Our wonderful Haven friend Jack is back again and he can’t wait to tell you why Somerset is one of his favourite places…
Somerset, Somerset, Somerset famous for apples, cider and of course cheddar cheese. Somerset is home to 40 miles of untouched coastline where you are guaranteed to find fish and chips or a place to have ice cream. If only there was a Haven park here, oh wait there are two, Burnham On Sea and Doniford Bay Holiday Parks.
Things to do in Somerset
Dunster Castle is just up the road from Doniford Bay. Here you can walk around the castle and the grounds while taking in the amazing views of the surrounding
If you are the type of person who likes walking like me and my Grandad then you will like what’s coming next, the south-west coast path, this walk shows the Somerset coastline at its best. Also just up the road are the Quantock hills, so whether you’re a hard-core walker or light Sunday afternoon walker you’ll be sure to find a walk that suits you.
West Somerset Railway
22.75 miles of Somerset history rolled into one. Originally opened in 1862 and still running today this is a real blast from the past. Having been on this before with my Grandad and Auntie Mel I really recommend this one!
All the fun of the fair, but inside! Just a 20-minute drive from Burnham you’ll find the seaside town of Weston Super Mare. The grand pier is home to all sorts of rides for all the family to enjoy, whatever the weather!
Also in Weston is Puxton park, which is a great day out where the little ones can get right up close to the animals and play in there large indoor and outdoor soft play areas, but not to worry there is a large farm shop for the adults to look around too.
Burnham On Sea Illuminated carnival and Fireworks
The celebration dates way back to 1605 when Guy Fawkes planned to blow up the houses of parliament, the carnival takes place on Monday 9th Nov and the parade finishes right outside of the park so there is no need to travel!
Brean Leisure park
Are you looking for a great family day out, well look no further as being just a short drive from Burnham you will be guaranteed to find the perfect ride for you, and if you get tired of playing on rides all day why not have a stroll along Brean’s beautiful beach!
If you have a passion for animals then look no further and make sure you visit this zoo when staying here as it is just up the road from Doniford bay. Not only is this a zoo and aquarium but it is also a Radio museum where you get a real blast from the past with all of the old radio show items and equipment.
The last of our day trips are Wookey Hole caves where if you’re lucky enough you can meet the famous ‘Wookey Hole Witch’, and make some of your own paper in the paper mill!
Cheddar Gorge and caves, famous for CHEESE, here you can walk around this historic town buying lots of goodies in the small town shops!
Where to eat in Somerset?
And finally, after having an exciting day out with the whole family, what will you do about food, well look no further because I’ve got this sorted too!
The Quay Inn
The Quay Inn in Minehead offers a wide range of food for all of the family to enjoy.
The Reeds Arms
Offering traditionally pub grub with great views of Burnham seafront to take in while enjoying you meal!
Or do what Me and my family would do and go back to park to enjoy a lovely meal in a relaxing environment in the Mash and Barrel on Burnham ( or the NEW fish and chip shop for 2015) and Café Bar on Doniford Bay and if you get lucky you might be in time for the early bird special where you receive 15% off your meal!
I hope this has given you some food for thought and I’m not even finished, there’s so much going on here your just going to have to visit to find out what else Somerset has to offer!
Has Jack’s blog inspired you to visit our parks?
Maybe he’s given you some inspiration of things to do in Somerset?
Or do you have any to add?
We’d love to know in the comments below!