Things To Do

Experience amazing attractions, stunning gardens and historic houses, miles of cycling and walking routes, incredible local menus and cider, charming market towns and villages, and of course, acres of rolling countryside, nature and wildlife. 

Our Things to Do Guide is also great to for planning days out in South Somerset and beyond, and is free to download to your phone or tablet.  South Somerset is a great place to stay as there's so much to do, and close by too, so we've included some other places nearby that we think you'll enjoy too. 

Similarly, based on visitor feedback, you'll find website listings here for the wider areas that border South Somerset to make it as easy as possible for you when planning your time here. 

Things to Do Guide

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Cadbury Castle

Heritage Sites, Churches, Follies
  • Family friendly
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Free Entry
  • Open All Year
Cadbury Castle, South Cadbury, BA22 7HA

Steeped in history and mythology, explore the site of the long-forsaken Cadbury Castle. A military stronghold for over 4000 years, the first earthen ramparts were raised in the Stone Age. In the 16th century it was suggested that this site was indeed the stronghold of King Arthur during the 6th century. Follow the footpath to enjoy amazing views from the earthen ramparts to Glastonbury Tor and the Somerset Levels.

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Carymoor Environmental Centre

Countryside, Nature & Wildlife
  • Family friendly
Dimmer Lane, Castle Cary, BA7 7NR

Inspiring and educational courses for children, families and individuals. Regularly run events in school holidays.

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Castle Cary

Market Towns & Villages
Castle Cary Local Information Centre, Castle Cary, BA7 7AH

Castle Cary is vibrant and picturesque with a winding main street of golden stone. Rich in history and heritage, discover its 19th century Market House, 18th century "Roundhouse" or lock-up' and the thatched George Hotel.

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Castle Cary & District Museum

Museums
  • Family friendly
  • Toilets
  • Free Entry
Castle Cary & District Museum, Castle Cary , BA7 7AH

Museum of local town and country life, run by enthusiastic volunteers. See a large collection of domestic and agricultural implements, archaeological and historical information and artefacts.

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CB Plants, Lower Severalls Nursery

Gardens & Historic Houses
Lower Severalls Nursery, Crewkerne, TA18 7NX

Small independent nursery in a delightful rural setting, selling unusual hardy perennials and herbs, cottage garden favourites and wildflowers. RHS event partner, group visits and workshops.

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Chard

Market Towns & Villages
Chard Local Information Centre, Chard, TA20 1PP

Chard is a charming historic market town nestled within the glorious countryside of South Somerset, close to the Devon and Dorset borders and its second largest town, with a population of approximately 14,000.

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Chard and District Museum

Museums
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Picnic Area
  • Partial Disabled Access
Godworthy House, Chard, TA20 1QB

Chard Museum exists to help today's community uncover yesterday's heritage, history and hidden stories. It opened in 1970 and is housed in a converted 16th century thatched, listed building.

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Chard Reservoir - Fishing

Fishing
  • Family friendly
  • Picnic Area
Chaffcombe Lane, Chard, TA20 1RR

Coarse & Carp fishing – permit only. Please call or visit the angling club website.

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Chard Reservoir Local Nature Reserve

Countryside, Nature & Wildlife
  • Parking On-Site
  • Family friendly
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Toilets
  • Free Entry
  • Open All Year
  • Picnic Area
  • Partial Disabled Access
  • Play Park
  • Fishing
Oaklands Avenue, Chard, TA20 1HU

Chard Reservoir LNR is a fantastic site for bird watching and walking following wildflower meadows through to woodland edge surrounding the expanse of open water with spectacular scenery.

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Cineworld

Entertainment
  • Parking On-Site
  • Family friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Disabled Access
  • Toilets
Cineworld , Yeovil, BA20 1NP

Cineworld Yeovil is a 10 screen cinema situated close to the town centre. The cinema is served by a large car park and good transport links.

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Circular Walks in & around Yeovil

Walking
  • Family friendly
Circular walks in & around Yeovil, Yeovil, BA20

A collection of nine circular walks, between three and seven miles will take you on a routes to discover the countryside around Yeovil.

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