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Things To Do & Days Out near Taunton
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)
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!
O'Bridge Brewers Fayre (1 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.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Taunton (2 miles)
AMF Hollywood Bowl Taunton offers not just 22 lanes of bowling with support aids, Pink Pin challenge and jukebox backbeats, but also arcade, pool, free WiFi and cafe.
Aj'z Play and Party Centre (2 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.
Hestercombe Gardens (3 miles)
Hestercombe Gardens 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 Beautiful farmland and orchard to explore, with a number of animals to meet, plus a fascinating Cider Museum, and a Farm Shop and Tearoom. Learn all about farming and cidermaking from a family who have been doing it for generations!
Bishops Lydeard Mill (5 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!
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 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!
Great Wood (10 miles)
Great Wood 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 is a ‘heated outdoor community swimming pool’ with events, picnic area and sun deck set is the beautiful Somerset countryside.
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)
Playzone 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.
Ferne Animal Sanctuary (11 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 childrenâs play areas. Open throughout the year.
Chard Museum (11 miles)
Chard Museum 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 (14 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 fantastic Children's Packs, which keep families interested and entertained while they learn. Grounds open all year. Children under 15 visit for free.
Tropiquaria Zoo (15 miles)
Tropiquaria Zoo is an aquarium and zoo based in a 1930s BBC transmitter hall!
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.
Diggerland Devon (15 miles)
Diggerland Devon is The Ultimate Adventure Theme Park Experience where children and adults alike can ride, drive and operate REAL diggers! Set in the beautiful Devon countryside and with its own campsite this is the perfect get away location.
Burrow Farm Gardens (15 miles)
Burrow Farm Gardens Almost 10 acres of wonderfully landscaped gardens that have been created from scratch over the last 50 years! Great for a relaxing family day out in beautiful surroundings. Nursery, craft shop, and Tearooms selling home made cream teas!
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.
South West Deer Rescue (15 miles)
South West Deer Rescue is home to 5 different deer species, many of whom are tame enough to happily wander over to you and be petted! See the epic antlered Red Deer Stags, spot wildlife from the hide and enjoy a nature walk. Thoroughly charming!
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 Fully air conditioned and boasting 3 age ranged zones, a mega drop slide and loads of fun features, this is all weather multi level wonderland for your exercise and entertainment!
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.
Safari Tots (16 miles)
Safari Tots 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)
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!
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.
Axminster Museum (16 miles)
Axminster Museum Discover the history of Axminster in this free to visit museum that was once the local police station and courthouse! Various collections ranging from agricultural tools to carpets, old photographs to archeology and more! Open between May and September.
Wimbleball Lake Country Park (17 miles)
Wimbleball Lake Country Park Outdoor Activity Centre with something for the whole family to enjoy, even the dog! Enjoy a wide range of activities both on and off the water including windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, high ropes, archery, bushcraft, cycling and walking.
Monsters Mansion (17 miles)
Monsters Mansion We are an adventure soft play centre in Tiverton: come along and join in the FUN indoors and out!
Montacute House (17 miles)
Montacute House Stunning Elizabethan mansion surrounded by beautiful grounds. Explore the house and gallery, beautiful gardens and parkland with free guided tour. Live horsemanship demonstrations in the summer holidays!
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!
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)
Tiverton Castle Atmospheric castle and beautiful walled gardens to explore with the kids. Hear ghost stories, discover secret passages, feel the weight of a cannon, or try on some armour. A great day out!
Tiverton Museum (19 miles)
Tiverton Museum Discover the fascinating history of Mid Devon from the late 19th century onwards at this great little museum that is packed with interesting items. Lively programme of exhibits, events and fun family activities. Accompanied kids under 16 visit free!
Escot (19 miles)
Escot 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...
Wall in the Hall (19 miles)
Wall in the Hall is a climbing wall that can cater for families and kids in Tiverton.
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!
Dunster Water Mill (19 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 and a combo ticket for both attractions is available: bonus!
Dunster Castle (19 miles)
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!