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Things to do in Frome

Ways to Spend the Day in Beautiful Frome

Frome is a charming and historic town nestled in the heart of Somerset. This locale beckons families with its delightful assortment of activities and attractions. Known for its vibrant arts scene, engaging museums, and picturesque parks, there's no shortage of family-friendly fun to be had in Frome. Whether you're exploring the local artisans at the bustling Frome Independent Market, delving into history at the Frome Museum, or enjoying a leisurely afternoon at the park, Frome promises a memorable experience. It's just a stone's throw from the secluded Cookswood estate, and residents enjoy day trips to this exceptional destination. Find out what's in store for you in Frome.

Be Entertained at Cheese & Grain

Cheese & Grain is a not-for-profit venue and a hub for culture and entertainment. Known for hosting a variety of events, including music concerts, dance parties, and exhibitions, the Cheese & Grain is a beloved establishment for locals and visitors alike. You might even catch a performance by world-renowned bands, as the Foo Fighters once played a secret gig here! Check their schedule during your visit and get a taste of the vibrant local arts scene. Many of their events make the perfect thing to do in Frome with kids.


Take in the Town's Heritage & History

Dive into the local history by spending an afternoon at the Heritage Frome Museum. This small but comprehensive museum houses a wide range of artefacts, from geological specimens and Roman coins to World War II exhibitions, paying tribute to the town's rich heritage. With exhibits that tell the story of Frome's textile industry, mining history, and unique past, it's a must-visit for every history enthusiast. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated and help maintain this gem of local history. Once you're finished at the museum, take a stroll through town and see up to 300 listed buildings lining the streets!

Make a Shopping Stop at Catherine Hill

No trip to Frome would be complete without walking the cobbled path of Catherine Hill. This historic street, with its Georgian architecture and charming ambience, is a delight to explore. Lined with a diverse collection of independent shops, you'll find a treasure trove of unique items. Be sure to stop at The Dandy Lion (vintage clothing), Boho (women's clothing), and Sherlock & Pages (books). Once you've had your retail therapy, don't forget to visit one of the cosy cafes or bakeries dotting the street.

Enjoy the Lush Greenery of Victoria Park

Find some peace and tranquillity in the midst of Frome at Victoria Park. This historic park, established in the late 19th century in honour of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, is perfect for a relaxing family picnic or a serene stroll. With beautifully maintained gardens, rose beds, a seasonal café, and thatched bandstand, the park is loved by the entire community. Don't miss the vibrant burst of colours when the flowers are in full bloom! We recommend Victoria Park as something to do for couples in town.

Get a Bit of Everything at Frome Independent Market

Step into a vibrant world of art, creativity, and culinary delights at the Frome Independent Market. This monthly market transforms Frome's town centre into a bustling bazaar, offering an eclectic mix of local artisan crafts, fresh produce, vintage treasures, and street food. And it's not just a market—it's a celebration of local culture and community spirit. Vendors may vary, but you can always find handcrafted goods, food and drink, music stalls and much more!

Frome is Easily Accessible from Cookswood

Owning a luxury, eco-friendly holiday home at Cookswood offers a slew of benefits, from the secluded tranquillity to the stunning scenery. But holidaying away from the hustle of the city doesn't mean you'll never have access to shopping, dining, and culture. Families who have built their dream holiday home at Cookswood take day trips and weekend getaways to places like Frome several times a year. Contact us to learn more about purchasing your very own holiday home on our beautiful estate.

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