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Things To Do & Days Out near Wells

Wells
The Bishops Palace Sensory Trail, 10 metre willow dragon to discover, family activities and events, and workshops at this Grand Palace surrounded by 14 acres of gardens.
Wells Cathedral (< 1 mile)
Wells
Wells Cathedral A 12th Century Early English Gothic Cathedral boasting 296 Medieval groups of structure. One of England's most beautiful cathedrals.
Wells
The Wells Mystery Treasure Trail Try something new with the kids today - a fun and imaginative way to explore as you follow the Trail and solve the clues to solve this self-guided mystery!
Wells
Wookey Hole Caves Britain's most spectacular show caves. Valley of the Dinosaurs, 4D Cinema, Pirate Adventure Golf, Victorian Penny Arcades, Magical Mirror Maze, Museums, Captain Jack's Restaurant and Circus Show!
Burcott Mill (2 miles)
Wells
Burcott Mill 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.
Shepton Mallet
Shepton Mallet Outdoor Pool Environmentally heated lido with separate children's pool, splash area with water fountains, children’s play area, and grassy and decking areas with picnic benches. Changing facilities and lockers. Open between May and September.
Shepton Mallet
Hullabaloo Soft Play Centre fun indoor soft play centre for kids 0 to 12, featuring bouncy castle, rope bridges, climbing nets, slides, trampoline, zip line, ball pool, toddlers and baby area. Hot and cold meals, snacks and drinks from the onsite cafe. Free WiFi.
Shepton Mallet
Tumbles Soft Play Centre offers a friendly atmosphere for adventure play. The 3 levels of soft play structure provide plenty of fun and excitement for ages between 0 and 12 years. Tumbles serve a range of hot and cold food, snacks and drinks.
Glastonbury
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.
Glastonbury
Glastonbury Abbey 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.
Cheddar
South West Karting With a fleet of 200cc Biz Karts reaching speeds of up to 45mph, and one of the few tracks to offer Twin Seater Kart - providing safer karting for younger children and the disabled - this is an Indoor Karting Centre to suit all ages and abilities.
Street
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!
Shepton Mallet
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.
Cheddar
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.
Wells
Wells Leisure Centre Swimming pool plus kids' leisure pool with interactive water play features, swimming lessons and sports too!
Bath
Cowtastic Farm Park and Playbarn is an award winning Farm Shop, Farm Park and indoor adventure Playbarn. Meet the animals and explore our farm trail outside, plus grass sledges, fort, duck racing, educational and traditional games. Healthy food meets healthy play in our new indoor Playbarn!
Mendips Raceway (8 miles)
Shipham
Mendips Raceway Fantastic oval racing circuit for some of the most exciting stock car and banger racing! Situated above Cheddar on the Mendip Hills, with high spectator banking so you can see everything! You can also try it for youself.
Radstock
Cheeky Monkeys Soft Play Indoor soft play centre with 3 level play frame and lots of equipment including slides, ball pit, and ride-ons.
Radstock Museum (10 miles)
Radstock
Radstock Museum Museum dedicated to the history and heritage of coal mining in the area with loads of family friendly things to do and see and interactive hands-on exhibitions.
Radstock
Go Bananas Soft Play Centre is clean, friendly and above all fun! There are separate play areas for under 3s as well as an exciting over 3s area with a ball pond, slides, bridges, rope swings, ball showers, mirrors and climbing tubes.
Bath
Writhlington Sports and Leisure Centre is an 8 meter high, 16 top rope indoor climbing wall. There are 42 climbing routes ranging from Grade 4 (beginner) to 7A+ (advanced).
Mells
Walled Garden at Mells An idyllic 17th century working garden dedicated to British plants with free entry. Welcomes families including dogs.
Churchill
Mendip Snowsport Centre 250 acre multi-activity centre with a 165 metre floodlit dry slope complete with bends, moguls, jumps and quarter pipe for skiing or snowboarding plus a separate dedicated tobogganing slope for 4 to 12s. Lessons and party packages available.
Churchill
Mendip Frisbee Golf Course Use your Frisbee to traverse our exciting new 10 hole, woodland, disc golf course in the fewest number of throws! Our course winds through beautiful woodland and over rolling hills with stunning views. Great outdoor fun for all the family!
Nunney Castle (11 miles)
Nunney
Nunney Castle A French moated castle ruin in Somerset. Kids will love it, because it has all the qualities of a castle: a keep, a moat with fish in it, big thick walls and towers on each corner.
Bristol
Chew Valley Country Farm Now re open, this farm has lots of animals along an animal walkway, a playground for younger children and go karts for older children plus a tearoom.
Safari Tots (12 miles)
Somerton
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.
Yeovil
Haynes International Motor Museum UK's largest exhibition of the greatest cars from around the world. A living and working museum, with over 400 amazing cars and bikes from nostalgic classics of the 50's and 60's, glorious Bentleys and Rolls Royces to exciting super cars of today, like the Jaguar XJ220.
Woolavington
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.
Ilchester
Fleet Air Arm Museum The 2nd largest naval aviation museum in the world has 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.
Hartcliffe Farm (14 miles)
Bristol
Hartcliffe Farm Small free city farm in Bristol with farm animals to meet, an aviary plus a kiddies corner for younger children to play.
Weston-Super-Mare
Court Farm Country Park National 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!
Congresbury
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.
Frome
Junction 21 Kids Play Centre Slides, ball pools, ropes, swings, nets, you name it and the kids can have fun with it; adventure play structures for big kids and small.
Hengrove Park (14 miles)
Bristol
Hengrove Park Large park with huge Play Park with features for all ages. Areas for ball games, Wheels park for BMX and skating, plus 12m Jungle Dome to explore! Open all year and free to visit.
Puxton Park (15 miles)
Weston-Super-Mare
Puxton Park From aerial climbing to the fast and furious slides, via cuddly animals and falconry displays, there is truly something for everyone including a fun toddler soft play area with ball pool. An absolutely enormous day out!
Burnham-on-Sea
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.
Bucket and Spade (15 miles)
Weston-Super-Mare
Bucket and Spade Family friendly pub with a fun barn attached and adventure playground outside too.
Weston-Super-Mare
The Helicopter Museum Museum home to the world’s largest collection of Helicopters with interactive zone, cockpit days and loads of special events!
Bath City Farm (16 miles)
Bath
Bath City Farm Family friendly city farm with loads of animals to meet and plenty to see and do. Play space for toddlers, seasonal kiosk, Nature Trail, an outdoor performance space, plus a Farm Shop.
Stourhead (16 miles)
Stourton
Stourhead World famous 18th-century landscape garden, magnificent lake shimmering with reflections of classical temples, mystical grottoes and rare and exotic trees. Families can collect tracker packs to make it more fun for the kids, too.
Bristol
Avon Valley Adventure Wildlife Park is an adventure and wildlife park focussing on British breeds and wildlife. With indoor and outdoor play areas, animal handling sessions, pony grooming, animal feeding, interaction and education talks and walks throughout the day.
Templecombe
Pevlings Farm Riding and Livery Stables Approved and accredited Riding Stables offering riding lessons and a variety of activities for kids, pony days, pony club, jumping, hacking, pony care beginners welcome. Groups or individuals. Some adults catered for.
Bristol
Noahs Ark Soft Play Centre Play Centre with facilities for toddlers in a dedicated area plus a large 4 storey play frame with sports area and big bumpy slide.
Warminster
Longleat Safari and Adventure Park Longleat is a perfect day out for all the family with its fantastic Animal Attractions, beautiful Stately Home and gardens, alongside its superb Safari Park . With its recent multi-million pound investment you can explore a whole world of new attractions including Penguin Island and Stingray Bay.
iplay (16 miles)
Bristol
iplay Come and try out our two storey bespoke play frame that includes giant balls, slides and ball pits with a separate under 3 section.
Playzone (16 miles)
Bridgwater
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.
AJs Laser Tag (16 miles)
Weston-Super-Mare
AJs Laser Tag features a great new immersive Laser Tag Arena with high tech harmless weaponry and a barrage of special effects and atmospherics. Plus the go karting! You can't go wrong!
AJs Karting (16 miles)
Weston-Super-Mare
AJs Karting with Junior Karts for drivers over 4"3' which go up to 40mph on the superb 3 level, 280m track! The kiddie karts pack 160cc engines so it's serious stuff on their multi level circuit.
Bristol
Strawberry Line Miniature Railway 5 inch gauge railway attraction includes a Tunnel, Motive Power Depot, Carriage Sheds, Turntable and Automatic Signalling System. Located in Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park. Open from April to the beginning of November.
At Day Out With The Kids, we've tried to put together as many great family days out & things to do with kids in Wells as possible, especially those that are affordable for everyone. Popular attractions include The Bishops Palace and Wells Cathedral, although there are many more to discover. If you've been on a fun day out in the area you'd like to share, please contact us so other families visiting Wells can enjoy it too!

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