Day visits are available to the Minehead resort. Enjoy the wide range of activities that are on offer, such as the sub-tropical waterworld with flumes, a traditional funfair and adventure playgrounds.
Tel: 0330 100 6648Web: butlins minehead day passes
Or the Minehead Day Pass Hotline: 0330 100 9732
Annual Dunster by Candlelight festival takes place on the first Friday and Saturday in December .
Friday marks the beginning of the festival with the now famous Lantern Lighting Procession, starting on the steep at about 5pm and continuing through the medieval village until all lanterns have been lit.
During the evening a variety of shops and restaurants are open, including street stalls and entertainers, such as the West Somerset Morris Men, Carol Singers and a Brass Band.
Please note that there will be no parking available in Dunster Village during the two evenings while the festival is on but Park & Ride buses are usually provided from about 4pm until late. Please follow the signs for Park and Ride (Minehead).
Collections are made in aid of St. Margaret's Somerset Hospice.
Minehead Eye Action Sports welcomes the whole family. It boasts an indoor skate park which welcomes scooters, skate boarders, BMX and inline/roller blades. All equipment and safety kit is available to hire.
Also new in 2013 the amazing bouldering cave - low level climbing without ropes. Sessions for all ages in skatepark and bouldering cave plus great value cafe with viewing area, free Wi fi and computers, games consoles, pool, table tennis and lots of events. Just off the seafront, (near the West Somerset Railway) Mart Road, Minehead TA24 5BJ.
Tel: 01643 703155Email: ku.oc.eye-daehenim%40ofni
Sail from Minehead’s historic harbour on the pleasure steamer the Waverly for a day, an afternoon or an evening cruise along the Bristol Channel.
Please Click Here for the Waverly's 2023 Bristol Channel Timetables
For further information please contact Minehead Visitor Centre for details of trips and sailing times:
Tel: 01643 702624 Email: ku.vog.tesremostsew%40rotisiv
Waverly Booking Hotline: 0845 130 4647 Email: ku.oc.snoisrucxeyelrevaw%40ofni www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk
Balmoral website: www.whitefunnel.co.uk
The second oldest club in the county of Somerset. Visitors are always welcome. For details of visitors' green fees and availability please contact:
Minehead & West Somerset Golf Club, Warren Road, Minehead TA24 5SJ.
Tel: (Secretary) 01643 702057 Email: ku.oc.flogdaehenim%40yraterces www.mineheadgolf.co.uk
The Old Mineral Line runs from Watchet to Washford and was once used to transport mined iron ore, from the Brendon Hills, back into the port of Watchet to be shipped to Wales. Although closed in 1910, the route of the old track can still be traced on foot. The Old Mineral Trail starts at the Esplanade at Watchet and continues past the Paper Mill, through the fields, to Washford Station.
Walk in the footsteps of the romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Opened in April 2005, the 36-mile long Coleridge Way starts at Coleridge Cottage in Nether Stowey, where Coleridge once lived. The trail takes you from the Quantock Hills to Porlock on the coast of Exmoor, passing through wild heathland, wooded valleys and the beauty of the Brendon Hills. A keen walker himself, Coleridge reputedly walked the complete route in one day!
Run and supported by volunteers, The Regal Theatre is Minehead’s only live theatre and provides entertainment throughout the year. There is a theatre bar, which is open before all performances and during intervals. You can also become a member of the ‘Regal Film Society’ or if you wish to offer your support, a ‘Friend of the Regal’.For further information please contact the Box Office: 01643 706430Address: 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead, Somerset TA24 5AY.
Email: ku.oc.ertaehtlager%40liam www.regaltheatre.co.uk
Please be aware that booking is essential.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 am to 4.00 pmSunday 11.00 am to 4.00 pm
Open Mid - March to the end of October
Beach Hotel Complex, The Avenue, Minehead, TA24 5AP
Email: moc.tcennoctb%40muesumdaehenim www.mineheadmuseum.co.uk
FREE ENTRY - The museum is located facing the West Somerset Railway Station and next to the Information Centre. Meet the Hobby Horse and find out more about the Pier, Maritime History and Punch & Judy, along with new features on Arthur C Clarke and photographer Alfred Vowles.
The South West Coast Path National Trail is 630 miles long and, on average, will take between seven and eight weeks to walk the coast from Minehead to Poole Harbour, in Dorset. To reach the Somerset end of the coast path, take the train to Taunton and the 28 bus service to Minehead, proceed along the sea front towards the sculpture of a pair of hands holding a map, past the harbour and follow the new re-routed path from Culvercliffe up onto North Hill.
South West Coast Path Teamc/o Devon County CouncilMatford Lane OfficesCounty Hall, ExeterDevonEX4 2QW
Tel: +44(0)1392 383560Email: ku.vog.noved%40maetpcwswww.southwestcoastpath.com
For travel information regarding public transport please telephone: O870 608 2680Or use the link: www.travelinesw.com
This newly-developed route runs west from Steart to Minehead and links up the River Parrett Trail with the Somerset end of the South West Coast Path. The route is twenty miles in length and passes through the Quantock Hills, which is an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are also a variety of circular walks that start close to the West Somerset Coast path.
Reopened in 1976, the WSR is Britain’s longest preserved steam railway. Steam and heritage diesel locomotives operate from Bishops Lydeard, near the county town of Taunton, along the Quantock Hills to the West Somerset coast, terminating at the resort of Minehead. There are ten stations over twenty miles, with various railway museums, signal boxes and station buildings, which have all been restored to their Great Western heyday, en route.
Why not try one of the special events such as the Spring and Autumn Steam Galas, the Sunset Specials, the Murder Mystery Night, ‘Steam and Cream’ or ‘Fish and Chip’ specials?
For more details please contact The Railway Station, Minehead, Somerset TA24 5BG.
Tel: 01643 704996 Email: ku.oc.yawliar-tesremos-tsew%40ofniwww.west-somerset-railway.co.uk