Paxo’s top family attractions around Somerset

With the Easter holidays just around the corner you may be looking for family attractions to top your to-do lists during your caravan holidays in Somerset.

Despite Sandy Glade Holiday Park being set in a stunning coastal location, it's surrounded by fun-packed family attractions that can be visited come rain or shine. From safari parks to historic caves, here are my top 5...


Fun City

Fun City | Family attractions in Somerset

Having recently re-opened on the 29th March for the 2014 season, Fun City, the UK's largest FREE admission theme park, should feature on your to-do list for the Easter holidays.

With over 40 exciting rides and attractions to discover, this park really does cater for all ages. 'Speed Rave' and 'Shockwave' offer high speed adrenaline for the adults while 'Loony Tunes', 'Bumpy Slide' and the 'Cartoon Train' provide a variety of fun the children. New for 2014 is a daily Sooty show and visitors can even see Sooty's TV studio, where the hit ITV show is filmed.

Fun City is the closest attraction to our Somerset holiday park. Visitors can save 10% by purchasing ride wristbands online.


Wookey Hole

Wookey Hole | Family attractions in Somerset

Revamped and renovated for 2014, the Wookey Hole experience is a must visit for families on their holidays in Somerset.

Wookey Hole houses Britain's most spectacular and impressive caves as well as the infamous Witch of Wookey…

As well as the breathtaking caves, this historic family attraction features a Magical Mirror Maze, a hand-made paper mill and you can take a step back in time by wandering through the valley of the dinosaurs!

Visitors purchasing day tickets online save 15%, this includes FREE Pirate Island Adventure Golf.


Grand Pier

Grand Pier | Family attractions in Somerset

Weston-super-Mare's Grand Pier is the ultimate when it comes to 21st century theme parks and is one of the top attractions in Somerset.

Open 7 days a week, the Grand Pier offers rides and attractions including Go-Karts, A Children's Play Area, 4D Cinema, slot machines and plenty more all under 1 roof!

The 10 food and drink outlets provide a variety of freshly prepared snacks and hot meals like my seaside favourite, fish & chips. You'll probably see Freddy wandering around with a giant ice cream from the take-away parlour.   

Admission is FREE and all day unlimited ride wristbands are available from just £12.50.


Longleat Safari & Adventure Park

Longleat Safari Park | Family attractions in Somerset

Although Longleat Safari & Adventure Park is just outside of Somerset, it had to be featured on my list. I've taken Trixie here a couple of times and there's so much to see and do - she never wants to leave!

Longleat is the UK's no. 1 safari park and was the first of its kind outside of Africa. Slowly drive through the grounds as the stunning animals roam and graze – just make sure you give the Rhino's right of way!

The park also incorporates a number of family friendly attractions including Longleat House, the Hedge Maze and jungle kingdom, a multi-million pound feature allowing visitors to get up close to their favourite animals.

Save 15% with tickets booked online and receive fast track entry on arrival.


Cheddar Gorge

Cheddar Gorge | Family attractions in Somerset

With 450ft plunging cliffs, Cheddar Gorge is Britain's largest gorge and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – a great day out for families, nature and history lovers.

Visit Gough's Cave, Britain's most impressive stalactite cavern and meet Cheddar Man who once lived there.

The Kids will love The Crystal Quest – an exciting fantasy adventure of heroes and demons brought to life in the stunning caves. After, you can take the Cliff Top Gorge walk and experience Somerset's most picturesque views with a tasty picnic.

A range of tickets are available online saving you 15%.

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