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our favourite local places to visit in Cheddar

Wookey Hole Caves

Enjoy an amazing trip to the famous caves and have a fun family day out here at Wookey Hole Caves! Explore the caves and tunnels, learn more about the history of the area and join in with a range of activities for all ages.  Get competitive with pirate island adventure golf, discover the fairy gardens, meet King Kong and wander through the animatronic dinosaur valley. There’s something for everyone, with over 40 activities to choose from!

Cheddar Gorge Caves

Book sessions to scale the Gorge, or drive to the viewing area at the top for the most spectacular sights across Somerset. Explore the caves where Cheddar Man was found, and our ancestors lived thousands of years ago. There are plenty of adventures waiting for you, including rock climbing and adventure caving to find hidden caves in the rocks. For the ultimate thrill, try the Black Cat Free Fall activity (not for the faint-hearted!) and jump into the heart of Britain’s biggest show cave.

Bristol Zoo

First opening its doors in 1836, Bristol Zoo is the fifth oldest zoo in the world! They have had over 90 million guests visit in that time, and helped to save 175 species from extinction. Bristol Zoo is still a hugely popular and family fun day out – so meet with hundreds of different animals, marvel at the impressive gorillas, search out the red pandas and visit with the quirky African penguins. A truly fabulous day out for everyone – head to Bristol Zoo time and time again! 

Wells

One place which we highly recommend visiting is the cathedral city of Wells, which has a plethora of attractions, museums and quaint local shops. It is a beautiful little city which is the perfect place to spend a relaxing afternoon, taking advantage of the many high quality food establishments and exploring the historic wonders including the Bishops Palace which was built around 1210.

An extra little bonus for the film buffs amongst you: the cult 2007 hit film Hot Fuzz, starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Martin Freeman was filmed here! Why not take a wander around Wells and see how many of the landmarks from the film you can see? The only Wells attraction which didn’t feature in the film was the Cathedral, which was digitally erased from shots so that the fictional village could not be considered a city! The more you know, eh? A great trip for the cinephiles (and everyone else, too).

 

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