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Focus Week : Doniford Bay, Somerset

Another week, an other park to focus on! This week our lovely Somerset park takes the limelight and why wouldn’t it! With the sea and the country-side both acting as the backdrop, there is beautiful sights to be seen all around.
Doniford Bay gently slopes towards the sea, with a long stretch of shingle beach – perfect for rock-pooling! But what is there to do around the park? Well Somerset has lots to discover so it was a challenge to just pick our top five – let us know what you think!

Wookey Hole Caves and Attractions

No visit to Somerset would be complete without a visit to the legendary home of the Witch of Wookey. With its interesting and mysterious story, you and your family will be talking about this trip for years! School may nearly be over but why not trick the kids in to learning at Wookey Hole Caves!

 

The North Somerset Butterfly House

If mystery and history aren’t your thing why not flutter on down to The North Somerset Butterfly House? This indoor paradise really makes you feel like you have traveled to the jungle as your host, Pete ‘the bug man’ , shows you some of the world’s most beautiful butterflies and exotic plants.

 

Mystical Wookey Hole Caves (source flickr.com)

Mystical Wookey Hole Caves (source flickr.com)

Bicknoller Inn

As Doniford Bay pride themselves on being one of our most dog-friendly parks! With this in mind we stumbled across a wonderful little website called www.doggiepubs.org.uk, which finds dog-friendly pubs aroundthe area you are staying. We found a lovely little pub called Bicknoller Inn which boasts that it is the perfect stop after walks in the Quantocks!

 

 Wimbleball Lake Country Park If you fancy becoming a bit of a action hero on your holiday then Wimble lake Country Park is for you! With there Outdoor + Active Centre is open for tuition in various different watersports including sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and rowing.  Or if you want things a little calmer you can try your hand at fishing. Wimbleball is a premier Trout Fishery , with regular tuition days for beginners and improvers.

 

Wimbleball Lake Country Park (source exmoor4all.com)

Wimbleball Lake Country Park (source exmoor4all.com)

Doniford Farm Park

On the West Somerset Coast you will find a great free day out at Doniford Farm Park! With a 15th Century farmhouse, you can see how farming was like back int’ day. You can also entertain the little ones with all the animals they can meet including, ponies, donkeys, sheep, alpacas, just to name a few! You can also take some of the Somerset home with you by visiting their fully stocked farm shop.

As always – let us know what you think!

Comments
  • Hi Helen

    Thanks for your article this is great we are visiting you guys from Dorset on Monday 30th June – really looking forward to it and will be visiting the farm with our baby girl that’s for sure!

    I wanted to ask you if you could tell us of any car boot sales going on in the weekdays (Mon – Fri as thats our stay) as we do like our car boot sales!

    Many thanks Helen cannot wait to visit Somerset!

    Regards – Tim Michelle & Blossom

    • Hello everyone 🙂

      Thank-you so much for your wonderful comments – I’m glad you found the blog helpful and if you have chance we’d love to see some pictures of you all enjoying the farm! You can share them with us using #myhavenadventure

      oh yes I love a carboot too! I’ve had a little look around the internet for you and stumbled across this wonderful website called http://www.carbootjunction.com which searches for the nearest bootsale to you! It looks like there is one about half an hour from Doniford Bay on a Friday at the Puriton Horse and Animal Centre which might be of interest 🙂

      I’ve tried to call them to see if they are open but I didn’t get an answer this early on but I hope this helps and happy bargain hunting!