In the heart of the countryside and right beside the seaside, Hoburne Blue Anchor Holiday Park in Somerset is the perfect tranquil escape for everyone. Nestled between the Quantocks and Exmoor, Blue Anchor is ideal base to explore the range of attractions in Somerset. Whether you’re visiting us in the beautiful summer or the cooler autumn months, there’s no better place to experience the great Somerset outdoors.
This 2-day itinerary will give you some great ideas on how to spend your time whilst holidaying with us at Blue Anchor.
Start your Somerset adventure by exploring Blue Anchor and discovering for yourself all of the great facilities. Make the most out of the indoor leisure pool or adventure golf or let the little ones enjoy some time to themselves by playing in the outdoor adventure playground.
If you would like to spend your first morning with us completely hassle free, then why not enjoy a scrumptious cooked breakfast in our brand new Café h, opening in March 2018. Our delicious range of cooked meals and fresh coffee is guaranteed to set you and the kids up for a jam-packed day ahead.
Take your afternoon back in time through the countryside and take a ride on the West Somerset Railway, where the historic steam locomotives, coaches, wagons and buildings of the 10 stations are linked by a 20 mile scenic journey. Enjoy hours of exploration of the local countryside- it’s as varied as it is stunning.
You can board at the Blue Anchor Station, conveniently located just a short walk from the holiday park. The West Somerset Railway is the perfect way to explore the gently rolling Quantock hills and distant Exmoor. Discover the unspoilt villages and farms nestling in the lanes and see with your very own eyes the cliffs and coast of the Bristol Channel with views of South Wales and the Church Towers.
Top up your bellies with a spot of lunch at the Driftwood Café, located just outside of Hoburne Blue Anchor. Sit and enjoy some fresh, locally caught fish and chips in the 1930’s beachside café and take in the stunning views of the sea.
When you start to get a bit peckish, why not enjoy a warm pub evening meal at the Smugglers Inn, offering a comfortable and intimate dining experience. The restaurant serves a whole range of pub classics as well as a delicious carvery every Sunday.
To end your first day in Somerset, take a lovely evening stroll with the family on the nearby sandy stretch of Blue Anchor beach, just across the road from the Smugglers Inn. Admire the sunset and watch the beautiful sky fill with shades of gold and red, or bury yourselves down in the sand and watch the sea at the most magical time in the evening.
There’s no better time to explore the natural beauty of the Exmoor National Park than nice and early in the crisp morning air. You’ll be surprised at the undisturbed tranquillity of the heather-clad moorlands and the breath-taking coastline of cliffs and bays- and it’s only a ten minute drive away from the park.
Take your time to explore the hidden haunts, deep valleys, ancient oak woodland and England’s highest sea cliffs. Its landscapes and sea sides are dotted with medieval towns, villages, resorts and harbours, all full of character and waiting to be explored.
If you want to experience some true Somerset history, at Dunster Castle you’ll find more than just a beautiful country house. Dramatically sited on a wooded hill, the castle has existed since at least Norman times and hosts an impressive medieval gatehouse and ruined tower, standing as a reminder of the history the site holds. Take a stroll in the breath-taking gardens and see the watermill that is still being used today and take in the spectacular views across the Bristol Channel and the Quantock hills.
For something a little different to try on your holiday, take a visit to Torre Cider, just a ten minute drive from Hoburne Blue Anchor. Here you can browse the farm shop which sells locally produced food, crafts and enjoy some free tasters of their very own produce. You could stop for some homemade treats in the tea room or take a visit to some of the farm animals.
Take a wonder around the farm and orchard or take a look at the cider press room where you can find out more about the cider making process.
To end your second day in the beautiful Somerset countryside, retreat back to Hoburne Blue Anchor to enjoy a homely cooked meal in your caravan or lodge. If you’re visiting during the summer and the weathers on your side, why not cook up a BBQ to enjoy on your balcony?
Spend the rest of your evening as you please- you could wonder to a local pub for a drink or stay in and enjoy family time in the caravan with the kids.
There’s never a shortage of things to do and places to visit when holidaying with us at Hoburne Blue Anchor. Contact us today to find out about our availability so you can start planning your Somerset holiday today.
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