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, watch the clouds go by and enjoy the summer birdsong.

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 summer months, the wild garden comes alive with the sounds buzzing bees and singing birds. It is also ablaze with bright colours from the wild flowers and butterflies. 
Discover an impressive wealth of natural colour to lose yourself in during a woodland walk. Listen out for birdsong amongst take a moment of peace at the skyglade. 
Bring along your net and enjoy some pond dipping at our freshly renovated pond. Look out for newts, frogs and a whole host of pond life. 

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 10.00am and 4.00pm.

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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Keep in touch with the latest goings on at Fyne Court and other countryside sites in Somerset. By visiting our Facebook page and joining the conversation on Twitter.

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.
There is plenty of opportunity for wild play at Fyne Court. Follow the 'pink' trail when you get here and you'll find extra surprises along your route. Climb the fallen tree, discover the musical instrument and have a go at pond dipping. 
Children having a snail race on the pavement at a National Trust site.

‘50 things to do before you're 11¾’ 

Get up close and personal with nature by trying '50 things to do before you're 11¾'. Whether it's making friends with a bug or stargazing, there's loads to do, wherever you are.