Welcome To Taunton
A visit to Taunton, the county town, will provide you and your family with a genuine and special Somerset experience. You'll be hard pressed to find a more convenient, safe and welcoming destination anywhere in the South West with such a fantastic mix of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities.
Our traditional English market town has an extensive shopping mix that makes a great day out for visitors and residents. Bringing life, business and pleasure to all who encounter its charm and hospitality.
On this site you will find maps, information and search tools to help you plan your visit to Taunton including our comprehensive event guide, retail, food & drink listings and links to other local organisations including the Tourist Information Centre.
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2013 Taunton Family Fun Day - High Street
10.30 am - 4.30 pm, Bank Holiday Monday 27th May 2013
Sponsored by Orchard Shopping Centre
The event will begin at 10.30 am and will close at 4.30 pm with over 60 exhibitors geared towards family friendly activities and much of this is free (a charge will apply to some activities). With live music, performance and entertainment, craft workshops, market stalls, trade stands, also children's rides, climbing wall, circus skills. hog roast and much more.
A leaflet has been produced with more information about the event and is available on-line and from libraries and the Tourist Information Centre in Paul Street.
Saturday 15 June 2013
10.30am to 4.30pm
Visitors can expect a feast of sound, colour, sport and more when a celebration of midsummer - Somerfest - comes to town in mid-June, harnessing the energy generated by the massive success of the Torch Relay when it came to town in May last year.
The day - June 15 2013 - will also focus on the easy links between Taunton's central open spaces - Castle Green, Goodland Gardens and Somerset Square.
The free event will showcase performing arts organisations based in Somerset, but working throughout the region and nationally
For more details please see website http://somerfest.net/
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