20 Best Things To Do In Taunton Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Taunton

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 585 fun things to do in Taunton for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, museums and art galleries and parks and playgrounds. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 354 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Taunton day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Taunton with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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Tree sculpture at Museum of Somerset in Taunton

Museum of Somerset

  • Taunton
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Museum of Somerset An under-floor Plesiosaur, the largest collection of Roman coins ever discovered in Britain and a chilling recreation of the infam...

A family taking part in a Hunt Fun trail

Hunt Fun Taunton

  • Taunton
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Join the hunt for clues and codes on the Hunt Fun Taunton trail. It’s a great way to drag kids away from their screens and have them dashing around o...

Girl doing Tree Top activity at Vivary Adventure Centre in Taunton

Vivary Adventure Centre

  • Taunton
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Vivary Adventure Centre is a different way to spend your day. Challenge your parents to a race on the climbing wall and test your limits on the high...

Kids rafting at Channel Adventure in Taunton

Channel Adventure Taunton

  • Taunton
  • Outdoor
  • Water Sports

Somerset is a gorgeous place for a day out with the family. Why not try something different this time and explore the area by water with Channel Adve...

People playing racing game at Racetrac in Taunton

Racetrac

  • Taunton
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Racetrac Virtual driving and karting race venue. All driving abilities catered for and the Racetrac can be booked for private events. There are regul...

Entrance to Somerset Cricket Museum in Taunton

Somerset Cricket Museum

  • Taunton
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Somerset Cricket Museum can be found at the County Ground, and housed in a 500 year old Grade II listed building that is the only remaining building...

Inspired Taunton studio

Inspired

  • Taunton
  • Indoor
  • Arts and Crafts

Get crafty this week at Inspired, and you will have tonnes of fun without having to worry about cleaning up. Inspired is a family run store full of a...

O'Bridge Brewers Fayre

  • Taunton
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

O'Bridge Brewers Fayreis part of the Brewers Fayre pub chain, selling the usual food and drinks, with a separate large room with a Play Zone and Fun...

Indoor soft play frame at Aj'z Play and Party Centre in Taunton

Aj'z Play and Party Centre2 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Taunton
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Aj'z Play and Party Centre is a lovely bright and colourful play centre with a huge play frame for kids aged 4 years and older, a dedicated area for...

ODEON Cinema room

ODEON Taunton

  • Taunton
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

How do you keep every member of your brood happy on a day out? Try a trip to the flicks where pirate galleons, cartoon dogs and alien adventures all...

Hollywood Bowl Taunton

Hollywood Bowl Taunton

  • Taunton
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Bring the whole family for a laid-back game of tenpin bowling at Hollywood Bowl Taunton. Age is not an issue, so if you've got three generations of e...

Family walking at Hestercombe Gardens in Taunton

Hestercombe Gardens

  • Taunton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Discover Somerset at Hestercombe Gardens and lose yourself (figuratively!) in 50 acres of lakes, temples, cascades and tranquil woodland walks, plus...

Apples at Sheppys Cider Farm and Museum in Taunton

Sheppys Cider Farm and Museum

  • Taunton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Sheppys Cider Farm and Museum offers the chance to learn about the ancient combination of farming with cider making, from the Sheppy family, who have...

Bishops Lydeard Mill

  • Taunton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Landmarks

Bishops Lydeard Mill has been painstakingly restored over a number of years and now provides a great historical attraction to visit with the kids. Th...

Flip Out Somerset

Flip Out Somerset

  • Wellington
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Looking to burn off some energy? Take the kids to Flip Out Somerset - a 36,000 ft2, state-of-the-art trampoline adventure park, jam-packed with bounc...

Kids fishing at Fyne Court Nature Reserve in Bridgwater

Fyne Court Nature Reserve

  • Bridgwater
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Fyne Court Nature Reserve has an interesting mix of woodland paths, fields, flat grassy areas and interesting old buildings to discover as you explor...

The enormous ball pit at Jolly Jumpers Playzone in Somerset

Jolly Jumpers Playzone

  • Bridgwater
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Jolly Jumpers Playzone keeps its promise with a healthy dose of jolly good fun, as well as plenty of play for your little jumpers. Kids inevitably ma...

Street view of The Blake Museum in Bridgwater

The Blake Museum

  • Bridgwater
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Blake Museum is dedicated to the historic market town and port of Bridgwater, first mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086! The museum is housed...

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...

Swimming pool at Wiveliscombe Open Air Pool in Taunton

Wiveliscombe Open Air Pool

  • Taunton
  • Outdoor
  • Lidos

At Wiveliscombe Open Air Pool they have heated swimming pool 28°c (approx.), qualified lifeguards, warm showers, changing cabins, sunbathing deck, pi...

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