Our top free things to do in Somerset holiday cottages

Our top free things to do in Somerset

Simon L 24 July 2017

As the summer holidays get into full swing, many people look for interesting activities to complement the holiday experience including visiting local places of interest, attractions and exploring local towns. When holidaying in the South West, there are lots of fun free things to do in Somerset that don’t add extra costs to your summer break, so you can enjoy a stress-free affordable holiday.

Take a look at our top free things to do in Somerset for some handy inspiration:

Museum of Somerset

Based in the county town of Taunton, The Museum of Somerset provides a look into the history and heritage of the region with fabulous collections and exhibitions suitable for the whole family.  The museum provides free entry for everyone and hosts a variety of family fun activities perfect for your stay during the summer holidays.

Willows and Wetlands Visitor Centre


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If you want to experience a traditional and historic local producer in the Somerset area, a visit to the Willows and Wetlands centre is a must.  You can experience the willow industry in action including everything from how it’s grown to the beautiful handcrafted baskets produced.  You can walk around the stunning area which is part of the Somerset Levels or have a delicious cream tea in the on-site tea room.

Wells Cathedral 

Wells Cathedral is a beautiful medieval landmark in Somerset and is described as ‘the most poetic of the English Cathedrals’. The beautiful architecture of this wonderful building captures the essence of the important history of the area and the brilliantly guided tours will give the story of this incredible religious landmark.  There is no admission charge although the Cathedral always welcomes donations to help maintain its beauty.

Apex Leisure and Wildlife Park

This pleasant Somerset attraction provides something a little different to experience on your summer break. The park covers 42 acres and features plenty of activities for adults and children alike.  Activities include fishing in the several lakes in the park or walk the vast peaceful grounds.  For the kids, there is an adventure playground and skate park to release all that holiday energy.


There are lots of inexpensive and free activities to keep you entertained during your stay, why not take a look at our affordable cottages solutions and be inspired by our top free things to do in Somerset to compliment a fantastic holiday to the South West.

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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