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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Somerset and Bristol

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 613 fun things to do in Somerset and Bristol for you and the family to discover. Popular towns and places to go include Bath, Bristol and Ilminster. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 375 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Somerset and Bristol 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 Somerset and Bristol 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!

Find your perfect day out

People on Segways at Go Segway in Exeter

Go Segway

  • Exeter
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Go Segway is set in the extensive Haldon Forest providing a unique way to enjoy the woodland tracks and trails for kids and adults alike. All tours a...

Kids climbing at Cragfit Climbing Gym in Blaenau-Gwent

Cragfit Climbing Gym

  • Blaenau-Gwent
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Cragfit Climbing Gym offer over 1500sq ft of bouldering, perfect for reaching new heights! There are also roped climbing walls up to 7m high, which a...

Young adults paddleboarding at Margam Park Adventure in Port Talbot

Margam Park Adventure

  • Port Talbot
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Go on a family adventure in the stunning Welsh countryside with Margam Park Adventure in Port Talbot! This activity centre is your one-stop location...

Outdoor swimming pool at Stratford Park Leisure Centre in Stroud

Stratford Park Leisure Centre1 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Stroud
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Stratford Park Leisure Centre, as well as being home to indoor facilities galore, a 50 metre outdoor pool also welcomes those wanting to take a dip,...

Outside view of Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery in Merthyr Tydfil

Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery

  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery can be found on the edge of the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park and has an interesting variety of obje...

Deer at Margam Country Park in Port Talbot

Margam Country Park

  • Port Talbot
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Margam Country Park has 1000 acres of countryside with a castle, orangery, deer park, visitors' centre, lake, narrow gauge train, farm trail, Fairyta...

Someone taking a photo of a girl at Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail

Haldon Forest Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Kennford
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

If you go down to the woods today you’re sure to have an adventure, as well as a few surprises along the way! With 3,500 acres of woodland to discove...

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...

BattleSports Glos Cafe

BattleSports Glos

  • Newnham
  • Outdoor
  • Laser Tag

Fancy the adrenaline rush of paintball without the bruises? Set your sights on BattleSports Glos’ outdoor laser combat; infra-red technology means no...

Kids fighting as knights at Corfe Castle in Wareham

Corfe Castle

  • Wareham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Come and visit a 1,000 year old castle that's been shaped by warfare! One of Britain's most iconic and evocative survivors of the Civil War, visitors...

Kids looking at chick at Cholderton Charlies Farm in Salisbury

Cholderton Charlies Farm

  • Salisbury
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Cholderton Charlie's is a Rare Breed Survival Trust (RBST) registered Rare Breeds Farm, and is part of the Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm Park experienc...

Plants at Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo in Ross on Wye

Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo2 out of 5 starstotal reviews(4)

  • Ross-on-Wye
  • Indoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Experience the delight of the insect world's most serene and beautiful beasts at the Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo! Your family can walk amongst free flyi...

Outside view of Corfe Castle Model Village in Wareham

Corfe Castle Model Village

  • Wareham
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Corfe Castle Model Village is a great place for families. As well as the fantastic models that make you feel like a giant, there are working stocks a...

Map and booklet for The Corfe 4 Kids Treasure Trail

The Corfe 4 Kids Treasure Trail

  • Corfe
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Corfe 4 Kids self-guided treasure hunt themed Treasure Trail is an ideal way to get the kids out exploring whilst trying to solve the treasure hu...

Boys on a Spy Mission Treasure Trail

Dawlish Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Dawlish
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Super spies are needed to unravel the truth, in what head office are calling Mission Black Swan. Named for the sooty inhabitants of the local brook,...

Lake at Wistlandpound in Kentisbury


  • Kentisbury
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Lakes

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

Fallen leaves at Brownsea Island in Poole

Brownsea Island

  • Poole
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Red squirrels, smugglers and the location that inspired Enid Blyton - all that and a tree climbing trail (!) - make Brownsea Island an absolute must....

Inside soft play frame at The Monkey House Dawlish

Funky Frog's Play Pad5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Dawlish
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Pop on over to the pond at Funky Frogs Play Pad and invite your little ones on a day out to your local soft play centre. This soft play centre and ac...

Train in workshop at Brecon Mountain Railway in Merthyr Tydfil

Brecon Mountain Railway

  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

See incredible sights from the top of a mountain without having to climb! Hop aboard the Brecon Mountain Railway and go sightseeing on a charming old...

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