2019 Bookings are opening on

1st December 2018

Somerset

Unfortunately this centre is

Fully Booked

However, there may be other locations of interest.

Click here to see the list of locations.

Explore this beautiful dramatic landscape and have a spectacular family holiday.

Take a Virtual Tour of the Centre

Nettlecombe Court sits in a secluded magical valley on the eastern edge of Exmoor National Park. The Centre is a striking example of a Tudor and Georgian country mansion. It has a range of spacious dormitory rooms and six single or twin rooms.  It has extensive private grounds suitable for children playing outdoor games and don’t worry if the weather isn’t on your side as we have TV in both the common room and games room which also includes a pool table, arcade games, table football and lots of board games. The centre is easily accessible by road and is a fifteen minutes drive from Taunton station. 

Have a look round on our virtual tourNC-with -play

Explore the Surrounding Area

Venture out from the centre and you will find yourself surrounded by breathtaking views of hills and woodlands.  Walk or bike around the Exmoor National Park seeking out wildlife and plants or just sit back and enjoy the stunning views.  Visit The Quantocks Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and enjoy horse riding, bird watching and see if you can spot the impressive red deer. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars! Head to Taunton to discover the shops, pubs or just enjoy the old historic county town.  Check out Dunster Castle a perfect day out.  Take a twenty minutes drive down to Minehead's glorious sandy beach and view the picturesque views across to south Wales.

Our staff will be able to advise you of the best places to go in the area and give you directions to any of the places mentioned above.

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Free Activities

Sat 1 August

Nature Walk

A shore walk around parts of the Nettlecombe Estate discovering delights of our local natural environment.

Sun 2 August

Beneath the Surface

Discover what lives in the Nettlecombe freshwater habitats.

Sun 2 August

Seaweed and Crabs

A visit to Helwell bay exploring its rock pools followed by a quick visit to Watchet.

Mon 3 August

Beneath the Surface (1)

Discover what lives in the Nettlecombe freshwater habitats.

Mon 3 August

Seaweed and Crabs (1)

A visit to Helwell bay exploring its rock pools followed by a quick visit to Watchet.

Tue 4 August

Minibeast Safari

Sweep nets, beater trays, pooters, magnifying glasses. Find out what lives in the Nettlecombe hedges, trees and grasslands.

Tue 4 August

Dunkery Beacon

A guided walk, although short in distance, it’s all up to the highest point on Exmoor.

Wed 5 August

Minibeast Safari (1)

Sweep nets, beater trays, pooters, magnifying glasses. Find out what lives in the Nettlecombe hedges, trees and grasslands.

Wed 5 August

Dunkery Beacon (1)

A guided walk, although short in distance, it’s all up to the highest point on Exmoor.

Wed 5 August

Small mammals of Nettlecombe

Setting out Longworth traps for opening the following morning.

Thu 6 August

Small mammals of Nettlecombe & Night fliers

Open the traps to see what small mammals live around Nettlecombe, followed by opening the moth trap from the previous night.

Thu 6 August

Bat walk

Use bat detectors to discover the hidden sounds and hiding places of our local bats.

Fri 7 August

West Somerset villages and towns

Running minibuses from Nettlecombe to Minehead throughout the day stopping at; Williton, Washford and Minehead steam railway stations and Dunster castle. Plan your own excursion - an ice cream on the beach in Minehead or a cream tea in Dunster, the choice is yours.

Fri 7 August

Scavenger Hunt and Crafts

Hunt for natural materials and turn them into arts and crafts.

Sat 8 August

Games Morning

Round robin of games to have a go at. Croquet, parachute games and many more.

Sat 8 August

Scavenger Hunt and Crafts (1)

Hunt for natural materials and turn them into arts and crafts.

Extra Activities

Fri 7 August

kayaking or Canoeing - £20 per adult. £15 per under 18s

At Wimbleball Lake with Exmoor Adventures. 2.5 hrs in either the morning or afternoon. (£15 under 18s, £20 for Adults) Subject to minimum and limited sign up policy.

Unfortunately this centre is

Fully Booked

However, there may be other locations of interest.

Click here to see the list of locations.

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