Area, Toilets, FREE Car Park Manor Road, Staplegrove, Taunton, TA2 6AP – entrance signposted from the Post Office Adults £5, Children…

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10 Oct 2018

Exmoor and the Quantocks offer the most picturesque night skies for you to study or just gaze at and reflect on the wonders they hold. So take advantage of our amazing off season rates this Autumn and share in this natural light show. http://www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/enjoying/stargazing/dark-skies-festival

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06 Oct 2018

Popular local childrens’ author Sue C Medcalf will very kindly be penning a series of short stories perfect for children (and adults) of all ages, here is her first offering so read on… The Mill Meadow Adventure Part 1 – A place in the Country Badger Itchybald Scratchet, (Itchy)…

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29 Sep 2018

The world renowned annual Somerset County carnivals are one of the most spectacular events in Somerset today, Bridgwater carnival regularly attracts crowds of 150,000. The carnival carts are designed and built by dedicated carnival clubs around the West Country. Clubs have many members who raise money throughout the year,…

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26 Sep 2018

Strange and Spooky at The Museum of Somerset. Monday 29th October to Friday 3rd November This autumn and winter there are spooky goings on at the Museum of Somerset with thrills and challenges round every dark corner. During October half term the Museum will run Mystery Trails offering perplexing puzzles…

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30 Aug 2018

Summer is almost over but at Mill Meadow its another beautiful morning and the birds and all manner of wildlife are busy making the most of their day. Quiet lanes, peaceful hills and coastal walks are on our doorstep and remember dogs are welcome in most lodges so “mans…

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