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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Glastonbury

When we hear "Glastonbury" we all think "music festival", but there are many fun things to do in Glastonbury for families all year round.

Steeped in legend, Somerset is said to have been the home of King Arthur, so it’s only natural a day out for history lovers is on the cards. Transport yourself back in time on a Glastonbury family day out with a visit to the 16th century Glastonbury Abbey and imagine what it would have been like to sit alongside  King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

The abbey is also set in 36 acres of parkland, so why not enjoy a lovely family walk together? Make sure you stop by the duck pond too! 

Speaking of going for a stroll, Chalice Well is a beautiful place to go in Glastonbury as well. It’s at the foot of Glastonbury Tor, one of the town’s most famous landmarks and a perfect place for a picnic. 

Turn your day out at the Tor into a proper adventure with the Glastonbury Treasure Hunt Trail. It’s a fun self-guided trail that will have you and the kids walking around the town, looking for clues and solving a mystery. Best part is, it can be used at any time so you won’t have to worry if the weather comes in the way of your plans.  

If you like planning ahead, you’ll also like our handy list of the Somerset and Bristol school holiday dates. Happy exploring!

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Kids on Treasure Hunt Trail

Glastonbury Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Glastonbury
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

If your gang of pirates have a taste for treasure, the Glastonbury Treasure Hunt Trail will be the perfect day out. Just don’t forget your thinking c...

Ruins of Glastonbury Abbey

Glastonbury Abbey

  • Glastonbury
  • Outdoor
  • Landmarks

Glastonbury Abbey can be found within 36 acres of beautiful parkland in the ancient market town of Glastonbury, and has plenty to offer every visitor...

Aerial view of Greenbank Heated Outdoor Pool in Street

Greenbank Heated Outdoor Pool

  • Street
  • Outdoor
  • Lidos

Greenbank Heated Outdoor Pool Offering a vast 30m x 12m main pool plus a shallow, semi-circular kids' pool, but also an awesome splash park play area...

Swimming pool at Wells Leisure Centre

Wells Leisure Centre

  • Wells
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Wells Leisure Centre boasts a 25m swimming pool but also a dedicated family interactive pool with lots of fun little water play features to add to th...

Toddler soft play area at The Square in Wells

The Square5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Wells
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Somerset's newest indoor soft play centre, The Square offers a great time for both kids and their parents. Two fantastic, separate areas, based on ag...

Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

The Wells Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Wells
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

If you're looking for something different to do with the kids, look no further than theWells self-guided mystery themed Treasure Trail. Clear directi...

People playing croquet at The Bishops Palace in Wells

The Bishop's Palace

  • Wells
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Looking for a great day out? Head down to The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens in Wells, where you’ll feel like royalty for the day! Stroll through the RH...

Ceiling of Wells Cathedral

Wells Cathedral

  • Wells
  • Indoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Wells Cathedral is a living community of prayer and hospitality that also welcomes visitors of all ages and denominations to come and explore some fa...

Wookey Hole Caves

Wookey Hole Caves5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(4)

  • Wells
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

With a tour of the beautiful caverns, plus over 20 family-friendly attractions, a visit to Wookey Holes Caves just keeps on giving! Your kids will ha...

Toddler soft play area at Safari Tots in Somerton

Safari Tots5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Somerton
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Safari Tots is an indoor play area aimed at children from 0 to 10 years. The giant play frame consists of a two lane whizz slide, crawl tube, danglin...

Spiderman at Hullabaloo Soft Play Centre in Shepton Mallet

Hullabaloo Soft Play Centre

  • Shepton Mallet
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Hullabaloo Soft Play Centre Hullabaloo is a fun, safe and clean indoor soft play centre for children 0 to 12, with a baby and toddlers area, as well...

Swimming pool at Shepton Mallet Outdoor Pool

Shepton Mallet Lido

  • Shepton Mallet
  • Outdoor
  • Lidos

Shepton Mallet Outdoor Pool, tucked away just off an unprepossessing residential street in Shepton Mallet, is a fantastic place to take the kids for...

Man wakeboarding at Middlemoor Water Park in Woolavington

Middlemoor Water Park

  • Woolavington
  • Outdoor
  • Water Sports

A super friendly crew of aquatic masters offering expert tuition to get you started on their water ski, wakeboard, jet ski and karting facilities! Ev...

Part of the soft play at Ocean Adventures

Ocean Adventurers

  • Cheddar
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Dive into soft play fun at Ocean Adventurers Soft Play in Cheddar, with dedicated areas based on age, amazing interactive features and an exciting un...

Family on Treasure Hunt Trail

Cheddar Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Cheddar
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The hunt for cheesy treasure is on! With its ancient market square, famous limestone gorge and the promise of something yummy to pop on a cracker, th...

Cliff at Cheddar Caves and Gorge

Cheddar Caves and Gorge

  • Cheddar
  • Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

The biggest, most dramatic gorge in Britain, with cliffs rising to 450ft and two beautiful stalactite caverns! The 3 mile long Cheddar Gorge, created...

Exhibition of Concorde at Fleet Air Arm Museum in Ilchester

Fleet Air Arm Museum

  • Ilchester
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The regal Fleet Air Arm Museum is devoted to the flying arm of the Royal Navy, and holds many thousands of objects, ranging from complete aircraft, t...

Hall of Motor Sport at Haynes International Motor Museum in Yeovil

Haynes International Motor Museum4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Yeovil
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The prestigious Haynes International Motor Museum at Sparkford in Somerset offers an excellent day out for everyone. With more than 400 cars and bike...

Field at Hood Archery in Axbridge

Hood Archery

  • Axbridge
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Ever wanted to give archery a go? At Hood Archery activity centre in Axbridge you can do just that AND you can also travel through time and around th...

Race track at Mendips Raceway in Shipham

Mendips Raceway

  • Shipham
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Mendips Raceway has been open since 1969 and is home to some of the most exciting banger, stock car, and caravan racing in the UK! The oval racing ci...

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