American Museum in Britain
The American Museum is home to the finest collection of Americana outside the United States; features Period Rooms dating from colonial times until the Civil War, quilts, maps, Folk Art, Native American craft, Special Exhibitions and many events.
Claverton Manor Bath, Avon, BA2 7BD Tel: 01225 460503
East Lambrook Manor Gardens
The quintessential English cottage garden with winding paths through abundant borders. Grade 1 listed and internationally famous, the garden is an ideal stop off for tea and cake on the way to or from the South West being just 5 minutes from the A303 South Petherton roundabout, near Yeovil.
East Lambrook, South Petherton, Somerset TA13 5HH. Tel: 01460 240328 www.eastlambrook.com
Fleet Air Arm Museum
Get up close and personal among Europe’s largest collection of Naval aircraft. See the first British Concorde and the award winning Aircraft Carrier Experience.
Fleet Air Arm Museum RNAS YeoviltonSomerset BA22 8HT
Tel:01935 840565 Web:www.fleetairarm.com
Somerset’s hidden jewel known as the cradle of Christianity and is the resting place for three Saxon Kings and the legendary King Arthur. 36 acres of beautiful parkland with summer café and costumed guides, dogs welcome on leads, disabled access, open 364 days a year.. Abbey Gatehouse, Glastonbury, Somerset. BA6 9EL Tel: 01458 832267 Fax: 01458 836117 See website for seasonal events www.glastonburyabbey.com
Haynes International Motor Museum
The UK’s largest international motor museum with over 400 vehicles displayed in stunning style, dating from 1885 to the present day. The museum offers fantastic family fun whatever the weather, including café, shop and lots for kids to do – outside play area, coin operated go-karts, soft playbus, autogame area and top trumps trail. Sparkford Nr Yeovil, Somerset BA22 7LH
Monkton Elm is a unique garden centre destination based in central Somerset, nestled in the undulating countryside north of Taunton. The business is built around plants and the enjoyment a healthy, happy garden can offer. We stock a wonderful range of plants of superb quality and are highly regarded by many gardeners as offering the finest choice in the west country. Whether you are browsing for a plant in full bloom with a splash of colour that captures your imagination or looking for something specific eg roses, ranuculas or rhododendron our friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff will guide you on the best choice for your garden.Monkton Elm’s Four Seasons Restaurant provides a superb range of snacks, sandwiches and lunches prepared daily on site. www.monktonelmgardencentre.co.uk
Walled Gardens of Cannington & Tea Room
The gardens have classic and contemporary features such as; the 'hot' herbaceous border; the blue garden; a sub-tropical walk; and a Victorian style fernery, amongst others. There is also a botanical glasshouse where arid, sub-tropical and tropical plants can be seen and two smaller gardens within the walls (The Bishop's and Australasian Gardens) are areas of real tranquillity.The gardens also have a tea room, plant sales and a garden gift shop - which you don't need access to the gardens to visit - so there's plenty to see and do for every! www.canningtonwalledgardens.co.uk/
Sheppy's Cider Ltd
Located in the heart of Somerset, Sheppy’s have been making cider for over 200 years and are proud to be one of the oldest cider makers in the world. You’re invited to visit Sheppy’s House of Cider where you will be taken on a journey through their 6-generation family history and cider production process all from just £5 per person. Your visit wouldn’t be complete without a private cider tasting of course… With an onsite café, restaurant and farm shop there is plenty to see and do during your visit. Our beautiful orchards are a rare and memorable site through the summer months into October when we welcome all visitors to watch us pressing our very own apples. We look forward to welcoming you to enjoy an unforgettable visit at Sheppy’s. All booking enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org // 01823 461 233
Noah's ark zoo farm
A trip to the Zoo is great for animal lovers of all ages with over 100 species of animals set over 100 acres including African Elephants, Lions, Giraffes, White Rhinos, Meerkats, Zebra’s and so much more.
It’s a full day’s entertainment with interactive keeper talks every half hour. Watch in awe as our birds of prey circle overhead in our aerial displays twice a day, witness the big cats feeding or watch as our elephants undertake their target training for their daily health check. There are daily tractor rides available at £1 per person if pre-booked which takes visitors on the off show working area of the farm.
Families love our indoor and outdoor adventure play zones to keep kids happy and active. For those less able, we also have mobility scooters available for a small charge and free wheelchairs alongside our Changing Places Accessible toilet facility.
We have ample free parking for coaches and the driver receives free admittance to the Zoo and a free sandwich and drink voucher.
Call to pre book to receive 25% discount off gate prices for trade travel groups (over 25 people).
West Somerset Railway
Join the West Somerset Railway by traveling to the seaside.
The West Somerset Railway is a heritage steam railway, in the Somerset countryside
4 miles outside Taunton. Take a journey through the Quantock Hills and along the
coast to Minehead.
www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk phone 01643 704996.
Weston-Super- Mare Museum
“Weston Museum, only 500 meters from the sea front, celebrates the history of Weston-super-Mare from prehistoric times to the present day. With free admission, Clara’s Café and unique gifts on offer, Weston Museum is the ideal day out for all the family. Weston Museum also hosts a number of events throughout the year and is available for private functions and events
Weston Super Mare Tourism
Find Weston-super-Mare Visitor Information Centre right on the seafront by popular coach drop-off and collection points. Next door to The Tropicana, Marine Parade, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1BE.
Call in for souvenirs, gifts, advice and information, available seven days a week in high season.
Avon River Cruises
H/O 37 Colthurst Drive, Hanham, Bristol, BS15 3SG
Tel: Boat Mobile 07854 879508 or 0117 904 3671
Bath Tourism Bureau
Abbey Chambers, Abbey Churchyard,
Bath, Somerset, BA1 1LY Tel: 0906 711 2000
The Bishops Palace
Wells, Somerset. BA5 2PD
Tel: 01749 988111 Web:
Cheddar Caves & Gorge
Cheddar, Somerset BS27 3AF
Tel: 01934 742343 Email:
East Somerset Railway
Cranmore Railway Station, Cranmore, Somerset BA4 4QP
Tel: 01749 880417
Fleet Air Arm Museum
RNAS Yeovilton, Ilchester, Somerset BA22 8HT
Tel: 01935 840565
Fax: 01935 842630 Email:
Haynes International Motor Museum
Sparkford Nr Yeovil, Somerset BA22 7LH Website:
Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG
Tel: 01823 413923 Fax: 01823 413747
Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre
Monkton Heathfield, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8QN
Tel: 01823 412381 Web:
The Walled Gardens of Cannington
Church Street, Cannington, Nr Bridgwater, Somerset TA5 2HA
Tel: 01278 655042 web:
West Somerset Railway
The Railway Station, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5BG.
Tel: 01643 704996 Web:
The Yarn Market Hotel
The Yarn Market Hotel is located in the centre of the medieval village of Dunster in Exmoor National Park and has 28 bedrooms, meeting rooms, 2 restaurants and is ideal for groups of all sizes. Dunster Castle and the West Somerset Railway are our nearest attractions. The Exmoor area has fantastic scenery and for walkers there is a boot and drying room. Special interest breaks such as garden tours, walking holidays or visits to local attractions can be arranged for groups of all sizes and we can provide suggested itineraries and flexible mealtimes to fit in with the group’s timetables.