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Burnham-on-Sea

Burnham-On-Sea is almost in the middle of Somerset’s stretch of coast and close to the mouth of the tidal river Parrett. It is at the southern end of what is the second longest strip of sand in Europe and boasts several beaches.

As with so many of the UK’s seaside resorts, Burnham blossomed during Victorian times and many of its finest buildings date from that time. Today it has everything you would expect from such a resort: campsites, candyfloss, donkey rides and tea shops

Burnham may have one of the longest expanses of sand but it also has the shortest pier. What this pier lacks in length, it makes up for in elegance and has survived because of its unusual construction – employing granite in its concrete structure to withstand the waves. It was built to serve as a jetty for a steamer service connecting the railway to Wales but problems with silt meant the idea was short lived.

Sand and silt in the Bristol Channel have been a challenge for the settlements on its shores and for sailors down the years with a number of wrecks off the coast, one of which is still visible at low tide. To aid seafarers, a lighthouse was built by the local vicar who used the proceeds from selling it to improve the townscape. A reduced version of this first lighthouse is now a house and its replacement has also been converted to residential use. A third lighthouse was built on stilts on the beach and still functions today.

Burnham is a thriving seaside town with a theatre, gardens, bi-annual food and drink festival and busy calendar of events throughout the year for residents and visitors alike. Disused claypits have been turned into the 42-acre Apex Park which is enjoyed as a space for picnics, games and wildlife watching.

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  1. Lakeside Holiday Park

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    Lakeside Holiday Park

    Burnham-on-Sea

    Lakeside Holiday Park in the favourite Somerset resort of Burnham-on-Sea, is an ideal place to enjoy a family holiday or short break, and always offers real value for money.

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    Price from £109.00 to £199.00 Per unit per week

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  2. New Years Eve Party at The Windmill Club

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    New Years Eve Party at The Windmill Club

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    New Years Eve

    On Junction 22, A38, Edithmead, Nr Burnham On Sea

    Please join us as we celebrate the New Year, with live entertainment from Petra E and a delicious Hot Buffet.

    Tickets for this event are now on sale at £15.00, limited availability, so please...

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  3. Secret World Badger Bonanza

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    Secret World Badger Bonanza

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    Animal

    East Huntspill

    Enjoy the magic of British wildlife at our unique and memorable open days.
    Secret World is the largest badger cub rearing unit in the country. Come along and learn more about badgers at this...

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  4. The Healing Weekend At Secret World

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    The Healing Weekend At Secret World

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    Spiritual

    Highbridge

    The Healing Weekend is a very special event. It is bringing ever more people together year after year and long may that continue. Ron and I work all year round to build the event you have come to...

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  5. Badger Bonanza

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    Badger Bonanza

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    Talk or Lecture

    Highbridge

    This is the only opportunity of seeing this years badger cubs at the centre being reared. Secret World is the largest badger rehabilitation unit in the country. Visitors will also be able to see...

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  6. Highbridge & Burnham-on-Sea Guy Fawkes Carnival

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    Highbridge & Burnham-on-Sea Guy Fawkes Carnival

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    Carnival

    Burnham-on-Sea

    Highbridge and Burnham-on-Sea Carnival. Tonight the carnival comes to the seaside at Burnham-on-Sea.

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  7. A Walk Through History

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    A Walk Through History

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    Show/Display

    Highbridge

    A multi re-enactment event. Over 20 re-enactment groups living as they did during their eras, putting on battles and displays. A fun, interactive event for all the family.
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  8. Race Night at The Windmill Bar and Bistro

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    Race Night at The Windmill Bar and Bistro

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    Sporting

    On Junction 22, A38, Edithmead, Nr Burnham On Sea

    Get into the Race Night spirit and join us for Racing Games and Bingo, cash prizes will be up for grabs! Evening Meals from 6.00pm, Racing Games from 7.00pm, Bingo from 9.00pm. Free entry, everyone...

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  9. Sanders Garden World - Various events throughout 2

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    Sanders Garden World - Various events throughout 2

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    Sale

    Brent Knoll, Highbridge

    Full programm of events throught 2012 please see website for further details

    MARCH 3RD 4TH BABY BEDDING WEEKEND -SEED SOWING DEMONSTRATIONS, EXPERT ADVICE. HOW TO GET THE BEST FROM YOUR PLUG...

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  10. Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre

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    Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre

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    Participatory Event

    East Huntspill

    It’s baby boom time when lots of orphans are being cared for at our centre. Staff will be on hand to show you their babies. They’ll tell you how they wean fox and badger cubs ready for their release...

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  11. Carnival

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    Burnham on Sea & Highbridge Guy Fawkes Carnival

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    Carnival

    Burnham on Sea

    Over one hundred giant Carnival floats pass before your eyes, each one pulsating with music and aglow with the lights from thousands of coloured light bulbs, fantastically coloured costumes and...

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    From:
    6 Nov 2018 To 6 Nov 2018
  12. Christmas Lunch at The Windmill Club

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    Christmas Lunch at The Windmill Club

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    Christmas

    On Junction 22, A38, Edithmead, Nr Burnham On Sea

    Join us this Christmas Day for a delicious cooked lunch, let us spoil you with a Glass of Bucks Fizz or Orange Juice on arrival followed by beautiful 3 course meal, with Christmas Carols performed by...

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  13. National Autograss Racing

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    National Autograss Racing

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    Sporting

    Edithmead, Highbridge

    Motor Car Racing on Grass. A National Sport - Amateur Non Contact Motorsport which is live, fast and exciting. This sport uses single seater unmodified super saloons. The event takes place between...

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  14. Mark Moor International Vehicle Festival

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    Mark Moor International Vehicle Festival

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    Exhibition

    Mark

    Mark Moor International Vehicle Festival is a gathering of vintage, classic vehicles, cars, trucks, bikes, military, tractors, sports and modified vehicles. Delicious food and bar available. This is...

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  15. Burnham-on-Sea

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    Burnham-on-Sea

    Burnham-on-Sea


    Burnham-On-Sea is almost in the middle of Somerset’s stretch of coast and close to the mouth of the tidal river Parrett. It is at the southern end of what is the second longest strip of sand in...

  16. West Country Parks

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    West Country Parks

    Burnham On Sea & Surrounding Villages

    Welcome to West Country Parks, holiday parks situated in beautiful Somerset, ‘The South West’s Ultimate Retreat’. We are a well-established, family run business based in the heart of the West Country...

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    Price from £52.00 Per unit per week to £24.00 per pitch (2 people)
  17. The MangledWurzels Live at The Windmill Bar & Bistro!

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    The MangledWurzels Live at The Windmill Bar & Bistro!

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    Music

    On Junction 22, A38, Edithmead, Nr Burnham On Sea

    The MangledWurzels Live at The Windmill Bar & Bistro!

    Join us this June for a Night of Cider Fuelled Scrumpy and Western featuring fantastic 3 piece band, The MangledWurzels.

    As seen on BBC...

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  18. Secret World Wildlife Rescue Nature's Hunters

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    Secret World Wildlife Rescue Nature's Hunters

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    Participatory Event

    East Huntspill

    The last chance this year to come along and see the work that we do at our centre. Learn all about foxes and birds of prey living at Secret World and view some of the wild animals that come in to us...

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  19. Burnham on Sea Food & Drink Festival

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    Burnham on Sea Food & Drink Festival

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    Festival

    Burnham On Sea

    The Burnham on Sea Food and Drink festival is a free one-day festival with something for the whole family. Held in the town centre of this Victorian seaside town it is perfect for wet weather days...

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  20. Paulos Christmas Circus

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    Paulos Christmas Circus

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    Performance

    Brent Knoll, Highbridge

    ROLL UP! ROLL UP!

    Returning this year with an all NEW show and as seen on ITV, Pauls Christmas Circus will be on site throughout the Christmas period and New Year to entertain the whole family...

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