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Things to do in Taunton

County town of Somerset on the River Tone and just off the M5 motorway

Are you looking for things to do in Taunton? We've got plenty of great ideas for you and places to go in your leisure time.

Known for...   Cider making and cricket



 

  Attractions

Taunton Castle FREE

Taunton Castle is a Grade 1 Listed Scheduled Ancient Monument standing at the heart of Somerset's county town.
Castle Green
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 4AA

01823255088

 

Vivary Adventure Golf

Fun and challenging 18-hole mini golf course for all the family.
Vivary Golf Course
Taunton
TA1 3JT

Recommended by Steve Weild, Taunton

 

Vivary Adventre Centre

Adventure and High Ropes Centre located just 5 minutes from Taunton. If you're looking for an exciting and educational day of activity then this is the place to be.
Fons George Vivary Park
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 3JT

 

Hestercombe Gardens

Lutyens's hallmarks are everywhere: iris-choked rills, pergolas, seats, relieved staircases and pools where reflections twinkle.
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton
Somerset
TA2 8LG

 

West Somerset Railway

Bishops Lydeard Station is the southern terminus of the West Somerset Railway. It is four miles from the County town of Taunton.
Bishops Lydeard station
TA4 3RU

 

Fyne Court FREE

National Trust - Explore a lost garden.
Broomfield
Bridgwater
Somerset
TA5 2EQ

 
 

  Museums

The Museum Of Somerset FREE

Tells the county's story from prehistoric times to the present day using real objects combined with evocative films and sounds.
Taunton Castle, Castle Green
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 4AA

01823255088

 

Somerset County Museum FREE

The Museum of Somerset tells the county's story from prehistoric times to the present day using real objects.
Castle Green
Taunton
TA1 4AA

01823334496

 

Somerset Cricket Museum

The Somerset Cricket Museum displays cricket memorabilia about the history of Somerset cricket and cricketing in general.
7 Priory Avenue
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 1XX

01823275893

 
 

  Parks

Vivary Park FREE

Vivary Park is located close to the town centre; it covers 7.5 hectares of parkland. Large children's adventure play area.
Mount Street
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 3QE

 

Adcombe Wood & Woodram Copse FREE

This steeply sloping wood is part of the scarp woodlands overlooking Taunton Vale in the Blackdown Hills Area.
Taunton Deane
TA3 7SJ

 

Beacon Coppice FREE

Beacon Coppice is small, peaceful woodland located near to the village of Kingston St. Mary near Taunton.
Taunton Deane
TA2 8HR

 

Quantock Hills Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty FREE

The Quantock Hills provides many opportunities for a wide range of activities including mountain biking, walking and horse-riding.
Fyne Court
Broomfield
Bridgwater
TA5 2EQ

 

Blackdown Hills Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty FREE

The Blackdown Hills are a group of hills lying on the border of Devon and Somerset.
St Ivel House, Hemyock
Cullompton
Devon
EX15 3SJ

 

Bickenhall Old Churchyard FREE

Bickenhall Old Churchyard is a tiny, flat site located off a lane in a very quiet rural area near the A358 road.
Bickenhall
Taunton
Somerset
TA3 5RU

 

Clayhidon Turbary FREE

An historic community landscape renowned for its heathland and mires.
Hemyock
Blackdown Hills
EX15 3SX

 
 

  Bowling

Hollywood Bowl Taunton

Tenpin bowling and entertainment venue.
Heron Gate
Taunton
TA1 2LP

Recommended by Jeff O'Mara, Taunton

 
 

  Cinema

Odeon Taunton

Multi-screen cinema in the heart of Taunton.
Heron Gate
Riverside
TA1 2LP

03330144501

 
 

  Theatre

The Brewhouse Theatre And Arts Centre

Home to an eclectic programme of drama, dance, comedy shows, touring comedians, music, family shows, films and exhibitions.
Coal Orchard
Taunton
TA1 1JL

Recommended by Andrew Grey, Taunton

 
 

  Golf

Vivary Park Golf And Minigolf

Eighteen holes, par sixty-three-parkland course measuring 4,620 yards. The 18-hole mini golf area was refurbished in 2009.
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 3JW

 

Vivary Golf Course

Golf Club.
Vivary Park
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 3JT

 

Oake Manor Golf Club

Golf Club.
Oake
Taunton
Somerset
TA4 1BA

 

Taunton & Pickeridge Golf Club

Golf Club.
Corfe
Taunton
Somerset
TA3 7BY

 

Taunton Vale Golf Club

Nestling in 156 acres of rolling parkland, Taunton Vale Golf Club in Somerset has matured into a spectacular 18 hole golf course.
Creech Heathfield
Taunton
Somerset
TA3 5EY

 
 

  Leisure centres

St James Street Swimming Pools

School swimming, Club swimming, Aquababies, Adult training.
St James Street
Taunton
TA1 1JH

 

Blackbrook Pavilion

Fitness gym. Junior sports courses. Birthday Parties. Fitness classes. School holiday activities. Toning tables. Tennis.
Blackbrook Way
Taunton
TA1 2RW

 

Wellington Sports Centre

Fitness gym Junior sports courses Fitness classes School holiday activities Swimming Swimming Lessons Birthday parties 5 a side.
Corams Lane
Wellington
TA21 8LL

 

Wellsprings Leisure Centre

Fitness gym Junior sports courses Fitness classes School holiday activities Functions and events Spray tanning Birthday parties.
Cheddon Road
Taunton
TA2 7QP

 
 

  Water sports

Taunton Pool

Indoor swimming pool suitable for all ages.
Station Road
TA1 1NN

Recommended by Gary Franklin, Teignmouth

 
 

  Sport

Taunton Tennis Club

One of the leading tennis clubs in the south west of England.
Blackbrook Way
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 2RW

 

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