StoryLight Yurt. Take place on 3rd & 4th October in Langport. See below for details.

Family Events

During Somerset Art Weeks Festival 2015 most of the venues will be very happy to welcome families. Venues with the Family Friendly Logo family_friendly mean that you can be sure that they are expecting visits from families and groups. It also means they are doing their best to provide clear information and facilities for your family. However, some of the venues are temporary and they will have limited facilities, so if you have specific needs, please check with the venue before your visit.

Here is a list of events suitable for families; handpicked by the SAW Team which promise a great day out for all ages.

Guided Walk
Sunday 4 October, 2pm
Priorswood Community Centre

Join SAW and Somerset Wildlife Trust for a Somerset Art Weeks guided walk in Taunton. Over the course of an hour, you will explore some of the town’s green spaces and its amazing wildlife. Discover the guerilla art trail and nature street art commissioned by SAW through their partnership with the Somerset Wildlife Trust. Meet at the Priorswood Community Centre at 2 o’clock. Dress for the weather with sturdy footwear. Afternoon tea provided free at the end of the walk. Free but booking essential via SAW by 1 October, numbers limited [email protected] 01458 253800

StoryLight Yurt
Cocklemoor, Langport
Saturday 3 October & Sunday 4 October, 11 – 4pm (drop in, no booking required)
Saturday 3 October, 6 – 8pm (special performance, booking essential)

Join us in a space where stories grow wings and our imaginations fly free. ‘The LIGHT,’ storytelling yurt will pop up by the river in Langport for a weekend of enchantment and myth-magical illuminations. From age 4 and above. For more info and a schedule of activities visit

To book, please contact SAW Office [email protected] 01458 253800

step in stone Family Day
Saturday 10 Oct, 11- 6, Fairy Cave Quarry

Bring your picnic and join us for a day out. Activities for all ages throughout the day with a live performance 2 – 3pm.

Further information:  Venue 60

Craftivist Garden Celebration
Saturday 10 October 11.30am – 3.30pm
The Genesis Centre, Somerset College, Wellington Road, Taunton, Somerset TA1 5AX

Workshops, activities, project celebration and refreshments. Event is FREE. Further information: Venue 5

Big Draw at Brean Down Fort
Sunday 11 October from 11am
Brean Down Fort, Brean, Segemoor TA8 2RS

As part of the Worlds Biggest Drawing Festival the Big Draw will take place in the Officers Mess at Brean Down Fort where the artists and visitors will respond to this year’s theme Every Drawing Tells a Story.

Further information: Venue 95

Water-Meadow-Wood Family Workshops
Saturday 17 October
Art workshops for all the family – come and enjoy making some Watery Creations.

10.30 – 12.30 pm workshop in Yeovil Country Park, meet by Ninesprings Cafe.
2.00 – 4.00 pm workshop upstairs at The Octagon Theatre.
Booking essential, limited numbers. Cost: £5 per family per session am/pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult, all ages welcome. Contact SAW: [email protected] 01458 253800

Further information: Venue 42