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  • Brunel SS Great Britain
  • West Somerset Railway
  • Wookey Hole
  • Fleet Air Museum
  • Brunel's ss Great Britain in Bristol
  • Longleat Safari Park
  • Wookey Hole Caves
  • Fleet Air Arm Museum

What to see and do with children!

Courtyard Barn is superbly situated on the Somerset/Dorset border with many all year round attractions for kids.

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Hayes Motor Museum

Haynes International Motor Museum

Sparkford is the UK's largest exhibition of the greatest cars from around the world. For the kids there is a Themed adventure playground. Very close to the Fleet Air Arm Museum - Distance 10 miles

Fleet Air Museum

Fleet Air Arm Museum

The Museum has the largest collection of Naval aircraft anywhere in Europe together with the first British built Concorde which you can go on-board and visit the cockpit. Outside there is a children's adventure playground- Distance 14 miles

Wookey Hole

Wookey Hole Caves and Papermill

Near Wells offer a guided tour of spectacular caves, learn about the Witch of Wookey and step back in time in the penny arcade and hall of mirrors.-Distance 16 miles.

Cheddar Gorge

Cheddar Gorge and Caves

Explore one of Britain's most spectacular natural landmarks. From its awe-inspiring cliffs to its extraordinary subterranean stalactite show caves. Cheddar Gorge & Caves holds many fascinating secrets about our prehistoric ancestors - Distance 24 miles

Longleat Safari Centre

Longleat Safari Park

Longleat House is widely regarded as one of the best examples of high Elizabethan architecture in Britain and one of the most beautiful stately homes open to the public. The safari park is excellent and will be enjoyed by all ages. There is plently of activities for children, this is family fun at its very best. - distance 25 miles

Bush Farm Bison Centre 

Bush Farm Bison Centre near Shaftesbury

Set in the beautiful countryside a farm walk takes you around a picturesque setting to see Bison, Elk, Guanaco, Rhea and many more. - distance 13 miles

Monkey World

Monkey World

Monkey World assists goverments all over the world to stop illegal smuggling of primates from the wild. Refugees of this illegal trade as well as those that have suffered abuse or neglect are rehabilitated into natural living groups. - Distance 29 miles. Less than 2 miles from the tank museum at Bovington.

Tank Museum

Tank Museum Bovington

Tells the story of armoured warfare from World War One to the present day. As you explore the Museum's six large halls you will come face to face with vehicles that have seen action in all the major wars of the 20th Century and hear first-hand accounts from those who fought in them. - Distance 29 miles. Less than 2 miles from Monkey World.

East Somerset Railway

East Somerset Railway

In the village of Cranmore, near Shepton Mallet. The railway has steam train rides, engine shed walk through, small museum, signal box and miniature railway (signal box and miniature railway only open on specific days), shop and cafe.Please check the website for the days the trains are running and times. - Distance 17 miles.

Bristol Zoo

Bristol Zoo

An amazing world of animals, all within our award-winning 12 acre gardens. With over 400 species and nine animals houses under cover, you'll enjoy your visit whatever the weather. You should allow 2-5 hours for your visit to really take in everything. - Distance 41 miles

Bristol Zoo

Brunel’s ss Great Britain in Bristol

Tickets also allow entry to the dry dock, museum, Maritime Heritage Centre. Also at Bristol a true 21st century science centre combining the best of hands-on activities. Please click link to view all main attractions at Bristol - Distance 47 miles