Summer holidays in Somerset

Looking for something to do with the family during the summer holidays? There's all sorts to do at places around Somerset, from visiting a natural pier to picnicking in glorious gardens. If you're planning a visit to Barrington Court, Dunster Castle, Lytes Cary Manor, Prior Park Landscape Garden, Montacute or Tyntesfield, you'll need to book ahead.

Summer highlights

More summer fun around Somerset
Father and daughter picnic on grass

Perfect picnic spots in Somerset 

Summer memories should always include a summer picnic in a perfect picnic spot - here are just a few suggestions of the best places to picnic in Somerset.

Barrington court garden gate

Summer gardens in and around Somerset 

Somerset has some wonderful gardens bursting with colour and scent and the perfect place to relax on a summer's day. We've reopened these places in line with Government guidelines.

Family walking on the clifftop path at Brean Down

Summer walks in and around Somerset 

Great view points to discover, archaeology to wonder at, wildlife to spot and wild flowers in abundance make walking in Somerset a delight.

Beaches and coast in Somerset

Which places are open and what you need to know before you visit 

We’ve opened more than 135 gardens and parks in England, Wales and Northern Ireland through advanced booking. Tickets are released on Friday for the following week. More than 200 coast and countryside car parks are open across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Read this article to find out what's open and what to expect from your visit.