The Bishops Palace (< 1 mile)
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)
A 12th Century Early English Gothic Cathedral boasting 296 Medieval groups of structure. One of England's most beautiful cathedrals.
Wookey Hole Caves (2 miles)
Wookey Hole Caves
Britain's most spectacular caves. Valley of the Dinosaurs featuring King Kong, Magical fairy garden, Victorian Penny Arcade, Magical Mirror Maze, Hall of Crazy Mirrors, Cave Museum, Pirate Zap Zone, Big Top Restaurant and new Circus Show!
Burcott Mill (2 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.
Shepton Mallet Outdoor Pool (4 miles)
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.
Hullabaloo Soft Play Centre (4 miles)
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.
Tumbles Soft Play Centre (5 miles)
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.
Playaways Indoor Soft Play Centre (5 miles)
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 Abbey (6 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.
South West Karting (7 miles)
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.
Greenbank Heated Outdoor Pool (7 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!
East Somerset Railway (7 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.
Cheddar Caves and Gorge (7 miles)
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 Leisure Centre (8 miles)
Wells Leisure Centre
Swimming pool plus kids' leisure pool with interactive water play features, swimming lessons and sports too!
Cowtastic Farm Park and Playbarn (8 miles)
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)
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.
Cheeky Monkeys Soft Play (9 miles)
Cheeky Monkeys Soft Play
Indoor soft play centre with 3 level play frame and lots of equipment including slides, ball pit, and ride-ons.
Zany Zone Softplay (9 miles)
Zany Zone Softplay
A soft indoor adventure playground with three floors of fun. Try the log ramps, ball pits, cargo nets, tunnels and slides. There is an area dedicated for toddlers.
Radstock Museum (10 miles)
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.
Go Bananas Soft Play Centre (10 miles)
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.
Writhlington Sports and Leisure Centre (10 miles)
Walled Garden at Mells (11 miles)
Walled Garden at Mells
An idyllic 17th century working garden dedicated to British plants with free entry. Welcomes families including dogs.
Mendip Snowsport Centre (11 miles)
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.
Mendip Frisbee Golf Course (11 miles)
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)
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.
Chew Valley Country Farm (11 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.
Safari Tots (12 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.
Haynes International Motor Museum (12 miles)
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.
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.
Fleet Air Arm Museum (14 miles)
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)
Small free city farm in Bristol with farm animals to meet, an aviary plus a kiddies corner for younger children to play.
Court Farm Country Park (14 miles)
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!
North Somerset Butterfly House (14 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.
Junction 21 Kids Play Centre (14 miles)
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)
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 (14 miles)
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!
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.
Bucket and Spade (15 miles)
Bucket and Spade
Family friendly pub with a fun barn attached and adventure playground outside too.
The Helicopter Museum (15 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.
Bath City Farm (16 miles)
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.
Avon Valley Adventure Wildlife Park (16 miles)
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.
Stourhead (16 miles)
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.
Dame Emily Park (16 miles)
Dame Emily Park
Facilities include a dog-free playground for the under 10s together with a zip wire for older children; five a side football and basketball courts and a Permitted Graffiti Wall, plus it's right next to the Deane Lane Swimming Pool.
Noahs Ark Soft Play Centre (16 miles)
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.
Longleat Safari and Adventure Park (16 miles)
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)
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)
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)
AJs Laser Tag
Opening any day now: updates to follow! Remember their Karting Track is still open normal hours!
AJs Karting (16 miles)
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.
Strawberry Line Miniature Railway (16 miles)
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.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Wells 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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