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Family Days Out in Somerset
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Fun City at Brean Leisure Park
Brean
Fun City at Brean Leisure Park From thrill rides to kids rides, you’ll discover over 40 different attractions; stacks of fun for all ages! The South West’s largest free to enter Theme Park: you only pay if you ride! Plus new free Sooty Stage Shows!
Seaquarium
Weston Super Mare
Seaquarium Oceans of fun for everyone! Situated on Weston-super-Mare's glorious golden beach, come and get close up and hands on as we take you on a voyage of aquatic discovery. Your ticket is an all-day pass, so don't miss any of our feeds or presentations.
Exmoor Falconry and Animal Park
Porlock
Exmoor Falconry and Animal Park Hands on style animal park with displays and handling opportunities. Many flying displays actually set (well!) to music. Well worth a visit.
North Somerset Butterfly House
Congresbury
North Somerset Butterfly House Surround yourself with some of the worlds most beautiful butterflies and exotic plants and see the Bug Show.
Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre
Minehead
Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre 15th century National Trust farmstead within Exmoor National Park, with a large collection of owls, birds of prey, and friendly animals to greet you around every corner.
Court Farm Country Park
Weston Super Mare
Court Farm Country Park Nationally award winning farm attraction set on real working farm. Animals, Adventures play, Indoor play barns, hands on fun, free tractor rides, maize maze, milking show, bottlefeeding. Open Easter to end of October. Great family day out in Somerset.
Ferne Animal Sanctuary
Chard
Ferne Animal Sanctuary Nature trails, picnic spots and the opportunity to see acres full of beautiful animals.
Bath City Farm
Bath
Bath City Farm A great place to visit with the family, wander around the farm and see the animals, enjoy a picnic in the picturesque picnic area and participate in a the array of events that occur throughout the year.
Noahs Ark Zoo Farm
Wraxall
Noahs Ark Zoo Farm - is a zoo and farm where you are able to feed some of the big zoo animals and handle some of our farm animals. We have 12 exciting adventure play areas, an indoor Animal Village and covered Animal Show Pens so you can enjoy a day out whatever the weather.
Animal Farm Adventure Park
Burnham on Sea
Animal Farm Adventure Park The full package: animal to pet and feed, indoor play barn, outdoor rides and a surprisingly wide range of activities and amusements, you're in for a good day!
Chew Valley Country Farm
Bristol
Chew Valley Country Farm Open from 15th March in 2014, this farm has lots of animals along an animal walkway, a playground for younger children and go karts for older children plus a tearoom.
Cowtastic Farm Park and Playbarn
Bristol
Cowtastic Farm Park and Playbarn is an award winning Farm Shop, Farm Park and indoor adventure Playbarn. Meet the animals and explore our farm trail outside, plus grass sledges, fort, duck racing, educational and traditional games. Healthy food meets healthy play in our new indoor Playbarn!
Haynes International Motor Museum
Yeovil
Haynes International Motor Museum UK's largest exhibition of the greatest cars from around the world. A living and working museum, with over 400 amazing cars and bikes from nostalgic classics of the 50's and 60's, glorious Bentleys and Rolls Royces to exciting super cars of today, like the Jaguar XJ220.
Fashion Museum
Bath
Fashion Museum A World-class collection of contemporary and historical dress.
The Jane Austen Centre
Bath
The Jane Austen Centre Learn more about the famous Jane Austen, visit the delightful Regency Tea Rooms and even make your own Regency Dress!
Fleet Air Arm Museum
Ilchester
Fleet Air Arm Museum - representing the flying arm of the Royal Navy. With four exhibition halls, over ninety aircraft and over 2 million records and 30 thousand artefacts the Museum is the world's second largest naval aviation Museum.
North Somerset Museum
Weston Super Mare
North Somerset Museum A family-friendly museum where you can find out about the area from pre-history to the present. Plenty of things to see and do.
Somerset Cricket Museum
Taunton
Somerset Cricket Museum For cricket lovers of all ages, a display of Somerset Cricket Club memorabilia!
The Helicopter Museum
Weston Super Mare
The Helicopter Museum The World's largest dedicated helicopter museum.
Weston-super-Mare's largest undercover all weather attraction. A fun place for all the family, with a coffee shop, children's play area.
The Blake Museum
Bridgwater
The Blake Museum A quaint museum boasting battle of Sedgemoor relics, a maritime Robert Blake room, John Chubb picture gallery and various education exhibits and temporary displays.
Crewkerne and District Museum
Crewkerne
Crewkerne and District Museum Come discover the social and industrial history of Crewkerne across four galleries with changing displays.
Bath Abbey Vaults Museum
Bath
Bath Abbey Vaults Museum Celebrating, cherishing and continuing the story of the Abbey site.
Chard Museum
Chard
Chard Museum Detailed and fascinating collections of exhibits about local history from the Stone Age onward including lots of Dening agricultural equipment, the story of John Stringfellow's powered flight in 1848 and James Gillingham's innovative prosthetics.
Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum
Montacute
Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum Be amazed by this huge fun collection! See nostalgic vintage radios and TVs, enjoy your favourite programmes through TV and radio related toys, books, games full size characters and more: a wonderful experience for all the family!
Museum of Somerset
Taunton
Museum of Somerset An underfloor Plesiosaur, the largest collection of Roman coins ever discovered in Britain and a chilling recreation of the infamous Bloody Assizes: you’ll find them all here! The museum tells the county's story from prehistoric times to the present day, using real objects, interactive games and...
Dunster Museum and Doll Collection
Dunster
Dunster Museum and Doll Collection Open from 12th April 2014, see more than 800 dolls from many periods, in varied costumes, a dolls house, childrens favourites and other artefacts on display at this local museum.
Radstock Museum
Radstock
Radstock Museum Museum dedicated to the history and heritage of coal mining in the area with loads of family friendly things to do and see and interactive hands-on exhibitions.
The American Museum in Britain
Bath
The American Museum in Britain Museum of Americana unique outside the USA where you will find events during school holidays plus a kids trail, dressing up and exhibition spaces with touch screen interaction too.
Greenbank Heated Outdoor Pool
Street
Greenbank Heated Outdoor Pool 30x12m main Pool, semi-circular childrens Pool and separate Splash Area with fountains and water jets. Great idea if you're looking for great family days out in Somerset
Portishead Open Air Pool
Bristol
Portishead Open Air Pool A 33m heated outdoor pool situated at the Lakegrounds in Portishead, with stunning views of the Bristol Channel from the sun terraces.
Shepton Mallet Outdoor Pool
Shepton Mallet
Shepton Mallet Outdoor Pool Environmentally managed lido with separate children's pool.
Wiveliscombe Open Air Pool
Taunton
Wiveliscombe Open Air Pool Heated outdoor pool with fun sessions and water walking (pre booking essential) where you cross the pool inside a giant ball!
Water Adventure Play Park
Weston-super-Mare
Water Adventure Play Park Water play on the sea front with a Splash Pad, Wooden play equipment, sandpit and more.
Bath Sports and Leisure Centre
Bath
Bath Sports and Leisure Centre 25m main pool and free form leisure pool with iant water slide, flume, features and spa pool plus Zany Zone indoor playground with three floors of fun including log ramps, ball pits, cargo nets, tunnels and slides.
Jungle Jungle Indoor Play Centre
Yeovil
Jungle Jungle Indoor Play Centre Enjoy the challenges of a specifically designed indoor adventure land where even the youngest can explore in a safe and secure environment. Great intermediate zone for adventurous toddlers.
Bucket and Spade
Weston Super Mare
Bucket and Spade Family friendly pub with a fun barn attached and adventure playground outside too.
Rug Ratz Indoor Play Centre
Yeovil
Rug Ratz Indoor Play Centre With three separate play areas, babies, toddlers and bigger children can all play safely in their own designated play zones on mazes, slides, ropeways, ball pools and much more.
Zany Zone Softplay
Midsomer Norton
Zany Zone Softplay A soft indoor adventure playground with three floors of fun. Try the log ramps, ball pits, cargo nets, tunnels and slides. There is an area dedicated for toddlers.
Junction 21 Kids Play Centre
Frome
Junction 21 Kids Play Centre Slides, ball pools, ropes, swings, nets, you name it and the kids can have fun with it; adventure play structures for big kids and small.
O'Bridge Brewers Fayre
Taunton
O'Bridge Brewers Fayre Multi-levelled adventure play centre attached to pub - in the Wacky Warehouse style - good to combine with a family meal
Aj'z Play and Party Centre
Taunton
Aj'z Play and Party Centre We are a play and party centre located in the heart of Taunton. We open at 9.30am every morning and close at 6.00pm every evening, so there’s plenty of time to come after school!
The Willow Play Village
Bridgwater
The Willow Play Village A great indoor play area; drop'n'shop, afterschool, and other deals all available for a brilliant visit (of fantastic value too!)
Playzone
Bridgwater
Playzone Multi-levelled adventure play centre attached to pub - in the Wacky Warehouse style - good to combine with a family meal
Safari Tots
Somerton
Safari Tots Soft play frame with many features including whizz slide, crawl tube and spinning discs. Also has a dedicated toddler version and a baby arena. Outdoor area open in summer months with games, picnic tables and bouncy castle.
Jump N Jackz Indoor Play Centre
Weston-Super-Mare
Jump N Jackz Indoor Play Centre Featuring lots of Fun Family Activities for Children ages 0 to 14. Bouncy Castles, Slides and Obstacle Courses. Soft Play for Toddlers, Mini Disco, Large Ball Pit and More! Themed Party Rooms Available with lot's of Party Fun! Cafe and Coffee Lounge Area. Large Car Park.
The Play Port at Portishead
Portishead
The Play Port at Portishead The Playport caters for children aged 0 to 12 years of age as well as plenty to keep adults entertained including free Wi-Fi, daily newspapers, comfy seating and cafe serving high quality coffee, cakes, hot and cold food.
iplay
Bristol
iplay Come and try out our two storey bespoke play frame that includes giant balls, slides and ball pits with a separate under 3 section.
Go Bananas Soft Play Centre
Radstock
Go Bananas Soft Play Centre - has been rated the best indoor play centre in the area - It's clean, friendly and above all fun. There are separate play areas for under 3s as well as an exciting over 3s area with a ball pond, slides, bridges, rope swings, ball showers, mirrors and climbing tubes.
Hullabaloo Soft Play Centre
Shepton Mallet
Hullabaloo Soft Play Centre is an indoor play centre for children aged between 0 and 12. Hullabaloo is a place for the whole family to enjoy. Parents can relax and have a snack or catch up on their e-mails thanks to our free wifi.
Kool For Kids
Somerton
Kool For Kids Is a large indoor multi level adventure play area. Classic fun from a football area and awesome slides to a sit on zip line. Separate area for under 3s to keep them safe from the rampage, with play ball pool, slide, sit on toys and more.
Tumbles Soft Play Centre
Shepton Mallet
Tumbles Soft Play Centre offers a friendly atmosphere for adventure play. The 3 levels of soft play structure provide plenty of fun and excitement for ages between 0 and 12 years. Tumbles serve a range of hot and cold food, snacks and drinks.
Cheeky Monkeys Soft Play
Radstock
Cheeky Monkeys Soft Play Indoor soft play centre with 3 level play frame and lots of equipment including slides, ball pit, and ride-ons.
Playaways Indoor Soft Play Centre
Glastonbury
Playaways Indoor Soft Play Centre Indoor soft play area for under 10s that holds a maximum 20 children with a 2 level play frame, slide, ball pool and other equipment.
Wookey Hole Caves
Wells
Wookey Hole Caves Britain's most spectacular caves. Valley of the Dinosaurs featuring King Kong, Magical fairy garden, Victorian Penny Arcade, Magical Mirror Maze, Hall of Crazy Mirrors, Cave Museum, Pirate Zap Zone, Big Top Restaurant.
Cheddar Caves and Gorge
Cheddar
Cheddar Caves and Gorge Be part of the adventure in the The Crystal Quest beyond Cox's Cave, plus try cave painting, climb the Lookout Tower and plenty of highly educational fun too.
Roman Baths and Museum
Bath
Roman Baths and Museum See the water's source and walk where Romans walked on the ancient stone pavements. Excellent children's audioguide tour with some exhibitions.
Dunster Castle
Minehead
Dunster Castle The site of the castle, which dates back to Norman times, the house and gardens provide a great space to explore with the whole family! Come along and discover the diversity of the wildlife in the gardens, find out about bats and find the secret passage way in the house!
Glastonbury Abbey
Glastonbury
Glastonbury Abbey 36 acres of beautiful parkland and history for every visitor to enjoy. Visit what was the largest and richest abbey in England for an amazing experience.
Bishops Lydeard Mill
Taunton
Bishops Lydeard Mill here is much to see and do in the village of Bishops Lydeard. Allow at least half a day so you can relax in our Dusty Miller's tea room, with a range of home made cakes, soft drinks, ice creams and confectionery, before visiting other attractions such as the West Somerset Railway.
Dunster Water Mill
Dunster
Dunster Water Mill The West Country's finest working water mill, built in 1680, the mill is set in magnificent surroundings alongside the River Avill overlooking Exmoor National Park, only minutes from Dunster Castle and High Street.
Wells Cathedral
Wells
Wells Cathedral A 12th Century Early English Gothic Cathedral boasting 296 Medieval groups of structure. One of England's most beautiful cathedrals.
Clevedon Pier
Clevedon
Clevedon Pier the only fully intact, Grade 1 listed pier in the country. There are boat trips, fishing, events and an art gallery.
Sheppys Cider Farm and Museum
Taunton
Sheppys Cider Farm and Museum We are proud to share with visitors from far and wide our beautiful farm and orchards, and to show you as much as possible of how and where we make our delicious ciders.
Forde Abbey House and Gardens
Chard
Forde Abbey House and Gardens A historical and educational visit made fun through the great effort invested in their Children's Packs, which keep families interested and entertained while they learn.
The Bishops Palace
Wells
The Bishops Palace Sensory Trail, 10 metre willow dragon to discover, family activities and events, and workshops at this Grand Palace surrounded by 14 acres of gardens.
Farleigh Hungerford Castle
Bath
Farleigh Hungerford Castle Partially ruined fortified mansion and gardens to explore with a variety of family friendly events and activities.
Tyntesfield
Bristol
Tyntesfield Spectacular Victorian Gothic Revival house with gardens, parkland and a visitors centre.
Mendip Snowsport Centre
Churchill
Mendip Snowsport Centre 250 acre multi-activity centre with a 165 metre floodlit dry slope complete with bends, moguls, jumps and quarter pipe for skiing or snowboarding plus a separate dedicated tobogganing slope for 4 to 12s. Lessons and party packages available.
Writhlington Sports and Leisure Centre
Bath
Writhlington Sports and Leisure Centre is an 8 meter high, 16 top rope indoor climbing wall. There are 42 climbing routes ranging from Grade 4 (beginner) to 7A+ (advanced).
West Somerset Sports & Leisure Centre
Minehead
West Somerset Sports & Leisure Centre Offering a great range of facilities and activities ranging from martial arts classes to table tennis via plenty more!
Middlemoor Water Park
Woolavington
Middlemoor Water Park This unique water sports centre with water ski, wakeboard, jet ski and karting facilities also has it's own fully licensed clubhouse overlooking the lake. A varied menu is available (and a barbecue area is situated next to the clubhouse).
Bath Boating Station
Bath
Bath Boating Station Rowing, punting and canoeing on the delightful River Avon at Bath.
Minehead Eye
Minehead
Minehead Eye Check out our Bouldering Cave the most exciting thing to come to Minehead since we opened!! Bouldering is low level climbing without ropes. As well as that we are also an Indoor Skatepark and BMX Park, Games Consoles, ITsuite, DJ facilities, Pool, Table tennis and Football, Music Studios, Cafe, and all sorts...
Cannington Golf Centre
Bridgwater
Cannington Golf Centre Nine hole, 18-tee golf course plus undercover, fully automated floodlit driving range where children and non-members are welcome.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Taunton
Taunton
AMF Hollywood Bowl Taunton Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. This Hollywood Bowl has 21 lanes!
AMF Avonmeads
Bristol
AMF Avonmeads Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
1st Bowl Weston Super Mare
Weston Super Mare
1st Bowl Weston Super Mare Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
1st Bowl Yeovil
Yeovil
1st Bowl Yeovil Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
South West Karting
Cheddar
South West Karting With a fleet of 200cc Biz Karts reaching speeds of up to 45mph, and one of the few tracks to offer Twin Seater Kart - providing safer karting for younger children and the disabled - this is an Indoor Karting Centre to suit all ages and abilities.
Racetrac
Taunton
Racetrac Virtual driving and karting race venue.
Exmoor Spy Mission Treasure Trail
Dulverton
Exmoor Spy Mission Treasure Trail Looking for a fun and interesting way to explore Exmoor? Don't just wander around aimlessly, do a Treasure Trail! These fun treasure hunts will teach you fascinating facts about the area and show you some beautiful scenery. Enjoy a fun family walk in the fresh air and solve an intriguing mystery at the...
Curious About Bath Spa
Bath
Curious About Bath Spa is a unique experience: two treasure hunt style walks of discovery to keep the whole family intrigued and amused. Keep the kids happy answering clues and matching pictures, whilst reading stories about this stunning Spa city. Buy the booklet from our website and explore in your own time.
Weston-super-Mare Treasure Trail
Weston-super-Mare
Weston-super-Mare Treasure Trail If you are looking for something new to do with kids then why not try a self guided, themed Treasure Trail: they offer an imaginative and fun way to explore, and learn about, the great outdoors.
East Somerset Railway
Shepton Mallet
East Somerset Railway (ESR) is an ex-Great Western Railway branch line running through the Mendip hills near Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. Steam trains run April - October and December with Santa Specials, with a 5-mile round trip. We have volunteer staff who are very knowledgeable and will give you all the help you need and...
West Somerset Railway
Minehead
West Somerset Railway is a 20 mile steam railway running between Bishops Lydeard (Nr. Taunton) and Minehead. The railway has ten Stations, three museums, Locomotive Turntable, On train Buffet Car and Bar, Gift Shop and Turntable Cafe. New feature: iOS and Andorid Heritage Hunter Treasure Hunt App.
Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust
Watchet
Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust The Museum Contains relics from the former Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway which ran from Bath to Bournemouth with branchlines to Highbridge, Burnham on Sea, Wells and Bridgwater. All finally closing in 1966.
Gartell Light Railway
Templecombe
Gartell Light Railway Step back in time to a more leisurely age and ride through the beautiful Blackmore Vale countryside along the route of the old Somerset and Dorset Railway.
Yeovil Railway Centre
Yeovil
Yeovil Railway Centre Steam hauled train rides, a minature railway, vistor centre/museum and much more! A great visit for train enthusiasts and the like.
The Walled Gardens of Cannington
Bridgwater
The Walled Gardens of Cannington are ideal for children, with plenty of outdoor toys and games on the large lawn during Cheeky Monkey days, and many winding paths and walkways, ideal for burning off some energy!
Prior Park Landscape Gardens
Bath
Prior Park Landscape Gardens One of only four Palladian bridges of this design in the world can be crossed at Prior Park, which was created in the 18th century. A beautiful afternoon can be spent here especially if you've got your walking shoes on! One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in...
Royal Victoria Park
Bath
Royal Victoria Park This park boasts a surprising number of child friendly features from the extensive play equipment to the skateboard park, and it's all lovely and free! One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Bath with kids.
Dunster Forest and Estate
Dunster
Dunster Forest and Estate Go down to the woods today and explore our beautiful forest, see wildlife, try the adventure play area, walk or cycle waymarked trails or learn about our tall trees: including the tallest tree in England!
Portishead Lake Grounds
Portishead
Portishead Lake Grounds As well as the lake, there is a children's playground and tennis courts and bowls and, during the summer, rowing boats are available for hire. Portishead Open Air Pool is open during the summer months.
Hestercombe Gardens
Taunton
Hestercombe Gardens With over fifty acres of lakes, temples, cascades, woodland walks, formal terraces, vivid colours and views that take your breathe away. They also have a small, safe Children’s Play Area for the under 7s.
Fyne Court Nature Reserve
Bridgwater
Fyne Court Nature Reserve Featuring nature and way marked trails, dragonfly pond, stream for paddling and grassy areas for traditional play plus a folly that looks like a small castle which is a great base for games.
Great Wood
Nether Stowey
Great Wood Enjoy the freedom of space as you explore the forest on foot or by bike. Well surfaced forest tracks means there’s plenty to discover with buggies or wheelchairs. Make a day of it: bring a picnic or use one of our BBQs.
Grand Pier
Weston Super Mare
Grand Pier Rain or shine, the Grand Pier is the ultimate indoor theme park. Its unique credentials offer World Class rides and attractions, function rooms, conferencing, entertainment and event space all in one weatherproof arena!
You will find something here for everyone young or old, local or visitor.
The Little Theatre Cinema
Bath
The Little Theatre Cinema A quaint little picture house showing the best in mainstream, arthouse, foreign and independent film.
Mendips Raceway
Shipham
Mendips Raceway Our oval racing circuit, situated above Cheddar on the Mendip Hills, is home to some of the most exciting stock car, banger and caravan racing in the UK!
Apex Leisure and Wildlife Park
Burnham-on-Sea
Apex Leisure and Wildlife Park Around 42 acres including County wildlife site, with many different sections including fishing, a skate park, BMXing and many walking routes, plus adventure playground for juniors and Trim Trail for the more active! Fishing and bird watching popular here.
Puxton Park
Weston Super Mare
Puxton Park From aerial climbing to the fast and furious slides, via cuddly animals and falconry displays, there is truly something for everyone including a fun toddler soft play area with ball pool. An absolutely enormous day out!
Premier Leisure Weston Super Mare
Weston Super Mare
Premier Leisure Weston Super Mare A great active kids' combination of three tiered karting, atmospheric family laser tag and kids' indoor paintball style war games. Differing age limits apply.
Vivary Golf Course
Taunton
Vivary Golf Course Their 18 hole mini golf course is both challenging and great fun for all the family.
Warren Farm Holiday Centre
Burnham on Sea
Warren Farm Holiday Centre Free indoor play area, Pets Corner, arcade, tractor rides and more. Free entry and parking, open to the public.
Butlins - Minehead
Minehead
Butlins - Minehead Over 50 FREE things to do and see including: Sub-tropical Splash Waterworld - Children's Play Areas - Great Shows - Funfair - with rides for all Sports Facilities PLUS so much more.Great idea if you are looking for family days out in Somerset.

Thanks for all the great things to do in Somerset with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.

Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed

So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Somerset can enjoy the great day out as well.



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