Somerset is a county that offers a wide and varied choice of activities, interesting locations, a beautiful coastline and stunning countryside. Kids will be delighted to visit any number of attractions or simply take a stroll along a beach and paddle in the sea. With so many special places to enjoy magical moments, you will never be stuck for something to do.
Some of the best fun for families can be found discovering parkland, open countryside and beaches, all of which are free! The county also offers exciting and colourful amusement parks, animal parks and aquariums.
Childhood dreams can be satisfied in Somerset and Exmoor with activities such as steam train rides, cave exploration, stroking a snake, dressing up as a jolly pirate, building a sandcastle, boogie boarding, pony trekking over the moors, or climbing aboard a replica aircraft carrier. This exciting county is sure to please both young and old visitors.
Museums are plentiful and include the Helicopter Museum in Weston-Super-Mare, the Fashion Museum and Jane Austen Centre in Bath, and the Somerset Cricket Museum in Taunton. The home of Somerset Country Cricket Club, http://www.countygroundtaunton.co.uk/, offers venue hire in Taunton for conferences and other events. While mum or dad may be busy here, the kids can enjoy the many local attractions.
Pools and indoor play centres
If your child likes to swim, there are many indoor and outdoor pools and leisure centres for them to splash about in throughout the county. Soft play and indoor centres are plentiful and offer youngsters the opportunity to run around and play indoors if the weather is inclement.
Wookey Hole Caves allow you to explore deep into the cave system, visiting places such as Dinosaur Valley and the Magical Mirror Maze, but look out for the mythical Witch of Wookey! Cheddar Caves and Gorge was recently described as ‘Britain’s Grand Canyon’ and one of the most scenic walks in the country by the Ramblers’ Association. These fascinating days out are fun for all ages and kids love exploring these mysterious and spooky caves.
Somerset has a family fun tradition going back many centuries to the first country shows, carnivals, fairs, works outings and firework displays. Whatever you choose, your kids will love this special county.