family walking

The Quantocks is a beautiful area – one of the most beautiful in the whole country, many say – but sometimes you need to find things to do that can keep the entire family happy.

This isn’t always an easy task when the kids want one thing, and you want something else, and that’s why we’ve come up with this list. We’re detailing some nearby, family-friendly attractions that will make your decision that much easier. So, with that said, let’s jump in!

Blake Museum

So-named because Bridgwater’s most famous son – Robert Blake – was allegedly born on the site, Blake Museum is a great local museum that offers rich insight into the recent and distant past of the area.

First opened back in 1926, Blake Museum has been going strong ever since, and the focus here is on the archaeology and history of Bridgwater. This means displays and artefacts aplenty, all looking at various periods of the area’s past, from the very ancient to the reasonably modern.

Blake Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm, and you might consider taking a picnic along to enjoy in the glorious museum garden.

Timewarp Arcade

As Southern England’s only retro arcade, there’s a lot here for parents and kids to enjoy in Timewarp Arcade.  

As a parent, you may well find yourself overcome with waves of nostalgia as you find the arcade cabinets of your youth – and all the best ones are here – and kids will just enjoy blasting, jumping and conquering their way across the numerous arcade machines on site.

The selection is impressive, and so is the size of the arcade. You could easily lose a day – and no small amount of pound coins – working your way around everything Timewarp Arcade has to offer. It’s a great place for families, but also the ideal place to deposit the kids if you fancy a cheeky cup of tea.

Kilve Beach

While it’s not an attraction per se, any trip to the Quantock area isn’t complete without a visit to the ruggedly beautiful Kilve Beach.

It’s not the sandiest beach in the world – in fact, you might be hard pressed to find a good patch of the stuff anywhere – but it is the perfect place for a spot of fossil hunting. Once you tell your kids they could soon be the proud owners of a fossil that’s hundreds of millions of years old, you might struggle to get them to leave!