SOMERSET Armed Forces Day on Saturday, July 6 in Vivary Park is the biggest free event in the county, all made possible by the generosity and kindness of local companies as supporters.

Without their financial and material contributions the volunteers who run the SAFD event would not be able to fund the costs of such a large free family fun day.

Now in its fourth year, it’s the biggest it has ever been with over thirty-one thousand people visiting in 2023 during the day.

With such huge crowds come huge responsibility and the Committee recognise that they have a very large job to do.

So, with the help of local employer Biffa, who works alongside our local authorities, providing waste management throughout the park on the day, they can help to keep the park clean and tidy.

More local companies supporting the event by providing goods/services or making a donation are: Pearsalls (Corza Medical), Tek Military Seating, Crescent Funeral Services, SlashDotDash, Berry’s Coaches, Cullen’s Catering, The Corner House Hotel, Stems of Taunton, thebestof Taunton and Bridgwater, Bradfords Building Supplies, RSK Group, Wessex Water and Mainline Spirits, plus support from both local and unitary councils.

This generosity is much needed and if you would like to be a supporter of this great event, please get in touch with Pauline at who can give you more details.

Supporters can be anyone, if you want to advertise your business to over 31K visitors please do explore what we can offer.

If you want to make a donation, please click the 'donate' button on our website or go to

All at SAFD would like to thank everyone, large or small that contributed to the amazing Free Fun Day.