Event date: 13th July 2013

West Somerset Railway, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5BG

New for 2013 Family Character Meet and Greet Days: Day Out With Thomas at West Somerset Railway.

Family Character Meet and Greet Days: Day Out With Thomas at West Somerset Railway


Saturday 13/ Sunday 14th July

09:30 – 16:30 Living Seas: Somerset coast workshop weekend Minehead

Somerset coast workshop weekend Minehead: 13th Sat and 14th Sun

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Sunday 21 July

11:00 – 13:00 Bossington Butterflies with Butterfly Conservation

A field trip organised by David Ayling – County Recorder for Butterfly Conservation- to see local butterflies, moths and birds including Dark Green and Silver- Washed Fritillary.


Saturday 20th July 2013 Minehead Harbour Fest: 11-4  and 7pm till late.

Visit the Fisherman’s Quarter for a day of fun and laughter, searching for treasure at our pirate party and live band.   The arts, crafts and produce market will bring flavours of the countryside and local authors will be signing books.

Celebrity ships will be visiting in the lead up to the event and it is hoped to effect a cultural exchange of local produce with neighbouring Barry via the tall ship, Irene.

Local boats will be offering trips around the bay and the RNLI open day will include a lifeboat launch.   In the evening they will host a live band and bbq in the station, so you can sit back and enjoy a summer’s evening overlooking the sea.


24th of July Dunster Country Fair

The Dunster Country Fair started out as a Donkey Derby. It aims to promote country sports and the country way of life by bringing together horses, hounds and dogs of every description, a fine range of country pursuits and activities, and amusements for young and old alike.


14th of August Minehead Summer Festival

Red Arrows return! The skies over Minehead once again welcome the return of the Red Arrows to demonstrate the power and beauty of these amazing aircraft in a skilful and exhilarating aerial display in the natural amphitheatre formed by the bay.

They will be joined by the nostalgic Battle of Britain Memorial Flight taking us back to the 1940s.  Moving forward in time again, the RAF Tutor display team will take to the skies and SAR Sea King is also part of the flying programme.


31st August 2013. Minehead RNLI Blue Anchor to Minehead Raft Race

This popular race takes place in August and attracts rafting teams from across Britain as they compete to finish the five mile course.

The Raft Race is a two-tiered event, with two races running simultaneously – one for the more serious competitors, starting from Blue Anchor Beach, and the ‘Fun & Fancy Dress’ race, starting from Minehead (golf club end).