West Somerset Railway

 · 1 min read
 · jen

Last weekend, Mark and I took baby Will for an afternoon out to the coast :)

We thought we ought to start visiting some of the local things you can see and do near the farm. As we have tickets for the West Somerset Railway available to purchase at a discount from the farm, we thought that would be a good place to start!

We picked up the Steam train at Bishops Lydeard, a short 20/25 minute drive through lovely countryside from the farm.

Postcode: TA4 3RU

It all felt very Harry Potter-ish waiting on the platform for the train! Once on the train, we definitely felt like we were on our way to Hogwarts!

The train is lovely and old fashioned, and much comfier than the horrible modern ones I used to take to London back in my corporate life! The journey takes you through some stunning countryside on the way to the North Somerset coast – plenty for children to spot, with sheep and cows dotting the landscape.

We decided to get off at Watchet as we were getting peckish and were hoping to find some fish and chips!

Minehead steam train
The harbour at Watchet

You can go all the way to Minehead, which we will do next time, and I have heard that Dunster and Blue Anchor are also lovely! I think we’ll make a day of it next time to see a bit more :)

Definitely recommended for a family day out.

All aboard for Hogwarts
Will's first trip on a steam train!

The harbour at Watchet

All aboard for Hogwarts!

We had no idea what a treat we were in for, this is glamping at its absolute – yet affordable – best

Penny Alexander

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