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Best National Parks In Somerset and Bristol

We've rounded up the best national parks in Somerset and Bristol in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 8 Somerset and Bristol national parks to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the national parks we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

Find your perfect day out

Lake at Great Wood in Nether Stowey

Great Wood

  • Nether Stowey
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Kids can run free at Great Wood. With over 627 hectares of woodland to explore there’s plenty of outdoor adventure to be had. Winding, waymarked trai...

Sunset behind Netley hospital at Royal Victoria Park in Bath

Royal Victoria Park

  • Bath
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Royal Victoria Park is a beautiful expanse of green parkland a mere short stroll from the city centre, so it's a wonderful compromise trip for kids w...

Bridge at Prior Park Landscape Gardens in Bath

Prior Park Landscape Gardens

  • Bath
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Prior Park Landscape Gardens One of only four Palladian bridges of this design in the world can be crossed at Prior Park, which was created in the 18...

Viaduct at Porthkerry Country Park in Barry

Porthkerry Country Park

  • Barry
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

At Porthkerry Country Park you can't get better than this for a really well rounded family day trip: 220 acres of eminently explorable woodland and m...

Bridge at Dunster Forest and Estate

Dunster Forest and Estate

  • Dunster
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Dunster Forest is part of the Dunster estate on the edge of Exmoor National Park. The forest is a great place to explore, with the chance to spot dee...

People in river at Glamorgan Canal Nature Reserve in Cardiff

Glamorgan Canal Nature Reserve

  • Cardiff
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Glamorgan Canal Nature Reserve The Nature Reserve, situated in Whitchurch Cardiff, was formed in 1967 and straddles the last remaining stretch of the...

Walking trail at Pontypool Park

Pontypool Park

  • Pontypool
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Pontypool Park is locally known as the Peoples Park, covering some 64 hectares with Italian Gardens, Britain's only double chamber Ice House, Folly T...

Woods at Puzzlewood in Coleford

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  • Coleford
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Peppered with protruding roots, meandering pathways and dramatic natural landscape, there is plenty of magic to be found in this atmospheric 14 acre...

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