Whitmore Bay (34 miles)
Blue Flag awarded with soft golden sand, idea for sunbathing or sandcastle building. Also now caters for surfing, windsurfing, sea kayaking and beach volleyball!
Weymouth Beach (40 miles)
Safe swimming and soft golden sand make this a great beach for a traditional dig and paddle visit. Pay and play entertainment include trampolines, mini golf and pedalo hire from the promenade.
Durdle Door Beach (41 miles)
Durdle Door Beach
Grand and famous landscape with sandy beach and acceptable swimming though no lifeguard cover.
Sandbanks Beach (42 miles)
Regular Blue Flag award winner with literally everything you could want for a family beach day, amenities and amusements, activities and hire equipment.
Bournemouth Alum Chine (44 miles)
Bournemouth Alum Chine
Blue and Green Flag awarded sandy beach with very safe swimming and pirate themed adventure playground.
Hengistbury Head Beach and Reserve (47 miles)
Hengistbury Head Beach and Reserve
Sand and pebble beach with safe swimming and windsurfing away from the cliffs, part of a huge nature reserve great for exploring and wildlife spotting. Area served by land train.
Studland Beach and Nature Reserve (48 miles)
Swanage Beach (48 miles)
This Blue Flag awarded bay is normally calm and sheltered and good for swimming, sailing and scuba diving.
Dawlish Warren Beach (56 miles)
Dawlish Warren Beach
Awarded the Blue Flag for over ten consecutive years, a sand and shingle beach with with arcades, karting, children's rides and cafes not far away.
Fun City at Brean Leisure Park (21 miles)
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!
North Somerset Butterfly House (17 miles)
Seaquarium (21 miles)
Weston Super Mare
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.
Tropiquaria Zoo (34 miles)
Zoo with many animals plus puppet theatre, radio museum, tropical hall, pirate ships and play fort. Don’t judge it by the exterior.
Cowtastic Farm Park and Playbarn (8 miles)
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!
Chew Valley Country Farm (13 miles)
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.
Bath City Farm (15 miles)
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.
Court Farm Country Park (17 miles)
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.
Noahs Ark Zoo Farm (19 miles)
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 (20 miles)
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!
Ferne Animal Sanctuary (30 miles)
Ferne Animal Sanctuary
Nature trails, picnic spots and the opportunity to see acres full of beautiful animals.
Burcott Mill (6 miles)
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.
Radstock Museum (9 miles)
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.
Haynes International Motor Museum (10 miles)
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.
Fleet Air Arm Museum (13 miles)
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.
Bath Abbey Vaults Museum (16 miles)
The Jane Austen Centre (16 miles)
The Jane Austen Centre
Learn more about the famous Jane Austen, visit the delightful Regency Tea Rooms and even make your own Regency Dress!
Fashion Museum (16 miles)
A World-class collection of contemporary and historical dress.
The American Museum in Britain (17 miles)
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.
Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum (18 miles)
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!
The Helicopter Museum (19 miles)
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 (20 miles)
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.
North Somerset Museum (21 miles)
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.
Crewkerne and District Museum (24 miles)
Somerset Cricket Museum (26 miles)
Museum of Somerset (27 miles)
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...
Chard Museum (28 miles)
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.
Market House Museum (33 miles)
Market House Museum
Lovely little free museum to enjoy maritime and railway history. Fossils, anglo saxona and pre history exhibitions.
Dunster Museum and Doll Collection (38 miles)
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.
Shepton Mallet Outdoor Pool (< 1 mile)
Greenbank Heated Outdoor Pool (9 miles)
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!
Wells Leisure Centre (9 miles)
Wells Leisure Centre
Swimming pool plus kids' leisure pool with interactive water play features, swimming lessons and sports too!
Bath Sports and Leisure Centre (16 miles)
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.
Water Adventure Play Park (21 miles)
Portishead Open Air Pool (23 miles)
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.
Wiveliscombe Open Air Pool (35 miles)
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!
Hullabaloo Soft Play Centre (< 1 mile)
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.
Tumbles Soft Play Centre (< 1 mile)
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.
Playaways Indoor Soft Play Centre (7 miles)
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.
Cheeky Monkeys Soft Play (7 miles)
Cheeky Monkeys Soft Play
Indoor soft play centre with 3 level play frame and lots of equipment including slides, ball pit, and ride-ons.
Zany Zone Softplay (8 miles)
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.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Best Beaches near Shepton Mallet 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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