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.
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)
Hullabaloo Soft Play Centre (4 miles)
Hullabaloo Soft Play Centre
is an indoor play centre for children aged between 0 and 12. Hullabaloo is a place for the whole family to enjoy. Parents can relax and have a snack or catch up on their e-mails thanks to our 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)
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.
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
(ESR) is an ex-Great Western Railway branch line running through the Mendip hills near Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. Steam trains run April - October and December with Santa Specials, with a 5-mile round trip. We have volunteer staff who are very knowledgeable and will give you all the help you need and...
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)
Our oval racing circuit, situated above Cheddar on the Mendip Hills, is home to some of the most exciting stock car, banger and caravan racing in the UK!
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
- has been rated the best indoor play centre in the area - It's 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.
Kool For Kids (11 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 (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 karting facilities also has it's own fully licensed clubhouse overlooking the lake. A varied menu is available (and a barbecue area is situated next to the clubhouse).
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.
North Somerset Butterfly House (14 miles)
Court Farm Country Park (14 miles)
Weston Super Mare
Court Farm Country Park
Nationally 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.
Fleet Air Arm Museum (14 miles)
Fleet Air Arm Museum
- representing the flying arm of the Royal Navy. With four exhibition halls, over ninety aircraft and over 2 million records and 30 thousand artefacts the Museum is the world's second largest naval aviation Museum.
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 Play Park (14 miles)
Hengrove Play Park
Four acre play park for all ages with a 12m high domed jungle experience, sand and water play and a wheels park for skateboarders and BMX riders.
Puxton Park (14 miles)
Weston Super Mare
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!
Hengrove Park (14 miles)
Great new development opened in 2009 with lots of the latest play equipemnt, sand and water play area, skate park for boarders and bmx-ers, and jungle play in a 11m high dome
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)
Weston Super Mare
Bucket and Spade
Family friendly pub with a fun barn attached and adventure playground outside too.
The Helicopter Museum (15 miles)
Weston Super Mare
The Helicopter Museum
The World's largest dedicated helicopter museum.
Weston-super-Mare's largest undercover all weather attraction.
A fun place for all the family, with a coffee shop, children's play area.
Bath City Farm (16 miles)
Bath City Farm
A great place to visit with the family, wander around the farm and see the animals, enjoy a picnic in the picturesque picnic area and participate in a the array of events that occur throughout the year.
Avon Valley Adventure Wildlife Park (16 miles)
Avon Valley Adventure Wildlife Park
Families will enjoy a mix of adventure fun and animal interaction all set in the lovely river based country side. Where endless adventures makes a great day out.
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)
Multi-levelled adventure play centre attached to pub - in the Wacky Warehouse style - good to combine with a family meal
Premier Leisure Weston Super Mare (16 miles)
Weston Super Mare
Premier Leisure Weston Super Mare
A great active kids' combination of three tiered karting, atmospheric family laser tag and kids' indoor paintball style war games. Differing age limits apply.
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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