Mells Daffodil Festival is held in the historic village of Mells, Near Frome, Somerset. It’s the perfect family day out, with fun to be had by all.
The whole village is magically transformed into an exciting and fun day out for the whole family with something for everyone.
The organisers of the Mells Daffodil Festival are pleased to confirm that the wildlife film maker Simon King will open the Festival at 11am in front of St Andrews Church on Easter Monday 1st April. Simon has filmed and co-presented the long-running BBC One series Big Cat Diary which follows the progress of lions, leopards and cheetahs in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. He also co-presents BBC Two’s annual Springwatch and Autumnwatch series with Bill Oddie and later with Chris Packham and Kate Humble. For these, Simon films and presents live outside broadcasts from wildlife hotspots around the British Isles, including Shetland, Mull, the London Wetlands Centre and the Somerset Levels.
After opening the festival Simon has also agreed to be the judge for the Easter Bonnet Competition taking place in the Church immediately afterwards so start making your bonnets!
The main field will host a display of Classic Cars and Stationary Engines, along with refreshments to suit all tastes including a hog roast, and beer & cider tents. Come and listen to exciting local bands playing and grab yourself a pint and a hot dog. This year there will be an arena hosting many different traditional and unusual events – not to be missed! Fairground rides and lots of other attractions to suit young and old alike.
The street is transformed by a colourful array of market stalls - over 140, selling tempting goodies from plants and flowers to jewellery and soft furnishings, great fun to stroll and be tempted. There is a children’s play area with refreshments and ice cream available there.
The manor gardens are open for visitors and you could enjoy tea and home-made cakes on the lawn.
The 15th Century St Andrew’s church will be open with bell ringers and trips up the tower. The Frome Town Band will play in the grounds and other musical events will take place there.
The Mells cafe and Tithe barn will be also open providing welcome refreshment. More information on all of these events can be found on the individual links on this website.
If you haven’t been before, we hope you can join us this year…..you won’t be disappointed. If you are a regular visitor, you are in for some surprises!