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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. 

We love dogs in South Somerset and have produced a handy Dog friendly Days Out Guide to help plan your time here. 

Things to Do Guide  Dog friendly Days Out Guide

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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 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
01935 462462

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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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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Coates English Willow, Willow & Wetlands Visitor Centre

Arts & Crafts
  • Parking On-Site
  • Cafe/ Restaurant
  • Family friendly
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Group Bookings
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Coach Parking
  • Open All Year
  • Picnic Area
  • Partial Disabled Access
Coates English Willow , Taunton, TA3 6HY

Willow is as traditional to Somerset as cheese and cider although perhaps not so much is known about it. At the Visitor Centre the Coate family has thoughtfully put together displays and collections to tell the fascinating story of willow.

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Crewkerne

Market Towns & Villages
  • Family friendly
Crewkerne Local Information Centre, Crewkerne, TA18 7LN

Crewkerne is rich in history and heritage and the name Crewkerne derives from the old British ‘cruc’, meaning a hill and ‘aern’, a house or storehouse, and locals still refer to Crucaern.

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