Dartington Crystal Glass (34 miles)
Dartington Crystal Glass
Discover the history of Dartington Crystal. Watch craftsmen at work in the Factory Experience and Master Engraving demonstration. Try glass blowing, paint glass, design jewellery, or have your hand cast in glass!
Flying Saucers The Painting Pottery Cafe (42 miles)
Flying Saucers The Painting Pottery Cafe
Bristol's largest and only dedicated Painting Pottery Cafe. We've over 100 pottery items to choose from and sit and paint, and once fired, the items are fully usable. It's perfect for capturing baby's footprints or toddler's handprints, or just letting kids of ALL ages make their own...
Wot Pots (43 miles)
is a new pottery studio based in Westbury Wildlife Park. Here we run both pottery painting and a wide range of clay workshops.
Manic Ceramics (47 miles)
Create your own pottery masterpieces, with help from friendly, experienced staff. Make cool presents or great keepsakes, and great for all ages!
Flying Saucers Pottery Painting Cafe (56 miles)
Flying Saucers Pottery Painting Cafe
is a pottery painting cafe. Simply pick your own pottery from our wide range of ready made pieces and paint and decorate it with your own design or pattern. There’s over 100 items to choose from, such as plates, mugs, moneyboxes, teapots or even a dinosaur or fairy!
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!
Exmoor Falconry and Animal Park (4 miles)
Exmoor Falconry and Animal Park
Hands on style animal park with displays and handling opportunities. Many flying displays actually set (well!) to music. Well worth a visit.
Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre (4 miles)
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 (6 miles)
Zoo with many animals plus puppet theatre, radio museum, tropical hall, pirate ships and play fort. Don’t judge it by the exterior.
Seaquarium (24 miles)
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 (32 miles)
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.
Animal Farm Adventure Park (21 miles)
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!
Warren Farm Holiday Centre (22 miles)
Warren Farm Holiday Centre
Free indoor play area, Pets Corner, arcade, tractor rides and more. Free entry and parking, open to the public.
Court Farm Country Park (28 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.
Ferne Animal Sanctuary (30 miles)
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 children’s play areas. Open throughout the year.
Noahs Ark Zoo Farm (36 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.
Chew Valley Country Farm (39 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.
Dunster Museum and Doll Collection (2 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.
Market House Museum (7 miles)
Market House Museum
Lovely little free museum to enjoy maritime and railway history. Fossils, anglo saxona and pre history exhibitions.
Museum of Somerset (21 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...
Somerset Cricket Museum (21 miles)
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 Blake Museum (21 miles)
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!
The Helicopter Museum (26 miles)
The Helicopter Museum
Visit the largest dedicated helicopter museum in the world, with over 80 helicopets and autogyros! See rotorcraft from across the globe, including 2 world record holders! Regular Open Cockpit days available, plus Flight Experiences, and special events throughout the year.
Chard Museum (32 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.
Burcott Mill (34 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.
Crewkerne and District Museum (37 miles)
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!
Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum (38 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!
Fleet Air Arm Museum (39 miles)
Fleet Air Arm Museum
Visit the second largest naval aviation museum in the world! 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.
Wiveliscombe Open Air Pool (13 miles)
Wiveliscombe Open Air Pool
27m heated outdoor pool with fun sessions and water walking (pre booking essential), where you cross the pool inside a giant ball! Toddler Swim and Primary Splash sessions for kids. Open between May and September.
Water Adventure Play Park (24 miles)
Wells Leisure Centre (32 miles)
Wells Leisure Centre
Swimming pool plus kids' leisure pool with interactive water play features, swimming lessons and sports too!
Greenbank Heated Outdoor Pool (33 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!
Portishead Open Air Pool (37 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.
Aj'z Play and Party Centre (19 miles)
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.
O'Bridge Brewers Fayre (21 miles)
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.
Brean Play (21 miles)
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.
Playzone (22 miles)
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.
Jump N Jackz Indoor Play Centre (25 miles)
Jump N Jackz Indoor Play Centre
Featuring lots of Fun Family Activities for Children ages 0 to 14. Bouncy Castles, Slides and Obstacle Courses. Soft Play for Toddlers, Mini Disco, Large Ball Pit and More!
Themed Party Rooms Available with lot's of Party Fun!
Cafe and Coffee Lounge Area.
Large Car Park.
Bucket and Spade (27 miles)
Bucket and Spade
Family friendly pub with a fun barn attached and adventure playground outside too.
Kool For Kids (33 miles)
Kool For Kids
Is a large indoor multi level adventure play area.
Classic fun from a football area and awesome slides to a sit on zip line. Separate area for under 3s to keep them safe from the rampage, with play ball pool, slide, sit on toys and more.
Playaways Indoor Soft Play Centre (33 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.
Safari Tots (34 miles)
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 (37 miles)
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.
Jungle Jungle Indoor Play Centre (39 miles)
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.
Rug Ratz Indoor Play Centre (39 miles)
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.
Cheddar Caves and Gorge (31 miles)
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.
Wookey Hole Caves (35 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.
Dunster Castle (2 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!
Dunster Water Mill (2 miles)
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. A joint ticket for both attractions is available.
Bishops Lydeard Mill (16 miles)
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!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Pottery Making and Arts and Crafts near Minehead 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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