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Things to do with grandchildren in Taunton

With the school holidays fast approaching, we want to make sure you can look forward to spending a little more time with your grandchildren. Rain or shine, their energy is endless, so we have pulled together a selection of things to do with grandchildren in Taunton, that you can enjoy inside or out that will keep you and your grandkids busy.

Things to do outside with grandchildren in Taunton

When the weather is good it’s always great to get children outside. Here are our recommendation for outdoor activities to do with grandchildren near Taunton.

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Vivary Adventure Centre

Address: Fons George, Vivary Park, Taunton, TA1 3JT

Are you feeling adventurous …then why not give the ‘Vivary Adventure Centre’ a try? There is a whole host of activities suitable for anyone over the age of eight! From mini golf to the high ropes – you choose how much of a dare devil you want to be with your kids or grandchildren.

Ticket prices start from as little as £2.50 for crazy golf and £6 for high ropes so this is a fantastic way to tire out the kids on a dry day!

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Hunt Fun, Taunton

Address: Starting at The Visitor Centre in the Market House, Fore Street, Taunton, TA1 1JD

If you have a budding detective in the family, then ‘Hunt Fun’ is the perfect outdoor activity for you and the grandchildren. This treasure hunt takes you around Taunton, passing many local attractions whilst you hunt for clues. This will take you around 2 hours and each participant will receive a golden certificate at the end. The Hunt Fun will show the kids many sights that you might, normally overlook. You will also pass many places that you can take a pit stop, grab a bite to eat and make a day of it!

If you enjoy walking, but have a four-legged friend that you would like to join in the fun, then why not check out our blog listing the top dog walks around Somerset here.

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Hestercombe Gardens

Address: Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, TA2 8LG

Enjoy the fifty acres of Somerset gardens, steeped in history and heritage. Open 7 days a week, this stunning destination spot is ideal to spend an afternoon perusing the quintessential gardens. With garden trails, two play areas and a schedule of events put on throughout the year, there is something for all the family to enjoy.

The best indoor activities to do with grandchildren in Taunton

The great British weather can be very unreliable at times, so when it’s pouring down with rain and you want to stay inside, here are our ideas for indoor activities to do with your grandchildren in Taunton.

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Museum of Somerset

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

Taunton Museum is based within the grounds of Taunton Castle, so there is plenty of attractions to look round and explore when you visit. Open Tuesday – Sunday, there are always lots of events scheduled here including talks, workshops, and crafting to investigate before visiting.

Admission is FREE to the museum, which makes it an excellent value trip for all the family. And as it is charity run; they do suggest a few pounds donation per person so you can feel good whilst having fun.

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Hollywood Bowl

Address: Heron Gate, Taunton, TA1 2LP

A family favourite to visit on a rainy day is the ‘Hollywood Bowl’ in Taunton. With prices starting from £5.55pp, this is an affordable and fun activity for the whole family. At Hollywood b=Bowl, there is twenty-two lanes available, as well as a great arcade with games suitable for all ages.

And if f you need a sit down whilst the kids play, there is a café that serves both food & drinks, either to your lane or at the restaurant.



Address: Unit C, Castle Rd, Chelston Business Park, Wellington TA21 9JQ

If you think you will never be able to tire the kids out before you give them back to their parents, then we have the perfect solution. ‘Flip Out’ is a kids dream, filled with trampolines, foam pits and climbing walls. With the option to either join in the fun, or simply keep your eye on them from the café, they are guaranteed to have hours of fun.

With different options for either 1 hour, 2 hours or unlimited then it’s ideal to be able to fit around your other plans that you may have that day.

Prices start from £10.95, with options to add on to eat and drink as well.

Not found what you are looking for?

If you don’t fancy any of these things to do with grandchildren in Taunton, then why not take a look at our blog featuring the best places to visit in Taunton here.

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