Afternoon (Things to do)
West Somerset Railway - The West Somerset Railway is the longest heritage steam railway operating in UK, connnecting Bishops Lydeard (about 30 mins from the church) to Minehead. The 20 mile route heads through the countryside alongside the Quantock Hills, and then around the cliffs and coast of the Bristol Channel. Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October are low season, with 4 steam trains each day running in both directions.
Clarks Village - For those of you in need of retail therapy, Clarks Village shopping outlet is a little over half an hour away. If you enjoy shopping, there are plenty of the high street names at outlet prices. If your attitude to shopping is anything like Jack's, it may well be your idea of hell...
Somerset Space Walk - The Somerset Space Walk is a true scale model of the solar system, spread out along the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal. If you fancy stretching your legs, the canal is an easy flat walk in either direction from Creech (just around the corner from the Church). The model stretches 22km, with the Sun in the centre, and even at this distance the smallest planets are still only a few mm in diameter!
Hestercombe Gardens - You could easily spend a whole day wandering around Hestercombe! The gardens are open to the public all day, so you are welcome to wander around whilst the afternoon reception is taking place. No need to pay the entry fee, just show your wedding invitation at the ticket office / shop and they will let you in for free.
If you prefer a quiet afternoon you are welcome to relax in the garden, riverbank and house at Riverside (just down the road from the church). We have a keysafe, so please ask for the code to let yourself in and use the facilities (just remember to lock up behind you). Our dog Issac will be in the house and/or garden, and although he is very friendly he can be a bit boisturous - if you aren't comfortable around dogs you may want to find somewhere else to unwind!
There are plenty of other ideas for things to do in the area. For inspiration, please see the VisitSomerset.co.uk website. Alternatively let us know what interests you and we can make some suggestions - or just talk to some of the locals after the church service!