Tropiquaria is home to a wide variety of exotic animals as well as offering an adventure playground, puppet theatre and a radio museum. So whether the weather is good or bad there is always plenty to see and do in an attraction that appeals to young and old.
Address:Washford Cross, Watchet, TA23 0QB
Opening Times:Summer 10.00-18.00 last in at 16.30; see website for other times.
How to find:Tropiquaria is on the A39 just outside of Watchet. Watch out for the tall masts of the pirate ship. Bus 28 stops there.
Facilities:Parking, cafe and shop.
Admission:A variety of options including family and season tickets.
For a glimpse of monastic life 800 years ago a visit to Cleeve Abbey is a must for anyone with a sense of history.
Now part of English Heritage, it includes a medieval painted chamber, magnificent timber ceiling, and superb floor tiles, as well as the most complete cloister building in England.
Opening Times:Summer: 10.00-18.00; for other times ring 01984 640377
How to find:From the A39 go to Washford. Cleeve Abbey is approximately half a mile south and is signposted.
Facilities:Parking, picnic site, shop. Some access for wheelchairs to grounds and ground floor.
Admission:Tickets for adults, children and concessions.
A traditional farm where the visitor can enjoy hands-on experience with friendly farm animals. Also when the weather allows, try a woodland walk amongst the wild flowers with distant views of the Brendon Hills. Before leaving be sure to visit the shop where a variety of delicious home-reared pork and other meat is available.
Address:Blue Anchor, Minehead TA24 6JS
Opening Times:10.00-17.30 Easter to end of October. Limited opening in winter.
How to find:Take the coast road from Watchet to Blue Anchor. Home Farm is on the left as you enter Blue Anchor.
Facilities:Tea Room and garden, picnic area, parking, and level access for wheelchairs.
Admission:Various options including family and season tickets. Shop and tea room do not require admission.
The museum houses the largest collection of Bakelite and vintage plastic in the world, and visitors can see thousands of objects from toasters to radio sets. For many this will be a nostalgic trip back in time reminding them of objects from their childhood.
Address:Orchard Mill, Williton, TA4 4NS
Opening Times:During school summer holiday 10.30-18.00; During term time, open Thursday-Sunday 10.30-18.00; Open Easter to the end of September.
How to find:The museum is at Orchard Mill, just outside the village of Williton, on the Minehead side.
Facilities:Parking, children's play area and a cafe.
Admission:Adult, child and concession tickets.
Torre Cider Farm
Torre Cider Farm
Traditional Somerset Cider Making with the opportunity to sample different ciders straight from the barrel. The farm shop also sells cream, cheese, honey and wine.
Stroll through the orchard or see a video on traditional cider making. Whilst at the cider farm visit the Gloucester Old Spot pigs, and goats.