Vivary Golf Course (< 1 mile)
Vivary Golf Course
features an 18 hole mini golf course great for kids and fun lovers, with loads of serious facilities for practising and playing the grown up variety. Plus Coaching, Lessons and Buggies. Neat!
Vivary Adventure Centre (< 1 mile)
Vivary Adventure Centre
is an innovative outdoor, off the ground adventure for everyone! Join in on individual activities, from the lower ropes course, totems or climbing wall, or challenge yourself to the Ultimate Edge on the high ropes course with the power fan descender.
Museum of Somerset (< 1 mile)
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 (< 1 mile)
Racetrac (< 1 mile)
Virtual driving and karting race venue.
O'Bridge Brewers Fayre (1 miles)
O'Bridge Brewers Fayre
Multi-levelled adventure play centre attached to pub - in the Wacky Warehouse style - good to combine with a family meal
Aj'z Play and Party Centre (2 miles)
Aj'z Play and Party Centre
We are a play and party centre located in the heart of Taunton. We open at 9.30am every morning and close at 6.00pm every evening, so there’s plenty of time to come after school!
AMF Hollywood Bowl Taunton (2 miles)
AMF Hollywood Bowl Taunton
Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. This Hollywood Bowl has 21 lanes!
Hestercombe Gardens (3 miles)
With over fifty acres of lakes, temples, cascades, woodland walks, formal terraces, vivid colours and views that take your breathe away. They also have a small, safe Children’s Play Area for the under 7s.
Sheppys Cider Farm and Museum (3 miles)
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.
Fyne Court Nature Reserve (5 miles)
Fyne Court Nature Reserve
Featuring nature and way marked trails, dragonfly pond, stream for paddling and grassy areas for traditional play plus a folly that looks like a small castle which is a great base for games.
The Blake Museum (9 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.
Great Wood (10 miles)
Enjoy the freedom of space as you explore the forest on foot or by bike. Well surfaced forest tracks means there’s plenty to discover with buggies or wheelchairs. Make a day of it: bring a picnic or use one of our BBQs.
The Walled Gardens of Cannington (10 miles)
The Walled Gardens of Cannington
are ideal for children, with plenty of outdoor toys and games on the large lawn during Cheeky Monkey days, and many winding paths and walkways, ideal for burning off some energy!
Wiveliscombe Open Air Pool (10 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!
Cannington Golf Centre (10 miles)
Cannington Golf Centre
Nine hole, 18-tee golf course plus undercover, fully automated floodlit driving range where children and non-members are welcome.
Playzone (11 miles)
Multi-levelled adventure play centre attached to pub - in the Wacky Warehouse style - good to combine with a family meal
Ferne Animal Sanctuary (11 miles)
Ferne Animal Sanctuary
Nature trails, picnic spots and the opportunity to see acres full of beautiful animals.
Chard Museum (11 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.
Middlemoor Water Park (13 miles)
Middlemoor Water Park
This unique water sports centre with water ski, wakeboard, jet ski and go karting facilities! Plus speed boat and novelty rides, mum and baby pool and classes for 4 to 7 year olds.
Forde Abbey House and Gardens (14 miles)
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.
Tropiquaria Zoo (15 miles)
Zoo with many animals plus puppet theatre, radio museum, tropical hall, pirate ships and play fort. Don’t judge it by the exterior.
Thelma Hulbert Gallery (15 miles)
Thelma Hulbert Gallery
Get creative at this art gallery where as well as art on the walls, there is a learning room, activity trolley and loads of activities and workshops for families.
Apex Leisure and Wildlife Park (15 miles)
Apex Leisure and Wildlife Park
Around 42 acres including County wildlife site, with many different sections including fishing, a skate park, BMXing and many walking routes, plus adventure playground for juniors and Trim Trail for the more active! Fishing and bird watching popular here.
Market House Museum (16 miles)
Market House Museum
Lovely little free museum to enjoy maritime and railway history. Fossils, anglo saxona and pre history exhibitions.
Playdome Indoor Play (16 miles)
Playdome Indoor Play
An indoor play area with three designated areas for babies, toddlers and juniors up to the age of 10.
Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust (16 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.
Kool For Kids (16 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.
Safari Tots (16 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.
Crewkerne and District Museum (16 miles)
Axminster Museum (16 miles)
Located in the courtroom of the old Police station built around 1860, discover Axminster's history!
Axe Valley Wildlife Park (16 miles)
Axe Valley Wildlife Park
- is a quaint, quirky wildlife park in the heart of Devon. Animals such as Meerkats, Zebra, Lemurs can be seen here. A personal, friendly place with a laid back atmosphere. Outdoor play areas and coffee shop facility.
Monsters Mansion (17 miles)
We are an adventure soft play centre in Tiverton: come along and join in the FUN indoors and out!
Montacute House (17 miles)
Stunning Elizabethan mansion surrounded by beautiful grounds. Explore the house and gallery, beautiful gardens and parkland with free guided tour.
Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum (17 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!
Wells Leisure Centre (17 miles)
Wells Leisure Centre
Swimming pool plus kids' leisure pool with interactive water play features, swimming lessons and sports too!
Greenbank Heated Outdoor Pool (18 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!
Yaraks Bird of Prey (18 miles)
Yaraks Bird of Prey
Standalone unique and specialist Bird of Prey Centre offering flying displays, handling plus flying experiences with eagles, owls hawks and falcons. Run by professional falconers who class their charges as family.
Exeter Segways Paintball and Laser (18 miles)
Exeter Segways Paintball and Laser
Offering intense outdoor laser tag available for over 6s, plus rather more sedate Segway Safari Tours, but then back to brutal paint balling for over 10s and 11s! Your choice!
Tiverton Castle (18 miles)
'Few buildings evoke such a feeling of history as venerable Tiverton Castle, which celebrated its 900th anniversary in 2006.'
Tiverton Museum (19 miles)
'Come along and explore some of our outstanding collections and trace the fascinating history of Mid Devon, its environment and the people who have lived and worked here.'
Escot (19 miles)
Ottery St Mary
is 220 acres of natural woodlands where you can meet our resident otters, wild boar, red squirrels, peacocks and birds of prey. Discover hidden forest playgrounds, our world-class maze and a knee-trembling drop slide. The indoor play barn delights toddlers and the Coach House Restaurant serves delicious food...
Jungle Jungle Indoor Play Centre (19 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.
Dunster Forest and Estate (19 miles)
Dunster Forest and Estate
Go down to the woods today and explore our beautiful forest, see wildlife, try the adventure play area, walk or cycle waymarked trails or learn about our tall trees: including the tallest tree in England!
Animal Farm Adventure Park (19 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!
Dunster Castle (19 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!
Glastonbury Abbey (19 miles)
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.
Dunster Water Mill (19 miles)
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.
Dunster Museum and Doll Collection (19 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.
Fun City at Brean Leisure Park (19 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!
Thanks for all the great things to do in Taunton 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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