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Wells Film Centre - 23rd February-29th February


Bob Marley: One Love [12A], Wicked Little Letters [15], Madame Web [12A], Poor Things [18], The Holdovers [15], Wonka [PG], Migration [U], The Jungle Bunch 2: World Tour [U]

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Smashed in the Cellar

Wells & Mendip Museum from 16 February to 11 April 2024.

Snowdrop month

The Bishop's Palace, February 2024 10am-4pm

Visitors can collect printed Snowdrop Walks to guide them around the Moat banks, and then across the Willow Bridge to enjoy an Arboretum full of spring flowers. Each weekend little ones can also pick up a children’s trail from the Palace Ticket Office with the reward of a small prize upon completion.

In partnership with the annual Shepton Snowdrops Festival, the Palace’s Head Gardener, James Cross, will also lead a Winter Interest Walk and Talk on Thursday, 15 February 2024, sharing his horticultural knowledge and expertise. Amanda Hirst will also discuss James Allen, known locally as The Snowdrop King and the first person to breed new varieties from wild snowdrops.

So, head over to Wells this February to celebrate the beginning of Spring at The Bishop’s Palace and enjoy these beautiful flowers in a stunning setting.

Easter Family Fun

The Bishop's Palace, 29th March - 14th April

We’ve got so much for families to do over the Easter school holidays – whatever the weather, you can always have a great day out.

Little ones love to explore our 14 acres of gardens, trying to spot the swans and their cygnets – if you’re lucky, you might even see them ringing the bell for their food! We’ve got waterfalls and springs to see and a lovely pond for a spot of pond dipping in the Community Garden.  There are trees to climb and places to hide for a fantastic game of hide and seek in our Arboretum, and we’ve got a selection of children’s trails to take you through our gardens!

Here's what's on:

• 29th March – 14th April 2024, 9.30am - 5.30pm - Helpful Nell’s Wildlife Trail at the Bishop’s Palace

Follow Nell’s Wildlife Trail as you explore the 14 acres of Bishop’s Palace gardens. Collect your trail from the entrance gate on your way in and get searching! There are twelve spring pictures to find and twelve clues to help you guess what will be in each picture. Complete your trail and return it to the ticket office to win a small prize!

• 2nd April 2024, 11am and 1.30pm - Easter Storytelling

Rebecca Gryspeerdt will be reading from her book Helpful Nell: A story set in The Bishop’s Palace featuring the swans of Wells, in the stunning setting of our medieval Undercroft.

• 13th April 2024, displays at 12pm and 3pm - Medieval Falconry

If you’re looking for a day out with a difference, don’t miss The Bishop’s Palace’s Medieval Falconry Day on Saturday 13th April (site open 9.30am-5.30pm). Held on the South Lawn, against the stunning backdrop of the medieval Palace’s Great Hall, Tony from the specialist falconry firm, Raptorcare, will entertain crowds with a day of fantastic flying displays, fascinating information and beautiful birds!

Admission: Our Easter Half Term activities are included with any standard admission including The Bishop’s Palace Admission Ticket (which includes 12 months of return visits from the date of your first visit and you’re welcome to use it again on any normal sightseeing day) and Membership.

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