Autumn is truly the perfect time to enjoy a short break away as a family.

With the all the fun of the summer holidays becoming a distant memory and the drudgery of homework and early starts setting in, there’s no better time to escape and enjoy some quality time together. Take walks among the crisp brown leaves and cosy up together in front of a crackling log fire and you’ll all soon forget the stresses of your busy lives back home.

Why waste precious hours on airport check-ins and queues when there are so many beautiful places right here in the UK?

Pack up the car and go exploring!

It’s amazing what you can find when you look at our own towns and cities through the eyes of a tourist. The quaint and picturesque town of Wells in Somerset is the perfect setting for an autumn family break. Whether it’s a term time weekend away, or a week’s holiday during half-term, Wells has something for all.

A town steeped in culture, Wells has a rich variety of attractions to keep little ones amused; and with events such as the music, literature and food festivals taking place in October, there are plenty of new experiences to be had. Of course, for a more action-packed afternoon out as a family, there’s the stunning Wookey Caves and the various other attractions on site at the Wookey Hole, including a 4D Family Cinema and Cave Museum.

Find the perfect retreat

If you’re looking for a hotel near the Wookey Caves or Wells itself, then The White Hart is the perfect choice. A sumptuous and stylish boutique hotel, The White Hart is the perfect place to retreat to after a hard day spent exploring caves or absorbing the local culture in Wells. Our award-winning chef will serve you up a delicious hot meal in our Sadler’s Brasserie, where little guests are most welcome. With no washing-up or loading of the dishwasher to be done, mum and dad can linger over their after-dinner coffees and treat the kids to a hot chocolate, savouring every minute of precious time as a family.

After dinner, the whole family can retire to a spacious and opulent family room, where the super king size bed provided for mum and dad means that everyone can snuggle up for a bedtime story or two before the little ones catch some ‘Zs’ in their own bed.

So why not make family time top of your “to do” list this autumn?