Summer holiday days out

There's lots to do during the summer holidays in the South West. Read on to find out all the things you can get up to as a family, sorted by county.

Snowshill Manor

Summer holidays in Gloucestershire 

Whether it is summer gardens full of flower, cool houses packed with history or a roman villa, Gloucestershire had lots to offer just now.

People picnicking on the lawn in front of Tyntesfield house

Summer holidays in and around Somerset  

Somerset is full of possibilities for summer fun, adventure, sport and getting closer to nature.

A family on the South Lawn at Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire

Summer fun in Wiltshire 

For a little extra fun, there are a host of different activities - here's just a couple of suggestions.

Family having a picnic on the lawn outside the house at Kingston Lacy, Dorset.

Summer holidays in Dorset  

Summer days in Dorset are perfect for family fun, for adventure, for sport, for creating memories and for getting close to nature.

Girls running through a field of yellow flowers at Knightshayes

Summer holiday days out in Devon 

Picnics, beaches, games, trails in houses woodlands, gardens and parkland. There's something to keep everyone entertained in Devon during the summer holidays.

Family with two adults and three children next to the pond at Cotehele, Cornwall

Summer holiday ideas in Cornwall  

There are family trails, walks, hands on activities, and open spaces for picnics and play, as well as great rainy day options. Take your pick for your family’s summer adventure.