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Activities in Somerset

Somerset with its rural nature and wide open spaces is just waiting to be explored and enjoyed.

There are hosts of activities for the experienced and the novice alike whether it is long distance walking, mountain biking, wildlife watching or water based pursuits.

There are companies that organise activities such as pony trekking, rock climbing, ballooning and sailing.

There are also venues that specialise in one or more of such sports and hobbies.

The County has an impressive list of golf courses, several types of angling on offer and plenty of workshops where you can be creative with arts and crafts, particularly those with a rural pedigree such as making baskets or cider.

Being Somerset, there is room for the even more quirky so there are places where you can learn to make a sword or a willow coffin.

If wildlife is your passion you have come the right place!

In Somerset and on Exmoor National Park, you can follow red stags, listen out for booming bitters, catch a starling murmuration, spot an otter or spend a day learning how to fly a bird of prey. 

The land of the greatest illuminated carnival in Europe, and home of the best known rock festival, has activities throughout the year that celebrate all that’s best in the area and these are just as welcoming of visitors as locals.

There are the traditional types such as wassailing, agricultural shows and game fairs and then there are the up and coming festivals of food and drink and the open art studios.

We have extreme sports and gentle pursuits, ancient disciplines like archery and modern ideas such as coasteering.

There are adrenalin fuelled high rope walks and thought provoking star-gazing trips.

We have well-trodden paths for ramblers and we have wildernesses for intrepid explorers.

There are food and animal safaris to join and there are trails to follow in the footsteps of poets; long sandy beaches to enjoy and endless country walks in one of the most dog friendly places in the UK.

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  1. Wild Wookey

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    Wild Wookey

    Type

    Adventure Sport Centre

    WELLS

    Wild Wookey is the best and most innovative adventure caving experience in the country in the most famous and spectacular caves in the UK. Designed and created by highly experienced and qualified...

  2. Club & Spa at DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House

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    Club & Spa at DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House

    Type

    Spa and Relaxation

    Congresbury, Nr Bristol

    Nestled in the rolling North Somerset countryside stands one of the region’s most popular destination spa hotels - DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House.

    Boasting stunning views across the South...

  3. The Cleve Spa

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    The Cleve Spa

    Type

    Spa and Relaxation

    Wellington

    Relax and unwind at The Cleve Spa…

    Sheer indulgence in the beautiful surroundings of The Cleve! Our range of luxurious spa packages (day and overnight) gives you the perfect excuse for a...

  4. Manor Road Community Woodland

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    Manor Road Community Woodland

    Type

    Nature Trail

    BRISTOL

    This beautiful woodland on the outskirts of Keynsham is the perfect place for an afternoon stroll. As well as some beautifully atmospheric footpaths, all maintained by volunteers from the ‘Friend’s...

  5. Glastonbury Treasure Trail

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    Glastonbury Treasure Trail

    Type

    Walking Tour

    High Street, Glastonbury

    The Glastonbury Treasure Trail Explore the streets of Glastonbury with a self-guided Treasure Hunt themed walking Treasure Trail; a fun and imaginative way to explore Glastonbury. As you follow the...

  6. Minehead Treasure Trail

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    Minehead Treasure Trail

    Type

    Walking Tour

    Warren Road, Minehead

    The Minehead Spy Mission Treasure Trail Explore the streets of Minehead with a self-guided Spy Mission themed walking Treasure Trail; a fun and imaginative way to explore Minehead. As you follow...

  7. Lion Tours Ltd

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    Lion Tours Ltd

    Type

    Guided Tour

    Bath

    Welcome to Lion Tours

    Stonehenge and Cotswold tours from Bath. We are a family run company that specialise in small group tours, specifically for independent travellers. Our personal,...

  8. Cheddar Gorge

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    Cheddar Gorge

    Type

    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre

    Cheddar

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

    Created by Ice age melt-waters over millions of years, this world...

  9. Wells Treasure Trail

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    Wells Treasure Trail

    Type

    Walking Tour

    Market Place, Wells

    The Wells Murder Mystery Treasure Trail Explore the streets of Wells with a self-guided Murder Mystery themed walking Treasure Trail; a fun and imaginative way to explore Wells. As you follow the...

  10. Weston-super-Mare Treasure Trail

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    Weston-super-Mare Treasure Trail

    Type

    Walking Tour

    Weston-super-Mare

    The Weston-super-Mare Treasure Trail Explore the streets of Weston-super-Mare with a self-guided Treasure Hunt themed walking Treasure Trail; a fun and imaginative way to explore Weston-super-Mare. ...

  11. Millfield Enterprises

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    Millfield Enterprises

    Type

    Activity Centre

    Street

    Millfield Enterprises run a number of activity and sport courses for children during the school holidays, as well as English language courses for international students, and as the commercial arm of...

  12. Clevedon Treasure Trail

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    Clevedon Treasure Trail

    Type

    Walking Tour

    Clevedon

    The Clevedon Treasure Trail Explore the streets of Clevedon with a self-guided Treasure Hunt themed walking Treasure Trail; a fun and imaginative way to explore Clevedon. As you follow the Trail...

  13. Treasure Trails

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    Treasure Trails

    Type

    Family Activities (Sightseeing)

    Wells

    Follow the Trail, Solve the Clues, See the Sights! Explore Somerset’s towns, cities and villages with a self-guided, mystery themed walking Treasure Trail; the fun and imaginative way to explore! ...

  14. Wimbleball Lake - South West Lakes Trust

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    Wimbleball Lake - South West Lakes Trust

    Type

    Family Activities

    Dulverton

    Create your own adventure at Wimbleball Lake, Near Dulverton, TA22 9NU

    Wimbleball Lake, nestled amongst the rolling hills of Exmoor, is a must-visit attraction during your stay in Somerset.

    ...

  15. Wells Cathedral High Parts Tours

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    Wells Cathedral High Parts Tours

    Type

    Guided Tour

    WELLS

    Climb the spiral staircase to walk in the footsteps of Wells Cathedral masons with new...

  16. Guided Tours at Sheppy's Cider Farm

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    Guided Tours at Sheppy's Cider Farm

    Type

    Guided Tour

    Nr Taunton

    OPENED ON 21ST APRIL 2017

    We will be offering a wide range of tours and tastings to maximise...

  17. Aerosaurus Balloons

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    Aerosaurus Balloons

    Type

    Aircraft/Ballooning

    Taunton & Castle Cary

    Aerosaurus Balloons are the largest provider of Champagne Balloon Flights in the South West. 1000’s...

  18. Rifleman Firearms Air Rifle Range

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    Rifleman Firearms Air Rifle Range

    Type

    Shooting

    Langport

    Rifleman Firearms is located on the beautiful Somerset Levels, and is home to a 90-Yard Air Rifle...

  19. Walk 8 - Circular Walk around Lilstock

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    Walk 8 - Circular Walk around Lilstock

    Type

    Walking Route

    Minehead

    Amazing rock formations are revealed at low-tide...

  20. Walk 5: Circular Walk around Brean Down

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    Walk 5: Circular Walk around Brean Down

    Type

    Walking Route

    Burnham On Sea

    Brean Down is a promontory of the Mendips Hills...

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