Things To Do in Weston-super-Mare
When it comes to things to do in Weston-super-Mare, we really do have something to offer everyone!
Whether it's for kids, parents, families or groups or whether you are into animals, the arts, theatre, history or adventure, you will be pleasantly surprised at what we offer here in Weston super Mare and the surrounding areas.
A Holiday by the Sea
Our magnificent beach and seafront is just one of the many attractions of Weston-super-Mare, offering plenty of activities to keep you busy. You may fancy some watersports, a donkey ride, or a sedate stroll along the prom, or you may simply want to take a seat, stop, and enjoy the view with an ice cream and watch the world go by! A traditional seaside holiday resort, Weston-super-Mare offers everything one would expect from a holiday by the sea.
Even in the winter our beach is packed with dog walkers, kite flyers, and couples taking a romantic stroll. Weston enjoys some stunning winter sunsets that are not to be missed.
But the Weston-super-Mare experience doesn’t just start and end on the beach, there’s plenty more in and around the town too, with an abundance of parks and green spaces, shops and places of interest. Look beyond the hustle and bustle of a busy seaside and we are in very close proximity to many places ideal for walkers and lovers of nature and the countryside.
Escape to the Country
There are an abundance of nature reserves and National Trust sites, such as Uphill Nature Reserve, Brean Down and Sand Point & Middle Hope all within a couple of miles of the main seafront. Perfect for walkers, and hardy cyclists, they offer a multitude of flora and fauna that changes magnificently with the season, and command spectacular views.
Also close by you will find sites such as Avalon Marshes, a haven for bird lovers, and the West Mendip Way.
Within an hour's dive, and served by public transport from Weston-super-Mare, take a visit across the border to Somerset, where you will find the villages of Cheddar, Glastonbury. Street and Wells, the UK's smallest city! Lined with cobbled streets, independent shops and a wide choice of places to eat, a visit to Wells Cathedral and The Bishop's Palace and Gardens are an absolute must.
Clevedon with its Victorian Pier and Portishead with its Marina are also close by.
Escape to the City!
Weston-super-Mare is situated just 20 miles south of the historic and maritime City of Bristol, voted the best city to live in the UK for the second year running. Take a boat trip around the docks and the Waterfront, grab a bite to eat in one of the many waterside cafes and restaurants, or visit one of the many attractions, which include Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol Zoo, The Bristol Museum & Art Gallery (free entry), The M Shed Museum (free entry), The SS Great Britain, @Bristol Science and Discovery Centre and many, many more! In the evenings, Bristol has become a cosmopolitan place for a night out with trendy bars and eateries across the city.
You will also find The Mall at Cribbs Causeway just 25 minutes away, directly off of Junction 17 of the M5; and award winning Cabot Circus in the centre of Bristol for fantastic shopping experiences.
With frequent and direct rail and bus links from Weston-super-Mare to Bristol, it is easy to leave the car behind.
Weston-super-Mare also benefits from direct train links to Cardiff, Exeter and London!
Head to nearby Brean Sands for some superb attractions for kids, which include Brean Play, Brean Splash and Brean Theme Park.
Our year-round programme of events attracts people from all over the UK and beyond. Events such as the Weston Air Festival, Weston Beach Race and the Weston Carnival ensure that there are always things to do in Weston-super-Mare, regardless of the weather, season or budget.
So, if you are still looking for things to do in Weston super Mare, what are you waiting for, get involved and start enjoying all that Weston has to offer!
Check out our superb selection of accommodation which includes fantastic hotels, bed and breakfasts, self-catering apartments and campsites and caravan parks to choose from, and if you are planning to stay for a while, and you should, why not stay longer as a day just isn't enough!
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