5 free days out in Somerset
Family days out during your holidays in Somerset don't have to cost the earth.
In fact, if you're holidaying on a budget in Somerset, there are an abundance of things to do...for FREE!
Here you go, I'll save you a bit of time and give you 5 of my favourite free days out...
Uphill Hill Local Nature Reserve
7 miles and a 15 minute drive away from our Somerset holiday park is the beautiful Uphill Hill Local Nature Reserve.
The 17 hectare Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) is owned by North Somerset Council and is a popular place to visit all year round.
Uphill Hill is part of the Mendip Limestone Grasslands Special Area of Conservation and features diverse flora and insect habitat.
I'd recommend scaling the tower that tops the hill, you'll be treated to some fantastic panoramic views perfect for a few snaps.
Bath Walking Tours
Bath is one my favourite places to visit while I'm at Sandy Glade Holiday Park. It's just over an hour away, but its unique and stylish character makes the journey well worth it.
Ladies, if you're all shopped out (hard to contemplate I know!) why not take in the city with a free walking tour?
The tour lasts approximately two hours and includes the main points of historical and architectural interest. The service operates ever day of the year (excluding Christmas Day) and there's no need to book in advance – just turn up at the 'Free Walking Tours Here' sign outside the Pump Room in Abbey Church.
No holiday to Somerset is complete without a trip to the beach, agreed?
At Weston Bay you have miles of clean sandy beach and a recently transformed promenade to enjoy with the whole family.
If a break from the sun is needed, you can explore the Victorian history with a short stroll in to the town centre.
Freddy likes to head down to the water's edge to watch the variety of wind and water sports action!
The Museum of Somerset
Set in the heart of Taunton and housed in the historic castle is my next free day out, The Museum of Somerset.
The museum is great educational day out for everyone, telling the county's story from prehistoric times to the present day using historic objects, films, sound and imagery.
Its home to some of Somerset's greatest treasures, including the From Hoard – the largest collection of Roman coins ever to be discovered in a single container.
You can visit Tuesday to Saturday (and Bank Holiday Mondays) 10am - 5pm.
Cheddar Gorge's 400ft plunging cliffs are just 25mins from Sandy Glade Holiday Park. You can't miss out on one of England's most iconic landscapes.
Although much of the gorge is privately owned, the National Trust owns the entire north side which joins up with the famous Cliff Top Walk.
You can explore Cheddar Gorge in a way that suits you – I like to take in the breathtaking views in true Somerset self catering style, with a blanket and a tasty picnic!