What to do and see in Chard, United Kingdom (UK): The Best Places and Tips

March 25, 2018 Augustus Redeker

Discover the best top things to do in Chard, United Kingdom (UK) including Forde Abbey & Gardens, Chard & District Museum/Heritage Centre, Sharandys Birds of Prey, Chard Reservoir, Ferne Animal Sanctuary.
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1. Forde Abbey & Gardens

Forde Abbey, Chard TA20 4LU, England +44 1460 220231
Excellent
60%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 490 reviews

Forde Abbey & Gardens

Thirty acres of beautiful Gardens, surrounding one of the oldest inhabited houses in England that is open to the public, features a rockery, bog garden, arboretum and millions of spring bulbs.

Reviewed By Emma P

After paying £30 for a family of four, we were very disappointed with the lack of Halloween activities. The website is very misleading! There was nothing spooky going on. Pathetic plastic skeleton hiding in a wheelbarrow, the grim reaper on a motorbike and a bat hanging from a tree! The only saving grace was the Halloween trail which gave the kids something to do for half an hour and they rolled a few pumpkins down a hill. Not impressed at all!!

2. Chard & District Museum/Heritage Centre

Godworthy House High Street | High Street, Chard TA20 1QB, England +44 1460 65091
Excellent
77%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 78 reviews

Chard & District Museum/Heritage Centre

Reviewed By Wendy D - Schelluinen, The Netherlands

My family and I were visiting Chard to look into my family history. We had planned on visiting the museum after diing some research online. We did not know what to expect, but were pleasantly surprised by this little, local museum. There were many artifacts and much history. Every time I went around a corner, I was surprised to see that there was so much to explore. We had our 5 year old daughter with us and there was plenty to keep her entertained. There was a photo hunt, a dress up chest, buttons to push as well as a small school display where she was able to sit and pretend to be a pupil. Those running the museum were also very friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend it!

3. Sharandys Birds of Prey

Wadeford, Chard, England +44 1460 65445
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 42 reviews

Sharandys Birds of Prey

Welcome to Sharandys Birds of Prey, we are a private Bird of Prey Center based near Chard, Somerset and we pride ourselves on offering Bird of Prey courses and Experience Days which is completely 'Hands On', you will have the opportunity to handle, meet and fly these magnificent Birds of Prey.You can also enjoy the thrill of flying Birds of Prey and watch them in their natural state of flying free!!

Reviewed By Philip G - Banwell, United Kingdom

I cannot praise everyone at Sharandys enough. They made my day and the birds were stunning. I have finally found something I'm passionate about and cannot wait to go back! They have a fantastic selection of birds and do such an amazing job. Go if you can you will not be disappointed!!

4. Chard Reservoir

Oak View Oaklands Avenue, Chard TA20 1HN, England
Excellent
35%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 60 reviews

Chard Reservoir

Reviewed By Homer54 - Bristol

Visited the Reservoir whilst on holiday staying in Chard. Looked up the Reservoir on search engine, it stated that Reservoir walks around the area were closed to dogs during the breeding season, arrived to find Reservoir is closed to dogs all the time, just a large meadow for your dogs.
No mention of using the cycle path to walk around the lake. Very disappointed.

5. Ferne Animal Sanctuary

Wambrook, Chard TA20 3DH, England +44 1460 65214
Excellent
48%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
11%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 51 reviews

Ferne Animal Sanctuary

Ferne Animal Sanctuary provides care and refuge for unwanted domestic animals, farm animals and horses and has done for over 75 years. Set within the stunning Blackdown Hills is the perfect location to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the countryside and even watch some of our resident animals enjoying it too.

Reviewed By Sue R - Axminster, United Kingdom

Have made many visits to Ferne as we live nearby. It has recently had an update and is now much more accessible for all ages and abilities. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful and we were chatting to the education officer and he gave us a quick test to see if we could identify some animal skulls! (We managed to identify most of them!). There is now a lovely walk around the Sanctuary on much better paths, so even anyone in a wheelchair shouldn't find it too hard. The little cafe does light lunches and afternoon teas. Don't expect to see a great selection of animals - after all, this is a Sanctuary, not a zoo but they do a wonderful job so give them lots of money!

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