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Doniford Bay, Watchet - places to go for family

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Doniford Bay, Watchet - places to go for family

Hi, we are off to Doniford Bay (caravan) this weekend and would like some ideas on things to do or things to avoid. We are a Mum and Dad with a 19 and 7 year old so need to be quite varied.

Any advise would be much appreciated.

Is there a Supermarket close by where we can fill up with essentials for our caravan before we arrive? Don't really want to use on site shop if we can avoid it.

Also it will be my youngest son's birthday when we arrive so if anyone has any recommendations on where to take him for his birthday tea.

Thank you. x

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1. Re: Doniford Bay, Watchet - places to go for family

There is the Bakleite Museum in nearby Williton !

Assume you are going via Taunton, there are plenty of the big 4 there.

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2. Re: Doniford Bay, Watchet - places to go for family

You don't say what sex the children are or what they like to do so -

Dunster Village & Castle (see separate article) castle/re-enactments, upstairs downstairs & ghost tours nationaltrust.org.uk/main/…w-dunstercastle quite near - they dobattle re enactments & all sorts, chocolate shop in village where you drink real chocolate, chocolate fountain etc. Also jewellery etc for teenager and you. Working mill, cream teas. Near.

Watchet – town & marina, fossil hunting www.visit-watchet.co.uk

Tropiquaria wildlife & adventure playground www.tropiquaria.co.uk

can handle tarantulas and snakes. Not really frightening. Near.

Torre Cider Farm www.torrecider.com Very near

Lynton & Lynmouth – beach, boat trips, cliff railway www.cliffrailwaylynton.co.uk

Exmoor Pony Centre - www.moorlandmousietrust.org.uk A chance to meet or ride this ancient breed of pony

I have just sent in a travellers article on Minehead & Exmoor which won't be up in time for your visit......but if you come again have a look. Lots of suggestions.

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3. Re: Doniford Bay, Watchet - places to go for family

The West Somerset Railway's steam trains stop at Doniford. You can take a ride to Minehead.


Doniford is a request stop, so hold out your hand just like for a bus.

And yes go shopping near Bridgwater or Taunton before you get there. All the big supermarket chains are in the retail parks near the motorways. There isn't much any closer.

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