Community Events


Join us at events across the region

This year, we will be attending runs, races, sporting events, country fairs and county shows, as well as hosting our own events, including education drop-in days at our recreation sites and apprenticeship open days at our headquarters in Bath.

We are proud to have teamed up with Cancer Research UK's Race for Life, RaceNation and other organisations to help keep runners and event attendees hydrated with tap water from our portable refill points, while also reducing the number of single-use plastic bottles usually generated by these events.

Discover upcoming events below.

'Around the bend' tours

Join Wessex Water this summer on a FREE 'Around the bend' tour at your local water recycling centre to see where it all goes after you flush your toilet!

The team at Wessex Water provide the unseen service of treating 480 million litres of sewage every day. This is a unique and rare opportunity to look behind the scenes at how it’s done with a guided tour from one of our operators.

You’ll also be able to walk through the ‘plop-up’ art gallery – The Loove – where you’ll see some familiar works of art re-imagined with a Wessex Water twist...

Locations include: Barford St Martin, Tisbury, Marnhull Common, Ringwood, Gillingham, Chard, Nether Stowey, Crewkerne, Weston-super-Mare, Yeovil, Wells, Westbury, Thingley, Chippenham and Saltford.

Book your free tour

Around the bend yours logo with title and a white toilet with blue water in the pipe
Join us at our water recycling centres for our 'Around the bend' tours.

Free family drop in day at...

Come and learn about water and sewage treatment through our fun games and activities, while also exploring the mix of wildlife present across our sites.

Each event is free and does not require you to book. See a full list of the events below.

Bleadon Levels Nature Reserve (Weston-super-Mare)

Date: Tuesday 26 July
Time: 11am to 3pm
Location: Along Wayacre Drove, past the entrance of the nature reserve
Postcode: BS23 4XR
What three words: ///span.porch.walks
Activities: Sewage games including poo curling, the flying poop and hook a floater

Clatworthy Reservoir

Date: Tuesday 9 August
Time: 11am - 3pm
Location: Clatworthy Reservoir picnic area
Postcode: TA4 2EJ
What three words: ///
Activities: Wildlife spotting, scavenger hunts, fishing games and water filter building

Woman walking at Clatworthy Reservoir and looking at a map

Sutton Bingham Reservoir

Date: Wednesday 10 August
Time: 11am to 3pm
Location: Sutton Bingham Reservoir picnic area
Postcode: BA22 9QP
What three words: ///chuck.cares.blazers
Activities: Wildlife spotting, scavenger hunts, fishing games and water filter building

Family walking at Sutton Bingham Reservoir

Hawkridge Reservoir

Date: Tuesday 23 August
Time: 11am to 3pm
Location: Hawkridge Reservoir fishing lodge
Postcode: TA5 1AL
What three words: ///grandest.ranges.push
Activities: Wildlife spotting, scavenger hunts, fishing games and water filter building

Couple fishing at Hawkridge reservoir

Running events

Salisbury Race for Life - Sunday 12 June

Bath Race for Life - Sunday 3 July

Taunton Race for Life - Sunday 10 July

Three Wessex Water refill point at a running event
Visit us at running events to top up with tap water for free.

Community events

Wiltshire Game and Country Fair - Saturday 13 to Sunday 14 August

Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show - Wednesday 17 August

Dorset County Show - Saturday 3 to Sunday 4 September

Somerset County Show - Saturday 17 to Sunday 18 September

Find us at county shows and fairs throughout the region.

More events will be added throughout the year, so check back for further details or sign up to our email newsletter to receive updates about our upcoming events.

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