June in Shepton Mallet in Somerset starts with a fragrant bang with it’s National Cheese Awards and Cider competition amongst many other family friendly activities at the Royal Bath & West Show.

New to the show this year is Ladies Day on Thursday 3rd June, when visitors stand a chance of being crowned winner of the best hat competition or best dressed lady and walking away with a mystery prize.  Other activities are the terrier races, falcon displays, canoeing, milking cows and feeding chickens amongst many other things!

If you book early and online, you get a 15% discount, plus up to 3 children get free entry!

For prices and opening times and more detailed information click here.

For somewhere to stay, why not try this large detached house in Sampford Brett through Helpful Holidays. It sleeps 13 with 2 doubles, 3 twins and 1 family room. This lovely country house has a neat fenced garden at the front and, at the back, a courtyard (table/chairs, barbecue) filled with flower tubs, leading to a garden with a lawn, and, beyond that, a pony paddock for romping.

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It has two front-facing living rooms, one with woodburner, TV, one with open fire, TV/DVD and CD player, both with big sash windows, books and board games; farmhouse-style kitchen (cherry red Rayburn plus electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave) with dining table and chairs in the middle and a big dresser; large utility room with tumble drier, washing machine, freezer and shower cubicle. Downstairs twin bedroom and WC next to it.

Stairs from the hall lead up to four more bedrooms – a double plus single with washbasin, a double, a zip-linkable twin with en suite bathroom (suite plus bath-shower), and a twin (low doorway) with washbasin. Smart new bathroom (suite plus bath-shower). A few more stairs up to the attic and a sixth bedroom with 5’ double bed, washbasin, Velux window and exposed ancient roof timbers.

Prices start from £475 that are currently available. Find out more details here.