We invite you to join our

May Day Celebration

on bank holiday Monday.

We are pleased to announce our May Day event will be returning for 2023 and will be even bigger this year.

The event includes maypole dancing, live music, a craft fair, activities for the whole family, outdoor bar and food stands and much more!

We hope the whole family will be able to join us between 10am - 4pm.

During the event everyone is welcome to join in with our maypole dancing, for free, led by Taunton Deane Morris Men.

Why not join us for a sensory storytelling in our Oak Vat? Take your little one on an adventure with a brilliant book brought to life using interactive storytelling, sensory props, messy play and much more! Tickets available in advance - £1 per child (1 adult per child - please purchase multiple tickets if more than one adult would like to attend).

Take part in one of our flower wand workshops to create a memento from your day. Each participant will create a wand with ribbons and fresh flowers in this special event taking place in our traditional farm kitchen in the museum. Tickets available in advance - £6 per person.

Be sure to visit the archery, doggy photo booth, inflatables and outdoor games in the kid's activity area before enjoying a freshly baked sausage roll or chilled cider from one of our outdoor bar and food stands. You might even be able to spot Rapunzel running around with her frying pan! 

Children's Activity Trail around our orchards, find the answers to our nature quiz. Trails can be bought on the day from the Sheppy's information stand outside the main House of Cider doors. Tickets available in advance - £3 per person. If you pre order a trail and children's lunch box together save £1.00. 

Event Timetable

Live Music                   10:15am – 4pm 

See Main Stage 

schedule below 

Kid’s Activity Area        10am – 4pm 

Outdoor Bar and Food  10am – 4pm 

Craft fair                     10am – 4pm 

Cider Tasting               10am - 1pm 

(In shop) 

Children's Activity Trail 10am -4pm

Flower Wand               10:15am  1:15pm

workshop                    10:45am  1:45pm

£                                11:15am  2:15pm

                                  11:45am  2:45pm

                                  12:15pm  3:15pm

Sensory Storytelling     10:30am  1:15pm

£                                 1:15am  2pm

                                  12:30pm  2:45pm

Main Stage Schedule


10:15am                      Taunton Deane Morris Men

10:30am                      Maypole Dancing

11am                           Music from Andy Doran

11:30am                      Wiveliscombe Town Band conducted by Chris Grabham

12:15pm                     Taunton Deane Morris Men

12:30pm                     Maypole Dancing

1pm                            Wiveliscombe Town Band conducted by Chris Grabham

1:45pm                       Music from Andy Doran

2:15pm                       Taunton Collegium Singers

2:45pm                       Taunton Deane Morris Men

3pm                             Maypole Dancing

3:30pm                       Taunton Collegium Singers


Start your summer with Sheppy's

The event is FREE to enter.

Car parking £3 in advance £5 on the day. Please note car parking is in a grass field and we advise against bringing larger vehicles.

The House of Cider restaurant will be open for walk in only guests serving a special May Day menu.