10 things to do this July
- Credit: Archant
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
- 1 5 of the best cycle cafés in Lancashire
- 2 A haunting Cotswolds memoir of growing up in a ménage à trois in the 1950s
- 3 20 of the best places to eat out in St Ives
- 4 How the Goosnargh Gin distillery bounced back from adversity
- 5 Martin Clunes shares his favourite local places in Dorset
- 6 6 waterfall walks in Derbyshire and the Peak District
- 7 7 scenic coastal walks to try in Somerset (with cafes on the way)
- 8 The best places to visit on a short break in Glossop
- 9 20 of the best restaurants in Hertfordshire
- 10 See inside this £1.5 million modern property in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds
Evening of Summer songs
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
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
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: email@example.com or call 01761 240120. Visit stoneaston.co.uk
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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