9 Free Family Days Out in North Somerset

Sandpoint © Stewart Black, Flickr

Sandpoint © Stewart Black, Flickr - Credit: Archant

There are free family days out to be had all over North Somerset. So spend more time enjoying every bit of this beautiful area, save money and make endless, unforgettable memories. Here are our 9 favourite fun-filled days that don’t empty your wallet.

Start of the Strawberry Line Heritage Trail © Copyright Chris McAuley, www.geograph.org.uk

Start of the Strawberry Line Heritage Trail © Copyright Chris McAuley, www.geograph.org.uk - Credit: Archant

Strawberry Line Cycle Route

The Strawberry Line is so safe and well cared for it’s even got its own entrance arch. Cycle the bit between Yatton and Sandford and it’s a lovely, easy-going 5.4 miles by fields and orchards ending up behind Thatcher’s Cider Farm – and it’s almost entirely car-free all the way.

Clevedon Craft Centre

Clevedon Craft Centre - Credit: Archant

Clevedon Craft Centre

Feeding the ducks at Clevedon Craft Centre has been a treat for tiny children in North Somerset for generations. If you aren’t enchanted by waterfowl, the craftspeople of Clevedon are always busy and watching them at work is free and fascinating.

Weston Big Wood © Copyright George Evans, www.geograph.org.uk/p

Weston Big Wood © Copyright George Evans, www.geograph.org.uk/p - Credit: Archant

Mountain Biking Weston Woods

The downhill trail in Weston Woods is extreme, exhilarating and if you’re up for it, it’s also free. There are currently just two downhill tracks, one of which is tight and technical with steep sections, while the other is fast and flowing with jumps. however there are more trails planned.

The beach and seafront at Weston-super-Mare

The beach and seafront at Weston-super-Mare - Credit: Archant

Weston-super-Mare Beach


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It’s nearly summer so where else to start but the beach? Weston-super-Mare beach is sandy and safe and there’s always something going on. And if you get tired of paddling and soaking up the sun, take a stroll along the pier and enjoy the fantastic views.

st. Andrews Church © Robert Cutts, Flickr

st. Andrews Church © Robert Cutts, Flickr - Credit: Archant

Star Struck Cycling in Clevedon

Cycle the Clevedon Iconic Film and TV Location route. Featuring big and small screen stars like St. Andrew’s Parish Church (Broadchurch), Clevedon Pier (Never Let Me Go) and the town’s legendary Curzon Cinema, it’s probably North Somerset’s most glamorous free bike ride. The 4.5 mile loop starts at Salthouse Flats.

Sandpoint © Stewart Black, Flickr

Sandpoint © Stewart Black, Flickr - Credit: Archant

Sand Point Coastal Walk

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Sand Point is always a favourite summer picnic spot. But if you’re looking for an active family day out, try the National Trust Sand Point Circular Coastal Walk. It’s 3 miles round and a great way to explore the hidden coves, beaches and ancient history of this idyllic area.

Prior's Wood © Kelveden, Flickr

Prior's Wood © Kelveden, Flickr - Credit: Archant

Prior’s Wood

Woods are wonderful for filling up family days out and most of them are free. Our favourite at this time of year is Prior’s Wood. It’s lush and green and feels so peaceful and mysterious it’s hard to believe Portishead is only 10 minutes away. Perfect for exploring, enjoying the delicious smell of wild garlic and seeing some of the best bluebells in North Somerset this year www.visitwoods.org.uk

Hutton Moor Skatepark

Great basics and some minor challenges make this skate park a Weston-super-Mare favourite for boarding and BMX and scooters – it’s a free for all.

Weston Woods Adventure Play Area

A totally natural play area in the heart of beautiful Weston Woods near Weston-super-Mare. Take a picnic and let the little ones zip line, swing, climb and clamber to their heart’s content. 5 minutes’ drive from Weston-super-Mare town centre.

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