What to do and see in Watchet, England: The Best Things to do Good for Kids

January 14, 2022 Franklyn Hardiman

Discover the best top things to do in Watchet, United Kingdom including Cleeve Abbey, Somerset & Dorset Railway Museum at Washford, Yankee Jack Statue, Tropiquaria Zoo, Doniford Farm Park, Torre Cider Farm, Watchet Boat Museum.
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1. Cleeve Abbey

Cleeve Abbey Abbey Road, Washford, Watchet TA23 0PS England +44 1984 640377 [email protected] http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/cleeve-abbey/?utm_source=Trip%20Advisor&utm_campaign=Local%20Listings&utm_medium=Trip%20Advisor%20Profiles&utm_content=cleeve%20abbey
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4.5 based on 261 reviews

Cleeve Abbey

Boasting the most impressively complete and unaltered set of monastic cloister buildings in England. Standing roofed and two storeys high, they include the gatehouse, the 15h century refectory with its glorious angel rood; unusual painted chamberand the floor of an earlier refectory. An exhibition and touch screen virtual tour tell the story of abbey life and a story bag is an ideal way for families to explore the site. Child friendly and dog friendly.

Reviewed By simonjacquie - Southampton, United Kingdom

really great place to visit, steeped in history, good information around the whole site, great for pictures and for all ages, good for sitting in the grounds if weather warm and sunny,

2. Somerset & Dorset Railway Museum at Washford

A39 West Somerset Railway, Between Taunton and Minehead, Washford, Watchet TA23 0PP England +44 1984 640869 [email protected] http://www.sdrt.org
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4.5 based on 63 reviews

Somerset & Dorset Railway Museum at Washford

Come and explore the atmosphere of a unique railway - the Somerset & Dorset line - which ran from Bath to Bournemouth through some of the most scenic parts of the two counties and has captured the imagination of generations. See how communities were changed by the coming of the railway, from the agriculture of the Somerset lowlands to the coal mines in the north of the county. Discover how peat was dug from the wetlands and transported by its own narrow-gauge railway. Study the lives of the people who built and worked on the line through the spade which cut the first sod and tool boxes made by apprentices at Highbridge Works, on one of the S&D line's branches. We have historical carriages; an 1886 S&D First Class carriage has been fully restored. There's a reconstruction of one of the S&D's signalboxes where you can ring the bells and pull the levers. One or more restored steam locomotives is usually on site. Our shop has a range of book, DVDs, etc plus refreshments and snacks.

3. Yankee Jack Statue

Watchet England
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4.5 based on 31 reviews

Yankee Jack Statue

Reviewed By JuneBug1939 - Weston super Mare, United Kingdom

Yankee Jack (John Short) was born in Watchet and went to sea as a lad,bringing back many sea shanties which were collected in later years by the famous folklorist Cecil Sharp. This has to be one of the most beautiful locations for a statue.

4. Tropiquaria Zoo

Washford Cross, Washford, Watchet TA23 0QB England +44 1984 640688 [email protected] http://www.tropiquaria.co.uk/
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4.0 based on 607 reviews

Tropiquaria Zoo

Reviewed By Styalca

The first time I visited Tropiquaria I was five years old and I was delighted to find it still open now at the ripe old age of 23! This is a small zoo run with a deep love and standard of care for its animals. Some say the place looks tired or old but it's based in an interesting listed building and who on earth goes to a zoo to look at the buildings? This zoo features lemurs, emus, wallabys, gibbons, tapirs, Scottish wildcats(!) snakes, tortoises, meerkat, parrots and a host of invertebrates and fish in their aquarium - including two species now extinct in the wild! - plus they have a relatively new nocturnal room with some adorable inhabitants such as sugar gliders and a nocturnal dormouse... there are even some animals I hadn't heard of such as a Serval and a long nosed pooteroo! Plus some of the animals are rescues. Fun for the family includes outdoor and indoor play areas for kids and animal encounters where we held a millipede, an African giant land snail, a royal python and a bearded dragon. I also appreciated how much the keepers knew about the animals in their talks, and how the animals used in the encounters were kept in the back the rest of the day to allow them to remain stress free, but don't worry there are more than enough to see! To conclude this zoo is relatively small and likely won't fill a whole day unless like me you want a good 10-20 minutes with every enclosure, but I think it's worth the entry fee to support this wonderful place with such a commitment to the animals in their care, perhaps inspiring a future generation of animal obsessives like me <3

5. Doniford Farm Park

Doniford Road, Watchet TA23 0TQ England +44 1984 634535 https://www.facebook.com/DFPUK/?rf=341254779381253
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4.0 based on 463 reviews

Doniford Farm Park

Reviewed By Ejswift21 - Smethwick, United Kingdom

We pre booked Sunday Carvery here over the Spring Bank holiday, if we hadn't they would not have been able to serve us the Carvery as they were so busy. Thus made us a little worried what the service would be like when we sat down but it was amazing Carvery staff really helpful, served us quickly and the food was brilliant. I had vegetarian which was a staffed butternut squash and the neat eaters had a choice of turkey and beef or both. We were very impressed and social distances we're adhered too. I'd highly recommend. Book for Carvery but it's it's just sandwiches and cakes you'll probably be ok we had a little wander round the animals after which was nice. We walked here easily from the Haven site.

6. Torre Cider Farm

Torre Cider Farm Follow Brown signs from the roundabout on the A39 between Minehead and Williton, Washford, Watchet TA23 0LA England +44 1984 641416 [email protected] http://www.torrecider.farm
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4.0 based on 321 reviews

Torre Cider Farm

Reviewed By paulfeeney - London, United Kingdom

Great farm for the kids. A fully stocked farm shop, great food and then play park. The little kids love to feed the animals and the best thing is that it's free entrance.

7. Watchet Boat Museum

Harbour Road, Watchet TA23 0AQ England +44 1984 632101 [email protected] http://www.lovewatchet.co.uk/boat-museum
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4.0 based on 87 reviews

Watchet Boat Museum

Watchet Boat Museum was established in 1997 with the aim of conserving the artifacts and history of our local maritime heritage. Access to the Boat Museum is through the Watchet Visitor Centre built in 2016.

Reviewed By Kath2y21

Just lovely to learn about the local history. Staff in the information centre lovely as well. Even better is that it's free ( optional voluntary donation)

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