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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 01934 88 88 77.

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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  1. Quantock AONB

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    Quantock AONB


    Walking Route


    The Quantock Hills provides many opportunities for a wide range of activities including mountain biking, walking and horse-riding. There are extensive areas of open access land and a superb rights of way network. If you are planning to undertake any activity it is advisable to purchase the Ordnance...

  2. Sand Bay - Uphill Beach Cycle Route

    Sand Bay - Uphill Beach Cycle Route


    Cycle Route

    This route will see you start from Sand Bay and follow the seafront all the way down to Uphill Beach. There will be plenty of places to stop along the way on this route. Without stops this route will take between 40-50 minutes. If approached with care and caution this route could be used for the...

  3. Noah's Ark Zoo Farm

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    Noah's Ark Zoo Farm


    Animal Collection

    For a fantastic day out at great value, walk beside natures giants at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm this season – home of the Big Zoo Animals. Only 15 miles from Weston-super-Mare!

    *New for 2015* Enjoy our extensive warm play barns this season, now with full heating for all the indoor play and eating...

  4. M Shed

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    M Shed




    Working Exhibits
    Some of the biggest exhibits are outside M Shed and can be seen even when the museum is closed. On most weekends, they’re brought to life for trips and visits by a fantastic team of volunteers.
    Electric cranes - A landmark on Bristol’s docks, these cargo cranes are a...

  5. Water Adventure Play Park

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    Water Adventure Play Park


    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre


    The park is open all year round (except for grounds maintenance and extreme weather), with the splash pad running seasonally (weather dependant) from April to September.

    During summer 2016 the period of charging will operate from April to September (inclusive) from opening time until 5:00 p.m...

  6. Brean Theme Park

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    Brean Theme Park


    Theme Park


    Visit BREAN THEME PARK, the Pre-eminent Free Admission Theme Park in the South West.

    Just off the M5 junction 22 (near Weston Super Mare). 100 metres from the sand dunes and seven miles of Golden Beach! It’s a great day out for all the family!

    We have over 40 attractions including indoor...

  7. Activity Zone

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    Activity Zone




    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...

  8. Club Vision Nightclub

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    Club Vision Nightclub


    Night Club

    Weston Super Mare

    Welcome to Weston-super-Mare's number one night spot! Weston's favourite venue located in the heart of the town centre. We can accommodate up to 1000 people over 3 rooms playing the best in a range of genres, Vision caters for all your needs on a good night out! THE BIGGEST NIGHTCLUB WITH THE...

  9. Somerset Rural Life Museum

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    Somerset Rural Life Museum




    The Somerset Rural Life Museum is located on the outskirts of Glastonbury, not far from the famous abbey ruins, and was established in the 1970s to tell the story of rural life in the county.
    The museum is based at what was one of the principal dairy farms in the area and includes the magnificent...

  10. Huntspill River

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    Huntspill River


    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre


    This artificial river, dug in 1940 to provide water for a royal ordnance factory, holds a large stock of coarse fish, is home to otters and is a breeding area for barn owls.
    Main habitats: woodland, open water, lowland grassland
    Westwards the site extends as far as the estuary of the River...

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