Things To Do in The Summer Holidays Around Nailsea

The summer holidays are the perfect time to create lasting memories with your family. If you’re looking for exciting activities in and around Nailsea, you’ve come to the right place! Here at, we have comprised this article to explore a variety of fun-filled options for you and your loved ones to enjoy this summer. From outdoor adventures to indoor attractions, Nailsea and its surrounding areas offer a plethora of entertainment suitable for all ages. So, let’s dive into the vibrant world of family-friendly activities and start planning your memorable summer holiday!

Discover Nature’s Beauty in and around Nailsea

Nailsea boasts an array of picturesque outdoor locations that are perfect for family outings. Start your adventure by exploring the enchanting Tyntesfield Estate, just a short drive away. This Victorian Gothic house is surrounded by stunning gardens and woodland trails, providing ample opportunities for leisurely walks, picnics, and wildlife spotting. During the summer, the estate often hosts special events like outdoor theatre performances and garden tours.

For a more relaxing summer day out, head to the nearby Marine Lake in Clevedon. Enjoy a refreshing swim, rent a paddleboard, and bask in the serene atmosphere while surrounded by breath-taking views of the Bristol Channel. Clevedon is lovely day out with a lot to offer in the summer and it’s not too far from Nailsea, with great bus routes too.

Ty sculpture trail at Town House Wood is a great option for a more active day out. Enjoy the local nature and wonderful green scenery while getting the family out for a fun filled walk through the Somerset countryside. Located in Hermitage Wood, the trail is home to an amazing group of sculptures, carved out of fallen trees and you might even bump into some of the badgers who also call the woodland home.

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Exciting Indoor Activities with The Family

If you’re looking for indoor entertainment, Nailsea and its neighbouring towns have plenty to offer. Nailsea is home two different leisure centres, Scotch Horn Leisure Centre and Backwell Leisure Centre. Together, the two facilities boast a range of activities, including swimming, trampolining, and indoor sports. It’s an excellent option for rainy days or when you want to escape the summer heat.

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Fun-filled Events and Festivals This Summer

One of the notable events of the summer is the Nailsea International Bike Show, which usually takes place in September. This thrilling event draws motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the country. Marvel at the impressive display of bikes and browse the numerous trade stands for biking gear and accessories. The event also offers family-friendly entertainment such as live music, food vendors, and children’s entertainment.

This year’s Trendlewood Community Festival is on the 26th of August 2023 and is annual event that has lots of entertainment for the whole family. Live music from bands and performers as well as other activities make it an exciting event that you don’t want to miss out on.

If you’re a big beer or cider drinker, then we have an annual Nailsea Beer and Cider Festival which is a huge event well worth attending. The festival will run from the 7th – 9th July so make sure you get your tickets in time. This is a great event for couples or anyone looking to spend their day tasting the best beers and ciders that the local area has to offer.

Additionally, throughout the summer, Nailsea often hosts music festivals, with local bands and artists performing in various venues across the town. These events offer a fantastic opportunity for families to enjoy live music together and experience the vibrant local music scene.

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Nearby Attractions the Family Will Love

While Nailsea offers a wealth of entertainment, venturing slightly further afield will reward you with additional family-friendly attractions. Just a short drive away, the Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm in Wraxall promises an unforgettable day out. Encounter exotic animals, participate in interactive experiences like giraffe feeding and zookeeper talks, and let your children enjoy the exciting adventure playgrounds. The zoo often organises special events during the summer, such as animal-themed workshops and face painting.

For thrill-seekers, a trip to Puxton Park is highly recommended. This all-weather attraction near Weston-Super-Mare features an indoor soft play area, farm animals to meet and feed, mini-golf, and even a zip line. There’s something for everyone, ensuring an action-packed day for the entire family. The park often hosts seasonal events, including summer-themed festivals, live shows, and treasure hunts.

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The summer holidays are a time to create cherished memories with your loved ones, and Nailsea and its surroundings offer an abundance of activities to help you do just that. From exploring nature’s wonders to enjoying indoor attractions and attending vibrant events, there’s no shortage of family-friendly fun. So, gather your loved ones, visit Nailsea and its neighbouring areas, and embark on an adventure-filled summer holiday that will leave you with lasting memories for years to come.

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