If you are searching for some fun things do this summer in the South West, I definitely have you covered! Whether you are a family full of nature lovers or your children are budding farmers, there is something for all of you to do. Have an incredible, fun-filled summer!
Adventure Wonderland – Christchurch, Dorset
If you are a thriller seeker than you will absolutely adore Adventure Wonderland! It has been designed for children aged 3 to 10 years old. This incredibly fun theme park offers many rides that are well suited for children, including Yoyo Swings, Ghostly Galleon, Flying Elephants, a Runaway Train, the ‘Jabberwock’ helter-skelter slide, and much more. When you book your outing with Picnic, you can get 20% off tickets.
Museum of Witchcraft – Boscastle, Cornwall
This is a fascinating museum. It houses a very large collection of witchcraft regalia and artefacts, recounts stories of the history of witchcraft and magic! For delicious treats, you can head over to their on-site cafe to enjoy some tasty drink and food.
Eden Project – Par, Cornwall
This fascinating attraction features two gigantic conservatories situated in a 50-metre deep crater and is the home of the Warm Temperate Biome and Humid Tropics Biome. Located in the stunning Par area, the attraction is one you will definitely not want to miss, especially if you are an aspiring conservationist or gardener who would love to see fascinating exhibitions, stunning plants, and the biggest rainforest in captivity. Experience Dinosaur Uprising: Land, Sea, And Air to check out all of the dinosaurs that are lurking inside of the Eden Project. You can collect stamps of each one, participate in a dig, and meet a dinosaur expert.
Longleat Safari Park – Warminster, Wiltshire
At Longleat, you can explore some amazing attractions, including Adventure Park Longleat House, Penguin Bay, Safari Drive Adventure, Jungle Kingdom, and so much more! You will also be able to meet chasing cheetahs, roaming rhinos, mischievous monkeys, and majestic lions. You can also feed deer at the drive-through safari.
This is a unique 10-acre park that that includes gardens, climb-on sculptures, and state-of-the-art exhibitions. Your creative little artists in the family will absolutely adore all of the arts and crafts activities that are available. Visit the Totem Circle. It is used as a performance area throughout the year. Children will really enjoy the Adventure Playground that offers lots to climb over and one, and incredible funnel slides to race down.
If you dont wish to take your own vehicle or if there is more people joining you on the journey and adventure then you could possibly hire a mini bus driver to take you all around.
Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park – Poole, Dorset
Aspiring farmers will thoroughly enjoy Farmer Palmer’s! There are so many incredible choices for both outdoor and indoor play areas, lots of cute cuddly animals, and tractor trailer rides. Active kids will love the Maize Mae (open July through October) to lose themselves in and the bouncy castles. Take a nice stroll on a gorgeous woodland walk to enjoy the beautiful scenery on offer here.
Clip ‘n’ Climb – Exeter, Devon
So are your kids ready for a fun adventure? Check out the Checker plate and light up the board, experience the Speed Climbing challenge, scale new heights on their Skyscraper, or have fun on the Jungle Gym. This is a great place to hone your team building skills and build up your confidence.
Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre – Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Your small adventurers will absolutely adore this fun indoor sports centre. It features a nursery slope to take lessons on and a massive 230-metre main slope. There is also a Big Airbag where you can practice freestyle moves, a snow flex park for the kids, and lifts.
Winchester Science Centre – Winchester, Hampshire
Your budding small scientists are going to love exploring this fascinating museum. There are more than 100 hands-on science exhibits here for them to explore and experience. There are shows running nearly every day at the planetarium, where you can explore the human body, travel across the Solar System or get sucked into a gigantic black hole. Don’t miss the fabulous events that take place here during the summer, including Dinosaurs at Dusk, The Summer of Sound, and much more!