Join Boulder Club at the Climbing Acdemy in Bristol! For rock climbers aged 8-16:  start with a Taster session and progress up to our Squad, who compete at national level.

A gentle walk along the River Tone, up to Knapp and along the sandstone ridge to the interesting village of North Curry, before returning back across the western edges of the Somerset Levels....

You might want to find out a little more about our heritage and culture, in which case there are excellent opportunities for that because this is a county where many of the old crafts survive and indeed are flourishing.

The rich Vale of Taunton Deane, with its fertile soil and warm climate, is responsible for Taunton's best-known export, cider. The Taunton Cider Company headquarters, just outside the town at Norton Fitzwarren, produce well known brands such as Blackthorn, Diamond White and Red Rock. At Bradford-on-Tone, 3 miles south-west of Taunton, lies Sheppy's Farm, where cider-making by traditional methods can be observed every autumn.

There are few things more relaxing than lunch or dinner at a country pub – and we have loads to choose from, many with attractive gardens where in fine weather al fresco dining adds another dimension of pleasure to the experience.

These, we can assure you, are never in short supply when you visit Taunton Deane.

Quite a strenuous walk to the east and south of this old village situated below the southern end of the Quantock Hills, passing Hestercombe Gardens on route. Distance - 5.5 miles

This is an easy walk following the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal, then gently climbing up to Knapp before returning back along the River Tone. Distance - 5 miles

Exciting activities including: kayaking, climbing, caving, abseiling, open canoeing, archery, assault course, raft build and more.

If you're looking for an educational family day out in Taunton or an outdoor attraction in Taunton, this should be on your 'to do' list. For more information, click here.

Cars from around the world in a living, working museum with over 400 cars & bikes, plus kids activities. School visits. 

We pride ourselves on the fact that this area offers some of the most relaxing surroundings you’ll find anywhere in the West Country. We have no massive industrial complexes to impinge on our superb countryside, no airports to constantly fill the skies with the whining of jet engines. The first thing you’ll notice when you arrive is that the pace of life has definitely changed down a couple of gears. We simply don’t do hustle and bustle.

Activities including Super Looper Roller Coaster, Canoe Run, Laser Quest, Pony Adventure, swimming pool, roundabouts, waltzers, dodgems.

If you’re a cricket fan, then a trip to Taunton isn’t complete without a visit to the Somerset Cricket Museum. Here you’ll learn all about the history of cricket in Somerset. You’ll have the opportunity to explore cricket memorabilia and read about cricketing history.

Discover how astronomers and musicians William and Caroline Herschel lived in Georgian times, and what wonders they discovered!

A walk from ancient fortifications high on the Blackdown Hills, through woods and along green lanes which are often very muddy! Distance - 3.4 miles

If you want to explore the beautiful Somerset countryside, then why not do it on horseback? Quantock trekking offers trails around the Quantock Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty. If you’re planning a Taunton holiday you can even book a riding break with Quantock. For horse enthusiasts, this is the perfect day out. If you’re looking for horse riding in Taunton, you couldn’t find a better setting than Quantock. For more information, click here.

Aj’z Activity Centre offers hours of entertainment for young children in Taunton. You’ll find air canons, a special play frame for children under 4, a football area and even a rubber car track. Whilst your kids let off some steam, you can relax in the café and take advantage of the free Wi-Fi or read the magazines and newspapers. Perfect if you’re looking for an indoor play centre in Taunton or a wet weather activity in Taunton. For more information, click here.

A walk east from the small village of Chipstable, over hills to reach the River Tone, which you then follow upstream to Washbattle Bridge before returning over Heydon Hill. Distance 4 miles.

A walk from the pleasant village of Hatch Beauchamp east along the high ground formed by limestone and down the scarp to Wrantage, returning through the western extremities of the low-lying moorland...

There are simply loads of things to do, from gentle strolls through unspoiled and protected countryside to visiting museums and other destinations offering an insight into Somerset’s fascinating history.

The circular trails are open to everyone. People with disabilities or special needs may...

The circular trails are open to everyone. People with...

Bath, Bridgwater, Clevedon, Dunster, Glastonbury, Portishead, Minehead, Watchet, Taunton, Wells, Weston-Super-Mare

There's plenty to do in Taunton, whether you're lucky enough to have glorious sunshine or more traditional English rain. If you're on holiday in Taunton or are looking for weekend activities in Taunton, look no further than! There's something for everyone, from high ropes courses in Taunton to learning about basket making in Taunton.

Vivary Adventure Centre is part of Closer to the Edge, providing adventure centres across the country.

An interesting walk to Pitminster and Corfe, crossing the Poundisford Park Pale.

A varied country walk from Thurlbear to Orchard Portman, with good views across the Vale of Taunton and to the surrounding hills. This walk is particularly good for those interested in trees....

Because the area offers a unique blend of attractive towns and beautiful, accessible countryside there’s always a huge variety of leisure activities on offer close by.

Culture, recreation, heritage, gastronomy, historic sites – we think we’ve got pretty well all the bases covered and can offer something to suit all personal tastes.

Ash Common was our first Local Nature Reserve, and it is still the largest we have. The Common is home to a mixture of habitats, with areas of unimproved neutral grassland, semi-natural deciduous...

Things to do in Taunton

The circular trails are open to everyone. People with disabilities or special needs may want to check the leaflet for...

Excellent air museum for all the family with many historic aircraft, activities and museum. Events throughout the year.

This is a fairly easy walk from Staplegrove, over Rag Hill and Norton Hillfort with views to the Quantock Hills, and then back along Norton Brook and the line of the old Grand Western Canal. Distance...

Children will love the animals at this farm, monster playbarn on 3 levels, slides and trails, Outside action includes trampolines and so much more!

A walk from Ash Common (nature reserve) through gently rolling countryside with views south across the Vale of Taunton and north to the Brendon Hills and the Quantocks. Distance - 3.1 miles

A walk from Hillfarrance church through the gentle Vale of Taunton and the parish of Oake. Distance 6 miles.

Alongside its permanent galleries the museum offers a regularly changing series of exhibitions and activities such as family drop-in sessions, plus a programme of special events, including evening talks, music and outdoor theatre.

Taunton takes its name from the River Tone that flows through the centre of town, which is sheltered by the surrounding Blackdown, Quantock and Brendon Hills.

This walk to the south of Taunton starts at Vivary Park and passes through Trull before gently ascending Cotlake Hill to give panoramic views of Taunton and the surrounding landscape. Distance 4.5...