Stroll along the river or canal, or around Longrun Meadow with its riverside cafe and willow cathedral (and for the more energetic, there may be a park run on Sunday morning!). Pamper yourself at Buff Day Spa in the town centre, or Mount Somerset or Cedar Falls Health Farm and Spa in nearby villages. Try Sheppy's Cider where there is also a cider museum. Picturesque surrounding villages feature visitor attractions such as world-famous Lutyens and Jekyll-designed Hestercombe House and Gardens, the National Trust's Fyne Court, the West Somerset steam railway, local breweries, quaint pubs, and horse riding. So much for individuals and families to do in this area!
Photographs Courtesy of Matt Sweeting Photography
Kick off the weekend with a spot of golf at the glorious Oake Manor Golf Club from 11am Friday.Friday evening sees us hosted at Rumwell Hall, Taunton, for our hog roast and District handover, whilst the stunning 1870s building and grounds of Taunton School are the ideal venue for our Saturday festival conference and evening dinner. (Both venues have plenty of on-site car parking, and we will also be running a free coach service between these and local hotels.)
Taunton School has kindly offered us the use of some of their additional facilities, which we plan to access subject to numbers of family members attending.