Itineraries

Family Weekend

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Friday
Walk along the seafront for ice-cream and fish & chips

Saturday
Morning: Take to the water – sandcastles, paddling, swimming or organised activity with Channel Adventure https://www.channeladventure.co.uk/

Lunchtime: Picnic in Blenheim Gardens

Afternoon: a round or two of pitch and putt in Blenheim Gardens before exploring the town/maritime mile trail.

Evening: Star gazing on North Hill

Sunday

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Morning: Take a steam train and travel the line to Watchet via West Somerset Railway 

https://www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk/

Lunchtime: Picnic on the beach or lunch in a local cafe

Afternoon: Fossil hunting on Watchet beach and then maybe call into the town’s Boat Museum and Market House Museum.

If it’s wet travel a little further afield on the railway, or visit Tropiquaria or Minehead Eye. 

 

Weekend for Couples

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Friday
Afternoon: Visit Minehead Museum and explore the town and harbour, including the Maritime Mile

Evening: Fish and chips on the seafront.  Live music in local pub.

Saturday
Day trip on the West Somerset Railway. Buy a rover ticket for unlimited travel to explore each station on the line

Lunchtime: Enjoy the catering onboard or stop at one of the stations along the route and explore the neighbouring area to grab a bite to eat

Afternoon: Cream tea at Stogumber station

Evening: Eat out in a local restaurant - most use locally-sourced ingredients. Then watch a performance at The Regal Theatre, Minehead

Sunday

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Morning: Drive up North Hill and enjoy the views of Porlock Bay and the Welsh coastline.  Spot the native Exmoor Ponies

Lunchtime: Traditional Sunday lunch in a local hotel/pub/restaurant

Afternoon: Relax in Blenheim Gardens listening to outdoor concert

Evening: Meal in local restaurant (most use locally sourced ingredients)

Monday

Return home via Watchet.  Explore the town and lunch in cafe

 

Active Weekend for Couples

Friday

Afternoon: Explore the town and harbour, including the Maritime Mile

Evening: Live music Old Ship Aground

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Saturday

Morning: Bus to Porlock Weir.  Walk the South West Coast Path back to Minehead.

Lunchtime: Picnic on North Hill

Evening: Star gazing on Dunkery Beacon

 

Sunday

Morning: Spend an active morning on the water - kayaking/paddle boarding with Channel Adventure https://www.channeladventure.co.uk/

Lunchtime:  Pub lunch in Minehead

Afternoon: Journey home via Blue Anchor for a walk along the seafront and maybe a last cream tea in a local cafe

 

Things to do in a day

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Hire a bike and explore the area via peddle-power

Do a Storywalk or Town Trail followed by a visit to the museum, via the Maritime Mile.

Take the children to Minehead EYE or Tropiquaria followed by fish chips on the seafront

Just relax on the beach - reading a book, rockpooling, paddling; whatever you prefer

 

Spend a day on the water with Channel Adventure, from kayaking to paddle boarding, coasteering to outdoor swimming.

Or spend a day on land with Channel Adventure - try tree climbing, archery, orienteering and bush craft to name but a few activities  https://www.channeladventure.co.uk/ 

Explore Exmoor, stopping off at the ancient Tarr Steps for a walk along the river. Make sure you call in for a pub lunch and cream tea along the way

horse riding

Take a bus to Porlock and then walk back to Minehead along the South West Coast Path

Go horseriding across Exmoor or the Quantock Hills

Buy a rover ticket and explore the towns and villages along the West Somerset Railway