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Best Lakes In Somerset and Bristol

We've rounded up the best lakes in Somerset and Bristol in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 6 Somerset and Bristol lakes to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the lakes 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

Picnic tables at Pen-y-fan Pond in Caerphilly

Pen-y-fan Pond

  • Caerphilly
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Pen-y-fan Pond is one of the last remaining canal feeder reservoirs in Wales. This popular summertime family destination offers safe, flat, open spac...

Camp fire at Bryngarw Country Park in Bridgend

Bryngarw Country Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bridgend
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Bryngarw Country Park has oodles of woodland to explore, loads of grassland offering space to play family games, formal gardens for a floral aunter a...

The Blue Pool in Wareham

The Blue Pool5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Wareham
  • Outdoor
  • Lakes

The Blue Pool at Furzebrook is a natural water feature which constantly varies in colour. Very fine clay in suspension in the water diffracts light i...

Girls on inflatable on lake at New Forest Water Park in Fordingbridge

New Forest Water Park

  • Fordingbridge
  • Outdoor
  • Water Parks

Take a splash at New Forest Water Park! A thrilling adventure awaits at the UK's first outdoor floating inflatable aqua park! You can explore the hug...

People on inflatable course at Dorset Waterpark in Corfe Castle

Dorset Waterpark5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Corfe Castle
  • Outdoor
  • Water Parks

This obstacle course is unlike any other…because it's on water! If you're looking for a fun thing to do on a hot day, head to Dorset Waterpark. You h...

Lake at Wistlandpound in Kentisbury

Wistlandpound

  • Kentisbury
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Lakes

Wistlandpound Reservoir has been carefully developed into a countryside site with wheelchair and pushchair accessible trails, activity equipment and...

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