The Kids in Minehead

I went to a blogger retreat in Somerset last weekend but as I am sick, it’s not a good idea to be too far away from my husband, who is also my carer. So, I thought it would be nice to have him and the kids stay nearby in a hotel.

I really didn’t expect them to have good weather, but it turned out to be a great weekend, with only a couple of showers.

Beach Time

They spent plenty of time on the beach on the Saturday, Dad even bought them buckets and spades. They do love the beach and it’s pretty nice at Minehead, particularly when they have the beach almost to themselves. I guess no-one else was expecting it to be so warm either!


Steam Trains

But the beach was not the only place they got to visit. They also stopped by the Somerset and Dorset Railway Museum in nearby Watchet. I felt a little jealous because I do love a good railway museum. I’ve been on a few steam trains, they are not always that comfortable but it’s like a journey into history. The kids really enjoyed the visit but Dad didn’t take them on the train as it would have taken up most of their day, what a shame.

They did talk about going up the hill to visit Dunster Castle but for some reason Star wouldn’t go. So they just went for a drive around the hills instead and saw some lovely sights.

Who Lives in a House Like This?

Yes, it really was someone’s family home.

Of course, it wasn’t all sight seeing and beach fun, there was lots of food and ice cream to be eaten as well. And the kids managed to persuade Dad into an amusement arcade.

I think they had a really great time. It was kind of strange they were only a few miles away from me, I couldn’t even speak to them because my phone had no signal. It was lovely to see them again on Sunday afternoon.

If you are interested in what I was up to while they were having all this fun you can read my Retreat post here.

Country Kids


  1. April 28, 2018 / 3:42 pm

    Oh the beach! I can’t wait until it’s warm enough here to go to the beach. The beaches are still closed here until Memorial Day though which isn’t until the end of Next month but oh I’m looking forward to it:) #MMBC

  2. April 28, 2018 / 5:11 pm

    The kids look like they had a wonderful time exploring Minehead with their dad, it’s great that you all managed to enjoy your time away. I hope the blogging retreat was fun, I saw everyone journeying and was glad the weather stayed good for you all. It’s a shame they didn’t make it to Dunster castle, but overall it looks like a wonderful little break in Minehead.

    Thanks for sharing with me on #CountryKids.

  3. April 28, 2018 / 8:19 pm

    It looks like they had a fantastic time with their dad and fitted so much in. I’m glad the weather was nice for them. #CountryKids

  4. April 28, 2018 / 8:19 pm

    Looks like they had lots of fun (but not as much as us surely? I mean you got to see Shiny Sean!). I do love steam trains!!

    • April 28, 2018 / 10:32 pm

      haha, that really was a highlight for me 🙂

  5. April 28, 2018 / 9:17 pm

    It’s lovely to read of their day out exploring together. #MMBC

  6. April 28, 2018 / 11:53 pm

    What a lovely idea to have your family nearby for you – looks like they had a great time. And how lucky with the weather. Hope the amusement arcade didn’t break the bank mind!

  7. April 29, 2018 / 9:34 am

    Great photos, there looks like some fab places around there… 🙂 #Countrykids xx

  8. April 29, 2018 / 10:24 am

    So glad that all the kids had fun while you got to enjoy the blogger retreat. The beach at Minehead is a lovely one – we have happy memories of time spent there too. Love the sound of the railway museum – it’s a shame they didn’t go on a train but sounds like they had fun all the same. #countrykids

  9. April 29, 2018 / 9:33 pm

    We’ve never been to Minehead before but might have to visit – that beach looks lovely #countrykids

  10. April 30, 2018 / 8:27 am

    Lovely to have the kids and husband nearby so you could attend the retreat. It sounds like they had a great time, and I read the retreat post too. You all had a fab weekend! #CountryKids

  11. April 30, 2018 / 9:01 pm

    Steam train, beach and ice cream – how fantastic! I know what you mean though sometimes a steam train activity can take a whole day and it leaves you with little time for other things. Looks like a great time was had by all! Hope you enjoyed the blogger retreat- sounds fantastic! #CountryKids

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