Monday 24-Sunday 30 July
Here’s our weekly guide to what’s on in Somerset but don’t forget to check out our day-by-day guide to the Summer holidays for 5o things to do with the kids in Somerset (and ever so slightly beyond).
Codingbug: Summer of Code, Curzon Cinema & Arts, Clevedon, Mon 24-Fri 28 July
Free coding workshops where kids can create their own interactive stories, games and apps etc. There’s a different workshop, for different ages, each day: ScratchJr, Minecraft, Kano Art, Micro-bit and Python. 10.30am-12pm,
Scott May’s Daredevil Stunt Show, Brean Leisure Park, Brean, Weds 26 July
The ground rumbles with the extreme power and roar of the monster trucks, metal twists and crunches in car smashes and rubber burns during full throttle motorcycle stunts. Could this be the greatest show on wheels?
The Little Mix Experience, The Brewhouse, Taunton, Sat 29 July
Possibly the nearest your teen will get to the real thing, the X-Factor four sing and strut through all the hits.
Upfest 2017, venues around Bristol, Sat 29-Mon 31 July
Could be counterproductive if you’ve only just managed to stop your kids scribbling on walls but teens may love Europe’s largest, free, street art and graffiti festival. Over 300 artists from 30 countries paint on 30,000 sq ft of surfaces in 35 venues throughout Bedminster and Southville. Plus live entertainment, children’s workshops including Morph making sessions and an affordable art fair area.
The Lost World, ECOS Amphitheatre, Frome, Sun 30 July
One of the UK’s very best alfresco theatre companies, Illyria, puts on Arthur Conan Doyle’s tale of four intrepid explorers who travel to South America and discover a lost world of prehistoric humans, ape men and terrifying dinosaurs.
Twelfth Night, Hestercombe House, nr Taunton, Sun 30 July
Spread your picnic blanket out on the Orangery Lawns to enjoy a spot of gender bending Shakespearean style from the Folksy Theatre.