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Somerset Leisure & Recreation

Most people who work hard in business want to make the most of their leisure time – and Somerset offers an excellent range of facilities.

From top professional sports clubs to grass-roots enthusiasts, you’re sure to find a wide choice of sports and leisure pursuits in Somerset. They include:

  • 23 golf courses
  • Somerset County Cricket Club, at Taunton, which is also the headquarters for Women’s Cricket in England
  • Famous FA Cup giant-killers, Yeovil Town Football Club
  • Somerset Rebels Speedway
  • Multiplex Cinemas and Ten-pin Bowling at Taunton and Yeovil
  • Cycling clubs, fed by interest in the Tour of Britain that races through Somerset each September
  • Outdoor pursuits, including walking and climbing on any one of the 4 hill ranges in the county, or the more sedate Levels and Moors
  • 25 registered racehorse trainers (NTF 2008) and two National Hunt racecourses at Wincanton and Taunton
  • Equestrianism at top class venues such as at Pontispool, near Taunton and Stockland Lovell, near Bridgwater, together with many pony and riding clubs
  • Water-sports at venues such as Wimbleball Lake on Exmoor and on reservoirs at Bridgwater, Cheddar and Yeovil
  • Premiership rugby close-by at Bath and Bristol

If sport is too much like hard work, and you prefer retail therapy to help you relax, Somerset also offers a diverse range of shopping opportunities.

A network of enthusiastic clubs and societies promote a wide range of popular pastimes, from gardening to genealogy; arts and crafts to antiques and music to model-building as well as a thriving “Adult Learning & Leisure” scheme operated by Somerset County Council through many of the county’s secondary schools.