Holiday Parks in Somerset

The Jewel of the South West - sheltered beaches, breathtaking Exmoor, and a friendly welcome

Somerset

Somerset has a host of attractions, ranging from the stunning natural features of Cheddar Gorge and the tranquil Somerset Levels, to historic and mysterious Glastonbury and the Roman splendour of Bath. Exmoor is worth a holiday in itself, with remote and rugged corners to discover, pretty villages to explore, and glorious walking and cycling on the coast and all around. The beaches are splendid, with wide, sandy bays at low tide and bustling little ports springing into life when the tide comes in.

Places to visit

Click the links below to view them on the interactive map.

  • Minehead
  • Lynton and Lynmouth
  • Ilfracombe
  • Weston-Super-Mare
  • Quantock Hills
  • Cheddar Gorge
  • Dunster Castle
  • Wookey Hole Caves
  • Wells Cathedral
  • Glastonbury Tor

Hoburne Blue Anchor

Blue Anchor
Blue Anchor Bay,
Nr. Minehead,
Somerset,
TA24 6JT

Call 01643 821360
Or email enquiries@hoburne.com

If your idea of the perfect holiday is endless days in the fresh air, by the seaside or in peaceful countryside, then join our regular holidaymakers who return to Hoburne Blue Anchor year after year. They love the fantastic location, the comfort of our Platinum, Superior and Standard caravans, the friendly atmosphere and the excellent value for money.

February Half Term Rover Ticket

February Half Term Rover Ticket
February Half Term Rover Ticket
Valid on Brown Timetable days only 

Open Day Rover

For the Brown timetable only, we are offering our passengers a rover ticket to be used on our Diesel Only services between Bishops Lydeard and Watchet.  This ticket is only valid on Brown Timetable days and is not valid on Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, Purple, Pink or Orange Days.

Your tickets can be purchased in advance online up to 7 days before or on the day at the booking office. 

We are only offering one fare throughout February and have no other intermediate fares on these days. 

When: Tuesday 14 February 2017 - Sunday 19 February 2017
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Snowdrops Excursion

Snowdrops Excursion

Visit the West Somerset Railway over the February Half Term and combine your Diesel travel with a trip to Snowdrop Valley.

Snowdrop Valley is a hidden valley close to Wheddon Cross, open to the public while the beautiful carpet of snowdrops are in bloom. Our Diesel services leave Bishops Lydeard at 10.30 and will arrive in Williton at roughly 11.00, you will be met by a bus service which is included in your ticket price which will take you to Wheddon Cross. The option is then yours to either catch the park and ride bus (additional charge applies) down to the valley or make your way by foot.You will be collected from Wheddon Cross by your bus driver at 14.00 to meet the return journey from Williton back to Bishops Lydeard.

When: Tuesday 14 February 2017 - Sunday 19 February 2017
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Meet the Gruffalo

Meet the Gruffalo
Meet the Gruffalo
Join us at the West Somerset Railway for a great family day out.

Join us at the West Somerset Railway for a great family day out.  

Come and see The Gruffalo on Saturday 15th April 2017 at Minehead Railway Station.  The Gruffalo will be making personal appearances at intervals between 10am and 4pm.  

Entertainment on the day will include:

  • Enjoy a 20 mile steam train ride to Minehead Station from any of our stations along the line.
  • Woodland themed Easter Egg Hunt
  • Free vintage bus ride trips round Minehead and sea front from Minehead Station.
  • Free Face painting.
  • Free Crafts
  • Entertainer on the platform
  • Helter Skelter and Bouncy Castle (additional charge applies, subject to weather.)
  • Buffer Stop Shop
  • Turntable Cafe
When: Saturday 15 April 2017
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The Tour of Wessex Cycling Event

The Tour of Wessex Cycling Event

One of the biggest multi stage cyclosportives in the World. Expect quintessentially English countryside through the lanes and byways of Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire. Each individual stage has its own unique mix of monuments, history and challenging terrain which sets it apart from other events; add the challenge of riding three days back to back and you have a truly unique event. Less than 1 hour 30 min away

When: Saturday 27 May 2017 - Monday 29 May 2017
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Royal Bath and West Show

Royal Bath and West Show

England’s only four day agriculture showcase of Great British Agriculture, Entertainment, Food and Drink held in its permanent ground near Shepton Mallet, Somerset. Less than 1 h 30 mins away

When: Wednesday 31 May 2017 - Saturday 3 June 2017
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Paw Patrol

Paw Patrol
Paw Patrol

Come and see Chase & Marshall from PAW Patrol on Saturday 3rd June 2017 at Minehead Railway Station.

Join us at the West Somerset Railway for a great family day out.  

Come and see Chase & Marshall from PAW Patrol on Saturday 3rd June 2017 at Minehead Railway Station.  The heroic pups will be making personal appearances at intervals between 10am and 4pm.  

Entertainment on the day will include:

  • Enjoy a 20 mile steam train ride to Minehead Station from any of our stations along the line.
  • Free vintage bus ride trips round Minehead and sea front from Minehead Station.
  • Free Face painting.
  • Free Crafts.
  • Entertainer on the platform.
  • Helter Skelter and Bouncy Castle (additional charge applies, subject to weather.).
  • Buffer Stop Shop.
  • Turntable Cafe.
When: Saturday 3 June 2017
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West Somerset Railway Classic Car Run

West Somerset Railway Classic Car Run
West Somerset Railway Classic Car Run

The Run is limited to pre-1980 vehicles only.

  • Cars will gather at Bishops Lydeard Railway Station, near Taunton and then follow a pre-arranged 35 mile route through stunning West Somerset scenery, wooded valleys, seaside, ancient Town and villages, with the Railway and its historic steam trains never far away. The Run ends at Minehead Station, where free parking has been arranged for the afternoon.
  • The cars may gather at Bishops Lydeard Station from 9am, must arrive by 10.30, and will set off from 11.
  • A route map will be sent to participants shortly before the Run. The route is approximately 35 miles long.
  • The Run will end at Minehead Station in the car park adjacent to the turntable. Arrival in Minehead is expected to be 12 to 12.30. Many luncheon establishments can be found close by.
  • Participants will be offered reduced rate travel for a trip on the West Somerset Railway by steam train in the afternoon for the driver and up to 4 passengers. By catching the 2.30pm train from Minehead, a full round trip can be made. Alternatively, passengers can catch the steam train from Bishops Lydeard and meet the driver in Minehead.

Entry forms and further information can be downloaded here or obtained from the Head of Commercial Services:

Colin Howard, The Railway Station, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5BG Colin.howard@wsrail.net Tel: 01643 700383

When: Sunday 4 June 2017
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Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury Festival

A list of all the acts and performers who have entertained packed crowds at the five-day Glastonbury Festival reads like a roll call of modern music. Every year anything up to 200,000 people turn up to see them, creating a substantial tented city at Pilton for one week. Every kind of alternative lifestyle is represented - it’s a wonderful scene and quite a spectacle! Less than 1 hour 30 mins away

When: Wednesday 21 June 2017 - Sunday 25 June 2017
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Bristol Balloon Festival

Bristol Balloon Festival

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is Europe’s largest annual meeting of hot air balloons, attracting over 150 Hot Air Balloons from across the globe. The Fiesta truly is a sight that can only be seen in Bristol. Held over four days in August at Ashton Court Estate, the event is completely free with charges made for parking on the event site.

When: Thursday 10 August 2017 - Sunday 13 August 2017
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Frome Agricultural and Cheese Show

Frome Agricultural and Cheese Show

Attracting over 20,000 visitors and more than 350 Trade Stands and in excess of 4600 class entries. This annual event has a friendly, family atmosphere and its' aim is to create a fun day out with much to see, do and learn. Less than 2 hours away

When: Saturday 9 September 2017
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Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig

Join us at the West Somerset Railway for a great family day out.

Come and see Peppa Pig on Saturday 16th September 2017 at Minehead Railway Station. The cheeky little piggy will be making personal appearances at intervals between 10am and 4pm.

Entertainment on the day will include:

  • Enjoy a 20 mile steam train ride to Minehead Station from any of our stations along the line.
  • Free vintage bus ride trips round Minehead and sea front from Minehead Station.
  • Free Face painting.
  • Free Crafts
  • Entertainer on the platform
  • Helter Skelter and Bouncy Castle (additional charge applies, subject to weather.)
  • Buffer Stop Shop
  • Turntable Cafe
When: Saturday 16 September 2017
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  • “Lots of other beautiful places to visit in surrounding area of Somerset”

    satisfiedcustomer507, April 2015, Trip Advisor, Blue Anchor Guest