West Somerset Railway (< 1 mile)
West Somerset Railway
is a 20 mile steam railway running between Bishops Lydeard (Nr. Taunton) and Minehead. The railway has ten Stations, three museums, Locomotive Turntable, On train Buffet Car and Bar, Gift Shop and Turntable Cafe. New feature: iOS and Andorid Heritage Hunter Treasure Hunt App.
Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust (6 miles)
Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust
A charming and atmospheric collection of railway memorabilia and real vintage engines and cars, where kids can operate an antique signal box! No rides, very educational but very interesting.
Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway (15 miles)
Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
No family trip to the picturesque towns of Lynton and Lynmouth would be complete without a trip on the world famous Cliff Railway. The best and most exciting way to travel between these two historic towns!
Lynton and Barnstaple Railway (17 miles)
Lynton and Barnstaple Railway
Was once one of the world's most famous and picturesque narrow gauge railways. So far only a mile has been reopened but you can stay all day if you wish.
The railway has fast become one of the top must-see attractions of North Devon and Exmoor, and definitely has something to offer for all the famil
Devon Railway Centre (24 miles)
Devon Railway Centre
offers a unique interactive fun rail experience with unlimited train rides around the centre and opportunities for you to become involved! Children can even clip the tickets and wave the flag to start the trains.
The Ilfracombe Princess Cruises (27 miles)
The Ilfracombe Princess Cruises
Spectacular wildlife and coastal cruises aboard the Ilfracombe Princess which is one of the most technologically advanced passenger vessels in the UK.
Gower Coast Adventures (33 miles)
Gower Coast Adventures
Their aim is to provide a breathtaking, interactive tour of the South Gower Coast, to watch birds, porpoises, seals and even occasionally dolphins at play in their natural habitat.
Pecorama (39 miles)
- is a railway themed all weather attraction with a passenger carrying miniature steam railway, model railway exhibition, multi levelled indoor play area for children up to 12 years, outdoor play areas, glorious gardens and crazy golf.
Beer Heights Light Railway (39 miles)
Beer Heights Light Railway
Considered by many the finest 7¼ inch gauge railway in Britain, the route includes bridges, extensive sidings, one impressively steeply graded, set in the hillside above Wildway Park with wonderful views over Lyme Bay to distant Portland Bill.
Seaton Tramway (39 miles)
A fun day out for all the family. Ride on one of our trams and take a step back in time. Great idea if you are looking for family days out in Devon.
Brecon Mountain Railway (40 miles)
Brecon Mountain Railway
Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the National Park from one of Wales' most popular railways, plus enjoy the new childrens play area at Pontsticill, and some great walks to enjoy. You can even bring the dog with you!
Bristol Packet Boat Rides (42 miles)
Bristol Packet Boat Rides
A wonderful selection of differing cruises, ranging from a quick trip around the floating harbour to a full excursion under the Clifton Bridge, through Avon Gorge and down the Bristol Channel!
The Matthew of Bristol (42 miles)
The Matthew of Bristol
A replica of the English ship that discovered North America in 1497, The Matthew is available to visit in the Bristol Floating Harbour and you can take a trip out on her as well.
Bristol Ferry Boat Co (42 miles)
Bristol Ferry Boat Co
Bristol Ferries run services every day of the year except Christmas Day. Catch one of our timetabled boats and use it like a bus or simply sit on board for a round trip and take in the sights and sounds of Bristol's past and present. Swans, ducks and geese quacking. Cormorants fanning their wings... Look...
Yeovil Railway Centre (42 miles)
Yeovil Railway Centre
Steam and diesel railway centre with visitor centre (and museum). Regular events where steam train rides and miniature railway rides are available and the turntable is demonstrated. Traditional family fun.
Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway (43 miles)
Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway
Trains head north to the Whistle Inn, south to Blaenavon High Level Station and to Big Pit Halt, by the Big Pit Mining Museum. The serene day out you should choo-choo-choose!
East Somerset Railway (44 miles)
East Somerset Railway
is an ex-Great Western Railway branch line running through the Mendip hills near Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. Steam trains run April through October and December with Santa Specials, with a 5 mile round trip.
Avon Valley Railway (46 miles)
Avon Valley Railway
This attraction takes young and old back to the trains of yesteryear. Your train will be pulled by a restored steam engine and you can enjoy food and drink in a restored carriage. Not forgetting special trips aboard Thomas the Tank Engine and Santa Steam Specials during the year.
Strawberry Line Miniature Railway (46 miles)
Beacon Park Boats (46 miles)
Beacon Park Boats
Exceptionally quiet electric day boats on the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal, allowing you to get closer to the natural wildlife. Day, half day and hourly boat hire. No experience is required for either as full training will be given!
Gartell Light Railway (49 miles)
Gartell Light Railway
Step back in time to a more leisurely age and ride through the beautiful Blackmore Vale countryside along the route of the old Somerset and Dorset Railway.
Bath Boating Station (51 miles)
Bath Boating Station
Rowing, punting and canoeing on the delightful River Avon. Keep an eye out for kingfishers and otters! And don't forget there are options to share the rowing so start beefing up the kids!
South Devon Railway (51 miles)
South Devon Railway
All aboard for a trip on one of the best loved tourist attractions in the West Country. Travel along the stunning valley of the River Dart between Buckfastleigh and Totnes on the longest established steam railway in the southwest.
Dartmouth Steam Rail and River Boat Co (53 miles)
Dartmouth Steam Rail and River Boat Co
is the holiday line from Paignton with steam trains running in Great Western tradition along the spectacular Torbay coast to Churston and through the wooded slopes to Kingswear for Dartmouth.
Perrygrove Railway and Treetop Adventure (55 miles)
Perrygrove Railway and Treetop Adventure
A charming railway in the Forest of Dean where friendly staff welcome you. Fun for children in our Treetop Adventure and Indoor Village with secret passages - treasure boxes are hidden here! 4 stations, each with paths to walk through ancient woods and solve the riddle of the Gale Stone.
The Golden Hind at Brixham (56 miles)
The Golden Hind at Brixham
There's so much to see and explore above and below its five decks, with many hands on exhibits giving the visitor of all ages a wonderful insight to the incredible life at sea in Tudor times.
Kingfisher River Cruises (57 miles)
Symonds Yat East
Kingfisher River Cruises
Join the river wending its way through Symonds Yat gorge and village, dividing it into East and West for a 40 minute boat trip with informed history and nature commentary.
River Link (59 miles)
Pleasure boat cruises and trips up and down the River Dart, from Dartmouth to Totnes in Devon, UK.
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!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Railways and Transport Attractions 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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