Animal Farm Adventure Park

dog character Meet and feed the animals at this fun animal-themed play park with a range of indoor/outdoor facilities, children's rides and attractions. Includes an all weather play barn, crazy golf, trampolines, bouncy castles, assault courses, fair rides and much more.

Opening times: daily, 10am to 5pm Admission Charge
Location: Berrow, Somerset, TA8 2RW - Tel: 01278 751628 Website
Facilities: food court, tea room, parking, gift shop

Brean Sands Leisure Park (Fun City)

A great family based seaside theme park with plenty of fun for all ages.

Fun City Logo Brean Sands Small family friendly leisure park with over 40 rides and attractions. Including thrilling roller coaster rides, dodgems, Wave Swinger, Go Karts, Sea Maze and the scary Terror Castle, plus an 18 hole golf course. Mini rides for younger children include: Pony Express, Cups & Saucers, Canoe River, Cartoon Train and the thrilling Caterpillar Coaster.

Fun City is also home to CITV's favourite Sooty and his TV Studio, where you can see the lovable bear and his friend Sweep every day at 3pm!

Opening times: Mar to Nov, times vary (see website for details). Free Entry (only pay for rides)
Location: Brean Leisure Park, Coast Road, Brean Sands, Somerset, TA8 2QY - Tel: 01278 751595 Website

Court Farm Country Park

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Enjoy a day out in the countryside, close to nature and your favourite farm animals. Animal shows, pony rides, tractor rides, animal feeding, play barn and adventure play area. A great fun attraction and day out for the whole family.

Opening times: March to November, daily, 10am to 5.30pm - Admission Charge
Location: Wolvershill Rd, Banwell BS29 6DL
Tel: 01934 822383

Cheddar Gorge and Caves

Reflections in Gough's CaveThis impressive limestone gorge lies some 6 miles (12.6 km) north-east of Wells in the Mendip Hills. It is mainly known for its deep caves where the oldest complete human skeleton in Britain (9000 year old Cheddar Man), was found in 1903. Even older remains dating back over 13,000 years have also been found. The caves were produced by water seeping through the underground limestone, the action of which has also produced many curiously sculptured stalactites and stalagmites. Cheddar Gorge and its caves are both popular visitor destinations and have been voted as one of the greatest natural wonders in Britain!

Opening times: daily from 10am (closed Xmas) Admission Charge
Location: Cheddar, Somerset, BS27 3QF - Tel: 01934 742343 Website
Facilities: coffee shop
Image Credit: Chris Allen (CC2)

East Somerset Railway

Heritage steam railway running from Cranmore (near Shepton Mallet) to Mendip Vale. Steam services operate throughout the year, including Thomas Tank Engine and Santa Specials.

Opening times: Apr~Oct, wknds, Jun~Aug, Wed & BHs Admission Charge
Location: Cranmore, Somerset, BA4 4QP - Tel: 01749 880417 Website
Facilities: licensed restaurant, parking, shop

Puxton Park

Fifty acre children's theme park - fun for all ages. Giant indoor play barn with fun slides and ball pools. Animal village where you can get close to farm animals; Alpacas, pygmy goats, rabbits and guinea pigs.

Opening times: all year (exc. Xmas & NY) daily, 9am to 5pm Admission Charge
Location: Cowslip Lane, Hewish, BS24 6AH - Tel: 01934 523500 Website
Facilities: Farm shop, restaurant, parking.

Rich's Cider Farm

Sample the real taste of Somerset and experience traditional farmhouse cider in production. Includes a small vintage farm machinery museum. Locally brewed ciders can be sampled and purchased on-site.

Opening times: Mon to Sat, 9am to 6pm. Sun 10am to 5pm Free Entry
Location: Mill Farm, Watch field, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 4RD - Tel: 01278 783651 Website
Facilities: free parking, free cider sampling, children's play area

Vivary Adventure Centre

Vivalry High Ropes Adventure Family adventure centre, located close to Taunton, with high rope adventure courses, mini golf course and a professional 18 hole Golf Course. The rope adventure courses are an off-ground activity developed with the whole family in mind. Courses include: lower ropes, climbing wall, challenging ‘Ultimate Edge’ high ropes and power-fan descender. All designed to get you active, build confidence and most importantly to have fun. Monitored by trained and experienced staff.

Opening times: Weekends and School Holidays.
Group bookings on request - Admission Charge
Location: Fons George, Vivary Park, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3JT - Website
Facilities: High Ropes course, mini golf course, 18 hole golf course, experienced staff.

West Somerset Steam Railway

Flying ScotsmanThe West Somerset Steam Railway is a privately owned heritage railway that runs on the old Great Western branch line from Taunton to Minehead. Services run all year, operating mainly traditional steam engines and some heritage diesel engines. With over 22 miles (36 km) of track, West Somerset Steam Railway is one of the longest privately owned steam railways in Britain, stopping at 10 stations en-route. Daily services usually operate between Minehead and Bishops Lydeard, however during special event days some services can continue on to Norton Fitzwarren. A connection into Network Rail also allows certain 'through trains' to operate across the main rail network.

Opening times: May~Sep, daily; Mar, Apr & Oct, Tue-Thu & Sat-Sun, from 10am Travel Charge
Location: The Railway Station, Minehead, Somerset TA24 5BG - Tel: 01643 704996 Website
Facilities: gift shop

Wookey Hole Caves

This cave is a popular tourist attraction in the small village of Wookey Hole on the edge of the Mendips, some 2.5 miles (5.25 km) to the north of Wells. It was formed by continuous erosion of the limestone bedrock by the waters of the River Axe. The cave is famous for the 'Witch of Wookey Hole', a vaguely human-shaped stalagmite on view in the first chamber of the caves. This was said to be a wicked witch turned to stone by a Glastonbury monk. The caves maintain a steady temperature of 11°C (52°F) and are said to have been inhabited by man for approximately 50,000 years. Wookey is the site of the first cave dives in Britain and has also been used to film Dr Who episodes and some from the series "Robin of Sherwood"

In addition to the spectacular floodlit limestone caves are a series of undercover family attractions. including Circus Shows, Pirates of the River Axe, Valley of the Dinosaurs and a magical fairy garden. The on-site 19th-c paper mill, which once supplied luxury paper around the world, now houses a museum, soft play rooms, mirror maze and adventure arcade.

Opening times: all year, daily from 10am (closed Xmas) Admission Charge
Location: Somerset, BA5 1BB - Tel: 01749 672243 Website
Facilities: licensed restaurant, parking, shop

Please note that the above information was accurate at the time this page was last updated. This information is subject to change at any time (opening times in particular), therefore if you plan on visiting any of the above attractions, please check the owner's website first or phone them for the latest details.


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