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Best Locations in the South West for a Family Day Out

May 26, 2021
Best Locations in the South West for a Family Day Out

If you’re on the hunt for an exciting family day out, South West England has so many different options for you to consider. Whether you’re an outdoorsy family or you prefer to visit cultural attractions like museums and galleries, there really is something to suit all ages and interests. To help get your search started, we’ve chosen five of our favourite places for a family day out in the South West.

Brunel’s SS Great Britain

Designed by engineering colossus Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the SS Great Britain was a pioneering vessel which became the first iron steamer to cross the Atlantic in 1845. It put in more than 40 years of service and is now one of the South West’s top attractions in the form of an innovative museum permanently moored in Bristol. Your children will love stepping aboard to get a taste of Victorian life aboard a historic ship, experiencing the sights, smells and sounds of the life the sailors would have led.

Eden Project

Not far from St Austell in Cornwall, the Eden Project is another of the region’s top attractions. A place where your kids can learn a thing or two while having plenty of fun, this famous eco-friendly attraction is known for its futuristic greenhouses brimming with thousands of different plant species from around the globe. From rainforest walks to rides along the longest zip wire in England, this is a must-visit for nature-loving families.


If your children are fascinated by historical attractions, they’re going to love Stonehenge. The mystery surrounding this prehistoric monument on the Salisbury Plain is the stuff of legend, which you can explore in detail when you visit this iconic site. You could also combine your trip with a stop in nearby Salisbury, where you can see the famous Magna Carta at the city’s cathedral.

Jurassic Coast

Going even further back in time, you can step into the age of the dinosaurs with a trip to the Jurassic Coast. A place where young imaginations can run wild, your little ones can also keep their eyes peeled and fixed to the ground to try and spot some ancient fossils. The coast stretches for some 95 miles between Exmouth and the Old Harry Rocks in Dorset, with highlights including Durdle Door, Durlston Country Park and Lulworth Cove.

Dorset Adventure Park

If you’re looking for an action-packed family day out South West attraction Dorset Adventure Park is hard to beat. Located at Corfe Castle, which isn’t far from Bournemouth and Poole, things will quickly get wet and wild at this laugh-a-minute fun park. With mud trails and obstacle courses suitable for adults and children alike, you can also explore the 18 acres of surrounding woodland while you dry off.

Whether you’ve set your sights on popular seaside town Plymouth or the exciting city of Exeter, there are lots of great places to live in the South West. This is especially true if you’re searching for a new build home, thanks to developments like our new Treledan site close to Plymouth, Hunters Wood not far from Bath and Ladden Garden Village in the Bristol area. Wherever you’re looking at, get in touch with us today to discuss your move.