Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 October

The final weekend of Somerset Open Studios extends a special welcome to families with venues across the county offering workshops, demonstrations, have-a-go activities and events.

Look out for the Family Friendly Weekend supplement in the Somerset Open Studios Guide, or view listing details by clicking the images above or links here: page_48 page_49


SAW Projects Highlights


Venue 33: Andrea Oke, Shadowland
From Dragons to pirates, be inspired by characters from Halsway’s history to create your own puppet and perform a new folktale.
Sunday 30 September: Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near CROWCOMBE, TA4 4BD. 10am – 12pm and 2 – 4pm. £10 per family / £3 each, booking essential. 01934 733533.

Venue 131: Bruton School for Girls
Join SAW Processions artist Dorcas Casey for a fun family activity designing and making your own flags and badges inspired by the spirit of the Suffragettes.
Saturday 29 September: Bruton School for Girls, Sunny Hill,
BRUTON, BA10 0NT. 11am – 1pm + 2 – 4pm. £3 per person,
booking essential. 01749 814400 /

Why a Family Friendly Focus? 

SAW wants to increase the amount of cultural provision for families and to highlight the opportunities that are available to them. Early engagement with arts and culture shapes habits for a lifetime and builds support for arts and culture in the future.  Families come in all shapes and sizes, spanning all ages and abilities. As well as children and young people we are also interested in older people in the context of family, how art and culture brings generations together, offering things to do together, to create together, and to remember together.

*Parents/carers must stay and supervise children/ young people at all times during activities.  Information is provided by the venues participating and we advise you to check with the event organiser before travelling.  SAW cannot accept liability for any loss, damage or injury connected to these events.

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