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Historical and Educational Attractions near to Shepton Mallet
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The Bishops Palace (4 miles)
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.
Wells Cathedral (4 miles)
Wells
Wells Cathedral A 12th Century Early English Gothic Cathedral boasting 296 Medieval groups of structure. One of England's most beautiful cathedrals.
Glastonbury Abbey (7 miles)
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.
Nunney Castle (8 miles)
Nunney
Nunney Castle A French moated castle ruin in Somerset. Be prepared to have your breath taken away
Walled Garden at Mells (8 miles)
Mells
Walled Garden at Mells An idyllic 17th century working garden dedicated to British plants with free entry. Welcomes families including dogs
Farleigh Hungerford Castle (15 miles)
Bath
Farleigh Hungerford Castle Partially ruined fortified mansion and gardens to explore with a variety of family friendly events and activities.
Roman Baths and Museum (16 miles)
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.
Bath Postal Museum (16 miles)
Bath
Bath Postal Museum Follow the history of the British Postal System and communication in this tiny but great museum for all ages
Montacute House (18 miles)
Montacute
Montacute House Stunning Elizabethan mansion surrounded by beautiful grounds. Explore the house and gallery, beautiful gardens and parkland.
The Clifton Suspension Bridge (19 miles)
Clifton
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!
Tyntesfield (19 miles)
Bristol
Tyntesfield Spectacular Victorian Gothic Revival house with gardens, parkland and a visitors centre.
Clifton Observatory (19 miles)
Bristol
Clifton Observatory A natural cave with viewing platforms, unparalleled views over the local scenery and the only formal Camera Obscura in England.
Clevedon Pier (22 miles)
Clevedon
Clevedon Pier the only fully intact, Grade 1 listed pier in the country. There are boat trips, fishing, events and an art gallery.
Blaise Castle and Play Area (22 miles)
Bristol
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.
Old Wardour Castle (23 miles)
Salisbury
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.
Chippenham Museum and Heritage Centre (27 miles)
Chippenham
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.
Forde Abbey House and Gardens (28 miles)
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.
Caldicot Castle (29 miles)
Caldicot
Caldicot Castle 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.
Sheppys Cider Farm and Museum (30 miles)
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.
Cosmeston Medieval Village (31 miles)
Penarth
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.
Stonehenge (31 miles)
Amesbury
Stonehenge 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!
Athelhampton House and Gardens (32 miles)
Dorchester
Athelhampton House and Gardens Stunning Tudor Great Hall and gallery with its own estate church and surrounding gardens
Techniquest (32 miles)
Cardiff
Techniquest Purpose built Science Centre and Planetarium providing interactive science experiences making science accessible to everyone.
Cardiff Castle (34 miles)
Cardiff
Cardiff Castle 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.
Mompesson House (34 miles)
Salisbury
Mompesson House 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 (34 miles)
Marlborough
Silbury Hill 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 (35 miles)
Marlborough
Avebury Stone Circle One of Europe's largest pre-historic stone circles!
Berkeley Castle (35 miles)
Berkeley
Berkeley Castle 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.
The Town Mill (36 miles)
Lyme Regis
The Town Mill A working water mill with hundreds of years of history. There is also a gallery, a micro brewery, pottery and cheesemonger
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens (37 miles)
Nr Weymouth
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens Beautiful and historic gardens, voted Garden of the Year 2012 by the Historic Houses Association Christie’s Garden. Dogs on leads welcome.
Dunster Castle (38 miles)
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!
Castell Coch (38 miles)
Cardiff
Castell Coch 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.
Dunster Water Mill (38 miles)
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.
Caerphilly Castle (39 miles)
Caerphilly
Caerphilly Castle 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..
Jurassic Coast (40 miles)
Seaton
Jurassic Coast '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. '
Nothe Fort (41 miles)
Weymouth
Nothe Fort 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.
Poole Museum and Scaplens Court museum (41 miles)
Poole
Poole Museum and Scaplens Court museum Free museum and interactive trail to experience the heritage and environment of the area. Access to Scaplen’s Court Museum and Herb garden late May to December
Crofton Beam Engines (42 miles)
Marlborough
Crofton Beam Engines Visit the oldest working steam engines in the world that are still performing the job they were built to do! Especially good on a steam day
Portland Castle (43 miles)
Portland
Portland Castle The history of this fortress, which overlooks Portland harbour, is diverse and fascinating.
Corfe Castle (44 miles)
Wareham
Corfe Castle 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.
Rhondda Heritage Park (45 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.
Tiverton Castle (45 miles)
Tiverton
Tiverton Castle 'Few buildings evoke such a feeling of history as venerable Tiverton Castle, which celebrated its 900th anniversary in 2006.'
Llancaiach Fawr Manor (45 miles)
Treharris
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.
Blaenavon Ironworks (47 miles)
Pontypool
Blaenavon Ironworks 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.
Killerton (48 miles)
Exeter
Killerton 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
Abergavenny Castle & Museum (48 miles)
Abergavenny
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.
Mottisfont Abbey and Garden (48 miles)
Romsey
Mottisfont Abbey and Garden An abbey was built here in 1201 and you can still see some of its remains. Have a peek in the dark and atmospheric vaulted Cellarium! The house boasts an impressive art collection and the garden is home to the National Collection of Historic Roses!
The Eling Experience (51 miles)
Totton
The Eling Experience Learn about tidal powered milling, site in an air raid shelter with sound effects, pirate play ship and picnic areas, plus historical and ecological walks.
Highclere Castle (53 miles)
Newbury
Highclere Castle Victorian Castle experience rich in history, with woodland garden surround, plus Egyptian Exhibition.
A La Ronde (53 miles)
Exmouth
A La Ronde Unique 18th Century House with interesting interior decoration and some quirky collections. Surrounded by a huge meadow you can also explore. Dogs on leads welcome.

Thanks for all the great things to do and Historical and Educational Attractions 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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