Somerset truly is a beautiful county, with miles of picturesque coastline, moors, beaches and caves to explore. There are also plenty of local attractions such as Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves, Dunster Castle and Brean Theme Park.

Somerset also hosts a number of exciting local events such as Bridgwater Fair, Bridgwater Carnival and of course the world famous Glastonbury Festival.

With so many unique places to visit, you’ll find it easy to keep your family entertained during your stay. Somerset is one of the larger counties in England, so it should be no surprise that we are still discovering many of it’s hidden gems!

Wookey Hole Caves are home to the largest cave system in the UK. They were formed over millions of years, and are one of the many wonders of Somerset. When you’re done admiring the vast caverns beneath the Mendips, there’s plenty of other fun attractions on offer at Wookey.

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50 mins / 23.6 miles

Wookey Hole

Come rain or shine, The Grand Pier at Weston-Super-Mare offers a fun few hours for the family. It’s got a wonderful British seaside feel, and is perched over a beautiful beach. You won’t have any trouble finding a traditional fish & chip shop by the seaside.

Please see our local sea fishing guide if you fancy combining this day out with a sea fishing session in the local area.

35 mins / 21.0 miles

Beach and Grand Pier, Weston-Super-Mare

Cheddar Gorge is a picture perfect landmark, both above and below ground. The inland cliffs are a sight to behold, and like Wookey Hole, there are some amazing caves to explore. If you’re feeling energetic then a climb up Jacobs Ladder will offer some spectacular views of the Gorge and beyond.

You’ll find many shops selling authentic cheddar cheese, as well as many other quaint shops and cafes at the base of the Gorge.

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35 mins / 22.3 miles

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No family trip to the South West is complete without a trip to the unforgettable Longleat Safari Park. The safari takes around 2-3 hours, so there’s plenty of time to spend exploring the rest of the grounds, including Longleat House and the Hedge Maze. Longleat is situated just outside of Somerset, so consider a day trip here at the end of your stay.

The mischievous monkeys love collecting loose fitting car parts.. you have been warned!

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75 mins / 48.6 miles


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