Hundreds of people flocked to a family fun day in Burnham-On-Sea’s Marine Cove gardens on Saturday (May 12th) to celebrate Somerset Day.

The free, five-hour event included live music, face painting, games and traditional Somerset food and drink.

During the day, visitors enjoyed a Viking display from re-enactment group Draca Beordor, and live music from We Three and the Twerzles.

Stalls included a tombola, cake stall, BIARS book stall, ice cream, crafts, face painting, hook-a-duck, Somerset Time For Youth, The Ritz bar and a barbecue.

Organisers from community group Burnham Events Social Team said they were delighted with how it gone.

“It was a great event to celebrate some of the best things about Somerset – from traditional ciders and beers to great music,” said Cllr Peter Clayton, Chairman of Burnham Events Social Team.

Burnham and Highbridge’s Mayor, Cllr Bill Hancock, who attended with Mayoress Frances Hancock and Town Crier Alastair Murray, added: “It was a great event and I thank everyone who came along and organised the day. We thoroughly enjoyed it.”

Burnham Events Social Team’s next events a5re a quiz night at The Ritz on June 1st, an 80s night on June 23rd at The Ritz and then the Summer Bank Holiday Monday Fete in the Manor Gardens on August 27th.

On Sunday (May 13th), a Somerset Day producers fair is also being held at Brean, as we reported here.