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ADULT ONLY CARAVAN PARK WITH MAY AVAILABILITY

With two Bank Holiday weekends in May, it's a prime time for touring and camping holidays in Somerset. Whether you're looking for a three day weekend, mid-week break or a fortnight away, we'd love to welcome you to Long Hazel Park for a touring caravan or motorhome or to pitch your tent with us. We have fully serviced hardstanding pitches available for touring caravans and motorhomes. We're in a fantastic location for an adult only holiday in Somerset, or pop over the border for the day to nearby Dorset.

We're featured in both Caravan Magazine and Campervan Magazine this May as their "Destination of the Month"! With recommendations of Sparkford's own Haynes Motor Museum and the legend of King Arthur in Somerset, there's lots to keep you busy!

A must-see Somerset event in May is the Wells Comedy Festival! Running from 24 - 26 May and featuring household names such as James Acaster, Harry Hill and Nish Kumar, you'll find some of the top UK comedy talent during this weekend.

Wells has also been voted the UK’s top tourist destination as it topped the Which? survey of inland towns and villages in 2023. With attractions such as the Bishop's Palace gardens and Wells Cathedral, there's loads to see and do!

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The famous Royal Bath and West Show in Shepton Mallet will be back from 30th May - 1st June 2024. Showcasing all of the best of the West, the show features more cheese and cider than you could ever imagine, as well as dog shows, celebrity chef demonstrations, local music, horticultural information and plants, art shows and vintage machinery. The local bus runs directly from Sparkford High Street (100 yards) to Shepton Mallet, so you can even enjoy the bars, without worrying about who's driving!

For agricultural fans, it's also the Mid Somerset Horse Show in  Shepton Mallet on 26 May.

WITH TWO BANK HOLIDAYS IN MAY, THERE'S NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT TO BOOK YOUR PITCHES! THE EARLY MAY BANK HOLIDAY FALLS FROM 3 - 6 MAY THIS YEAR AND THE SPRING BANK HOLIDAY IS FROM 24 - 27 MAY. TAKE A LOOK AT OUR TOURING AND CAMPING AVAILABILITY ON OUR BOOKING SYSTEM BELOW:

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Spend a night at the opera hosted at Wells Cathedral on Saturday 18 May. The Night at the Opera by Candlelight promises a fantastic evening of classical music, performed by the London Concertante.

 

Their arias and overtures include pieces by Puccini, Verdi, Rossini and Mozart, with promises of Madame Buttery, Tosca, Carme and Cosi fan Tutti in this beautiful historic venue.

Sherborne Abbey's annual music festival returns from 2 to 9 May 2024. At just 7 miles from us, over the border in Dorset, Sherborne is a very popular town for our guests to visit, particularly for the amazing Abbey.

Held across the town, you'll find opera, choral and classical music to jazz, swing and more. Notable events include Sherborne Festival Chorus on 2 May, Sherborne Abbey Choir on 6 May and Dinner and Opera on 8 and 9 May.

Sherborne is also home to lots of independent shops, bakeries and antique shops, as well as a monthly artisan market.

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The very popular Giant Flea Market at The Royal Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet returns on Sunday 12 May. This is the biggest flea market of its kind in the West Country, with over 250 stalls, featuring furniture, art, jewellery and much more.

For crafters, you'll also be interested in the Rock, Gem ‘n’ Bead Show in Shepton Mallet on 18 May. There's spectacular mineral specimens, sparkling polished and carved crystals of every colour and truly ancient and rare fossils, gemstones, meteorites, jewellery and beads.

As ever, there's lots of musical events to enjoy in Somerset this month. Take a look at the events this May:

Thursday 2 - Jake Bugg, Cheese and Grain, Frome

Thursday 9 May - Emerald Jazz trio At the Chapel, Bruton

Saturday 11 May G4 20th Anniversary Tour, Westlands Entertainment Venue, Yeovil

Wednesday 15 May - Some Guys Have All The Luck - The Rod Stewart Story Westlands Entertainment Venue, Yeovil

Friday 24 May - The Dusty Show Westlands Leisure Complex, Yeovil

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With May just around the corner, don't forget to book in for the Early May Bank Holiday and the Spring Bank Holiday for 2024.

The May Bank Holidays are two of the most booked in our calendar, so don't miss out!

Early May Bank Holiday 3 - 6 May

Spring Bank Holiday 24 - 27 May

There's two main events for car fans in Somerset this May, with the Haynes Motor Museum in Sparkford just half a mile away from us at Long Hazel Park. We're the nearest touring park to the museum.

 

Sunday 5 - Haynes Breakfast Club, BMW exhibition, Sparkford

Saturday 11 May - Old Skool vs New Skool car event, Yeovil Showground

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On Saturday 18 May, you'll find award-winning market hosts eat:Festivals situated in Yeovil. The market features a wide range of local food producers trading ethically and responsibly. You'll find lots of cheese and alcohol, but also vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, alcohol free food and drink too.

The festivals feature live entertainment with local musicians and are dog friendly. You can take the bus from Sparkford directly to Yeovil town centre, so you won't even need to find somewhere to park your motorhome!

Somerset Day is celebrated each year on 11 May, with many small businesses joining in with celebrations.

11 May marks three important days in the Somerset calendar: on 11 May 973 St Dunstan, the Somerset-born Archbishop of Canterbury crowned King Edgar in Bath Abbey. This is the first recorded coronation of any English king.

On 11 May 1645 the second siege of Taunton ended. It was a watershed in the Civil War, and gave rise to a rhyme that was chanted in the streets of Taunton long afterwards: “Rejoice ye dogs ‘tis the 11th of May, the day the Cavaliers ran away”.

11 May 878 also features as a date in the important battle led by Alfred the Great, the King of the West Saxons. Alfred called together an army of ‘all the people of Somerset’, and others from Wiltshire and Hampshire to defeat the invading Vikings.

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Spend a day out at one of our 15 most local National Trust gardens, houses and places of interest. With so many National Trust members visiting us for the famous sights of Stourhead gardens and the country's longest "long gallery" at Montacute, run by the National Portrait Gallery, we'd also recommend many other days out to make the most of your membership.

With Glastonbury Tor just a short drive away, we'd recommend climbing up for views across Somerset. Lytes Cary Manor is another popular NT house, and our nearest at just 5 miles away. The Grade 1 listed gardens and house of Tintinhull with a traditional arts and craft style garden. The Priest's House at Muchelney near Langport is a medieval hall dating from 1308 with connections to local author Thomas Hardy.

With Somerset regularly featuring in the major newspapers and travel magazines as a top destination for food and drink, there's more restaurants than ever to enjoy this spring.

Enjoy locally grown food from local farms, with warmer weather in Spring enabling outdoor eating once again! You'll also find lots of great farm shops nearby, including one within a mile of our caravan park, which also accepts dogs in their cafe area.

Take a look at our top tips for eating in Somerset:

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As a Premier Parks top site, and a VisitEngland 5 star Touring and Camping Park and a Practical Caravan Top 100 site, we're also a past winner of the Gold Award winner of the South West Tourism Awards Best Camping and Caravanning Park in the South West region.

We are open all year, with room for up to 26 touring units and 20 tents.

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Enjoy a challenging walk around one of the most undiscovered parts of Somerset and take in some of the West Country's most important history. Nearby Cadbury Hillfort is known to be the gateway to the South West and is thought to have been occupied by King Arthur in 470-580 BC. Take a look at our history of Somerset and learn about the wonderful surroundings:

Take a look at what's on for the rest of Summer 2024 in Somerset and nearby Dorset. As a small, adult only caravan park, we're open all year with lots of five star activities and places to visit surrounding us.

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