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Fun things to do with granchildren in Somerset

Spending time with grandkids is one of the greatest pleasures in life. However, keeping them entertained can be difficult. The good news is that Somerset offers a variety of activities and attractions for all ages and lifestyles.

Keep reading to find out the top 10fun things to do with grandchildren in Somerset.

Fun things to do with kids in Somerset


Ferne Animal Sanctuary

Address: Ferne Animal Sanctuary, Wambrook, Chard TA20 3DH

If your grandchildren love animals, Ferne Animal Sanctuary is the perfect place to visit in Somerset. Located in Chard, this sanctuary is home to a range of animals including birds, dogs, horses, cats, guinea pigs, and rabbits.

Visitors can interact with the animals and can also take them home. To finish your visit, don’t forget to pop into the onsite shop where you can find a range of carefully-selected products and produce. All profits from the sales in the shop go towards the upkeep of the sanctuary.


The Bishop’s Palace

Address: The Bishop’s Palace, Wells BA5 2PD

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Bishop’s Palace is the perfect place for a family day out. This stunning medieval palace hosts a range of activities throughout the year, including theatre performances.

The Dragon’s Lair is a popular attraction for younger visitors. Designed around the themes and stories of the palace, this natural activity space will train bodies and minds with tree pods, a pole jungle, and a waterwheel pump.

Visitors can also explore the  private chapel and the ruined Great Hall where they can meet the famous mute swans.


 Dunster Castle

Address: Dunster, Minehead TA24 6SL

There are plenty of activities to keep children entertained at Dunster Castle. This ancient castle offers terraced garden displays with a variety of Mediterranean and subtropical plants, and a tranquil riverside wooded garden with a natural play area.

Kids can also run wild and play dress-up in the castle. During the summer months, families can have a go at playing giant Jenga and  roller ball.


Wookey Hole

Address: Wookey Hole, Wells, Somerset BA5 1BB

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Located in Wells, Wookey Hole offers over 20 attractions to visit including the famous caves, pirate adventure golf, mystic fairy garden, and the penny arcade.

Captain Jack’s Restaurant is the perfect place to end the day. In there you can find home-cooked dishes, sandwiches, and cakes, as well as over 20 different flavours of West Country ice cream and Slush Puppie drinks.

The recently refurbished Wookey Hole Gift Shop offers unique souvenirs, pocket money toys, and collectable giftware.

Tickets start from £15.95, and there is free parking and a hotel on site.


Indoor things to do in Somerset


The Helicopter Museum

Address: Locking Moor Rd, Weston-super-Mare BS24 8PP


Located in Weston-super-Mare, The Helicopter Museum features a collection of more than 80 helicopters and autogyros from around the world.

The hangers are suited for all-weather with cockpit days for kids and a variety of activities throughout the year.

Tickets start from £6 for children and £10 for adults.


The Jane Austen Centre

Address: 40 Gay St, Bath BA1 2NT

Explore the fantastic world of Jane Austen with an interactive and immersive experience. The centre focuses on the life and work of Jane Austen and the historic period she lived in.

Costumed character guides are available, and visitors can also see a waxwork of Jane and wear regency costumes.

Admission is based on age, and family tickets are also available to buy.


Grand Pier

Address: Marine Parade, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1AL

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The Grand Pier located in Weston-super-Mare offers activities to keep the whole family entertained. Kids can hop on Britain’s smallest ever rollercoaster or simulate being a Formula One driver.

The Museum of Memories allows visitors to travel back in time through sweets, toys, memorable television programmes, and more.

The Grand Pier is open 7 days a week, and entry costs £1 per person.


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Museum of Somerset, Taunton

Address: Castle Lodge, Castle Green, Taunton TA1 4AA

Located in the heart of Taunton, the Museum of Somerset features contemporary gallery spaces and excellent family visitor facilities.

Kids can learn about the county’s story from prehistoric times to the present day using real objects, eye-catching film projections, and interactive games. The museum also offers permanent galleries as well as changing exhibitions and activities.

Tickers are free but a donation of £3 per person is recommended.


Ocean Adventures soft play centre, Cheddar

Address: Unit 11 Cheddar Business Park, Cheddar BS27 3EB+3

Ocean Adventures is one of the biggest soft play centres in Somerset. It features three large areas based upon age, from 0-2, 2-4, and 5-12 years old.

Kids can let their imagination run wild in the popular Role Play Villa where they can find a row of child-size shops and businesses.

The centre is open from 9 am to 4:30 pm, and tickets start from £2.50 for adults, £8.45 for toddlers (1-4), and £9.45 for Juniors (5-12).


Wells Leisure Centre

Address: Wells Leisure Centre, Charter Way, Wells BA5 2FB

Wells Leisure Centre is the perfect place to spend a rainy day. This centre has a large swimming pool, a smaller family interactive pool with lots of play features, and a fun soft play area. Kids can also have fun in the ball pools, crash mats, and obstacle courses.


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