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  • A beautiful trip up and down the West Somerset coast

  • West Somerset Railway, West Somerset

A day spent on the West Somerset Railway is a great way to explore the West Somerset coast. Stopping at Bishops Lydeard, Crowcombe Heathfield, Stogumber, Williton, Doniford Halt, Watchet, Washford, Blue Anchor, Dunster and Minehead you will have plenty of opportunity to enjoy the areas.

Keep an eye out for the fantastic family events that are planned throughout the year and the chance for your little ones to meet and greet some of their favourite characters… previous visitors have included Fireman Sam and Peppa Pig and visiting in 2015 will be Peppa Pig, Postman Pat, Moshi Monsters and Scooby-Doo!

Key Information

A: West Somerset Railway, The Railway Station, Minehead, TA24 5BG.
T: 01643 704 996
W: www.wsr.org.uk

Things You Can Do

If you have family or friends visitng and want to plan something special you can reserve your own carriage for the day!
If you have family or friends visitng and want to plan something special you can reserve your own carriage for the day!
You can combine your day withn many lovely stops including a visit to Dunster Castle. Holders of West Somerset railway tickets can obtain 20% discount on admission to the castle.
You can combine your day withn many lovely stops including a visit to Dunster Castle. Holders of West Somerset railway tickets can obtain 20% discount on admission to the castle.
Activity sheets are now available for you to download and print for your children in advance of your day and crayons are available from the Minehead Booking Office for 20p.
Activity sheets are now available for you to download and print for your children in advance of your day and crayons are available from the Minehead Booking Office for 20p.
Incorporate a stop at Watchet so you can visit the Watchet Boat museum (free entry) and watch your little ones playing in the boat and playing captains and pirates!
Incorporate a stop at Watchet so you can visit the Watchet Boat museum (free entry) and watch your little ones playing in the boat and playing captains and pirates!
A day on the WSR will give you ample opportunity for some great photos... especially if you book on a day when there is a favourite character visiting Minehead
A day on the WSR will give you ample opportunity for some great photos... especially if you book on a day when there is a favourite character visiting Minehead
Stop off at Minehead and visit the beach, all you have to do is cross the road! You can also visit the Minehead Eye which has a purpose built extreme sports skate park and youth centre.
Stop off at Minehead and visit the beach, all you have to do is cross the road! You can also visit the Minehead Eye which has a purpose built extreme sports skate park and youth centre.

Could not believe how excited my 3 year old boys were having their own tickets clipped! We only did the journey from Minehead to Watchet, but I think they would have been happy to do the whole journey to Bishops Lydeard. Even the teens were excited by the buffet car! WSR is a credit to all the volunteers who make it possible.