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Family Fun in Somerset

Family holidays can be the source of lasting childhood memories and Somerset is a County that can supply all the raw ingredients.

Whether it is the first paddle in the sea, a donkey ride or candy floss on the pier or whether it is a chance to collect fresh hens' eggs for breakfast, we have so many special places where these magical moments can be enjoyed.

Some of the best family fun can be found for nothing in the freedom of parkland, farm stays and the open countryside.

Equally there is the lure of the bright colours, delighted squeals and excitement of the amusement parks.

In Somerset and Exmoor we have something to satisfy most childhood dreams be it riding on a steam train, petting a snake, dressing up as a pirate, exploring a cave, boarding a replica aircraft carrier, building a sandcastle or pony trekking across a moor.

Family fun is top of the agenda for our well established holiday parks at resorts such as Burnham, Brean, Minehead and Weston Super Mare but it is also to be found in the less obvious locations wherever there is a chance to try something new and interesting.

What makes Somerset so special is that it has a whole tradition of family fun going back centuries to the first community carnivals, country shows, works outings, fairs and firework displays.

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  1. The Bristol Hippodrome

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    The Bristol Hippodrome




    The Bristol Hippodrome is one of the country's top, family-friendly provincial theatres, which proudly continues to stage major West End and Broadway productions. The Bristol Hippodrome caters for...

  2. Grand Pier

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    Grand Pier


    Family Fun


    The Grand Pier, Weston-super-Mare, is the ideal destination for non-stop indoor family theme park fun. This North Somerset pier, with its state-of-the-art Pavilion is a truly iconic destination for:...

  3. Fleet Air Arm Museum

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    Fleet Air Arm Museum




    The all-weather attraction that is a great day out guaranteed to thrill all the family!

    Get up close to some of the most powerful and interesting naval aircraft to have taken to the skies at the...

  4. Wookey Hole Caves & Attractions

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    Wookey Hole Caves & Attractions


    Family Fun


    Explore the Unexplored

    There’s always fun and adventure to be had at Wookey Hole Caves and Attractions…..deep underground is the UK’s largest show caves system, home to the infamous Witch of...

  5. Classic View

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    Roman Baths


    Historic Site


    On the site of Britain’s only hot spring, the Romans built a magnificent temple and bathing complex, which still flows with natural hot water today. Come and explore the spectacular Roman Baths, at...

  6. West Somerset Railway

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    West Somerset Railway


    Family Fun


    The West Somerset Railway is the longest Heritage line in the United Kingdom. 

    The line is situated four miles outside the County town of Taunton, starting at Bishops Lydeard and finishing at...

  7. Brean Play

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    Brean Play


    Family Fun

    Berrow, Burnham On Sea

    The South-West's BEST indoor soft play attraction. Brean Play at Brean Leisure Park, near Burnham On Sea, Somerset is open all year round and is the perfect place for your children to let off steam...

  8. Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm

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    Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm


    Animal Collection


    Noah’s Ark Zoo is a unique hands-on zoo located just outside Bristol and set in over 100 acres of beautiful countryside. With over 100 different species you can get up close to animals of all sizes,...

  9. Brean Theme Park

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    Brean Theme Park


    Theme Park / Waterpark

    Brean Sands, Brean

    Visit BREAN THEME PARK, the Pre-eminent Free Admission Theme Park in the South West.

    Just off the M5 junction 22 (near Weston Super Mare). 100 metres from the sand dunes and seven miles of...

  10. Puxton Park

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    Puxton Park



    Hewish, Weston Super Mare

    Set within 40 acres of beautiful Somerset countryside, just off the M5 near Weston-super-Mare, Puxton Park is open 362 days a year, Mon-Sun 9.00am-5.30pm.

    An all-weather attraction, visitors can...

  11. Brean Splash

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    Brean Splash


    Family Fun

    Berrow, BURNHAM-ON-SEA

    Brean Splash is a family owned business located at Brean Leisure Park in Brean Sands, Somerset 10 mins from M5, J22 Burnham On Sea, Somerset. 

    We are open daily all year round and cater for all...

  12. Glastonbury Treasure Trail

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    Glastonbury Treasure Trail


    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...

  13. Cheddar Gorge & Caves

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    Cheddar Gorge & Caves




    Explore Britain’s biggest gorge, from the stunning stalactite caverns to the dramatic cliffs rising over 450ft. This world-famous site is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which reveals many...

  14. Cheddar Gorge

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    Cheddar Gorge


    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre


    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...

  15. Clevedon Treasure Trail

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    Clevedon Treasure Trail


    Walking Tour


    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...

  16. Wimbleball Lake - South West Lakes Trust

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    Wimbleball Lake - South West Lakes Trust


    Family Activities


    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.


  17. Ferne Animal Sanctuary

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    Ferne Animal Sanctuary


    Animal Collection


    Ferne Animal Sanctuary is set in 51 acres of countryside on the Devon/Somerset border. Ferne takes in unwanted, abandoned and neglected animals and gives them a fantastic life either at the sanctuary...

  18. Willows and Wetlands Visitor Centre

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    Willows and Wetlands Visitor Centre


    Heritage/Visitor Centre

    Stoke St Gregory, Nr Taunton

    A warm welcome awaits you at the Willows & Wetlands Visitor Centre.

    Willow is as traditional to Somerset as cheese and cider, although perhaps not so much is known about it these days. Here in...

  19. Haynes International Motor Museum

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    Haynes International Motor Museum



    Sparkford, Yeovil

    The Haynes International Motor Museum is the UK’s largest exhibition of great cars from around the...

  20. Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park

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    Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park


    Country Park/Nature Reserve

    Nr Ilfracombe, Exmoor

    Over 28 Acres of naturally beautiful valley with cascading streams and waterfalls, woodland walks,...

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