Something a bit different! The West Somerset Railway http://www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk runs from Bishops Lydeard near Taunton to Minehead with stops at Dunster, Blue Anchor, Washford , Watchet ,Williton Stogumber and Crowcombe. They run regular dining specials, driver experience courses and family days out so it is worth looking on the website to see what is happening during your stay.
The cute little steam train at Woody Bay station http://www.lynton-rail.co.uk is a great way to spend an afternoon.It is part of the old Lynton and Barnstaple Railway, although it currently visits neither town, but plans are afoot for extending the line again! Your tickets allow unlimited travel between Killington Lane and Woody Bay and entrance to the tea gardens, wildlife reserve and platforms are free.
Dogs are welcome to travel on either of these trains, so a ride can be combined with a local stroll or to take a walk back…. Minehead to Blue Anchor along the beach footpath is a good bet, but read the signs regarding access to the beach for dogs as it varies seasonally.They are always allowed on the footpath, and the extension on to Watchet is an interesting walk, whether you ramble inland or keep to the coast. The seaside town and port of Watchet is well worth a visit.