Somerset Attractions

Great offers on days out in Somerset:

Cheddar Gorge = 15% discount when you buy tickets online

Hestercombe Gardens = 15% discount when you buy tickets online

Seaquarium = 10% discount when you buy tickets online

Lakeview Holiday Cottages are located close to:

Exmoor National Park

Situated in the south west of Britain, Exmoor National Park contains an amazing variety of landscapes within its 267 square miles . A unique landscape of moorland, woodland, valleys and farmland, shaped by people and nature over thousands of years. Where high cliffs plunge into the Bristol Channel, and cosy pubs and tearooms offer delicious local produce.  Whilst in the area take a trip to the ancient Tarr Steps which are a clapper bridge across the River Barle.   Tarr Steps is a well-known visitor attraction but the beautiful wooded valley of the River Barle is also worth exploring for its wildlife.  Combined with the heathland of Winsford Hill and its wild ponies, this makes a varied walk.

The Fleet Air Arm Museum

One of the Southwest’s leading tourist attractions. When considering things to do in Somerset, your memories of a day out at the Fleet Air Arm Museum can last a lifetime. Please allow four hours to see the whole Museum. Most visitors’ day out starts with exploring two Exhibition Halls in the morning followed by lunch/coffee in the Swordfish Restaurant and the remaining two Exhibition Halls in the afternoon. During a day out at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, visitors will have seen Europe’s largest naval aviation collection, the first British Concorde and the award winning Aircraft Carrier Experience

Cheddar Gorge

Explore Britain’s biggest gorge from the dramatic cliffs rising 450ft to the stunning stalactite caverns. This world-famous site is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, reveals many fascinating stories of our prehistoric ancestors, and is an international centre for caving and rock climbing.  A great day out at Cheddar Gorge for families, nature and history lovers, and outdoor adventurers.

Puxton Park

Set within 40 acres of rolling Somerset countryside, this  family run adventure park allows you to explore, learn and have great fun.Awarded the Quality Rose Marque for the third year running by Visit England, Puxton Park is recognised as a high quality tourism venue offering hours of endless fun for the whole family, all year around.  The all-weather play zone boasts the best thrills in the region for action packed indoor fun. From aerial climbing to the fast and furious slides, there is something for everyone including a fun toddler soft play area with ball pool.


Established for 25 years, experience a world of fun and adventure at the South West’s no.1 family attraction, Crealy Great Adventure Parks.  Welcoming guests all year round, with new rides for 2014, Crealy is famous for delivering great days out for the whole family!

SeaQuarium Weston

Situated on it’s own unique pier on Weston-super-Mare seafront seaQuarium  showcases a range of species from around the world in 10 different zones including the new for 2014 ‘Fantastic Phobias’ Zone. There are over 30 exhibits including a Tropical Reef Zone with Puffer Fish, Rainforest Zone with Piranha and Underwater Ocean Tunnel with sharks.

Clarks Village – Outlet Shopping

Only a 30 minute drive from Lakeview. You’ll find great offers and discounts at Clarks Village.

Bristol’s Cabot Circus

Offers the ultimate shopping experience, with over 120 stores it offers a host of high-street and designer brands and confirms the city’s status as the South West’s style capital. Sanctuary Spa – the first in the South West – offers customers luxurious treatments and products. Cabot Circus also offers a wide range of leisure and entertainment options, including the 13-screen Showcase Cinema de Lux. The cinema includes two exclusive ‘Director’s Halls’ and a full-service restaurant and bar. Jungle Rumble Adventure Golf also features two astroturf 18-hole mini golf courses, and is a great place for a night out with friends or family fun. Visit the website:

Somerset County Cricket Club

Our local cricket club Somerset County CC – follow the link to see their fixture list.

The Walled Gardens of Cannington

Located in the village of Cannington, Somerset, The Walled Gardens of Cannington lie within the grounds of a medieval priory and many of its fine buildings, including the walls of the garden, remain. The Walled Gardens of Cannington

Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis boasts breathtaking scenery and a special mystique, making it a sparkling resort for all seasons. Its historic Cobb and harbour are iconic features, set against moody blue cliffs yielding fossilised evidence of life on earth millions of years ago. Find out more at

Haynes Motor Museum

After a £5m redevelopment, the museum will give you an unparalleled opportunity to get up close and explore the history, designs and technologies of motoring from around the world.  The cars range from the biggest, most exotic and oldest, to the fastest, most famous and most valuable.

Bishops Lydeard

Work has been done to restore the mill so that it is a working mill. Among the many traditional trades and crafts displayed are the wheelwright’s shop, transported from Devon and preserved exactly as it was left on the day the owner shut up shop, and the equally authentic Blacksmith’s shop. Another aspect of the Mill and Rural Life Museum presentations are the models depicting the many types of mills that exist plus various scenic displays and some 30 carriages and wagons. These are not the only items that are featured, so why not make a visit to check out what else is on view?

West Somerset Railway

Join the West Somerset Railway for a fantastic series of meet and greet days. Children and families can enjoy a steam train ride, plus there will be the chance to meet one of their favourite characters at Minehead Station at intervals on each day. Standard Fares apply (except Day Out With Thomas™), pre-book discounted tickets are available to buy now online from each event page or by calling 01643 704996

Cedar Falls Health Farm & Spa

Visit Cedar Falls Health Farm & Spa for a truly relaxing destination spa experience. Set amongst 44 acres of perfectly manicured grounds in the beautiful Somerset countryside, this 17th century 32-bedroom red stone mansion is the ideal backdrop for pampering and relaxation.

Local Swimming Pools & Gyms

Trinity Sports and Leisure is located within the town of Bridgwater it has a fantastic 6 lane swimming pool, gym and leisure facilities.  There is also a swimming pool at Taunton check out their opening times and take a dip!

Bridgwater Carnival

A fantastic carnival to see – well worth going.  People come from all over the country to see Bridgwater Carnival – this special carnival.  North Petherton Carnival follows the next weekend and there is even a massive fair going on in Bridgwater as well as Fireworks parties all over.
Come and stay at our luxury self catering accommodation for the whole weekend to make it an even better weekend away of fun, laughter, dazzling lights and cosy warm nights!!

The Shoe Museum

The Shoe Museum houses more than 1,500 shoes from Roman to modern day.  It also tells the story of Clarks from its beginnings in the early 19th century.  Why not take a trip to the museum and then call into Clarks Outlet  Village to get some retail therapy.

Pyne’s of Somerset

It is not just the quality of the meat products that makes Pyne’s so special it is also the close links they have created and maintained with the local farmers. Pyne’s, Somerset’s award-winning Master Butcher is a must visit.

Augustus Restaurant

A beautiful Restaurant to enjoy a quiet romantic evening meal or even a relaxing coffee and pastries during the morning or a wonderful lunch.  Booking is advised in advance as this is a popular restaurant with the locals.  Well recommended – visit for more information.

The Walnut Tree

Restaurant and bar in nearby North Petherton

Harvest Moon

Just a 15 minute cycle ride along the Bridgwater to Taunton Canal Tow path to this newly Managed public house.  Good Food offered using local produce, good local beers, family friendly.
Tel:  01278 662980 Harvest Moon Bar & Restaurant

Fish & Chip Bar – North Petherton

Only five minutes drive from Lakeview Holiday Cottages into North Petherton you will find our local fish and chip shop.  You can phone orders through and collect when ready.  Good size portions offered to all guests staying at Lakeview.
Tel:  01278 662385

Kottage Kebabs – North Petherton

Best kebabs in area just 5 minutes drive away Tel:  01278 662858

Peking Chef – North Petherton

Fantastic Chinese Takeaway – just 5 minutes drive away Tel:  01278 661 288

Spice Gallery Indian Restaurant

Probably the best local Indian Restaurant around!  Take out service available.  Lakeview guests will receive extra special service from Spice Gallery  – 01278 662982

Clavelshay Barn

Restaurant on the edge of the Quantocks committed to using local produce. Visit for more info!

Hestercombe Gardens

Formal gardens, coffee shop and restaurant. Visit

Bicycle Hire

Hire bicycles for a day or longer, based in Creech St Michael: Bicycle Hire
Tel: 01823-444 246

Enmore Park Golf Club

Golf club found among the rolling Quantock Hills close to Bridgwater. Visit

Oake Manor Golf Club and Events Venue

Ideal for a round of golf, Sunday Lunches, Evening Meals, Weddings, and Corporate Events. For more information, visit

Blackdown Hills Business Association

The Blackdown Hills Directory is a valuable handbook for visitors to the area, who are looking to stay in the area, eat local food and take part in local activities.  You will be amazed at the diverse range of businesses we have in this area:

Quantock Hills

An area of wilderness and tranquillity. Panoramic views lead you through coast, heath and combe. Explore and you will find rocky Jurassic coastline, exposed heathland summits, deep wooded combes, undulating farmland and attractive villages all within this protected landscape. Visit