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Ideas and Inspiration when you visit Weston-super-Mare
We all love a holiday by the seaside, but more often than not when we go away somewhere, even to a destination that we may have visited many times before, we may get stuck for ideas and inspiration, or want to discover something new.
This area of the Love Weston website is dedicated to helping you make the most of your visit, whether you are here for the day, a few days or for a week!
Here's some of our top recommendations....
A Day in Weston-super-Mare
If you are just with us for a day at the seaside, a walk along the promenade is a must! Start out at The Bay Cafe at The Tropicana and walk along the seafront, out to Knightstone Island, across the Causeway (tide permitting), or Marine Cove, and back. On a clear day you will be able to see across to South Wales and there are plenty of cafes along the way to stop and rest for a drink or bite to eat. This walk is flat and fully accessible for those in wheelchairs, pushchairs or with mobility aids.
You can head onto the Grand Pier (£1 entry) and visit one of their many cafes or restaurants, children's soft play area, 4D cinema, or play on the arcade machines. There are a selection of rides too if you are brave enough!
The High Street is closely located to the seafront with a selection of High Street stores, the undercover Sovereign Shopping Centre, and independent shopping districts, always great for a browse and to take home a souvenir.
Grove Park and Gill's Garden is also within walking distance of the seafront, so if you want to escape to somewhere more tranquil, this is a must-visit spot. With a traditional bandstand that hosts free music concerts throughout the summer on selected days, a cafe, and Gold-winning "In Bloom" gardens, enjoy a leisurely stroll, spot for a picnic or enjoy the children's play area.
If you have come on the coach for the day and it is wet weather, we highly recommend you take the Number 126 bus from the seafront and head out to Cheddar or Wells for the Day - visit the Tourist Information Centre (May to Sept) at The Tropicana for the latest information on bus times and services, or give them a call on 07535 551003.
A few days in Weston-super-Mare
If you are staying for a short break, take our advice above and have a day enjoying Weston-super-Mare, and a day out enjoying the beautiful City of Wells with The Bishop's Palace and Cathedral must-see attractions.
Our small, friendly neighbouring resort of Burnham-on-Sea makes for a nice day out, home to the UK's shortest Pier and with one of highest percentages of independent shops, as well as a host of cafes serving excellent food. There is a sandy beach and long, flat promenade.
You may also like to have a day in Bristol, easily accessible by road, rail and bus, with plenty to see and do.
Check out the local theatre productions as both The Blakehay Theatre and The Playhouse have a packed diary of performances throughout the year, sample some of our best restaurants such as Bistrot Pierre and Tarantellas.
One week in Weston-super-Mare
Adding onto all we have mentioned above, if you have children then take them to Brean Leisure Park, Brean Play and Brean Splash! These will provide hours of entertainments for families with children of all ages.
Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, Court Farm Country Park, Hutton Moor Leisure Centre and AJ's Karting are all great days out for families too.
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Canal / Waterway / Marina
The Bridgwater & Taunton Canal skirts its way in splendid isolation around the base of the Quantock Hills for a little over 14 miles.
Opened in 1827, the B&T met the River Parrett at Huntworth and in 1841 it was extended round the town of Bridgwater to new docks below the town bridge. Its...
Come to Court Farm for a great family day out at a top award winning farm attraction
Visitors will be able to see the large amount of baby animals and enjoy the great range of play facilities, including indoor and outdoor play areas as well as the Maize Maze during the summer.
A flat, low intensity circular walk starting from the Stoddens Road/Stoddens Lane junction in Burnham-on-Sea of approximately 2.2 miles through the Somerset countryside.
There is limited car parking (3 spaces) at the start of the walk and there is one section that would not be suitable for...
Kilve is a beach of mostly rocks, rockpools and some sand, backed by low cliffs and a large lawned area with seats and a picnic table. There are views towards Steep Holm in the channel, and Minehead to the west. The cliffs are of geological interest, with many fossils to be found and there are...
Marine Cove is a small cove at the approach to Knightstone Island, offering a safe and quiet cove, ideal for little ones to play in the sand and have a paddle. It is a dog-free zone throughout the year. You can stroll from the cover onto Knightstone Island itself, where you will find some cafes...
Blue Anchor is a wide sandy beach, backed by some shingle and a concrete sea wall. The road runs along the back of the beach with plenty of free bays for parking. Facilities include toilets (with disabled facilities), catering vans in summer, two pubs (Blue Anchor Hotel & the Smugglers), a camping...
Activity Zone is three inflatable activities which are based on the beach between the Trop and Sequarium. It opens at 10am and runs all day until 5-6pm. Easter till September weekends,bankholidays and all school holidays.
It consists of a Disco Dome which as the names implies is an enclosed...
Weston Super Mare
Weston Woods covers an area of 130 hectares dominating the northern skyline of Weston-super-Mare.
Situated along a limestone ridge it was once grassland, grazed for centuries until its Victorian landowner planted the area as conifer woodland in the 1830s. These trees were then all cut down and...
Built between 1175 and 1490 Wells Cathedral has been described as “the most poetic of the English Cathedrals”. Set in the medieval heart of England’s smallest city, Wells is the earliest English Cathedral to be built in the Gothic style and has an international reputation. The current building is a...
Come in through the main entrance of Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and find yourself in the Front Hall – look up to admire the amazing building and see the Bristol Boxkite flying above your head.
There’s lots to see and do on the Ground Floor, including:
• South West Wildlife – explore the wetland...