Entertain the whole family with a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities that will make memories to last a lifetime. With the variety of environments and landscapes present around the county it is no surprise our list of top activities in Somerset is long and well worth ticking off. Discover the very best things to do in Somerset and start planning a truly great holiday now.
Hidden in the depths of Mendip Hills, the breath-taking Wookey Hole Caves provide an unexplored look into the world almost 300 feet down. Discover rare rock formations and new caves as you walk from prehistoric chambers where ageing fossils are still being found today. With onsite cafes and restaurants you can spend the day exploring and then recharging on your favourite meals.
Along the South West Coastal Path you can walk from Somerset to North Devon and into Cornwall. The cliff top views over Wales and beyond are a stunning sight and welcome flora and fauna from a diverse ecosystem that flourishes and encourages a multitude of outdoor adventurers to flock to the paths all year round.
A fantastic day out with the family, there’s no better place to be when the sun is shining than zooming down a waterslide and crashing into the pool at the bottom. Fun for all the family there’s both an indoor and outdoor pool, the team of lifeguards will keep you safe as you charge around the aquatic adventure park. Just off the M5 Brean Splash Waterpark is near the coast and less than an hour to Bristol.
A fine display of architectural beauty and a unique look into historical leisure with stunning views of the Bath Abbey spires, the Roman Baths are located in central Bath making it easily accessible and a great day trip for the whole family. You can easily find a cute cafe or welcoming restaurant once you’ve finished exploring the baths to refuel before returning back to your holiday home. Baths shopping facilities and a professional rugby team are on the doorstep making it easy to turn your day trip into a weekend away.
The renowned music festival is based in the countryside where normally cows would roam and farmers watch their animals but when the time comes the fields of Glastonbury are transformed into a different world where super stars perform in front of thousands of screaming fans. The festival is a spectacle that many people wait a lifetime to experience.
Built in the 19th Century, Wells Cathedral is a master piece of architectural and historical glory. The West front boasts a collection of mediaeval sculptures, the stain glass windows allow a colourful display of light to enter the beautifully carved interior which hold ancient tombs and welcomes hundreds of visits. You can enjoy group tours and learn the history from a knowledgeable professional or explore the cathedral yourself and read the many descriptions that tell a story of the cathedrals past.
Shop till you drop at Clarks Village with the very best brands you will need to make your friends jealous from Crew Clothing Company and Jack Wills to Lindt and Cadbury. Once you’ve had enough of shopping you can put your feet up and relax with a lite bite or family lunch. Located just outside Glastonbury, Clarks Village is just off the M5 with easy access from public transport and plenty of parking.
Mediaeval defence, family home and iconic castle, Dunster is a magnificent building steeped in history and culture from the early days of 1066 right up to the days it was last occupied in 1976. Explore the grounds and visit the historic locations where bricks, doors and archways are still visible years after they were built. Learn the history from a tour or read for yourself the fascinating story the castle has to offer.
As Exmoor crosses from North Devon and into West Somerset the bridleways continue across the moor and provide excellent tracks and stunning views you and your group can enjoy as you canter along. You can find a number of high quality stables that run guided tours and lessons if you’re looking to introduce yourself to the world of equestrian.
Pioneers in education and conservation you will be able to explore the small zoo introducing yourself to new animals that you may have only seen when gazing up into the sky. Watch educational shows as you see first hand the beauty and power these animals are capable of. The falconry shows are a truly exciting experience and one that is not easily forgotten.
Outdoor adventure has never been so easy; swim, stand up paddle board, canoe, archery and so much more. There is something for the whole family at this aquatic based outdoor park from cafes to look-out points you can enjoy watching your little ones charge around taking in the beauty of the outdoors Somerset has to offer.