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...
Racetrac (< 1 mile)
Virtual driving and karting race venue.
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)
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)
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.
Willows Indoor Play (10 miles)
Willows Indoor Play
A fairly small and very friendly play area with zones for under and over 4, both bright and colourful and packed with simple but enjoyable features and supported by a good cafe and differing party packages.
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)
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)
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.
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)
Nearly 20 construction themed interactive features, including full size diggers to drive! Great for 6 to 9s.
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.
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)
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!
Axminster Museum (16 miles)
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.
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.
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)
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. 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!
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)
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)
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)
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!
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)
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)
Ancient abbey set within 36 acres of beautiful parkland. Museum, fish and duck ponds, Cider Orchard, picnic area, Badger Boardwalk, plus Living History tours! Family activities and quizzes available, plus plenty of great events throughout the year.
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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