Local Things to Do in Taunton

Hestercombe Gardens - Famous for its four century old gardens across 3 acres, Hestercombe is a beautiful place to explore for walks or attend events. They have anything from arts and crafts and garden trails to live music and theatre!

The Museum of Somerset - Discover 400 million years of this county’s history within the walls of Taunton’s historic castle.

Somerset County Cricket Club - Right in the heart of Taunton, this is a great destination for Cricket fans.

Sheppy’s Cider Farm - A family run and award-winning House of Cider, located between Taunton & Wellington. This is a lovely place, not only for cider but also offers lunch or simply tea, coffee and cake!

Somerset Boat Centre - Open seasonally, Somerset Boat Centre offers anything from hiring canoes/boats, to arranged trips or even just popping along for a drink and an ice cream in a tranquil location.

Vivary Park/Vivary Adventure Centre - In Taunton Town Centre and spread amongst 7.5 hectares of land, Vivary Park comprises a large children's adventure play area, tennis courts café (Vivary Golf Club), Vivary Adventure and High Ropes Centre, pay and play golf course & mini golf.

Tacci-Morris - This is an Arts Centre offering various theatre performances, dance classes and exhibitions.

Fyne Court National Trust - Previously owned by the Crosse family, this is a great place to explore with some circular walks suitable for all ages.

French Weir Park - This is a popular park overlooking the River Tone, with play area and café.

Quantock Hills - Made up of heathland, oak woodlands, ancient parklands and agricultural land, the Quantock Hills is a beautiful location for a Sunday stroll.