Things to do in Somerset

1 Cider Farms

One of the areas deservedly famous for real cider is Somerset. Visit one of the local cider farms and try for yourself.

Distance: 2.5 Miles

2 Brent Knoll Walk

This nice circular walk climbs to a prominent hill on the Somerset Levels. The route runs for just over 3 miles, providing fine views to the coast. There’s also a visit to the two villages at the foot of the hill which both have interesting old churches to see. The walk starts at the village…

Distance: 3 Miles

3 Brean Splash

Brean Splash Waterpark boasts a 6 lane, 25m heated indoor swimming pool and indoor splash park. During the warmer months you can experience the thrill of the five mega waterslides. There is also has a splash area, with 3 mini slides and a huge splashing water bucket.

Distance: 5 Miles

4 ANIMAL FARM ADVENTURE PARK

All weather play! Open 9 – 6.30, 7 days a week, (closed weekdays in the winter, but open every school holidays, including Christmas holidays 10 – 5pm). All attractions are included in the entry price (excluding coin machines in the arcade). Enjoy Dexter’s Tractor Ride, a Lazy River Duck boat ride, a caterpillar rollercoaster, a…

Distance: 5 Miles

5 Brean Down Fort

A walk on Brean Down will take you on a journey from Neolithic man to the peninsula’s vital role defending the South West during the Second World War. Hidden Brean The earliest signs of life on Brean Down date back to 10,000 BC. Evidence of extinct creatures such as mammoths and woolly rhinos has been…

Distance: 7 Miles

11 The Cheddar Gorge Cheese company

The only Cheddar made in Cheddar! Visit their small factory visitor centre in Cheddar where you can watch them make, mature and pack the Cheddar cheese. The centre is child friendly, with lots of information and illustrations on the walls.  

Distance: 11 Miles

11 Cheddar Gorge

Visit Britain’s biggest gorge, take in the dramatic cliffs rising up 450ft and explore the stunning stalactite caverns below.

Distance: 11 Miles

12 Puxton Park

A fun filled, all-weather day out for the whole family. Whether you are looking for adventure, leisure or play, there is something for the whole family to enjoy! Visit the animal farm park or try the all-weather soft play area.  

Distance: 12 Miles

13 Mendip Hills

A stunning landscape of steep slopes and undulating plateau punctuated by spectacular gorges and rocky outcrops.

Distance: 14 Miles

14 Glastonbury Tor and Abbey

Take a trip back in time and visit these beautiful, ancient and mystical sites.

Distance: 15

15 Wookey Hole Caves and Mill

Britain’s most spectacular caves and home to the legendary Witch of Wookey. Revamped, restored and totally remarkable, the new Wookey Hole Experience is an explosive mix of history, mystery & fun.

Distance: 16 Miles

16 Clarks Village, Street

Clarks Village has over 90 stores offering up to 60% off high street prices, nestled in the heart of Somerset just one mile from the world famous town of Glastonbury.

Distance: 17 Miles

17 Wells Cathedral & The Bishops Palace

Visit the City of Wells in Somerset with its historic centre, the magnificent cathedral, and the unique moated Bishop’s Palace. Wells has the appearance of a quintessentially English village and is enjoyed by visitors from across the globe. It is the smallest city in England complete with cobbled streets, medieval architecture and a market square.…

Distance: 17 Miles

18 Fyne Court

There are lots of fun and exciting thing for young children to do at Fyne Court. The grounds were once a grand garden, but it is now a haven for wildlife with clues of its hidden past found around the estate. Here are some of the highlights which can all be found, what will you…

Distance: 18 Miles

19 Noahs Ark Zoo Farm

Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm is a 100-acre zoo developed on a working farm in North Somerset. The zoo has the largest elephant enclosure in northern Europe and has grown to become the largest zoo in the South-West. They have a large range of exotic and endangered species, including African Elephants and Spectacled Bears.  

Distance: 21 Miles

20 Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton

Europe’s largest naval aviation Museum which is home to over ninety aircraft, 2 million records and 30 thousand artefacts. It houses the first British Concorde which you can go on board, view the cockpit and visit the award winning Aircraft Carrier Experience.

Distance: 26 Miles

21 SS Great Britain

Step back in time when you board Brunel’s SS Great Britain. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of life aboard for Victorian passengers and crew. Descend under water below the glass ‘sea’ to touch the world’s first great ocean liner.

Distance: 29 Miles

22 Haynes Motor Museum

Haynes International Motor Museum is the UK’s largest collection of cars from around the world with over 400 amazing cars and bikes from the dawn of motoring in the late 1800s through nostalgic classics of the 1950s and 1960s. The Museum offers 19 individual exhibitions, with tours, talks and activities for families and enthusiasts alike.…

Distance: 31 Miles

23 Roman City of Bath

A city so beautiful and special that it has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Bath is the only place in the UK where you can bathe in naturally hot spa water and original roman style baths.

Distance: 34 Miles

24 Longleat Safari & Adventure Park

This is family fun at it’s very best! Drive-thru wild animal park, an Elizabethan house plus theme park amusements and events.

Distance: 40 Miles

25 National Trust

From Tudor houses and hidden gardens to tors, gorges and natural piers. Some of Somersets favourite attractions include: Tytnesfield: A Victorian Gothic Revival house with gardens. Dyrham Park: An ancient deer park, 17th-century house and gardens. Lytes Cary Manor: A manor house with Arts and Crafts-style garden. Barrington Court: An Tudor manor house, beautifully restored in the 1920s.

Distance: Various