If you are looking to take the kids away to enjoy a half-term break, or you want to enjoy a romantic weekend away before the family rush, you can cater to everyone’s needs with a Somerset holiday. Make your Somerset vacation one to remember with Lakeview Holiday Cottages. Stay in self-catered accommodation with a 12-acre private lake right on your doorstep, so you can relax in our cosy cottages after a day of activities. Discover the unmissable places to visit in Somerset and plan your post summer holiday break today!
For the perfect day to spend with the family during September and October, there are activities at Puxton Park for whatever the weather. Take your little ones to visit the animals in the farm park and discovery barn and end the day in the soft play area that is ideal for small children. For the thrill-seekers of the family, try racing the family on pedal kart tracks or facing the high ropes course at 20ft high where you can appreciate a bird’s eye view of the entire park. Puxton Park is a great day out for children and adults alike. With an indoor play area, farm shop and butchery, people of all ages can find an exciting way to spend the day on your Somerset holiday.
Exmoor National Park
Exmoor National Park is a unique place with beautiful landscapes, wildlife, and history. With some of the most breath-taking coastal scenery in the UK, you can walk along the footpaths, cycle across the woodland tracks, or explore the surrounding villages. For those looking for a quieter day out, try finding a peaceful spot where you can sit down surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature. Exmoor National Park is one of the most loved places to visit in Somerset, and once your day out is complete you can unwind in your self-catering Somerset cottage next to the homely fireplace.
Bridgwater and Taunton Canal Walk
This Somerset canal features a maintained trail path, perfect for idyllic walking alongside the water. Spanning a huge stretch of 14.5 miles, most of the canal is rural meaning it is the perfect spot for nature enthusiasts or adventure seekers. You can hire equipment to go boating and explore the surrounding villages of Bridgwater and Taunton. The canal walk is great for those wanting to go fishing in Somerset and is renowned for its coarse fishing where you can find pike, carp and even fresh-water mussels. The walking and cycling routes are ideal for dog walkers, and you can enjoy a peaceful lunch at cafes whilst sitting on the edge of the water.
Wookey Hole Caves
Visit the famous Wookey Hole Caves for a fun-filled day out in Somerset. Plan a trip out to the caves and explore some of the various attractions they have. Their new Animatronic Dinosaurs attraction is an exciting way to explore a prehistoric landscape with life-size model dinosaurs. You can relax in the mystic Fairy Garden, take a stroll through the woodland walks, and visit the fascinating Victorian hand-made papermill. Wookey Hole Caves has attractions suitable for families of all ages and can make your Somerset holiday a memorable one. End the day in the vintage penny arcade museum and take home some souvenirs from the gift shop.
The Museum of Somerset
Located in Taunton, The Museum of Somerset has 9 themed galleries for you to explore. The museum itself is located within the walls of Taunton’s historic castle and has a range of galleries and visitor facilities to spend the day learning about Somerset. With a great selection of antique artefacts, you can enjoy a rainy day discovering the history of Somerset. Visit the Somerset Military Museum to learn about the story of Somerset’s army units or go exploring on a tour around Taunton castle where the museum is based.
Enjoy the exciting and idyllic places to visit in Somerset in your own self-catered accommodation in the heart of England’s untouched countryside. Learn more about booking your post summer holiday at Lakeview Holiday Cottages by calling us today on 01278 661584.