5 things to do in Somerset this weekend

Clevedon Somerset England pier and seafront at coast town near Bristol and Weston-super-mare

Take a stroll along the seafront in Clevedon - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

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

1.  Fishing 

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.

A hand holds out a long fishing rod over the water. There are trees on the opposite bank.

Somerset has a diverse range of fishing options to satisfy everyone - Credit: Brady Rodgers

2. Picnic

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.

Grab a book, your favourite food and head to one of these beautiful Hampshire picnic spots

Grab a book, your favourite food and head to one of these beautiful Hampshire picnic spots - Credit: Evangelina Silina / Unsplash

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. 

Pulteney Bridge in Bath, Somerset, UK. There are cruise boats in the right

Pulteney Bridge in Bath, Somerset, UK. The bridge was designed and built by Robert Adam at the end of the 1700s has a row of shops on the bridge the backs of which can be seen above the three arches." - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

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.

Beer in a Suffolk pub garden

Suffolk beer gardens to visit - Credit: Unsplash

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.