Half term’s just around the corner, and it’s the perfect opportunity to get the kids outside and make the most of those sunny autumn days. Somerset‘s all about wide open spaces and family attractions, and we’ve found some of the liveliest days out for those of you planning a break with the kids.
Whether your clan are happiest traipsing across pastures new and taking in views or discovering the secrets of the past at a historic landmark, you’ll find the perfect day out in the county this half term. Before we know it, the days will be shorter and we won’t be able to go outside without bunding up, so we say make this half term one to remember!
A Halloween Tale at Cheddar Gorge
What better place to spook yourselves than at Cheddar Gorge and Caves? There are going to be some eerie events at the attraction during half term, and it’s just a short drive from Strawberryfield Park. A Halloween Tale will be taking place at the Gorge between 23 October and 3 November, thanks to the Natural theatre Company.
Some of our best-loved literary characters have come to life and decided to call Gough’s Cave home…will you be able to help Cheddar’s detectives solve the mystery behind it all? The Halloween experience is included in the price of a day ticket, so you’ll also be able to visit Jacob’s Ladder, the clifftop walk and the Museum of Prehistory.
Halloween at Wookey Hole Caves & Attractions
You’ll find Wookey Hole Caves just outside the historic city of Wells, about a 20-minute drive from Strawberryfield. On the 26 October the family attraction will be hosting a spectacularly spooky party for the whole family, and that means you get to dress up and channel your inner scary monster!
The party will be hosted by the famous Wookey Hole Witch and a very special guest, and she’ll mark the night by casting some spells and leading all kinds of family fun. You’ll need to buy tickets in advance to attend. The evening includes live entertainment, use of the Play Barns and lots of surprises to make it one to remember.
There’s something about Glastonbury Abbey that ignites the imagination and makes you want to find out more. It’s just the place for an autumnal stroll with the kids on a cool October day, and you’ll find something for everyone. Rumour has it that the abbey was the final resting place of the legendary King Arthur, and the costumed guides will help bring the past to life with their enthralling tales of medieval life.
If your typical day out with the kids revolves around when they’re next getting fed, you’ll find an outdoor café for light bites and afternoon teas. Glastonbury Abbey’s a welcoming day out with plenty to see, and it’s a lovely place for a long walk in the fresh air with the family.
There’s only one thing better than a busy day out making memories, and that’s returning to a beautiful luxury lodge. Book your perfect home from home for that October escape today.