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March 2018Event TitleLocationContact Details
Fri 30 March
11am to 4pm
Fancy dress Easter Egg Hunt at The Toy Barn

The Toy Barn will be hosting a fancy dress Easter Egg Hunt on Good Friday, 30th March 2018, from 11am to 4pm.

Tickets cost £7.50 per child in advance (£8.50 on the door) and include an egg hunt, chocolate Easter egg and unlimited play on the climbing frames, swings, trampolines and wendy houses in the display and play orchard.

Children should come dressed in fancy dress. This year there's no theme so let your imagination run wild! There will be a prize for the best-dressed child.

Adult entry is free and there will be tea, coffee and cakes on sale with proceeds going to Yeovil, Sherborne and District Samaritans.

The Toy Barn has the largest display of climbing frames and trampolines in the south west. Children can play on these between the Easter egg hunts, while the parents enjoy a cup of tea. There is an egg hunt every hour on the hour from 11am.

Buy your advance tickets online at, pop into the shop at Blackmarsh Farm, Sherborne, DT9 4JX or call 01935 815040.

Blackmarsh Farm, Sherborne, DT9 4JXContact: The Toy Barn
Telephone: 01935 815040
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Sat 31 March
PBFA Book Fair

All welcome - come and review.  Entry £1.

Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. DT9 3NLContact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
Telephone: 01935 850210
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May 2018Event TitleLocationContact Details
Fri 04 May - Tue 08 MaySherborne Abbey Festival

Tickets for Sherborne Abbey Festival go on general sale on March 1st 2018.

With a nineteenth season in 2018, and many new tourism awards under its belt, the first weekend in May now means only one thing – wonderful music of all kinds at the acclaimed Sherborne Abbey Festival. The 2018 programme, taking place from 4th-8th May is full of wonderful music of all kinds.

There’s something for all tastes and ages with up to 70% of all performances free entry, making it one of Dorset’s most welcoming and accessible musical events. Everything from Intimate Sinatra with Matt Ford, popular Swing, Big Bands and Close Harmony to a Concerto Feast with Adrian Brendel, Rachmaninov to Taverner with the Tallis Scholars, Gospel from the London Adventist Chorale and much more is on offer.

Please visit the website to see the full programme.

VariousContact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
Telephone: 01935 815341
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Mon 28 May
10.00 am - 6.00 pm
Sherborne Castle Country Fair

Sherborne Castle Country Fair is a one-day rural event held in the grounds of Sherborne Castle. 

This family day-out is held to raise funds for local children’s charities and youth organisations.  It is a traditional country fair with displays and attractions, trade and craft stands and a rare and native breed animal show.  The 2018 date is Bank Holiday Monday 28th May.

Tickets on the day cost: adult £12.50, children (5-16) £4.00, family* £30.00.  Under 5's free.  *Admits 2 adults and 3 fee-paying children.
Save 15% when you purchase your tickets in advance: telephone 01749 813899. 
Car parking is free.  Dogs are welcome, on a short lead.

Alternatively, click here to go to our internet-based link to buy your tickets.

Find out more by visiting the website 

Sherborne Castle, New Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 5NRContact: Katie Bradley-Hudson, Show Secretary
Telephone: 01749 814041
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July 2018Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 07 July
09:00 - 17:00
RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day 2018

On Saturday 7 July, the Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton International Air Day takes place. The Somerset air station’s gates will be open to an expected 40,000 visitors!

The show will includes over five hours of dazzling flying displays with the attendance of fast jets, historic warbirds, helicopters, formation display teams and aerobatics. The aim is to display the world’s most capable pilots and their aircraft, both flying and static, providing a chance to see some magnificent equipment and meet our professional personnel in a family-friendly environment in the year of engineering.

There will be a vast range of attractions from the latest defence technology exhibitions, engineering fairs and service displays to trade stalls, arena displays and the chance to meet pilots and even sit in the cockpit! For the thrill seekers, there will be simulators, fairground rides and helicopter pleasure flights to enjoy. This show has everything to keep the whole family entertained.

Whether you are a first timer or a dedicated aviation enthusiast, the Air Day has something for everyone.

RNAS Yeovilton, Ilchester, Somerset, BA22 8LSContact: RNAS Yeovilton
Telephone: 03301003654
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August 2018Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 25 August - Sun 26 August
10am-5pm daily
Oak Fair

The Oak Fair will once again be held on the August bank holiday weekend.  For anyone who hasn't visited before, this is a special event for those interested in woodcraft, timber, conservation and the countryside.  There is something that will appeal to all members of the family including over 200 exhibitors, events in our arenas including The Heavy Horse Logger team who compete a number of challenges over the weekend, Mere Down Falconry who bring a variety of birds of prey that put on amazing displays and Have A Go Archery which is available to everyone to try!  

We also have tree climbing and zip wires for the younger visitors to experience and  Avalon Axes who demostrate axe throwing as well as letting all our visitors have a go!  Market Square will be buzzing with local food and drink producers with the Childrens Area situated nearby that will have a range of workshops for all family members to take part in and scarecrow making!

There will also be performances in St Barnabas church over the weekend, Saturday will see Bagatelle returning to perform two short concerts and on Sunday the William Barnes Society.

Stock Gaylard on the A3030Contact: Katy Love
Telephone: 01963 23511
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