Kids go FREE on Self-Guided Tours over the Christmas Holiday with our amazing promotional offer! Find out more.

Three great discounts during October Half Term

Promotion Details

  • 22nd - 30th October 2022
  • Group 5 Open Daily 10am - 5pm
  • Self-Guided Tours, Escape Rooms
  • Fun Family Day Out
  • Somerset's Number 1 Attraction

October Half Term at Shepton Mallet Prison

This October, experience over 400 years of spooktacular history, with fun activities for all ages!

If you’re looking for a family day out with a difference, you’re in the right place. Explore the whole prison at your leisure, take photos and ‘CELL’fies and enjoy a wide range of fun family activities as you soak up the atmosphere of this amazing historical prison.

Things to do in Somerset at Shepton Mallet Prison Tour

Kids Go Free on Self-Guided Tours

During October Half Term Children Go Free with each paying adult (T&Cs apply).

Your family will be given a visitor guide and map, as you explore around the prison use the sound boxes to learn the facts and history of the prison. The information boards add a fascinating background detail to your visit with staff always available to point you in the right direction and answer any questions you may have.

Shepton Mallet Prison Self Guided Tour

20% Off all Escape Rooms

During October Half Term get 20% off all Escape Rooms (T&Cs apply).

With two different themes to choose from, all our escape rooms offer fully immersive state-of-the-art experiences with fun filled, puzzle-based games in real prison cells, with your own Prison Officer.

To receive your 20% discount when booking


Half Term Escape Room at Shepton Mallet Prison

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Self-Guided Tours

  • Explore the prison at your own pace
  • Discover 400 years of history
  • Great for all ages
  • Somerset’s Number 1 Attraction
  • FREE child entry
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The Cell Escape Room

  • Escape a real prison cell
  • State-of-the-art puzzle-based game
  • Perfect for escape room first timers
  • 20% off use code –


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The Hole Escape Room

  • Unique location
  • Challenging for all ages
  • Great for escape room enthusiasts
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Shepton Mallet Prison is one of the UK’s most notorious Victorian prisons which welcomes over 300 prisoners across 178 cells and four wings. Steeped in history and jaw-dropping true stories, look forward to a unique insight into life behind bars.

From infamous prison escapes to coldblooded crimes and the day-to-day activities of the inmates; Shepton Mallet Prison is full of unforgettable stories that will amaze and astound you!

A prison cell | Shepton Mallet Prison
“We visited Shepton Mallet Prison today to do the escape a cell room. Wow! what an experience myself, my partner and our son, 12 and his friend, completed the cell room and escaped with 5 minutes to spare! A huge shout out to James the prison guard he was fantastic and really added fun, laughter and a story to the experience! We then did a self-guided tour of the prison. Lots to read and interactive buttons to press and listen too. So much to see and explore. An incredible experience from start to finish, from the lovely warm welcome when we entered the building to the moment we left the gates to go home. We didn't stop smiling and laughing. If you have yet to visit Shepton Mallet Prison you really need too. A fun filled day out for the whole family! Thank you so much to all the staff. Incredible!”
Emma J


Guided Tours by former Prison Officers Unique prison cell escape rooms Cafe, museum & gift shop Fun for all the family, old or young! Great value Self-Guided Tour options Dog friendly location

Terms & Conditions

‘Kids Go Free on Self-Guided Tours’

  • Free child entry on Self-Guided Tours with every paying adult.
  • Maximum of 2 child tickets for every 1 paying adult on Self-Guided Tours.
  • Children must be between the ages of 5-15 years old. (Under 5s do not require a ticket).
  • Children must be accompanied by a full paying responsible adult.

‘Escape Rooms’

  • 20% discount is available for online bookings only

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