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Things to do with the Kids & Grandkids (or not) this Summer 2024!

I'm not just your friendly Local Electrician or Business... I'm a local individual running a local business that can also offer a little more! Today I started thinking about things to do in Summer 2024 now the weather appears to be on the turn, although at the time of writing it's certainly had a slight relapse of late, and I thought I'd share it with you too! Here is my selection, starting with Best of the West this weekend! 

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A Taste of Somerset! Food festival in Brean!

June Fun!

  1. Celebrate the Best of the West at the Taste of Somerset Event - Get ready to embark on a culinary journey through Somerset at the highly anticipated Taste of Somerset event on Saturday, June 15th at Brean Leisure Park

  2. The Wurzels Live Concert - Get ready to stomp your boots and raise a pint, as we bring you an unforgettable night of foot-stomping fun with The Wurzels! 📅 Date: Saturday, 29th June 2024 🕕 Time: From 6:30pm 📍 Venue: Cadbury House 🎶 Join us for a rip-roaring concert with the West Country legends, The Wurzels! 

  3. Lashings Cricket Day at Taunton School - The time has come for our 2024 Cricket Day with the world-renowned Lashings World XI. Join us, along with our special guests Chris Schofield, Sir Gordon Greenidge, Saqlian Mushtaq and many more cricket legends!

  4. Glastonbury Abbey Summer Open Day - The Glastonbury Abbey Summer Open Day returns in 2024 on Saturday June 1st with FREE entry from midday to 8pm featuring live music on the main stage, arts and crafts market, catering and more. 

  5. Murder Mystery Weekend - expensive, but looks like fun! Embark on an unforgettable adventure with our Murder Mystery Weekend, where excitement, suspense, and intrigue await! Join us on Friday 7th June 2024 for a thrilling experience that will keep you guessing until the final revelation.

  6. DryyFest - interesting festival here!! No hangovers... and kids go free! Welcome To DryyFest, Where The Spirit Is High, And The Drinks Are Alcohol-Free! Come and join us this summer for the alcohol-free event of the year, idyllically located on the Mendip Hills in Somerset, focusing on fun, wellness and a perfect day out for families.

July Fun!


  1. 80s Weekend - 80s Entertainment Weekend featuring Bringing On Back The 80s, Electric 80s, Retro Electra, and tributes to Michael Jackson and Blondie. Acts perform Friday to Sunday at The Beachcomber in Brean. Free entry and everyone welcome!

  2. Shaun The Sheep Trail - Can 'ewe' find all 9 markers hidden around our gardens? Scan the markers on the trail with your phone to see Shaun and the Flock appear before your eyes in 3D. You'll be able to help Bitzer find the Flock, play musical stat-ewes, take fun photos and videos to share with friends and family and try and complete Bitzer's checklist! 

  3. The Dressing Book - ‘The Dressing Book’ is both an hilarious comedy – When two ladies turn up to a ball in identical dresses a fracas follows! - but equally poetic and tender. An excellent might out with friends and family!

  4. The Pantaloons Present 'The Merry Wives of Windsor' - Sir John Falstaff, everyone’s favourite Shakespearean sleazeball, has fallen on hard times. In order to fix his finances he plans to seduce the wives of two wealthy merchants. But, wise to his wily ways, the ladies take the opportunity to punish Falstaff by playing a series of hilarious tricks on the nincompoop knight.

  5. Angelica Sprocket's Pockets - Angelica Sprocket lives next door. Her overcoat has pockets galore! And you'll never guess what's in them...Prepare to be surprised, thrilled and tickled pink by Angelica Sprocket's never-ending pockets, and the marvellous things she keeps in them.

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Live music featuring Newton Faulkner in Glastonbury

August Fun!

  1. Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza featuring Keane - The Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza concert will return on Saturday, August 3rd, 2024, with a headline performance from Keane who are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their acclaimed debut album, Hopes and Fears. Tickets are on sale now.

  2. Night at the Abbey 2024 - Night at the Abbey returns to Glastonbury Abbey on Saturday the 24th of August with a line-up offering something for almost everyone. From solo acoustic to folk, contemporary pop to electro-swing, the 2024 event will be a party affair across three stages with the iconic Glastonbury Abbey ruins as the backdrop. 

  3. Hestercombe's Fun Dog Show 2024 - Join us for our dogtastic event on Sunday 18th August 2024, from 10am till 3pm on our Orangery Lawn. Once you have paid for Dog Show entry tickets, visitors will also receive free admission to the gardens, house and contemporary art gallery.

  4. The Dolly Show - As seen on BBC ONE, ITV This Morning, Channel 5, Sky, ITV London; featured in The Times, The Daily Mail and the Metro, and voted the U.K’s BEST Dolly Parton Impersonator, West End star – Kelly O’Brien is country legend Dolly Parton.

  5. Harvest Home Festival at Mendip Basecamp - something to get your teeth into just before the kids go back to school!! Friday 30 August Join for the greatest Greatest Showman experience. A huge outdoor cinema, with circus workshops and live circus acts before a sing and dance along movie on the big screen with glow sticks and fancy dress prizes. The night will finish around the camp fire with a live fire show.

I hope you like my selection!! Obviously, there's a ton of stuff going on so if you feel I've missed anything please share in the comments or on my Facebook Page - I would be happy to share it!


Best wishes,


Rich (Your Local Electrician)


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Your Local Electrician Richard Speller

Richard Speller (Local Electrician)

01761 325 007

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