Best Summer Events South West 2022 | Family Friendly | Things to Do

Here it is, our list of the best summer events across the South West to keep you busy all summer. This list includes events in the South West – Cornwall – Devon – Dorset – Gloucestershire – Somerset & Bristol – Wiltshire. All events are family-friendly.

We recommend that you check with the attraction that everything is as advertised the day before you visit.

Things to do South West Summer 2022


Antony House – Come and Play this Summer – Cornwall

When? From Wed 27 Jul – Thu 1 Sep over the summer holidays
Address: Antony House and Garden, Ferry Ln, Torpoint, Cornwall, PL11 2QA
A Bit About – “Join us for summer family activities at Antony. Discover the trail supported by Sport England including games, challenges and activities to complete along the way. Complete the trail stops around the garden and check them off your challenge cards. You’re going to have to use your imagination, take on some physical challenges and maybe get a bit competitive.”
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Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park – Summer Season – Somerset

When? From 9th July to 4th September
Address: Pixash Ln, Bath Rd, Keynsham, Somerset, BS31 1TP
A Bit About – “Avon Valley offers a great value day out for the whole family during school holidays and selected weekends. More than your average farm park, we fill your days with fun, entertainment and big events. Within our beautiful riverside location, you can meet our interesting and friendly animals and enjoy hands-on interactive animal* sessions.”
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Berkeley Castle – A variety of events – Gloucestershire

When? Through the summer holidays
Address:  Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, GL13 9PJ
A Bit About – There is so much on including archery every Monday, Children’s theatre, Jousting, step back to Tudor times and more.
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Camel Creek Adventure Park – Various Events – Cornwall

When? Various dates, see below
Address: Camel Creek Adventure Park, Tredinnick, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 7RA
A Bit About – Minions meet and greet 26th-27th July. Superhero week 1st-7th August. Peppa Pig and George meet and greet 9th-10th August, Titan the robot 16th-17th August. Paw Patrol meet and greet 23rd-24th August. Dinosaur week 29th August-4th September.
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Corfe Castle – Corfe before the castle – Dorset

When? Various dates in July and August
Address:  Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Dorset, BH20 5EZ
A Bit About – “Discover the pre-history of Corfe Castle and the story of the people and the landscape that were there before the castle was built. Listen to talks, absorb displays and get involved with interactive activities such as ‘The Dig’.”
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Eden Project – Go wild with Beano at Eden – Cornwall

When? 23rd July to 4th September
Address: Eden Project, Bodelva, Par, Cornwall, PL24 2SG
A Bit About – “Join us for an action-packed summer programme and help Dennis and friends save Eden from the dreaded CO₂-Zilla! Loaded with mischief, mayhem and crazy comic fun, an epic adventure awaits at Eden this summer.”
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Flambards Theme Park – Firework Spectaculars – Cornwall

When? 3rd, 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th, 29th August
Address: Flambards Theme Park, Clodgey Ln, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 0QA
A Bit About – “Join us Monday and Wednesday throughout August for our summer Firework Spectaculars! Enjoy a full day enjoying the park and indoor attractions followed by an exciting evening events programme includes live music, rides open late and entertainment into the night culminating in the return of the spectacular award-winning firework displays.”
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Hope Nature Centre – Summer events – Wiltshire

When? July 25th to August 30th.
Address:  Frome Rd, Southwick, Trowbridge BA14 9QD
A Bit About – “We’ve got some exciting ‘hands-on’ animal experiences and activities running this summer. From Alpaca walks to our Bees, Birds & Bugs talks, there are lots of extra activities to enjoy.”


Old Down Estate – Country Fair – Somerset

When? 7th August
Address:  Old Down Country Park, Foxholes Ln, Old Down, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS32 4PG
A Bit About – “Join us on Sunday 7th August for a line-up packed with bake and crafting competitions, traditional fete games, activities, a display arena, animal talks, food and gift stalls, music and more. A great day out for families and friends this summer… certainly one not to be missed!


Pendennis Castle – Various events – Cornwall

When? Various dates, see below
Address: Pendennis Castle, Castle Dr, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4LP
A Bit About – Pirates at Pendennis – 26th-27th July, Legendary Joust – 2nd-4th August, 9th-11th August. Knight’s tournament – 16th-18th August and 23rd-25th August.
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Powderham Castle – Various Events – Devon

When? Various dates, see below
Address:  Powderham Castle, Church Road, Exeter, Devon, EX6 8JQ
A Bit About – 31st July – Chapterhouse theatre presents Cinderella. 10th August Festival players presents a Midsummer nights dream. Plus other theatre events and a festival on the 25th August.
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Sudeley Castle and Gardens – Theatre & Sculpture – Gloucestershire

When? See below
Address:  Sudeley Castle and Gardens, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, GL54 5JD
A Bit About – Running now until the 30th October – Sudeley Sculpture safari – “The Sudeley Sculpture Safari celebrates creatures great and small and spreads both a universal and local message of peaceful coexistence with nature. Visitors will encounter a safari trail of iconic life-size animal sculptures made from flowers, grasses and plants, from all corners of the world as they explore the castle grounds”. Plus As you like it outdoor theatre on the 21st July.
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The Tank Museum – Summer Holiday – Dorset

When? 23rd July to 4th September
Address:  The Tank Museum, Linsay Rd, Bovington, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6JG
A Bit About – “See armoured vehicles roar round the arena. Every weekday during the holidays, Monday 25 July – Monday 29 August inclusive. Expert commentary on how armoured vehicles work together on the battlefield. Opportunity to get involved. Live Q&A. Lifelike explosions.
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Woodlands Family Theme Park – Various Events – Devon

When? Various dates, see below
Address:  Woodlands Family Theme Park, Woodlands Leisure Park A3122, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 7DQ
A Bit About – Titan the Robot – 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd August. Meet T Rex 3rd August, Meet Peppa Pig 4th August, Slime making and science shows 5th, 12th, 19th and 24th August plus so much more.
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Best Summer Events South West 2022 – Things to do


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