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Things To Do & Days Out in Somerset
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 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.
North Somerset Butterfly House Surround yourself with some of the world’s most beautiful butterflies and exotic plants in this hidden paradise. Also has an amazing Bug Show! Family friendly, with helpful and informative members of staff.
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.
Tropiquaria Zoo is an aquarium and zoo based in a 1930s BBC transmitter hall!
South West Deer Rescue is home to 5 different deer species, many of whom are tame enough to happily wander over to you and be petted! See the epic antlered Red Deer Stags, spot wildlife from the hide and enjoy a nature walk. Thoroughly charming!
Court Farm Country Park National 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 Animal sanctuary that is home to over 300 animals, including birds, pigs, donkeys, chinchillas, horses, rabbits, chipmunks, goats, ferrets, and more! Beautiful Nature Trails to enjoy, plus picnic spots, and childrenâs play areas. Open throughout the year.
Bath City Farm Family friendly city farm with loads of animals to meet and plenty to see and do. Play space for toddlers, seasonal kiosk, Nature Trail, an outdoor performance space, plus a Farm Shop.
Warren Farm Holiday Centre Free indoor play area, Pets Corner, arcade, tractor rides and more. Free entry and parking, open to the public.
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!
Weston super Mare Museum Currently closed for refurbishment, reopening 2017!
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 Discover a world class collection of historical and modern fashion, from the 17th century to present day, with over 165 dressed figures to see! Activity backpacks and trolley available, plus free Welcome Tours, and audio guides.
The Jane Austen Centre Learn more about the famous Jane Austen at this permanent exhibition. Visit the delightful Regency Tea Rooms with serving staff wearing period costume, see a waxwork of Austen, and even try on Regency clothing!
Fleet Air Arm Museum The 2nd largest naval aviation museum in the world has 4 Exhibition halls, over 90 aircraft, plus thousands of artefacts to discover, plus ‘The Aircraft Carrier Experience’ to enjoy. Exciting family activities and events held throughout the year.
Somerset Cricket Museum A small museum dedicated to the history of cricket, with particular emphasis on Somerset Cricket Club. Full of memorabilia, with a section devoted to the England women’s cricket team. A great place for cricket lovers of all ages!
The Helicopter Museum Museum home to the world’s largest collection of Helicopters with interactive zone, cockpit days and loads of special events!
The Blake Museum A quaint local museum boasting battle of Sedgemoor relics, maritime Robert Blake room, John Chubb picture gallery, and various education exhibits and temporary displays. Discover the archaeology, photographs, art, history of the area, and more. Free to visit!
Crewkerne and District Museum Come and discover various aspects of the history of Crewkerne and the local area. Visit Bryant’s Bakery, a traditional kitchen, and a prisoner in his cell. Quizzes available for the kids, and they get in for free!
Bath Abbey Vaults Museum A magnificent Abbey with hundreds of years of history to discover, plus some amazing architectural features to marvel at, including lovely stained glass windows, and a fantastic vaulted ceiling. Tower tours also available, with spectacular views from the top!
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 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 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 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 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 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.
Market House Museum Lovely little free museum to enjoy maritime and railway history. Fossils, anglo saxona and pre history exhibitions.
Burcott Mill A working traditional water powered flour mill and museum that makes and sells its own flour. Play area for the kids. Tours led by the miller available during the Summer months.
The Holbourne Museum A charming and extensive collection from a Baronet's travels, but great for families of all ages as it also features loads of fun workshops, hands on activities and an animal trail!
Greenbank Heated Outdoor Pool Main pool, children's pool and separate Splash Area with interactive fountains and water jets. Great idea if you're looking for great family days out in Somerset!
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 Environmentally heated lido with separate children's pool, splash area with water fountains, children’s play area, and grassy and decking areas with picnic benches. Changing facilities and lockers. Open between May and September.
Wiveliscombe Open Air Pool is a ‘heated outdoor community swimming pool’ with events, picnic area and sun deck set is the beautiful Somerset countryside.
Water Adventure Play Park Water play on the sea front with a Splash Pad full of spray jets and wet play features, plus wooden play equipment, sandpit and other dry play too. Yay!
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.
Wells Leisure Centre Swimming pool plus kids' leisure pool with interactive water play features, swimming lessons and sports too!
Brean Splash features cool indoor and outdoor splash zones both including water slides and tonnes of fun interactive features plus inflatable tube river ride! Absolutely loads of interactive fun for kids!
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 Family friendly pub with a fun barn attached and adventure playground outside too.
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.
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 Indoor Play Centre featuring a colourful multi level adventure soft play frame full of slides, climbs, balls and bounces, plus dedicated toddler zone with smaller versions of the big fun. Kid’s parties available too.
Aj'z Play and Party Centre A Play and Party Centre in the heart of Taunton that is open daily until 6pm, so there is still time to play after school! Large multilevel play frame for over 4s, plus dedicated area for babies and toddlers.
Playzone Indoor Play Centre featuring a colourful multi level adventure soft play frame full of slides, climbs, balls and bounces. Kid’s parties available too. Attached to a pub, so good to combine with a family meal.
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.
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.
Go Bananas Soft Play Centre is 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 fun indoor soft play centre for kids 0 to 12, featuring bouncy castle, rope bridges, climbing nets, slides, trampoline, zip line, ball pool, toddlers and baby area. Hot and cold meals, snacks and drinks from the onsite cafe. Free WiFi.
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 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.
Brean Play The South West's newest indoor soft play attraction within Brean Leisure Park is open all year round and is the perfect place for your children to let off steam with physical play whilst you enjoy a nice cup of coffee.
The Square is Somerset’s newest indoor soft play centre, with two play areas and a café
Wookey Hole Caves Britain's most spectacular show caves. Valley of the Dinosaurs, 4D Cinema, Pirate Adventure Golf, Victorian Penny Arcades, Magical Mirror Maze, Museums, Captain Jack's Restaurant and Circus Show!
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 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 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 Ancient abbey set within 36 acres of beautiful parkland. Museum, fish and duck ponds, Cider Orchard, picnic area, Badger Boardwalk, plus Living History tours! Family activities and quizzes available, plus plenty of great events throughout the year.
Bishops Lydeard Mill Visit a working watermill, plus see a number of trades on display, including coopering and saddling. Explore a Victorian kitchen, a Blacksmith’s forge, and a preserved Wheelwright’s shop. Fun and interactive displays, plus authentic sounds and smells!
Dunster Water Mill Experience the sights and sounds of a working watermill and discover how flour is produced. Integral museum containing a wonderful collection of farming tools. Part of Dunster Castle and Gardens and a combo ticket for both attractions is available: bonus!
Wells Cathedral A 12th Century Early English Gothic Cathedral boasting 296 Medieval groups of structure. One of England's most beautiful cathedrals.
Clevedon Pier Visit the only fully intact, Grade 1 listed pier in the country. There are boat trips, fishing, an art gallery, and events throughout the year. Free to visit but some individual attractions and events may charge.
Sheppys Cider Farm and Museum Beautiful farmland and orchard to explore, with a number of animals to meet, plus a fascinating Cider Museum, and a Farm Shop and Tearoom. Learn all about farming and cidermaking from a family who have been doing it for generations!
Forde Abbey House and Gardens A historical and educational visit made fun through fantastic Children's Packs, which keep families interested and entertained while they learn. Grounds open all year. Children under 15 visit for free.
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 Partially ruined fortified mansion and gardens to explore with a variety of family friendly events and activities.
Walled Garden at Mells An idyllic 17th century working garden dedicated to British plants with free entry. Welcomes families including dogs.
Montacute House Stunning Elizabethan mansion surrounded by beautiful grounds. Explore the house and gallery, beautiful gardens and parkland with free guided tour. Live horsemanship demonstrations in the summer holidays!
Nunney Castle A French moated castle ruin in Somerset. Kids will love it, because it has all the qualities of a castle: a keep, a moat with fish in it, big thick walls and towers on each corner.
Bath Postal Museum Follow the history of the British Postal System and communication in this tiny but great museum for all ages, with a mixture of video recordings, interactive displays and other exhibits.
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 is an 8 meter high, 16 top rope indoor climbing wall. There are 42 climbing routes ranging from Grade 4 (beginner) to 7A+ (advanced).
Vivary Adventure Centre is an innovative outdoor, off the ground adventure for everyone! Join in on individual activities, from the lower ropes course, totems or climbing wall, or challenge yourself to the Ultimate Edge on the high ropes course with the power fan descender.
West Somerset Sports & Leisure Centre Offering a great range of facilities and activities ranging from martial arts classes to table tennis via plenty more! Includes holiday programming for school age kids too.
Middlemoor Water Park This unique water sports centre with water ski, wakeboard, jet ski and go karting facilities! Plus speed boat and novelty rides, mum and baby pool and classes for 4 to 7 year olds.
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...
Ready2climb Adventure Zone A range of activities on offer for children over 4, including rocking climbing, caving, inflatables and mini golf. Varied activities for young and older children.
Wimbleball Lake Country Park Outdoor Activity Centre with something for the whole family to enjoy, even the dog! Enjoy a wide range of activities both on and off the water including windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, high ropes, archery, bushcraft, cycling and walking.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Taunton offers not just 22 lanes of bowling with support aids, Pink Pin challenge and jukebox backbeats, but also arcade, pool, free WiFi and cafe.
MFA Bowl Yeovil Kids love bowling, and if they are small or struggling they can use the ramp, light balls and gutter guards to give themselves the edge. Great family fun!
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.
AJs Karting with Junior Karts for drivers over 4"3' which go up to 40mph on the superb 3 level, 280m track! The kiddie karts pack 160cc engines so it's serious stuff on their multi level circuit.
Curious About Bath Spa offers a different way for families to explore Bath. Spot things you’ve never noticed before, answer clues and match pictures, whilst reading stories about this stunning Spa city. Buy or instantly download the booklet from our website and explore in your own time.
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.
The Wells Mystery Treasure Trail Try something new with the kids today - a fun and imaginative way to explore as you follow the Trail and solve the clues to solve this self-guided mystery!
East Somerset Railway is an ex-Great Western Railway branch line running through the Mendip hills near Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. Steam trains run April through October and December with Santa Specials, with a 5 mile round trip.
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 A charming and atmospheric collection of railway memorabilia and real vintage engines and cars, where kids can operate an antique signal box! No rides, very educational but very interesting.
Bath Boating Station Rowing, punting and canoeing on the delightful River Avon. Keep an eye out for kingfishers and otters! And don't forget there are options to share the rowing so start beefing up the kids!
Yeovil Railway Centre Steam and diesel railway centre with visitor centre (and museum). Regular events where steam train rides and miniature railway rides are available and the turntable is demonstrated. Traditional family fun.
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 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 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! Plus there's now a brand new skatepark here too!
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 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 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 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 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.
England Coast Path National Trail A 630 mile (1,014km) National Trail full of superb coastline, with plenty of wildlife, heritage and geology to discover along the way. A land of legends and myths, with secret smuggler coves and natural wonders to explore.
The Little Theatre Cinema A quaint little picture house showing the best in mainstream, arthouse, foreign and independent film. Modern seating and features in a 1930s atmosphere!
Mendips Raceway Fantastic oval racing circuit for some of the most exciting stock car and banger racing! Situated above Cheddar on the Mendip Hills, with high spectator banking so you can see everything! You can also try it for youself.
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 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!
Grand Pier All weather indoor theme park, full of attractions and rides to entertain and amuse all ages! Over 500 arcade games, dodgems, ghost train, go karts, laser maze and loads more!
Premier Leisure Weston Super Mare Now known as AJs. A great active kids' combination of three tiered karting, atmospheric family laser tag and kids' indoor paintball style war games. Differing age limits apply.
Mendip Frisbee Golf Course Use your Frisbee to traverse our exciting new 10 hole, woodland, disc golf course in the fewest number of throws! Our course winds through beautiful woodland and over rolling hills with stunning views. Great outdoor fun for all the family!
Butlins - Minehead Over 50 FREE things to do including: Sub tropical Splash Waterworld, Children's Play Areas, Great Shows, Funfair with rides for all and Sports Facilities PLUS so much more! Great idea if you are looking for family days out in Somerset.
Pevlings Farm Riding and Livery Stables Approved and accredited Riding Stables offering riding lessons and a variety of activities for kids, pony days, pony club, jumping, hacking, pony care beginners welcome. Groups or individuals. Some adults catered for.
AJs Laser Tag features a great new immersive Laser Tag Arena with high tech harmless weaponry and a barrage of special effects and atmospherics. Plus the go karting! You can't go wrong!
Vivary Golf Course features an 18 hole mini golf course great for kids and fun lovers, with loads of serious facilities for practising and playing the grown up variety. Plus Coaching, Lessons and Buggies. Neat!
Cannington Golf Centre Nine hole, 18-tee golf course plus undercover, fully automated floodlit driving range where children and non-members are welcome.