Most grandparents will tell you that there’s no greater pleasure in life than spending time with the grandkids. However, it’s not always easy keeping little ones entertained. Fortunately, Somerset is packed with fantastic things for all kids and grandparents of all ages.
Visit a Bookshop
This thriving bookshop welcomes all ages and has a book that’s perfect for every reader. Whether the grandkids are babies or teenagers, an afternoon spent at the Bailey Hill Book Shop will never be wasted and reading with your grandkids is the ideal way to spend an afternoon.
Try an Arcade
Take a trip back in time and show your grandkids how you played games as a kid. Both the Time Warp Arcade and the Grand Pier in Bridgewater offer games for every skill level. With over 500 to choose from, kids and adults alike will enjoy a day of gaming.
Get Cosy with Animals
Somerset offers many opportunities to snuggle with some animals. What kid wouldn’t love that? Take your grandkids to the Ferne Animal Sanctuary in Chard to see rabbits, cats, dogs, guinea pigs and chinchillas. Or check out the Court Farm Country Park in Banwell, near Weston-Super-Mer to see horses, lambs and piglets.
See a Medieval Castle
Bishop’s Palace in Wells is an exciting place to take kids of all ages. Immerse yourselves in medieval times by exploring this 13th century castle and its grounds. Your trip won’t be complete without a stop at the Dragon’s Lair adventure playground. Dunster Castle is another magical place with room for kids to play and a chance to hunt for ghosts in the crypt.
Learn About Nuclear Power
If your grandkids are older, they’ll love a trip to Hinkley Pointe Visitor Centre in Bridgewater. Here you can tour parts of the nuclear power station and learn more about the way it works. The tour is for children aged 8 and older and offers plenty of interesting facts and information. There’s also plenty to see inside the visitor centre for the younger kids.
Go to the Park
Kids love nothing more than a few hours at the park. Somerset has plenty to choose from for grandkids of all ages. Check out Puxton Park in Banwell for the little ones. There’s a maze, animals, bouncy castles and much more. Apex Leisure and Wildlife Park in Burnham-On-Sea features a skate park, outdoor gym and place to dig in the sand.
There are many caves in Somerset and they’re a terrific place to take your kids exploring. The Cheddar Gorge and Caves offers beautiful views, climbing and cave exploration for thrill seekers. The Wookey Hole Caves have caves to explore, a museum, miniature golf, a fairy garden and lots of cheese.
Stay in for the Day
There’s plenty to see and do in Somerset, but there’s something to be said for staying in and spending time with your grandkids. Build a blanket fort, watch movies, bake cookies or snuggle up with a few books. If you’re interested in a great place to live that welcomes your grandkids anytime, check out Somerset care homes here.
Time with your grandkids is something to treasure. Whether you’re out seeing the city or staying at home, you’re bound to build memories that you will all enjoy thinking about for many years to come.
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