South Somerset Tourism Team gears up for busy summer season

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The Easter Holidays always bring the early signs of how busy the summer season will be, as thousands choose to holiday and travel down to enjoy the secret that is South Somerset.

If you are looking for the perfect break in the country, with proper pubs and roaring log fires, great food, friendly folk, heritage at every turn and miles and miles of unspoilt countryside to explore – you’ve found it in South Somerset.

Above: Sunset at Ham Hill Country Park

Our Visit South Somerset guide helps you to unlock and find things to do and places to visit, particularly those secret spots that can make a day out really special.

The guide can be used by residents looking for new things to do with friends and family, or is equally useful for visitors to our area who are looking to explore for the first time and discover all those things that makes South Somerset so special.

You can pick up this invaluable guide from Tourist Information Centre’s at Cartgate Picnic Site and Petters Way in Yeovil, as well as from many other attractions across the district.

Also released earlier this month was the annual Somerset Gardens leaflet, which this year welcomes a host of new gardens and a comprehensive list of garden focused events with useful discount vouchers.

South Somerset District Council’s Tourism Officer, Becky Cotterill, said: “Spring always heralds great things in South Somerset with bluebells in the woodlands and plentiful events across our attractions. What we hope to do as a team is help residents and visitors discover more about our area making their visit and time in South Somerset extra especial.

“Our Tourist Information Centres are the ideal locations to pick up all the information you need about what to explore. The Information Centre at Cartgate is now open seven days a week. Over the winter, it has also undergone a refresh inside, with new stock alongside the huge range of local and regional information. Locally made crafts and products are centre to the stock, with beautiful Shakspeare Glass and craft items in wood. Our knowledgeable team at the Centre aim to serve the needs of tourists visiting South Somerset and residents looking for local information and products for sale. It is now a great shop if you are looking for a present for a special person, especially with a local theme.”

If you are fortunate enough to be in South Somerset over the Easter Holidays, there are plenty of egg hunts around many of our gardens. The Egg Olympics at Ham Hill Country Park is also a wonderful event to join in or watch. Full details of all the events taking place can be discovered on the Discover South Somerset website.

For more information about our Tourist Information Centres or events on in the district, contact tourism@southsomerset.gov.uk.

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