Family Weekend

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

Morning: Take to the water – sandcastles, paddling, swimming or organised activity with Channel Adventure

Lunchtime: Picnic in Blenheim Gardens

Afternoon: a round or two of crazy golf at Jubilee Cafe before exploring the town/maritime mile trail.

Evening: Star gazing on North Hill


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

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

Afternoon: Fossil hunting on Watchet beach and then maybe call in to 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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Afternoon: Visit Minehead Museum and explore the town and harbour, including the Maritime Mile seafront trail

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

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


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Morning: Drive up North Hill, may be take a walk up to Selworthy Beacon to blow away the cobwebs 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)


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


Active Weekend for Couples


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

Evening: Live music Old Ship Aground

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Morning: Bus to Porlock Weir.  Walk the South West Coast Path back to Minehead with a lunch time picnic on North Hill


Evening: Eat out at a local pub/restaurant. Star gazing on Dunkery Beacon



Morning: Spend an active morning on the water - kayaking/paddle boarding with Channel Adventure

Lunchtime:  Fish and chips on Minehead seafront

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


Hire a bike and explore the area via peddle-power

Do a Storywalk, Town Trail or follow the Maritime Mile 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, crab lining, paddling, swimming; 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 

Explore Exmoor by car, 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

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

Go horse-riding across Exmoor or the Quantock Hills

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