Things to see and do at Fyne Court

Can you spot wildlife and splash along the play trail at Fyne Court?

There's woodland and wildlife to be discovered on one of three waymarked walks. Leaflets and maps are available from the courtyard, where you can also have a giant Jenga competition. Enjoy the tranquility of Five Pond Wood or be wild and conquer the outdoors as you explore the pink play trail. Then you can lean back and enjoy your surroundings at the sky glade, as the summer turns into autumn watch the leaves fall and perhaps try to catch one.

Where's the house?

The house at Fyne Court burnt down in a dramatic fire in 1894. A few of the buildings remain but the majority of the house was lost. Visit the cobbled courtyard area to see where the house would have stood.

Fyne Court's most famous resident

Find out about Fyne Court's most famous resident, Andrew Crosse, by visiting the courtyard information room.
Discover how he became known as the 'Thunder and Lightening Man' and why he is linked to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

Have a go at orienteering

You can discover the woodland and gardens at Fyne Court on an orienteering adventure, supported by the Quantock Orienteers.


Watch the seasons change

Fyne Court is a great place to discover in the cooler months, in autumn it is filled with changing colour, discover the arbouretum as impressive copper colours take over. 
Discover an impressive wealth of natural colour to lose yourself in during a woodland walk. Listen out for birdsong amongst the trees and add to the music by kicking up leaves.
Why not take a crisp walk this winter? Fyne Court makes the perfect backdrop to your winter walks or post christmas rambles. The stillness will provide a peacfeul day out and perhaps you'll be treating to spotting a few winter birds such as the robin.

Anyone for tea?

Treat yourself after a woodland walk to an refreshing ice cream or perhaps a cream tea. Or if you fancy something warming how about a jacket potato? We also have a selection of yummy home baked cakes and gluten free treats, served between 10.30am and 3.00pm (weekends only).

The village and beyond

Fyne Court is situated in Broomfield, the highest village on the Quantock Hills.

What's on?

We have a great series of natural play areas throughout the garden to be explored and added to, as well as self-led spotter trails for yout to enjoy at your own pace.

Further afield

Fyne Court sits in the Quantock Hills which are virtually unknown to those who don't live locally. Fantastic for walking, here are a few suggested routes to get you started.
  • Great and Marrow Hill walk
  • Staple Plain walk
  • Woodland Hill walk

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50 things to do before you're 11¾

Looking for some fresh air fun? There are plenty of dens to be built, mud to walk barefoot in and snails to race. Lots of fun things to do and tick off at Fyne Court on your 50 things to do before you're 11¾ adventure.
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50 things to do before you're 11 ¾  

Fancy exploring the outdoors, learning new skills and trying new things? Grab your gear and start ticking off some of our 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾.