Somerset

From Tudor houses and hidden gardens to tors, gorges and natural piers

Places to visit

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Summer days in Somerset

A ranger guides a father and daughter rockpooling at Wembury, South Devon

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Places in the South West host everything from guided house tours and ranger days to walks and runs.

Laura and George Ridding and Sylvia Pankhurst portrait images

Faces of Change: Votes for Women 

Rare portraits of Devon women who were influential in the suffrage campaign will be on display at Killerton from August to October. In partnership with the National Portrait Gallery, an incredible array of photographs and paintings are being displayed at Killerton in Devon celebrating key figures in the national campaign for women’s suffrage.

Upcoming events

Stourhead

Bank or Bust

Tue 14 Aug 2018
09:00-15:00
Pick up our game pack for £5, perfect for groups of up to five. You and your family can play this life size version of a classic board game to 'get rich quick' around the house and garden, families will have to get silly to earn the money to buy...
Barrington Court

Play with clay

Tue 14 Aug 2018
10:00-16:00
Get creative this summer holiday! Come and play with clay - with expert guidance from our resident potters.
Stourhead

Collage workshops

Tue 14 Aug 2018
10:00-13:00
These drop-in workshops let you and your family create your own fantasy landscapes using colourful collage. Stourhead was inspired by myth, legend and art when created, so use the materials provided to create your own work of art.
Prior Park Landscape Garden

Summer holiday snail trail

Tue 14 Aug 2018
10:00-16:30
Have Prior Park as your playground this summer.
Dunster Castle

A trail of tales - family trail

Tue 14 Aug 2018
10:00-16:00
Step back in time to meet the inhabitants of Dunster Castle and discover their stories on this family trail.
Tyntesfield

Victorian explorers: Tyntesfield through time

Tue 14 Aug 2018
10:30-14:30
Have you ever thought about how people in the past lived? Or what people in the future might think of the way we live today? On this kids-only day camp we invite children to see Tyntesfield through the eyes of its past visitors.
Kingston Lacy in Wimborne, Dorset

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