Category: Fossils

From Trafalgar Day Celebrations to Elvis and Grayson Perry!

England expects every man to do his duty!

Storm Babet is upon us!
Thankfully we seem to have missed the storm surge and the high winds that are causing so many problems over the north of the country.
Elvis is playing at the Royal British Legion!
(Well a look-a-like anyway!!)
The semi final is tonight!
England are playing in the semi final of the Rugby World Cup this evening in Paris against South Africa.
Grayson Perry!
Exhibition at East Quay
Trafalgar Day!
The Trafalgar Day celebrations start today on The Esplanade with the Sea Scouts, the RNLI, Live Music and so much more.

For those of you who think Watchet is a sleepy little seaside town, think again! There is so much to do and most of its for free. Take a look at the program of events scheduled for this month on lovewatchet events calendar and get outside and enjoy!

Celebrate Autumn in Watchet 2022


As the nights draw in and the wind begins to blow Autumn is quickly upon us! Why not pop into Watchet and see what’s going on. The local shops have started to dress their windows with their Autumn Stock.

With the half term break at the end of October check out the the things you can do!


There is a Fairy Trail from the Visitor Centre and some of the shops will have treat baskets for the children completing the trail!  Why not hunt for a Woodland Creature Pebble around the town? Each pebble will send you to the place to collect your prize!

Look out for a Hedgehog Event with a Hedgehog craft, information about looking after local hedgehogs and a colouring competition.

One of last years colouring entries ……….. isn’t it fantastic!

Cosmo the Robot is visiting the Library with interactive fun and story telling. Serendipity Cafe have Halloween ornaments for you to paint and East Quay have Gargole themed creative workshops!

There is a Fossil Walk and a Spooky Walk from the Visitor Centre as part of the half term fun.

Then at the end of the week there is a choice of Parties for Halloween, whether you are a child or an adult there is something for you!

Follow the link to see what you can do during half term!

Programme of events


Fossil Hunters Wanted!


Last seasons fossil walks at Watchet with local geologists Dave and Andy (D’n’A) proved to be a big hit with fossil enthusiasts of all ages. Hunters found plenty of Devil’s toe-nails (oysters) and large ammonites on all the walks. Each walk was finished with a look at the unique ‘Fossil Islands’ with their Nautilus shells, sea-lilies (‘star stones’), clams and giant worms!


Get those wellies on ‘cos although we’ve got fossils we’ve also got MUD!

Dave and Andy have arranged three fossil walks this summer 20th July, 17th August and 31st August 2019. Each of the walks starts at 2pm at Watchet Visitor Centre. (Please get there 10 minutes early) Booking is advised as places are limited. Adults £4.00 Children £2.50


D’n’A are always interested to hear of any unusual or large fossil finds.


Any individuals or groups wanting a fossil/geology walk or a tour arranging please contact Fiona at the Watchet Visitor Centre 01984 632 101 for more information.