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Visit South Somerset - 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 base to stay as there's so much to do in and around the area, so we've included other places nearby that we think you'll enjoy too, both in the guide and on the website. 

Things to Do Guide

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Bruton Museum

Museums
  • Family friendly
Bruton Museum, Bruton, BA10 0AA

Bruton museum tells the story of Bruton’s past and present through the display of artefacts from the Jurassic, Roman, Saxon and medieval times, along with more contemporary displays.   

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Burton Pynsent Monument

Heritage Sites, Churches, Follies
  • Family friendly
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Free Entry
  • Open All Year
Burton Pynsent Monument, Langport, TA10 0PB

Follow the footpath from Curry Rivel village centre to Burton Pynsent Monument, standing on Troy Hill at the top of a steep slope and marvel in the fantastic views of the Levels and West Sedgemoor.

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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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Cary Alpacas

Attractions & Experiences
  • Parking On-Site
  • Family friendly
  • Group Bookings
Rag Barn, Nr Yeovil, BA22 8JB

Cary Alpacas offers a two hour alpaca experience including walking your own alpaca. Groups on request.

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Carymoor Environmental Centre

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

Carymoor Environmental Centre offers inspiring and educational courses for children, families and individuals. Regularly run events in school holidays.

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Castle Cary

Market Towns & Villages
  • Family friendly
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

Castle Cary Museum offers a slice 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 and District 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 Leisure Centre

Leisure Centre
  • Cafe/ Restaurant
  • Family friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Disabled Access
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Open All Year
  • Play Park
Fore Street, Chard, TA20 1GR

Five-lane adult swimming pool, a beginners’ pool,  children’s soft play area, gym a wide range of fitness classes and a fantastic virtual cycling studio. Cafe. 

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Chard Reservoir - Fishing

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

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

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