Community events and activities

We are always pleased to welcome groups to the Somerset Earth Science Centre for educational or community events. You can enjoy full use of the Centre building, grass picnic area, lake and woodlands with space for up to 100 people inside and out.

Groups that have used our facilities for events include; Somerset Wildlife Trust, Mells 1st Cub Pack , Environmental Partnership Award and Shepton Mallet Autism Support Group, Yoga Retreats and many more.

The Centre is used as a venue for a variety of recreational activities, including yoga, knit and natter, spinning and willow weaving. We host one-off and regular events throughout the year, helping to bring the community together and supporting social health and wellbeing.  Also to help conserve biodiversity a new project engaging the community with local wildlife in a series of workshops with Somerset Wildlife Trust., supported by Wainwrights.  See events below.  We are always happy to consider adding new activities to our calendar. Please contact us to find out more. 

WHAT'S ON.....


Meadows and More - Workshops with Somerset Wildlife Trust

Saturday 18th June 2022. 10am -1pm - at SESC and local meadow. £5 

Scything for Beginners Workshop - learn how to manage your meadow.

Saturday 16th July 10.30am-4.30pmpm at SESC and local meadow. £20.

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Tuesdays  6-7pm £8 per class pay as you go or £40 6 weeks. Advanced class Thursdays monthly 6-7.30pm. £10 per class.  contact for dates.

Contact: for full details and to book

SPINNING & Knit & Natter Monthly Meetups

Informal sessions on spinning with wool, dyeing, felting and other things woolly! Bring your own spinning wheel.

First Saturday of each month 10.30am-3pm

Contact for more details and to book


WILDLIFE WATCH - SWT Family Wildlife Club

Next Event - new programme for summer 2022 coming soon, please

Contact for more details and to book