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Child apple picking in the orchard

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Places in the South West host everything from guided house tours and ranger days to walks and runs.

Children in Autumn leaves at Tyntesfield

Half term days out in and around Somerset  

Fun for all the family this October half term in and around Somerset

Upcoming events


Golden tree walks

Wed 17 Oct 2018
A self-led walk through the changing colours of Tyntesfield's trees this autumn.

TYNTEtots: Hansel and Gretel

Wed 17 Oct 2018
Storytelling, crafts and games for 2-5 year olds and their families inspired by the classic fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel.

TYNTEtots 2018

Wed 17 Oct 2018
Storytelling, crafts and games for 2-5 year olds and their families inspired by classic stories including Hansel and Gretel, The Enormous Turnip and The Night Before Christmas: A Visit from St Nicholas.

Autumn explorers

Wed 17 Oct 2018
Dive into autumn at Tyntesfield by having a go at our seasonal activities.
Dunster Castle

A trail of tales - family trail

Wed 17 Oct 2018
Step back in time to meet the inhabitants of Dunster Castle and discover their stories on this family trail.

Contemporary Art Exhibition - The works of Anouk Mercier

Wed 17 Oct 2018
Come along on 1 September for a first glimpse and to discover the title of the artwork that Anouk has created, inspired by her time at Stourhead. Throughout the exhibition the artwork will be on display inside the Temple of Flora which will be...
Family in the house at Stourhead in Wilthsire

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A water vole

Water voles make a welcome return to Exmoor 

This September, 150 water voles were reintroduced at six carefully chosen sites on the Holnicote Estate on Exmoor. The water vole is one of the fastest declining land mammal, disappearing from 94 per cent of its habitats. The plan for one of Britain’s most adorable, yet rare creatures is that it will be given a whole new start in a healthy environment, where they can breed and flourish.

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