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Original Wild

Muddy says: Paddle boarding, SUP (stand up paddle boarding), canoeing, kayaking, climbing or abseiling in the centre of Bath and around with your family, friends – even your dog!

Adventure days

Cheddar Gorge & Caves

Muddy says: Cheddar Gorge-ous more like, with wildlife and views up on the cliff top; awesome rock formations and evidence of prehistoric humans down in the caves

Days Out


Muddy says: Could this be the very best family day out in the whole of Wilts? Yup, we reckon so!

Days Out

Hestercombe Gardens

Muddy says: 50 acres of magnificent historic gardens and grounds spanning three centuries, with food, art, shopping and fun family events all year round


Mill on the Brue Outdoor Activity Centre

Muddy says: thrill-seeking activities in 25 acres of fields, woods and river valley in Bruton. With thoughful instructors, an holistic approach and environmentally aware – this must be the best outdoor centre in the UK

Activity days

Hidden Woods

Muddy says: Forest fun in a beautiful woodland activity centre halfway between Frome and Bath, for kids (and adults) of all ages

Activity days

My Small World

Muddy says: Looking for a toy that's beautiful, sturdy, innovative or traditional with a cool design edge? Step right on in ...

Children's toys

Little Herbs

Muddy says: Award-winning 100% organic botanical skin care for mums and babies, using ingredients grown in English country gardens


Channel Adventure

Muddy says: All kinds of exciting activities on the sea, on rivers and on dry land – from stand-up paddleboarding to moonlit runs – for kids of all ages and adults

Activity days

Spotty Herberts

Muddy says – a glorious cornucopia of original toys, colourful unisex clothes for babies and children and all sorts of curious knick-knacks for kids that you won't find anywhere else

Children's clothes

Centre for Young Musicians Taunton

Muddy says: one of the world's top music and drama school's has an outpost in Somerset – and you don't have to be a child prodigy to go there


Bailey Hill Bookshop

Muddy says: one of the best bookshops in Somerset, with a brilliant range of books for all ages and interests, friendly knowledgeable booksellers – and you can even bring your dog


giant floating obstacle course on a lake with corfe castle ruins in the background

Dorset Waterpark

Muddy says – bouncing, sliding and splashing around on giant inflatable obstacle courses on two idyllic woodland lakes is the best fun ever – and the kids might like it too.

Days Out

Emily Fairweather Photography

Muddy says: Award-winning photographer Emily Fairweather specialises in natural and fun images of families and children in vivid colour and striking black and white, as well as stunning natural photographs of weddings in a unique and personal style.


Postscript Frome

Postscript is one of the most exciting new indies in one of the best indie towns in Somerset, offering an exciting and developing blend of traditional and high end stationery and print services together with an invigorating craft section.


Deborah Johnson Photography

Muddy says: 15 years' experience as a professional photographer under her belt, makes her the ideal person to approach with your photographic assignments


Treasure trails

If you’re looking for something new to do with the children this weekend – and want something to encourage them outdoors – then why not try a Treasure Trail; an imaginative and fun way to explore. Treasure Trails are self-guided themed walking treasure hunts, ideal for discovering more about where you live or for taking […]

Activity days

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