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Things to do in Half Term, Watchet 2021

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 29th 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.

Wednesday 2nd June, Watchet Market, 9.30am – 4pm, the Esplanade
Loads of market stalls, crafts, gifts and local produce. All taking place on the beautiful Esplanade in Watchet. Subject to covid restrictions.

Wednesday 2nd June, Walks and Talks with the Bell Man
11am at the Visitor Centre, £6 per person under 12’s free. A quirky look at the history and places of interest. Ably guided by the Watchet Bell Man with shanty singing on route. Walk is approximately 2 hours covering 2,5 miles. Suitable for wheel chairs and mobility scooters. Booking essential, Subject to covid guidelines.

Saturday 5th June, 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 6th 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!

Paddling in the Tidal Pool on West Street Beach.
Great for a safe paddle when the tide is out!

Fossil Hunters Wanted!

LETS GET HUNTING…….

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!

DON’T FORGET YOUR WELLIES!

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

FOUND ANYTHING WORTHWHILE?

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

HAVING A PARTY! (FOSSIL PARTY FOR AN OLD FOSSIL?)

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.