18 Feb 2024

Egg-cellent Easter Adventures in Somerset in 2024

Somerset is a beautiful county in Southwest England, known for its rolling hills, charming villages and historical sites. It’s also a great place to spend your Easter break, with plenty of fun activities and events for the whole family during the school holidays.

For the little ones:

  • Easter egg hunts: There are egg hunts taking place all over Somerset, from Hestercombe Gardens, right on our doorstep to incredible National Trust properties and local farms and parks. Many of these events also include other Easter-themed activities, such as face painting, crafts, and games. There are plenty of Egg Hunts listed at https://www.somersetfamilyadventures.com/easter-events-kids-in-somerset-and-bristol/ 
  • See the animals: Somerset is home to some amazing animals, from the lions and tigers at Longleat Safari Park to the meerkats and penguins at Noah’s Ark Farm Park to the lovely Animal Adventure Farm Park at Berrow. Many of these zoos and animal parks have special Easter events, such as animal encounters and feeding demonstrations.
  • Take a ride on a steam train: The West Somerset Railway is a heritage railway that runs through some of the most beautiful scenery in Somerset. Take your tiny train enthusiasts on a ride through the wild Somerset countryside this Spring https://www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk/visitor-information 

For the grown-ups:

  • Explore the countryside: Somerset is a great place to go for a walk, hike or bike ride. There are plenty of trails to choose from, including the Taunton & Bridgewater canal path, the Quantock Hills, the Somerset Levels and the South West Coast Path. https://millmeadow.co.uk/activities/ 
  • Visit a historical site: Somerset is steeped in history, with castles, abbeys, and Roman ruins to explore. Some of the most popular historical sites include Glastonbury Tor and Abbey, Wells Cathedral, Dunster Castle and Cheddar Gorge.
  • Sample the local food and drink: Somerset is known for its cider, cheese, and cream teas. There are plenty of pubs, cafes, and restaurants serving up delicious local produce. You could even visit a cider mill or cheesemaker to learn more about how these products are made. https://millmeadow.co.uk/activities/#cafes-eateries 

Spring at Mill Meadow

Here are a few more ideas for things to do in Somerset this Easter break:

  • Go stargazing in Exmoor National Park
  • Visit the Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovilton and the Museum of Somerset in Taunton
  • Visit the Somerset Boat Centre for paddleboarding and plenty more boating activities 
  • Relax on one of Somerset’s many beaches or venture to glorious Lyme Regis in Dorset and Exmouth in Devon 

No matter what your interests are, you’re sure to find plenty of things to do in Somerset this Easter break. So pack your bags, get ready for some egg-cellent adventures, and enjoy your time in this beautiful county!

P.S. If you’re looking for somewhere to stay, Mill Meadow is a great option. Our luxurious self catering accommodation in Somerset, with lodges and cottages, is perfect for families. 

Discover our Lodges and contact us for more great ideas on how to spend your Easter break.