What’s on this summer at Shepton Mallet Prison?

What’s on this summer at Shepton Mallet Prison?

Are you looking for a fun day out this summer holiday? Why not visit Shepton Mallet Prison for fun-filled and educational activities that your whole family can enjoy. From an immersive planetarium experience to classic games to a fashion exhibition, there is something for everyone.


Out of this World Planetarium


State-Of-The-Art Planetarium

Experience a state-of-the-art planetarium from 3rd to 11th August. For only £5 per ticket, immerse yourself in a captivating 30-minute session, featuring exciting themes such as dinosaurs and the stars. Plus, the prison will be offering a SEND friendly screening on selected days and times. This immersive educational adventure is the perfect way to help keep your children occupied this summer holiday.


Play Classic Games

Enhance your day out with us when purchasing entry into the prison and experience classic games at no extra cost from 20th July to 1st September! Enjoy games like Big Chess, Jenga, Hopscotch, Rope & Ring, Domino and Connect 4. These family-friendly games offer a playful break from the historical and educational elements of your visit, making the prison a perfect summer destination for both families and individuals.


Shepton Mallet Prison - Wedding Dress Exhibition


For The Fashion Lovers

Mark your calendar for 29th June to 15th September for an exclusive ‘Wedding Dress Exhibition’. The ‘Wedding Dress Exhibition’ is an inspirational idea of former local mayor Tanys, who has upcycled wedding dresses and donated them to local organisations. Enjoy free entry to the exhibition to explore a huge selection of eye-catching dresses. Each dress tells a unique story of loss, joy, community and even Glastonbury Festival. For those with a paying ticket into the prison can discover even more spectacular dresses! Please note, the dresses will be in a local parade on 9th, 10th and 11th August.


Book your tickets here for an action-packed day out behind bars at Shepton Mallet Prison.