Things to do on New Year

Things to do on New Year's Day

Simon L 29 December 2017

After the excitement of Christmas and enjoyment of indulgences over the festive period, the start of the New Year gives you plenty of opportunities to start making plans for a refreshing beginning to the year.  If you are looking for something to keep you entertained, there are plenty of things to do on New Year’s Day that the whole family can enjoy before you get back to the routine.

Take a look at our top picks for things to do on New Year’s Day in the region.

Enjoy some festive skating

Ice Skating

If you’ve still got some energy after the festive period and want to burn off some of that Christmas turkey, take to the ice at Hestercombe Gardens for a skating session with the family.  It’s undercover so whatever the weather you can enjoy some fun family time and some warming treats too.

Visit the Circus


Head to Highbridge this New Year’s Day for a circus spectacular, Paulos Circus (as seen on ITV) is back at Sanders Garden Centre and hosts a fantastic family show with a great line up.  Kids and adults alike will love jugglers, illusionists, cloud swinging and hair-raising tightrope acts all providing top entertainment for the New Year.

Shop the New Year sales

Street shops

If you want to grab a bargain, a shopping trip to Clarks Village in Street is the perfect choice.  There’s plenty of outlet shopping to indulge in and tasty food to enjoy.  There is something for everyone so you’re sure to find some great buys in the New Year sales.

Grab your walking boots

Mendip Hills winter

Somerset has several things to do on New Year’s Day that gives you the chance to explore the beautiful landscapes on offer.  Pop your boots on and head on a selection of walking routes through The Quantock, Blackdown and Mendip Hills, giving you a refreshing and fantastic start to the New Year.

A visit to the region over the festive period provides a charming and captivating holiday experience and there are lots of things to do on New Year’s Day to give you cherished memories for the year ahead. 

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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