Springtime in Weston-super-Mare
Visit Weston-super-Mare this Spring!
We love this time of year!
Whilst most mornings we might open the blinds to see a coating of white frost and rush to leave the house five minutes earlier so we can de-ice the car and still get the kids to school on time, the nights are getting lighter, daffodils are decorating the roadsides, and spring is on the way.
Easter is later this year, so hopefully by then we will also be experiencing some spring sunshine too, as well as the lighter nights and mornings.
Enjoy the colourful splendour of our parks and gardens, and see snowdrops and spring flowers as they bloom around the region, and with Weston-super-Mare being an ideal base from which to explore the beauty of Somerset and the West Country, there are plenty of places to explore, such as Tyntesfield, Hestercombe Gardens, The Walled Gardens of Cannington and even Westonbirt Arboretum.
Whilst we won't lie and say we haven't had our fair share of wet, winter days, we have been enjoying some crisp sunny days that are perfect for keen walkers too. Within just a few miles of the resort there are a wealth of walks that allow you to take in the coast and the countryside, as well as spot an abundance of wildlife.
The National Trust sites of Sand Point and Middle Hope offer secluded bays and stunning scenery that one would not necessarily know sits so close to our busy seaside resort. At any time of year, it is a great escape from the crowds that flock the seafront, but in the spring it offers a whole different perspective with a variety of flora and fauna.
Another National Trust site close by is Brean Down, a steep walk but well worth it for the spectacular views across to Weston Bay and over to the coast of South Wales on a clear day. Currently there are ponies grazing on the Down for you to enjoy, as well as Brean Down Fort. Just a little safety advice though - however seasoned a walker your dog is, please keep it on a lead in the Down at all times, not just because of the grazing animals, but there are sudden, deep drops and inclines and our local Coastguard resucue teams are called there frequently to rescue dogs (and their owners!).
The West Mendip Way, Crook Peak, Ebbor Gorge and Uphill Nature Reserve are all within easy distance too.
Keen cyclists can also enjoy many of the walking routes we feature, as well as The Strawberry Line, a dedicated cycle route in North Somerset and many other local routes too.
For a relaxing break away, Weston offers a cinema, shopping that includes our pedestrianised High Street and smaller independent shopping quarters, a cinema, leisure centre, two theatres, karting and plenty of other outdoor activities for those who like to get out and about in the fresh air.
In 2017, a new multiplex cinema will be coming to the former Dolphin Square development just off of Weston seafront, with some well known branded restaurants, so keep an eye out!
Be sure to check out our events calendar too and keep up to date with what’s on in Weston.
Of course, there are many attractions that are open all year too, including our iconic Grand Pier and the Helicopter Museum, and many have lots of indoor activities if you are coming with pre-school children, like Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, Brean Splash and Brean Play.
Within an hour’s drive you will find Wells, the smallest city in England, with its stunning cathedral and The Bishop’s Palace which are both well worth a visit. Wells itself is beautiful, with cobbled streets, boutiques and cafes and you will certainly need a day there to experience everything it has to offer.
The maritime city of Bristol is just over 20 miles away with a whole host of things to see and do, and cities such as Bath, Taunton, Gloucester and Cardiff are also within easy reach via our excellent train network from Weston-super-Mare station.
So, why not book your spring break now in one of our many superb hotels or bed and breakfasts, all accredited to ensure you have a quality stay, and explore the beautiful West Country, as well as our many attractions.
We look forward to welcoming you, but if you need any further information, please contact us here.
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