10 things to do in Watchet this Easter holiday
Watchet has woken up for the season and there are lots of wonderful events and activities to keep you busy over the Easter holiday break. Here’s our top ten run down.
Easter Sunday Street Fair – Sunday 1st April 10am – 4pm – Watchet Esplanade
Loads of stalls and activities for all the family including an Easter Bonnet parade, live music, and cake decoration for the kids. All taking place on the beautiful Esplanade in Watchet.
Geological Geocache – anytime – www.lovewatchet.co.uk
A great way to explore Watchet and find out about all the amazing fossils here is to use this new game called Palaeo Quest. There are two trails, one which takes you onto the beach and along the coastline following clues and finding out lots of amazing fossil facts. The second is an easy access trail that takes you around Watchet follow the clues and solve the puzzle!
Springtime Workshop – Saturday 7th April 2pm – 4pm – Contains Art
Explore different approaches to craft and creativity with artist Helen Knight. Make your own artwork using paper folding techniques and other fun materials.
Watchet Walking Tours – Thursday 5th April – 2pm – 4:30pm – Watchet Visitor Centre
Join Watchet’s Town Crier for a fascinating walk around the town learning about our history, folklore, songs and shanties. Booking essential via Visitor Centre.
Easter Egg Hunt – Sunday 1st April – 1:30 – 3:30pm – Bell Inn Watchet
Hosted by local charity Elliot’s Touch join in this Easter Egg hunt with clues and a map of the town. Also chance to have your photo taken with Bells Bunny and special performance by Watchet Community Choir. www.elliotstouch.org
Loads of live music – lots of dates and venues
Watchet has a great live music scene. Various pubs and bars put on live music including award winning Pebbles Tavern and Esplanade Club. Highlights include Seth Lakeman’s dad Geoff who is playing in Pebbles on Sunday 1st April at 3pm, the wonderfully named Jesse and the Skunknecks at the Esplanade Club on Saturday 7th April from 9pm and if you want to test your music knowledge what better way than The Bell Inn’s Music Quiz on Sunday 15th April from 7:30pm. www.pebblestavern.co.uk www.esplanadeclub.net www.the-bell-inn.co.uk
Contains Art Lates – Thursday 29th March – 4pm – 7pm – Contains Art
The gallery and studios are open late on the last Thursday of every month. Enjoy Contains Art in the evening light. Current exhibition is Helen Knight: News from the Invisible World, an immersive installation exploring birth, growth and transformation. The exhibition is also open daily through the Easter holidays 11am – 4pm. www.containsart.co.uk
Watchet Paper Mill Virtual Reality tour – anytime – Watchet Visitor Centre
Explore Watchet Paper Mill with a virtual reality headset in the visitor centre. You can look around 360 views of the old paper mill with links to old photos and plans, songs, oral histories and artwork created especially for the project.
Doniford Farm reopening – Thursday 29th March – 10am – 6pm
This lovely little farm park with shop and café is reopening under new management. Now open daily from 10am with Sunday Roasts and lots of exciting new developments to come.
Landlubber or Sea Dog Watchet Trail – Easter holidays – Daily 10:30-5pm – Watchet Visitor Centre
Pick up your trail and map from the Watchet Visitor Centre. Have fun using your map exploring Watchet as a Landlubber or Sea Dog! Complete the trail and return to the Visitor Centre. If you are correct, you can claim your reward! www.lovewatchet.co.uk