Month: May 2018

Things to do in Watchet May Half Term 2019


Looking forward to Half Term?

Whether you love having the kids home for a week or dread it, I can guarantee you’ll be looking for something to do with them!

Saturday 25th May, Rope Making, 10.30am – 2pm, Boat Museum
Join us in the Boat Museum where Chris will teach you how to make your very own piece of rope! Great fun and you get to keep your rope as a lovely souvenir! Admission and rope making is free of charge. Donations welcome.

Sunday 26th May Wheelbarrow Race, 2 til 4.30pm The Esplanade
Watchet’s annual and totally wacky Wheelbarrow Race will take place with Pit action happening at around midday. Racing starts  at 2pm on the Esplanade. Watch as teams of fancy dressed racers in customised wheelbarrows aim to be the first to complete the pub circuit.

Monday 27th May to Saturday 1st June, From 2pm, Crafternoon at Country Banana, 37A Swain Street
Decorate a cotton shopper in Maritime pictures with textile paint using your hands, fingers or brushes. See your bag transformed into a piece of Art with the help of Dea, the owner of Country Banana. £6.00 per bag.

Date and time to be arranged Fossil Walk, starting at the Visitor Centre
Scratch far below the surface of Watchet and come and enjoy our fossil walks hosted by local geologists Andy King and Dave Evans. Travel back nearly 200 million years and discover the fossils of animals that lived in the shallow, warm seas that covered Watchet during the Jurassic Period, the time when dinosaurs walked on the nearby hills. See wonderful fossils, including spectacular ammonites, oysters and clams.
Each fossil walk lasts about 2 hours. £4 per person. Booking essential! Contact the Visitor Centre – 01984 632101.

Thursday 30th May, Pirate stories 11am in the Boat Museum
Come and listen to the swash buckling tales of Pirates on the high seas! Under 6 years old. £1.00 per child

Saturday 1st June, Rope Making,  10.30am – 2pm, Boat Museum
Join us once again in the Boat Museum where Chris will teach you how to make your very own piece of rope! Great fun and you get to keep your rope as a lovely souvenir! Admission and rope making is free of charge. Donations welcome.

Sunday 2nd June, Street Fair, 10am – 4pm, the Esplanade
Loads of stalls and activities for all the family including live music, stalls, fun activities and local produce. All taking place on the beautiful Esplanade in Watchet.

Picnic at Splash Point, anytime!
Bring you own picnic, pick up some sandwiches from any of our wonderful cafes and deli, or some fish and chips from the Harbour Fish Bar. Then take a short stroll up to Splash Point which boasts breath taking views across the harbour, marina and town!

Crabbing off the Harbour Wall, when the tide is in!
Take your crab line and bucket and enjoy hauling in your catch!


“What I love about Watchet” – Sam, Sam’s Deli

Where do I start when I think about the special town of Watchet, a place where I both live and operate my own small business – Sam’s Deli.


Watchet is still one of those places where you walk along the street and you are greeted with countless “hellos, good mornings & good afternoons”, a place where you are never a stranger.

We are blessed to be surrounded by beautiful countryside and the ever-changing Bristol Channel.


Although a fairly small town, Watchet is full of events and attractions, whether you love to walk along the coastal paths or the Mineral Line to Washford or prefer a more leisurely visit enjoying the many eating establishments and award-winning pubs.


I have yet to find another town where so many wonderful events  take place, all thanks to the town’s small army of volunteers: we have the hilarious wheelbarrow race, eclectic street markets, a great carnival, a week’s worth of festivities hosted by ‘Watchet Summertime’  and of course the amazing Watchet Music Festival which always sells out and attracts visitors from far and wide.


Music and Art are especially well represented in Watchet with a number of galleries including the Award winning ‘Contains Art’ installation.

Live music is played in a number of venues nearly every week, with my particular favourite being Pebbles Tavern which in addition to winning CAMRA Cider Pub of The Year for five years running, hosts regular top class performers from all over the world.


Watchet for me, to borrow a phrase is “The Little Town That Could”


– Sam, Sam’s Deli


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