10 reasons to visit Somerset in September
Hey foxy friends! Now that the kids are back at school, September is the perfect time to book one of our caravan holidays in Somerset and visit the area. With the summer crowds gone and a number of events happening around the county, September gives you the chance to see everything Somerset has to offer when you are on your cheap UK family holidays.
Here are my top reasons for visiting Somerset this September...
When the summer holidays are over and the crowds are gone, September gives visitors the chance to explore a much calmer and quieter Somerset. If you are enjoying one of our Somerset lodge holidays or a UK caravan holiday you will be able to visit the popular places that Somerset has to offer with less people and queues.
Are you brave enough to stay overnight at Britain’s ‘most haunted prison’? This September you can endure a night behind bars in a 12 hour overnight stay, pick a cell, get comfy and see what the night brings. The experience also includes a 2 hour guided tour of the haunted jail in the dark. After the tour you can head off in search of spirits or head to the bar where you can purchase food and alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks.
From the 13th – 15th September skies above Longleat will be filled with the incredible sight of over 150 hot air balloons. For the fourth year in a row the biggest gathering of balloons in the UK will get together and fill the sky with colour.
This popular festival held at the Grand Pier showcases a variety of gins from all over the world. There’s so many gins to chose from including; flavoured gins, local specialists and traditional craft batches.
Running from 21st September – 6th October the Somerset Art Weeks Festival will host a varied programme of inspiring workshops, art exhibitions, talks in 135 locations across Somerset.
Frome Carnival Evening Illuminated Procession
Promised to be bigger and better than ever before, Frome’s annual illuminated procession will take place on 21st September this year. The procession will be lead by a parade of classic vehicles, followed by bands, performers, and illuminated floats. After the event has taken place you can enjoy the fun fair in the centre of town and raise money for this local cause.
Now in its third year The Cheddar Food & Drink Festival features an excellent array of street food and local produce. Taking place on 8th September, the event is free to enter allowing visitors to browse a variety of food and drink suppliers with plenty of produce to sample.
The Somerset Show showcases the very best that Somerset has to offer. Held over two days on 21st and 22nd September, there will be a full programme of all things Somerset including; music, displays, cooking demos and much more.
With over 80 food and drink producers, circus skills, face painting, Punch & Judy shows, balloon modelling and much more there is something to entertain all the family. The Eat festival will take place on the Italian Gardens in Weston-super-Mare on Saturday 28 September between 10 and 5pm and free to attend.
Coastal Walks & Beaches
The Somerset coast offers something for everyone, from coast paths, soaring cliffs, golden beaches and peaceful wetlands. Somerset’s coast sits minutes from several well-known towns, making it the perfect escape for visitors on their Somerset holidays.
With the weather still being mild in September and with Sandy Glade Holiday Park located opposite the beach you can walk for miles along the golden sand and through the sand dunes at Berrow and Brean Beach. You are spoilt for choice with the local beaches during your Somerset holidays and if you have the September sunshine on your side you'll have everything you need on your UK beachside holiday.