5 things to do in Somerset this weekend
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The weekend is fast approaching and for those still deciding how to spend their Friday through to Sunday, we pick 5 of the best ways to spend your weekend in Somerset
If you fancy a relax by the side of a lake, why not go fishing and try to catch your dinner. Somerset has plenty of locations with reasonable day ticket prices to choose from.
Check out the six best lakes for fishing here which stock just about every fish you could hope for. Many also have camping facilities and other amenities to turn this into a great weekend away.
Sometimes there is nothing better than picking an idyllic spot and relaxing in the sun with some tasty treats. Everyone has their own favourites for a picnic from sandwiches to pies, fruit to chocolate, juice to beer or cider. The important thing is to pick the perfect spot where you can forget your troubles and even let the kids have a run about.
This is a list of just 10 of our top places to kick back with a hamper and gingham blanket. No matter your preferences, there's something for everyone's liking.
3. Visit Bath
Bath is a great city to visit where everything is within walking distance. From galleries to museums, walks to audio tours, you'll almost have too much to choose from. We've put together a list of many things you can do on your visit to really get to know the city. Do check before your visit as some sites may not open until the 17th May due to restrictions.
4. Coastal walk
Somerset has some amazing coastlines stretching across the Bristol Channel. There are many different places to explore across the stretch from woodland, to salt marshes, to rocky beaches. We've picked out a select few walks that offer something for all abilities so you can enjoy some much needed outdoors time this bank holiday. Some even have pubs at the end to celebrate a good hike.
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5. Pub gardens
Speaking of pubs, our last recommendation for this bank holiday weekend is to spend some time is a gorgeous pub garden and let someone take care of you with a good meal and refreshing drinks. Remember, from the 17th May, you'll also be able to eat indoors at restaurants and pubs although social distancing rules will still be in place.
Somerset has more than enough options on this front and we've included our favourite eight pub gardens here for you to choose from.
Alternatively, if you want to bring your furry friend along too, here's a selection of dog friendly pubs you can pop over to for a pint in the sun.