Somerset School Holidays

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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?

Whether it’s on the Spring bank holiday, a public holiday or during the school holidays! 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 term dates:

Somerset School Holiday Dates 2023/24

  • Term Starts: 4th September 2023
  • Autumn Term: 4th September – 16th December 2023
  • October Half Term: 21st October – 29th October 2023
  • Christmas Holidays: 16th December 2023 – 2nd January 2024
  • Spring Term: 2nd January – 28th March 2024
  • February Half Term: 10th February – 18th February 2024
  • Easter Holidays: 29th March – 14th April 2024
  • Summer Term: 15th April – 25th July 2024
  • May Half Term: 25th May – 2nd June 2024
  • Summer Holidays Start: 25th July 2024

Bank Holidays: 25th and 26th December 2023/24, 1st January 2024, 29th March 2024, 1st April 2024, 6th and 27th May 2024 and 26th August 2024.

Please note individual school holidays may differ depending on your council and area. Please check with your school beforehand.

Top Things to Do in the Somerset School Holidays

Animal Farm Adventure Park

Explore 23 acres of pure FUN! From indoor soft play in the play barn, a round of crazy golf and bounce off the walls with the trampolines! Not forgetting the amazing adventure castle, petting zoo, reptile handling and animal talks!

Your kids can happily spend hours here!

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Red Rd, Berrow, Burnham-on-Sea TA8 2RW

Opening Times

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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Wookey Hole Caves

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 educational 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.

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The Mill, High St, Wookey Hole, Wells BA5 1BB

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 - 16:00


Adult £21.45
Child £17.65

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ferne animal sanctuary entrance

Ferne Animal Sanctuary

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 even adopt one of the animals and bring it home with you, if you’re ready to welcome a pet into 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.

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Ferne Animal Sanctuary, Wambrook, Chard TA20 3DH

Opening Times

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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Brean Splash

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…

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Brean Splash, Brean Leisure Park, Brean TA8 2QY

Opening Times

Monday to Thursday 08:00 - 20:00
Friday to Sunday 08:00 - 18:00


Adult £9.50
Child £1.00

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fun city

Fun City at Brean Leisure Park

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.

The perfect way to have fun on out-of-school days!

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Brean Sands, Somerset, TA8 2QY

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Want to discover even more awesome days out for the Somerset School Holidays and beyond? Did you know we get an additional bank holiday this year? It’s always something to celebrate!  If you live somewhere else, we have school terms dates for all the below:

If you need any advice on how to prepare your kids for their first day of school, things to do in the mid-term break, October half-term or what to do this autumn – we have it all! And if you need to know about school holidays in other locations across the UK, we have all the info for you below:

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