Discovery Zone 2017-09-06T15:31:48+00:00

Charlie Bigham’s Discovery Zone

Wells Recreation Ground

This new attraction will be packed with interactive stands from innovative exhibitors, including Tracebridge Fermenteria, who will demonstrate the art of fermentation, and landscape ecologist and foraging expert, Adrian Boots, who will give a masterclass on what foods can be foraged this season.

Demonstrations and exhibitors

Charlie Bigham’s


Cheese – what it is, how it’s made and how it’s classified; fish identification – how to tell a bass from a brill; and exotic fruit.

Tracebridge Fermenteria

How and why we pickle vegetables and the health benefits, plus two sauerkraut-making demos.

Click here to learn more about Tracebridge Fermenteria

F. Griffiths & Sons

Somerset butcher, F.Griffiths & Sons will be inviting visitors to try their hand at making their own sausages, with masterclasses running throughout the day. They will also offer tasters of their popular burgers and talk about how you can make your own.

Adrian Boots and Vale House Kitchen

Adrian Boots will team up with Vale House Kitchen to talk about wild foods and their habitats, with a focus on what is in season this autumn. There will also be live demonstrations about in-season ingredients and what you can cook using these delicacies. To encourage visitors to become foragers, there will be takeaway sheets with local foraging trails.

Click here to learn more about Adrian Boots and Vale House Kitchen

Beat the Takeaway

Simple cooking demonstrations throughout the day, by volunteers on behalf of Sound Foundation Community Care charity, demonstrating how easy it can be to make delicious, affordable meals in the time it takes to order and receive a takeaway.

Barbers Farmhouse Cheesemakers and Shepton Vets

From cow to cheese: Barbers and Shepton Vets will talk about how they work together to ensure quality at every stage – high standards of care for cows producing Assured local milk and manufacturing quality Cheddar cheese that is sold worldwide.


Oral hygiene

Somerset Wildlife Trust