Family Friendly

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There are plenty of family friendly activities and places in and around Frome, from world class attractions to toddler friendly country walks. Browse through our listings to find the perfect fit for your family.

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The Walled Garden at Mells

The Walled Garden at Mells are a small walled cottage garden in the heart of the Mells Estate, set in an acre of ground …

Westway Cinema

Westway Cinema is an independent, family run three screen cinema in Frome. After a recent refurbishment to turn the ageing premises into a multi-screen …

Hauser & Wirth

Hauser & Wirth is a pioneering world-class gallery and multi-purpose arts center which acts as a destination for experiencing art, architecture, and the remarkable …

Frome Heritage Museum

Frome Heritage Museum is located in the centre of the town in a historic building. It was built for the Frome Literary and Scientific …

Mary Baily Playing Field

Just next door to Victoria Park is the Mary Baily Playing Field. Generously left to the town by local resident Mary Baily in the …

Nunney Castle

A picturesque moated medieval castle, Nunney Castle in Somerset dates from the 1370s. Its builder was Sir John de la Mare, a local knight …

Longleat

Enter a land of adventure. Where Lions roam. Tigers prowl. And monkeys swing. Travel through time in a grand stately home. Lose yourself in …

Cley Hill

Cley Hill is a distinctive landmark that is rich in wildlife and archaeology, with a tremendous panorama. It was once part of the Longleat …

Black Swan Arts

A contemporary crafts centre with gallery, craft studios and café. The building also features a vibrant exhibitions programme of contemporary and innovative art and crafts. …

Farleigh Hungerford Castle

The Hungerford family occupied this fortifies mansion for 300 years, and as such their stories are inextricably linked to the castle. When visiting, you …

Radstock Museum

Radstock Museum is a local history museum that covers the social and industrial history of the former North Somerset Coalfield. This award winning Museum …

Stoney Littleton Long Barrow

Stoney Littleton Long Barrow is one of the country’s finest accessible examples of a Neolithic chambered tomb. Dating from about 3500 BC, it is …

Iford Manor

Ilford Manor is a Grade 1 Italian style garden. The Ilford valley has been occupied since Roman times and the manor house sits idyllically …

East Somerset Railway

Preserved steam railway with regular running days and special events including Thomas Weekend and Santa Specials, situated in the village of Cranmore, near Shepton Mallet …

Bratton Camp & White Horse

An Iron Age hill fort and white horse carved into the hillside. The original Iron Age hillfort defences were built at Bratton Camp over …

Stourhead

World-famous 18th-century landscape garden, Palladian mansion, parkland, woods and chalk downs. Alfred’s Tower overlooks surrounding estate. The Home at Stourhead This was the home …

Wookey Hole Caves

The UK’s largest show caves system, with underground lakes. It is home to the infamous Witch of Wookey. Attractions include the prehistoric Valley Of The …

Lacock

Lacock is set in rural Wiltshire and is owned by the National Trust. Lacock villa is famous for its picturesque streets and historic buildings. …

Cheddar Gorge and caves

Cheddar Gorge is one of England’s most iconic and spectacular landscapes. At almost 400 feet deep and three miles long, this is England’s largest …

Stonehenge

Walk in the footsteps of your Neolithic ancestors at Stonehenge – one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in …

RISE

A unique, majestic and centrally located listed building, which is much loved by residents. They are perfectly situated in the town centre and benefit …

Hope Nature Centre

The Hope Nature Centre, offers a fun family day out, set in 15 acres of Southwick Country Park near Trowbridge. The park is home …

Frome Sport & Fitness

Frome Sports and Fitness offers a swimming pool, all the latest gym and fitness equipment, an extensive programme of group exercise classes including indoor …

Heaven’s Gate

Enjoy wonderful views over the Longleat Estate and the surrounding Wiltshire countryside on this short walk. From the car park at the Nockatt Coppice …

Shearwater Lake

Enjoy a waterside walk along this pretty lake on the Longleat Estate surrounded by attractive flora and fauna. There is a walking trail running …

Bradford-on-Avon

A short drive from Frome, Bradford-on-Avon, is a pretty, historic market town nestled on the banks of the River Avon. Explore the town’s characterful …

White Row Farm Shop & Café

White Row is set in pleasant rustic surroundings and includes a Farm Shop selling a huge range of items including local and organic produce, …

Victoria Park

Frome’s first public park was created and opened around 1887 to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. Victoria Park is the most formal of the …

Farrington’s Cowtastic Playbarn and Farm Park

Whether it’s racing down the wavy slides or carefully treading across the rope skywalks, the Cowtastic Playbarn has it all to keep your family …

Mendip Hills

Dramatic gorges and ancient woodland rising above the Somerset Levels. The Mendip Hills run east-west across Somerset from Frome to Brean Down. Inside they …

Palette & Pasture

Pyle Farm in Trudoxhill is the home of delicious Somerset Gelato – produced from Pyle Farm’s own dairy herd, pasteurised and produced all on …

The Newt in Somerset

The Newt in Somerset is a country estate with splendid gardens, woodland and farmland. The core is Georgian, with limestone buildings the colour of burnt …

Welshmill

Play, Woods & Frome’s famous BMX Pump Track On the north bank of the river, Welshmill is one of Frome’s best spots for playing. …

The Old Showfield

The Old Showfield… Great for dogs…. and kids…. and runners…. and walkers… and general outdoor stuff! The Old Showfield is Frome’s largest open green …

Rodden Meadow

Wildflowers, wildlife & wild grasses Rodden Meadow is an ancient meadow just minutes from the town centre. Situated next to the river, the meadow …

Millenium Green

Local art & local apples Fantastic views and local artwork, just minutes from the town centre. Historically, Millennium Green was used as both a …

The Dippy

Blackberries, trees & important habitats The Dippy is an important and valuable space to the south of Frome town centre – a well-used link …

Weylands

The middle-man, joining the town’s riverside spaces Head north from The Otherside or Welshmill and you’ll find Weylands – a flat, grassed green space …

River Frome Corridor

A footpath along the scenic River Frome, from the Cheese and Grain to Welshmill Lane.

Merlin Theatre

Built in 1974, The Merlin Theatre a registered charity, is run by a small number of professional staff and a dedicated army of volunteers. …

Frome Memorial Theatre

539 seat traditional theatre in the heart of Frome, offering diverse performances to suit all ages and pockets. The Memorial Theatre goes from strength …

Marston Park

Marston Park is “a playground for creativity with grown up food and drink”. Set on beautiful Victorian estate enjoying stunning waterside views, Marston Park …

Cheese And Grain

The Cheese and Grain is a not-for-profit, member owned social enterprise and also a registered charity. Its main aim is to promote and boost Frome’s social, cultural …