The kids will be back to school soon and if you’re thinking about booking a last minute weekend break, Somerset is perfect. From historic castles and beautiful natural features to classic English gardens and seaside resorts, there’s something for everyone in this beautiful part of England. Being in Somerset’s county town, our Taunton hotel is the ideal place to stay for a family holiday, with all of the major attractions and seaside resorts being within easy reach. Below are our top picks for family days out in Somerset:
Take the children to see Britain’s oldest breed of pony at The Exmoor Pony Centre, in the heart of Exmoor. The Centre is free to visit and is open to visitors daily, giving them the chance to take taster riding sessions and more advanced treks in the area.
Visit the village of Cheddar to see the famous Cheddar Caves and Gorge. These features are unique in Great Britain, and as well as a fascinating history, families can enjoy the adventure activities within the caves as well as a number of exciting tours. Be sure to visit the Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company to take home some of the village’s most famous produce.
Somerset has some charming seaside resorts including Minehead, Weston-Super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea, all within easy reach of our Taunton hotel. Experience all the traditional seaside fun with donkey rides, water sports, vibrant arcades and beautiful sandy beaches.
You can’t beat Somerset for a good family bike ride! Whether you choose to bring your bike, or hire one whilst you are here, the Mendip Hills provide plenty of opportunities for fun family riding with miles of bridleways and routes for everyone.
Enjoy a historic day out at Dunster Castle; see the impressive gatehouse and tower, take advantage of the views across Exmoor and the Bristol Channel and explore the subtropical gardens. To make your day even more exciting, why not arrive in style on the Dunster Castle Express steam train? Book our hotels in Taunton to plan your family break in Somerset.