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Somerset School Holidays: Things to do, activities and ideas

By Dela Gonon
Posted 1 September 2020
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Plan ahead and enjoy the Somerset school holidays even more this year! There are so many things you can do with the kids when school’s out but where do you even begin? We suggest you start with the local gems, so we’ve selected 5 of the best attractions in Somerset for you to explore.

But wait! Before you begin planning, check out the exact Somerset school holidays dates:

Somerset School Holiday Dates 2020/21

  • Term Starts: 3rd September 2020
  • Autumn Term: 3rd September - 18th December 2020
  • October Half Term: 24th October - 1st November 2020
  • Christmas Holidays: 19th December 2020 - 3rd January 2021
  • Spring Term: 4th January 2020 - 1st April 2021
  • February Half Term: 13th February - 21st February 2021
  • Easter Holidays: 2nd April - 18th April 2021
  • Summer Term: 19th April - 23rd July 2021
  • May Half Term: 29th May - 6th June 2021
  • Summer Holidays Start: 24th July

Somerset School Holiday Dates 2021/22

  • Term Starts: 6th September 2021
  • Autumn Term: 6th September - 17th December 2021
  • October Half Term: 23rd October - 31st October 2021
  • Christmas Holidays: 18th December 2021 - 3rd January 2022
  • Spring Term: 4th January - 8th April 2022
  • February Half Term: 19th February - 27th February 2022
  • Easter Holidays: 9th April - 24th April 2022
  • Summer Term: 25th April - 26th July 2022
  • May Half Term: 28th May - 5th June 2022
  • Summer Holidays Start: 27th July 2022

Kids enjoying the summer holidays

Top Things to do in the Somerset School Holidays

Bath Sports and Leisure Centre, Bath

Have you been to Bath Sports and Leisure Centre lately? After recently undergoing a £10 million renovation, the centre has transformed completely. All its main features, including the 25-metre swimming pool and the leisure pool where all the flumes and play features are, have been refurbished completely.

Lots more new stuff has been added to the centre too, including a 120-station gym, trampoline park, 10-pin bowling and even soft play for the little ones. Plus, there are plenty of fun classes and activities to try, so you should give it a go. 

Wookey Hole Caves, Wells

If there’s one attraction in the region which you absolutely have to visit during the Somerset school holidays, that’s Wookey Hole Caves. The cave tours are not only education, but they’re also delivered with just the right amount of humour, so the whole family can have a good time.

The caves are only the beginning! There are over 20 attractions at Wookey Hole Caves , including a 4D cinema and a fairy garden. At the Monster Mill, for example, you can play a family game of crazy golf, get involved in arts & crafts, enjoy soft play and more.

Ferne Animal Sanctuary, Chard

Ferne Animal Sanctuary has been helping animals in need since World War II and is a wonderful place to visit if you’ve got animal lovers at home. The animals change regularly, so you never know what creatures you’ll meet next time: dogs, cats, horses, pigs, goats, sheep, rabbits, birds, chinchillas or maybe something else...In fact, you can event adopt one of the animals and bring it home with you, if you’re ready to welcome a pet in your family.

Also, there’s a nature trail which leads you through the best parts of the 51-acre sanctuary, so you’ll get to experience the peaceful beauty of the Somerset countryside.

Brean Splash, Burnham-on-Sea

Which part of the Somerset school holidays are you most excited about? If summer is your answer, chances are you’ll love Brean Splash. From May all the way to September, you’re welcome to splash, spray and douse your way through the fun zones at the outdoor Splash Park.

Too cold to swim outside? There are heated pools indoor, featuring a 60-metre water slide and mini waterslides for kids under 14. Who says water fun needs to be reserved for the summer...

Fun City at Brean Leisure Park, Burnham-on-Sea

Well, whatever we say, the biggest park in the South West just has to make it on your list of things to do during the Somerset school holidays! Fun City at Brean Leisure Park has over 40 rides and attractions just waiting to be explored.


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