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Family days out in the South West

Families doing activities on Easter trail at Tyntesfield, Somerset
Easter trail at Tyntesfield, Somerset | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Looking for something to do with the kids? Discover the best family-friendly places to visit in the South West and enjoy great days out all year round.

Plan your next family adventure and discover special places across the South West, from enchanting castles to a Bear’s Hut and an island filled with wildlife. Let off steam in the thousands of acres of woodland and parkland before finding the perfect picnic spot for a well-earned rest. With buggy friendly routes, children’s menus and nature-inspired trails, there’s lots to keep the family entertained. On rainy days you can retreat inside the magnificent houses and explore the histories of the families that once lived there.

Family days out in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds

A multi-generational family in the garden at Speke. They are dressed for winter. A woman is smiling at a baby in her arms.
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Family-friendly things to do at Hidcote 

Find out what activities you can join to make the most of your next visit – and discover all the facilities available for families.

Visitors exploring Tinkley Gate at Woodchester Park
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Family-friendly things to do at Woodchester Park 

There's plenty for the whole family to enjoy at Woodchester Park. Find out what activities are available to make the most of your next visit - and discover all the facilities available for families.

A mother holds a baby while walking the garden

Family-friendly places in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds 

Gardens, family trails and winding walks await in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds. Plan your day out for a memorable visit that the whole family will enjoy.

Family days out in Bath and Bristol

A family of two parents and three small children walk in single file along a path in front of a very low-rise box hedge and herbaceous border next to a building.
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Family-friendly things to do at Dyrham Park 

Find out what’s on for families this season at Dyrham Park and plan your visit.

Two children in jumpers sitting in a tree den at Tyntesfield
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Family-friendly things to do at Tyntesfield 

Looking for fun family activities to do? Whether you're after outdoor games for the kids or just a relaxing picnic in nature, we've got plenty for you to enjoy.

Visitors on an Easter egg trail

Family-friendly places near Bath and Bristol 

Discover the best places to explore as a family in Bath and Bristol this season. Plan your days out for a memorable visit that the whole family will enjoy.

Family days out in Wiltshire

A family looking out over the lake with the Pantheon in the distance at Stourhead, Wiltshire
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Family fun at Stourhead 

Find out the family-friendly things to do at Stourhead, from events in the garden to exploring the house.

A parent and two children on the Easter trail surrounded by green trees and shrubs
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Family-friendly things to do at Lacock 

Spring blooms, activity trails, medieval architecture and photographic discovery: have a fun-filled adventure at Lacock Abbey. Watch the gardens come to life, explore the nature and wildlife of the season and share the joy of blossom. Explore the abbey rooms and discover the window with a unique link to the invention of photography, find out more in the Fox Talbot Museum and feel inspired by the latest exhibition.

Family exploring the garden at Stourhead, Wiltshire

Family-friendly places in Wiltshire 

Ancient landscapes, world-famous gardens and outdoor adventures await in Wiltshire. Why not visit somewhere new with the family this spring?

Family days out in Dorset

Children swordfighting at Corfe Castle, Dorset
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Family-friendly things to do at Corfe Castle 

Corfe Castle is the perfect place to enjoy a fun-filled family day out. There is always something new to explore and join in with a jam-packed programme of events.

Two children playing in the garden in spring at Coleton Fishacre, South Devon
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Family-friendly things to do at Kingston Lacy 

Discover all the things to do on a family day out at Kingston Lacy.

Children swordfighting at Corfe Castle, Dorset

Family-friendly places in Dorset 

There's all sorts to do in Dorset with the family, including discovering places to explore in gardens, parks, the countryside and on the beach.

Family days out in Somerset

An adult, holding a small child, watches their child playing games on the lawn of the Green Court at Dunster Castle, Somerset
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Family Fun at Dunster Castle and Watermill 

Looking for a fun family day out this spring? Whether you're after outdoor games or a fun trail for the kids, we've got lots for you to enjoy.

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Family-friendly things to do at Montacute House 

If you’re looking for things to do together this spring, why not head over to Montacute House? There is plenty to keep the whole family happy.

Family enjoying Easter Trail

Family-friendly places in Somerset 

There's all sorts for families to do around Somerset, from visiting a natural pier to running across the grass. Start planning your day out for the family to enjoy.

Family days out in Devon

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Family-friendly things to do at Killerton 

Explore the garden, woods and parkland at Killerton. With an estate that covers 6,400 acres, you'll find fun and adventures for children of all ages. Join in the fun during the Summer of Play, from 22 July to 3 September 2023.

A family studying the activity sheet and map on an Easter Trail.
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Family-friendly things to do at Castle Drogo 

Explore the garden and Teign Gorge at Castle Drogo. With miles of paths to explore, there’s an adventure for children of all ages. Discover the Bunty House in the garden, let off some steam along the river or tick off some of your '50 things to do before you're 11¾'.

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Family-friendly things to do at Buckland Abbey 

Whether it's a woodland adventure, an amazing story of life on the high seas or a tasty treat from the cafe, there's something for all the family to enjoy at Buckland Abbey.

Mother and daughter enjoy exploring Saltram house and looking at the Chinese Wallpaper
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Family-friendly things to do at Saltram 

Find family friendly activities to do at Saltram from exploring the estate and gardens to seasonal events.

Family of four walking on a grass footpath at Knightshayes

Family-friendly places around Devon and Exmoor 

From rock pooling on beautiful beaches to exploring historic houses, there are plenty of places to enjoy a great family day out. .

Family days out in Cornwall

A family playing in the garden at Lanhydrock, Cornwall
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Family-friendly things to do at Lanhydrock 

Discover what family-friendly activities are on offer at Lanhydrock, from visiting the reimagined Victorian nursery to exploring the estate by bicycle.

Children taking part in a trail in the garden surrounded by spring blossom, Trelissick, Cornwall
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Family-friendly things to do at Trelissick 

Discover all the things to do on a family day out to Trelissick. Explore the garden and house, or head out on an adventure around the countryside estate. Find out what family-friendly events are coming up and plan your visit to Trelissick.

Girls running on a trail at Trelissick, Cornwall

Family-friendly places around Cornwall 

With long stretching beaches, exotic gardens and historic houses in Cornwall, there are lots of places to explore and visit for family fun.

Small girl running between conical topiary hedges in the Cherry Garden at Ham House

Where will you visit next?

Discover lots of gardens, historic houses, days out at the coast and more.

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There are lots of things to do when you visit one of our family-friendly places. Find inspiration for days out and discover a range of activities for everyone.