Oct
18
Wed
War Horse @ Bristol Hippodrome
Oct 18 @ 19:30 – Nov 11 @ 14:30

Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-sized horses by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage. War Horse is an unforgettable theatrical event which takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. 7.30pm and Wed matinees at 2.30pm.

Oct
21
Sat
Conquest Centre Saturday Kids Club @ Conquest Farm
Oct 21 @ 10:00 – 15:00

Horse Care & Outdoor Activities, grooming, feeding, games and stable management. Fun, fun fun! Booking essential. Limited spaces. £25.

Family War Horse Puppetry Workshop @ Bristol Hippodrome
Oct 21 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Two-hour workshop to give hands-on understanding of how to create characters through puppetry and physicality and a taste of the devising process through which the War Horse horses come to life. Run by National Theatre practitioners who have worked as performers and puppeteers in the production.

Spooky pumpkin trail @ Dunster Castle
Oct 21 @ 10:00 – Oct 29 @ 16:00

Wander the gardens and solve the clues to complete the spooky trail. If you make it back you can claim your prize.

Spooky Spells Halloween Trail @ Hestercombe Gardens
Oct 21 @ 10:00 – Oct 29 @ 17:00

Follow the trail and create your own magical spell. Step inside the wizarding bookshop and find your way through the whispering woods. £1 per child + normal admission. No need to book.

Spooky Spells Halloween Trail @ Hestercombe Gardens
Oct 21 @ 10:00 – Oct 29 @ 17:00

Follow the trail and create your own magical spell. Step inside the wizarding bookshop and find your way through the whispering woods. £1 per child + normal admission applies. No need to book.

Apple Days @ Barrington Court
Oct 21 @ 10:30 – Oct 22 @ 16:00

Celebration of all things ‘apple’. Fun and lively weekend for everyone with much of the activity centred around the orchards and pressing barn. 10.30am-4pm.

Family apple picking days at Glastonbury Tor @ Glastonbury Tor
Oct 21 @ 10:30 – Oct 22 @ 15:00

Explore a different side to Glastonbury Tor and help with the annual apple harvest. A great opportunity to enjoy a day outdoors. The event is free so come and join in between 10.30am and 3pm.

Finders Keepers @ the egg, Theatre Royal Bath
Oct 21 @ 14:30 – Oct 22 @ 15:00

Two twits, one junkyard and an unexpected surprise!  Hot Coals visit the egg with their unique brand of cartoons for the stage, in this fun filled, highly visual and touching piece, using music, puppetry and comic happenings with no dialogue. Two endearing and quirky characters living in a scrapyard on the fringes of society have their lives turned upside down when the discovery of a tiny baby catches them by surprise. But where did it come from? And..um…does it come with a manual?! Age: 5+. Sat 2.30 & 4.30pm, Sun 11.30am & 3pm.

Oct
22
Sun
Dino Day @ The Museum of Somerset
Oct 22 @ 10:00 – 17:00

Dinosaur activities and craft, meet the expert, stories and dressing up. 10am-5pm.