Ilminster is named after the Minster church which dates back from 1450 and River Ile.
The town eventually expanded across the church and some of the ancient buildings are located closely to the churchyard. The town was a prominent staging post for travelers in Victorian era with north-south and east-west-routes. It is a peaceful and serene town with different types of shops, enchanting high-street shops like Strawberry Bank, and a theatre.
Rifleman Firearms Air Rifle Range
It has ten 90-yard lanes which feature hundreds of targets to practice. It is great adventure destination for friends, families and individuals. It has two 60-yard zeroing lanes with automated retrieval. It has ample free parking space and café, on-site gun shop, heated, covered and flood-lit firing points. You may also seek tuition and hire guns.
Located in South West, it is the leading Champagne Balloon Flights provider where thousands of passengers drift peacefully every year over the striking towns, landscapes, and villages of the West County. People from different parts of the world gather here to fly over the amazing landmarks that can be witnessed from the balloon. Enjoy the flights from April to October.
Millfield Holiday Courses
It runs a lot of sports and activities for kids during vacations and English courses for students and Millfield School, which can offer facility hire in Somerset countryside on the Millfield campus. The holiday courses offer different courses like football, multi-activity, golf and rugby, among others. Most of the courses are available on non-residential basis, where residential options are offered for Hockey and Squash.
Manor Road Community Woodland
Located on the outskirts of Keynsham, this exotic woodland is the best place to enjoy afternoon stroll. Along with some amazing footpaths, maintained by volunteers, the woodland has some of the amazing views on Saltford.
The woodland is the part of an initiative “The Forest of Avon” which is aimed to form healthier and greener environment for the future. This 21-hectare site has over 17000 shrubs and trees as 1993 with grant aid by the Forestry Commission. Most of these shrubs and trees have broad leaves and they reflect some species in the area. The site is truly a haven to wildlife and it has traditional stone walls which are one of its heritage features. The woodland is flocked by several migratory birds, so be ready to spot Whitethroats and Bullfinches.
Yeovil Railway Centre
Formed in 1994, Yeovil Railway Centre preserves the old-world charm of Southern Railway since the late 1940s and to offer facilities for main line. The turn table has been overhauled and visitors can explore the sight of large steam engines that are being serviced at Yeovil Junction, from a special platform.
The “Lord Fisher” steam engine is operational and offers public rides on the demo line of 1/3 mile. Visitors ride either in a coach or historic brake van. During these days, Model and Miniature Railways are available with light foods. Built in 1864, Transfer Shed serves as a Café and a Visitor Centre.