What’s on in Frome for families this summer?
Plan your visit and discover Frome – a fascinating town with a welcoming and vibrant character.
As well as a rich history, evident from the town’s paved and cobbled streets and medieval architecture, Frome has a thriving arts and music scene. This is not all Frome has to offer, though, with family-friendly and sporting events going on regularly – we have a list of summer activities everyone can enjoy.
25 June, Wood fired Pizzas in Divas Cafe courtyard, Black Swan Arts
4-9pm, free entry.
Family-friendly food; wood-fired sourdough pizzas in a pretty town centre courtyard. Food includes seasonal pizzas, vegetarian bakes, house wines and local beers for grown-ups, homemade lemonade and soft drinks for younger ones. Suitable for all ages including young families. 2 Bridge St, Frome BA11 1BB
2 July, Festival on the terrace, at The Artisan Pub
2pm-11pm, free entry.
An afternoon and evening of live music on a family-friendly sun terrace. Live music, an open stage session, terrace BBQ & Pizza Oven, face-painting, jugglers, and an art club for the little ones. Suitable for all ages including young families. 6 Christchurch St W, Frome, Somerset BA11 1EQ
3 August, Tea & Cakes at The Blue House
10am-12pm, free entry.
Suitable for all ages including young families. Enjoy a lovely floral garden set behind a beautiful Grade I listed building in the heart of Frome. Tea, coffee and hot and cold snacks available. Free entry. The Blue House, The Bridge, Frome BA11 1AP. Call 01373 462577 for further information.
A line up of Festivals to impress…
One of the major highlights in Frome’s calendar is the annual Frome Festival. Various events make up this festival, you can see the whole schedule here.
We’ve listed a few family-friendly festival events here:
2 July, Last tree dreaming – celebrating Selwood forest
Frome Museum, free to attend. 10am through to 3pm.
Frome’s ‘The Last Tree Dreaming’ team will be joined by local historians, volunteer curators and woodland experts to talk about their exhibition at Frome Museum; ‘Selwood; A Forest through Time’. Starting 11am will be the first screening of the Last Tree Dreaming film. or you can pop in at any time to try your hand at printing your own image with the Museum’s historic Harrild hand press. Suitable for all ages. Frome Museum North Parade, Frome BA11 1AT
5-8 July, Magical Folk Garden
Archangel Pub £5.00 Adv/£7.00 Door
This event is running for its second year upstairs at the Archangel. The event runs for 4 evenings. Be transported into a euphonious forest of Folk and Contemporary Acoustic music from some of the UK’s finest talents. Doors open at 7.30pm, more suitable for older families. Tickets can be bought in advance or on the door. Standing room only. Archangel 1 King St, Frome BA11 1BH
9 July, Frome Festival Cream Teas and Live Music, The Archangel
11am –5pm, free entry.
The Archangel is hosting a cream tea event in their spacious pub-garden. You can enjoy delicious cream teas and live music from local musicians to support charity We Hear You. Tickets are £6.95 and available on the day. All monies raised will go towards providing free, emotional support to children and adults affected by cancer and other life threatening illnesses in the local community. Suitable for all ages. Archangel, 1 King St, Frome BA11 1BH
Frome boasts plentiful countryside and open spaces in and around the town. We’ve listed a few family-friendly educational events going on this summer…
19 July Meet & Eat Meadows Picnic
5.30pm -7pm, free.
Bring friends, family & a picnic – and find out more about the wildflowers on the grounds of the Old Showfield, Rodden Rd, Frome BA11 2AH.
1 August, Creative Caterpillars
10.30am-11.30am, £5 per child.
Welshmill Scout hut
An art session for pre-school children; an hour of fun exploring paint, mark making, colour, texture and collage. Snacks and fresh coffee available. A repeat event very Monday. Welshmill Scout hut, Welshmill Ln, Frome, Somerset BA11 3AP.
August 16, 17, 18, 19, 22 & 23 from 2 till 5pm
The Roundhouse garden, free to attend.
This August you are invited to join Shared Earth Learning at the Roundhouse by the river Frome to learn new skills with cookery, art and building. Free to attend for over 13 years of age. To sign up and for more details contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Alex Hart on 01373 228573. Venue near Welshmill Lane, Frome BA11 2AA.
13 August, Frogs Wildlife Walks – Butterflies
2pm-4pm. Adults are £2, and accompanied children go free.
Mick Ridgard and Eve Tigwell will introduce us to woodland butterflies. Meet at 2pm at East Woodlands church (not far from Frome). Dogs are welcome but on short leads only.
Booking ahead is advised www.fromefrogs.org.uk or call 01373 473909
26 August, Frogs Wildlife Walks – Bats
7.30pm – 10pm £2 per person
Discover the bats at Welshmill with Adel Avery – listen to their calls on bat-detectors to and identify which bats you can hear, as well as seeing them fly through torch beams across the sky. Meet at 7.30pm in the Cheese & Grain car park, near Frome Canoe Club, and bring a torch if possible. Booking ahead is advised www.fromefrogs.org.uk or call 01373 473909.
9 August Get Growing workshop
5.30pm-7pm, free to attend.
Pick up your wildflower seeds and everything you’ll need to grow your flowers ready for planting on the Old Showfield next year, Rodden Rd, Frome BA11 2AH.
Frome boasts a wealth of sports and recreational organisations Sports and games, here are a few events going on this summer:
10 July, Frome Children’s Festival, Frome
12noon – 6pm, free to attend.
A full day of fun in Frome for young families and young people. In various locations from Welshmill Park to the Cheese and Grain. Learn about sports, wildlife, stories, crafts, face painting, drumming, forest school and music. More information can be found here.
31 July, Retro Gaming family Sunday
2pm Frome’s New Venue, free entry.
Lots of games to choose from, Mega Drives – SNES – Master System – PS1 & 2 – Wii – N64 – all free to play. Bring along sandwiches or order a take away to the venue. 23 Bath St Frome, Somerset BA11 1DJ
Swimming at Frome sports centre
Every Sunday from 2pm-4pm.
Frome Sport and Fitness centre has an inflatable fun afternoon every Sunday from 2pm-4pm. Find out more about their pricing and availability here http://www.fusionsportandfitness.com/centre/frome_leisure/price-list