Places to visit


If your planning to stay in the local area for a while you may like to visit the following nearby family attractions.

Kilver Court Secret Gardens, Shepton Mallet - Tel 01749 340410
Hidden in the heart of the Mendips are the Secret Gardens of Kilver Court, first created over 100 years ago by Ernest Jardine. Haynes International Motor Museum customers can gain half price entry to the gardens (please show your recent receipt to validate the discounted offer).

The Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton - Tel 01935 840565
Huge range of exhibits covering all aspects of the Fleet Air Arm.

Abbotsbury Swannery, Abbotsbury - Tel 01305 871858
This is the only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans.

Adventure Wonderland, Christchurch - Tel 01202 483444
An all inclusive Childrens Theme Park which combines the timeless fun and games of the Alice in Wonderland story.

Athelhampton House, Dorchester - Tel 01305 848363An outstanding historic manor house set in extensive and fine architectural gardens.

Brean Leisure Park, Brean Sands - Tel 01278 751595The largest fun park in the South West of England.

Clarks Village, Street - Tel 01458 840 064
Offering over 90 stores, restaurants and cafes, plus plenty to entertain the whole family.

Cricket St Thomas Hotel Lakes and Gardens, nr Chard - Tel 01460 30892With peaceful lakes, secluded woodland walks and beautiful, vibrant gardens, Cricket St. Thomas is now an even better place to unwind.

Forde Abbey and Gardens, nr Chard - Tel: 01460 220231Forde Abbey is a former medieval monastery with beautiful gardens perfect for gardeners, family outings, group visits or weddings.

Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury - Tel 01458 831631Scheduled ancient monument, church and legendary burial place of King Arthur.

Longleat, nr Warminster - Tel 01985 844400
Safari park, house and gardens.

Lulworth Castle and Park, East Lulworth - Tel 01929 400352
Enjoy the parkland, climbing the tower, animal farm and events.

Perry's Cider, Dowlish Wake - Tel 01460 55195
Produce award winning farmhouse and single variety ciders.

Sherborne Castle, Sherborne - Tel 01935 812072
Built by Sir Walter Raleigh and surrounded by beautiful gounds.

Splashdown, Poole - Tel 01202 716000Some of the UK's top waterflume rides; spin in the spacebowl, Enter the dragon's lair. Under 8's fun pool, cafe, summer sun patio and play lagoon.

Tank Museum, Bovington - Tel 01929 405096The worlds largest collection of tanks and armoured fighting

Tutankhamun Exhibition, Dorchester - Tel 01305 269571 Experience the mystery & excitement of the greatest discovery of ancient treasure of all time. This internationally renowned exhibition superbly recreates Tutankhamun's tomb, treasures and mummy.

Weymouth Sealife, Weymouth - Tel 01305 761070
A unique mix of indoor & outdoor attractions, prepare to come face to face with sharks, otters, seals, penguins, turtles.

Wookey Hole Caves, nr Wells - Tel 01749 672243
World Famous Caves, King Kong and the Valley of the Dinosaurs, Fairy Garden, Victorian Penny Arcade, Mirror Maze, Paper making demonstration, Indoor play areas, the Wookey Hole Circus show, and Pirate Island Adventures Golf.

Other interesting links

Visit Somerset
The official tourism websites for Somerset.

North Somerset Tourism
Visit - The most informative tourism website for North Somerset.

What's On Dorset
For what's on in and around Dorset, a convenient booklet with a comprehensive guide to events taking place in th area.

Where Can We Go
A community events guide - Events, Days Out and Things to Do. Search for things to do by date, postcode and type of event.

Somerset Routes
Offering you the chance to explore the heritage of the county in many different ways.

Things to do in Somerset
An easy to use website for finding places to visit with your family in Somerset and all over the UK. Searchable by age of kids, county and indoor or outdoor attraction.

Destinations UK - a dedicated website to help the traveller and tourist interested in learning more about England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales.

The Classic Guide - Tel 01326 555555
Find things to do and places to visit in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

Visitor UK
The country's leading online database of local and national information, providing up to the minute details and listings from a variety of sources.

Great Days Out UK
Great days out, family attractions and adventure activities

The Red Lion Inn, Babcary - Tel 01458 223230
Relax and enjoy carefully prepared food, in comfortable, attractive surroundings in the bar, restaurants and gardens.

Broadway Minibus Hire
For group travel to attractions, events and venues in Somerset, Devon and Dorset.

Frixo Road Traffic Reports
Providing current Road Traffic Reports, a free service aimed at giving live traffic news and information. Frixo specialises in traffic news and reports making it easy to use whether you're about to make a journey or out and about.