Things to do, whatever the weather

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It’s fair to say the weather has been far from summery here in Taunton, but if you’re planning a summer getaway to Somerset, fear not, there is PLENTY to keep you occupied, whatever the weather.

Here are just a few of our favourite activities in and around Taunton and all an easy distance from the Royal Ashton Town House.

Reynards Adventures
An escape room is a brilliant way to spend a few hours with friends, family or colleagues. At Reynards on Silver Street, you and your teammates will leap into virtual new worlds to complete groundbreaking missions. Together you have to work to find clues, solve puzzles and complete the challenges before the time runs out.

You can enjoy your next big adventure experiencing Temple of the Volcano God, an immersive game that is a brilliant way to spend a rainy afternoon.

Hollywood Bowl
Perfect for all ages, bowling is a family friendly activity for everyone to enjoy. With special discounts available throughout the school holidays, make sure you check their website before you book to take advantage of the best prices.

Odeon Cinema
Whether you’ve opted for Oppenheimer or Barbie (or both!) this summer, you’ll find all the latest blockbuster movies showing at the Odeon here in Taunton. With 8 screens there are plenty of showings every day as well as Premier Seating available to pre book and delicious treats to buy at Ben & Jerry’s.

Space Adventurers
If you’re visiting with small children, Space Adventurers Indoor Play centre in Taunton is an interactive and immersive environment for children up to the age of 12. With three individually age-dedicated areas, from 0-2, 2-4 and 5-12 years old, the centre provides amazing features all with an exciting and out-of-this-world theme. Best of all, the adults can relax with a cup of coffee whilst the little ones enjoy discovering the well equipped play areas.

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We are committed to offering the best available rates to guests who book directly with us. You can save yourself the time and effort of searching elsewhere, knowing that the very best value will be offered to you by our friendly team at the Royal Ashton Town House.

When offers and packages are available, we guarantee these will be offered to all guests who book through our website. For group bookings, please email the Town House directly at Group Ts&Cs available below.

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