10 things to do this July

Fun at the Lowland Games

Fun at the Lowland Games - Credit: Archant

Torchlit baths

Shakespeare Comes to Lamyatt organisers peep from behind their masks!

Shakespeare Comes to Lamyatt organisers peep from behind their masks! - Credit: Archant

Torchlit baths

July and August

Enjoy the warmth of Rome this summer with a two course twilight dinner before a tour by torchlight.

Where: Roman Baths Kitchen.

What to expect: By the light of flickering torches you can walk on 2,000 year-old pavements beside the steaming pool.

Info: Tickets are £38 per person. Reservations can be made on 01225 477877; romanbaths.co.uk

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Evening of Summer songs

5 July

Three choirs will perform with the proceeds going to Martock School’s building fund.

Where: All Saint’s Church, Martock, near Yeovil, 7pm.

What to expect: Music from around the world to suit all tastes.

Info: Tickets, at £5 per person, are available from the school office (01935 823486), Martock Gallery, Martock News and the White Hart.

Shakespeare in the garden

6 July

The organisers of Shakespeare Comes to Lamyatt present a Midsummer Night’s Dream performed by professional touring theatre group The Festival Players.

Where: The Garden of Speeds Farm, Lamyatt near Castle Cary.

What to expect: An exciting open-air performance of one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays.

Info: Gardens open at 5.45pm. Please buy tickets in advance: £15 for adults and £5 for under 15s, 01749 812031.

Woodspring Wings show

6 & 7 July

One of the country’s biggest model air shows features exciting displays, model car racing and a large model railway.

Where: Woodsprings Wings Airfield, Claverham Drove, Yatton.

What to expect: Some of the biggest and best models the UK has to offer.

Info: Tickets: under fives free; £5 children; £6 OAPs; £8 adults; family ticket £20 woodspringshow.co.uk

International Air day

13 July

The theme will be teamwork, reflecting the combined efforts of a range of people who work at the Royal Naval air station.

Where: Yeovilton, five miles north of Yeovil. Follow air day traffic signs.

What to expect: Thrilling flying displays and plenty to see and do on the ground.

Info: Gates open at 9am. Tickets from royalnavy.mod.uk or 08445 781 781.

Ballet in the park

19 & 20 July

Experience an incredible night of glorious dance presented by the Covent Garden Dance Company, together with fine dining.

Where: Ston Easton Park near Bath.

What to expect: An intimate evening of high culture: world-class performances in beautiful gardens (covered for the event).

Info: email: ballet@stoneaston.co.uk or call 01761 240120. Visit stoneaston.co.uk


20 July

Visit the famous fisherman’s quarter for a day of fun and meander through the arts, crafts and produce market.

Where: Old Harbour, Minehead.

What to expect: Don’t miss the boat trips around the bay, an exciting lifeboat launch from the RNLI and, in the evening, a live band and bbq in the station.

Info: Runs 11am to 4pm and 7pm until late. 01643 702624; minehead.co.uk

Great Weston ride

21 July

This spectacular city-to-coast ride is expected to attract a record number of entries for its fourth year. It caters for riders of all abilities.

Where: The scenic 56-mile route starts in Bristol and finishes on Weston-super-Mare seafront.

What to expect: A West Country version of the London to Brighton ride.

Info: visit greatwestonride.com or email mail@greatwestonride.com

Lowland Games

28 July

Enjoy fun and frolics from 11am, including the river raft race, mud wrestling, kid’s games, dog shows, tug o’ war, ferret racing, live music and much more.

Where: Thorney near Langport, TA10 0DW

What to expect: Country fun and a lot of mud!

Info: 0797 4693 562; thelowlandgames.co.uk

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Wellow Group of the Disabled Association (RDA) open day on 27 July has been postponed. Join them instead on 29 September for a Teddy Bears picnic. wellowrda.org.uk