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.
Bournemouth Alum Chine (44 miles)
Bournemouth Alum Chine
Blue and Green Flag awarded sandy beach with very safe swimming and pirate themed adventure playground.
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.
Shanklin Beach (64 miles)
A safe and sheltered sandy beach with good waters and spectacular views. Plenty of local facilities and there's a lift to the cliff top where the views are even better.
Seagrove Bay (65 miles)
Windsurfing, surfing, kayaking and sailing opportunities in safe waters by a shingle and sand shore.
Langland Bay Beach (68 miles)
Langland Bay Beach
A sandy beach with rocky outcrops, very popular for swimming, surfing and families, and offers summer lifeguard cover. Holds Blue Flag and Seaside Awards.
Tunnels Beaches (68 miles)
Hand carved in the 1820's these tunnels are tremendous fun for kids to explore, leading as they do to a pleasing beach and both indoor and outdoor play areas.
Saunton Sands (70 miles)
Miles of soft sand backed by the UK's largest dune system but in places it is dangerous for swimming.
Woolacombe Sands (72 miles)
Blue Flag awarded sandy beach good for swimming, surfing and exploring. Boat trip to nearby lighthouse available.
Westward Ho! Beach (72 miles)
Westward Ho! Beach
Blue Flag award winning sand and pebble beach offering good swimming, water sports and some local entertainments.
Oxwich Bay Beach (74 miles)
Oxwich Bay Beach
Sandy beaches with good swimming and water sports opportunities, dunes to hide behind a nature reserve with elevated walkways and two castles nearby to explore. They'll sleep tonight!
Hayling Island Beach (74 miles)
Hayling Island Beach
Boasts the International Blue Flag, and the Solent Water Quality Award in recognition of its high standards. Good for swimming and water sports, and is also a Site Of Scientific Interest.
Wookey Hole Caves (5 miles)
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
Brean Sands Funpark (21 miles)
Brean Sands Funpark
Outdoor theme park, over 40 rides & attractions, swimming pool, waterslides, family day out, free entry, the home of Sooty, South Westâs leading theme park, rollercoasters, 18 hole golf, family pitch & putt, food and bar venues.
Cheddar Caves and Gorge (11 miles)
Cheddar Caves and Gorge
Whatever the weather, Cheddar Caves & Gorge is the ideal day out destination for all the family. Prepare to be entertained, educated and enlightened! Our friendly staff will do all they can to make your day special and memorable.
Secret World (17 miles)
is a charity that specialises in the rescue, rehabilitation and eventual release of Britain’s orphaned, injured and sick wildlife. Visit the animals during their stay and get a close up look at the significant work they do. Only open on specific days of the year
Seaquarium (21 miles)
Here you will discover the fascinating secrets hidden beneath the Severn Estuary and the sea beyond. Over 25 display tanks of sharks, rays and other creatures swimming gracefully past.
Tropiquaria (35 miles)
Free roaming birds and lizards in the Tropical Hall; wide collection of fish plus Tarantulas and Giant Millipedes in the Basement; outdoor animal enclosures plus indoor and outdoor adventure playgrounds!
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)
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!
The Fun Farm (25 miles)
The Fun Farm
An indoor barn café and play area so there are plenty of things to do in all weather situations - It's a great place for your children to learn about animals, and for a chance to feed them themselves
Ferne Animal Sanctuary (30 miles)
Ferne Animal Sanctuary
Nature trails, picnic spots and the opportunity to see acres full of beautiful animals.
Somerset Rural Life Museum (7 miles)
Somerset Rural Life Museum
The magnificent fourteenth-century Abbey Barn is the centrepiece of the Somerset Rural Life Museum. The barn and the farm buildings surrounding the courtyard contain displays illustrating the tools and techniques of farming in Victorian Somerset. Unusual local activities like willow growing, mud horse fishing, peat digging and cider making are included.
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.
American Museum in Britain (17 miles)
American Museum in Britain
Has period rooms showing how Americans lived from 17th century to 1865 also has a renowned American quilt collection. American Heritage display in the basement with interactive displays also Native American displays.
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.
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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