BabyBreaks has done the hard work for you and put together a selection of the best family days out in Somerset.

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1. Cheddar Gorge

This spectacular limestone gorge is one of Somerset’s most iconic attractions, and one of Britain’s most important natural landmarks. Explore it’s awe inspiring cliffs and subterranean caves, where Cheddar cheese was traditionally matured. Certainly, a great spot for active families who love the outdoors. Therefore, you can enjoy a 3 mile walk around the gorge, admiring some incredible views. On a clear day, elevated 900ft above sea-level, you can see for miles out across the Mendip Hills.

Cheddar Gorge is private land, but if you have a Cheddar Gorge and Caves Explorer ticket, you are welcome to explore the 360 acre Nature Reserve.

Address: Cheddar Gorge and Caves, The Cliffs, Cheddar, BS27 3QF

Opening Times: Open daily 10am- 5pm


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2. Wells City

Wells is one of the smallest city’s in the UK, so it’s perfect for little legs to explore. There’s a thriving market, an impressive cathedral, a moated palace, and numerous independent shops and cafes to explore.

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3. River Parrett Trail

The River Parrett Trail is wonderful walking route that can be enjoyed by all abilities. The entire route covers 50 miles but you can break it up into smaller sections – check the website below for suggested routes.  This mostly flat riverside trail is perfect for families, who can meanwhile admire quaint cottages, medieval churches and the gentle rolling hills of Somerset. The River Parrett Trail also passes by Ham Hill – the site of one of Europe’s largest Iron Age hill forts.

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4. Weston-super-Mare

A visit to this iconic traditional seaside town is certainly a must if you are in the area. The kids will love the sandy beach and Victorian pier, lined with amusement arcades, ice cream shops and cafes. Many parents may have visited this much-loved British seaside spot in their own childhood, so it’s a wonderful place to relive those fond memories!

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5. Puxton Park

Set within 40 acres of rolling Somerset countryside, this family-run amusement park has loads to keep little one enetrtained – there are animals to meet at the farm, an outdoor adventure park with high ropes course, a boating lake, indoor play barn, falconry centre and more!

Ride a pedal powered tractor, watch an ‘owl encounter’ show, then cool off in the bumper boats. Refuel after all that activity with an ice cream made using milk from the park’s own dairy herd.

Address: Cowslip Lane, Hewish. BS24 6AH

Opening hours: Open daily 9am – 5:30pm.


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At BabyBreaks, we have collated a shortlist of activities, restaurants and hotels. We hope you will enjoy your family days out in Somerset and have lots of fun!

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