Glastonbury Abbey (11 miles)
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.
Sheppys Cider Farm and Museum (14 miles)
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.
Wells Cathedral (15 miles)
A 12th Century Early English Gothic Cathedral boasting 296 Medieval groups of structure. One of England's most beautiful cathedrals.
The Bishops Palace (15 miles)
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.
Cosmeston Medieval Village (20 miles)
Cosmeston Medieval Village
Meet the villagers, all dressed in period costume, and experience how they lived. Take a tour, book a party or enjoy one of the special events that take place throughout the year! New features include the byre and the Herbalist's Hovel.
Dunster Castle (21 miles)
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!
Clevedon Pier (21 miles)
the only fully intact, Grade 1 listed pier in the country. There are boat trips, fishing, events and an art gallery.
Dunster Water Mill (21 miles)
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.
Forde Abbey House and Gardens (21 miles)
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.
Tyntesfield (23 miles)
Spectacular Victorian Gothic Revival house with gardens, parkland and a visitors centre.
Techniquest (23 miles)
Purpose built Science Centre and Planetarium providing interactive science experiences making science accessible to everyone.
Cardiff Castle (25 miles)
Let the past come alive when you visit Cardiff Castle. Over the last 2000 years, the Castle has been home to the Romans, Normans and Victorians. Each group left exiting stories of amazing adventures which you can learn all about whilst exploring the spectacular grounds, Norman Keep and Castle Apartments.
The Clifton Suspension Bridge (26 miles)
The Clifton Suspension Bridge
Designed by the great Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel the bridge provides spectacular views over the pretty Avon Gorge. It's a great place to walk across and see how high you are above the traffic and the river. Feel and see it move with the traffic!
Clifton Observatory (26 miles)
A natural cave with viewing platforms, unparalleled views over the local scenery and the only formal Camera Obscura in England.
Tiverton Castle (28 miles)
'Few buildings evoke such a feeling of history as venerable Tiverton Castle, which celebrated its 900th anniversary in 2006.'
Blaise Castle and Play Area (29 miles)
Blaise Castle and Play Area
Castle, museum, two age sectioned play areas and some truly beautiful woodland walks, this is a great day out for all age groups.
Castell Coch (29 miles)
The marquess of Bute's Gothic fairytale creation at Castell Coch, with its colourful interior and beautiful woodland setting, is a dream visit for your little prince or princess, and will inspire plenty of little adventures.
Roman Baths and Museum (31 miles)
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.
Jurassic Coast (31 miles)
'The Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site is England's first natural World Heritage Site - it is known as The Jurassic Coast. It covers 95 miles of truly stunning coastline from East Devon to Dorset, with rocks recording 185 million years of the Earth's history. '
Caerphilly Castle (31 miles)
Stretching over a thirty-acre site in the centre of Caerphilly, this imposing Castle is a striking testament to the turbulent times of medieval Wales Exhibitions, medieval weapons - plenty to see and do..
Farleigh Hungerford Castle (32 miles)
Farleigh Hungerford Castle
Partially ruined fortified mansion and gardens to explore with a variety of family friendly events and activities.
Caldicot Castle (32 miles)
Explore the Castle and its beautiful setting of tranquil gardens and a wooded country park. Lots for kids to do including activity station and activities and workshops throughout the year.
Killerton (33 miles)
A historical home with costumes and comfortable country living! Enjoy the elegance of both the inside and outside of this country home, with a play park and scenic walks
Rhondda Heritage Park (36 miles)
Rhondda Cynon Taff
Rhondda Heritage Park
- based at the former Lewis Merthyr Colliery, Trehafod, is one of the top heritage and cultural visitor attractions in South Wales and provides a fun and interesting day out for individuals, groups, school children and students.
Watersmeet (37 miles)
A Fishing lodge completed in c1832 surrounded by 'varied Exmoor landscapes of rocky coastline, heather moorland, wooded valleys and fast-flowing rivers.'
Llancaiach Fawr Manor (38 miles)
Llancaiach Fawr Manor
Step inside this Manor House restored and furnished as it would have been in 1645 and with colourful characters to tell you about life in the house and the locale. There are interactive displays and plenty to explore in the house and gardens plus a gift shop and cafe.
Exeter Woollen Trail (38 miles)
Exeter Woollen Trail
'Explore many of the key sites of Exeter's most important industry of the past, the woollen cloth trade.'
St Nicholas Priory (39 miles)
St Nicholas Priory
'Adorned with quality replica furniture and painted in the bright colours of the period, the Priory is presented as the 1602 home of the wealthy Hurst family. The display of Elizabethan items from the city's collection, the addition of modern amenities and new interpretation allows greater access to the...
Quince Honey Farm (39 miles)
Quince Honey Farm
At this world famous Honey Farm you can stand and watch these wild and wonderful creatures from the distant past. The unique design of the indoor apiary allows close up viewing in complete safety. The glass booths expose the working colonies of honeybees without interfering with their natural lifestyle.
Old Wardour Castle (39 miles)
Old Wardour Castle
Explore the set of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves via self guided audio tour, with enchanting grotto and circular staircases, plus play and picnic space outside.
Powderham Castle (41 miles)
Guided Castle Tours; Secret Garden; huge Play Fort for kids; Deer Park Safari and seasonal events located in a unique, picturesque setting beside the Exe estuary.
Chippenham Museum and Heritage Centre (43 miles)
Chippenham Museum and Heritage Centre
is a local community museum. Explore the past with Alfred the Great or Mr Brunel. Try dressing up as a Saxon peasant or a Victorian child. For under 5’s try Messy Monday or Noisy Friday. Everyone is welcome in our children’s holiday workshops.
Berkeley Castle (43 miles)
is England's oldest inhabited castle and most historic home. Over 24 generations of Berkeley's have transformed a savage Norman fortress into a truly stately home full of treasures. Come and learn about murder, intrigue and mysterious events at the castle.
Blaenavon Ironworks (44 miles)
A day out and history lesson in one at this Ironworks with cottages furnished to the periods and an exhibition plus the cast house and the foundry, a balance tower and the pay office of the works to view.
Arlington Court (44 miles)
An attraction with many things to offer. The National Trust of Carriages, a bat cave and an intriguing house full of items and souvenirs amassed by a famous bunch of travellers!
Nothe Fort (44 miles)
A thrilling labyrinth of underground passageways and outdoor areas with stunning views of the Jurassic Coast. Constructed on three levels accessed by lift, the Fort is filled with displays, mammoth guns and cinema areas that chart the history of this large and magnificent Victorian structure.
Portland Castle (46 miles)
The history of this fortress, which overlooks Portland harbour, is diverse and fascinating.
Abergavenny Castle & Museum (46 miles)
Abergavenny Castle & Museum
Set in the grounds of a 'ruined' Norman Castle, where you can enjoy a picnic during the summer. The museum contains activity Room for children, where there is the opportunity to colour, cut and stick. At certain times they offer workshops led by museum staff.
Castle Drogo (48 miles)
Stonehenge (49 miles)
Stands as a timeless testimony to the people who built it, between 3000BC and 1500BC. An amazing feat of engineering and arguably the most sophisticated stone circle in the world, it remains a mystery. Fantastic new visitor centre!
Aberdulais Tinworks and Waterfall (51 miles)
Aberdulais Tinworks and Waterfall
Set in a steep gorge, this place demonstrates the power of water and its impact on industry. It has the largest electricity-generating waterwheel in Europe, a stunning waterfall, and to get the most for kids ask about their tracker packs.
Mompesson House (51 miles)
Featured in the award-winning film Sense and Sensibility, the sumptuous setting is home to a variety of collections including 18th century drinking glasses. There is a children's guide available at reception and sculpture gardens to explore.
Silbury Hill (52 miles)
Known as the English pyramid, this is the world's largest man made chalk deposit which does indeed rival the height of the pyramids. No access to hill itself but nice as a stop off if passing.
Avebury Stone Circle (52 miles)
Bygones Victorian Museum (52 miles)
Bygones Victorian Museum
Shopping as our grandparents used to shop. Memories of journeys on the romantic steam trains our parents knew. Escape into the magic lands of fantasy where every generation loves to go.
Corfe Castle (53 miles)
Explore the ruins and enjoy regular costumed historical re-enactments. There is a family guide and a free children's quiz trail, plus extra activities laid on during the school holidays.
Torquays Dinosaur World (54 miles)
Torquays Dinosaur World
Bringing dinosaurs and their worlds to life! See amazing life-like dinosaurs, learn about their lives, uncover incredible fossils, enjoy the family quiz and even sit on a dinosaur!
Okehampton Castle (54 miles)
The remains of the largest castle in Devon, in an outstandingly picturesque setting that won't help at all when you tell the kids it's meant to be haunted! Riverside picnic area and woodland walks around the castle grounds with a stream teeming with wildlife.
Tore Abbey (54 miles)
Welcome to the heart of Torquay – past, present and future. Imagine the silent prayers of the Abbey's medieval "White Canons". Picture the opulent lifestyle of the Cary family who transformed the Abbey into a fine country home. Today you can experience the many lives of Torre Abbey and experience its place,...
Berry Pomeroy Castle (57 miles)
Berry Pomeroy Castle
Visit the most haunted castle in Devon! A historic site with a tale of love, deadly deeds and horror! A castle never completed, it now stands as a ruin amongst the woods and rocky outcrops of Berry Pomeroy. Let children discover the ruins and learn of a romantic history through the audio tour.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Historical and Educational Attractions near Horsey 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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