Fun for the whole family at Dunster Castle

Visitors at Dunster Castle, Somerset

Whether it’s exploring the River Garden, completing a spotter trail or ticking off some '50 things,' there’s plenty to keep little (and not so little) ones entertained.

'50 things to do before you're 11¾'

Dunster Castle is the perfect place to complete some of the '50 things.' From cloud watching to rolling down a really big hill, there's plenty of fun to be had.

There are some steep slopes up to the Castle, perfect for ticking off one of your '50 things'.

Complete a spotter trail

What will you find on your adventure?

Family activities for outdoor adventures 

We've got lots of fun activities to try on your next family adventure. Discover wildlife at the places in our care using our handy spotter guides or have a go at activities inspired by the colours and sounds of nature.

The natural play area

Please be aware that the natural play area may be closed on your visit.

Created from a giant Redwood felled in the grounds, children can run wild, leap on stepping stones, balance on the see saw and navigate the balance beams. Pick up a stick and create music on the giant wooden xylophone.

 

Lawn games

Please be aware that the lawn games may not be available when you visit.

When the sun is out have fun on Green Court with a variety of traditional lawn games. Try roller ball or giant Jenga or perhaps see who can keep a hula hoop spinning the longest.

Child drinking tea

Feeling peckish? 

The Tenant's Hall pop-up café is open daily, 10am-4pm, serving a limited range of takeaway hot and cold drinks and some light snacks. We’ve introduced new safety measures including closure of our seating areas, screens at our till and collection points, and waymarked routes. We’ll also only be accepting card payment. Government guidelines require you to wear a face covering; please bring one with you.

Please book ahead before visiting 

The garden, parkland, car park and toilets at Dunster Castle have re-opened. You’ll need to book your tickets by 3pm the day before your visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday. Please note we’ll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.