The South West of England is the largest region in terms of area and includes Bristol, Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and the Isles of Scilly. The South West is well known for its production of Cheddar cheese, cider and Cream teas, as well as events such as the Glastonbury Festival and the home of the Eden Project.
If you know of a cheap or free day out that isn't in our list, please contact us and we will put it on the site.
Literary fans can follow in Jane Austen’s footsteps and join this free tour of her favourite city. You’ll discover the main points of historical and architectural interest, over the two hour tour. It operates every day of the week at different times and is completely free.
This huge Iron Age hillfort covers an area the size of 50 football pitches. Discover its 4000 year history by reading the information panels that guide visitors around the area. Hike to the top and you’ll be rewarded with stunning views of the countryside. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and don't forget your camera!
Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm shop offers free tastings of all our products and you can ‘watch them work’. They are the largest Cornish Cyder maker in Cornwall and the only distillers making Cyder Brandy and Fruit spirits. In fact they have Cornwall’s only distillery - the first in Cornwall for 300 years.Thanks to Jenny for letting us know about this day out!
The Newlyn Art Gallery showcases the very best of national and international work, including a majority of works produced in the region. The newly refurbished gallery reopened on 7th July 2007, alongside major new art space The Exchange, in the heart of Penzance. Thanks to Andrea for e-mailing this day out to us!
At £1.82 for children and £5.45 for an adult this beautiful museum is really quite a cheap day out. It houses one of the best collections relating to Stonehenge and local archeology and is housed in The King's House, a Grade I listed building.
Learn all about the vital role that Bath has played in the development of the British postal service. YOu can read biographies of key figures and explore the history of the post.
Discover one of the largest collections of Romano-British antiquities in the country at the Corinium Museum in Cirencester. You can also experience life as a Roman and visit a Roman Garden. Adults pay £4.25 and children from 5 to 16 pay £2.25.
After Â£750,000 of Heritage Lottery Funding and local fundraising Poole museum is open after 20 months of major redevelopment. Discover a large and diverse collection built up over 134 years totalling approximately 50,000 objects.
Trace the Royal National Lifeboart Institution's history and development using the selection of painting, photographs, lifeboat models and other objects to help you learn.
Whilst adults have to pay the price of £8.55 for joint site admission, people under aged 18 get in free. The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is a unique experience and a remarkable insight into the work and outlook of one of Britain's most important twentieth century artists.