Family Attractions in Someret
Chain Gate, Cathedral Green, Wells, BA5 2UE
Open: All year but will close at 6pm: Daily Scheduled tours Mon – Sat ‘Music in Wells Cathedral’ – a full programme of concerts. For details please visit
ANIMAL FARM COUNTRY PARK
RED ROAD, BERROW, BURNHAM ON SEA, TA8 2RW
From M5 Junction 22 head for Burnham and then Berrow & follow the brown signs.
Open: All year 10am – 5.00pm except 24th – 26th Dec
Santa’s Grotto in December; phone / visit website for details
Child £5.50 Adult £5.50 OAP £4.00
CHEDDAR, BS27 3QF
Winter opening: 10.30 am - 4.30 pm (Sep – June), open every day including weekends except Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. Santa’s Crotto – please phone/see website for details
WOLVERSHILL ROAD, BANWELL, www.courtfarmcountrypark.co.uk
WESTON-SUPER-MARE BS29 6DL
(2 Miles From exit 21 on the M5)
Open: Tue – Sun 10am – 4.30pm (Closed 24th – 26th Dec and New Years Day)
Shop and café closed from end of Oct-mid February ‘08
Reduced rates and attractions apply during the winter months
CREALY ADVENTURE PARK
SIDMOUTH ROAD, CLYST ST MARY
EXETER, EX5 1DR
Winter Opening Nov 5th – March 31st inc. Thursday to Sunday 10am-5am. Daily on school holidays.
Closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Prices: Individuals £7.95, group of 4 or more £6.95, seniors £5.95,
25th Oct – 4th Nov Half Term Pumpkinfest (usual fun + free pumpkin)
Magical Days of Christmas: Thursday 18th Dec – Sunday 23rd Dec
For more information on this event please telephone or visit www.crealy.co.uk
Discount vouchers available from the Yeovil Heritage and Visitor Information Centre, Yeovil.
CRICKET ST. THOMAS WILDLIFE PARK
The Wildlife Park is 3 miles east of Chard on the A30, TA20 4DD
Open: 10.00am – 4.30pm (Last admission at 3.00pm) Closed Christmas Day.
Prices: Adult £6.00, Child £4.25 (2 and under free), Senior £5.00, Family £20.00 (2adults 3 children)
-Father Christmas in his Grotto every weekend during December leading up to Xmas Eve
SHARKEY’S ALL WEATHER KIDS ADVENTURE PLAY ZONE
9 Custom House Quay, Old Harbour, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8BG www.sharkysweymouth.co.uk
Laser Parties - booking essential.
Open: Daily 9.30am – 5.30-6pm (Closed 25th & 26th December and 1st January)
FERNE ANIMAL SANCTUARY
CHARD, SOMERSET , TA20 3DH
Open: Daily 10am – 5pm (except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day)
Signposted from A30
BREWERS QUAY, OLD HARBOUR,
WEYMOUTH, DORSET , DT4 8TR
Open: All year 10.00am, last admission 4.30pm. Closed 25th - 27th December and last two weeks in January. January and February opening times variable – please phone for details.
THE DORSET TEDDY BEAR HOUSE
TRINITY STREET, DORCHESTER, DT1 1BE www.teddybearhouse.co.uk
Open: Mon – Sat 9.30am-5pm. Closed 25th & 26th Dec.
THE DORSET TEDDY BEAR MUSEUM
ANTELOPE WALK,DORCHESTER, DORSET, DT1 1BE
Open : Daily 9am – 5pm. Closed 25th & 26th Dec.
Ape Rescue Centre
Freephone (0800) 456600
WAREHAM,DORSET, BH20 6HH
(Between Bere Regis and Wool off the A35)
Open: Daily 10.00am – 5.00pm. (Except Christmas Day)
Events. Santa’s Grotto 20 – 24 December
NATIONAL ANIMAL WELFARE TRUST – HEAVEN’S GATE FARM
WEST HENLEY, LANGPORT , SOMERSET, TA10 9BE
Animal rescue centre – home to over 200 animals
Open: Tue – Sun all year: 11.00 am – 3.30pm except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Animal Blessing and Christmas Carols Sunday 14th December 3 – 5pm
MARINE PARADE,WESTON-SUPER-MARE, BS23 1BE
Open: Daily 10.pm-5.pm. last admission 4.pm.
Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day
BREWERS QUAY, HOPE SQUARE,
OLD HARBOUR, WEYMOUTH, DORSET, DT4 8TR
Closed from Monday 3rd November – February half term. Open for group bookings
WASHFORD CROSS, WATCHET
WEST SOMERSET, TA23 0QB
on A39 between Williton and Minehead. (Look out for tall radio masts.)
Winter opening: November to February: Sat & Sun 11.00 am – 4.00pm. Open school holidays daily 10.30am – 5pm. Group visits available by appointment. Closed Christmas day and Boxing Day.
THE TUTANKHAMUN EXHIBITION
HIGH STREET, DORCHESTER, DT1 1UW
Open Nov-March: Mon-Fri 09.30am -5pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-5.30pm Closed 24th –26th Dec
WEYMOUTH SEALIFE PARK
LODMOOR COUNTRY PARK,
WEYMOUTH, DORSET , DT4 7SX
Open: Daily from 10.00am – 4pm. Last admission 3pm. Closed on Christmas Day
WOOKEY HOLE CAVES
WOOKEY HOLE, WELLS, BA5 1BB
Winter opening: November – March 10 am - 4.00 p.m. (last tour)
Open every day of the year except Christmas Day.
Sat 25th Oct – Sun 2nd Nov Halloween: caves, show, competitions etc. children in costume £5
26th – 31st Oct Fright Nights – Late night Ghost Tours. Booking essential
Wed 5th – Thurs 6th Nov Circus of Horrors 7.30pm Tickets: £16
Tue 18th Nov at 12 noon Big Eat Competition
Sat 22nd Nov – Sun 4th Jan Christmas Circus. Shows at 1pm and 3pm
Santaland: Every weekend from Sat 22nd Nov and every day from Mon 15th Dec to Sun 4th Jan (excl.Christmas Day) Price: £12.50 / person
‘Santaland’ – The West’s largest Christmas Grotto featuring Elves and other magical creatures including real reindeer. All visits to Santa must be pre-booked. Ticket includes entry to caves and Wookey Circus Show