Parks and Gardens
Exhibitions and Talks
So many things, so little time!
The are range of activities for all the family to enjoy
Whether your interest lies in the great outdoors, exploring or simply relaxing, Taunton offers them all.
Taunton is just waiting to be explored and enjoyed
From historic houses to a heritage railway, to a centre where one of the oldest rural crafts still flourishes – there’s plenty to go and see.
Wherever you go in Taunton you’re never far from a park
Somerset West and Taunton is responsible for maintaining more than 109 hectares of public open spaces, including three major Green Flag Award parks and 102 play areas.
Discover Taunton's wide range of retail options
In addition to all the usual High Street names Taunton is home to a large number of independent shops, many of them long-established. You’ll find some grouped along the historic Bath Place and in the St James Street Riverside area.
the wider area
Beautiful countryside, unspoilt villages and characterful market towns feature as you set out to explore this fascinating area.
You're spoilt for choice with a wealth of shows, festivals, markets, carnivals, fairs and fetes - there's an event for all ages and tastes!
You’ll find wonderful local produce reflected in our pubs, cafes, restaurants and hotels...
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Find a list of our top 10 rainy days out with kids in Taunton here.
Find dog friendly attractions, eateries, and near-by walks listed here.