Things To Do In The Area

Hummingbird is situated in a ideallic and quaint village with close amenities such as The Community Village Shop, a Village Hall and our local pub The York Inn, all within walking distance.

Close to the A303 we have many beautiful attractions that surround us.


Otterhead Lakes Nature Reserve

Situated in the Blackdown Hills, 7 miles south of Taunton near the village of Churchinford.

The reserve is set around two lakes in the former landscaped estate of Otterhead House that was demolished in 1952.

The lakes are mostly unfenced and care needs to be taken with children. There is a picnic area beside the upper lake.

There are nature trails and wooded areas ideal for den building and forest crafts. Some parts are marshy and you are advised to stay on the trail.

The reserve is open during daylight hours and there is a free car park. A shop and pub/cafe can be found in the village of Churchinford one mile away.

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Ferne Animal Sanctuary

Ferne Animal Sanctuary (5 miles) from Churchinford, in Chard.

The Ferne Animal Sanctuary is an Animal Sanctuary home to over 300 animals, including birds, pigs, donkeys, chinchillas, horses, rabbits, chipmunks, goats, ferrets, and more!

Beautiful Nature Trails to enjoy, plus picnic spots, and children’s play areas. Open throughout the year.

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Sheppys Cider Farm and Museum

Sheppys Cider Farm and Museum (6 miles) from Churchinford, in Taunton.

The Sheppys Cider Farm and Museum is situated in beautiful farmland and orchard to explore, with a number of animals to meet, plus a fascinating Cider Museum, and a Farm Shop and Tearoom.

Learn all about farming and cidermaking from a family who have been doing it for generations!

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Chard Museum

Chard Museum (7 miles) from Churchinford, in Chard.

The Chard Museum Detailed and fascinating collections of exhibits about local history from the Stone Age onward including lots of Dening agricultural equipment, the story of John Stringfellow’s powered flight in 1848 and James Gillingham’s innovative prosthetics.

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Somerset Cricket Museum

Somerset Cricket Museum (8 miles) from Churchinford, in Taunton.

The Somerset Cricket Museum A small museum dedicated to the history of cricket, with particular emphasis on Somerset Cricket Club.

Full of memorabilia, with a section devoted to the England women’s cricket team. A great place for cricket lovers of all ages!

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Burrow Farm Gardens

Burrow Farm Gardens (9 miles) from Churchinford, in Axminster.

The Burrow Farm Gardens Almost 10 acres of wonderfully landscaped gardens that have been created from scratch over the last 50 years!

Great for a relaxing family day out in beautiful surroundings. Nursery, craft shop, and Tearooms selling home made cream teas!

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