Now that spring is well and truly upon us and summer just around the corner, you may be planning your summer holidays. If you’re thinking of staying in the UK this year, the gorgeous county of Somerset has plenty to offer the whole family. Here are the top things to do in Somerset while the sun is shining.
This historic market town has a lively past just waiting to be discovered. Explore the Castle Street, King Square and Cornhill on foot to admire the architecture before making the most of the light evenings in one of Bridgwater’s many restaurants or beer gardens. Or, if you find yourself in Bridgwater on a rainy day, you can also escape to the Blake Museum, the birthplace of Robert Blake.
Home to the UK’s largest caves system, Wookey Hole is an ideal day trip for families. From guided cave tours to the magical mirror maze and 4D cinema, Wookey Hole offers something for everyone. Once you experience the wonder of the limestone caverns, you’ll understand why Wookey Hole is one of the top things to do in Somerset.
Burnham-on-Sea was once a fishing village that now attracts tourists from across the country for its vast sandy beach. Admire the many lighthouses, explore the pier or simply soak up some rays on the golden sands. Being a large seaside town, Burnham-on-Sea also has all the amenities you could wish for, including various pubs and restaurants.
The National Trust property, Tintinhull, is well known for its breathtaking formal gardens. Tranquil water features, innovative gardening and vivid colours make Tintinhull Gardens the perfect place to while away a long summer afternoon. Plus, if you’re a member of the National Trust, entrance is free of charge.
This more remote rocky beach is nestled in the very heart of the Quantocks, between Bridgwater and Minehead. Children and adults alike will enjoy exploring the rock pools and the vast grassy area behind the beach is ideal for picnics. Dogs are also welcome, meaning the whole family can enjoy the coastal breeze, sparkling waves and rugged pebbles.
Whether you’re based in the South West already or you’re planning a road trip down to the West Country, these five top things to do in Somerset will make your summer holiday one to remember. Fancy staying a little longer? Why not have a browse through our selection of new and used caravans for sale in the area?