Month: March 2018

10 Things to do in Watchet this Easter Holiday 2018

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 –

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.


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.


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.


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!

Our 10 favourite pictures of snowy Watchet!

On Thursday 1st March we woke to the bright white glow of Watchet heavily covered in a blanket of snow! Some very adventurous people braved the cold to capture Watchet looking quite different to the beautiful sunny views we’re accustomed to! Here’s our top 10 photos of snowy Watchet…

Terry Walker is always out and about capturing magical moments around Watchet. We love this one of the Esplanade.

Another one by Terry, the salty sea was no match for the mountains of snow!

Thanks to Howard Turner for this beautiful shot of Swain Street.

Just before the snow storm hit! Mark Robinson took a frosty walk along the Mineral Line.

Lisa Tarrant took this snap while taking a snowy walk! Visibility is looking low on them there hills!

Under the snow is the West Somerset Railway tracks, honest! Photo by Helen J Griffin.

Where are the legs of the bench?! Heather De Rosevere captured Contains Art almost being swallowed by the snow!

Who would be sat in the snow?! Oh it’s the Yankee Jack statue! And someone’s given him a nice warm scarf too! Photo by Becky Hird.








Another one by Becky Hird. We barely recognised the usually lush green Memorial Ground!

And lastly Harbour Road, photographed by David Sorrell, shows our lovely Visitor Centre and Boat Museum sitting proudly in the snow!

Thanks to everyone who braved the freeze to take these beautiful snaps! We can’t wait to do ‘Our favourite SUNNY pictures of Watchet’ – Hopefully it wont be too much longer!