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Gorge on local attractions

Splash and swim at Ridgemoor Pool, ride the waterslides at Brean Splash Waterpark, play England’s eighth best golf course at Burnham and Berrow, or cycle or canoe the canal. See Britain’s biggest gorge at Cheddar, and panto and comedy at Bristol Old Vic. Or pack your buckets and spades for beaches at Burnham and Brean and Berrow.

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Bring the restaurant to you, with Dineindulge, a unique private-chef experience offering restaurant-quality cuisine in your own home. Pick from Italian, French, Asian, British or Spanish, and everything from express to deluxe. Then simply uncork the wine. Or book a restaurant meal kit from Amy Nancollis.

It’s all part of making life easier for you. So all you have to do is hen. Need cleaning and ironing, limousine services or a taxi? Need a babysitter or someone to walk the dog? Or maybe you fancy a Spanish cookery evening, a barbecue laid on, a marquee event in the garden or a beautician bringing in? You’re the boss.

Need some ideas? Book a massage, body wrap, facial, nail care and more at Cadbury Hotel. Sip tea from vintage china and guzzle homemade cake as you learn how to create beautiful flower arrangements, with Daisy Lane. Or learn how to make sushi, with Your Sushi, a three-to-four-hour lesson held at The Mendips.

Or maybe something sweeter? Zara’s Chocolates comes to you, kicking things off with a glass of bubbly before teaching you the art of truffle-making and enrobing. Finish off with your own signature truffle. Wrap up your day with cocktails at The Milk Thistle in Bristol or at clubs such as Basement 45 or Lakota.

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Head down to Seaquarium in Weston-Super-Mare for an aquarium on its own pier, with a touchpool and jellyfish, piranhas and puffer fish. Drive over to Cheddar to explore Britain’s biggest gorge, from the stunning stalactite caverns to the dramatic cliffs rising over 450ft.

You’ve more caves to see at Wookey Hole, plus a whole bunch of attractions that include pirate golf, animatronic dinosaurs, a mystic fairy garden and woodland walks. Exit through the gift shop. Or enjoy 20 miles of heritage railway through the rolling Mendip countryside on the West Somerset Railway.

Catch comedy, panto and Shakespeare at Bristol Old Vic, or a musical at the Bristol Hippodrome. Or get down to Puxton Park for rides, a soft play area, the boating lake, bouncy pillows, go-karts, and zorbs. Finish with a hearty hot meal in the Meadows Restaurant.

Pack your buckets and spades for a day out at lovely beaches that include Weston-Super-Mare, Burnham-on-Sea, Berrow and Brean, and Lynton and Lynmouth. See the largest dedicated rotorcraft exhibition in the world at the Helicopter Museum. Or rip up the multi-tiered track at AJ’s Karting and Laser Tag.

For the grown ups

Book in advance and splash and swim at family-owned Ridgemoor Pool or at Burnham-on-Sea’s Swim and Sports Academy. Ride the waterslides at Brean Splash Waterpark. Or try snowsports, tobogganing, golf frisbee, abseiling, axe-throwing and more at Mendip Activity Centre.

Trot down to Alstone Court to improve your horse-riding skills, give it a go for the first time, or even pick up advanced show-jumping and dressage techniques. Ask us about bringing your own horse. Or try a Have-a-Go shooting experience at Brook Bank in Cheddar.

Play Burnham and Berrow, the golf course ranked eighth in England and first in Somerset. Refuel with lunch or a buffet at the 19th. Head down to Brean Sands to hire bikes, mobility scooters or go-karts from Cycle Hire Leisure, then pedal out over the Quantocks or along the Bridgwater to Taunton Canal towpath.

Strap your boots on for local walks that include a three-mile circular jaunt up Brent Knoll, a climb to Crook Peak, Somerset’s shapeliest summit, or along the coast at Brean Down. Or hire a canoe, kayak, self-drive motor boat or narrowboat and navigate the Bridgwater/Taunton Canal.