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The best attractions to visit in the South-West this summer!

Written by Lewis Everrett

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The best of the South-West

Are you located in the South-West of England? There are so many action-packed activities for you to experience this summer! From underground caves to keep you cool and magnificent creatures from across the globe, there’s something for everyone in the South-West. We’ve compiled a list of our favourite attractions so that you can make the most of your summer this year!


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It comes as no surprise that Longleat kicks off our list of the best activities to do this summer! This action-packed adventure around some of the world’s most majestic creatures is bound to create timeless memories for you and your little ones.

Explore, build, and play this summer with the incredible indoor beach which allows you to experience all the joy of the seaside no matter the weather! The Wings bird display from the 22nd of July to the 4th of September also teaches you the skills and abilities of magnificent birds of prey as they take to the sky! You may even have one swoop and glide over your head! Book now with Picniq!

Cheddar Gorge

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Cheddar Gorge is an area of outstanding natural beauty which boasts awe-inspiring cliffs and subterranean stalactite show caves. Located in Somerset it offers a day out featuring nature, wildlife, history, and adventure. From rock climbing to adventure caving which is suitable for all abilities there is something for everyone. Book now with Picniq!

Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein

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This immersive visitor experience set in a Grade II listed property uncovers the story of Mary Shelley! Spread over four floors, you will discover her tragic life events as well as all things Frankenstein in the popular culture rooms! You can also take part in the escape room experience as you attempt to escape Victor’s Lair! Book here with Picniq!

Tootbus Bath Discovery Tour

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See the renowned Georgian city of Bath like never before! In the UNESCO World Heritage site, you will see some of the most amazing buildings such as The Royal Crescent and The Roman Baths, whilst also learning some key facts along the way from local experts! Jump on and off to explore the attractions and stay at your own pace! Book now with Picniq!

The Eden Project

This summer enjoy a variety of Eden sessions with performances from those such as Diana Ross and Stereophonics. From the 23rd of July to the 4th of September, you can also go wild with Beano at Eden! Help Dennis and his friends save Eden from the CO2 Zilla and enjoy activities for the whole family! There’s also an invisible art exhibition created with augmented reality technology! It is possibly the most ambitious and expansive exhibition to date! Find out more here!

New Forest Water Park

There is so much fun to be had at the New Forest Water Park! The aqua park is perfect for the whole family and will leave you all laughing at the end of your session. Challenge yourself on the inflatable course with swings and thin pathways to test your balance! If you fancy trying something new, there is also wakeboarding and kneeboarding with one-to-one sessions with an instructor for beginners. Head down to the beautiful lake this summer and enjoy a day of water sports. Find out more here!

Clip’n Climb

Situated at the stunning quay in Exeter, this clip ‘n climb is an ideal activity for the summer! With 26 challenges to try, you won’t be bored. Take part in this action-packed adventure as you explore the Big cheese, the Checkerplate, Spaghetti Junction, and many more climbing walls! Find out more here!  

It’s a knockout Bristol

This attraction took TV by storm in the 70s and 80s and is still just as fun! Anyone can take part in games such as the Kings from the Royal It’s a Knockout and the Classic Penguin Pursuit! There’s also the Totally Wiped Out inflatable assault course, will your team manage the course? This is an extremely entertaining day out for all the family! Find out more here!

The Gnome Reserve

Go and visit the gnomes in the Merry Harriers gardens for Free 7 days a week! Explore the gardens and get those selfies with over 2000 gnomes! Find out more here!

The New Forest Paddle Sport

Explore the stunning Keyhaven river and salt marshes with Hurst Castle by paddle board this summer! The New Forest offers a beautiful coastline which you could see from the water. There will be experienced instructors guiding you along the way and helping you with your paddle stroke! Relax on the water this summer with the family in the New Forest. Find out more here!

Coasteering Cornwall

This is one for the adrenaline-junky teens! Explore the Cornish coastline on this coasteering day out as you climb the rocks and swim in the sea! With two locations at Dinham Farm and Port Gaverne, you can pick your favourite route! Find out more here!

The Roman Baths

Bathe like a Roman in Bath and discover 2,000 years of history! From the 5th of July to the 6th of September, you can learn T’ai Chi on the terrace for just £4 a session! There is also a special tour for the festival of archaeology on the 18th of July! As part of this festival of archaeology, you can also go ghost hunting for signs from Bath’s past on a walking trail this July! Find out more here!

Clifton Suspension Bridge

The Suspension Bridge symbolises a city of original thinkers and independent spirit! Take a walk over this iconic bridge before heading to the visitor centre to discover the competition to design the bridge, its construction, and maintenance today! Fun family activities are also available for you to design your own bridge, enjoy the interactive exhibits and take part in the children’s trail! Find out more here!


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