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Things to do near Street, Somerset with the kids this summer!


It’s that time of year again, the kids are off school and you are wondering how to entertain them over the next 6 weeks! Here are some local events that may sark their interest.


Museum of Somerset at Taunton Summer Events

Dates: Throughout the Summer Holidays


Toddler Storytime

Bring your little ones to the Museum for a story, song and craft activity. These sessions are aimed at pre-school children and parents/carers. Each session runs from 10.30 am – 11.00 am and offers a story, song and craft activity.

Upcoming Dates and Books:

Sessions are drop in so just come along to enjoy your favourite books!


4 July and 6 July – Daft Bat

11 July and 13 July – A Tiger Came to Tea

18 July and 20 July – Bears Special Birthday


Axel Scheffler: A Life in Illustration

Join The Gruffalo, Stick Man, Zog and friends for a summer of family fun at the Museum! The exhibition highlights Axel’s creative process, featuring sketches and preparatory drawings to show how his characters develop and come to life on the page. Open Tues – Sat, 10.00 am – 5.00 pm, drop in (no booking required).


Outdoor Theatre: Petter Rabbit 9th August

Join Peter and Benjamin on their hair-raising adventures in this enchanting adaptation of the much loved Beatrix Potter classic – a treat for all the family.

Peter and his naughty cousin Benjamin know very well that they are not to go into Mr McGregor’s garden, but they cannot resist and soon they find themselves in all sorts of scrapes, caught In a net, trapped by a snarling cat and face to face with Mr McGregor himself!


Glastonbury Abbey Summer Events

Dates: Throughout the Summer Holidays


Mini Beast Hunt

Various Dates in Augut

When: 2pm to 4pm

Where: Main Abbey

Get out in the fresh air and up close to nature as you go on a mini beast hunt in the abbey’s wildlife area. This is a great activity for the whole family to do together, as you use your observation skills to get hands on with wildlife. Many mini beasts are active in the summer months and unlike some animals that are difficult to spot you can find creepy crawlies anywhere. This is a family activity; all children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the session.


Summer Bunting Activity

Thursday 3rd August 2023

When: 11am to 1pm

Where: Abbey Museum


Visit the museum for this family activity on Thursday 3rd August from 11.00am-1.00pm.

Make and decorate a string of material bunting to hang inside your home or outside in your garden.


Animal Masks Activity

Tuesday 8th August 2023

When: 11am to 1pm

Where: Abbey Museum

Visit the museum for this family activity on Tuesday 8th August from 11.00am-1.00pm.

There are many animals that make their home in the abbey, create your own animal mask out of card, then decorate your mask with craft items and naturally sourced leaves and feathers to bring your mask to life. Afterwards take your mask to go outside and discover the wildlife in the grounds.


Air Drying Clay Tiles Activity

Thursday 10th August 2023

When: 11am to 1pm

Where: Abbey Museum

Visit the museum for this family activity on Thursday 10th August from 11.00am-1.00pm

Create your own tile out of clay using inspiration from the tiles in the abbey museum and let your imagination run wild! This is a hands-on messy session involving air-drying clay and water.


Little Discoverers - Furry friends of the Abbey

Thursday 10th August 2023

When: 10.30am to 11.30am

Where: Main Abbey

Visit for a session of storytelling, rhymes, songs, creative arts & crafts and time to play in the lovely setting of Glastonbury Abbey. The Little Discoverers sessions are specially devised sessions for the under 5’s and their careers to play, explore and discover together. Each Little Discoverers session lasts one hour and includes a themed topic which connects to Glastonbury Abbey.


Spinning Windmill Activity

Thursday 31st August 2023

When: 11am to 1pm

Where: Abbey Museum


Visit the museum for this family activity on Thursday 31st August from 11.00am-1.00pm

Make a selection of colourful 3D windmills to decorate your garden, window box or plant pots.

Test your windmills in the abbey grounds to make sure they spin.


Summer Holiday Events at Bishops Palace Wells

Dates: Various

Summer Holidays – Summer Scavenger Hunt

22nd July - 3rd September 2023

Visit The Bishop’s Palace this summer and explore the wonders hidden in the beautiful gardens. With a climbing frame, tunnel, waterwheel and sluice gates it’s the perfect place for little ones to let their imaginations run wild! A prize is available on completion.


Summer Holidays – Family Storytelling with Michael Loader

25th July - 22nd August 2023 (multiple dates)

Join storyteller Michael Loader for a wonder-filled hour of Story Song and Celebration with fun games and musical activities. Hear a traditional tale from the Aztec people that tells how the Lord of Spirit was sent to the heavens to gather music from the jealous Sun and your help is needed to gather them again!


Summer Holidays – Family Crafting

27th July - 31st August 2023 (multiple dates)

Unleash your creativity and celebrate the vibrant Spring season with some exciting family crafting activities this summer holiday. Roll up your sleeves and immerse yourself in a hands-on crafting experience. Bring your ideas to life and take home your unique creation!


Summer Holidays – Family Storytelling with Beth Webb

1st - 29th August 2023 (multiple dates)

Visit The Bishop’s Palace this summer holiday for captivating storytelling which will capture your imagination with enchanting tales that the whole family will love! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to embark on a magical journey of storytelling and creativity with your family with Beth Webb as she shares exciting and captivating stories!


Summer at Wookey Hole Caves

Date: Throughout the Summer Holidays

With a tour of the beautiful caverns, plus over 20 family-friendly attractions, a visit to Wookey Holes Caves just keeps on giving! Your kids will have a magical time, as they come face to face with roaring dinosaurs, a life-size King Kong and even a Witch. They’ll also get to enjoy 4D Cinema and to search for fairies in the Fairy Gardens, while you soak in the stunning views of Wookey Hole Pier.


Your family adventure continues at Monster Mill where you’ll find lots of fun, including soft play, mini golf and a Pirate Zap Zone. Try your hand at the ancient art of Paper Making at the Paper Mill and learn about the past at the two on-site cave museums. Be sure to check out the UK’s largest collection of penny arcade machines, too!


Cheddar Treasure Hunt Trail

Date: Throughout Summer


The hunt for cheesy treasure is on! With its ancient market square, famous limestone gorge and the promise of something yummy to pop on a cracker, the Cheddar Treasure Hunt Trail is calling out for dairy-loving detectives. Before getting a slice of the action, download your route PDF. It’s essential to working your way around the trail with handy hints and tips leading you to tasty clues all over the town. These will be craftily disguised on signposts, monuments and more, so you’ll need a bloodhound’s nose to sniff em’ out! The trail should take around 2 hours to polish off and begins at the entrance to Gough’s Cave, before winding through the scenic village streets. A trip here, however, would be wasted without a trip into Cheddar Gorge, so combine the two for a day full of fun. Say cheese!


We hope this blog has inspired you to go out and explore in and around Street with your little ones this summer!


About Us:

Jabberwocky Children's Nursery is a Nursery and Preschool dedicated to providing the best that an Early Years setting has to offer in a colourful, spacious, purpose built environment. We believe in creating magical places for children and engaging children’s curiosity and imagination to inspire lifelong learning in a safe, loving, enabling environment. We embrace the fact that all children are unique and special and we strive to offer a programme of care and education that not only ensures children experience all areas of the ‘Foundation Stage Framework’ but that also appeals to every kind of learner.


Jabberwocky is easy to get to from Street and also Glastonbury, Butleigh and Meare. So if you are looking for a Day Nursery in Street or looking for a Day Nursery in Glastonbury or other local Mendip Somerset towns then please come and see us!


Visit the Jabberwocky Nursery website at: www.jabberwockynursery.co.uk



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