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Things to do in Somerset when it rains

A bit of rain is refreshing, replenishing, life-giving. But not necessarily what you want on your one holiday of the year.

Idea one

One for the girls, Lilac Barn in Stoke St Gregory does all things fabric, and some art classes too.

Idea two

In the meantime, the boys can get adventurous by exploring underground in Cheddar Caves and Gorge. There is so much to do here, you'd be best off assigning an entire weekend to investigating, climbing, tunnelling, pot-holing, hiking, touring…

Idea three

For things to do without under 18s, try Dillington House in Ilminster, which has myriad different things to do. Male or female, the setting itself is sure to delight, and the day courses (which need to be booked in advance) are varied and interesting.

Idea four

Bond over bread, with a sour dough class for groups of four. Tracebridge Sourdough in Wellington also do raw food workshops.

Idea five

Couples can have a movie moment from the film 'Ghost' by signing up for a pottery class at Enigma Pottery in Frome. Although they also do children's classes and 'pottery parties'.



Who cares if it's raining when there are this many things to do in Somerset? And if all else fails, head out for a pub lunch.

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