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£4 – Monthly Family Membership and so much more – RSPB

RSPB offers

UK National Park Membership Deal: From just £4 a month your family can join the RSPB Wow what an amazing deal for those nature lovers out there, a real opportunity … more.

Expires: 7th May 2017

10% Off SPA Gift Vouchers – The Perfect Gift Of Relaxation – spabreaks

spabreaks offers

UK Spa Deal:Enjoy 10% off Spa Break Vouchers Spa Breaks offer a wealth of spa experiences across the UK and beyond and if you know someone who is going on … more.

Expires: 7th May 2017

Late Coach Deals – Just Go Holidays (formerly TheCoachHoliday.com)

Just Go! Holidays (thecoachholiday.com) offers

UK Coach Deal: Enjoy a fantastic break with Just Go Holidays, formerly TheCoachHoliday.com from just £129! Celebrating 15 years of success, TheCoachHoliday.com rebranded and renamed themselves as Just Go Holidays! … more.

Expires: 22nd Apr 2018

£10 Annual Senior Coachcard and save 1/3 on travel – National Express

National Express offers

UK Senior Coachcard Deal: Save a third on all standard fares with a Senior Coachcard, just £10 per year! Do you love taking day trips and short breaks? Enjoy visiting friends … more.

Expires: 7th Apr 2018

£52 – Hotel, Car Parking & Airport Transfer – Britannia Hotels

Britannia Hotels offers

UK Hotel Offer: Stay and Fly at Britannia Hotels, from just £52 per room. Take the stress of airport commuting out of your holiday with a stay and fly package … more.

Expires: 25th Mar 2017

£249 – UK 5 Day Beach Holiday this Summer by Coach – Shearings Holidays

Shearings Holidays offers

UK Coach Holidays: Soak up some UK sun with Shearings Holidays this Summer from as little as £249pp. It is never too early to think about the summer holidays, giving … more.

Expires: 26th Sep 2016

£129 – UK 5 Day Coach Holiday Breaks – Just Go! Holidays (thecoachholiday.com)

Just Go! Holidays (thecoachholiday.com) offers

UK Coach Break Deals: Grab a great value coach break in from £129pp with JustGoHolidays Give yourself something to look forward to in 2016 with a great value coach break … more.

Expires: 14th Jan 2017

£99 – Last Minute Coach Breaks – Shearings Holidays

Shearings Holidays offers

UK Coach Holiday Deal: Grab a great last minute coach break and get a great deal, from just £99pp Want to get away for a few days? Fancy a last … more.

Expires: 27th Feb 2017

£144pp UK & European Spring Hotel Breaks- Shearings Holidays

Shearings Holidays offers

UK & Europe Hotel Breaks:  Visit the best of Britain or Europe from just £144pp this Spring with Shearings Holidays. The birds are singing the sun is starting to shine … more.

Expires: 30th Jun 2016

£240 – UK May Half Term Holiday Park Breaks – Pontins

Pontins offers

UK Holiday Park Deal: Get a fantastic deal on your May Half Term break, from just £240! Get ahead of the game and book your May Half Term family holiday … more.

Expires: 29th May 2016

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Somerset – Just say “cheese” and cider!

There is evidence that settlers appeared in Somerset during the Palaeolithic period and there are a number of archaeological sites in the caves of the Mendip Hills and at Cheddar Gorge. Bones have been found that date back to 12,000 BC and even a complete skeleton was discovered which is believed to be from around 7150 BC, which was given the name “Cheddar Man” (because of its location).

There are many other examples of these earlier times, but quite a few of later events in history, such as the Roman occupation, Anglo-Saxons and Normans. Somerset also witnessed a number of battles, especially during the English Civil War.

Industries in the area have varied over the years and included coal mining, agriculture, sheep and cattle farming (for wool and cheese production), basketry and apple orchards for cider.

Somerset is perhaps best known for its cheddar cheese and strong cider.

Reasons to visit Somerset

In addition to the scenery, there are many things to see and do in Somerset. The Brean Leisure Park is the largest in the south-west and ideal for a family day out. You may also find the following of interest: The Helicopter Museum (the only one dedicated to helicopters), West Somerset Railway Station (Britain’s longest ‘heritage’ railway), Wells Cathedral, Taunton Castle, Glastonbury Abbey (the burial place of King Arthur), The Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare, Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company, Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddar Showcaves and Gorge, Dunster Castle, Butlins Family Entertainment Resort and The Bishop’s Palace in Wells (to name just a few).

Entertainment and Dining in Somerset

Entertainment can be found in theatres, cinemas, nightclubs and pubs, and restaurants include the Demetris Taverna (Greek) in Weston-super-Mare, Reeves Restaurant in Dunster and the Clavelshay Barn in Bridgwater.

Accommodation in Somerset

There is no shortage of Guest Houses, self-catering apartments and B&Bs, and plenty of excellent locations for camping. Hotels include the Spears Cross Hotel in Dunster and the family run Harmony Poynt Hotel in Weston-super-Mare.